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Photo of DuvallJamieson L. Duvall Ph. D.


Jamieson L. Duvall Ph. D., Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky, Lexington
643 Maxwelton Court
Lexington Kentucky 40506
Phone: (859) 533-1233

Research Description:

Dr. Duvall is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and an associate of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Dr. Duvall earned his M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2007) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Duvall first joined the Department of Behavioral Science as a postdoctoral fellow in 2007 where he trained in epidemiology and rural substance abuse. Dr. Duvall received his appointment as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in 2009. Dr. Duvall’s research has focused on psychological processes which effect health outcomes such as substance abuse and risky sexual behavior. Dr. Duvall’s primary interests include examination of how social support and characteristics of self-esteem influence self-regulation and risky coping behaviors in female offenders. He serves as a Co-Investigator on studies examining predictors of HIV/STD infection in African American women and social network structures of rural injection drug users. Dr. Duvall is also a Co-Investigator on the Kentucky DUI project.

2012 Accomplishments:

Dr. Duvall authored a manuscript on the relationship between complimentary stereotypes and sexual risk in African American Women which was published in Women & Health. He also co-authored a manuscript on relationship satisfaction, investment, and commitment for women reporting psychological abuse which was published in the Journal of Family Violence. Another manuscript, examining longitudinal changes in rural stimulant use is under review at the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Dr. Duvall serves as a Co-Investigator and Study Director for the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies- 2 Project at the University of Kentucky (U01 DA016205). During the past year, Dr. Duvall presented research at the annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Palm Springs, CA) and the Addiction Health Services Research Conference (New York, NY). He also served as an ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Journal of Drug Issues, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and AIDS Care.

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