Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem among adolescents and young adults. We are using RDSL data to investigate the dynamic patterns of violence within young women's intimate relationships, the types of intimate relationships that include violence, and the extent to which individual and relationship factors influence these patterns. The findings will inform theory and prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies aimed at reducing intimate partner violence.
Intimate Partner Violence
The Dynamics of Intimate Relationships and their Dissolution during Young Adulthood.
R03-HD099277. NICHD. 2020-2022. $100,000. Jennifer Barber, PI.
The Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence
R03HD080775. NICHD. 2015-2018. $77,563. Yasamin Kusunoki, PI.
Dynamic Patterns of Relationship Violence among Young Women
Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Faculty Seed Grant. 2015. $10,000. Yasamin Kusunoki, PI.
The Effects of Community-Level Violence on Individual-Level Violent Experiences
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, PSC Pilot Grant. 2014-2015. $20,000. Yasamin Kusunoki, PI.
Relationship Violence: The Role of Dynamic Relationship Processes
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Brown Fund. 2013-2014. $7,000. Yasamin Kusunoki,PI.
Young Women's Relationships, Contraception, and Unintended Pregnancy
R01HD050329. NICHD. 2007-2012. ~$2 million. Jennifer Barber, PI.
Shen, Sharon, and Yasamin Kusunoki. 2020. "Intimate Partner Violence and Psychological Distress Among Emerging Adult Women: A Bidirectional Relationship." Journal of Women's Health 28(8):1060-1067.
Kusunoki, Yasamin, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2019. "Intimate Relationship Dynamics and Women’s Expected Control over Sex and Contraception." Contraception 100:484-491.
Barber, Jennifer, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jamie Budnick. 2018. "The Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence and the Risk of Pregnancy during the Transition to Adulthood." American Sociological Review 83(5):1020-1047.
Kusunoki, Yasamin, Jennifer S. Barber, Heather H. Gatny, and Robert Melendez. 2018. "Physical Intimate Partner Violence and Contraceptive Behaviors among Young Women." Journal of Women’s Health 27(8): 1016-1025.
Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Robert Melendez. 2017. "The Relationship Context of Young Pregnancies."Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice 35(2):175-197.