Jill Messing, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. She earned her master's degree and doctorate in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary violence research at Johns Hopkins University, where she studied under the mentorship of Professor Jacquelyn Campbell.
Her interest areas are intimate partner violence, risk assessment, domestic homicide and femicide, criminal justice-social service collaborations and evidence-based practice. She has published 27 articles and book chapters, and her work appears in top tier social work and interdisciplinary journals.
Messing specializes in intervention research. She is the principal investigator on the National Institute of Justice-funded Oklahoma Lethality Assessment Study, which examines the effectiveness of the Lethality Assessment Program across seven jurisdictions in Oklahoma, and the co-investigator on the National Institute of Mental Health-funded study "The use of Computerized Safety Decision Aids with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence."