Current Fellows

Emma Bardwell

Bloomberg Fellow

Emma Bardwell has been working at the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) since 2018. In her current role as a Research Associate, she contributes to evaluation efforts for the DoD Safe Helpline, a 24/7 crisis intervention and support service for the DoD community available by phone, chat, or text. Emma performs quality control, manages assessment tools, develops content for presentations, and prepares ongoing report deliverables for the Safe Helpline. Outside of her work for the DoD Safe Helpline, she works with data from the National Sexual Assault Hotline, collaborating on research studies. Recently Emma worked on qualitative coding to contribute to two publications, one on reactions to the disclosure of child sexual abuse and the other on survivors' concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her current projects include looking at the concerns of LGBTQIA+ hotline visitors and the experiences of hotline visitors discussing multiple perpetrator assault.  

 The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with local sexual assault service providers across the country and runs the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to educate the public, collaborates with corporate partners, and works on policy at federal and state levels to ensure justice for survivors. RAINN's research and evaluation team analyze anonymous data to inform service provision and training for both the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the DoD Safe Helpline. The team also works on peer-reviewed publications to add to the growing knowledge in the sexual violence field.

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