Dr. Verhoek-Oftedahl's research is in public health surveillance and epidemiology of violence with particular interest in teen dating violence, domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child maltreatment, and elder abuse.
Dr. Verhoek-Oftedahl is an injury epidemiologist who began her career as a cancer and chronic disease epidemiologist. In 1995 she was asked to conduct an evaluation of data sources suitable for public health surveillance of intimate partner violence in Rhode Island for a CDC-funded project. This work catapulted her into the field of violence prevention. She is currently the Family Violence Prevention and Community Development Coordinator for the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. She is also principal investigator on an NIA Grant to evaluate methods for public health surveillance of elder mistreatment.
WENDY VERHOEK-OFTEDAHL, PHD, MS
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