Faculty Research Fellows Lunch with Mike Baiocchi
Mike Baiocchi: "Establishing an empirical foundation for preventing gender-based violence."
Grounded in feminist theories dating back to the 1980s, and formalized in the early 2000s, there have been major developments in the empirical testing of behavior-based interventions designed to reduce rates of gender-based violence, with an emphasis on preventing sexual assault. This talk will introduce several major empirical studies underway (i.e., projects in the "What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls" initiative - funded by the British Department for International Development), but will focus in on school-based empowerment programs. We will discuss both international (i.e., results of randomized trials in the informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya) as well as domestic programs (i.e., a prevention program being piloted on Stanford campus in the spring of 2018).
Mike Baiocchi is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and, by courtesy, of Statistics and of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology).