Emily F. Rothman, ScD

Professor, Community Health Sciences
Emily Rothman
617-358-1470erothman@bu.edu
Crosstown Center
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Biography

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. She is also a visiting scientist at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center (HICRC). Dr. Rothman has authored more than 85 publications that span the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, firearm violence, and pornography. She has been the PI of five federally-funded research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and a co-investigator on numerous additional NIH, NIJ and foundation research grants. In 2009 she was awarded a K01 grant to study the relationship between youth alcohol use and dating abuse perpetration. Other research projects have included a randomized controlled trial of a dating abuse perpetration intervention in the emergency department setting, a NIJ-funded evaluation of a prevention and intervention program for commercially sexually exploited youth, and a NIH-funded study on the daily relationship between alcohol, marijuana use and dating abuse in a sample of primarily Black and Hispanic, urban-residing, youth. Most recently, she was awarded a NIJ grant to generate new information about dating abuse perpetration from LGBTQ, Native American, Black and Hispanic youth that will result in new survey instruments and clinical screening tools for dating abuse perpetration and victimization. Dr. Rothman authored a report on programs for perpetrators of intimate partner violence published by the World Health Organization and has collaborated with colleagues in violence prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has provided violence-related consulting to the multiple state Departments of Public Health and coalitions of domestic violence programs, and given invited lectures at many of the world's most distinguished universities. She is frequently consulted by media. She has appeared on the Today Show on NBC, On Point with Tom Ashbrook on NPR, A1 on NPR, Weekend edition on NPR, provided expert advice on dating violence to Seventeen magazine, on parenting boys to Slate, and her research has been featured 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

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

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB750
  • SPHSB751
  • SPHSB753
  • SPHSB922

Publications

  • Published on 1/7/2019

    Okeke, N., Mumford, E.A., Rothman, E.F. Adolescent relationship aggression perpetration and victimization in the context of neighborhood gender equality. Violence and gender. 2019.

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  • Published on 1/7/2019

    Lu Y, Avellaneda F, Torres ED, Rothman EF, Temple JR. Adolescent Cyberbullying and Weapon Carrying: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2019 Jan 07. PMID: 30614736.

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  • Published on 12/31/2018

    Lu, Y., Avellaneda, F., Torres, E., Rothman, E.F., Temple, J.R. (in press). Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between cyberbullying and weapon carrying. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 2018.

  • Published on 11/27/2018

    Rothman EF, Stone R, Bagley SM. Rhode Island Domestic Violence Shelter Policies, Practices, and Experiences Pertaining to Survivors With Opioid Use Disorder: Results of a Qualitative Study. Subst Abuse. 2018; 12:1178221818812895. PMID: 30505145.

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  • Published on 10/31/2018

    Harlow AF, Willis SK, Smith ML, Rothman EF. Bystander Prevention for Sexual Violence: #HowIWillChange and Gaps in Twitter Discourse. J Interpers Violence. 2018 Oct 31; 886260518808854. PMID: 30379107.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Gewirtz-Meydan, A., Mitchell, K.J., & Rothman, E.F. What do kids think about sexting?. Computers in Human Behavior. 2018; (86):256-265.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Rothman, E.F., Bair-Merritt, M. The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. In Ofosky, J & McAlister-Groves, B. (Eds), Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children: 2 Volumes Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 2018.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Temple JR, Heeren T. Alcohol, Marijuana, and Dating Abuse Perpetration by Young Adults: Results of a Daily Call Study. Violence Against Women. 2018 08; 24(10):1187-1206. PMID: 30037318.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Brem MJ, Shorey RC, Rothman EF, Temple JR, Stuart GL. Trait Jealousy Moderates the Relationship Between Alcohol Problems and Intimate Partner Violence Among Men in Batterer Intervention Programs. Violence Against Women. 2018 08; 24(10):1132-1148. PMID: 30037319.

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  • Published on 7/18/2018

    Fong HF, Rothman EF, Garner A, Ghazarian SR, Morley DS, Singerman A, Bair-Merritt MH. Association Between Health Literacy and Parental Self-Efficacy among Parents of Newborn Children. J Pediatr. 2018 Nov; 202:265-271.e3. PMID: 30029856.

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