Current and Past Grants

Current Funding

Virtual Reality and Social Interactions

This project is a two-year study funded by the National Institute of Health and Human Development (NICHHD) to help better understand college student’s behaviors in response to risky social situations. Data collection takes place in two laboratory-based studies. Participants in the study answer computer based questionnaires and complete an assessment utilizing virtual reality technology.  

Source: National Institute of Health and Human Development
Project Title: Intervention to Promote Pro-Social Bystander Behaviors
Type: R21 
Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: 4/18 - 5/20
Amount: $363,742

Alcohol and Sexual Aggression

This project is a three-year study examining mechanisms of alcohol-involved sexual aggression. Data collection will take place in two laboratory-based studies. Alcohol will be administered to male and female participants before they complete various computer-based questionnaires and activities.

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Project: Integrating Alcohol Myopia and Objectification to Understand Sexual Assault
Type: R01
Role: PI (with Sarah Gervais)
Amount: 1,189,635 total
Dates: 08/2018 – 05/2021

Past Funding

Project WISE

Project WISE (Women's Interpersonal Relationships, Self, & Experiences) is a five-year study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to examine experiences of sexual revictimization among young adult women. Data collection takes place at four sites nationally (Lincoln and Omaha, NE, Jackson, MS, and Oxford, OH). There are nine total data collection points over a three-year period. Participants in the study go through a series of tasks including a clinical interview, computer-based questionnaires, and computer tasks involving video clips, a math task, and a situational survey.

Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Project: Sexual Revictimization: Emotional and Psychosocial Mediators
Type: R01 HD062226-01A2
Role: PI 
Amount: $3,135,821 total
Dates: 7/1/10 - 6/30/15

The Newlywed Project

The Newlywed Project is a National Institute of Mental Health funded longitudinal examination of how various childhood experiences, such as co-occurring forms of child maltreatment, impact adult functioning, particularly within marriage. Data collection took place during three different time points, beginning at the newlywed stage (i.e., first year of marriage) and subsequently during the second and third years of marriage. Two hundred and four newlywed couples participated in the two-year study, which involved answering computer-based questionnaires and participating in videotaped discussion tasks.

Source: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Project Title: Family Functioning of Adults Maltreated as Children
Type: K01 Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: 3/03 - 2/08
Amount: $679,000 direct