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Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a tenured professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky, and executive director of the UK Center on Trauma and Children. Dr. Sprang is a principal investigator of a Centers for Disease Control funded randomized control trial to prevent child sex trafficking in middle schools. She is also the Principal Investigator of the SAMHSA funded Category II Secondary Traumatic Stress Innovations and Solutions Center.  She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the official publication of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She is a member of the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee as well as the Executive Committee for the College of Medicine. Dr. Sprang has published extensively on topics such as child trauma, trauma informed care, the commercial sexual exploitation of minors, implementation and sustainability, disaster response and secondary traumatic stress. Her work involves the creation of translational tools, and the development, testing and implementation of evidence-based treatments and practices to treat those exposed to these traumatic experiences.  

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