Faculty Biography

Denise Hines

Denise Hines, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508.793.7458
Email: dhines@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Professional Website

Dr. Hines received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in 1995, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University in 1999 and 2004, respectively. From 2003 until 2005, she was an NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Family Research Laboratory (FRL) and Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire, and from 2005 until 2007, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Since 2005, she has been affiliated with the University of New Hampshire’s FRL and CCRC as a Research Associate. She has been at Clark since 2007.

Current Teaching and Research

Dr. Hines’ research centers on issues of family violence and how to connect such research with policymakers and practitioners.  Her current research has three foci.  First, she is the Principal Investigator on a series of studies investigating the physical and mental health of men who sustain partner violence from their female partners and seek help. The most recent of these studies also investigates the mental and physical health of child witnesses and is being supported by a grant from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.  Her second area of research centers on the Clark Anti-Violence Education (CAVE) program, of which she is the co-director.  This program offers free prevention and intervention services for sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victimization, and Dr. Hines is involved in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs.  Finally, Dr. Hines is the Director of the Family Impact Seminars, a series of annual seminars that translates social science research to state policymakers on issues related to families, broadly defined.  Dr. Hines teaches undergraduate courses in Quantitative Methods, Psychological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior, Dating and Sexual Violence, and Research on Family Violence; a combined undergraduate and graduate course on Using Social Science Research to Influence Public Policy, and graduate courses in Statistical Methods.

Selected Publications

Hines, D. A., Malley-Morrison, K., & Dutton, L. B. (2013). Family Violence in the United States: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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.

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, online first.

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.

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., & 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., & 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.

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. (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. (2004). Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hines, D. A., & Saudino, K. J. (2004). Genetic and environmental influences on intimate partner aggression: A preliminary study. Violence and Victims, 19, 701-718.