Veronique C. Jaquier Erard PhD

Visiting Research Scientist, Psychiatry

Biographical Info

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

M.A.
University of Lausanne (2002)
M.A.
University of Lausanne (2004)
Ph.D.
University of Lausanne (2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT, Psychiatry, Division of Prevention and Community Research (2011 - 2013)
Senior Researcher
University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Criminology and Criminal Law, School of Criminal Justice (2006 - 2010)
Research Assistant
University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Criminology and Criminal Law, School of Criminal Justice (2005 - 2010)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland, Health and Community Medicine (2013 - 2014)
Research Assistant
University of Geneva, Switzerland, Forensic and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (2004 - 2006)
Research Assistant
University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Gender Studies, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (2002 - 2003)
Visiting Research Fellow
Northeastern University, Boston MA, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2013 - 2013)

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellowship for prospective researchers (12 months)
    Swiss National Science Foundation (2011)
  • Fernand Boulan Award for an outstanding PhD dissertation
    Association internationale des criminologues de langue française [AICLF] (2010)
  • Faculty Award for an outstanding PhD dissertation
    University of Lausanne, Switzerland | Faculty of Law and Criminal Sciences (2010)
  • Fellowship for prospective researchers (18 months)
    Swiss National Science Foundation (2012)
  • Faculty Award for an outstanding MA thesis
    University of Lausanne, Switzerland | Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (2002)

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