SRCD is an international, multidisciplinary, nonprofit professional association that aims to promote the understanding of child development through research and dissemination.
The organization, which publishes several journals including Child Development, has more than 5,400 members in over 48 countries. Dodge will serve as president-elect from 2017 to 2019, as president from 2019 to 2021 and as past-president from 2021-2023.
SRCD is in the process of moving its headquarters to Washington, D.C. Dodge hopes to help the organization reach out to international and interdisciplinary groups and make SRCD the leading scientific voice to inform global public policy for children and families.
Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. Dodge’s scholarship has addressed the development and prevention of chronic violence in children and adolescents. He has conducted laboratory and longitudinal studies of how chronic aggressive behavior develops across the life span and has identified catalysts for how it develops.
He recently received the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Child Mind Institute.