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John Fluke

John Fluke

Assistant Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Fluke is Associate Director for Systems Research and Evaluation at the Kempe Center with joint appointments as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Fluke’s research is focused on child protection decision-making and child maltreatment epidemiology. He is known internationally for his innovative and informative research and evaluation work in the areas of child welfare administrative data analysis, workload and costing, and performance and outcome measurement for children and family services. For the US government he has been PI or key staff for research and evaluation projects focused on improving the evidence base for various interventions with the US Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), and with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). He has also worked on projects sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Casey Family Services Foundation, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, and program evaluation projects for governmental child welfare agencies such as Colorado, New York City, Texas, Utah, and Washington. He has participated in numerous internationally based efforts to improve the global capacity to understand the epidemiology of child maltreatment including work with Canadian, Balkan, EU, German, Saudi Arabian, and Unicef data sources.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. He is the author or co-author of more than 70 peer reviewed publications, as well as numerous book chapters and reports. He has co-edited two books: National Systems of Child Protection through Springer Press and Decision Making and Judgement in Child Welfare and Protection: Theory, Research, and Practice through Oxford University Press.