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Anne L.K. Duggan, Sc.D.

Anne L.K. Duggan, Sc.D.

  • Joint Appointment in Pediatrics

Research Interests

Child welfare, Dissemination science, Early childhood services, Early education, Family support, Home visiting, Implementation science, Pediatrics, Service coordination more


Dr. Anne Duggan is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of population, family, and reproductive health; health policy and management; and mental health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

She is the director of the Home Visiting Research Network as well as co-principal investigator of the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE). She also co-directs evaluations for three states—Hawaii, Maryland, and New Jersey—and serves as advisor to several other states in their competitive MIECHV grants.

Dr. Duggan’s research is designed to strengthen the system of early childhood health, education and family support services. Her approach incorporates the principles and methods of implementation science and theories of behavior to explain unintended variation in the scale up of evidence-based models in terms of service effectiveness, coordination, and fidelity.  

She earned her Sc.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1985. more


  • Joint Appointment in Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions


Additional Training

Sc. D.
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Duggan A, Minkovitz C, Chaffin M, Korfmacher J, Brooks-Gunn J, Crowne S, Filene J, Gonsalves K, Landsverk J, and Harwood R.  “Creating a National Home Visiting Research Networks.”  Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2, S82-9.

McFarlane E, Burrell L, Crowne S, Cluxton-Keller F, Fuddy L, Leaf P and Duggan A. “Maternal Relationship Security as a Moderator of Home Visiting Impacts on Maternal Psychosocial Functioning.” Prevention Science. 2013 Feb;14(1): 25-39.  

Crowne SS, Gonsalves K, Burrell L, McFarlane E, Duggan A. “Relationship between birth spacing, child maltreatment, and child behavior and development outcomes among at-risk families.” Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012 Oct;16(7), 1413-20. 

Duggan AK, Berlin LJ, Cassidy J, Burrell L, and Tandon SD.  “Maternal Depression and Attachment Insecurity Moderate Home Visiting Impacts for At-Risk Mothers and Infants.”  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2009 Aug;77, 788-799.

Duggan AK, McFarlane E, Fuddy L, Burrell L, Higman S, Windham A, and  Sia C. “Randomized trial of a statewide home visiting program:  impact in preventing child abuse and neglect.”  Child Abuse & Neglect. 2004 Jun;28(6):597-622.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Applications in Program Monitoring and Evaluation (380.612.01)

Activities & Honors


  • Pro Humanitate Award Winner, Herbert A. Raskin Child Welfare Article Award, Center for Child Welfare Policy, North American Resource Center for Child Welfare, 2005
  • Excellence in Mentorship Award, NRSA Trainees Research Conference Committee, 2002
  • John M. Eisenberg Award for Excellence in Mentorship, NRSA Trainees Research Conference, 2002
  • General Academic Pediatric Fellowship Honorable Mention for APA Teaching Award, Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, 1995
  • Kellogg Foundation Fellowship, 1980 - 1981
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