Ginny Sprang, PhD, is the Buckhorn Professor of Child Welfare and Children’s Mental Health at the University of Kentucky. She is a Professor with a joint appointment in the College of Social Work and the College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Sprang served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health during her sabbatical. Dr. Sprang is a Principal Investigator and Executive Director of the Center on Trauma and Children, a center whose mission is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of children and their families through research, service, and dissemination of information about child trauma.
Dr. Sprang serves as Principal Investigator for many of CTAC’s state and federal grants and contracts. She served as a member of the National Steering Committee for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is the current Co-Chair of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Committee for the NCTSN, and is the Chair of the Terrorism and Disaster Special Interest Group of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Her scholarship focuses on the clinical, forensic, and empirical aspects of traumatic stress and the efficacy and effectiveness of treatments to address the biopsychosocial impact of violence against children. Dr. Sprang has published extensively in the leading journals focusing on trauma, maltreatment, and treatment efficacy in adults and children.
- Executive Director
University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children
University of Kentucky College of Social Work
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry