Dr. Rebecca Macy
Dr. Rebecca Macy is the L. Richardson Preyer Distinguished Chair for Strengthening Families at the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Social Work where she teaches courses in mental health, trauma and violence, social work practice and statistics. She has 15 years’ experience conducting community-based studies that focus on intimate partner violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. She has dedicated her research efforts to violence prevention and to improving services for violence survivors. To find the most effective and feasible strategies, she has conducted investigations in various community settings in collaboration with survivors, service providers, and policymakers. She has received funding for her research from foundations, federal agencies and state government.
Dr. Macy has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and invited commentaries on these topics, and given more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited research presentations at national and international venues. The rigor of her research and its benefit to practice has been recognized with awards from both the Office of the University of North Carolina-CH Provost and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.