Heather A. Turner

Phone: (603) 862-3670
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 303D, Durham, NH 03824
Heather Turner


  • Ph.D., Human Development&Family Study, University of California - San Francisco
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Western Ontario

Research Interests

  • Aging and life course
  • AIDS
  • Sociology of the family
  • Stress processes and mental health
  • Survey research

Courses Taught

  • SOC 625: Mental Health and Society
  • SOC 699: Senior Thesis
  • SOC 740: Sociology of Mental Health
  • SOC 792: Internship Independent Study
  • SOC 997: Adv Spc Top/Research Practicum

Selected Publications

Turner, H. A., Finkelhor, D., & Henly, M. (2018). Exposure to Family and Friend Homicide in a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 088626051878720. doi:10.1177/0886260518787200

Jones, L. M., Mitchell, K. J., Turner, H. A., & Ybarra, M. L. (2018). Characteristics of bias-based harassment incidents reported by a national sample of U.S. adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 65, 50-60. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.02.013

Merrick, M. T., Henly, M., Turner, H. A., David-Ferdon, C., Hamby, S., Kacha-Ochana, A., . . . Finkelhor, D. (2018). Beyond residential mobility: A broader conceptualization of instability and its impact on victimization risk among children. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 485-494. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.01.029

Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Jones, L., Mitchell, K. J., Turner, H. A., & Newlin, C. (2018). From Poly-Victimization to Poly-Strengths: Understanding the Web of Violence Can Transform Research on Youth Violence and Illuminate the Path to Prevention and Resilience. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(5), 719-739. doi:10.1177/0886260517744847

Mitchell, K. J., Segura, A., Jones, L. M., & Turner, H. A. (2018). Poly-Victimization and Peer Harassment Involvement in a Technological World. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(5), 762-788. doi:10.1177/0886260517744846

Turner, H. A., Finkelhor, D., & Ormrod, R. (2010). Poly-Victimization in a National Sample of Children and Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(3), 323-330. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2009.11.012

Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R. K., & Turner, H. A. (2009). Lifetime assessment of poly-victimization in a national sample of children and youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33(7), 403-411. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2008.09.012

Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R. K., & Turner, H. A. (2007). Poly-victimization: A neglected component in child victimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(1), 7-26. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2006.06.008

Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R. K., & Turner, H. A. (2007). Polyvictimization and trauma in a national longitudinal cohort. DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 19(1), 149-166. doi:10.1017/S0954579407070083

Turner, H. A., Finkelhor, D., & Ormrod, R. (2006). The effect of lifetime victimization on the mental health of children and adolescents. Social Science & Medicine, 62(1), 13-27. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.05.030

Most Cited Publications