Center faculty and students conduct research useful for policy and practice as well as of basic scientific interest. Publications from 2017 to the present are listed below. Links are included when allowed by copyright. If you want a copy of an article that does not have a link, email and we will send you a copy.

Aldama A, Bicchieri C, Freundt J, Mellers B, Peters E. How perceptions of autonomy relate to beliefs about inequality and fairness. PLoS One, 2021; 16.

de Alwis RS. Goal Five and gender equality, Chapter in Treatise on the Sustainable Development Goals. Oxford Univ. Press, expected release 2021.

Sorenson SB. The Aftermath of Campus Sexual Assault: A Guide for Parents. Rowman-Littlefield, expected release 2021.

Berk RA, Sorenson SB. An algorithmic approach to forecasting rare violent events: An illustration based in intimate partner violence perpetration. Criminology & Public Policy, 2020; 19:213-233.

Boucher N, Darling-Fisher CS, Sinko L, Beck D, Granner J, Seng J. Psychometric evaluation of the TIC Grade, a self-report measure to assess youth perceptions of the quality of trauma-informed care they received. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, accepted for publication and posted online, September 2020.

Calvert C, Nathan S, Sakers A, Akinbiyi T, Percec I. National survey of US plastic surgeon experience with female genital mutilationPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 2020; 8(3):e2624.

Holochwost SJ, Wang G, Kolacz J, Mills-Koonce WR, Klika JB, Jaffee SR. The neurophysiological embedding of child maltreatment. Developmental Psychopathology, 2020; 1-31.

Jaffee SR. Editorial: Something new – what’s next for child and adolescent psychiatry? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2020; 61:215-217.

Kaplan J, Ling S, Cuellar M. Public beliefs about the accuracy and importance of forensic evidence in the United States. Science and Justice, 2020; 60:263-272.

Kageyama M, Yokoyama K, Horiai Y, Solomon P. Pilot study of a video-based educational program to reduce family violence for parents of adult children with schizophrenia. Psychiatric Quarterly, accepted for publication and posted online, February 2020.

Labrum T, Solomon P. Serious mental illness and incidents between adult children and parents responded to by police. Psychological Medicine, accepted for publication and posted online, July 2020.

Labrum T, Solomon P, Marcus S. Victimization and perpetration of violence involving persons with mood and other psychiatric disorders and their relatives. Psychiatric Services, 2020; 71:498-501.

Masin-Moyer M, Engstrom M, Solomon P. A comparative effectiveness study of a shortened trauma recovery empowerment model and an attachment-informed adaptation. Violence Against Women, 2020; 26:482-504.

Schut RA, Sorenson SB, Gelles RJ. Police response to violence and conflict between parents and their minor childrenJournal of Family Violence, 2020; 35:117-129.

Sinko L, Bulgin D, Fauer AJ, Aronowitz SV. Nursing work is justice work: Rethinking justice and promoting healing in survivors of gender-based violence. Public Health Nursing, 2020; 37:631-636.

Sinko L, Munro-Kramer M, Conley T, Burns CJ, Arnault DMS. Healing is not linear: Using photography to describe the day-to-day healing journeys of undergraduate women survivors of sexual violence. Journal of Community Psychology, 2020; 48:658-674.

Sinko L, Saint Arnault D. Finding the strength to heal: Understanding recovery after gender-based violence. Violence Against Women, 2020; 26:1616-1635.

Aronson JK, Barends E, Boruch R, et al. Key concepts for making informed choices. Nature, 2019; 572:303-306.

Bicchieri C, Dimant E. Nudging with care: The risks and benefits of social information. Public Choice, 2019; doi: 10.1007/s11127-019-00684-6

Bicchieri C, Dimant E, Gachter S, Nosenzo D. Social proximity and the evolution of norm compliance. Working paper posted online March 2019.

Brumley LD, Brumley BP, Jaffee SR. Comparing cumulative index and factor analytic approaches to measuring maltreatment in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Child Abuse and Neglect, 2019; 87: 65-76.

Cardoso LF, Sorenson SB, Webb O, Landers S. Recent and emerging technologies: Implications for women’s safetyTechnology in Society, 58: article 101108.

Forke CM, Catallozzi M, Localio AR, Grisso JA, Wiebe DJ, Fein JA. Intergenerational effects of witnessing domestic violence: Health of the witnesses and their childrenPreventive Medicine Reports, 2019; 15: article 100942.

Forke CM, Myers RK, Localio AR, Wiebe DJ, Fein JA, Grisso JA, Catallozzi M. Intimate partner violence: Childhood witnessing and subsequent experiences of college undergraduatesJournal of Interpersonal Violence, posted online July 2019.

Greeson JKP, Treglia D, Wolfe DS, Wasch S, Gelles RJ. Child welfare characteristics in a sample of youth involved in commercial sex: An exploratory study. Child Abuse and Neglect, 2019; 94:104038.

Gultekin L, Kusunoki Y, Sinko L, et al. The eco-social trauma intervention model. Public Health Nursing, 2019; 36:709-715.

Jaffee SR. Lead exposure and child maltreatment as models for how to conceptualize early-in-life risk factors for violence. Infant Mental Health Journal, 2019; 40(1): 23-38.

Kageyama M, Solomon P. Physical violence experienced and witnessed by siblings of persons with schizophrenia in japan. International Journal of Mental Health. Accepted for publication and posted online, March 2019.

Keshet H, Foa EB, Gilboa-Schechtman E. Women’s self-perceptions in the aftermath of trauma: The role of trauma-centrality and trauma-type. Psychological Trauma, 2019;11(5):542-550.

Kim SK, Teitelman AM, Muecke M, D’Antonio P, Stringer M, Grisso J.A. The perspectives of volunteer counselors of Korean immigrant women experiencing intimate partner violence. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 2019; 39,(10): 888-895.

Saint Arnault D, Sinko L. Hope and fulfillment after complex trauma: Using mixed methods to understand healing. Frontiers in Psycholology, 2019; 10:2061.

Sinko L, Burns CJ, O’Halloran S, Arnault DS. Trauma recovery is cultural: Understanding shared and different healing themes in Irish and American survivors of gender-based violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2019.

Small D, Sorenson SB, Berk RA. After the gun: Examining police visits and intimate partner violence following incidents involving a firearm. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2019, 42:591–602.

Sommers MS, Regueira Y, Tiller DA, Everett JS, Brown K, Brignone E, Fargo JD. Understanding rates of genital-anal injury: Role of skin color and skin biomechanics. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2019; 66: 120-128.

Whittaker J, Kellom K, Matone M, Cronholm P. A community capitals framework for identifying rural adaptation in maternal-child home visiting. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Posted online July 2019.

Wright EN, Hanlon A, Lozano A, Teitelman AM. The impact of intimate partner violence, depressive symptoms, alcohol dependence, and perceived stress on 30-year cardiovascular disease risk among young adult women: A multiple mediation analysis. Preventive Medicine, 2019; 121: 47-54.

Xue J, Chen, Gelles R. Using data mining techniques to examine domestic violence topics on Twitter Violence and Gender, 2019; 6(2): 105-114.

Xue J, Fang G, Huang H, Cui N, Rhodes KV, Gelles R. Rape myths and the cross-cultural adaptation of the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale in China. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2019; 34(7):1428-1460.

Xue J, Macropol K, Jia Y, Zhu T, Gelles R. Harnessing big data for social justice: An exploration of violence against women‐related conversations on Twitter, Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, posted online June 2019.

Zang Y, Su YJ, McLean CP, Foa EB. Predictors for excellent versus partial response to prolonged exposure therapy: Who needs additional sessions?. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2019; 32:577-585.

Akinbiyi T, Langston E, Percec I. Female genital mutilation reconstruction for plastic surgeons — A call to arms. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2018;6(11):e1945. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001945.

Barchi F, Winter SC, Dougherty D, Ramaphane P, Solomon PL. The association of depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence against women in northwestern Botswana. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. posted online August 2018. doi: 10:886260518792986.

Cronholm PF, Dichter ME. The need for systems of care and a trauma-informed approach to intimate partner violence. American Family Physician. 2018; 97(11): Online.

de Alwis RS (ed.). Making Laws, Breaking Silence: Case Studies from the Field. 2018.

de Alwis RS. Women’s human rights and migration: Sex-selective abortion laws in the United States and India, Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and Law, 2018.

de Alwis RS. Martin AM. ‘Long past time’: CEDAW ratification in the United States. Journal of Law and Public Affairs. 2018; 3:16.

Dichter ME, Sorrentino AE, Haywood TN, Bellamy SL, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB, Iverson KM. Women’s healthcare utilization following routine screening for past-year intimate partner violence in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2018, 33(6), 936-941.

Dichter ME, Thomas KA, Crits-Christoph P, Ogden SN, Rhodes KV. Coercive control in intimate partner violence: Relationship with women’s experience of violence, use of violence, and danger. Psychology of Violence. 2018, 8(5), 596-604.

Dichter ME, Wagner C, True G. Women veterans’ experiences of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in the context of military service: Implications for supporting women’s health and well-being. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2018; 33(6),843-864.

Iverson KM, Sorrentino AE, Bellamy SL, Grillo AR, Haywood TN, Medvedeva E, Roberts RB, Dichter ME. Adoption, penetration, and effectiveness of a secondary risk screener for intimate partner violence: Evidence to inform screening practices in integrated care settings. General Hospital Psychiatry, March–April 2018, 51: 79-84.

Jaffee SR, et al. Childhood maltreatment predicts poor economic and educational outcomes in the transition to adulthood. American Journal of Public Health, 2018; 108:1142–1147.

Jemmott JB, Jemott LS, O’Leary A, Ngwane ZP, Teitelman AM, Makiwane MB, Bellamy SL. Effect of a behavioral intervention on perpetrating and experiencing forced sex among South African adolescents: A secondary analysis of a cluster randomized trial. JAMA Network Open, 2018; 1(4):e181213. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1213

Kageyama M, Solomon P, Yokoyama K, Nakamura Y, Kobayashi S, Fujii C. Violence towards family caregivers by their relative with schizophrenia in Japan. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2018; 89(2): 329-340.

Kageyama M, Solomon P. Post-traumatic stress disorder in parents of patients with schizophrenia following familial violence. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6): e0198164.

Kim SK, Teitelman AM, Muecke M, D’Antonio P, Stringer M, Grisso JA. The perspectives of volunteer counselors of Korean immigrant women experiencing intimate partner violence. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2018; 39(10): 888-895.

Labrum T, Solomon PL. Elder mistreatment perpetrators with substance abuse and/or mental health conditions: Results from the National Elder Mistreatment Study. Psychiatric Quarterly, 2018; 89(1): 117-1287.

Montgomery AE, Butler A, Cusack MC, Bellamy SL, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB., Dichter ME. Recent intimate partner violence and housing instability among women veterans. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2018; 54: 584-590.

Sorenson SB, Schut RA. Nonfatal gun use in intimate partner violence: a systematic review of the literature. Trauma Violence & Abuse. 2018; 19(4):431-442.

Sorenson SB, Spear D. New data on intimate partner violence and intimate relationships: Implications for gun laws and federal data collection. Preventive Medicine, 2018; 107:103-108,

Washio Y, Novack Wright E, Davis-Vogel A, Chittams J, Anagnostopulos C, Kilby LM, Teitelman AM. Prior exposure to intimate partner violence associated with less HIV testing among young women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2018: 886260518768564. doi: 10.1177/0886260518768564.

Wright EN, Hanlon A, Lozano A, Teitelman AM. The association between intimate partner violence and 30-year cardiovascular disease risk among young adult women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, posted online December 2018.

Jaffee, S. R. Child maltreatment and risk for psychopathology. In T. Beauchaine & S. Hinshaw (Eds.), Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3rd edition). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Jan 2017

Cardoso LG, Sorenson SB. Violence against women and household ownership of radios, computers, and phones in 20 countries. American Journal of Public Health. 2017; 107(7):1175–1181.

Chang C, Kaczkurkin AN, McLean CP, Foa EB. Emotion regulation is associated with PTSD and depression among female adolescent survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Psychological Trauma. 2017 Jul 6. 10(3), 319-326, doi: 10.1037/tra0000306.

Chang CS, Low DW, Percec I. Female genital mutilation reconstruction: A preliminary report. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2017; 38(8):942-946.

Chen FR, Rothman EF, Jaffee SR. Early puberty, friendship group characteristics, and dating abuse in US girls. Pediatrics. 2017; 139(6): 1-9.

Crush E, Arseneault L, Jaffee SR, Danese A, Fisher HL. Protective factors for psychotic symptoms among poly-victimized children. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2017 Aug 31. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbx111. [Epub ahead of print]

Dichter ME, Butler A, Bellamy S, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB, Iverson KM. Disproportionate mental health burden associated with past-year intimate partner violence among women receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2017; 30: 555-563.

Dichter ME, Haywood TN, Butler AE, Bellamy SL, Iverson KM. Intimate partner violence screening in the Veterans Health Administration: Demographic and military service characteristics. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017; 52(6): 761-768. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.01.003

Dichter ME, Wagner C, Borrero S, Broyles L, Montgomery AE. Intimate partner violence, unhealthy alcohol use, and housing instability among women veterans in the Veterans Health Administration. Psychological Services, 2017 May; 14(2): 246-249. doi: 10.1037/ser0000132.

Foa EB, Asnaani A, Zang Y, Capaldi S, Yeh R. Psychometrics of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-5 for trauma-exposed children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 18: 1-9. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1350962. [Epub ahead of print]

Gelles RJ. Out of harm’s way: Creating an effective child welfare system. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Jaffee SR, Takizawa R, Merrick M, Arseneault L. Buffering effects of safe, supportive, and nurturing relationships among women with childhood histories of maltreatment. Psychological Medicine, 2017 Nov;47(15):2628-2639. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717001027

Jaffee SR. Child maltreatment and risk for psychopathology in childhood and adulthood. Annual Review Clinical Psycholology, 2017 May 8;13:525-551. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032816-045005.

Kim T, Draucker CB, Bradway C, Grisso JA, Sommers MS. Somos Hermanas Del Mismo Dolor (We Are Sisters of the Same Pain): intimate partner sexual violence narratives among Mexican immigrant women in the United States. Violence Against Women. 2017; 23(5):623–642.

Labrum T. Factors related to abuse of older persons by relatives with psychiatric disordersArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2017;68:126-134.

Labrum TK, Solomon PL. Rates of victimization of violence committed by relatives with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2017; 32(19): 2955-2974.

Labrum T, Solomon PL. Elder mistreatment perpetrators with substance abuse and/or mental health conditions: Results from the National Elder Mistreatment Study. Psychiatric Quarterly, 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1007/s11126-017-9513-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Regier PS, Monge ZA, Franklin TR, Wetherill RR, Teitelman AM, Jagannathan K, et al. Emotional, physical and sexual abuse are associated with a heightened limbic response to cocaine cues. Addiction Biology. 2017 Nov;22(6):1768-177. doi: 10.1111/adb.12445.

Sorenson SB. Guns in intimate partner violence: Comparing incidents by type of weaponJournal of Women’s Health (Larchmt). 2017 Mar;26(3):249-258.

Teitelman AM, Bellamy SL, Jemmott JB 3rd, Icard L, O’Leary A, Ali S, Ngwane Z, Makiwane M. Childhood sexual abuse and sociodemographic factors prospectively associated with intimate partner violence perpetration among South African heterosexual men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2017;51(2):170-178.

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