Dr. Mindy Mechanic is a professor of Psychology at CSU-Fullerton. Her work focuses on the consequences of trauma/victimization, particularly intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault, and stalking. Her National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded research explored the influence of women’s ethnocultural context on responses to IPV and sexual violence. Dr. Mechanic is a forensic psychologist who works as a legal consultant/expert witness in criminal (civilian and military), civil, and family cases involving interpersonal violence, e.g., battered women’s criminal defense cases; prosecutions for sexual assault, IPV, and stalking; family law cases involving coercive control/IPV and civil cases for trauma-related psychological injuries.