Penn Prof and Alums Address Strangulation, Intimate Partner Violence in Research
Jill DiSanto - Penn News
To help policymakers understand the terror and risks experienced by victims of domestic abuse, a University of Pennsylvania professor has analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners.
In “A Systematic Review of Epidemiology of Nonfatal Strangulation, a Human Rights and Health Concern,” published in the American Journal of Public Health, Susan B. Sorenson and colleagues report that focusing on strangulation may highlight the need for changes to policy, programs and interventions.
The paper was co-authored by Elizabeth Sivitz, an undergraduate student in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn at the time of publication, and Manisha Joshi, an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the University of South Florida, who earned her Ph.D. in social welfare at the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn.