Emily F. Rothman, Sc.D.

Professor of Community Health

Emily F. Rothman is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health and a visiting scientist at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. She earned her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004, where her dissertation research focused on correlates of intimate partner violence perpetration, and where she was awarded the Martha May Eliot fellowship in Maternal and Child Health.

Rothman worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 1997 to 2004 in the Bureau of Family and Community Health, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention. She has authored more than 30 chapters and other publications. Her current research interests include violence perpetration and adolescent health.  She is currently the recipient of a K01 from NIAAA to study underage alcohol use and dating abuse perpetration. She is also the empowerment evaluator on three violence prevention projects; a CDC-funded project to develop a statewide prevention plan for sexual assault in Massachusetts and domestic violence in Rhode Island (EMPOWER and DELTA); and a project to reduce homelessness in Worcester County funded by the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. She is a research advisor to the Massachusetts Governor's Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. She has provided violence-related consulting to the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Her research has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Newsweek.com, and The Boston Globe among others.

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