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Kristen N. Jozkowski, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

William L. Yarber Endowed Professor of Sexual Health, School of Public Health

Dr. Jozkowski's research focuses on two main areas: (1) sexual consent and refusal communication with implications for sexual assault prevention and (2) U.S. adults’ attitudes toward abortion as a Principle Investigator on the Abortion Attitudes Project. She is one of the leading researchers on sexual consent and clearly remains committed to reducing rates of sexual assault through her research and advocacy. And her work related to abortion attitudes is not only important, but timely given recent changes to the abortion legislative landscape in the U.S.

Dr. Jozkowski has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and over 300 presentations at national and international conferences. Her work has been cited by mainstream media including the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, the Daily Beast, and Cosmopolitan Magazine demonstrating the importance and impact of her work.

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Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Health Behavior
  • M.S., Indiana University, Health Promotion
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Bio-behavioral Health

Research interests

  • Sexual consent and refusal communication
  • Influence of alcohol intoxication and gender norms on sexual consent
  • Sexual violence prevention
  • Abortion attitudes
  • Survey research

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Jozkowski, K.N., Bueno, X., Turner, R.C., Crawford, B.L., & Lo, W.L. (2023, online advance of print). People's Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Abortion Laws Before and After the Dobbs v. Jackson Decision. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 31 (1). Doi: 10.1080/26410397.2023.2233794
  • Jozkowski, K.N., Marcantonio, T.L., Ford, K., Willis, M., Ham, L., Wiersma-Mosley, J.D., & Bridges, A. (2023, online advance of print). The Effects of Alcohol Intoxication on Perceptions of Consent and Refusal Indicators in a Fictional Alcohol-involved Sexual Encounter. Journal of Sex Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2023.2242838
  • Jozkowski, K.N., Marcantonio, T.L., Willis, M., & Drouin, M. (2023). Does Alcohol Consumption Influence People’s Perceptions of their Own and a Drinking Partner’s Ability to Consent to Sexual Behavior in a Non-sexualized Drinking Context? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 38(1-2), 128-155. Doi: 10.1177/08862605221080149
  • Crawford, B.L., Jozkowski, K.N., Mena-Meléndez, L., & Turner, R. C. (2023, online advance of print). An Exploratory Examination of Attitudes Toward Illegal Abortion in the U.S. Through Endorsement of Various Punishments. Contraception. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2023.109952.
  • Jozkowski, K.N., Crawford, B.L., Simmons, M.K., Turner, R.C., & Lo, W.J. (2023, online advance of print). Predictors of Past and First-Time Participation in Abortion-Related Political Engagement Before and After the Nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Sexuality Research & Social Policy. Doi:10.1007/s13178-023-00815-1.
  •  Crawford, B.L., LaRoche, K.J., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2022). Examining abortion attitudes in the context of gestational age. Social Science Quarterly, 103, 855–867. Doi: 10.1111/ssqu.13157
  • Crawford, B.L., Jozkowski, K.N., Turner, R.C. & Lo, W.J. (2022). Examining the Relationship Between Roe v. Wade Knowledge and Sentiment across political party and abortion identity. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 19, 8837-848. Doi: /doi.org/10.1007/s13178-021-00597-4
  • Jozkowski, K.N., Crawford, B.L., & Willis, M. (2021). Abortion Complexity Scores from 1972–2018: A Cross-Sectional Time-Series Analysis Using GSS Data. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, 18, 13-26. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-020-00439-9
  • Jozkowski, K.N., & *Willis, M. (2020). People Perceive Transitioning from a Social to a Private Setting as Sexual Consent, Psychology & Sexuality, 11(4), 359-372. Doi: 10.1007/s13178-020-00439-9
  • Jozkowski, K.N., Crawford, B.L., Turner, R.C & Lo, W.J. (2020). Knowledge and Sentiments of Roe v. Wade in the Wake of Justice Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 17, 285-300. Doi: 10.1007/s13178-019-00392-2.

Awards & Appearances

2023.  Keynote speaker. 49th Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR)

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