Tonya E. Edmond, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor, Brown School
Keywords:
abuse & neglect, children & adolescents, dissemination & implementation research, evidence-based practice, interpersonal violence & assault, mental & behavioral health, qualitative methods, randomized-controlled trial, trauma & injury prevention, women's health

Dr. Edmond is committed to strengthening services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She works to advance the development of trauma-informed systems of care and the implementation of evidence-based trauma treatments.

Dr. Edmond is a faculty affiliate with the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention, and focuses her research on violence against women, with a specific interest in testing trauma-focused interventions for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

Her research projects include: investigating the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral group intervention with adolescent girls; a national survey of the theoretical and practice preferences of domestic violence and sexual assault service providers; and a study of rape crisis centers to assess receptivity and barriers to evidence-based treatments.