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Denise Hines

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Dr. Denise Hines, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University.  Dr. Hines’ expertise includes the causes, consequences, and prevention of family violence and sexual assault, with a particular focus on under-recognized victims of violence.  As the former director of the Massachusetts Family Impact Seminars, she also has a specialization in translating university-based research for policymakers. 

Dr. Hines’ work on under-recognized victims of family violence has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, while her interpersonal violence prevention work has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education. The CAVE program that she co-founded in 2009 while a faculty member at Clark University quickly became recognized as a model campus sexual assault prevention program. It was one of only seven programs nationally to be recognized as a model by the U.S. Department of Education, and it was highlighted in their online course on “Preventing Violence and Promoting Safety in Higher Education Settings: Creating Comprehensive and Effective Programs.” 

Dr. Hines is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles and two books on issues of family violence, one of which – Family Violence in the United States – is currently under contract with Sage for its third edition.  She was the 2013 Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Central Lancashire in England.  She has spoken about her work in front of various audiences, including state coalitions against domestic violence, the Massachusetts State legislature, the White House domestic policy staff, staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Canadian Parliament. 

University Service

Psychology Department’s Faculty Handbook Committee. Member. 2018-2019

Specialized Sexual Violence Judicial Board. Member. 2011- 2019

Violence Prevention Committee for the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Member. 2012-2019

Violence Prevention Committee (Coordinated Community Response Network). Clark University. Co-chair. 2009-2016

Community Service

Member, Leading Women for Shared Parenting.
Member, the Research-to-Policy Collaboration

Advisory Board Member, National Family Violence Legislative Resource Center

Board Member, Association of Domestic Violence Intervention Providers

Board of Directors, Lemberg Children’s Center, Brandeis University.

Member, the Coordinated Community Response Network for Domestic Violence Services.

Former Planning Committee Member, the National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy

Former Member, the Junior League of Boston (Training Committee, Research and Development Committee, Co-Chair of Leader Within, Manager Elect of the Research and Development Committee)

Former Volunteer Foster Care Case Reviewer, the Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Degrees

PhD, Psychology, Boston University

MS, Psychology, Boston University

BS, Psychology, College of the Holy Cross

Research

Publications

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2019). An Empirical Test of Johnson’s Typology of Partner Violence in Two Samples of Men.  Partner Abuse, 10 (2), 180-198.
Harman, J. J., Kruk, E., & Hines, D. A. (2018). Parental alienation: An unacknowledged form of family violence. Psychological Bulletin, 144 (12), 1275-1299.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2018). Influence of Intimate Terrorism, Situational Couple Violence, and Mutual Violent Control on Male Victims. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 19 (4), 612-623.

Machado, A., Hines, D. A., & Matos, M. (2018). Characteristics of Intimate Partner Violence Victimization Among Portuguese Men. Violence and Victims, 33 (1), 157-175.

Ameral, V., Reilly, M. E., Palm Reed, K. M., & Hines, D. A. (2018). Frequency of use matters: The role of peer norms and approval on college students’ marijuana use. Cannabis, 1(2), 14-21.

Hines, D. A., & Palm Reed, K. M. (2017). Bystander Prevention of Sexual and Dating Violence: An Experimental Evaluation of Online and In-Person Bystander Intervention Programs. Partner Abuse, 8 (4), 331-346.

*Ollen, E., *Ameral, V., Palm Reed, K. M., & Hines, D. A. (2017). Dating violence and sexual assault: Sexual minority college students’ perceptions of prevalence, risk and barriers to help seeking. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64 (1), 112-119.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2016). Sexual Assault Experiences Among Male Victims of Physical Partner Violence: Prevalence, Severity, and Health Correlates for Male Victims and their Children. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45 (5), 1133-1151.

Douglas, E. M., & Hines, D. A. (2016). Children Whose Fathers Seek Help for Partner Violence Victimization: Descriptive Characteristics and Their Behavioral Health, As Compared to a Population-Based Sample. Violence and Victims, 31 (2), 251-273.

Douglas, E. M., & Hines, D. A. (2016). Children’s Exposure to Partner Violence in Homes Where Men Seek Help for Partner Violence Victimization. Journal of Family Violence, 31 (4), 515-525.

Machado, A., Hines, D. A., & Matos, M. (2016). Help-seeking and needs of male victims of intimate partner violence in Portugal. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, online first.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2016). Relative Influence of Various Forms of Partner Violence on the Health of Male Victims: Study of a Helpseeking Sample.  Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 17 (1), 3-16.

Berger, J. L., Douglas, E. M., & Hines, D. A. (2016). The association between legal and administrative partner aggression victimization with mental health among male partner violence victims and their children. Aggressive Behavior, 42 (4), 346-361.

Hines, D. A. (2015). Overlooked victims of domestic violence: Men. International Journal for Family Research and Policy, 1 (1), 57-79.

Hines, D. A., & Palm Reed, K. M. (2015). An experimental evaluation of peer versus professional educators of a bystander program for the prevention of sexual and dating violence among college students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 24 (3), 279-298.

*Richardson, H. B., *Armstrong, J. L., Hines, D. A., & Palm Reed, K. M. (2015). Rates and Context of Sexual Violence and Help-Seeking: A Comparison of LGBQ and Heterosexual College Students, Partner Abuse, 6(1), 29-46.

Palm Reed, K. M., Hines, D. A., *Armstrong, J. L., & *Cameron, A. Y. (2015). Experimental Evaluation of a Bystander Prevention Program for Sexual Assault and Dating Violence. Psychology of Violence, 5(1), 95-102.

Hines, D. A., & Palm Reed, K. M. (2015). Predicting Improvement After a Bystander Program for the Prevention of Sexual and Dating Violence. Health Promotion Practice, 16 (4), 550-559.

Hines, D. A., Douglas, E. M., & *Berger, J. L. (2015). A Self-Report Measure of Legal and Administrative Aggression within Intimate Relationships. Aggressive Behavior, 41, 295-309.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2015). Health Problems of Partner Violence Victims: Comparing Helpseeking Men to a Population-Based Sample. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 48 (2), 136-144.

Hines, D. A. (2014). Extent and Implications of the Presentation of False Facts by Domestic Violence Agencies in the United States. Partner Abuse, 5(1), 69-82.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2013). Predicting Potentially Life-Threatening Partner Violence by Women Toward Men: A Preliminary Analysis. Violence and Victims, 28 (5), 751-771.

Hines, D. A., & Bogenschneider, K. (2013).  Introduction: Communicating Research to Policymakers—Briefing Report Chapters from the Massachusetts Family Impact Seminars on Youth at Risk.  New England Journal of Public Policy, 25 (1).  Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol25/iss1/3

Wolak, J., *Evans, L., **Nguyen, S., & Hines, D. A. (2013).  Online predators – Myth versus reality.  New England Journal of Public Policy, 25 (1).  Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol25/iss1/6

Ettinger de Cuba, S., Frank, D. A., *Pilgrim, M., *Buitrago, M., **Voremberg, A., **Rollinger, H., & Hines, D. A. (2013).  Food insecurity among children in Massachusetts.  New England Journal of Public Policy, 25 (1).  Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol25/iss1/9

Hines, D. A., *Armstrong, J. L., Palm Reed, K., & *Cameron, A. Y. (2012). Gender Differences in Sexual Assault Victimization Among College Students. Violence and Victims, 27 (6), 922-940.

Douglas, E. M., Hines, D. A., & *McCarthy, S. (2012). Men Who Sustain Female-to-Male Partner Violence: Factors Associated with Where They Seek Help and How They Rate Those Resources. Violence and Victims, 27 (6), 871-894.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2012). Alcohol and drug abuse in men who sustain intimate partner violence. Aggressive Behavior, 38 (1), 31-46.

Hamel, J., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Hines, D. A. (2012).  More Than a Literature Review: The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Articles and Online Database.  Partner Abuse, 3 (2), 131-139.

Douglas, E. M., & Hines, D. A. (2011). The Reported Availability of U.S. Domestic Violence Services to Victims who Vary by Immigration Status, Primary Language, and Disability.  Partner Abuse, 2 (4), 427-451.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2011). Understanding the use of violence among male victims of intimate terrorism. Partner Abuse, 2(3), 259-283.

Douglas, E. M., & Hines, D. A. (2011). The Helpseeking Experiences of Men Who Sustain Intimate Partner Violence: An Overlooked Population and Implications for Practice. Journal of Family Violence, 26(6), 473-485.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2011). Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in men who sustain intimate partner violence: A study of helpseeking and community samples. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 12 (2), 112-127.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2011). The Reported Availability of U.S. Domestic Violence Services to Victims who Vary by Age, Sexual Orientation, and Gender. Partner Abuse, 2 (1), 3-30.

Goldberg, A. E., *Kinkler, L. A., & Hines, D. A. (2011). Perception and Internalization of Adoption Stigma Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Adoptive Parents.  Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 132-154.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2010). A Closer Look at Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism from their Female Partners.  Partner Abuse, 1(3), 286-313.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2010). Intimate terrorism by women towards men: Does it exist? Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 2(3), 36-56.

Hines, D. A., Douglas, E. M., & **Mahmood, S. (2010). The effects of survey administration on disclosure rates to sensitive items among men: A comparison of an Internet panel sample with an RDD telephone sample.” Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 1327-1335.

Morrill, M. I., Hines, D. A., **Mahmood. S., & Cordova, J. V. (2010). Pathways Between Marriage and Parenting for Husbands and Wives: The Role of Coparenting.  Family Process, 49(1), 59-73.

Hines, D.A., & Douglas, E.M. (2009). Women’s use of intimate partner violence against men: Prevalence, implications, and consequences.  Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 18, 572-586.

Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K.J. (2008). Personality and intimate partner aggression in dating relationships: The role of the “Big Five”. Aggressive Behavior, 34(6), 593-604.

Hines, D. A. (2008). Borderline personality and intimate partner aggression: An international multi-site, cross-gender analysis. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 290-302.

Lysova, A. V., & Hines, D. A. (2008). Binge drinking and violence against intimate partners in Russia. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 416-427.

Hines, D.A. (2007). Post-traumatic stress symptoms among men who sustain partner violence: A multi-national study of university students. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 8, 225-239.

Malley-Morrison, K., & Hines, D.A. (2007). Attending to the role of race/ethnicity in family violence research.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22, 943-972.

Hines, D.A., & Straus, M.A. (2007). Binge drinking and violence against dating partners: The mediating effect of antisocial traits and behaviors in a multi-national perspective.  Aggressive Behavior, 33, 441-457.

Hines, D.A. (2007). Predictors of sexual coercion against women and men: A multilevel, multinational study of university students. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 402-422.

Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K.J. (2007). Etiological similarities between psychological and physical aggression in intimate relationships: A behavioral genetic exploration. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 121-129.

Hines, D.A., Brown, J., & Dunning, E. (2007). Characteristics of callers to the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 63-72.

Hines, D.A., & Finkelhor, D. (2007). Statutory sex crime relationships between juveniles and adults: A review of the social scientific research. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12, 300-314.

Hines, D.A., Kaufman Kantor, G., & Holt, M.K. (2006).  Similarities in siblings’ experiences of neglectful parenting behaviors. Child Abuse and Neglect, 30, 619-637.
Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K.J. (2004). Genetic and environmental influences on intimate partner aggression: A preliminary study.  Violence and Victims, 19, 701-718.

Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K.J. (2003).  Gender differences in psychological, physical, and sexual aggression among college students using the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales.  Violence and Victims, 18, 197-218.

Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K.J. (2002).  Intergenerational transmission of intimate partner violence: A behavioral genetic perspective.  Trauma, Violence, & Abuse: A Review Journal, 3, 210-225.

Hines, D.A., & Malley-Morrison, K. (2001).  Psychological effects of partner abuse against men: A neglected research area.  Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 2, 75-85. 

Malley-Morrison, K., McCarthy, S., & Hines, D. A. (Eds.). (2013). International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism. New York: Springer.

Hines, D. A., & Douglas, E. M. (in press).  Male Victims of Female-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence: History, Controversy, and the Current State of Research.  In R. Geffner, V. Vieth, V. Vaughan-Eden, A. Rosenbaum, L. K. Hamberger, & J. White, Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan.  New York: Springer.

Hines, D. A., Douglas, E. M., & Straus, M. A. (2016).  Controversies in partner abuse.  In C. A. Cuevas & C. M. Rennison (Eds.), Handbook on the psychology of violence (pp. 411-438).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Douglas, E. M., Hines, D. A., & Straus, M. A. (2014).  Partner violence in a world perspective.  In J. Treas, J. Scott, & M. Richards (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families (pp. 323-343).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hines, D.A., & Zaveri, T. (2009). The United States: Ethnic Minorities. In K. Malley-Morrison (Ed.), State violence and the right to peace: An international survey of the views of ordinary people, Vol. 1: Western Europe and North America (pp. 141-161). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Hines, D.A. (2009).  An Integrative Conclusion for Volume 3.  In K. Malley-Morrison (Ed.), State violence and the right to peace: An international survey of the views of ordinary people, Vol. 3: Africa and Central and South America (pp. 247-256). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K.J. (2009). How much Variance in Psychological and Physical Aggression is Predicted by Genetics?  In K.D. O’Leary & E.M. Woodin (Eds.) Understanding Psychological and Physical Aggression in Couples:  Existing Evidence and Clinical Implications (pp. 141-162). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hines, D. A. (2009). Domestic Violence.  In M. Tonry (Ed.) Handbook on Crime and Public Policy (pp. 115-139).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Malley-Morrison, K., & Hines, D. A. (2009). Child Maltreatment.  In M. Tonry (Ed.) Handbook on Crime and Public Policy (pp. 140-162).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K.J. (2007).  Evidence for and perspectives on the intergenerational transmission of intimate partner violence.  In K. Kendall-Tackett & S. Giacomoni (Eds.) Intimate partner violence.  Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Hines, D.A., & Malley-Morrison, K. (2007).  Issues in the definition of family violence and abuse.  In A.S. Skolnick & J.H. Skolnick (Eds.) Family in transition, 14th Edition.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Malley-Morrison, K., Hines, D.A., West, D., Tauriac, J., & Arai, M. (2006).  Intimate relationship abuse in ethno-cultural minority groups.  In J. Hamel & T. Nicholls (Eds.) Family interventions in domestic violence: A handbook of gender-inclusive theory and treatment.  New York: Springer.

Hines, D.A., & Malley-Morrison, K. (2005).  Elder maltreatment.  In N.J. Salkind (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Development.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hines, D. A. (2019).  Sexual Assault on Campus: An Overview.  In Hines, D. A. (Ed.), #MAToo: Addressing Sexual Assault on College Campuses in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar Briefing Report, published by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, Clark University, Worcester, MA.

Hines, D. A. (2018).  Shared Parenting Plans in Light of Allegations of Domestic Violence.  For the Senator Anne Cools Symposium on Shared Parenting Plans, Senate of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

Hines, D. A. (2018). Prevention of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Policy Options and Challenges to Best Practices.  In Hines, D. A. (Ed.), The Kids are NOT All Right: Policy Options to Address Youth Trauma in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar Briefing Report, published by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, Clark University, Worcester, MA.

Hines, D. A. (2015). Overlooked victims of domestic violence: Men. In R. Kenedy (Ed.) Senator Cools Roundtable and Symposium on Family Dynamics Proceedings.  Ottawa: Senate of Canada.

Hines, D. A. (2010). The Great Recession’s Impact on Family Violence and Implications for Policy.  In Hines, D. A. (Ed.), The Great Recession and its Impact on Families, Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar Briefing Report, published by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, Clark University, Worcester, MA.

Grants

“Understanding College Students’ Attitudes Towards Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault.” Clark University. 2017. Role: Principal Investigator. $3,580

“A Pilot Study on the Potential Impact on Children of Witnessing Mother-to-Father Intimate Partner Violence”. Clark University. 2015. Role: Principal Investigator. $2,430

“The Family Impact Seminars: Increased Family-Based Placements for Children in Foster Care”. Purdue University. Role: Subcontractor. $6,000.

“Building Coalitions to Foster Change on College Campuses: A Four-Campus Coordinated Multilevel Violence Prevention and Intervention Program.” U.S. Department of Justice. Co-Principal Investigator. 2013-2016. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $499,962.

“The Mental and Physical Health of Men who Sustain Partner Violence and Their Children.” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2011-2014. Role: Principal Investigator. $464,811.

“Building Community to Foster Change on College Campuses: A Coordinated Multilevel Violence Prevention and Intervention Program.” U.S. Department of Justice. 2010-2013. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $284,896.

“Preventing Sexual and Dating Violence on College Campuses: An Extension of the Bystander Program.” 2009-2011. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $358,837.

“Mental Health Status of Male Help-Seekers for Partner Violence Victimization.” National Institute of Mental Health. 2007-2010. Role: Principal Investigator. $384,635.

 

Honors & Awards

Finalist, Fulbright Research Fellowship Program

August 1, 2019

100 New Peace Activists, engagingpeace.com

January 3, 2019

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Central Lancashire

November 1, 2013

Awardee, National Institutes of Health, Loan Repayment Program

March 1, 2013

Top 10 Most Productive Psychology of Men and Masculinity Scholars, American Psychological Association’s journal

August 1, 2010

Warrior Award, Clark University

June 1, 2010

Presentations & Performances

Constructions of Victimhood Among Male Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

August 2019 | American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention

College Students’ Attitudes Towards Different Types of Sexual Assaults: Implications for Bystander Programming

July 2018 | International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

Heterosexual men’s experiences with seeking help for partner violence victimization

June 2018 | Family Violence Prevention and Services Program’s Enhancing Services for Male Survivors of Domestic Violence Roundtable

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