Veronique C. Jaquier Erard, PhD

Visiting Research Scientist, Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Veronique Jaquier Erard has trained in psychology and criminology in Switzerland and the United States. Her program of research focuses on the interrelations of women's and girls' victimization and their use of aggression as it impacts mental health, substance use and risk behaviors. Specifically, this comprises the application of mixed methodology to examine the precursors, contexts, and consequences of women's and girls' victimization and use of aggression, with emphasis on understanding how criminal justice and social institutions impact life trajectories. The long-term goal of this program is to develop trauma-informed violence interventions to be implemented in a variety of community, healthcare, and law enforcement settings. Dr. Jaquier received a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to conduct research on the mental health impact of intimate partner and sexual violence against women at the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Yale University. Her research is informed by her clinical experience working with victims of intimate and nonintimate violence (Switzerland) and women and men using intimate violence (United States).

Education & Training

PhD University of Lausanne (2010)
MA University of Lausanne, Criminology (2004)
MA University of Lausanne, Psychology (2002)
Postdoctoral Researcher Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
Visiting Research Fellow Northeastern University, Boston MA
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT
Senior Researcher University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Research Assistant University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Research Assistant University of Geneva, Switzerland
Research Assistant University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellowship for prospective researchers (18 months)Swiss National Science Foundation (2012)

  • Fellowship for prospective researchers (12 months)Swiss National Science Foundation (2011)

  • Faculty Award for an outstanding PhD dissertationUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland | Faculty of Law and Criminal Sciences (2010)

  • Fernand Boulan Award for an outstanding PhD dissertationAssociation internationale des criminologues de langue française [AICLF] (2010)

  • Faculty Award for an outstanding MA thesisUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland | Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (2002)

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