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

Strength at Home Couples Program: Examining Sexual Aggression
09/15/2020 - 09/14/2022 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Underage alcohol use in youth with autism spectrum disorder
05/15/2020 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Development and feasibility of an online, group intervention for transition-age youth with ASD to promote healthy relationships: Career enhancement for an adolescent health intervention researcher
05/01/2020 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Development of a New Measure of Adolescent Dating Aggression: National Norms with a Focus on Marginalized Youth
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Department of Justice/NIJ

Preventing and Responding to Cyberstalking: Nationally Representative Data for Policy and Interventions
11/01/2019 - 10/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
NORC at the University of Chicago Violence A Women DOJ

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

Creating a Comparative Effectiveness Research Agenda for Adolescent with Autism
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Patient-Cnt.Out. Res

Interpersonnel Agreement for Emily Rothman
08/01/2019 - 07/31/2020 (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

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  1. 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 Apr 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33855672; DOI: 10.1007/s11121-021-01240-9;
  2. Taft CT, Franz MR, Cole HE, D'Avanzato C, Rothman EF. Examining strength at home for preventing intimate partner violence in civilians. J Fam Psychol. 2021 Mar 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33734765
  3. Rothman EF, Cuevas CA, Mumford EA, Bahrami E, Taylor BG. The Psychometric Properties of the Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA) With a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Youth. J Interpers Violence. 2021 Jan 05; 886260520985480. PMID: 33399026
  4. Rothman EF, Beckmeyer JJ, Herbenick D, Fu TC, Dodge B, Fortenberry JD. The Prevalence of Using Pornography for Information About How to Have Sex: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey of U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults. Arch Sex Behav. 2021 02; 50(2):629-646. PMID: 33398696
  5. Adhia, A., Bair-Merritt, M., Broder-Fingert, S., Nunez Pepen, R.A., Suarez-Rocha, A.C., & Rothman, E.F. . The Critical Lack of Data on Alcohol and Marijuana Use by U.S. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism in Adulthood. 2020. View Publication
  6. Banyard, V.L., Edwards, K.M., Rizzo, A.J., Rothman, E.F., Greenberg, P., Kearns, M.C. . Improving social norms and actions to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence: A pilot study of the impact of Green Dot Community on youth. Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion. 2020. View Publication
  7. Campbell JK, Poage SM, Godley S, Rothman EF. Social Anxiety as a Consequence of Non-consensually Disseminated Sexually Explicit Media Victimization. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Oct 27; 886260520967150.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33107385; DOI: 10.1177/0886260520967150;
  8. 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. 2021 01; 37(1):35-44. PMID: 32929780
  9. Rothman, E.F., Bair-Merritt, M., Broder-Fingert, S. A feasibility test of an online class to prevent dating violence for autistic youth: Safer Dating for Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Journal of Family Violence. 2020. View Publication
  10. 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
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What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

The New York Times 2/7/2018
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