Jeannine Lisitski, PhD

Jeannine Lisitski, PhD
Adjunct Fellow

Executive Director & President at Women Against Abuse, Inc.

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health, Community Engagement, Homelessness, Policy, Social Determinants of Health, Substance Abuse, Violence/Injury Prevention



Current Public-Health Related Activities

During her tenure as the Executive Director & President of Women Against Abuse, Dr. Lisitski led exponential growth in direct services to survivors of domestic violence, doubling emergency safe haven beds and quadrupling attorney representation, among several other scale level impacts. Jeannine's interests include relational violence, poverty and associated issues and she is interested in being involved in community based participatory action research to elevate the voice of those with lived experience to lead relevant policy and practice change. Her dissertation was a qualitative exploration of the use of trauma-informed care within transitional housing for families experiencing homelessness.