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Behavioral Science




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Jennifer Cole, Ph.D.

(University of Kentucky, 2007)
333 Waller Ave, Suite 480
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 257-9332
Fax: (859) 257-3664

Research Description

Jennifer Cole is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Science with an appointment at the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Her research interests are in the areas of substance use/abuse, violence against women, in particular sexual victimization, and community responses to sexual assault victims, with particular attention to community responses to victims of substance-involved sexual violence. Dr. Cole is a Co-Investigator of an evaluation study of state funded substance abuse treatment programs. She is also a Co-Investigator for a statewide evaluation of a program serving children with severe emotional and behavioral disturbance. She has previously worked on a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) studying alcohol, violence, mental health and health status among rural and urban women with protective orders, and a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded study of victimization, substance use, and HIV risk among crack cocaine users.

2012 Accomplishments

Dr. Cole received an internal grant from the University of Kentucky Office for the Vice President of Research to examine sex trafficking of minors in Kentucky, which will be completed in June 2013. She continues to serve as Principal Investigator for the Adolescent Kentucky Treatment Outcome Study and serve as a co-investigator on the Kentucky Treatment Outcome Study and the Kentucky Opiate Recovery Outcome Study. One first-authored article was published in 2012, one article is in press and three are under review. Dr. Cole served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the following journals: AIDS and Behavior, American Journal of Managed Care, Journal of Immigrants and Refugee Studies, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. Dr. Cole gave an invited presentation at the Uniting Minds, Transforming Lives, Kentucky Conference on Human Trafficking at Georgetown College and a presentation at the Council on Social Work Education’s APM. In 2012 Dr. Cole joined the University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children as a faculty associate. Dr. Cole’s primary research interests are on the intersection of violence and substance use/abuse.

Research Funding

Co- Investigator, Kentucky Treatment Outcome Study, funded by the Kentucky Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 2006-present.
Co-Investigator, IMPACT Outcome Evaluation, funded by the Kentucky Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 2008-present

Representative Publications.

Cole, J., & Logan, T. (in press). Interprofessional collaboration on sexual assault response teams (SART): The role of victim alcohol use and a partner-perpetrator. Accepted to Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Cole, J., & Logan, T. (in press). Sexual assault response teams’ responses to alcohol using victims. Accepted to Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Cole, J. & Logan, T. (2008). Negotiating the challenges of multidisciplinary response to sexual assault victims: Sexual assault nurse examiner and victim advocacy programs. Research in Nursing & Health, 31 (1), 76-85.

Cole, J., Logan, T., & Shannon, L. (2008). Self-perceived risk for HIV among women with protective orders against male partners. Health & Social Work, 33 (4), 287-298.

Cole, J., Logan, T., & Shannon, L. (2007). Risky sexual behavior among women with protective orders against male intimate partners. AIDS and Behavior, 11 (1), 103-112.

Cole, J., Logan, T., & Shannon, L. (2008). Women’s risk for revictimization by a new abusive partner: For what should we be looking? Violence & Victims, 23 (3), 315-330.

Cole, J. Logan, T., & Shannon, L. (2005). Intimate sexual victimization among women with protective orders: Types and associations of physical health and mental health problems. Violence and Victims, 20 (6), 695-715.

Logan, T., & Cole, J. (2007). The impact of partner stalking on mental health and protective order outcomes over time. Violence & Victims, 22 (5), 544-560.

Logan, T., Cole, J., & Capillo, A. (2007). Differential characteristics of intimate partner, acquaintance, and stranger rape survivors examined by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22 (8), 1066-1076.

Logan, T., Cole, J., & Capillo, A. (2007). Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program characteristics, barriers, and lessons learned: A national random sample of programs. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 3(1), 24-34.

Logan, T., Cole, J., & Capillo, A. (2006). Program and sexual assault survivor characteristics for one SANE program. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 2 (2), 66-74.

Logan, T., Cole, J., & Leukefeld, C. (2002). Women, sex, and HIV: Social and contextual factors, meta-analysis of published interventions, and implications for practice and research. Psychological Bulletin, 128 (6), 851-885.

Logan, T., Cole, J., & Shannon, L. (2007). A mixed methods examination of sexual coercion and degradation among women in violent relationships who do and do not report forced sex. Violence and Victims, 22 (2), 71-94.

Walker, R., Cole, J., & Logan, T. (2008). Identifying client-level indicators of recovery among DUI, criminal justice, and non-criminal justice treatment referrals. Substance Use & Misuse, 43 (12 & 13), 1785-1801.

Walker, R., Cole, J., Logan, T., & Corrigan, J. (2007). Screening substance abuse treatment clients for traumatic brain injury: Prevalence and characteristics. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 22 (6), 360-367.

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