Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 11, 2000 Delbert Elliott, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been appointed scientific editor for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report to the Nation on Youth Violence. Elliott, a nationally recognized authority on violence prevention, will be among the authors of the report and also will be responsible for editing the report for scientific quality and merit. The report is due out at the end of the year. Elliott met with U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher and representatives from agencies in the National Institutes of Health to discuss the report in February. The Surgeon General’s report will collect a large amount of data and will involve major institutions including the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Elliott said. Elliott has taught at CU-Boulder since 1967. He is a fellow and former president of the American Society of Criminology and is the co-author of several books on juvenile delinquency, drugs and mental health. An article in the Journal of Criminal Justice recently identified Elliott as the third most frequently cited scholar in American criminology journals in 1995. He also was ranked the seventh most cited scholar in American and international criminology and criminal justice journals in 1995, up from 14th in 1990. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence is coordinating the $1 million Safe Communities-Safe Schools initiative, which is offering safe school planning assistance to every school in Colorado. The center also is making its Blueprints for Violence Prevention series of model programs available to communities across the nation.