Mona Mittal, Ph.D.

Mona Mittal, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-0481

Research Bio

Her research interests include mental and sexual health of women, HIV/AIDS with women and couples, intimate partner violence and psychological trauma, and health intervention research.



Dr. Mittal's initial research focused on developing a better understanding of issues related to multiculturalism and psychotherapy practice with ethnic minorities in the U.S., with a particular emphasis on community-based therapy programs for at-risk families. However, her work has evolved since and is directed at understanding the experience of trauma at the interpersonal, familial, and community levels. She is particularly interested in the interrelationship between the experience of intimate partner violence among women and their risk for HIV infection. In May 2009, Dr. Mittal received a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Health to develop a HIV prevention intervention for women who experience intimate partner violence.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Academic Scholarship | Texas Tech University | Lubbock, TX 1998 - 2002
G. Natesha Iyer Prize-Best student in Law and Social Work | India 1998

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 11 available »

2012 May
Mittal M, Senn T, Carey M. "Intimate partner violence and condom use among women: Does the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model explain sexual risk behavior?". AIDS Behav. 2012; 16(4): 1011-9 NIHMSID: NIHMS319288. Link
2012
Morse DS, Lafleur R, Fogarty C, Mittal M, Cerulli C. "They told me to leave: How health care providers address partner violence". J Am Board Fam Med. 2012; 25(3): 333-42 PMCID: PMC3388120. Link
2011
Mittal M, Senn T, Carey M. "Mediators of the relation between partner violence and sexual risk behavior among women attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic". Sex Transm Dis. 2011; 38(6): 510-515 PMCID: PMC3106110. Link
2008
Landau J, Mittal M, Wieling L. "Linking human systems: Strengthening individuals, families and communities in the wake of mass trauma". Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 2008; 34(2): 193-209. Link
2008
Mittal M, Wieling L. "Special section on developing evidence-based interventions for families and communities affected by mass trauma". Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 2008; . Link

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary

Education

PhD | Family & Marriage Therapy | Texas Tech University2002
MA | Social Work-Family and Child Welfare | Tata Institute of Social Sciences1998
BS | Home Science-Child Development | Delhi University, Lady Irwin College1996