Sarah E. Ullman, PhD

Professor of Criminology, Law, & Justice

Sarah E. Ullman is a Professor of Criminology, Law, & Justice, an Affiliate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Fellow at the Institute for Health Research and Policy. She served as Director of the Office of Social Science Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2010-2015. Dr. Ullman is a social psychologist whose research concerns the impact of sexual assault and traumatic life events on women’s health and substance abuse outcomes and rape avoidance/prevention. She has received funding from NIMH, NIAAA, and foundations for her research, and is currently conducting a NIAAA-funded longitudinal study of risk and protective factors in sexual assault survivors related to risk of revictimization, mental health, substance abuse and posttraumatic growth outcomes. Her book Talking About Sexual Assault: Society’s Response to Survivors was published by the American Psychological Association in 2010.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

For a list of publications by Dr. Sarah Ullman, see this edited PubMed list

Sigurvinsdottir R, Riger S, Ullman SE. The Impact of Disclosure of Intimate Partner Violence on Friends. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Nov;31(18):2940-2957. [See abstract.]

Sigurvinsdottir R, Ullman SE. Sexual Orientation, Race, and Trauma as Predictors of Sexual Assault Recovery. J Fam Violence. 2016 Oct;31(7):913-921. [See abstract.]

Kirkner A, Relyea M, Ullman SE. Predicting the Effects of Sexual Assault Research Participation: Reactions, Perceived Insight, and Help-Seeking. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Sep 25. pii: 0886260516670882. [See abstract.]

Relyea M, Ullman SE. Predicting Sexual Assault Revictimization in a Longitudinal Sample of Women Survivors: Variation by Type of Assault.
Violence Against Women. 2016 Aug 23. pii: 1077801216661035. [See abstract.]

Peter-Hagene LC, Ullman SE. Longitudinal Effects of Sexual Assault Victims' Drinking and Self-Blame on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Mar 7. pii: 0886260516636394. [See abstract.]

Ullman SE, Peter-Hagene LC. Longitudinal Relationships of Social Reactions, PTSD, and Revictimization in Sexual Assault Survivors. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Mar;31(6):1074-94. [See abstract.]

Ullman SE. Sexual revictimization, PTSD, and problem drinking in sexual assault survivors. Addict Behav. 2016 Feb;53:7-10. [See abstract.]

Sigurvinsdottir R, Ullman SE. Sexual Assault in Bisexual and Heterosexual Women Survivors. J Bisex. 2016;16(2):163-180. [See abstract.]

Long L, Ullman SE. Correlates of Problem Drinking and Drug Use in Black Sexual Assault Victims. Violence Vict. 2016;31(1):71-84. [See abstract.]