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

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

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

Boston University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine
General Pediatrics

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

Recovering in Safety: Addressing the intersectional impact of rural poverty, opioid misuse, and partner violence victimization on marginalized women and children in Vermont
09/15/2018 - 09/14/2021 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Development of a New Measure of Adolescent Dating Aggression: National Norms with a Focus on Marginalized Youth
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Department of Justice/NIJ

Creating a Comparative Effectiveness Research Agenda for Adolescent with Autism
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Patient-Cnt.Out. Res

Interpersonnel Agreement for Emily Rothman
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Department of Defense/Navy/Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

Navy Evaluation of Escalation Workshop
09/29/2017 - 09/15/2019 (PI)
Department of Defense/Navy/Naval Supply Systems Command

Evaluation of a Service Provision Program for Victims of Sex Trafficking
01/01/2015 - 06/30/2019 (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 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract PI)
Worcester Housing Authority Hlth Fdn-Central MA

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 Apr; 45(2):245-251. PMID: 31502099
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31643025
  5. 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
  6. Nelson KM, Rothman EF. Should Public Health Professionals Consider Pornography a Public Health Crisis? Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):151-153.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31913670; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305498;
  7. 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
  8. Rothman EF, Daley N, Alder J. A Pornography Literacy Program for Adolescents. Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):154-156. PMID: 31855489
  9. 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
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31665302; DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz024;
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Almost half of US teens who date experience stalking and harassment

The Conversation 8/13/2020

Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens

Health Day 7/23/2020


Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Violence

BU Today 4/16/2020

Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Online: A Hasty Primer

The New York Times 4/2/2020

Teens are bombarded with graphic images of sex that can lead to dangerous ideas, behavior

USA Today 12/19/2019

Teens are bombarded with graphic images of sex that can lead to dangerous ideas, behavior

USA Today 12/19/2019

“Their sexuality has been hijacked”: How porn is affecting America’s kids

CBS News 11/14/2019

How Porn Changes Teens’ Thoughts About Sex

MedPage Today 10/18/2019

What Does the Internet Teach Your Teen About Sex?

Psychology Today 9/16/2019

How to Talk To Kids And Teens About Porn

Mashable 7/18/2019

The Birds And The Bees — And Porn — In The Internet Age

WBUR 6/17/2019

Middle schools can help prevent teen dating violence

Reuters 6/5/2019

What Is Pornography Doing to Our Sex Lives?

The Atlantic 5/28/2019

A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

Associated Press 5/9/2019

The rise of incels: How a support group for the dateless became a violent internet subculture

Vox 4/23/2019

Charles River, Medical Campus Faculty Promoted to Full Professor

BU Today 2/11/2019

Arizona considers calling porn a public health crisis

CNN 2/9/2019

Why the Government Should Fund Research on Incel Culture

Mother Jones 11/26/2018

Ending Sexual Violence by Raising Better Boys

Slate 10/8/2018

SPH Sexual Violence Class Becomes Forum on Kavanaugh Hearings

BU Today 10/3/2018

The Birds and the Bees… and Porn

Boston Magazine 5/8/2018

Should you consider letting your teen take a porn literacy class?

The Boston Globe 2/14/2018

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

The New York Times 2/7/2018
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