Rachel Lovell

Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender-based violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Human sex trafficking
  • Intimate partner violence


Rachel Lovell, Senior Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University, is an expert in gender-based violence, sexual assault, human sex trafficking and intimate partner violence.

Lovell works with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education and is Co-PI research partner on a Sexual Assault Kit Initiative funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. She consulted with the Cleveland Clinic, the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services, the Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, the Begun Foundation and the Social Science Research Center at DePaul University.

She has been published in academic journals and authored Gender Differences in Occupational-Career Interruptions: A Comparative Analysis of the United States, Sweden and Poland.

Lovell received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Ohio State University and M.A. and B.A. in Sociology from Baylor University.

Follow Rachel on Twitter: @rlovell100