Our Story

In May 2015, in collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, we hosted a Research Summit on Intimate Partner Violence Prevention. Leaders from corporations, academia, health care, government institutions, and advocacy organizations joined forces to define a path forward to prevent this violence.

The recommendation: no one organization can solve this global crisis on its own.

The complexities of intimate partner violence demand collaboration from a consortium of public and private entities, stakeholders and influencers who can collectively lend their passion and expertise to develop and deploy evidence-based best practices and policies.  This led us to the creation of the Harvard Learning Lab.

Our Vision

We are taking a bold step by exploring evidence-based prevention models, public awareness and advocacy and uniting the public and private sectors, communities, stakeholders and influencers in a collaborative effort to prevent intimate partner violence.  Learn More

Our Leadership

Dean Michelle A. Williams, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dean Michelle A. Williams, SM ’88, ScD ’91, is an internationally renowned epidemiologist and public health scientist, an award-winning educator, and a widely recognized academic leader.  Prior to becoming Dean on July 1, 2016, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Program Leader of the Population Health and Health Disparities Research Programs at Harvard’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (Harvard Catalyst).
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L.Y. Marlow, Founder of Saving Promise

As a former Project Management Executive with 20+ years overseeing and executing strategic technology, marketing and process re-engineering projects for the government and private sector, L.Y. has been able to combine her corporate expertise and her passion for community service into a flourishing and gratifying career as a social entrepreneur. She is the visionary behind Saving Promise, a national domestic violence prevention brand that leverages her family’s story combined with thought leadership, strategic planning, brand development and savvy marketing.  Learn More