Emily Rothman

Emily Rothman, ScD, is a dating violence researcher in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and a visiting scientist at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center (HICRC). 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. She also worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 1997-2004 as the Director of Batterer Intervention Program Services. She has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and other publications, and in 2009 was recognized for excellence in work-family research by the national Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award committee. She is currently the recipient of a federal grant from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) to study underage alcohol use and dating abuse perpetration.   She is also the empowerment evaluator on a CDC-funded project to develop a statewide prevention plan for sexual assault in Massachusetts and domestic violence in Rhode Island (EMPOWER and DELTA). She is a research advisor to the Massachusetts Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and the Boston Public Health Commission Start Strong dating abuse prevention initiative. Her research has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Newsweek.com, and The Boston Globe among others.