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John Cullen on current two-year study of domestic violence reporting

February 14, 2018
John CullenJohn Cullen, assistant director of the University of Rochester's Susan B. Anthony Center and director of diversity and inclusion for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Domestic violence continues to pose a significant public health problem with 10 million cases reported annually in the United States alone. Researchers at the University of Rochester have now teamed up to study and improve technology that can show a victim’s bruising much faster. John Cullen, assistant director of the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center and director of diversity and inclusion for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the Medical Center, talked to WXXI’s Beth Adams on Wednesday about the two-year community-based study that is just now underway.

“It is controversial,” says Cullen of the alternative light source, or ALS, technology used to detect bruising before if becomes visible to the naked eye. “That’s part of why we are doing this study, to provide further documentation and evidence that it does work.” Another goal of the study is to learn how the technology may be improved to work more effectively for victims of color. “Basically want we want to do is take skin color out of the equation,” says Cullen.

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Listen here to John Cullen’s interview on WXXI.

 

 

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