Dr. Emily Rothman, an associate professor of community health sciences at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), is among the initial 18 new appointees to the relaunched Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
The council will set and report on annual goals and recommendations related to the Commonwealth’s funding, programs, and best practices for the response, prevention, and treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault. According to the Governor’s Office, between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, more than 2,000 incidents of sexual assault were reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Rape Crisis Centers.
Dr. Rothman also holds secondary appointments at Boston University School of Medicine in the department of pediatrics and the department of emergency medicine. She has provided violence-related consulting to the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Resource Center on Sexual Violence, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and many other state and local organizations.
To read more about her appointment, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/2015/04/29/rothman-named-to-governors-council-on-sexual-assault-and-domestic-violence/