Emily F. Rothman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and 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 40 peer reviewed publications, chapters and other publications, and in 2009 was recognized for excellence in work-family research by the national Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award committee. Her current research interests include violence perpetration and adolescent health. She is currently the recipient of a K01 from NIAAA to study underage alcohol use and dating abuse perpetration. She is also the empowerment evaluator on three violence prevention projects; a CDC-funded project to develop a statewide prevention plan for sexual assault in Massachusetts and domestic violence in Rhode Island (EMPOWER and DELTA); a Haverhill-Methuen, MA youth gang violence prevention project funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety; and a project to reduce homelessness in Worcester County funded by the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. She is a research advisor to the Massachusetts Governor's Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. She has provided violence-related consulting to the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and given invited lectures in international and domestic settings for organizations which include the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, Harvard University, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, Columbia Medical School, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others.
She currently teaches SB 751: Sexual Violence Prevention, and SB750: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention.