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  • Katie Edwards is an assistant professor of psychology and women's studies, and faculty affiliate of Prevention Innovations and the Carsey School of Public Policy. Dr. Edwards joined the UNH faculty in 2011 after completing her clinical internship at the Vanderbilt University-Department of Veteran's Affairs Consortium in Nashville Tennessee. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and graduate certificate in women's studies from Ohio University. Dr. Edwards teaches undergraduate and graduate-level classes on topics related to clinical and counseling psychology, women and gender studies, and interpersonal violence. Dr. Edwards' interdisciplinary program of research focuses broadly on better understanding the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence, primarily intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SA) among adolescents and young adults. Specific areas of current research focuses on risk and protective factors for IPV and SA perpetration, victimization, and bystander intervention; disclosure, leaving, and recovery processes among survivors of IPV and SA; and individuals' reactions to participating in IPV and SA research. Dr. Edwards uses this research data to develop, implement, and evaluate IPV and SA prevention, intervention, and policy efforts.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Evaluation of a Bystander-Focused Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program with High School Students.Prevention Science.  1-11. 2019
    2018 Incidence and Outcomes of Dating Violence Victimization Among High School Youth: The Role of Gender and Sexual Orientation.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  33:1472-1490. 2018
    2017 College Students' Reactions to Participating in Relational Trauma Research: A Mixed Methodological Study.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  32:3346-3369. 2017
    2017 Perceptions of Dating Violence and Associated Correlates: A Study of College Young Adults.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  32:3245-3271. 2017
    2017 Perpetrators' and Victims' Attributions for IPV: A Critical Review of the Literature.Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.  18:239-267. 2017
    2016 Rural Young Adults' Lay Theories of Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Examination.American Journal of Community Psychology.  58:434-445. 2016
    2016 Disclosure Recipients' Social Reactions to Victims' Disclosures of Intimate Partner Violence.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  0:886260516681155. 2016
    2016 College Campus Community Readiness to Address Intimate Partner Violence Among LGBTQ+ Young Adults: A Conceptual and Empirical Examination.American Journal of Community Psychology.  58:16-26. 2016
    2015 Leaving an Abusive Dating Relationship: A Prospective Analysis of the Investment Model and Theory of Planned Behavior.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  30:2908-2927. 2015
    2015 Intimate Partner Violence and the Rural-Urban-Suburban Divide: Myth or Reality? A Critical Review of the Literature.Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.  16:359-373. 2015
    2015 Informal social reactions to college women's disclosure of intimate partner violence: associations with psychological and relational variables.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  30:25-44. 2015
    2014 Stalking and psychosocial distress following the termination of an abusive dating relationship: a prospective analysis.Violence Against Women.  20:1383-1397. 2014
    2014 Multiplicity of child maltreatment and biopsychosocial outcomes in young adulthood: the moderating role of resiliency characteristics among female survivors.Child Maltreatment.  19:188-198. 2014
    2014 Community matters: intimate partner violence among rural young adults.American Journal of Community Psychology.  53:198-207. 2014
    2013 The perpetration of intimate partner violence among LGBTQ college youth: the role of minority stress.Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  42:1721-1731. 2013
    2012 A qualitative analysis of college women's leaving processes in abusive relationships.Journal of American College Health.  60:204-210. 2012

    Teaching Activities

  • AdvTop/Health Promo Programs Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Research Internship Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Abnormal Behavior Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2016
  • Appl Psyc/Research Experience Taught course 2016
  • Adv Sem/Social Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Apps of Psych/Rsrch Experience Taught course 2016
  • Counseling Taught course 2015
  • Research Internship Taught course 2015
  • Abnormal Behavior Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2015
  • Apps of Psych/Rsrch Experience Taught course 2015
  • Appl Psyc/Research Experience Taught course 2014
  • Counseling Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Abnormal Behavior Taught course 2014
  • Applications of Psychology Taught course 2014
  • Counseling Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Psychology, Athens State University
  • M.S. Psychology, Ohio University
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Ohio University
  • Full Name

  • Katie Edwards