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University of Missouri professor on team that helped create anti-violence app

February 19, 2014

Nearly 1 in 4 women have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. University of Missouri Professor, Tina Bloom, in conjunction with an interdisciplinary research team  has developed a cell phone app that will combat domestic violence against women.  This advancement contributes the the Mizzou Advantage mission of One Health.

Story By:  The Columbia Daily Tribune

To help combat relationship violence involving college-age women, a group of researchers created a smartphone app to help victims and their friends create a safety plan. One of those researchers works at the University of Missouri.

Tina Bloom, MU nursing professor and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, is MU’s representation in a group of researchers from across the country who teamed up to investigate computer-based ways of addressing domestic sexual violence.  More…