Jennifer A. Livingston, PhD

Jennifer A. Livingston, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist

Educational Psychology

School of Nursing

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2380

Primary Research Areas

Impact of victimization on adolescent health and development, adolescent substance use and sexual behavior, sexual assault risk factors and prevention.

Research Publications Expertise

Representative and Recent Publications

Livingston, J. A., Eiden, R. D., Lessard, J., Casey, M., Henrie, J., & Leonard, K. E. (in press). Etiology of Teen Dating Violence among Adolescent Children of Alcoholics. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
PMID: 28791542 DOI: 10.1007/s10964-017-0730-4

Nickerson, A. B., Livingston, J. A., & Kamper-DeMarco, K., (in press).  Evaluation of Second Step Child Protection videos:  A randomized controlled trial.  Child Abuse and Neglect.

Livingston, J. A., Hequembourg, A. L., & Testa, M. (in press).  Sexual victimization. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 2nd Ed. New York, New York:  Springer.

Eiden, R. D., Lessard, J., Colder, C. R., Livingston, J.A., Casey, M., & Leonard, K. E. (2016).  Developmental Cascade Model for Adolescent Substance Use from Infancy to Late Adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1619-1633.
PMID: 27584669 PMCID: PMC5056785 [Available on 2017-10-01] DOI: 10.1037/dev0000199

Fish, J., Livingston, J. A., VanZile-Tamsen, C., & Patterson, D. (2017). Victimization and Substance Use among Native American College Students. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 413-431.
DOI: 10.1353/csd.2017.0031

Livingston, J. A., Testa, M., Windle, M., & Bay-Cheng, L. Y. (2015).  Sexual risk at first coitus: Does alcohol make a difference? Journal of Adolescence, 43, 148-158.

Nickerson, A. B., Aloe, A. M., Livingston, J. A., & Feeley, T. H. (2014).  Measurement of the Bystander Intervention Model for Bullying and Sexual Harassment.  Journal of Adolescence, 37, 391-400.

Livingston, J. A., Bay-Cheng, L. Y., Hequembourg, A. L., Testa, M., & Downs, J. S. (2013).  Mixed Drinks and Mixed Messages: Adolescent Girls’ Perspectives on Alcohol and Sex. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 38-50. 
PMCID: PMC3699882

Hequembourg, A. L., Livingston, J. A., & Parks, K. A. (2013).  Sexual victimization and associated risks among lesbian and bisexual women.  Violence Against Women, 19, 634-657.

Livingston, J. A., Hequembourg, A. L., & Testa, M. (2012).  Sexual victimization. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 2692 – 2699)New York, New York:  Springer.

Bay-Cheng, L. Y., Livingston, J. A., & Fava, N. M. (2011).  Adolescent girls’ assessment and management of sexual risks:  Insights from focus group research.  Youth & Society, 43, 1167-1193.
DOI: 10.1177/0044118X10384475

Testa, M., Livingston, J. A., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2011). Advancing the study of violence against women using mixed methods: Integrating qualitative methods into a quantitative research program. Violence Against Women, 17, 236-250.
DOI: 10.1177/1077801210397744

Livingston, J. A., Testa, M., Hoffman, J. H., & Windle, M. (2010). Can parents prevent heavy episodic drinking by allowing teens to drink at home? Addictive Behaviors, 35, 1105-1112.
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.08.005

Testa, M., Hoffman, J. H., & Livingston, J. A. (2010). Alcohol and sexual risk behaviors as mediators of the sexual victimization-revictimization relationship. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 249-259.
DOI: 10.1037/a0018914

Testa, M., & Livingston, J. A., (2009). Alcohol consumption and women's vulnerability to sexual victimization: Can reducing women’s drinking prevent rape? Substance Use & Misuse, 44, 1349-1376.
DOI: 10.1080/10826080902961468

Livingston, J. A., Hequembourg, A., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2007). Unique aspects of adolescent sexual victimization experiences. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 331-343.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2007.00383.x

Livingston, J. A., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2007). The reciprocal relationship between sexual victimization and sexual assertiveness. Violence Against Women, 13, 298-313.
DOI: 10.1177/1077801206297339

Livingston, J. A., Buddie, A. M., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2004). The role of sexual precedence in verbal sexual coercion. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 287-297.