|Burton, Linda, PhD|
|Linda Burton is the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology in 1985 and is currently a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Academy of Sciences, co-editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence, Deputy Editor for Demography, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Family Process Institute. Dr. Burton recently completed terms as a member of the National Research Council's Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the National Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health's National Children Study. She directed the ethnographic component of "Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study" and is currently principal investigator of a multi-site team ethnographic study (Family Life Project) of poverty, family processes, and child development in six rural communities. Dr. Burton has been a Spencer Foundation Fellow, Brookdale National Fellow, William T. Grant Faculty Scholar, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and is the former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored Research Consortium on Diversity, Family Processes, and Child Adolescent Mental Health, the Consortium's Multisite Postdoctoral Training Program, and the African American Mental Health Research Scientists Consortium. She also is a recipient of the Family Research Consortium IV Legacy Award and the American Family Therapy Academy Award for Innovative Contributions to Family Research.|
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