Emily F. Rothman, ScD

Professor, Community Health Sciences
Emily Rothman
Crosstown Center
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Emily F. Rothman is a Professor 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. Dr. Rothman has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications that span the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, firearm violence, and pornography. Most recently she has undertaken a new line of research on transition-age autistic youth and young adults. Her focus is on marginalized populations and health inequity. She has been the PI of research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others. Dr. Rothman has provided violence-related consulting to multiple state Departments of Public Health and coalitions of domestic violence programs. She is frequently consulted by media. She has appeared on the Today Show on NBC, and her research has been featured on NPR and by the New York Times magazine, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Teen Vogue and other media outlets. She currently teaches SB 751: Sexual Violence Prevention SB750: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention SB752: Sexually explicit media and public health methods

Other Positions

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


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB752


  • Published on 9/14/2020

    Stone R, Campbell JK, Kinney D, Rothman EF. "He Would Take My Shoes and All the Baby's Warm Winter Gear so We Couldn't Leave": Barriers to Safety and Recovery Experienced by a Sample of Vermont Women With Partner Violence and Opioid Use Disorder Experiences. J Rural Health. 2020 Sep 14. PMID: 32929780.

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  • Published on 7/5/2020

    Rothman EF, Paruk J, Cuevas CA, Temple JR, Gonzales K. The Development of the Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA): Input From Black and Multiracial, Latinx, Native American, and LGBTQ+ Youth. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Jul 05; 886260520936367. PMID: 32627640.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Mumford EA, Okeke N, Rothman E. Young Men's Attitudes and Neighborhood Risk Factors for Sexual Harassment Perpetration in the United States. J Community Health. 2020 04; 45(2):245-251. PMID: 31502099.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Heeren T, Paruk J, Bair-Merritt M. The Effects of a Health Care-Based Brief Intervention on Dating Abuse Perpetration: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Prev Sci. 2020 04; 21(3):366-376. PMID: 31643025.

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  • Published on 3/31/2020

    Okeke N, Rothman EF, Mumford EA. Neighborhood Income Inequality and Adolescent Relationship Aggression: Results of a Nationally Representative, Longitudinal Study. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Mar 31; 886260520908024. PMID: 32228337.

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  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Nelson KM, Rothman EF. Should Public Health Professionals Consider Pornography a Public Health Crisis? Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):151-153. PMID: 31913670.

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  • Published on 12/23/2019

    Chisolm-Straker M, Singer E, Rothman EF, Clesca C, Strong D, Loo GT, Sze JJ, d'Etienne JP, Alanis N, Richardson LD. Building RAFT: Trafficking Screening Tool Derivation and Validation Methods. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 04; 27(4):297-304. PMID: 31725176.

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  • Published on 12/19/2019

    Rothman EF, Daley N, Alder J. A Pornography Literacy Program for Adolescents. Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):154-156. PMID: 31855489.

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  • Published on 11/17/2019

    Taylor BG, Mumford EA, Okeke N, Rothman E. Neighborhood violent crime and adolescent relationship aggression. Aggress Behav. 2020 01; 46(1):25-36. PMID: 31736100.

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  • Published on 10/17/2019

    Knopov A, Siegel M, Xuan Z, Rothman EF, Cronin SW, Hemenway D. The Impact of State Firearm Laws on Homicide Rates among Black and White Populations in the United States, 1991-2016. Health Soc Work. 2019 Oct 17; 44(4):232-240. PMID: 31665302.

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