William Pollack

Harvard Medical School

National Advisory Board

William S. Pollack, Ph.D., FAACP is the Founding Principal of the National Violence Prevention and Study Center & The Centers for Men, Young Men & Boys, an Independent Consultant oN Bullying, Behavioral Threat Assessment and the creation of “Safe Climates.” He presently is Associate Clinical Professor (Psychology) in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Faculty member & Senior Consultant at the Departments of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance.

Dr. Pollack has served on the U.S. Presidential Initiative, The National Campaign Against Youth Violence and was a consultant to The United States Secret Service, including its collaborative Safe Schools Initiative with the U.S. Department of Education, a co-author of its Handbook on Threat Assessment/ Creating Safe School Climates, the Principal Investigator of The US Bystander & Schools Anti-Violence Project and primary author of its “Bystander Study.” He serves on the National Advisory Boards of Positive Coaching Alliance, Men’s Health Magazine, the Adolescent Male Health Initiative, and the Centers for the Study of Men & Masculinity.

Dr. Pollack is also the author of numerous scholarly journal articles and book chapters, several books including Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Masculinity where he articulated the idea of “the boy code” and the pressures toward bullying and violence.