Anna Jaffe, PhD

Dr. Jaffe’s research is focused on responding to the public health problem of sexual assault and co-occurring alcohol misuse by improving understanding of survivors’ experiences and promoting recovery through novel interventions.

Taking an ecological perspective, Dr. Jaffe considers individual factors (e.g., cognitions, stress response), microsystems (e.g., interpersonal interactions, social networks), macrosystems (e.g., societal norms), and chronosystems (e.g., changes over time) that affect survivors’ recovery after sexual assault. Across these systems, she seeks to design and improve clinical interventions that support survivors’ recovery, mitigate post-assault alcohol misuse, and reduce distress.

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Recent Publications

Cannabis to cope with COVID-19 in college.
(2023 Nov 28)
J Am Coll Health
Jaffe AE, Brockdorf AN, Duckworth JC, Blayney JA, Stappenbeck CA

Improving voluntary engagement for posttraumatic stress disorder treatment among active-duty service members using motivational enhancement therapy.
(2023 Oct 12)
Psychol Trauma
Walker DD, Walton TO, Jaffe AE, Graupensperger S, Rhew IC, Kaysen D

Sexual Decision Making When Intoxicated: Women's Reasons for and Against Having Sex in a Laboratory-Based Scenario.
(2023 Aug 31)
J Sex Res
Jaffe AE, Blayney JA, Jones HR, Stappenbeck CA, George WH, Davis KC

Social Network Changes and Disclosure Responses after Sexual Assault.
(2022 Sep)
Psychol Women Q 46(3): 299-315
Jaffe AE, Blayney JA, Schallert MR, Edwards ME, Dworkin ER

A preliminary examination of sexual and physical victimization 6 months after recent rape.
(2023 Aug)
Arch Womens Ment Health 26(4): 495-501
Walsh K, Gilmore AK, Jaffe AE, Frazier P, Ledray L, Acierno R, Ruggiero KJ, Kilpatrick DG, Resnick HS

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