Kelley A

Kelley Adams

Assistant Dean and Director,
Violence Prevention and Response

Education & Interests


Areas of Specialization & Professional Interests
Kelley is the Assistant Dean and Director of Violence Prevention and Response and one of the advocates. She is passionate about research and evaluation on topics of sexual violence, stalking, harassment, and intimate partner violence. She is particularly interested in issues faced by socially marginalized groups in relation to violence prevention, survivor services provision, and recovery, and how an individual’s social identities interact to inform these experiences.

Education
Boston University, Master of Public Health in maternal and child health with a focus in gender-based violence, 2010.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Bachelor of General Studies in gender, culture, and the arts, 2008.

Certification
Rape Crisis Counselor

Publications
Rothman EF, Nageswaran A, Johnson R, Adams KM, Scrivens J, Baughman A. (2012) U.S. Tabloid Magazine Coverage of a Celebrity Dating Abuse Incident: Rihanna and Chris Brown. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 17(6).
Rothman EF, Paruk J, Espensen A, Temple JR, Adams KM. “‘I told him it would ruin his brain’:  A qualitative study of what U.S. parents do when their very young children see pornography” (under review at Academic Pediatrics).

Honors
MIT Excellence Award 2014

Personal
In my personal time, I really enjoy hanging out with my dog, reading, learning, and occasionally going to concerts.