Amanda M. Stylianou, Ph.D., LCSW, is a nationally recognized expert in the anti-violence field. She has a decade of nonprofit leadership experience working at Safe Horizon, Rutgers Health, and Easterseals. Dr. Stylianou had developed and implemented numerous nonprofit programs, including multidisciplinary approaches to supporting survivors of human trafficking.
Dr. Stylianou is a thought leader in the field. She co-led a critical study focused on increasing our understanding of practices used throughout the globe with adult human trafficking survivors, the results of which were published in the Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work. She also co-created the first evaluability study of an anti-human trafficking program, funded by the National Institute of Justice, and published in the International Journal for Equity in Health.
She served as a member of the National Institute for Justice’s Violence against Women Research Consortium hosted by Rutgers University’s Center for Research in Ending Violence. She served as an expert on the development of the Office for Victims of Crime’s Human Trafficking Action Research Kit. Dr. Stylianou has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in BMC Public Health, the Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Trauma, Violence & Abuse, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence against Women. She is the co-author of Building Financial Empowerment for Survivors of Domestic Violence, published by Rutgers University Press.