PhD, Public Health, Tulane University
Cohort Six Fellow

Academic Mentor
Catherine Taylor
Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University

Policy Mentor
Stacie Leblanc
Executive Director/Department Head, New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center/Audrey Hepburn CARE Center of Children's Hospital

Current Institutional Affiliation
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine: Assistant Research Professor

Areas of Expertise

Prevention Science, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods


As a behavioral scientist and mixed methods researcher, the primary focus of Dr. Fleckman's work is the promotion of healthy families through the prevention of violence. Dr. Fleckman’s experience has been focused in the field of violence prevention for the past 10 years through research and community-based programming. Her current emphasis is on the primary prevention of childhood exposure to violence. Much of her work contributes to better understanding the role of social norms, social supports, and neighborhood processes that influence parenting behaviors, and how these factors can be influenced to improve parent/child well-being and reduce risk for child maltreatment. She is actively involved in collaboration with local and national community-based organizations and advocacy groups. She is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.