Kimberly Henry

Applied Social and Health PsychologyKimberly faculty image
Office: 220 BHSCI
Phone: (970) 491-5109
Email: kim.henry@colostate.edu

PhD: The Pennsylvania State University (December, 2002) - Biobehavioral Health
Area of Specialization: School disengagement, adolescent and young adult development, drug use, delinquency, longitudinal methodology

Teaching Courses: Methods of Research in Psychology
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment-

Current Research: As a behavioral scientist oriented toward prevention, my work focuses on the psychological and social factors that produce or mitigate the health risking behaviors of adolescents and young adults. My goals are to develop and test theoretical models in order to understand the complex interactions of risk, promotive, and protective factors that influence these risk behaviors and, ultimately, to create and test methods for prevention.


Research Projects

Likes Pins and Views: Engaging Moms on Teen Indoor Tanning Thru Social Media: The purpose of this study is to conduct a randomized-control trial of a social media intervention to prevent indoor tanning by teens in Tennessee. Funded by National Cancer Institute, PIs Buller & Pogato. Role: Co-Investigator (PI of subcontract to CSU)

Restoring Effective Sleep Tranquility (REST) in College Veterans with Service-Related Injuries: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of promoting sleep on mental and physical health among College Veterans. Funded by the Wounded Warrior Project, PI Eakman. Role: Co-Investigator

Measuring Efficacy of Training Transfer and Feasibility of Technology Components that Support the Success of Promotores de Salud Workers: The purpose of this project is to study the effectiveness of a technology-enhanced training curriculum for lay health workers and to determine if use of the technology improves their success in the field. Funded by CCTSI, PIs Henry & DIgnam

Shelter-in-Place Compliance During Hazardous Release Emergencies: The Effect of Communications Access in Terrorist/Accidental Chemical/Radiological Events: The purpose of this study is to examine the predictors of compliance with a Shelter-In-Place order and mechanisms for increasing individual’s compliance. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PI Trumbo. Role: Co-Investigator

Mentor Families: A Setting-level Component to Improve Mentoring Outcomes for At-risk Youth: The purpose of this study is to develop, integrate, and empirically test the impact and process of the establishment of Mentor Families within Campus Corps (CC - a mentoring program at Colorado State University that matches trained undergraduates with adolescents who are at risk for delinquency). The establishment of Mentor Families involves nesting 4 mentor-mentee pairs in a “family” group during CC sessions to experience the mentoring program together. Funded by the William T Grant Foundation, PIs Haddock & Henry

Intergenerational Transmission of Risk for Drug Use: This three-generation prospective panel study examines intergenerational continuity/discontinuity in drug use and other antisocial behaviors, including assessment of mediators that explain continuity, and moderators that disrupt the cycle of problem outcomes. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, PI Henry

The Protective Role of Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships for Victims of Child Maltreatment: The purpose of this project is to use existing longitudinal, multigenerational data from the Rochester Youth Development Study and the Rochester Intergenerational Study to assess the protective role of relationships for victims of child abuse. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control, PI Henry

The Colorado-Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-WY AMP): This is is an innovative consortium of sixteen institutions of higher learning, and has associations with two Native American tribes in Colorado (Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute) and two tribes in Wyoming (Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone). The Alliance's mission is to increase the number of historically and currently underrepresented African American, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Alaska Native students earning bachelor's degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Funded by National Science Foundation, PI Chavez Role: Co-Investigator