Professor, Social Policy and Practice
Director, Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center
The epidemiology and prevention of violence, including the areas of homicide, suicide, sexual assault, child abuse, battering, and firearms; how gender, ethnicity, and nativity are related to risk of violence; global perspectives on gender, work and violence.
Professor Sorenson has published more than 100 articles in the epidemiology and prevention of violence, and issues of gender, work, violence and culture. See her c.v. for a complete list of publications.
Since 1986, she has taught a graduate course in family and sexual violence – the first violence prevention course in a school of public health in the nation. She teaches three undergraduate courses (Foundations of Public Health, Non-Stranger Violence, and Guns & Health, all through HSOC) and one graduate course (Violence in Relationships Through the Lifespan) at Penn.