Mission Statement: To conduct high-quality and innovative research that advances the field of violence prevention and prioritizes social equity, community inclusion, and student engagement.

Welcome to our lab

We are a Boston University-based group of violence prevention researchers who focus primarily on sexual and dating violence prevention. We specialize in the development and testing of interventions and prevention strategies that seek to end violence perpetration. We receive funding from federal, state, and foundation sources.

For a complete list of our current project, please click on the tab above.

A few of our current projects include:

–a nationally representative survey on cyberstalking victimization

–a national survey study on adolescent dating abuse

–a two-part community-based innovation project that will improve access to opioid use disorder treatment for survivors of intimate partner violence

–multiple studies to build the evidence base to support the health and well-being of transition-age autistic youth

Our lab has many long-term and well-established collaborations with other Boston University researchers, researchers from other universities, and students from Boston University, Northeastern, and Harvard.


Resources for survivors of violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: 1-800-841-8371