Sarah E. Ullman
Department of Criminal Justice
Fields of Interest:
Sarah E. Ullman's research focuses on etiological factors in rape victimization incidents to inform the development of rape prevention programs and the effects of rape and other traumatic events on individuals' mental and physical health. The goal of this work is to understand how crime affects adult functioning, so that effective treatment and intervention strategies can be developed. Current projects include a NIAA-funded longitudinal study of the role of social reactions in rape victims' recovery from PTSD and drinking problems, a study of mental health professionals and victim advocates about their experiences working with sexual assault survivors, a project on social reactions to college students' sexual abuse disclosures, and research on barriers to and experiences with seeking help from mental health professionals among sexual assualt survivors.
Ullman, S.E. (in press). Sexual assualt victimization and suicidal behavior in women. A review of empirical studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal.
Ullman, S.E. (in press). Social reactions to child sexual abuse disclosures: A critical review. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
Ullman, S.E. (in press). Rape resistance. Chapter to appear in J.R. Conte (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Trauma and Abuse. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Ullman, S.E. (in press). A critical review of field studies on the link of alcohol and adult sexual assault in women. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal.
Ullman, S.E., & Brecklin, L. (2003). Sexual assault history and health-related outcomes in a national sample of women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 46-57.
Ullman, S.E. (2002). Rape avoidance: Self-protection strategies for women. In Schewe, P.A. (Ed.). Preventing violence in relationships: Interventions across the life span. (pp. 137-162). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Ullman, S.E., & Brecklin, L. (2002). Sexual assault history, PTSD, and mental health service seeking in a national sample of women. Journal of Community Psychology, 30, 1-19.
Brecklin, L.R., & Ullman, S.E. (2002). The roles of victim and offender alcohol use in sexual assaults: Results from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63, 57-63.
Ullman, S.E., & Brecklin, L. (2002). Sexual assault and suicidal behavior in the National Comorbidity Survey. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 32, 117-130.
Filipas, H.H. & Ullman, S.E. (2001). Social reactions to victims of sexual assault from social network members. Violence and Victims, 16, 673-692.
Ullman, S.E., & Filipas, H.H. (2001). Correlates of formal and informal support seeking in sexual assault victims. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16, 1028-1047.
Ullman, S.E., & Filipas, H.H. (2001). Predictors of PTSD symptom severity and social reactions in sexual assault Victims. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14, 393-413.
Brecklin, L.R., & Ullman, S.E. (2001). The role of offender alcohol use in rape attacks: An analysis of National Crime Victimization Survey data. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16, 3-21.
Ullman, S.E. (2000). Psychometric characteristics of the Social Reactions Questionnaire: A measure of reactions to sexual assault victims. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 257-271.
Ullman, S.E., & Brecklin, L.R. (2000). Alcohol and adult sexual assault in a national sample of women. Journal of Substance Abuse, 12, 1-16. Rape Prevention: Individual Self-protection Strategies for Women and Their Implications for Research and Practice. In P.A. Schewe (Ed.), Preventing Violence in Relationships: Developmentally Appropriate Intervention Across the Lifespan. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
AWARDS/HONORS:Great Cities Faculty Scholar, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002-2003 Academic Year