PhD, Social Work, University of Washington (2014)
Cohort One Fellow


Dr. Klika is the Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Prevent Child Abuse America. Prior to joining the team, Dr. Klika served as an assistant professor of social work at the University of Montana. While at UMN, Dr. Klika’s research focused on the causes and consequences associated with child abuse and neglect in an effort to prevent its occurrence. Additionally, Dr. Klika is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and is the Chairman of the APSAC Prevention Committee, one the fastest growing committees at APSAC.

Dr. Klika holds a PhD from the University of Washington, in addition to a MSW from the University of Chicago and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Montana. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Klika served as a research consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examining issues related to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Dr. Klika has also worked with Dr. Jeff Linkenbach of the Montana Institute, diving deeper into social norms around children and parenting.