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 long-term research goal is to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical interventions to improve the health of women and children affected by interpersonal violence.

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Selected Publications

*=Rutgers student author

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

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

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/