Release Date: 1/8/2014
BETHESDA, MD — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Abt Associates and Abt SRBI a contract worth more than $10 million to conduct a national and state level survey on the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. It will also measure lifetime victimization for these types of violence.
The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control began the annual National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey in 2010 to address research gaps in the fields of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking.
Abt Associates and its survey research arm Abt SRBI will conduct the survey of women and men who are 18 years of age and older to generate national and state-level estimates on the types of violence, who is most likely to experience violence and the patterns, impact and health consequences of such violence.
“We are honored to support the CDC in this vital effort to better understand the extent and causes of intimate partner and sexual violence and to provide the insights that will help policymakers and the public take action to address these problems,” said Dr. Christopher Spera, vice president of Abt’s U.S. Health Division.
“Abt SRBI is pleased to bring our innovative methodology and experience with large-scale health surveys to reach this population on a sensitive topic for one of the CDC’s most important surveys,” said Scott Royal, President and CEO of Abt SRBI.
Abt Senior Associate Danielle Hunt, Ph.D., M.P.H., will serve as project director. Dianne Rucinski, Ph.D., Vice President at Abt SRBI, will serve as survey director.
About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. www.abtassociates.com
About Abt SRBI
Abt SRBI is one of the nation’s largest full service public policy survey research firms, with more than 30 years of experience conducting surveys for major media, state and federal government agencies, university researchers, and commercial organizations. Abt SRBI, a fully owned subsidiary of Abt Associates, is headquartered in New York City and specializes in public opinion research, elections and public affairs, social and public policy, health, housing, transportation and labor policy. www.abtsrbi.com