Kimberly 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

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

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K. J., & Finkelhor, D. (2007). Does Online Harassment Constitute Bullying? An Exploration of Online Harassment by Known Peers and Online-Only Contacts. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41(6), S51-S58. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.08.019

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

Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. (2004). Online aggressor/targets, aggressors, and targets: a comparison of associated youth characteristics. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(7), 1308-1316. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2004.00328.x

Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. (2004). Youth engaging in online harassment: associations with caregiver–child relationships, Internet use, and personal characteristics. Journal of Adolescence, 27(3), 319-336. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2004.03.007

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K. J., & Ybarra, M. L. (n.d.). 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

Most Cited Publications