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Kathleen A. Parks, PhD

Kathleen A. Parks, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Behavioral Psychology

Research Associate Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-3301

Primary Research Areas

Women’s substance use and misuse; victimization; drinking contexts.

Representative and Recent Publications

Ellis, E.M., Collins, R.L., Hommish, G.G., Parks, K.A., & Kiviniemi, M.T. (2016). Perceived controllability of condom use shifts reliance on implicit versus explicit affect. Health Psychology, 35, 842-846.
PMID: 27505204 | DOI: 10.1037/hea0000336

Parks, K.A., Frone, M.R., Muraven, M., & Boyd, C. (2017). Nonmedical use of prescription drugs and related negative sexual events: Prevalence estimates and correlates in college students. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 258-263.
PMID: 27567398 | DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.018

Ellis, E.M., Homish, G.G., Parks, K.A., Collins, R.L., & Kiviniemi, M.T. (2015).  Increasing condom use by changing people’s feelings about them: An experimental study.  Health Psychology, 34, 941-950.
PMID: 25581703 | DOI: 10.1037/hea0000205

Parks, K.A., Levonyan-Radloff, K., Dearing, R.L., Hequembourg, A., & Testa, M. (2016). Development and Validation of a Video Measure for Assessing Women’s Risk Perception for Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault.  Psychology of Violence, 6, 573-585.
PMID: 27747131 | PMCID: PMC5061459  | DOI: 10.1037/a0039846

Testa, M., Parks, K.A., Hoffman, J.H., Crane, C.A., & Leonard, K.E., & Shyhalla, K.  (2015). Do Drinking Episodes Contribute to Sexual Aggression Perpetration in College Men? Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 76, 507-515. 
PMID: 26098025 | PMCID: PMC4495069

Parks, K. A., Hsieh, Y., Taggart, C., & Bradizza, C. M. (2014). A longitudinal analysis of drinking and victimization in college women: Is there a reciprocal relationship? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.28, 943-951.           
PMID: 25134028 | PMCID: PMC4274186  | DOI: 10.1037/a0036283

Hequembourg, A., Parks, K.A., Collins, R.L., Hughes, T. (2015). Sexual assault risks among gay and bisexual men. he Journal of Sex Research, 52, 282-295.
PMID: 24483778 | PMCID: PMC4117833 | DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2013.856836

Hequembourg, A., Livingston, J., & Parks, K.A. (2013). Sexual victimization and associated risks  among lesbian and bisexual women. Violence Against Women, 19, 634-657.
PMID: 23759663 | PMCID: PMC3706505 | DOI: 10.1177/1077801213490557

Parks, K. A., Collins, R. L., & Derrick, J. (2012). The Influence of Marijuana and Alcohol Use on Condom Use Behavior: Findings from a Sample of Young Adult Female Bar Drinkers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 888-894.
DOI: 10.1037/a0028166

Levonyan-Radloff, K., Parks, K. A., & Collins, R. L. (2012). Women bar drinkers’ discussions about birth control and risky sexual behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 987-93.
DOI: 10.1007/s10508-011-9834-1

Parks, K. A., Hsieh, Y., Collins, R. L., & Levonyan-Radloff, K. (2011). Daily assessment of alcohol consumption and condom use with known and casual partners among young female bar drinkers. AIDS and Behavior, 15,1332-1341.
DOI: 10.1007/s10461-010-9829-2

Parks, K. A., Hsieh, Y., Collins, R. L., Levonyan-Radloff, K., & King, L. P. (2009). Predictors of risky sexual behavior with new and regular partners in a sample of women bar drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 70, 197-205.

Hequembourg, A., Parks, K. A., & Vetter, C. (2008) Sexual identity and gender differences in substance use and violence: An exploratory study. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 2, 174-198.

Parks, K. A., Hequembourg, A. L., & Dearing, R. L. (2008). Women's social behavior when meeting new men: The influence of alcohol and childhood sexual abuse. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 145-158.

Parks, K. A., Hsieh, Y., Bradizza, C. M., & Romosz, A. M. (2008). Factors influencing the temporal relationship between alcohol consumption and experiences with aggression among college women. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 210-218.
DOI: 10.1037/0893-164X.22.2.210

Parks, K. A., Romosz, A. M., Bradizza, C. M., & Hsieh, Y. (2008). A dangerous transition: Women's drinking and related victimization from high school to the first year at college. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69, 65-74.

Parks, K. A., Pardi, A. M., & Bradizza, C. M. (2006). Collecting data on alcohol use and alcohol- related victimization: A comparison of telephone and web-based survey methods. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 318-323.

Parks, K. A., & Kennedy, C. L. (2004). Club drugs: Reasons for and consequences of use. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 36, 295-302.

Buddie, A., & Parks, K. (2003). The role of the bar context and social behaviors on women’s risk for aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18, 1378-1393.

Parks, K. A., & Quigley, B.M. (2001). Riskier lifestyle, aggression and public drinking: Findings from a general population of adults in the United States. In M. Martinez (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Society on Aggression, Valencia, Spain: Prevention and control of aggression and the impacts on its victims. London: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing.

Parks, K. A., & Scheidt, D. M. (2000). Male bar drinkers’ perspective on female bar drinkers. Sex Roles, 43, 927-941.