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Center Mission

The Center for Research on Violence Against Women at the University of Kentucky is committed to advancing research into the legal and clinical complexities presented by intimate partner violence, rape, stalking and related experiences for women, and is dedicated to preventing violence and to enhancing the welfare and safety of those impacted by violence through research, scholarship and public service.

The Endowed Faculty of the Center

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

To advance the Center's agenda, the Center has established a plan to endow chairs and professorships of study on violence against women-each with a specific area of study and all contributing to a university-wide interdisciplinary body of knowledge on violence against women. Each endowed faculty member is supported by a Center endowment that results from generous gifts by our community, corporate and foundation partners. The Center's Endowed Faculty include:

Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair of Study on Violence Against Women
Women's Circle Endowed Chair of Study on Violence Against Women
Judi Conway Patton Chair of Study on Violence Against Women
Cralle-Day Endowed Chair of Study on Violence Against Women
Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Endowed Professorship on Violence Against Women
Fifth & Pacific Endowed Professorship on Violence Against Women

Ann Coker

Areas of Research Interest

  • Evaluation of clinic and population based intervention to prevent or reduce the impact of dating violence, sexual violence or intimate partner violence.
  • Determining the mental and physical health effect and cost of intimate partner violence.

Ann L. Coker, Ph.D., MPH

Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
800 Rose Street
UK Chandler Hospital C-371
Lexington, KY 40506
Office: (859) 323-6758
Fax: (859) 257-1305
Cell: (859) 221-6445
ann.coker@uky.edu

Biography

In May 2007, Ann L. Coker, Ph.D., MPH became the inaugural Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. She serves as Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine and jointly in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health.  Dr. Coker also serves as the Public Health Co-Associate Dean for Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Coker is currently engaged in several research projects addressing the health effects of partner violence. She instituted a universal screening protocol in the University’s Obstetrics Clinics in February 2008 and is in the process of evaluating the impact of screening on women and infants. She received a five year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate a statewide intervention to reduce dating and sexual violence using a randomized design in 26 high schools across Kentucky. The intervention is a novel active bystander intervention designed to empower students to reduce violence within their social networks. She also serves as principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant for a five year cohort study to explore how life stresses including partner and family support or interference may impact cancer care and well-being for women diagnosed with breast, cervical or colorectal cancer in Kentucky. The Kentucky Cancer Registry and the Survey Research Laboratory are co-collaborators on that project.

Current Projects

Here are the aims of my three current funded projects:

  • “Life stresses, family and partner support and cancer care for women” (National Institutes of Health  – A Coker PI). The goal of this cohort study is to determine whether and if so how violence against women influences the cancer care continuum and whether violence may explain the racial or ethnic disparities in cancer survival. We are exploring partner and family behaviors that may support or interfere with women’s ability to get recommended cancer care.
  • “Green Dot across the Bluegrass: Evaluation of a primary prevention intervention” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – A Coker PI). The goal of this research is to evaluate a promising new intervention to prevent dating and sexual violence.
  • “Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health” (National Institutes of Health – A Coker Program Leader). The goal of this project is to train young investigators to develop a successful career in women’s health research.

Coker, A.L., Garcia, L.S., Williams, C.M., Crawford, T.N., Clear, E.R., McFarlane, J., & Ferguson, J.E. (2012). Universal psychosocial screening and adverse pregnancy outcomes in an academic obstetric clinic. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 119, 1180-1189.

Garcia, L.S., Coker, A.L., Williams, C.M., Clear, E.R., Jennings, N., Hansen, W., McFarlane, J., & Ferguson, J.E. (2012). Lessons Learned in Implementing a Psychosocial Screener in a High Risk Obstetrics Clinic. Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice. Retrieved from http://futureswithoutviolence.org/health/ejournal/2012/02/lessons-learned-in-implementing-a-psychosocial-screener-in-a-high-risk-obstetrics-clinic/.

Coker, A.L., Smith, P.H., Whitaker, D.J., Le, B., & Flerx, V.C. (2012). Effect of an in-clinic IPV advocate intervention to increase help seeking, reduce violence, and improve well-being. Violence Against Women, 18, 118-131.

White, A.R., Coker, A.L., Eggleston, K.S., & Williams, M. (2011). Racial/ethnic disparities in survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Texas. Cancer, 117(5), 1080-1088.

Coker, A.L., Cook-Craig, P.G., Williams, C.M., Fisher, B.S., Clear, C.R., Garcia, L.S., & Hegge, L.M. (2011). Evaluation of green dot: An active bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence on college campuses. Violence Against Women, 17(6), 777-796.

Whitworth, K.W., Symanski, E., Lai, D., & Coker, A.L. (2011). Kriged and model ambivalent air levels of benzene in an urban environment: An exposure assessment study. Environmental Health, 10(21). Retrieved from http://www.ehjournal.net/content/10/1/21.

Smith, P.H., Murray, C.E., & Coker, A.L. (2010). The coping window: a contextual understanding of the methods women use to cope with battering. Violence and Victims, 25(1), 18-28.

Meyer, T.E., Boerwinkle, E., Morrison, A.C., Volcik, K.E., Sanderson, M., Coker, A.L., Pankow, J.S., & Folsom, A.R. (2010). Diabetes genes and prostate cancer in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 19(2), 558-565.

Sanderson, M., Coker, A.L., Eggleston, K.S., Fernandez, M.E., Arrastia, C.D., & Fadden, M.K. (2009). HPV vaccine acceptance among Latinas by HPV status. Journal of Women's Health, 18, 1793-1799.

Coker, A.L., Hopenhayn, C., DeSimone, C.P., Bush, H.M., & Crofford, L. (2009). Violence against women increases cervical cancer rates. Journal of Women's Health, 18, 1179-1185.

Coker, A.L., DeSimone, C.P., Eggleston, K.S., White, A.L., & Williams, M. (2009). Ethnic disparities in cervical cancer survival among Texas women. Journal of Women's Health, 18, 1577-1583.

Camp, E.A., Coker, A.L., Robboy, S.J., Noeller, K.L., Goodman, K.J., Titus-Ernstoff, L.T., Hatch, E.E., Herbst, A.L., Troisi, R., Kaufman, R.H., & Adam, E. (2009). Breast cancer screening in women exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol. Journal of Women's Health, 18, 547-552.

Coker, A.L., Williams, C., Ferguson, J.E., Bush, H.M., Parrish, Y., & Crofford, L. (2009). Intimate or childhood sexual abuse and obesity in Kentucky. Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice. Retrieved from http://endabuse.org/health/ejournal/archive/1-7/abuse_and_obesity.php.

Coker, A.L., Eggleston, K.S., Du, X.L., & Ramondetta, L. (2009). Ethnic disparities in cervical cancer survival among Medicare eligible women in a multi-ethnic population. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 19(1), 13-20.

Whitworth, K.W., Symanski, E., & Coker, A.L. (2008). Childhood lymphohematopoietic cancer incidence and hazardous air pollutants in southeast Texas, 1995-2004. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(11), 1576-1580.

Coker, A.L., DeSimone, C.P., Eggleston, K.S., Hopenhayn, C., Nee, J., & Tucker, T. (2008). Smoking and survival among Kentucky women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer: 1995-2005. Gynecological Oncology, 112(2), 365-269.

Westin, S.N., Bustillos, D., Gano, J.B., Fields, M.M., Coker, A.L. (2008). Social factors affecting treatment of cervical cancer: ethical issues and policy implications. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 111(3), 747-751.

Camp, E.A., Coker, A.L., Troisi, R., Robboy, J.S., Noeller, K.L., Palmer, J.R., Goodman, K.J., Titus-Ernstoff, L.T., Hatch, E.E., Herbst, A.L., Kaufman, R.H., & Adam, E. (2008). Cervical screening and general physical examination behaviors of women exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disorders, 12(2), 111-117.

Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., Cantu, E., Huerta, D., & Fadden, M.K. (2008). Frequency and types of partner violence among Mexican American college women. Journal of American College Health, 56, 665-674.

Liu L., Coker, A.L., Du, X.L., Cormier, J.N., Ford, C.E., & Fang, S. (2008). Long-term survival after radical prostatectomy compared to other treatments in older men with local or regional prostate cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 97, 583-591.

Rohatgi, N., Du, X.L., Coker, A.L., Moye, L., Wang, M., & Fang, S. (2007). Chemotherapy and survival for patients with multiple myeloma: findings from a large nationwide and population-based cohort. American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(5), 540-548.

Coker, A.L., Whitaker, D.P., Fadden, M.K., Flerx, V.C., & Smith, P.H. (2007). Intimate partner violence incidence and continuation in a primary care screening program. American Journal of Epidemiology, 165(7), 821-827.

Coker, A.L., Eggleston, K.S., Meyer, T.E., Luchok, K., & Prabhu Das, I. (2007). What predicts adherence to follow-up recommendations for abnormal pap tests? Gynecologic Oncology, 105(1), 74-80.

Coker, A.L. (2007). Does intimate partner violence affect sexual health? A systematic review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 8, 149-177.

Coker, A.L., Flerx, V.C., Smith, P.H., Whitaker, D.J., Fadden, M.K., & Williams, M. (2007). Partner violence assessment in rural health care clinics. American Journal of Public Health, 97(7), 1319-1325.

Weston, R.W., Marshall, L.L., & Coker, A.L. (2007). Women's motives for violence and nonviolent behaviors in conflicts. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(8), 1043-1065.

Eggleston, K.S., Coker, A.L., Luchok, K.J., & Meyer, T.E. (2007). Adherence to recommendations for abnormal Pap follow-up does not differ by race. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 109(6), 1332-1334.

Eggleston, K.S., Coker, A.L., Das, I.P., Cordray, S.T., & Luchok, K.J. (2007). Understanding barriers for adherence to follow-up care for abnormal pap tests. Journal of Women's Health, 16(3), 311-330.

Meyer, T.E., Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., & Symanski, E. (2007). A case-control study of farming and prostate cancer in African-American and Caucasian men. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 64(3), 155-160.

Eggleston, K.S., Coker, A.L., Williams, M., Tortolero-Luna,G., Martin, J.B., & Tortolero, S.R. (2006). Socioeconomic status as a predictor of cervical cancer survival in Texas, 1995-2001. Journal of Women's Health, 15(8), 941-951.

Rivera, S., Vernon, S.W., Tiro, J.A., Coan, S., del Junco, D., Chan, W., & Coker, A. (2006). Test-retest reliability of self-reported mammography practices in women veterans. Preventive Medicine, 42(4), 320-326.

Sanderson, M., Coker, A.L., Perez, A., Du, X.L., Peltz, G., & Fadden, M.K. (2006). A multilevel analysis of socioeconomic status and prostate cancer risk.  Annals of Epidemiology,  16(12), 901-907.

Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., Ellison, G.L., & Fadden, M.K. (2006). Stress, coping, social support, and prostate cancer risk among older African American and Caucasian men. Ethnicity and Disease, 16(4), 978-987.

Coker, A.L., Hanks, J.S., Eggleston, K.S., Risser, J., Tee, P.G., Chronister, K.J., Troisi, C.L., Arafat, R., & Franzini, L. (2006). Social and mental health needs assessment of Katrina evacuees. Disaster Management Response, 4(3), 88-94.

Coker, A.L., Du, X.L., Fang, S., & Eggleston, K.S. (2006). Socioeconomic status and cervical cancer survival among older women: Findings from the SEER–medicare linked data cohorts. Gynecologic Oncology, 102(2), 278-284.

Coker, A.L., Bond, S.M., & Pirisi, L. (2006). Life stressors are an important reason for women discontinuing follow-up care for cervical neoplasia. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 15(2), 321-325.

Du, X.L., Fang, S., Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., Aragaki, C., Cormier, J.N., Xing, Y., Gor, B.J., & Chan, W. (2006). Racial disparity and socioeconomic status in association with survival in older men with local/regional stage prostate cancer: Findings from a large community-based cohort. Cancer, 106(6), 1276-1285.

Coker, A.L., Weston, R., Creson, D.M., Justice, B., & Blackley, P. (2005). PTSD symptoms among men and women survivors of intimate partner violence. Violence & Victims, 20(6), 625-643.

Coker, A.L., Smith, P.H., & Fadden, M.L. (2005). Partner violence and disabilities preventing work. Journal of Women's Health, 14(9), 829-838.

Coker, A.L. (2005). Opportunities for prevention: Addressing IPV in the health care setting. Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice.1: 1-9. Retrieved from http://futureswithoutviolence.org/health/ejournal/archive/1-1/.

Sanderson, M., Coker, A.L., Roberts, R.E., Tortolero, S.R., & Reninger, B.M. (2004). Acculturation, ethnic identity, and dating violence among Latino ninth-grade students. Preventive Medicine, 39(2), 373-383.

Coker, A.L. (2004). Primary prevention of intimate partner violence for women's health: a response to Plichta. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(11), 1324-1334.

Coker, A.L., Reeder, C.E., Fadden, M.K., & Smith, P.H. (2004). Physical partner violence and medicaid utilization and expenditures. Public Health Reports, 119(6), 557-567.

Sanderson, M., Coker, A.L., Logan, P., Zheng, W., & Fadden, M.K. (2004). Lifestyle and prostate cancer among older African-American and Caucasian men in South Carolina. Cancer Causes & Control, 15(7), 647-655.

Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., & Dong, B. (2004). Partner violence during pregnancy and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 18(4), 260-269.

Boyapati, S.M., Bostic, R.M., McGlynn, K.A., Fina, M.F., Roufail, W.M., Geisinger, K.R., Hebert, J.R., Coker, A., & Wargovic, M. (2004). Folate intake, MTHFR C677T polymorphism, alcohol consumption, and risk for sporadic colorectal adenoma. Cancer Causes & Control, 15(5), 493-501.

Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., Zheng, W., & Fadden, M.K. (2004). Diabetes mellitus and prostate cancer risk among older men: population-based case-control study. British Journal of Cancer, 90(11), 2171-2175.

 Slashinski, M.J., Coker, A.L., & Davis, K.E. (2003). Physical aggression, forced sex, and stalking victimization by a dating partner: an analysis of the National Violence Against Women Survey. Violence & Victims, 18(6), 595-617.

Coker, A.L., Watkins, K.W., Smith, P.H., & Brandt, H.M. (2003). Social support reduces the impact of partner violence on health: application of structural equation models. Preventive Medicine, 37(3), 259-267.

Coker, A.L., Bond, S., Madeleine, M.M., Luchok, K., & Pirisi, L. (2003). Psychosocial stress and cervical neoplasia risk. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65(4), 644-651.

Boyapati, S.M., Bostic, R.M., McGlynn, K.A., Fina, M.F., Roufail, W.M., Geisinger, K.R., Wargovich, M., Coker, A., & Hebert, J.R. (2003). Calcium, vitamin D, and risk for colorectal adenoma: dependency on vitamin D receptor BsmI polymorphism and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use? Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 12(7), 631-637.

Coker, A.L., Davis, K.E., Arias, I., Desai, S., Sanderson, M., Brandt, H.M., & Smith, P.H. (2002). Physical and mental health effects of intimate partner violence for men and women. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 23(4), 260-268.

Smith, P.H., Thornton, G.E., DeVillis, R., Earp, J., & Coker, A.L. (2002). A population-based study of the prevalence and distinctiveness of battering, physical assault, and sexual assault in intimate relationships. Violence Against Women, 8(10), 1208-1232.

Davis, K.E., Coker, A.L., & Sanderson, M. (2002). Physical and mental health effects of being stalked for men and women. Violence & Victims, 17(4), 429-443.

Coker, A.L., Smith, P.H., Thompson, M.P., McKeown, R.E., Bethea, L., & Davis, K.E. (2002). Social support protects against the negative effects of partner violence on mental health. Journal of Women’s Health & Gender-Based Medicine, 11(5), 465-76.

Coker, A.L., Bond, S.M., Williams, A., Gerasimova, T., & Pirisi, L. (2002). Active and passive smoking, high-risk human papillomaviruses and cervical neoplasia. Cancer Detection & Prevention,  26(2), 121-128.

Coker, A.L., Bethea, L., Smith, P.H., Fadden, M.K., & Brandt, H.M. (2002). Missed opportunities: intimate partner violence in family practice settings. Preventive Medicine, 34(4), 445-454.

Ellison, G.L., Coker, A.L., Hebert, J.R., Sanderson, S.M., Royal, C.D., Weinrich, S.P. (2001). Psychosocial stress and prostate cancer: a theoretical model. Ethnicity & Disease, 11(3), 484-495.

Richter, D.L., Harris, M.J., Coker, A.L., & Fraser, J. (2001). Limiting the spread of HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone: opportunities for intervention. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 12(5), 48-54.

Coker, A.L., Sanders, L.C., Bond, S.M., Gerasimova, T., & Pirisi, L. (2001). Hormonal and barrier methods of contraception, oncogenic human papillomaviruses, and cervical squamous intraepithelial lesion development. Journal of Womens Health & Gender-Based Medicine, 10(5), 441-449.

Akerman, G.S., Tolleson, W.H., Brown, K.L., Zyzak, L.L., Mourateya, E., Engin, T.S., Basaraba, A., Coker, A.L., Creek, K.E., & Pirisi, L. (2001). Human papillomavirus type 16 E6 and E7 cooperate to increase epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mRNA levels, overcoming mechanisms by which excessive EGFR signaling shortens the life span of normal human keratinocytes. Cancer Research, 61(9), 3837-3843.

Coker, A.L., Gerasimova, T., King, M.R., Jackson, K.L., & Pirisi, L. (2001). High-risk HPVs and risk of cervical neoplasia: a nested case-control study. Experimental & Molecular Pathology, 70(2), 90-95.

Coker, A.L., Russell, R.B., Bond, S.M., Pirisi, L., Liu, Y., Mane, M., Kokorina, N., Gerasimova, T., & Hermonat, P.L. (2001). Adeno-associated virus is associated with a lower risk of high-grade cervical neoplasia. Experimental & Molecular Pathology, 70(2), 83-89.

Coker, A.L., Pope, B.O., Smith, P.H., Sanderson, M., & Hussey, J.R., (2001). Assessment of clinical partner violence screening tools.  Journal of the American Medical Womens Association, 56(1), 19-23.

Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., Fadden, M.K., Pirisi, L. (2000). Intimate partner violence and cervical neoplasia. Journal of Women’s Health & Gender-Based Medicine, 9(9), 1015-1023.

Coker, A.L., Derrick, C., Lumpkin, J.L., Aldrich, T.E., & Oldendick, R. (2000). Help-seeking for intimate partner violence and forced sex in South Carolina. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 19(4), 316-320.

Coker, A.L., McKeown, R.E., Sanderson, M., Davis, K.E., Valois, R.F., & Huebner, E.S. (2000). Severe dating violence and quality of life among South Carolina high school students. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 19(4), 220-227.

Burgos, M., Reininger, B., Richter, D.L., Coker, A.L., Alegria, M., Vera, M., & Saunders, R. (2001). Correlates of sexually transmitted infections among street-based female adolescent sex workers in Puerto Rico: Implications for community health. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 20(3), 253-264.

Coker, A.L., Smith, P.H., Bethea, L., King, M.R., & McKeown, R.E. (2000). Physical health consequences of physical and psychological intimate partner violence. Archives of Family Medicine, 9(5), 451-457.

Oldendick, R., Coker, A.L, Wieland, D., Raymond, J.I., Probst, J.C., Schell, B.J., & Stoskopf, C.H. (2000). Population-based survey of complementary and alternative medicine usage, patient satisfaction, and physician involvement. South Carolina Complementary Medicine Program Baseline Research Team. Southern Medical Journal, 93(4), 375-381.

Coker, A.L., Smith, P.H., McKeown, R.E., & King, M.J. (2000). Frequency and correlates of intimate partner violence by type: physical, sexual, and psychological battering. American Journal of Public Health, 90(4), 553-559.

Nelson, J.H., Hawkins, G.A., Edlund, K., Evander, M., Kjelberg, L., Wadell, G., Dillner, J., Gerasimova, T., Coker, A.L., Pirisi, L., Ptereit, D., & Lambert, P.F. (2000). A novel and rapid PCR-based method for genotyping human papillomaviruses in clinical samples. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 38(2), 688-695.

Cokkinides, V.E., Coker, A.L., Sanderson, M., Addy, C., & Bethea, L. (1999). Physical violence during pregnancy: maternal complications and birth outcomes. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 93(5 Pt 1), 661-666.

Coker, A.L., Derrick, C., Lumpkin, J., Oldendick, R., & Potter, R.H. (2000). Intimate partner violence in South Carolina, 1998. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  .49(30), 691-694.

Burgos, M., Richter, D.L., Reininger, B., Coker, A.L., Saunders, R., Alegria, M., & Vera, M. (1999). Street-based female adolescent Puerto Rican sex workers: Contextual issues and health needs. Family & Community Health, 22(2), 59-71.

Cakkinides, V.E., & Coker, A.L. (1998). Experiencing physical violence during pregnancy: Prevalence and correlates. Family & Community Health, 20(4), 19-37.

Coker, A.L., Patel, N., Krishnawami, S., Schmidt, W., & Richter, D. (1998). Childhood forced sex and cervical neoplasia among women prison inmates. Violence Against Women, 4(5), 595-608.

Coker, A.L., Walls, L., & Johnson, J.E. (1998). Traumatic physical injury during sexual assaults: Frequency and correlates for men and women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 13(5), 605-620.

Coker, A.L., & Richter, D.L. (1998). Violence against women in Sierra Leone: frequency and correlates of intimate partner violence and forced sexual intercourse. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 2(1), 61-72.

McDermott, S., Coker, A.L., Mani, S., Krishnaswami, S., Nagle, R.J., Barnett-Queen, L.L., & Wuori, D.F. (1996). A population-based analysis of behavior problems in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 21(3), 447-463.

Bachman, R., & Coker, A.L. (1995). Police involvement in domestic violence: the interactive effects of victim injury, offender's history of violence, and race. Violence & Victims, 10(2), 91-106.

Boardley, D.J., Sargent, R.G., Coker, A.L., Hussey, J.R., & Sharpe, P.A. (1995). The relationship between diet, activity, and other factors, and postpartum weight change by race. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 86(5), 834-838.

Bagwell, M.A., Thompson, S.J., Addy, C.L., Coker, A.L., & Baker, E.R. (1995). Primary infertility and oral contraceptive steroid use. Fertility & Sterility, 63(6), 1161-1166.

Slatkoff, S.F., Curtis, P., & Coker, A. (1994). Patients as subjects for research: ethical dilemmas for the primary care clinician-investigator. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 7(3), 196-201.

Weinrich, S., Coker, A.L., Weinrich, M., Eleazer, G.P., Greene, F.L. (1995). Predictors of Pap smear screening in socioeconomically disadvantaged elderly women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 43(3), 267-270.

Coker, A.L., Richter, D.L., Valois, R.F., McKeown, R.E., Garrison, C.Z., Vincent, M.L. (1994). Correlates and consequences of early initiation of sexual intercourse. Journal of School Health, 64(9), 372-377.

Bustan, M.N., & Coker, A.L. (1994). Maternal attitude toward pregnancy and the risk of neonatal death. American Journal of Public Health, 84(3), 411-414.

Bustan, M.N., Coker, A.L., Addy, C.L., Macera, C.A., Greene, F., & Sampoerno, D. (1993). Oral contraceptive use and breast cancer in Indonesia. Contraception, 47(3), 241-249.

McDermott, S.W., Coker, A.L., McKeown, R.E. (1993). Low birth weight and mild mental retardation at age five and nine to eleven.  Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, 7, 195-204.

Coker, A.L., Harlap, S., & Fortney, J.A. (1993). Oral contraceptives and reproductive cancers: weighing the risks and benefits. Family Planning Perspectives, 25(1), 17-21.

Coker, A.L., Rosenberg, A.J., McCann, M.F., & Hulka, B.S. (1992). Active and passive cigarette smoke exposure and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention,  1(5), 349-356.

Coker, A.L., McCann, M.F., Hulka, B.S., & Walton, L.A. (1992). Oral contraceptive use and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 45(10), 1111-1118.

Coker, A.L., Hulka, B.S., McCann, M.F., & Walton, L.A. (1989). Barrier methods of contraception and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Contraception, 45(1), 1-10.

Beresford, S.A., & Coker, A.L. (1989). Pictorially assisted recall of past hormone use in case-control studies. American Journal of Epidemiology,  130(1), 202-205.

Coker, A.L., Williams, C., Follingstad, D., & Jordan, C. (2011) Psychological, reproductive and maternal health, behavioral and economic impact. In J.W. White, M.P. Koss, & A.E. Kazdin (Eds.), Violence Against Women and Children: Consensus, Critical Analyses, and Emergent Priorities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Whitaker, D.J., Hall, D.M., & Coker, A.L. (2009). Primary prevention of intimate partner violence: Toward a developmental, ecological approach. In C. Mitchell & D. Anglin (Eds). Intimate Partner Violence: A Health Based Perspective (pp. 289 – 305). New York: Oxford University Press.

Burgos, M., Reininger, B., Richter, D.L., Coker, A.L., Alegria, M., Vera, M., & Saunders, R. (2003). Assessing the interrelationships of STIs, substance abuse, and depression among street-based female adolescent sex workers in Puerto Rico: Implications for community health. In M. Torres & G.P. Cernada (Eds). Sexual and reproductive health promotion in Latino populations: Parteras, promotoras y poetas: Case studies across the Americas (pp. 135-146). Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing.

Coker, A.L., Smith, P.H., Flerx, V.C., Whitaker, D.P., Fadden, M.K., & Williams, M. (2006). Design and implementation of the domestic violence services in rural clinics intervention. In D. Whitaker & L. Reese (Eds.). Preventing Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence in Racial / Ethnic Minority Communities: CDC’s Demonstration Projects (pp. 83-100). Washington, DC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Kurtz, L.R. (Ed.) with J. Blackwell-Johnson, B. H. Chasin, A.L. Coker, R. Elias, D. P. Fry, L. A. Lorentzen, A. McAlister, J. Oberg, M. Okamoto, A. Pettit, D. Ritter (Associate Eds.). (2008). Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (2nd ed.) London: Academic.

Coker, A.L. (2006). Preventing IPV:  How we will rise to this challenge. [Invited Commentary]. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 30(6), 528-529.

Coker, A.L., Crane, M.M., Sticca, R.P., & Sepkovic, D.W. (1997). Re: Ethnic differences in estrogen metabolism in healthy women.[Letter] Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 89(1), 89-90.

Grubb, G.S., & Coker, A. (1989) Re: "Condyloma and Intraepithelial Neoplasia of the Uterine Cervix: a Case-Control Study". [Letter] American Journal of Epidemiology, 130(2), 427-429.

Stasny, E.A., & Coker, A.L. (1996). Adjusting the national crime victimization survey’s estimates of rape and domestic violence for “gag” factors in reporting. Technical Report #592, Department of Statistics, Ohio State University.

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Interests

My teaching interests focus on introductory and advanced epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, women’s health, epidemiology of violence against women, and the prevention of violence against women.

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Diane Follingstad

Diane R. Follingstad, Ph.D.

Women's Circle Endowed Chair
Department of Psychiatry
UK College of Medicine
245 Fountain Court
Lexington, KY 40509
Office: (859) 323-5281
Fax: (859) 257-1194
Cell: (859) 533-2757
Follingstad@uky.edu

Biography

In July 2008, Diane R. Follingstad, Ph.D. became the inaugural Women’s Circle Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and a Professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. 

Dr. Follingstad’s research in the area of intimate partner violence has covered issues related to battered women, physical dating violence, and factors impacting jury verdicts in cases where battered women killed a partner.  Most recently, her research efforts have led to more sophisticated measurement of psychological aggression and abuse, and she has published a critique regarding the problems of measurement in this field.  She has established a measure of psychological abuse normed on a nationally representative sample and has used this measure to delineate the nature and prevalence, reciprocity, and gender differences of psychological abuse.  Dr. Follingstad is currently investigating potential mediating factors that explain why some women develop prescription drug problems after exposure to psychological maltreatment.  And, continuing her forensic interests in the area of intimate partner violence, she is developing innovative approaches to study the less conscious influences that impact prosecutors’, law enforcement officers’, and grand jury members’ decisions to prosecute battered women who have killed their abusers.

Dr. Follingstad is Board Certified as a Forensic Psychologist, and has served as president of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. She has also served as secretary of APA’s Division of Psychology and Law which awarded her with honorary Fellow status.  She was awarded the Distinguished Contributions Award in Forensic Psychology from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology in 2009.

Braucht, N.G., Brakarsh, W.D., Follingstad, D.R. & Berry, K.L.  (1973).  Deviant drug use in adolescence: A review of psychosocial correlates.  Psychological Bulletin, 79, (2), 92-106.

Braucht, N.G., Follingstad, D.R., Brakarsh, W.D. & Berry, K.L. (1973).  Drug education:  A review of goals, approaches and effectiveness and a paradigm for evaluation.  Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 34, (4-A), 1279-1292.

Haynes, S.N., Follingstad, D.R., & McGowan, W.T. (1974).  Insomnia:  Sleep patterns and anxiety level.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 18, 69-74.

Follingstad, D.R., Kilmann, P.R. & Robinson, E.A. (1976). Prediction of self-actualization in male participants in a group conducted by female leaders.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 32, 706-712.

Kilmann, P.R. Follingstad, D.R., Price, M.G., Rowland, K.F.& Robinson, E.A. (1976). Effects of a marathon group on self-actualization and attitudes toward women.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 32, 154-157.

Follingstad, D.R., Robinson, E.A., Pugh, M. (1977).  Effects of consciousness-raising groups on measures of feminism, self-esteem and desirability.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 24, (3) 223-230.

Sotile, W.M., Kilmann, P.R., & Follingstad, D.R. (1977). A sexual enhancement workshop:  Beyond group systematic desensitization for women's sexual anxiety.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 3, (4), 249-255.

Follingstad, D.R., Sullivan, J.C., & Haynes, S.N. (1978). Behavioral assessment of a dissatisfied marital couple. In S.N. Haynes (Ed.), Principles of behavioral assessment.  New York:  Gardner Press, 442-440.

Moreault, D. & Follingstad, D.R. (1978). Sexual fantasies of females as a function of sex guilt and experimental response cues. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 46, (6) 1385-1393.

Follingstad, D.R. (1979).  Effects of sex of pressuring group, perception of ability, and sex of communicator influencing perceived ability on conformity of males and females.  Psychological Reports, 44, 719-726.

Follingstad, D.R. & Sullivan, J.C. (1979).  Male aggression toward females as a function of traditional and nontraditional cues and visibility of the target. Psychological Reports, 44, 1135-1142.

Haynes, S.N., Follingstad, D.R. & Sullivan, J.C. (1979).  Assessment of marital satisfaction and interaction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 47, 789-791.

Follingstad, D.R. (1980).  A reconceptualization of issues in the treatment of abused women:  A case study.  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 17, 294-303.

Moseley, D., Follingstad, D.R., Harley, H., & Heckel, R.V. (1981). Psychological factors that predict reaction to abortion.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 37, (2), 276-279.

Follingstad, D.R., Haynes, S.N., & Sullivan, J.C. (1981).  Naturalistic observations of behavioral marital therapy. Psychological Reports, 49, 320-330.

Hoddinott, E.A. & Follingstad, D.R. (1983). Effects of instructional set and personality variables on the use of touching.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 56, 299-309.

Follingstad, D.R. (1984). Preparing the witness for courtroom testimony:  Modifying negative behavior through employment of psychological principles. Trial, 20, 50-58.

Follingstad, D.R. (1985).  Jury selection:  Current status, issues and techniques.  In C. Ewing (Ed.), Psychology, psychiatry and the law: A clinical and forensic handbook.  Sarasota, FL:  Professional Resource Exchange, Inc.  

Follingstad, D.R. & Morgan, H.C. (1985).  Little known uses of psychologists and psychiatrists in criminal cases.  The Champion, June, 17-23.

Robinson, E.A. & Follingstad, D.R. (1985).  Development and standardization of a behavioral sex-role inventory.  Sex Roles:  A Journal of Research, 13, 691-713.

Follingstad, D.R. & Kimbrell, C.D. (1986). Sex fantasies revisited:  An expansion and further clarification of variables affecting sex fantasy production.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 15, 475-486.

Kilmann, P.R., Mills, K.H., Caid, C., Davidson, E., Bella, B., Milan, R., Drose, G., Boland, J., Follingstad, D.R., Montgomery, B., & Wanlass, R. (1986).  The treatment of secondary orgasmic dysfunction:  An outcome study.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 15, 211-229.

Boland, J. & Follingstad, D.R. (1987). The relationship between marital communication and satisfaction:  A review.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 13, 286-313.

Follingstad, D.R. (1988).  Marital therapy flow chart.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 16, 36-45.

Follingstad, D.R., Neckerman, A., & Vormbrock, J. (1988). Reactions to victimization and coping strategies of battered women:  The ties that bind. Clinical Psychology Review, 8, 1-18.

Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1988).  Mental health professionals and suspected cases of child abuse:  An investigation of factors influencing reporting.  Journal of Family Violence, 3, 169-182.

Follingstad, D.R., Rutledge, L.L., Polek, D.S. & McNeill-Harkins, K. (1988).  Factors associated with patterns of dating violence toward college women.  Journal of Family Violence, 3, 169-182.

Follingstad, D.R., Polek, D.S., Hause, E.S., Deaton, L.H., Bulger, M.W. & Conway, Z.D. (1989). Factors predicting verdicts in cases where battered women kill their husbands.  Law and Human Behavior, 13, 253-269.

Craig, M.E., Kalichman, S.C., & Follingstad, D.R. (1989).  Verbal coercive sexual behavior among college students.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 18, 421-434.

Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1989).  Factors influencing the reporting of father-child sexual abuse:  Study of licensed practicing psychologists.  Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 20, 84-89.

Follingstad, D.R. (1990).  Methodological issues and new directions for research on violence in relationships.  In D. Besharov (Ed.), Family violence:  Research and public policy issues.  Washington, DC:  American Enterprise Institute Press.

Follingstad, D.R., Rutledge, L.L., Berg, B.J., Hause, E.S. & Polek, D.S. (1990).  The role of emotional abuse in physically abusive relationships.  Journal of Family Violence, 5, 107-120.

Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1990). Professionals adherence to mandatory child abuse reporting laws:  Effects of responsibility attribution, confidence ratings and situational factors.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 14, 69-77.

Follingstad, D.R., Laughlin, J., Polek, D.S., Rutledge, L.L., & Hause, E.S. (1991).  Identification of patterns of wife abuse.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 6, 187-204.

Follingstad, D.R., Brennan, A.F., Hause, E.S., Polek, D.S., & Rutledge, L.L.  (1991). Factors moderating physical and psychological symptoms of battered women.  Journal of Family Violence, 6, 81-95.

Follingstad, D.R., Wright, S., Lloyd, S., & Sebastian, J.A. (1991).  Sex differences in motivations and effects in dating violence. Family Relations, 40, 51-57.

Follingstad, D.R., Kalichman, S.C., Cafferty, T.P. & Vormbrock, J.K. (1992).  Aggression levels following frustration of abusing versus nonabusing college males.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 7, 3-18.

Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1992).  Mental health professionals' treatment of child abuse: Why professionals may not report.  In E. Viano (Ed.), Critical Issues in Victimology:  International Perspectives (p. 130-139).  New York: Springer.

Follingstad, D.R., Rutledge, L.L., McNeill-Harkins, K. & Polek, D.S. (1992).  Factors related to physical violence in dating relationships.  In E. Viano (Ed.), Intimate Violence: International Perspectives.  Washington, DC:  Hemisphere Pub.

Follingstad, D.R., Hause, E.S., Rutledge, L.L., & Polek, D.S. (1992).  Effects of battered women's early responses on later abuse patterns. Violence and Victims, 7, 109-128.

Kalichman, S. C., Craig, M. E., & Follingstad, D. R. (1993).  Factors influencing the reporting of father-child sexual abuse:  Study of licensed practicing psychologists. In J. A. Mindell (Ed.), Issues in clinical psychology. (pp. 130-152). Madison, WI England: Brown & Benchmark/Wm. C. Brown Publ.

Follingstad, D.R. & Breiter, H. (1994).  Prescriptive treatments for battering men.  In M. Hersen & R.T. Ammerman (Eds.), Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults.  New York:  Plenum Pub. Corp.  

Follingstad, D.R.  (1996).  Forensic evaluations of battered women defendants: Relevant data to be applied to elements of self-defense. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 5, 165-178.

Follingstad, D.R., Brondino, M.J., & Kleinfelter, K.J.  (1996).  Reputation and behavior of battered women who kill their partners: Do these variables negate self-defense?  Journal of Family Violence, 11, 251-267. 

Follingstad, D.R., Shillinglaw, R.D., DeHart, D.D., & Kleinfelter, K.J.  (1997).  The impact of elements of self-defense and objective versus subjective instructions on jurors’ verdicts for battered women defendants. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 12(5), 729-747. 

DeHart, D.D., Kennerley, R.J., Burke, L.K., & Follingstad, D.R. (1999).  Predictors of attrition in a treatment program for battering men.  Journal of Family Violence, 14(1), 19-34.

Follingstad, D.R., Bradley, R.G., Laughlin, J.E., & Burke, L.  (1999).  Risk factors and correlates of dating violence:  The relevance of examining frequency and severity levels in a college sample.  Violence and Victims, 14(4), 365-380.

Burke, L.K., & Follingstad, D.R.  (1999). Violence in lesbian and gay relationships:  Theory, prevalence, and correlational factors.  Clinical Psychology Review, 19(5), 487-512.

Follingstad, D.R. & DeHart, D.D.  (2000).  Defining psychological abuse of husbands toward wives: Contexts, behaviors, and typologies.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15(9), 891-920.

Bradley, R.G., & Follingstad, D.R.  (2001). Utilizing disclosure in the treatment of the sequelae of childhood sexual abuse: A theoretical and empirical review.  Clinical Psychology Review, 21(1), 1-32.

Follingstad, D.R., Runge, M.M., Ace, A., Buzan, R., & Helff, C.  (2001). Justifiability, sympathy level, and internal/external locus of the reasons battered women remain in abusive relationships. Violence and Victims, 16(6), 621-644.

Follingstad, D.R., Bradley, R.G., & Helff, C.M., & Laughlin, J.E.  (2002).  A model for predicting dating violence in college students: Anxious attachment, angry temperament and need for relationship control. Violence and Victims, 17(1), 35-48.

DeHart, D.D., Kennerley, R.J., Burke, L.K., & Follingstad, D.R. (2002).  Predictors of attrition in a treatment program for battering men.  In F.K. Blucher (Ed.), Perspectives on Violence.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Follingstad, D.R.  (2003). Battered woman syndrome in the courts: Issues and application.  In A. Goldstein, (Ed.), Handbook of psychology: Volume 11 -- Forensic Psychology, p. 485-507.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Bradley, R., & Follingstad, D.R.  (2003). Group therapy for incarcerated women who experienced interpersonal violence: A pilot study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16, 337-340.

Follingstad, D.R., Helff, C.M., Binford, R.V., Runge, M.M., & White, J.D.  (2004). Lay persons’ versus psychologists’ judgments of psychologically aggressive actions.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(8), 916-942.  DOI:  10.1177/0886260504266229.

Follingstad, D.R., Dehart, D.D., & Green, E.P. (2004). Psychologists’ judgments of psychologically aggressive actions when perpetrated by a husband versus a wife.  Violence and Victims, 19(4), 435-452.  DOI:  10.1891/vivi.19.4.435.64165.

Follingstad, D.R., Coyne, S., & Gambone, L.  (2005).  A representative measure of psychological aggression and its severity.  Violence and Victims, 20(1), 25-38.  DOI:  10.1891/vivi.2005.20.1.25.

Follingstad, D.R. (2007). Rethinking current approaches to psychological abuse: Conceptual and methodological issues. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12(4), 439-458. DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2006.07.004.

Green, E.P., & Follingstad, D.R. (2009). Third party information in retrospective assessment of NGRI: Impact of source and supportive versus contradictory content. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 9(1), 35-56.

Follingstad, D.R. (2009). Psychological aggression and women’s mental health: The status of the field. Trauma, Violence & Abuse: A Review Journal, 10(3), 271- 289. DOI: 10.1177/1524838009334453.

Jordan, C.E., Campbell, R., & Follingstad, D. (2010). Violence against women: Physical, sexual, and psychological aggression. In S. Nolen-Hoeksema, T.D. Cannon & T. Widiger (Eds.), Annual Review of Clinical Psychology (Vol, 6, pps. 607-628). Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc.

DeHart, D.D., Follingstad, D.R., & Fields, A.M. (2010). Does context matter in determining psychological abuse? Effects of pattern, harm, relationship, and norms. Journal of Family Violence, 25(5), 461-474. DOA: 10.1007/s10896-010- 9307-7.

Follingstad, D.R., & Edmundson, M. (2010). Is psychological abuse reciprocal in intimate relationships? Data from a national sample of American adults. Journal of Family Violence, 25(5), p. 495-508. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-010-9311-y.

Follingstad, D.R. (2011). A measure of severe psychological abuse normed on a nationally representative sample of adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(6), 1194-1214. DOI: 10.1177/0886260510368157

Coker, A.L., Williams, C.M., Follingstad, D., & Jordan, C. (2011). Psychological, reproductive and maternal health, behavioral and economic impact. In J.W. White, M.P. Koss, & A.E. Kazdin (Eds.), Violence against women and children: Consensus, critical analyses, and emergent priorities. Volume I: Mapping the terrain (pps. 265-284). Washington DC: American Psychological Association. DOI: 10.1037/12307-012.

Rogers, M.J., & Follingstad, D.R. (2011). Gender differences in reporting psychological abuse in a national sample. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 20(5), 471-502. DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2011.586573

Follingstad, D.R., & Rogers, M.J. (In press). The nature and prevalence of partner psychological abuse in a national sample of adults. Violence and Victims.

Follingstad, D.R., Rogers, M.J., & Duvall, J.L. (2012). Factors predicting relationship satisfaction, investment, and commitment when women report high prevalence of psychological abuse. Journal of Family Violence, 27(4), 257-273. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-012-9422-8

Follingstad, D.R., & Rogers, M.J. (In press). Are women with less exposure to psychological abuse more similar to women in problematic relationships or women with high prevalence of psychological abuse? Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.

Northrup, T.F., Malone, P.S., Stotts, A.L., & Follingstad, D. (in press). Using Item Response Theory to improve alcohol dependence screening for African American and White male and female college students. Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment.

Rogers, M.J., & Follingstad, D.R. (In press). Women’s exposure to psychological abuse: Does that experience predict mental health outcomes? Journal of Family Violence.

Coker, A.L., Follingstad, D.R., Garcia, L.S., Williams, C.M., Crawford, T.N., & Bush, H.M. (In press). Association of intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse with cancer-related well-being in women. Journal of Women’s Health.

Follingstad, D.R. (2013). Validity concerns in the measurement of women's and men's report of intimate partner violence. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. Online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-013-0264-5

Follingstad, D.R., Coker, A.L., Lee, E., Williams, C., Bush, H.B., & Mendiondo, M.M. (In press). Validity and psychometric properties of the Measure of Psychologically Abusive Behaviors for young women and women in distressed relationships. Violence Against Women.

Follingstad, D.R., Rogers, M.J., Priesmeyer, F.J., & Welling, S.N. (Submitted). Deciding to prosecute: Investigating implicit influences in legal decision-making.

Follingstad, D.R. & Ryan, K.M. (2013). Contemporary issues in the measurement of partner violence. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. Online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-013-0298-8

Follingstad, D.R., & McCormick, M. (2002). Law and mental health professionals: South Carolina. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Follingstad, D.R. & Breiter, H.D.  (1994).  It could happen to anyone: Why battered women stay.; Empowering and healing the battered woman.; and Breaking destructive patterns: Multiple strategies for treating partner abuse. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 18.

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Interests

My teaching interests focus on psychology and law, advanced diagnostics, psychotherapy with adults (initial and advance practice), clinical assessments of adults, and abnormal psychology.

Claire Renzetti

Areas of Specialization

  • Criminology and Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Marriage, Families, and Intimate Relationships
  • Social Movements

Claire M. Renzetti, Ph.D.

Judi Conway Patton Chair
Department of Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
University of Kentucky
1561 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Office: (859) 257-4415
Claire.Renzetti@uky.edu

Biography

Claire Renzetti, Ph.D. currently serves as the Judi Conway Patton Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. She serves as Professor in the Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences.  She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Renzetti is an internationally recognized scholar on gender and crime issues.  Her research and community engagement have received regional and national recognition, most recently by the Women and Crime Division of the American Society of Criminology, from whom she received the Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice, an award that recognizes a criminologist whose professional accomplishments have increased the quality of justice and the level of safety for women.  She has authored or edited 16 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. She is also editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal, Violence Against Women; co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender, Crime and Law book series for Northeastern University Press. Much of Dr. Renzetti’s research has focused on the violent victimization experiences of socially and economically marginalized groups of women, including women living in poverty and women in same-sex intimate partnerships. Her current research focuses on human trafficking, particularly domestic sex trafficking, as well as services for trafficking victims. Before coming to UK, Dr. Renzetti held academic appointments at the University of Dayton and at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she served as Chair of the Sociology Department for 10 years.

Ongoing Research

The Least of These: An Ethnography of a Faith-based Organization Addressing Human Trafficking.  This study focuses on an affiliate of International Justice Mission (IJM) and uses interviews, participant observation, and content analysis of organization reports, publications, and websites to analyze the faith-based, social justice movement against human trafficking at the grassroots level. Among the issues being addressed are: how religious beliefs motivate the actions of those involved in the movement and, reciprocally, how involvement in the movement affects faith and religious identity; how movement actors use moral authority to raise awareness of the problem, recruit others to the cause, and pressure government and legal authorities to respond to offenders and victims; how the movement is expanding the notion of “pro-life” to include human rights violations, such as trafficking; and how the movement allies itself with other (e.g., feminist) anti-trafficking groups whose politics on specific issues may be at odds with its own. 

Services to Domestic Sex Trafficking Victims in Kentucky: A Pilot Study.  Using a web-based survey administered to a random sample of service providers who are likely to encounter trafficking victims in their practices (e.g., licensed social workers and psychologists, nurse practitioners) in all Kentucky counties, this study explores service providers’ knowledge of the problem of domestic sex trafficking, what services are available for this victim population, gaps in and obstacles to service as identified by service providers, and differences in treatment philosophies and approaches to service among service providers. Findings from the study will serve as the basis for a grant application to examine these issues at the national level.

The Effects of Religiousness on Intimate Relationship Quality and Conflict. This is a collaborative project with Dr. Nathan DeWall (Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky) that examines how an individual’s religiosity impacts her or his relationship with an intimate partner, in particular the level of conflict in the relationship and the willingness of the individual to use aggression against her or his intimate partner.  A national sample of 274 women and 251 men  completed a web-based survey, the findings of which are being analyzed to: test the hypothesis that religious adult women and men are less likely to perpetrate any form of intimate partner violence (IPV); test whether participants’ intimate partners’ religiousness (as reported by participants) affects participants’ likelihood of being victimized by IPV; examine whether any observed associations between religiousness and IPV victimization and perpetration vary by gender, race/ethnicity, and other demographic variables previously shown to be related to IPV; test the hypothesis that religiousness improves intimate relationship quality and satisfaction more generally, thereby reducing the likelihood of IPV; test the hypothesis that the relationship between religiousness and IPV perpetration and victimization is mediated by participants’ attitudes toward women; and examine the potential impact of poor sleep hygiene on IPV perpetration and whether religiousness affects poor sleep hygiene, thus mediating its effects on IPV perpetration.

Using Photovoice for Empowerment Education with Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System.  This is a collaborative project with Dr. Shannon Bell (Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky), Dr. Jody Raphael (DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, IL), and the staff of Women’s Justice Services (WJS; Cook County, IL Sheriff’s Department).  The study is designed to evaluate the utility of the Photovoice method as an empowerment and therapeutic

tool for incarcerated women. The Photovoice method is designed for use with members of socially and economically marginalized groups to: document and reflect on the strengths and concerns of community participants by having them photograph and write brief stories about the aspects of their lives and environments they deem most important; produce and expand shared knowledge by discussing individual and group concerns collectively; raise public and political awareness of the issues that matter most to participants by staging community exhibits of the photos and accompanying photostories; and encourage participants to explore constructive ways to address their concerns and to develop a sense of community and collective identity with other participants. In this pilot study, 15 women in the WJS furlough program are participating in a Photovoice group for a 4-month period. Using a pretest-posttest design, the impact of the Photovoice program on their self-esteem, social capital building, and self efficacy will be measured and compared with a control group of 15 women in the WJS furlough program who are not participating in Photovoice, but are receiving regular WJS services.

Training Law Enforcement on Human Trafficking: An Evaluation. The federal government has prioritized trafficking prosecutions, although the expectation is that these cases will be brought to federal prosecutors by local law enforcement authorities. Yet, most local law enforcement officers believe that trafficking is rare or nonexistent in their communities, and few are prepared to identify and investigate human trafficking cases. This study, conducted in cooperation with the Kentucky Leadership Institute, Department of Criminal Justice Training, evaluates the effectiveness of a 4-hour training program for chiefs of police, sheriffs, and command staff in all Kentucky jurisdictions (N = ~275). Using a pretest-posttest design as well as monitoring of police reports for 12 months following the training, the study measures changes in law enforcement command staff’s knowledge of human trafficking, perceived ability to investigate trafficking cases in their jurisdictions, and whether investigations and trafficking charges increase in the state of Kentucky post-training.     

Research Monographs and Edited Research Collections

Renzetti, C. M. (forthcoming, 2012). Feminist criminology (Key Issues in Criminology Series). London: Routledge.

Renzetti, C. M., & Yocum, S. (Eds.) (forthcoming, 2012). Clergy sexual abuse: Social science perspectives. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Renzetti, C. M., Miller, S. L., & Gover, A. (Eds.)  (forthcoming, 2012). Handbook of gender and crime studies. London: Routledge.

Renzetti, C. M., & Miley, C. H. (Eds.) (1996). Violence in gay and lesbian domestic partnerships. New York: Harrington Park Press.

Hamberger, L. K., & Renzetti, C. M. (Eds.) (1996). Domestic partner abuse. New York: Springer.

Renzetti, C. M., & Lee, R. M. (Eds.) (1993). Researching sensitive topics.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (1992). Violent betrayal: Partner abuse in lesbian relationships.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Curran, D. J., Renzetti, C. M., & Maier, S. L. (forthcoming, 2012). Theories of crime (3/e). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Renzetti, C. M., & Bergen, R. K. (Eds.) (forthcoming, 2012). Understanding diversity: Celebrating difference, challenging inequality. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Renzetti, C. M., Curran, D. J., & Maier, S. L. (2012). Women, men, and society: The sociology of gender (6/e, release date: December 23, 2011).  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Renzetti, C. M., Edleson, J. L., & Bergen, R. K. (Eds.) (2011). Companion reader for the sourcebook on violence against women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M., Edleson, J. L., & Bergen, R. K. (Eds.) (2010). Sourcebook on violence against women (2/e). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M., Goodstein, L, & Miller, S. L. (Eds.) (2006). Rethinking gender, crime, and justice: Feminist readings. Los Angeles: Roxbury.  

Renzetti, C. M., & Bergen, R. K. (Eds.) (2005). Violence against women: Readings from Social Problems (SSSP Presidential Book Series). Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bergen, R. K., Edleson, J. L., & Renzetti, C. M. (Eds.) (2005). Violence against women: Classic papers. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Currently available at: http://www.mincava.umn.edu/classics/

Renzetti, C. M., Curran, D. J., & Carr, P. J. (Eds.) (2003). Theories of crime: A reader. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Renzetti, C. M., & Goodstein, L. (Eds.) (2001). Women, crime, and criminal justice: Original feminist readings. Los Angeles: Roxbury.

Renzetti, C. M., & Curran, D. J. (2000). Living sociology (2/e). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Curran, D. J., & Renzetti, C. M. (2000). Social problems: Society in crisis (5/e). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Curran, D. J., & Renzetti, C. M. (Eds.) (1994). Contemporary societies: Problems and prospects.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Reference Books

Renzetti, C. M., & Edleson, J. L. (Eds.) (2008). Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence, Vols. 1-2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (2011). Feminist perspectives in criminology. In W. S. DeKeseredy & M. Dragiewicz (Eds.), Handbook of critical criminology. London: Routledge.

Renzetti, C. M. (2010).  A brief guide to academic publishing. In E. Lenning, S. Brightman, & S. Caringella (Eds.), Navigating the rites of passage: A guide for surviving a career in academia (pp. 90-102). London: Taylor & Francis.

Renzetti, C. M. (2010). The impact of economic factors on violence against women. In C. M. Renzetti, J. L. Edleson, & R. K. Bergen (Eds.), Sourcebook on violence against women (2/e) (pp. 171-187). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Renzetti, C. M. (2009). Intimate partner violence and economic disadvantage. In E. Stark & E. Buzawa (Eds.), Violence against women in families and relationships: Victimization and community response (pp. 73-92). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/Greenwood.

Renzetti, C. M. (2006). Gender and violent crime. In C. M. Renzetti, L. Goodstein, & S. L. Miller (Eds.), Rethinking gender, crime,and justice: Feminist readings (pp. 93-106). Los Angeles: Roxbury.

Renzetti, C. M. 2005). The challenges and the promise of a dialectical approach to theorizing about intimate violence,” in V. L. Bengston, A. C. Acock, K. R. Allen,  P. Dillworth-Anderson, & D. Klein (Eds.), Sourcebook on family theory and research: An interactive approach (pp. 335-340). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (2004). Feminist theories of violent behavior. In M. A. Zahn & S. L. Jackson (Eds.), Violence: From theory to research (pp. 131-143). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Publishing.

Renzetti, C. M. (2001). Toward a better understanding of lesbian battering. In S. J. Ferguson (Ed.), Shifting the center: Understanding contemporary families (pp. 454-466). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

Renzetti, C. M. (1999). The challenges to feminism posed by women's use of violence in  intimate relationships. In S. Lamb (Ed.), New versions of victims: Feminists struggle with the concept (pp. 42-56). New York: New York University Press.

Renzetti, C. M. (1999). Violence and abuse in lesbian relationships: Theoretical perspectives and empirical issues. In R. K. Bergen (Ed.), Issues in intimate violence (pp. 117-127). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (1998). Connecting the dots: Women, public policy, and social control. In S. L. Miller (Ed.), Crime control and women (pp. 181-189). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (1997). Violence in lesbian and gay relationships. In L. L. O'Toole & J. Schiffman (Eds.), Gender violence: Interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 285-293). New York: New York University Press.

Renzetti, C. M. (1997). Confessions of a reformed positivist: Feminist participatory research  as good social science. In M. D. Schwartz (Ed.), Researching sexual violence against women (pp. 131-143). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   

Renzetti, C. M. (1997). Violence and abuse among same-sex couples. In A. P. Cardarelli (Ed.), Violence among intimate partners: Patterns, causes and effects (pp. 70-89). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Renzetti, C. M. (1992). Violence in lesbian relationships. In M. Harway & M. Hansen (Eds.), Recovering from battering: Family therapy and feminism (pp. 188-199). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (1984). One step forward, two steps back: Women, work, and employment Legislation. In J. DesJardins & J. McCall (Eds.), Contemporary issues in business (pp. 395-404). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Special Journal Issues

Renzetti, C. M., & Miley, C. H. (Eds.) (1996). Violence in gay and lesbian domestic partnerships. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 4(1).

Hamberger, L. K., & Renzetti, C. M. (Eds.) (1994). Domestic partner abuse: Expanding paradigms for understanding and intervention. Violence and Victims, 9(2).

Lee, R. M., & Renzetti, C. M. (Eds.) (1990). Researching sensitive topics. American Behavioral Scientist, 33(5).

Journal Articles

Renzetti, C. M. (2007). All things to all people, or nothing for some: Justice, diversity, and democracy in sociological organizations. Social Problems, 53, 161-169.

DeKeseredy, W. S., Alvi, S., Renzetti, C., & Schwartz, M D. (2005). Reducing private violence against women in public housing: Can second generation CPTED make a difference? CPTED Journal, 3, 27-36.

Renzetti, C. M., & Maier, S. L. (2002). “Private” crime in public housing: Violent victimization, fear of crime, and social isolation among women public housing residents. Women's Health and Urban Life, 1, 46-65.

Renzetti, C. M. (2001). "One strike and you're out”: Implications of a federal crime control policy for battered women. Violence Against Women, 7, 685-697.

Renzetti, C. M. (1996). The poverty of services for battered lesbians. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 4, 61-68.

Renzetti, C. M. (1995). Studying partner abuse in lesbian relationships: A case for the feminist participatory research model. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 3, 29-42.

Renzetti, C. M. (1994). On dancing with a bear: Reflections on some of the current debates among domestic violence theorists. Violence and Victims, 9, 127-136.

Renzetti, C. M. (1993-94).  Understanding and responding to violence in lesbian relationships. Treating Abuse Today, 3(5), 10-12 (Part I); 3(6), 42-45 (Part II); 4 (1), 20-26 (Part III).

Renzetti, C. M. (1993-94, Summer). Feminism and criminology/criminal justice education. Socio-Legal Bulletin, 11, 10-15.

Renzetti, C. M. (1993). Still on the margins of the malestream (or, they still don't get it, do they?): Feminist analyses in criminal justice education. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 4, 201-216.

Lee, R. M., & Renzetti, C. M. (1990). Problems of researching sensitive topics: An overview and introduction.  American Behavioral Scientist, 33, 510-528.

Renzetti, C. M. (1989). Building a second closet: Third party responses to victims of lesbian partner abuse. Family Relations, 38, 157-163.

Renzetti, C. M. (1988). Violence in lesbian relationships: A preliminary analysis of causal factors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 3, 381-399.

Renzetti, C. M. (1987). New wave or second stage: Attitudes of college women toward feminism. Sex Roles, 16, 265-277.

Renzetti, C. M., & Curran, D. J. (1986). Structural constraints on legislative reform: Guinean women and the promise of liberation. Contemporary Crises, 10,137-155.

Andersen, M. L., & Renzetti, C. M. (1980). Rape crisis counseling and the culture of individualism. Contemporary Crises, 4, 323-339.

Renzetti, C. M. (1980). Race suicide: The history of an idea and its implications for women's reproductive freedom. Delaware Sociological Review, 5, 49-66.

Renzetti, C. M. (1979).  Theories and definitions of rape by rape crisis counselors: A break with tradition?" Sociological Research Symposium, 9, 359-363.

Review Essay

Renzetti, C. M. (1983).  With liberty and justice for some: A review essay of Women and the law, Vols. 1& 2, by D. Kelly Weisberg (Ed.), Cambridge, MA: Schenkman Publishing Co.,  1982. American Legal Studies Association (ALSA) Forum, 7, 358-374.

Broadcast Media

Renzetti, C. M. (creator and host), Violence Against Women podcasts. Available at: http://vaw.sagepub.com.

Renzetti, C. M.  Contributor to http://www.racismreview.com (blog). Produced and maintained by J. R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, & J. Daniels, CUNY-Hunter College.

Renzetti, C. M. (2010). Feminist theories. In R. Rosenfeld (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies online: Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Renzetti, C. M. (with contributions by V. Larkin). (2009). Economic stress and domestic violence, Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, available at http://www.VAWnet.org.

Renzetti, C. M. (2009). Battered husband syndrome (pp. 23-24); Feminist perspectives on victimization (pp. 96-99); Intimate partner violence (pp. 145-146). In J. Wilson (Ed.), Praeger handbook of victimology. New York: Praeger.

Renzetti, C. M. (2008). Theories of criminal behavior. In L. Kurtz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of violence, peace, and conflict (2/e) (pp. 488-498). Oxford, UK: Academic Press.

Renzetti, C. M. (2008). Feminism. In V. N. Parillo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of social problems (pp. 368-369). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (2008). Castration (pp. 92-93); Female genital mutilation (pp. 254-255); Feminist theories of interpersonal violence (pp. 271-272); Footbinding (pp. 276-277); Homelessness and violence (pp. 331-332); Hyman replacement surgery (pp. 344); One-strike public housing policy (pp. 490-491); Scottsboro boys (pp. 630-631); Socialization (pp. 678-679). In C. M. Renzetti & J. L. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C. M. (2006). Commentary on Swan and Snow’s “The development of a theory of women’s use of violence in intimate relationships.” Violence Against Women, 12, 1046-1049.

Renzetti, C. M. (2005, March 19-25). Comment: Gender-based violence. The Lancet, 365, 1009-1010.

DeKeseredy, W. S., & Renzetti, C. M. (2004, June 20). What about the women? A feminist Commentary on crime inside public housing. Critical Criminologist, pp. 7-11.

Renzetti, C. M. (2002). Criminology (pp. 433-437); Same-sex abuse (pp. 1431-1433). In D. Levinson (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of crime and punishment. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Reference Works.

Renzetti, C. M. (2002, Summer). Review of Policing the poor: From slave plantation to public housing, by N. Websdale, Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001. Social Problems Forum: The SSSP Newsletter, 33, 8-9.

Renzetti, C. M. (2000). Lesbian partner battering (pp. 148-149); Victimization patterns in the USA (pp. 274-276). In N. Rafter (Ed.), Encyclopedia of women and crime, Phoenix, AZ: Oryz Press.

Renzetti, C. M. (1999). Theories of criminal behavior. In L. Kurtz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Violence, peace, and conflict (pp. 487-488). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Renzetti, C. M. (1999). Women who kill. In R. Gottesman (Ed.), Violence in America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Renzetti, C. M. (1996). Violence in gay and lesbian relationships. In R. J. Gelles (Ed.), Vision 2010: Families & violence, abuse, & neglect. Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.

Renzetti, C. M. (1995). Resource packet on lesbian battering. Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Renzetti, C. M., Segal, M. T., & Ehrlich, H. (Eds.) (1994). Curriculum materials and resource guide for teaching about and organizing against hate crimes.  Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Renzetti, C. M. (1990). Affirmative Action (pp. 9-10); Equal Pay Act of  1963 (p.185); Marital rape (pp.352-353); Rape/sexual assault (pp. 507-508); Socialist feminism (pp.561-562); Sex role socialization (pp.542-543). In A.H. Zophy & F.M. Kavenik (Eds.), Handbook of American women's history. New York: Garland.

Renzetti, C. M. (1984). Teaching criminology from a feminist perspective. In L. B. Deutschmann & R. A. Wright (Eds.), Crime and control: Syllabi and instructional materials for criminology and criminal justice (pp. 15-19). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Interests

My teaching interests focus on interpersonal violence, gender and crime, and mixed methods research design.

Charles R. Carlson

Areas of Research Interest

My research interests over the past 25 years have focused on the use of self-regulation skills for the management of pain and anxiety disorders, with a particular emphasis on pain in trigeminally-mediated regions. More recently, I developed a program of research examining risk factors for underage alcohol use and the role of religious and spiritual issues. I have also begun a program of research incorporating self regulatory strategies to improve women's effectiveness in managing high risk confrontations. See below for a recent summary of our work with underage alcohol use and how it links to this latter work with self-regulation and managing risky encounters.

Charles Carlson, Ph.D.

Robert H. & Anna B. Culton Endowed Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
University of Kentucky
106C Kastle Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0044
Office: (859) 257-4394
ccarl@email.uky.edu

Biography

Charles R. Carlson, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Endowed Professor in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.  Since 1988, he has been a member of the Department of Psychology and holds joint appointments in the Division of Oral Health Science in the College of Dentistry and the Department of Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1983.  Dr. Carlson recently completed his second term as the chair of the Department of Psychology and serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Research at the Orofacial Pain Center in the University’s College of Dentistry.  Dr. Carlson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been awarded the diplomate in clinical health psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. 

Dr. Carlson’s current research projects are exploring the self-regulation of breathing patterns to help women manage the physiological outcomes associated with exposure to traumatic life events and engage in effective decision-making under stressful conditions.  In this research he is using virtual reality systems to enhance the realism of the laboratory experiences for women.   He is also developing a model intervention to reduce drinking and other risk-related behaviors in adolescents and young adults that takes advantage of the protective roles that religious beliefs and behaviors have been shown to exert.  Dr. Carlson’s ongoing projects are focused towards enhancing women’s self-regulatory capacity under stressful conditions and recovering from traumatic life events. 

In 2007 he was honored by the Kentucky Psychological Association with the Psychologist of the Year award. 

Alcohol, Religion, and Self-Control

My research program focused on self-regulation of pain and anxiety in adults until bringing a graduate student (John Salsman) into my research group who was interested in studying how religious issues influenced physical and psychological health.   This was closely followed by another graduate student (Emily Brechting) joining the group along with a colleague, Dr. Tamara Brown.  Together our research team focused on  understanding the effects of religiousness and spirituality on underage alcohol use and other risk-related behaviors because of the serious health implications associated with the misuse of alcohol by individuals not yet 21-years-old.   Up to that time, the common view in the scientific literature was that religiosity and spirituality were protective factors reducing underage drinking and other high risk activities.  When we carefully measured religiosity (system of doctrine and worship that is shared within a group) and spirituality (desire to relate to the transcendant to find meaning and purpose in life) as well as alcohol use and risk-related behaviors, we discovered that the relationship between religiosity, spirituality, and other risk related behaviors was not as clear as we had been led to believe from the existing literature (Brown et al., 2007).   Instead we found that only religiousness that was motivated by an internal desire to follow the beliefs of a religious tradition resulted in a decrease in alcohol use and risky behaviors.   Religiousness motivated by external reward did not decrease alcohol use and risky behavior.  Surprisingly, spirituality was not related significantly to alcohol use or risk-taking behaviors in that first study.

When we explored these issues further (Brechting et al., 2010), we found among underage college students that strong religious beliefs without accompanying practices led to greater alcohol use and alcohol related problems as compared to those students with both strong beliefs and accompanying religious practices. Furthermore, in a follow-up study with another graduate student who joined my research group, Jessica Burris, (Burris et al., 2011), we found that again religious commitment was associated with less frequent alcohol use and  fewer alcohol related problems.  We also discovered that spirituality was associated with a significant increase in alcohol use and alcohol related problems. These results further highlighted the potential importance of religious commitment as a protective factor for young adults and suggested that preventive interventions for young adults in college might focus particularly on those individuals with strong religious beliefs but limited practices associated with those beliefs. 

In a set of companion studies examining the role of religiousness and spirituality in risk taking behaviors and general health outcomes  (Burris et al., 2009b),  we found that religiousness was associated with less psychological distress, and spirituality was associated with greater psychological distress.   Moreover, we also found that among women, risky sexual behavior (multiple sex partners) was associated with greater psychological distress.   Interestingly, optimism had the most pronounced positive association with college students’ psychological well-being of all the factors we studied.   In Burris et al., (2009a) we noted that greater spiritiuality, particularly for young women, was associated with more sex partners and less condom use.   Our data suggest that strategies that improve self-regulatory control and encourage religious behaviors consistent with religious beliefs may represent  a means for reducing the risks associated with alcohol use and sexual practices.

With these findings in mind, my research group established two research directions. One research path is examining the role of training in self-regulation to reduce the risks associated with alcohol consumption.  We have established  a virtual reality laboratory that puts young women in a high risk virtual environment involving an encounter with an aggressive man.   It is our belief that training women in a self-regulation task (controlled, diaphragmatic breathing) will improve their ability to negotiate this risky situation well.   Furthermore, it is our intention to use this virtual model to examine how alcohol influences young women’s capacities to use self-regulation skills in a high risk virtual environment.  Currently our protocol for the first study has been approved by the Office of Research Integrity and we are prepared to begin data collection.   When these data have been collected, our plan is to collaborate with Dr. Mark Fillmore in the University of Kentucky Psychology Department to add an alcohol administration component to the study.  It is our intent to develop risk protection strategies for women that are effective with alcohol use.

The second research direction involves developing a program to reduce alcohol use in underage individuals within religious communities, particularly when they transition to college or university life.  Our first effort in this regard involved delivering an informational program to parents and to their middle school/high school students at a local church community.   Our plan is to refine this initiative and to develop a pre-post assessment protocol to evaluate its effectiveness for providing accurate information to students and their parents, encouraging increased dialogue between parents and their children about responsible alcohol use, and reducing underage drinking behaviors.  It is our intent to use the information we gather, along with findings we have published recently, to refine our predictive model for underage drinking and to develop effective intervention programs.

Selected References

Salsman, J. M.,  & Carlson, C.R.  (2005).  Religious orientation, mature faith, and psychological distress:  Elements of positive and negative associations.  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 44, 201-209.

Salsman, J.M., Brown, T.L., Brechting, E.H., & Carlson, C.R. (2005).  The link between religion and spirituality in psychological adjustment:   Mediating role of optimism and social support.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 522-533.

Brown, T.L., Salsman, J.M., Brechting, E.B., & Carlson, C.R. (2007). Religiousness, spirituality, and social support: How are they related to underage drinking among college students?  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 17, 15-39.

Burris, J.L, Smith G.T., & Carlson, C.R.  (2009a).  Relations among religiousness, spirituality and sexual practices.  Journal of Sex Research, 46, 282-289.

Burris, J.L., Brechting, E.H., Salsman, J., & Carlson, C.R. (2009b). Factors associated with the psychological well-being and distress of university students. Journal of American College Health, 57, 536-544.

Brechting, E.H., Brown, T.L., Salsman, J.M., Sauer, S.E., Holeman, V.T., & Carlson, C.R. (2010).  The role of religious beliefs and behaviors in predicting underage alcohol use.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19, 324-334.

Burris, J.L., Sauer, S., & Carlson, C.R. (2011).  A test of religious  commitment and spiritual transcendence as independent predictors of underage alcohol use and alcohol-related problems.   Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 3, 231-240.

Carlson, C. R., White, D. K., & Turkat, I. D.  (1982).  Night terrors:  A clinical and empirical review.  Clinical Psychology Review, 2, 455–468.

Carlson, C. R., Felleman, E. S., & Masters, J. C.  (1983).  Influence of children's emotional states on the recognition of emotion in peers and social motives to change another's state.  Motivation and Emotion, 7, 61–79.

Carlson, C. R., Gantz, F. E., & Masters, J. C.  (1983).  Adults' emotional states and recognition of emotion in young children.  Motivation and Emotion, 7, 81–101.

Felleman, E. S., Barden, R. C., Carlson, C. R., Rosenberg, L., & Masters, J. C. (1983).  Children's and adults' recognition of spontaneous and posed emotional expressions in young children.  Developmental Psychology, 19, 405–413.

Masters, J. C., & Carlson, C. R.  (1984).  Children's and adults' understanding of emotion.  In C. Izard, R. Zajonc and J. Kagan (Eds.), Emotion, Cognition and Behavior.  New York:  Cambridge University Press.

Turkat, I. D., & Carlson, C. R.  (1984).  Data–based versus symptomatic formulation of treatment:  The case of a dependent personality.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 15, 153–160.

Masters, J. C., Carlson, C. R., & Rahe, D.  (1985).  Children's affective, behavioral, and cognitive responses to social comparison.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 21, 407–420.

Carlson, C. R., & Masters, J. C.  (1986).  Inoculation by emotion:  Effects of positive emotional states on children's reactions to social comparison.  Developmental Psychology, 22, 760–765.

Perkins, K. A., Rapp, S. R., Carlson, C. R., & Wallace, C. E.  (1986).  A behavioral intervention to increase exercise among nursing home residents.  The Gerontologist, 26, 479–481.

Carlson, C. R., VenTrella, M. A., & Sturgis, E. S.  (1987).  Relaxation training through muscle stretching procedures:  A pilot case.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 18, 121–126.

Rapp, S. R., & Carlson, C. R.  (1987).  Attitudes towards exercise in institutions for elderly residents.  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 81, 328–329.

Carlson, C., Bacaseta, Y., & Simanton, D.  (1988).  A controlled evaluation of devotional meditation and progressive muscle relaxation.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 16, 362–368.

Martin, J. E., & Carlson, C. R.  (1988).  Spiritual dimensions of health psychology.  In W. R. Miller & J. E. Martin (Eds.), Behavior therapy and religion:  Integrating spiritual and behavioral approaches to change.  Newbury Park, CA:  Sage Press.

Carlson, C. R., Collins, F. L., Stewart, J. F., Porzelius, J., Nitz, J., & Lind, C. (1989).  The assessment of emotional reactivity:  A scale development and validation study.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 11, 313– 325.

Carlson, C. R., Collins, F. L., Nitz, A. J., Sturgis, E. S., & Rogers, J. L.  (1990). Muscle stretching as an alternative relaxation training procedure.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 21, 29–38.

Carlson, C. R., & Nitz, A. J.  (1991).  Negative side effects of self–regulation training:  Relaxation training and the role of the professional in service delivery.  Biofeedback and Self–Regulation, 16, 191–197.

Carlson, C. R., Okeson, J. P., Falace, D. A., Nitz, A. J., & Anderson D.  (1991). Stretch–based relaxation and the reduction of EMG activity among masticatory muscle pain patients.  Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders:  Facial and Oral Pain, 5, 205–212.

Bruehl, S., Carlson, C. R., & McCubbin, J. A.  (1992).  The relationship between  pain sensitivity and blood pressure in normotensives.  Pain, 48, 463–467.

Bernstein, D. A., & Carlson, C. R.  (1992).  Progressive relaxation:  Abbreviated methods.  In P. M. Lehrer & R. Woolfolk (Eds.), Principles and practices of stress management (2nd ed).  New York:  Guilford.

Kay, J. A., & Carlson, C. R.  (1992).  The role of stretch–based relaxation in the treatment of chronic neck tension.  Behavior Therapy, 23, 423–431.

Bruehl, S., & Carlson, C. R.  (1992).  Predisposing psychological factors in the development of reflex sympathetic dystrophy:  A review of the empirical evidence.  Clinical Journal of Pain, 8, 287–299.

Carlson, C. R., Okeson, J. P., Falace, D. A., Nitz, A. J., Curran, S. L., & Anderson, D.  (1993).  A comparison of psychological and physiological functioning between patients with masticatory muscle pain and matched controls.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 7, 15–22.

Bruehl, S., Carlson, C. R., & McCubbin, J. A.  (1993).  Two brief interventions for acute pain.  Pain, 54, 29–36.

Carlson, C. R., Okeson, J. P., Falace, D. A., Nitz, A. J., & Lindroth, J. E.  (1993).  Reductions of pain and EMG activity in the masseter region by trapezius trigger point injection.  Pain, 55, 397–400.

Carlson, C. R., & Hoyle, R. L.  (1993).  Efficacy of abbreviated progressive muscle relaxation training:  A quantitative review.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61, 1059–1067.

Bruehl, S., McCubbin, J. A., Wilson, J. F., Montgomery, T., Ibarra, P., & Carlson,  C. R.  (1994).  Coping styles, endogenous opioids, and cardiovascular response to stress.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17, 25–40.

Ibarra, P., Bruehl, S. P., McCubbin, J. A., Carlson, C. R., Wilson, J. F., Norton, J. A., & Montgomery, T. B.  (1994).  An unusual reaction to opioid blockade with naltrexone in a case of posttraumatic stress disorder.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 7, 303–309.

Carlson, C. R., & Curran, S. L.  (1994).  Stretch–based relaxation training. Patient Education and Counseling, 23, 5–12.

Carlson, C. R., & Bernstein, D. A.  (1995).  Relaxation skills:  Abbreviated progressive relaxation.  In W. O'Donohue & L. Krasner (Eds.), Handbook of psychological skills training.  Needham, MA:  Allyn & Bacon.

Collins, F. L., Carter, B. S., Kuhn, B. R., & Carlson, C. R.  (1995).  Computerized measurement of visual analog scales.  Behavior Therapist, 18, 101–102.

Curran, S. L., Sherman, J. J., Cunningham, L. C., Okeson, J. P., Reid, K. I., & Carlson, C. R.  (1995).  Physical and sexual abuse among orofacial pain patients:  Linkages with pain and psychologic distress.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 9, 340-346.

Carlson, C. R., Wynn, K. T., Edwards, B. A., Okeson, J. P., & Nitz, A.  (1996). Ambulatory EMG activity in the upper trapezius region:  Muscle pain vs. pain–free control subjects.  Spine, 21, 595-599.

McCubbin, J. A., Wilson, J. F., Bruehl, S., Ibarra, P., Carlson, C. R., Norton, J. A., & Colclough, G. W.  (1996).  Relaxation training and opioid inhibition of blood pressure response to stress.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64, 593-601.

Bruehl, S., Carlson, C. R., Wilson, J. F., Norton, J. A., Colclough, G., Brady, M. J., Sherman, J. J., & McCubbin, J. A.  (1996).  Psychological coping with acute pain:  An examination of the role of endogenous opioid mechanisms.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19, 129-142.

Curran, S. L., Carlson, C. R., & Okeson, J. P.  (1996).  Emotional and physiological responses to laboratory challenge:  Temporomandibular disorder patients versus matched controls.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 10, 141-150.

Bruehl, S., McCubbin, J. A., Carlson, C. R., Wilson, J. F., Norton, J. A., Colclough, G., Brady, M. J., & Sherman, J. J.  (1996).  The psychobiology of hostility:  Possible endogenous opioid mechanisms.  International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 3, 163-176.

Reid, K. I., Carlson, C. R., Sherman, J. J., Curran, S. L.,  & Gracely, R. H.  (1996).  The influence of a sympathomimetic amine on masticatory and trapezius pain-pressure thresholds and EMG levels.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, 82, 525-531.

Reid, K. I., Carlson, C. R., Rayens, M. K., & Gracely, R. H.  (1996).  The influence of cutaneous tissue afferents on masticatory pain pressure thresholds.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 10, 324-329.

Sherman, J. J., Carlson, C. R., McCubbin, J. A., & Wilson, J. F. (1997).  Effects of stretch-based progressive relaxation training on the secretion of salivary Immunoglobulin A in orofacial pain patients.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 11, 115-124.

Carlson, C. R., Sherman, J. J., Studts, J.L. & Bertrand, P.M.  (1997). The effects of tongue position on mandibular muscle activity.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 11, 291-297.

Bruehl, S., Lofland, K. R., Sherman, J. J., & Carlson, C. R. (1998).  The variable responding scale for detection of random responding on the Multidimensional Pain Inventory.  Psychological Assessment, 10, 3-9.

Carlson, C. R., Reid, K. I., Curran, S. L., Studts, J., Okeson, J. P., Falace, D., Nitz, A., & Bertrand, P. M. (1998). Psychological and physiological parameters of masticatory muscle pain.  Pain, 76, 297-307.

Carlson, C. R., & Cordova, M.  (1999).  Sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence.  In S. D. Netherton, D. Holmes, & C. E. Walker (Eds.), Child and Adolescent Psychological Disorders:  A Comprehensive Textbook.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Carlson, C. R., Miller, C. S., & Reid, K. I.  (2000).  Psychosocial profiles of patients with Burning Mouth Syndrome.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 14, 59-64.

Branch, M. A., Carlson, C. R., & Okeson, J. P. (2000).  Influence of biased clinician statements on patient report of referred pain.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 14, 120-127.

Carlson, C. R., Bertrand, P. M., Ehrlich, A. D., Maxwell, A. W., & Burton, R. G. (2001).  Physical self-regulation training for the management of temporomandibular disorders.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 15, 47-55.

Venable, V. L., Carlson, C. R., & Wilson, J. (2001).  The role of anger and depression in recurrent headache.  Headache, 41, 21-30.

Cordova, M. J., Cunningham, L. L. C., Carlson, C. R., & Andrykowski, M. A. (2001)  Posttraumatic growth following breast cancer:  A controlled comparison study.  Health Psychology, 20, 176-185

Cordova, M. J., Cunningham, L. L. C., Carlson, C. R., & Andrykowski, M. A. (2001).  Social constraints, cognitive processing, and adjustment to breast cancer.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69. 706-711.

Carlson, C. R. (2002).  Stretch-based relaxation training.  In M. Hersen & W. Sledge (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy.  New York: Academic Press.

Humphrey, S., Lindroth, J., & Carlson, C. R. (2002).  Routine dental care with TMD patients.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 16, 129-134.

Yatani, H., Studts, J., Cordova, M., Carlson, C. R., & Okeson, J.P. (2002).  Comparison of sleep quality and clinical and psychological characteristics in patients with temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 16, 221-228.

Danhauer, S.C., Miller, C.S., Rhodus, N.L., & Carlson, C.R. (2002).  Impact of criteria-based diagnosis of Burning Mouth Syndrome on treatment outcome.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 16, 305-311.

Lindroth, J., Schmidt, J. & Carlson, C.R. (2002).  A comparison between masticatory muscle pain patients and intracapsular pain patients on behavioral and psychosocial dimensions. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 16, 277-283.

Vazquez-Delgado, E., Schmidt, J.E., Carlson, C.R., de Leeuw, R. & Okeson, J.P. (2004).  Psychological and sleep quality differences between chronic daily headache and temporomandibular disorders patients.  Headache, 24, 446-454.

de Leeuw, R., Bertoli, J., Schmidt, J., & Carlson, C.R. (2005).  Prevalence of traumatic stressors in patients with temporomandibular disorders.  Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 63, 42-50.

de Leeuw, R., Studts, J.L., & Carlson, C.R. (2005).  Fatigue and fatigue related symptoms in an orofacial pain population.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 99, 168-174.

de Leeuw, R., Bertoli, Schmidt, J., & Carlson, C.R. (2005).  Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in orofacial pain patients.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 99, 558-568.

Salsman, J. M.,  & Carlson, C.R.  (2005).  Religious orientation, mature faith, and psychological distress:  Elements of positive and negative associations.  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 44, 201-209.

de Leeuw, R., Albuquerque, R., Okeson, J., & Carlson C.  (2005).  The contribution of neuroimaging techniques to the understanding of supraspinal pain circuits:  Implications for orofacial pain.   Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 100, 308-314.

Salsman, J.M., Brown, T.L., Brechting, E.H., & Carlson, C.R. (2005).  The link between religion and spirituality in psychological adjustment:   Mediating role of optimism and social support.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 522-533.

de Leeuw, R., Schmidt, J. E., & Carlson, C. R. (2005).  Traumatic stressors and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in headache patients.  Headache, 45, 1365-1374.

Sherman, J.J., Carlson, C.R., Wilson, J.F., Okeson, J.P., & McCubbin, J.A.  (2005).  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among patients with orofacial pain.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 19, 309-317.

Danhauer, S. C., Carlson, C. R., & Andrykowski, M. A. (2005).  Positive psychosocial functioning in later life:  Use of meaning based coping strategies by nursing home residents.  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 24, 299-318.

de Leeuw, R., Albuquerque, R.J.C., Andersen, A.H., & Carlson, C.R.  (2006).  Influence of estrogen on brain activation during stimulation with painful heat.  Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 64, 158-166.

Albuquerque, R.J.C., de Leeuw, R., Carlson, C.R., Okeson, J.P., Miller, C.S., & Andersen, A.H. (2006).  Cerebral activation during thermal stimulation of patients who have Burning Mouth Disorder: An fMRI study.  Pain, 122, 223-234.

de Leeuw, R., Davis, C.E., Albuquerque, R., Carlson, C. R., & Andersen, A.H. (2006).  Brain activity during stimulation of the trigeminal nerve with noxious heat.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, 102, 750-757.

Carlson, C.R.  (2007).  Psychological factors associated with orofacial pain.  Dental Clinics of North America, 51, 145-160.

Heaton, L., Carlson, C.R., Smith, T.A., Baer, R.A., & de Leeuw, R. (2007).  Predicting anxiety during dental treatment with self-report measures:  Less is more.  Journal of the American Dental Association, 138, 188-195.

Bertoli, E., de Leeuw, R., Schmidt, J.E., Okeson, J. P., & Carlson, C.R. (2007).  Prevalence and impact of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in patients with masticatory muscle pain and  temporomandibular joint pain:  Differences and similarities.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 21, 1-13.

Bernstein, D. A., Carlson, C. R., and Schmidt, J.  (2007).  Progressive relaxation:  Abbreviated methods.  In P. M. Lehrer & R. Woolfolk (Eds.), Principles and practices of stress management (3rd ed).  New York:  Guilford.

Balasubramaniam, R., de Leeuw, R., Zhu, H., Nickerson, R. B., Okeson, J. P., Carlson, C. R.  (2007).  Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders in fibromyalgia and failed back syndrome patients:  A blinded prospective comparison study.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, 104, 204-216.

Brown, T.L., Salsman, J.M., Brechting, E.B., & Carlson, C.R. (2007). Religiousness, spirituality, and social support: How are they related to underage drinking among college students?  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 17, 15-39.

Carlson, C.R., Orhbach R. & Milliner, E.K. (2008).  Axis II:  Biobehavioral considerations.  In R. de Leeuw (Ed.), Orofacial Pain:  Guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and management. 4th edition.  Chicago:  Quintessence., 235-255.

Carlson, C. R., (2008).  Psychological considerations for chronic orofacial pain.  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, 20, 185-195.

Salsman, J.M., Segerstrom, S.C., Brechting, E.H., Carlson, C.R., & Andrykowski, M.A. (2008).  Posttraumatic growth and PTSD symptomatology among colorectal cancer survivors: A three-month longitudinal examination of cognitive processing.  Psycho-Oncology, 18, 30-41.

Lim, P.F., Schmidt, J., de Leeuw, R., Carlson, C.R., Albuquerque, R., & Okeson, J.P. (2008).  Inability of surface electromyography to register the local twitch response elicited by trigger point injection and snapping palpation in myofascial pain patients.  Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 16, 165-173.

Carlson C. (2009).  Psychological factors in TMD and orofacial pain. In: McNamara JA Jr, Kapila SD, eds. Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain: Separating Controversy from Consensus.   Monograph 46, Craniofacial Growth Series, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Schmidt, J. and Carlson, C.R. (2009).   A controlled comparison of emotional reactivity and physiological response in masticatory muscle pain patients. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 23, 230-242.

Burris, J.L., Cyders, M.A., de Leeuw, R., Smith, G.T., & Carlson, C.R. (2009). Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and chronic orofacial pain: An empirical examination of the mutual maintenance model.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 23, 243-252.

Burris, J.L, Smith G.T., & Carlson, C.R.  (2009).  Relations among religiousness, spirituality and sexual practices.  Journal of Sex Research, 46, 282-289.

Burris, J.L., Brechting, E.H., Salsman, J., & Carlson, C.R. (2009). Factors associated with the psychological well-being and distress of university students. Journal of American College Health, 57, 536-544.

Schmidt, J.E., Carlson, C.R., Usery, A.R., & Quevedo, A.S. (2009).  The effects of tongue position on mandibular muscle activity and heart rate variability.   Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 108, 881-888.

Burris, J.L., Evans, D.R., & Carlson, C.R. (2010).  Psychological correlates of medical comorbidities in patients with temporomandibular disorders.  Journal of the American Dental Association, 141, 22-31.

Sauer, S.E., Burris, J.L., & Carlson, C.R.  (2010). New directions in the management of chronic pain: Self-regulation theory as a model for integrative clinical psychology practice.  Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 805-814.

Davis, C.E., Carlson, C.R., Studts, J.L., Curran, S.L., Hoyle, R.H., Sherman, J.J., & Okeson, J.P. (2010).  Use of a structural equation model for prediction of pain symptoms in patients with orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 24, 89-100.

Brechting, E.H., Brown, T.L., Salsman, J.M., Sauer, S.E., Holeman, V.T., & Carlson, C.R. (2010).  The role of religious beliefs and behaviors in predicting underage alcohol use.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19, 324-334

Solberg Nes, L., Carlson, C.R., Crofford, L.J., de Leeuw, R., & Segerstrom, S.C. (2010).  Self-regulatory deficits in fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorders.   Pain, 151, 37-44.

Schmidt, J.E. & Carlson, C.R. (2010).  Psychological aspects of diagnosis and treatment in advanced dental care.  In Salinas, T.J., Carr, A.B., Eckert, S.E., & Koka, S. (Eds.), Diagnosis and Treatment in Prosthodontics (2nd ed).  Hanover Park, IL:  Quintessence Publishing.

Cyders, M.A., Burris, J.L., & Carlson, C.R. (2011). Disaggregating the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and chronic orofacial pain: Implications for the prediction of health outcomes with PTSD symptom clusters.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41, 1-12.

Schmidt, J.E., Hooten, M.W. & Carlson, C.R. (2011).  Utility of the NEO-FFI in multi-dimensional assessment of orofacial pain conditions.   Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34, 170-181.

Porto, F., de Leeuw, R., Evans, D.R., Carlson, C.R., Yepes, J.F., Branscum, A., & Okeson, J.P.  (2011).  Differences in psychosocial findings and sleep quality between chronic orofacial neuropathic pain patients and chronic masticatory muscle pain patients.  Journal of Orofacial Pain, 25, 117-124.

Burris, J.L., Sauer, S., & Carlson, C.R. (2011).  A test of religious  commitment and spiritual transcendence as independent predictors of underage alcohol use and alcohol-related problems.   Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 3, 231-240.

Solberg Nes, L., Carlson, C. R., Crofford, L. J., de Leeuw, R., & Segerstrom, S. C. (in press). Individual differences and self-regulatory fatigue: Optimism, conscientiousness, and self-consciousness. Personality and Individual Differences.

Burris, J.L., Sauer, S., & Carlson, C.R. (in press). Psychological distress in orofacial pain: A review and recommendations.  In B. Campos Durso (Ed.), Management of Orofacial Pain. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Rubio.

Velly, A.M., Look, J.O., Carlson, C., Lenton, P.A., Kang, W., Holcroft, C.A., & Fricton, J.R. (in press).   The effect of catastrophizing and depression on chronic pain-a prospective cohort study of temporomandibular muscle and joint pain disorders.  Pain.

Carlson, C. R. (1989)  A fresh look at the world of children.  Contemporary Psychology, 34, 181–182.

Carlson, C. R.  (1997).  L. S. Keller and J. N. Butcher:  Assessment of chronic pain patients with the MMPI-2. Contemporary Psychology, 42, 358.

Carlson, C. R. (2002).  A pain primer for the practitioner interested in behavioral dentistry.  Contemporary Psychology, 47, 528-530.

Carlson, C.R., & Bertrand, P.M. (1995).  Self-regulation training manual.

Carlson, C.R., & Collins, F.L. (1997).  A guided approach to stretch-based relaxation training, 2nd ed.

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Interests

My teaching interests focus on developmental psychology, psychology of leadership, and clinical health psychology.

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  • John Briere, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., Anna D. Wolfe Endowed Chair and Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Jon Conte, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Mary Ann Dutton, Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University
  • Amy Holzworth-Munroe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
  • Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Director, National Crime Victim Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical School of South Carolina
  • Mary P. Koss, Ph.D., Regent’s Professor, Health Promotion Sciences Division, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona 

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