Kimberly Jeanne Lema

Phone: (603) 862-4533
Office: Crimes Against Children Research Center, 10 West Edge Drive Rm 106, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Rhode Island
  • M.A., Psychology, Rhode Island College
  • B.A., Psychology, Rhode Island College

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Adolescent Sexual Behavior
  • At Risk/High Risk Populations (Health)
  • Child Abuse/Neglect
  • Child/Maternal Health
  • Cyberbullying
  • Firearms/Guns
  • Hate/Hate Crime/Hate Speech
  • Opiates / Opioids
  • Resilience
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
  • Violence Prevention

Courses Taught

  • JUST 602: Research Internship

Selected Publications

Price-Feeney, M., Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. (2019). Health Indicators of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual Minority (LGB+) Youth Living in Rural Communities.. The Journal of pediatrics, 205, 236-243. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.09.059

Mitchell, K. J., Turner, H. A., & Jones, L. M. (2019). Youth Exposure to Suicide Attempts: Relative Impact on Personal Trauma Symptoms. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 56(1), 109-115. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.09.008

Price-Feeney, M., Jones, L. M., Mitchell, K., & Ybarra, M. L. (2018). Bias motivations behind peer bullying and harassment: Relationships with major depressive symptomatology in a national sample of LGBT and non-LGBT youth. Psychology of Violence.

Gewirtz-Meydan, A., Mitchell, K. J., & Rothman, E. F. (2018). What do kids think about sexting?. Computers in Human Behavior, 86, 256-265. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.04.007

Edwards, K. M., Banyard, V. L., Sessarego, S. N., Stanley, L. R., Mitchell, K. J., Eckstein, R. P., . . . Leyva, P. C. (2018). Measurement Tools to Assess Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Program Effectiveness Among Youth. PSYCHOLOGY OF VIOLENCE, 8(5), 537-545. doi:10.1037/vio0000151

Mitchell, K. J., Finkelhor, D., Jones, L. M., & Wolak, J. (2012). Prevalence and Characteristics of Youth Sexting: A National Study. PEDIATRICS, 129(1), 13-20. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-1730

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K. J., & Ybarra, M. L. (2008). Online "predators" and their victims: Myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment.. American Psychologist, 63(2), 111-128. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.63.2.111

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K., & Finkelhor, D. (2007). Unwanted and Wanted Exposure to Online Pornography in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users. PEDIATRICS, 119(2), 247-257. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-1891

Ybarra, M. L., Mitchell, K. J., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2006). Examining Characteristics and Associated Distress Related to Internet Harassment: Findings From the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey. PEDIATRICS, 118(4), e1169-e1177. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-0815

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K. J., & Finkelhor, D. (2003). Escaping or connecting? Characteristics of youth who form close online relationships. Journal of Adolescence, 26(1), 105-119. doi:10.1016/S0140-1971(02)00114-8

Most Cited Publications