About 33 million women will experience violence in their lifetimes. In addition to physical, sexual, emotional injury and even death, the economic costs of violence against women in lost work productivity and healthcare services are as high as $12.6 billion in the United States. Effectively impacting this social issue could save countless lives and billions of dollars. To better understand the complexity of violence against women, and create innovative responses that transcend any one discipline, we need to study it from an interdisciplinary approach that merges health, social welfare and social justice perspectives. The cluster aims to incorporate all of these fields into the analysis of violence against women to better understand it and provide insight into preventing it.
UCF Colleges and Centers Involved in Violence Against Women
- College of Community Innovation and Education
- College of Health Professions and Sciences
- College of Medicine
- College of Nursing
- College of Sciences
Learn More About Violence Against Women:
- Enhance the transdisciplinary research capacity of UCF violence against women scholars
- Build an interdisciplinary research infrastructure that expands federal research funding opportunities for violence against women research and evaluation
- Increase visibility and community awareness of research through knowledge translation, publication and dissemination
- Conduct research and education that is relevant to practice, policy development and legislative reform across justice, education, health and social service systems
- Establish the first violence against women university research and training center in Florida and the Southeast
- Enhance our contributions to the scientific community and improve and expand our usefulness to survivors, community partners and policy makers
- Identify the types of violence against women interventions that most effectively reduce the experience and impact of violence, increase awareness and change attitudes
- Encourage institutions and jurisdictions to implement evidence-based policies that can decrease the incidence of violence against women
- Encourage policies that increase help-seeking and reporting of violence against women to ensure victim recovery, while also evaluating criminal justice interventions that hold perpetrators accountable
More details about the cluster can be found in the Violence Against Women Faculty Cluster Proposal.
We’re Looking for the Best.
Violence Against Women Cluster Faculty
The following faculty are involved in developing and guiding the cluster and its efforts.
- Jana Jasinski, Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence
- Libby Mustaine, Professor and Chair
The Faculty Cluster Initiative is hiring in nine interdisciplinary areas to advance UCF’s areas of excellence and global impact. We’re looking for leaders to help shape collaborative research and teaching across the university.