Emily F Rothman, ScD

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Emily Rothman
(617) 414-1385erothman@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT450
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Biography

Emily F. Rothman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health with a secondary appointments at the BU School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also 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 in the Bureau of Family and Community Health, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention. She has authored more than 42 peer reviewed publications, chapters and other publications, and in 2012 was awarded the Linda Saltzman award from Futures Without Violence and the CDC Foundation. Her current research interests include violence perpetration and adolescent health. She has been the recipient of a K01 and R03 grant from NIAAA to study underage alcohol use and dating abuse perpetration, a three-year grant from the National Institute of Justice to test a dating violence perpetration intervention, a three-year grant from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate a sex trafficking prevention organization, and has been awarded multiple foundation grants for evaluation research. From 2005-2013 she was the empowerment evaluator for the CDC-funded projects to develop a statewide prevention plan for sexual assault in Massachusetts and domestic violence in Rhode Island (EMPOWER and DELTA); and continues in an advisory role with 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 initiative. She is also a member of the National Advisory Council for the One Love foundation. She has provided violence-related consulting to the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Resource Center on Sexual Violence, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Vermont Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and given invited lectures in international and domestic settings for organizations which include the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, Padova University in Italy, St. Andrews University in Scotland, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Brandeis University, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Vermont Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the New Mexico coalition of sexual assault programs, Columbia Medical School, and others. She has appeared on the Today Show on NBC, and her research has been featured by NPR, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek.com, the Huffington Post, Seventeen magazine, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe among others. She currently teaches SB 751: Sexual Violence Prevention, and SB750: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention. In 2013 she also co-taught the course “Understanding Pornography” through the Graduate Consortium on Women’s Studies and will be teaching “Pornography from a Public Health Perspective” at the Boston University School of Public Health in September 2015.

Other Positions:

  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Wesleyan University, BA
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB750
  • SPHSB751
  • SPHSB922

Publications

  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Rothman, EF., Kaczmarsky, C., Burke, N., Jansen, E. Baughman, A. . “Without porn…I wouldn’t know half the things I know now”: A qualitative study of pornography use among a sample of urban, low-income, Black and Hispanic youth. Journal of Sex Research. 2015.

  • Published on 11/12/2013

    Rothman EF, Xuan Z. Trends in Physical Dating Violence Victimization Among U.S. High School Students, 1999-2011. Journal of School Violence. 2013.

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  • Published on 6/13/2013

    Rothman EF, Linden JA, Baughman AL, Kaczmarsky C, Thompson M. "The Alcohol Just Pissed Me Off": Views About How Alcohol and Marijuana Influence Adolescent Dating Violence Perpetration, Results of a Qualitative Study. Youth and Society. 2013; 1-17.

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  • Published on 2/6/2013

    Vagi KJ, Rothman EF, Latzman NE, Tharp AT, Hall DM, Breiding MJ. Beyond correlates: a review of risk and protective factors for adolescent dating violence perpetration. J Youth Adolesc. 2013 Apr; 42(4):633-49.

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  • Published on 12/10/2012

    Exner-Cortens D, Eckenrode J, Rothman E. Longitudinal associations between teen dating violence victimization and adverse health outcomes. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan; 131(1):71-8.

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  • Published on 11/29/2012

    Liebschutz JM, Rothman EF. Intimate-partner violence--what physicians can do. N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 29; 367(22):2071-3.

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  • Published on 4/30/2012

    Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Winter M, Wang N, Bowen DJ, Bernstein J, Vinci R. Youth alcohol use and dating abuse victimization and perpetration: a test of the relationships at the daily level in a sample of pediatric emergency department patients who use alcohol. J Interpers Violence. 2012 Oct; 27(15):2959-79.

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  • Published on 4/4/2012

    Rothman EF, Nagaswaran A, Johnson RM, Adams KM, Scrivens J, Baughman A. U.S. tabloid magazine coverage of a celebrity dating abuse incident: Rihanna and Chris Brown. J Health Commun. 2012; 17(6):733-44.

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  • Published on 2/1/2012

    Rothman EF, Decker MR, Miller E, Reed E, Raj A, Silverman JG. Multi-person sex among a sample of adolescent female urban health clinic patients. J Urban Health. 2012 Feb; 89(1):129-37.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Rothman EF, Sullivan M, Keyes S, Boehmer U. Parents' supportive reactions to sexual orientation disclosure associated with better health: results from a population-based survey of LGB adults in Massachusetts. J Homosex. 2012; 59(2):186-200.

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