Profile: Emily Rothman

Assoc. Prof. Community Health

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 52 peer reviewed publications, and several book chapters, 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.

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Why Public Health Scholars Should Study Pornography

I am a public health researcher and teacher, and have conducted several studies on adolescent pornography use. Personally, I do think pornography is a public health issue; it has implications for sexual and reproductive health promotion, and violence prevention.

Category: Social Awareness

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