Mallett-Kimberly

Kimberly Mallett

Research Associate Professor

210 BBH Building
814-865-5041
kam54@psu.edu

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Biography

Kimberly Mallett is a research associate professor who has been with the Center for over a decade.  During that time, she has come to appreciate the supportive and collaborative environment that is present among her colleagues. She joined the Center in 2005, after completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Through her work, Kimberly hopes to improve the lives of people and reduce substance abuse and chronic illness.

Kimberly has authored 80 peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in publications such as Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Over the past 15 years, her research has focused on developing and evaluating interventions aimed at reducing high-risk drinking, polysubstance use and related consequences among college students, and the prevention of skin cancer among high-risk populations. In the future, Kimberly hopes to examine how the use of efficacious interventions can be adapted for use in other health domains. When Kimberly is not working in prevention research, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, either cycling, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing or scuba diving. 

Current Projects

Recent Publications

Self-confidence and embarrassment about partner-assisted skin self-examination for melanoma

Robinson, J. K., Hultgren, B., Mallett, K., & Turrisi, R. (in press). Self-confidence and embarrassment about partner-assisted skin self-examination for melanoma. JAMA Dermatology.

When alcohol is only part of the problem: An event-level analysis of negative consequences related to alcohol and other substance use

Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., Hultgren, B. A., Sell, N., Reavy, R., & Cleveland, M. (2017, in press). When alcohol is only part of the problem: An event-level analysis of negative consequences related to alcohol and other substance use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Early detection of new melanomas by patients with melanoma and their partners using a structured skin self examination skills

Robinson, J. K., Wayne, J. D., Martini, M. C., Hultgren, B. A., Mallett, K. A., & Turrisi, R. J. (2016). Early detection of new melanomas by patients with melanoma and their partners using a structured skin self examination skills training intervention: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Dermatology, 152(9), 979-985.

An examination of the relationship between consequence

Reavy, R., Cleveland, M. J., Mallett, K. A., Scaglione, N. M., Sell, N. M., & Turrisi, R. J. (2016). An examination of the relationship between consequence-specific normative belief patterns and alcohol-related consequences among college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(12), 2631-2638.

First- and second-hand consequences of alcohol in college: Differential associations with later alcohol use

Abar, C. C., Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R. J., & Abar, B. (2016). First- and second-hand consequences of alcohol in college: Differential associations with later alcohol use. Journal of Substance Use, 21(1), 107-111.

Effectiveness of a multi-component sun protection program for young children: A randomized clinical trial

Ho, B. K., Reidy, K., Huerta, I., Dilley, K., Crawford, S., Hultgren, B., Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R. J., & Robinson, J. K. (2016). Effectiveness of a multi-component sun protection program for young children: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 170(4), 334-342.

Influence of quality of relationship between patient with melanoma and partner on partner-assisted skin examination education: A randomized clinical trial

Hultgren, B. A., Turrisi, R. J., Mallett, K. A., Ackerman, S. D., & Robinson, J. K. (2016). Influence of quality of relationship between patient with melanoma and partner on partner-assisted skin examination education: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Dermatology, 152(2), 184-190.

Potential opportunities for peer feedback interventions

Martinez, J. A., & Mallett, K. A. (2016). Potential opportunities for peer feedback interventions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(5), 842-843.

Examining the effects of drinking and interpersonal protective behaviors on unwanted sexual experiences in college women

Sell, N. M., Turrisi, R. J., Scaglione, N. M., Hultgren, B. A., & Mallett, K. A. (2016). Examining the effects of drinking and interpersonal protective behaviors on unwanted sexual experiences in college women. Addictive Behaviors, 54, 40-45.