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Deborah Prothrow-Stith

Youth Violence Expert / Physician

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 Deborah Prothrow-Stith Biography

Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith is a nationally recognized public health leader. As a physician working in inner-city Boston, she broke new ground with her efforts to have youth violence defined as a public health problem, not just a criminal justice issue. Her passion for prevention was not satisfied with the emergency room work of "stitching people up and sending them out." She turned to public health and, along with others, created a social movement to prevent violence that has had an impact on Boston and the nation. In 1987, Governor Dukakis appointed her as the first woman Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In that role, she established the first Office of Violence Prevention in a state department of public health, expanded prevention programs for HIV/AIDS, and increased drug treatment and rehabilitation programs.

A pioneer and innovator, Dr. Prothrow-Stith developed programs and nurtured partnerships with community-based organizations locally, nationally, and internationally, including the critically acclaimed Partnerships for Preventing Violence satellite broadcast training series and exciting partnerships with both Florida A & M University and University of Massachusetts (Boston) to reduce health disparities funded by NIH-National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities.

She has participated in several international delegations and conferences. For the French American Foundation, she co-hosted a delegation of French social scientists in New York to investigate children and violence. She hosted a delegation of scholars from Latin American countries at the Harvard School of Public Health for a two-day meeting to learn of the violence prevention work in Boston. Dr. Prothrow-Stith and her family lived in Tanzania for two-and-a-half years during her husband's tenure as US Ambassador; there she worked with several local projects with including Muhimbili Hospital and WAMATA (an NGO of people living with HIV).

As a chief spokesperson for a national movement to prevent violence and a frequent speaker in national media and public forums, Dr. Prothrow-Stith supports the application of rigorous scientific methods to strengthen violence prevention programs. She developed and wrote The Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents, a forerunner of violence prevention curriculum for schools and communities. She is the author of Deadly Consequences, the first book to present the public health perspective on violence to a mass audience. She has authored and/or co-authored over 80 publications on medical and public health issues. She and co-author Howard Spivak, M.D. offer a blue print for community-based violence prevention work in their book, Murder is No Accident, and a guide for parents of girls in their book Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice.

Prior to assuming her roles as an executive search consultant in the life sciences practice at Spencer Stuart, Dr. Prothrow-Stith served as Associate Dean for Diversity and the Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Public Health Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she remains an adjunct professor. She currently specializes in public health, leadership development, workforce diversity, and career development for younger clinicians.

She is a Spelman College and Harvard Medical School graduate and a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine. She has received ten honorary doctorates, the 1993 World Health Day Award, the 1989 Secretary of Health and Human Service Award, and a Presidential appointment to the National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention.

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Books
Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence

Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence

Peacezone: A Program For Teaching Social Literacy, Grades 4-5: Student Manual

Peacezone: A Program For Teaching Social Literacy, Grades 4-5: Student Manual

Murder Is No Accident: Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America

Murder Is No Accident: Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America

Deadly Consequences/How Violence Is Destroying Our Teenage Population and a Plan to Begin Solving the Problem

Deadly Consequences/How Violence Is Destroying Our Teenage Population and a Plan to Begin Solving the Problem

Violence Prevention: Curriculum for Adolescents

Violence Prevention: Curriculum for Adolescents

Speaking Topics
  • Violence Prevention: A Public Health Mandate

    Violence is preventable. That is what we mean when we say it is a public health problem. Most public policy and professional practices are reactionary, responding after the fact. Preventing violence requires understanding risk factors and executing multi-level activities. We must change attitudes, social norms, and media glamorization of violence. We must help children who have witnessed or been victimized by violence. And, we must stop waiting until a child is involved in horrendous violence before being willing to spend money. This keynote presentation discusses how investing money in prevention strategies before we are forced to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate a child is the recipe for success.

  • Sugar & Spice & No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence

  • Combating the Deadly Consequences of Violence & Our Youth

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Deborah Prothrow-Stith

Youth Violence Expert / Physician

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Deborah Prothrow-Stith Biography

Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith is a nationally recognized public health leader. As a physician working in inner-city Boston, she broke new ground with her efforts to have youth violence defined as a public health problem, not just a criminal justice issue. Her passion for prevention was not satisfied with the emergency room work of "stitching people up and sending them out." She turned to public health and, along with others, created a social movement to prevent violence that has had an impact on Boston and the nation. In 1987, Governor Dukakis appointed her as the first woman Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In that role, she established the first Office of Violence Prevention in a state department of public health, expanded prevention programs for HIV/AIDS, and increased drug treatment and rehabilitation programs.

A pioneer and innovator, Dr. Prothrow-Stith developed programs and nurtured partnerships with community-based organizations locally, nationally, and internationally, including the critically acclaimed Partnerships for Preventing Violence satellite broadcast training series and exciting partnerships with both Florida A & M University and University of Massachusetts (Boston) to reduce health disparities funded by NIH-National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities.

She has participated in several international delegations and conferences. For the French American Foundation, she co-hosted a delegation of French social scientists in New York to investigate children and violence. She hosted a delegation of scholars from Latin American countries at the Harvard School of Public Health for a two-day meeting to learn of the violence prevention work in Boston. Dr. Prothrow-Stith and her family lived in Tanzania for two-and-a-half years during her husband's tenure as US Ambassador; there she worked with several local projects with including Muhimbili Hospital and WAMATA (an NGO of people living with HIV).

As a chief spokesperson for a national movement to prevent violence and a frequent speaker in national media and public forums, Dr. Prothrow-Stith supports the application of rigorous scientific methods to strengthen violence prevention programs. She developed and wrote The Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents, a forerunner of violence prevention curriculum for schools and communities. She is the author of Deadly Consequences, the first book to present the public health perspective on violence to a mass audience. She has authored and/or co-authored over 80 publications on medical and public health issues. She and co-author Howard Spivak, M.D. offer a blue print for community-based violence prevention work in their book, Murder is No Accident, and a guide for parents of girls in their book Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice.

Prior to assuming her roles as an executive search consultant in the life sciences practice at Spencer Stuart, Dr. Prothrow-Stith served as Associate Dean for Diversity and the Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Public Health Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she remains an adjunct professor. She currently specializes in public health, leadership development, workforce diversity, and career development for younger clinicians.

She is a Spelman College and Harvard Medical School graduate and a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine. She has received ten honorary doctorates, the 1993 World Health Day Award, the 1989 Secretary of Health and Human Service Award, and a Presidential appointment to the National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention.

Deborah Prothrow-Stith Books

Deborah Prothrow-Stith Speaking Topics

  • Violence Prevention: A Public Health Mandate

    Violence is preventable. That is what we mean when we say it is a public health problem. Most public policy and professional practices are reactionary, responding after the fact. Preventing violence requires understanding risk factors and executing multi-level activities. We must change attitudes, social norms, and media glamorization of violence. We must help children who have witnessed or been victimized by violence. And, we must stop waiting until a child is involved in horrendous violence before being willing to spend money. This keynote presentation discusses how investing money in prevention strategies before we are forced to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate a child is the recipe for success.

  • Sugar & Spice & No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence

  • Combating the Deadly Consequences of Violence & Our Youth

FAQs on booking Deborah Prothrow-Stith

  • How to book Deborah Prothrow-Stith?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Deborah Prothrow-Stith for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Deborah Prothrow-Stith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Deborah Prothrow-Stith or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Deborah Prothrow-Stith?

    Booking fees for Deborah Prothrow-Stith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Deborah Prothrow-Stith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Deborah Prothrow-Stith?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Deborah Prothrow-Stith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Deborah Prothrow-Stith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Deborah Prothrow-Stith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Deborah Prothrow-Stith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Deborah Prothrow-Stith Speaking Topics

  • Violence Prevention: A Public Health Mandate

    Violence is preventable. That is what we mean when we say it is a public health problem. Most public policy and professional practices are reactionary, responding after the fact. Preventing violence requires understanding risk factors and executing multi-level activities. We must change attitudes, social norms, and media glamorization of violence. We must help children who have witnessed or been victimized by violence. And, we must stop waiting until a child is involved in horrendous violence before being willing to spend money. This keynote presentation discusses how investing money in prevention strategies before we are forced to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate a child is the recipe for success.

  • Sugar & Spice & No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence

  • Combating the Deadly Consequences of Violence & Our Youth

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