My research focuses on the impact of violence on women and children’s health and development, including risk and resilience for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and HIV/STIs. My goal is to inform, develop, implement, and evaluate clinical interventions to improve the health of women and children affected by interpersonal violence.

*Received the Rutgers Camden Chancellor’s award for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Selected Publications

*=Rutgers student author

Cavanaugh, C.E. & * Wismar, A. (accepted). A Systematic Review of Community Stakeholder Involvement during Application of the ADAPT-ITT Model to Adapt Trauma Interventions for New Populations. [Special Issue: Advancing Trauma Research, Practice and Policy through Reciprocal Collaborations]. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy.

Cavanaugh, C.E. & *Ward, K. (2021). HIV/STI prevention interventions for women who have experienced intimate partner violence: A systematic review and look at whether the interventions were designed for dissemination. Aids & Behavior.

Cavanaugh, C.E., *Harvey, J., Alexander, K.A., *Saraczewski, S., & Campbell, J.C. (2021). Assessing domestic violence shelter workers views and practices pertaining to HIV prevention services for women residing in domestic violence shelters. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 3964-3981.

Cavanaugh, C.E. & *Abu Hussein, Y. (2020). Do journals instruct authors to address sex and gender in psychological science? Research Integrity and Peer Review. doi: 10.1186/s41073-020-00100-4

Cavanaugh, C.E. & *Kapij, A. (2020). A brief report on the association between dissociation during sex and condom use self-efficacy among women residing in domestic violence shelters. International Journal of Sexual Health, 32, 171-176. DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2020.1749209 

Cavanaugh, C.E., Campbell, J.C., *Whitt, V., & Wingood, G. (2020). Pilot test of an adapted, evidence-based intervention for preventing HIV for women residing in domestic violence shelters. Violence Against Women, 76, 771-783..

Cavanaugh, C.E. (2019). A novel model for advancing sexual assault education and prevention on campus. Teaching of Psychology, 46, 306-311.

Cavanaugh, C.E.,Campbell, J.C., Braxton, N., *Harvey, J., & Wingood, G. (2016). Adapting an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention for women in domestic violence shelters. [Special Issue: Interventions for Violence]. Psychology of Violence, 6, 469-477. doi: 10.1037/vio0000042

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4933957/ 

Cavanaugh, C.E.,*Mial, K., & Tulloch, D. (2016). Assessing and mapping the availability of the female condom in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. AIDS & Behavior, 20, 2845-2849. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1317-x

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5436489/

Cavanaugh, C.E., Messing, J.T., *Eyzerovich, E., & Campbell, J.C.(2015). Ethnic differences in correlates of suicidal behavior among women seeking help for intimate partner violence. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 36, 257-266. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000321

Cavanaugh, C.E., Harper, B., Classen, C.C., Palesh, O.G., Koopman, C., & Spiegel, D. (2015). Experiences of mothers who are child sexual abuse survivors: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24, 506-525. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2015.1042186

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26301437 

Cavanaugh, C.E., Petras, H., & Martins, S.S. (2015). Gender-specific profiles of adverse childhood experiences, past year mental and substance use disorders, and their associations among a national sample of adults in the United States. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 1257-1266. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1024-3

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4521980//

Cavanaugh, C.E., Campbell, J.C., & Messing, J.T. (2014). A longitudinal study of the impact of cumulative violence victimization on comorbid posttraumatic stress and depression among female nurses and nursing personnel. Workplace Health & Safety, 62, 224-232. doi:10.3928/21650799-20140514-01

Cavanaugh, C.E., Messing, J.T., Amanor-Boadu, Y., O’Sullivan, C., Webster, D., & Campbell, J.C. (2014). Intimate partner sexual violence: A comparison of foreign- versus U.S.-born physically abused Latinas. Journal of Urban Health, 91, 122-135. doi: 10.1007/s11524-013-9817-8

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3907624/

Cavanaugh, C.E. (2013). Brief Report: The influence of posttraumatic stress on unprotected sex among sexually active adolescent girls and boys involved in the child welfare system of the United States. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 835-837. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.07.004

Cavanaugh, C.E., Martins, S.S., Petras, H., & Campbell, J.C. (2013). Mental disorders associated with subpopulations of women affected by violence and abuse. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 459-466. doi: 10.1002/jts.21821

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4424795/

Cavanaugh, C.E., Messing, J.T., Petras, H., Fowler, B., LaFlair, L., Agnew, J., Fitzgerald, S., Bolyard, R., & Campbell, J. C. (2012). Patterns of violence against women: A latent class analysis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 169-176. doi: 10.1037/a0023314

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362828/

Cavanaugh, C.E., Messing, J.T., Del-Colle, M., O’Sullivan, C., & Campbell, J. C. (2011). Prevalence and correlates of suicidal behavior among adult female victims of intimate partner violence. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41, 372-383. doi: 10.1111/j.1943-278x.2011.00035.x

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3152586/

Cavanaugh, C.E., Floyd, L.J., Penniman, T.V., Hulbert, A., Gaydos, C., & Latimer, W.W. (2011). Examining racial/ethnic disparities in sexually transmitted diseases among recent heroin-using and cocaine-using women. Journal of Women’s Health, 20, 197-205. doi: 10.1089=jwh.2010.2140

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3064876/

Cavanaugh, C.E., Hansen, N., & Sullivan, T.P. (2010). HIV sexual risk behavior among low-income women experiencing intimate partner violence: The role of posttraumatic stress disorder. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 318-327. doi: 10.1007/s10461-009-9623-1

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2866623/

Cavanaugh, C.E. & Latimer, W.W. (2010). Recent sex trade and injection drug use among opiate and cocaine-dependent pregnant women in treatment: The Significance of psychiatric comorbidity. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 9, 32-40. doi: 10.1097/adt.0b013e3181a3b78b

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2909669/

Cavanaugh, C.E., Hedden, S.L., & Latimer, W.W. (2010). Sexually transmitted infections among pregnant heroin- or cocaine-addicted women in treatment: The significance of psychiatric co-morbidity and sex trade. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 21, 141-142. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009172

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2866117/

Cavanaugh, C.E. & Classen, C.C. (2009). Intergenerational pathways linking childhood sexual abuse to HIV risk among women. [Special Issue: Trauma, dissociation, and health]. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 10, 151-169. doi: 10.1080/15299730802624536

     Full text available in Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2688954/