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OJP Science Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Edward Mulvey Named Chair of U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board

The United States Attorney General has appointed Edward Mulvey, PhD to a two-year term as the chair of the 18-member U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Science Advisory Board. The Board consists of nationally recognized scholars and practitioners in criminology, statistics, sociology and practitioners in the criminal and juvenile justice fields.  Its mission is to provide the OJP bureaus and offices with advice about the state of research in the justice system and aligned fields, to advise the OJP on program development, and to encourage the use of science and research by justice system stakeholders.

Dr. Mulvey is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  His research focuses on violence and mental illness, prediction of future violence and crime, juvenile offenders, service provision in the juvenile justice system, and criminal justice policy. Dr. Mulvey has investigated how clinicians make judgments about the risk posed by adults with mental illness and juvenile offenders, and what treatments are appropriate in these types of cases.   His interests also include the performance of public agencies serving criminal justice-involved individuals with mental health problems.  

Dr. Mulvey was first appointed to the Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and a member of the National Science Foundation-funded National Consortium on Violence Research.  He has also consulted for and written reports on mental health and juvenile justice policy for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Office of Technology Assessment, and the U.S. Secret Service.