Emily Waterman

Post-doctoral Scholar

316D BBH Building


Emily Waterman is a post-doctoral fellow and research associate with a focus on preventing sexual and dating violence. Emily got into prevention research five years ago when she realized her passion for understanding sexuality development during a person’s transition to adulthood. Emily has worked on major projects such as The University Life Study and Live It. Emily is collaborating with the Centre County Women’s Resource Center to support its mission to prevent and educate women about relationship violence.

Emily has published six peer-reviewed journal articles during her five years of work in prevention research. She especially values working with interdisciplinary and collaborative teams on projects, which is one of her favorite aspects of working at the Center. She is grateful for mentorship from established scholars, which help make her own projects the best they can be.

Emily is also Assistant Director for Social Science in the Health and Human Development Design for Impact Lab in the Prevention Research Center. There, she is able to further her research on sexual and dating violence prevention through collaboration on translational research. Her most recent publications, “Increasing students’ familiarity with co-curricular experiences” is featured in the Journal of College Student Development. Outside of the Center, Emily enjoys hiking and considers herself an amateur bird-watcher.