Elizabeth (Libby) Messman, PhD

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Research Investigator

Libby Messman has worked with the Prevention Research Collaborative since 2020. She is a project manager for the YES (Youth Empowerment Solutions) program, as well as the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation evaluation studies. She has experience with school-based research, program implementation/evaluation, and quantitative data analysis. Her areas of interest also include youth empowerment, positive youth development, and school violence prevention. Prior to joining the PRC, Libby was a postdoctoral research fellow with the PRC. Libby holds a PhD in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Publications

Messman, E., Heinze, J., Hsieh, H.-F., Hockley, N., Pomerantz, N., Grodzinski, A., Scott, B., Goldstein, N., & Zimmerman, M. (2024). Anonymous Reporting Systems for School-Based Violence Prevention: A Systematic Review. Health Education & Behavior: The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 51(1), 62–70. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211073734
Thulin, E. J., French, A., Messman, E., Masi, R., & Heinze, J. E. (2024). Firearm-Related Tips in a Statewide School Anonymous Reporting System. Pediatrics, 153(2), e2023063861. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2023-063861
Messman, E., Scott, B., Smith-Darden, J., Cortina, K., Thulin, E., Zimmerman, M., & Kernsmith, P. (2022). Psychological empowerment as a route for positive adjustment during adolescence. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 83, 101458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2022.101458
Hsieh, H.-F., Lee, D. B., Zimmerman, M. A., Pomerantz, N., Cunningham, M. C., Messman, E., Stoddard, S. A., Grodzinski, A. R., & Heinze, J. E. (2022). The Effectiveness of the Say-Something Anonymous Reporting System in Preventing School Violence: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial in 19 Middle Schools. Journal of School Violence, 0(0), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2022.2105858
Messman, E., Heinze, J., Hsieh, H.-F., Hockley, N., Pomerantz, N., Grodzinski, A., Scott, B., Goldstein, N., & Zimmerman, M. (2022). Anonymous Reporting Systems for School-Based Violence Prevention: A Systematic Review. Health Education & Behavior, 10901981211073734. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211073734