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Kimberly Mallett

Research Professor

210 Biobehavioral Health Building
814-865-5041
kmallett@psu.edu
Pronouns: she/her

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Introduction & Projects

"I am committed to improving the lives of people by examining ways to reduce substance abuse, chronic illness, and improve overall well-being."

Kimberly Mallett is a research professor who has been with the Center for more than 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.

Dr. Mallett has authored 100 peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in publications such as Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. For nearly 20 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, Dr. Mallett hopes to examine how the use of efficacious interventions can be adapted to prevent the development of chronic alcohol problems for use in other health domains, and promote overall well-being.

Prevention-related Projects

Recent Publications

Examining the impact of early college experiences on the cumulative number of alcohol-related consequences

Glenn, S.D., Turrisi, R., Waldron, K.A., Mallett, K. A., Russell, M.A., & Reavy, R. R. (2022). Examining the impact of early college experiences on the cumulative number of alcohol-related consequences. Addictive Behaviors, 132. https://doi-org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107357

Examining the impact of early college experiences on the cumulative number of alcohol-related consequences

Glenn, S. D., Turrisi, R., Waldron, K. A., Mallett, K. A., Russell, M., & Reavy, R. R. (2022). Examining the impact of early college experiences on the cumulative number of alcohol-related consequences. Addictive Behaviors. Preprint. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107357

Alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine use as predictors of impaired driving and riding with an impaired driver among college students who engage in polysubstance use

Hultgren, B. A., Waldron, K. A., Mallett, K. A., & Turrisi, R. (2021). Alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine use as predictors of impaired driving and riding with an impaired driver among college students who engage in polysubstance use. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2021.106341

Examining parental permissiveness toward drinking and perceived ethnic discrimination as risk factors for drinking outcomes among Latinx college students

Waldron, K.A., Turrisi, R.J., Mallett, K.A., Romano, E. (in press). Examining parental permissiveness toward drinking and perceived ethnic discrimination as risk factors for drinking outcomes among Latinx college students. Addictive Behaviors.

Are co-users of alcohol and marijuana more willing to experience consequences from drinking? A longitudinal examination among first-year college students

Linden-Carmichael, A. N., Mallett, K. A., Sell, N., & Turrisi, R. (2019). Are co-users of alcohol and marijuana more willing to experience consequences from drinking? A longitudinal examination among first-year college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43, 1567-1574. https://doi.org/10.1111%2Facer.14075

An examination of consequences among college student drinkers on occasions involving alcohol-only, marijuana-only, or combined alcohol and marijuana use

Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., Trager, B., Sell, N., & Linden-Carmichael, A. N. (2019). An examination of consequences among college student drinkers on occasions involving alcohol-only, marijuana-only, or combined alcohol and marijuana use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33(3), 331-336. doi: 10.1037/adb0000458

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. J., Hultgren, B. A., Sell, N., Reavy, R., & Cleveland, M. J. (2017). 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, 31(3), 307–314 PMCID: PMC5422123

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

Robinson, J. K., Hultgren, B., Mallett, K. A., & Turrisi, R. J. (2017). Self-confidence and embarrassment about partner-assisted skin self-examination for melanoma. JAMA Dermatology,153(3), 342–344. PMCID: PMC5500009

Enhancing the relevance of skin self-examination for Latinos

Robinson, J. K., Nodal, M., Chavez, L., Ali, Y., Mallett, K. A., & Turrisi, R. J. (2017). Enhancing the relevance of skin self-examination for Latinos. JAMA Dermatology, 153(7), 717–718. PMCID: PMC5509464.

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.

Are all negative consequences truly negative? Assessing variations among college students' perceptions of alcohol related consequences

Mallett, K. A., Bachrach, R. L., & Turrisi, R. (2008). Are all negative consequences truly negative? Assessing variations among college students' perceptions of alcohol related consequences. Addictive Behaviors, 33(10), 1375-1381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2008.06.014 

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.

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.

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