Kimberly Mitchell 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

Hamby, S., Blount, Z., Taylor, E., Mitchell, K., & Jones, L. (2021). The Association of Different Cyber-Victimization Types With Current Psychological and Health Status in Southern Appalachian Communities. Violence and Victims, 36(2), 251-271. doi:10.1891/vv-d-18-00214

Mitchell, K. J., Jones, L. M., & Turner, H. A. (2021). Past Year Technology-Involved Peer Harassment Victimization and Recent Depressive Symptoms and Suicide Ideation Among a National Sample of Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3-4), NP1165-1179NP. doi:10.1177/0886260517748413

Edwards, K. M., Sessarego, S. N., Stanley, L. R., Mitchell, K. J., Eckstein, R. P., Rodenhizer, K. A. E., . . . Banyard, V. L. (2021). Development and Psychometrics of Instruments to Assess School Personnel’s Bystander Action in Situations of Teen Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3-4), NP1586-1606NP. doi:10.1177/0886260517746946

Beseler, C., Mitchell, K. J., Jones, L. M., Turner, H. A., Hamby, S., & Wade, R. (2020). The Youth Firearm Risk and Safety Tool (Youth-FiRST): Psychometrics and Validation of a Gun Attitudes and Violence Exposure Assessment Tool. Violence and Victims, 35(5), 635-655. doi:10.1891/vv-d-19-00085

Mitchell, K. J., Jones, L. M., Turner, H. A., Hamby, S., Farrell, A., Cuevas, C., & Daly, B. (2020). Exposure to Multiple Forms of Bias Victimization on Youth and Young Adults: Relationships with Trauma Symptomatology and Social Support. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(10), 1961-1975. doi:10.1007/s10964-020-01304-z

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. (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

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

Most Cited Publications