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Gary B Melton
Gary B Melton
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Gary B. Melton is professor of pediatrics in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, professor of community and behavioral health in the Colorado School of Public Health, adjoint professor of psychology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and editor-in-chief of International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy, and Practice. The author of more than 350 publications and a current or past member of approximately 25 editorial boards, he formerly served as co-editor of Child Abuse & Neglect and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. For 30 years, he directed interdisciplinary centers and institutes (usually as founding director) at, successively, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of South Carolina, and Clemson University. He retains an adjunct appointment at Clemson as professor of youth, family, and community studies. He is currently visiting professor of education and psychology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Melton has served as president of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (Ortho; now the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice), the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association), the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of APA), and Childwatch International, a global network of child research centers that is sponsored by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. He has received four Distinguished Contributions Awards from APA, an unmatched achievement. He has also been honored for research and public service by two APA divisions, the American Psychological Foundation, Psi Chi (the national collegiate honorary society in psychology), Ortho, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the American Professional Society on Abuse of Children. His co-authored treatise Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers, now in its fourth edition, was recognized by Choice (American Library Association) on its annual list of outstanding academic books.

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