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Bart Klika, PhD

Bart Klika, PhD

Bart is currently an assistant professor of social work at the University of Montana. His research examines the causes and consequences associated with child abuse and neglect in an effort to prevent its occurrence. Since 2008, Bart served as a research assistant on the Lehigh Longitudinal Study, one of the longest running national studies examining the long-term effects of child abuse and neglect. During his doctoral studies, Bart served as a research consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examining issues related to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2011, Bart was also selected for the inaugural cohort of fellows for the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, a national fellowship providing support and mentorship for doctoral students seeking innovations in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Bart is a member and co-chair of the Prevention Committee for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His teaching interests include research methods and micro practice.


B.A. Psychology: 2002, University of Montana
M.S.W. Social Work: 2008, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
P.h.D Social Work: 2014, University of Washington

J. Bart Klika, MSW, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Rankin Hall 112
Missoula, MT 59812