Kimberly Mitchell

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

Stroem, I. F., Goodman, K. L., Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. (2022). Understanding Sexual Harassment Through an Individual and Relational Lens: Are Risk Factors the Same for Female and Male Perpetrators?. JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, 37(19-20), NP17540-NP17569. doi:10.1177/08862605211028316

Ybarra, M. L., Mitchell, K. J., & Oppenheim, J. K. (2022). Violent Media in Childhood and Seriously Violent Behavior in Adolescence and Young Adulthood.. J Adolesc Health, 71(3), 285-292. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.03.003

Mitchell, K. J., Banyard, V., Ybarra, M. L., & Dunsiger, S. (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Youth With a History of Exposure to Self-Directed Violence. PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA-THEORY RESEARCH PRACTICE AND POLICY. doi:10.1037/tra0001318

O’Brien, J. E., DellaPenna, R., Gonzalez-Pons, K., & Mitchell, K. (n.d.). Medical First Responders and Child Sexual Exploitation: Needs, Efforts, and Next Steps. Journal of Human Trafficking, 1-11. doi:10.1080/23322705.2022.2061280

Waterman, E. A., Banyard, V. L., Mitchell, K. J., & Edwards, K. M. (2022). High School Students' Perceptions of School Personnel's Intentions to Help Prevent Teen Sexual and Dating Violence: Associations with Attitudes and Intended Behaviors. JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, 37(7-8), NP5471-NP5494. doi:10.1177/0886260520960115

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

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.. J Child Psychol 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.. J Adolesc, 27(3), 319-336. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2004.03.007

Most Cited Publications