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

Turner, H. A., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K. J., Jones, L. M., & Henly, M. (2020). Strengthening the predictive power of screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in younger and older children. Child Abuse & Neglect, 107, 104522. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104522

Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Mitchell, K., Jones, L., & Newlin, C. (2020). Poly-victimization, Trauma, and Resilience: Exploring Strengths That Promote Thriving After Adversity. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 21(3), 376-395. doi:10.1080/15299732.2020.1719261

Mitchell, K. J., Moschella, E. A., Hamby, S., & Banyard, V. (2020). Developmental Stage of Onset, Poly-Victimization, and Persistence of Childhood Victimization: Impact on Adult Well-Being in a Rural Community–Based Study. Child Maltreatment, 25(1), 20-31. doi:10.1177/1077559519859080

Williamson, E., O’Brien, J., Jones, L., Mitchell, K., & Dunford, L. (2020). Featured counter-trafficking program: Love146. Child Abuse & Neglect, 100, 104131. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104131

Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Smith, A., Mitchell, K., Jones, L., & Newlin, C. (2019). New measures to assess the social ecology of youth: A mixed‐methods study. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(7), 1666-1681. doi:10.1002/jcop.22220

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