Emily F Rothman, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

MS, Harvard School of Public Health
ScD, Harvard School of Public 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.

Dr. Rothman has authored more than 80 publications that span the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, firearm violence, and pornography. She has been a federally-funded independent investigator since 2009 when she was a awarded a K01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH, NIAAA) to study the relationship between youth alcohol use and dating abuse perpetration. Since that time, she has conducted as principal investigator a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 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 R03 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 has provided violence-related consulting to the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 including St. Andrew's in Scotland, Padova University in Italy, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley School of Law, Columbia Medical School, and others. She has appeared on the Today Show on NBC, On Point with Tom Ashbrook on NPR, Weekend edition on NPR, provided expert advice on dating violence to Seventeen magazine, and her research has been featured or she has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, Newsweek, Vox,com, the Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe among others.

She currently teaches
SB 751: Sexual Violence Prevention
SB750: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
SB752: Sexually explicit media and public health methods

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine


Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatrics
General Pediatrics Section


2012 Futures Without Violence and CDC Foundation: Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award
2011 Society for Prevention Research. : Recipient of the Early Career Prevention Network award
2002-2003 Martha May Eliot Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health
2002-2003 Harvard School of Public Health: Occupational Injury Fellowship


Development of a New Measure of Adolescent Dating Aggression: National Norms with a Focus on Marginalized Youth
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Department of Justice/NIJ

Evaluation of a Service Provision Program for Victims of Sex Trafficking
01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Department of Justice/NIJ

A Brief Intervention to Prevent Adolescent Relationship Aggression Perpetration
02/19/2014 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Department of Justice

The Dynamic Context of Teen Dating Violence within Adolescent Relationships
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Dept of Justice NIJ

Pilot Evaluation of Escalation Workshop and Video
06/30/2015 - 10/31/2017 (PI)
The One Love Foundation

A Better Life
04/01/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Worcester Housing Authority Hlth Fdn-Central MA

Underage Alcohol Use and Dating abuse Perpetration
06/10/2009 - 05/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5K01AA017630-05

A Better Life
04/01/2013 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
Worcester Housing Authority Hlth Fdn-Central MA

The Temporal Relationship between Youth Drinking and Dating Violence Perpetration
09/10/2011 - 06/30/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5R03AA020617-02

A Better Life
01/01/2012 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
Worcester Housing Authority Hlth Fdn-Central MA

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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Rothman EF, Stoklosa H, Baldwin SB, Chisolm-Straker M, Kato Price R, Atkinson HG. Public Health Research Priorities to Address US Human Trafficking. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jul; 107(7):1045-1047. PMID: 28590857.
  2. Chen FR, Rothman EF, Jaffee SR. Early Puberty, Friendship Group Characteristics, and Dating Abuse in US Girls. Pediatrics. 2017 May 08. PMID: 28562261.
  3. Kailas M, Lu HMS, Rothman EF, Safer JD. PREVALENCE AND TYPES OF GENDER-AFFIRMING SURGERY AMONG A SAMPLE OF TRANSGENDER ENDOCRINOLOGY PATIENTS PRIOR TO STATE EXPANSION OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. Endocr Pract. 2017 Jul; 23(7):780-786.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28448757.
  4. Rothman EF, Paruk J, Espensen A, Temple JR, Adams K. A Qualitative Study of What US Parents Say and Do When Their Young Children See Pornography. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Apr 24. PMID: 28450081.
  5. Penti B, Tran H, Timmons J, Rothman EF, Wilkinson J. Physicians'' Experiences with Male Patients Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Mar-Apr; 30(2):239-247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28379831; DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.02.160258;.
  6. Johnson RM, LaValley M, Schneider KE, Musci RJ, Pettoruto K, Rothman EF. Marijuana use and physical dating violence among adolescents and emerging adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 May 01; 174:47-57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28314193; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.01.012;.
  7. Exner-Cortens D, Eckenrode J, Bunge J, Rothman E. Revictimization After Adolescent Dating Violence in a Matched, National Sample of Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Feb; 60(2):176-183. PMID: 28109451; DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.015;.
  8. Choi HJ, Elmquist J, Shorey RC, Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Temple JR. Stability of alcohol use and teen dating violence for female youth: A latent transition analysis. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2017 Jan; 36(1):80-87. PMID: 28109181; DOI: 10.1111/dar.12462;.
  9. Rothman EF. Should US Physicians Support the Decriminalization of Commercial Sex? AMA J Ethics. 2017 Jan 01; 19(1):110-121. PMID: 28107163; DOI: 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.1.sect1-1701;.
  10. Rothman EF, Heeren T, Winter M, Dorfman D, Baughman A, Stuart G. Collecting Self-Reported Data on Dating Abuse Perpetration From a Sample of Primarily Black and Hispanic, Urban-Residing, Young Adults: A Comparison of Timeline Followback Interview and Interactive Voice Response Methods. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Dec 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27920359.
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