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Jay Silverman, Ph.D., is Director of Research for the Center on Gender Equity and Health and a Professor of Medicine and Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. He has led multiple major government, foundation and UN-funded studies of gender-based violence (e.g., IPV, sexual assault, reproductive coercion, gender-based household maltreatment, sex trafficking) across multiple global regions regarding effects on women’s and girls’ reproductive and sexual health and the morbidity and mortality of their children. Dr. Silverman has published over 170 peer-reviewed scholarly papers on these issues, many in top-tier scientific journals.  He is also co-author of an award-winning practitioner guidebook on the role of intimate partner violence in shaping family dynamics.