Kathleen C. Basile, PhD

Dr. Basile serves as a Senior Scientist in the Office of the Associate Director for Science in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She is responsible for providing leadership, planning and guidance to Division management and staff on scientific policy, training and research priorities on violence prevention topics. Dr. Basile is an expert on sexual violence definitions, research, evidence-based prevention strategies and surveillance and also has expertise in intimate partner violence definitions, research and surveillance. Dr. Basile received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and her Master of Arts and doctorate degrees in sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Basile began her career at the Center for Disease Control in 2000 in the Division for Violence Prevention as a behavioral scientist. She has authored or coauthored more than 100 presentations, journal articles, chapters, reports/publications and has received several awards and nominations for her work in public health.