Emily Rothman

Lab Director

Emily Rothman, Sc.D: Principal Investigator, Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy, Sargent College


Sc.D. Harvard School of Public Health (’04), M.S Harvard School of Public Health, B.A Wesleyan University (’94)

Emily F. Rothman, ScD, Biography

Emily F. Rothman is a Professor and Chair in the Occupational Therapy Department at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Science. She was formerly Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, and she has 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) and Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse in Relationships at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rothman has authored more than 110 peer-reviewed publications that span the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, firearm violence, pornography, and autism. Her focus is on marginalized populations and health inequity. She has been the PI of research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the US Department of Defense, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others. Dr. Rothman has provided violence-related consulting to the 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 has taught courses at the BUSPH including: SB 751: Sexual Violence Prevention SB750: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention SB752: Sexually explicit media and public health methods

CV [Click] Rothman CV April 2021

Other Positions

  • Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
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