Lisa A. Goodman is a clinical-community psychologist and Professor in the Department of Counseling and Applied Developmental Psychology at Boston College. She uses a community-based participatory research approach to explore intimate partner violence, aiming to illuminate how survivors use their social networks for healing and safety, and how to improve systemic responses. Her research highlights the strengths and needs of marginalized survivors, including communities of color, and people who are unhoused. She has written over 120 articles and chapters on these topics and has received grants from the National Institute of Justice and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Goodman consults to national and local domestic violence organizations, and she is co-coordinator of the Domestic Violence Program Evaluation and Research Collaborative. Dr. Goodman is also interested in social justice pedagogy and mental health practices that extend beyond the 50-minute hour. She has received national awards for teaching and mentoring excellence, including the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.