Katie Edwards

Research and Evaluation Consultant, Prevention Innovations Research Center
Phone: (603) 862-3720
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 416, Durham, NH 03824
Katie Edwards

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.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, Ohio University
  • M.S., Psychology, Ohio University
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Georgia

Research Interests

  • Causes, consequences, and prevention of interpersonal violence

Courses Taught

  • JUST 602: Research Internship
  • PSYC 561: Abnormal Behavior
  • PSYC 595: Appl Psyc/Research Experience
  • PSYC 762: Counseling
  • PSYC 791: AdvTop/Health Promo Programs
  • PSYC 894: Advanced Research
  • PSYC 954: Adv Sem/Social Psychology
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Edwards, K. M. (2018). Incidence and Outcomes of Dating Violence Victimization Among High School Youth: The Role of Gender and Sexual Orientation. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(9), 1472-1490. doi:10.1177/0886260515618943

Dardis, C. M., Edwards, K. M., Kelley, E. L., & Gidycz, C. A. (2017). Perceptions of Dating Violence and Associated Correlates: A Study of College Young Adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(21), 3245-3271. doi:10.1177/0886260515597439

Edwards, K. M., Neal, A. M., Dardis, C. M., Kelley, E. L., Gidycz, C. A., & Ellis, G. (2017). College Students’ Reactions to Participating in Relational Trauma Research: A Mixed Methodological Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(21), 3346-3369. doi:10.1177/0886260515599158

Neal, A. M., & Edwards, K. M. (2017). Perpetrators’ and Victims’ Attributions for IPV: A Critical Review of the Literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 18(3), 239-267. doi:10.1177/1524838015603551

Edwards, K. M., Banyard, V. L., Moschella, E. A., & Seavey, K. M. (2016). Rural Young Adults’ Lay Theories of Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Examination. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58(3-4), 434-445. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12095

Edwards, K. M. (2015). Intimate Partner Violence and the Rural–Urban–Suburban Divide. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(3), 359-373. doi:10.1177/1524838014557289

Edwards, K. M., Dardis, C. M., Sylaska, K. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2015). Informal Social Reactions to College Women’s Disclosure of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(1), 25-44. doi:10.1177/0886260514532524

Edwards, K. M., Probst, D. R., Rodenhizer-Stämpfli, K. A., Gidycz, C. A., & Tansill, E. C. (2014). Multiplicity of Child Maltreatment and Biopsychosocial Outcomes in Young Adulthood. Child Maltreatment, 19(3-4), 188-198. doi:10.1177/1077559514543354

Edwards, K. M., Mattingly, M. J., Dixon, K. J., & Banyard, V. L. (2014). Community Matters: Intimate Partner Violence Among Rural Young Adults. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(1-2), 198-207. doi:10.1007/s10464-014-9633-7

Edwards, K. M., & Sylaska, K. M. (2013). The Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence among LGBTQ College Youth: The Role of Minority Stress. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(11), 1721-1731. doi:10.1007/s10964-012-9880-6

Most Cited Publications