Male Sexual Assault Among Torture Survivors

 
Male sexual assault survivor, Uganda. Photo credit Will Storr, The Observer

My research, conducted with Dr. Kristina Jones of Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and under the aegis of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, is on the impact of sexual assault on the level of PTSD among male torture survivors.

It was originally presented at American Psychiatric Association in May 2015. An updated version was presented at the 10th Annual Research Symposium of The National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs on March 5, 2018.

The research found that sexual assault is associated with a dramatic increase in the presentation of Post Traumatic Stress disorder among male survivors, ranging from 1.5 times to 2.0 times, depending on how narrow or broad a definition of sexual assault is used.

It is being prepared for publication. If you would like to view it, please feel free to contact me and I will provide you with a password.

Click here to view the DRAFT interactive website I’m developing with Dr. Jones based on this research (we’re cleaning it up April 5 – 12 2019) using Angular and Material Design. The idea behind the project, technologically, is that research, once published, becomes static. We want to create a research project that can be updated in real-time as our evidence base changes.