Emily Rothman
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Emily F. Rothman, ScD

Professor, Occupational Therapy - Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Biography

Emily F. Rothman is Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy at Boston University's Sargent College. She also has secondary appointments at the BU School of Public Health in Community Health Sciences, and at the BU School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Rothman has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed publications that span the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, firearm violence, and pornography. She is also the author of the book Pornography and Public Health (2021), published by Oxford University Press. Most recently she has undertaken a new line of research on 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.

Affiliation: BU CRC Faculty/Staff

Other Positions

  • Chair, Occupational Therapy - Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
  • Professor, Emergency Medicine - Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Professor, Pediatrics - Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD Field of Study: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS Field of Study: Maternal & Child Health
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS Field of Study: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Wesleyan University, BA Field of Study: English Literature

Publications

  • Published on 6/10/2022

    Rothman EF, Campbell JK, Hoch AM, Bair-Merritt M, Cuevas CA, Taylor B, Mumford EA. Validity of a three-item dating abuse victimization screening tool in a 11-21 year old sample. BMC Pediatr. 2022 Jun 10; 22(1):337. PMID: 35689198.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 5/19/2022

    Henninger MW, Clements AD, Kim S, Rothman EF, Bailey BA. Prevalence of Opioid Use and Intimate Partner Violence among Pregnant Women in South-Central Appalachia, USA. Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(8):1220-1228. PMID: 35591760.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 5/2/2022

    Rothman EF, Graham Holmes L, Brooks D, Krauss S, Caplan R. Reasons for alcohol use and non-use by underage U.S. autistic youth: A qualitative study. Autism. 2023 Jan; 27(1):213-225. PMID: 35499489.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Graham Holmes L, Rast JE, Roux AM, Rothman EF. Reproductive Health and Substance Use Education for Autistic Youth. Pediatrics. 2022 Apr 01; 149(Suppl 4). PMID: 35363291.

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  • Published on 2/14/2022

    de Vries I, Abeyta S, Lockwood S, Cuevas CA, Rothman E. A Network Approach to Examining Co-occurring Victimization and Perpetration in Dating Abuse Among a Nationally Representative Sample of US Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2022 Jun; 70(6):934-941. PMID: 35177344.

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  • Published on 1/9/2022

    Rothman EF, Graham Holmes L, Caplan R, Chiang M, Haberer B, Gallop N, Kadel R, Person M, Sanchez A, Quinn E, Wharmby P. Healthy Relationships on the Autism Spectrum (HEARTS): A feasibility test of an online class co-designed and co-taught with autistic people. Autism. 2022 04; 26(3):690-702. PMID: 35000417.

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  • Published on 11/23/2021

    Rothman EF, Heller S, Graham Holmes L. Sexual, physical, and emotional aggression, experienced by autistic vs. non-autistic U.S. college students. J Am Coll Health. 2021 Nov 23; 1-9. PMID: 34813724.

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  • Published on 10/12/2021

    Chisolm-Straker M, Singer E, Strong D, Loo GT, Rothman EF, Clesca C, d'Etienne J, Alanis N, Richardson LD. Validation of a screening tool for labor and sex trafficking among emergency department patients. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Oct; 2(5):e12558. PMID: 34667976.

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  • Published on 6/12/2021

    Rothman EF, Graham Holmes L. Using formative research to develop HEARTS: A curriculum-based healthy relationships promoting intervention for individuals on the autism spectrum. Autism. 2022 01; 26(1):160-168. PMID: 34120485.

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  • Published on 4/14/2021

    Rothman EF, Campbell JK, Quinn E, Smith S, Xuan Z. Evaluation of the One Love Escalation Workshop for Dating Abuse Prevention: a Randomized Controlled Trial Pilot Study with a Sample of US Navy Sailors. Prev Sci. 2021 11; 22(8):1060-1070. PMID: 33855672.

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