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.

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.

Rape Crisis Counselor

Rothman EF, Nagaswaran A, Johnson RM, Adams KM, Scrivens J, Baughman A. U.S. tabloid magazine coverage of a celebrity dating abuse incident: Rihanna and Chris Brown. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. 2012; 17(6):733-44. Rothman EF, Paruk J, Espensen A, Temple JR, Adams K. A Qualitative Study of What US Parents Say and Do When Their Young Children See Pornography. Academic Pediatrics. 2017 Nov - Dec; 17(8):844-849.

MIT Excellence Award 2014

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