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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 on sexual consent and sexual assault prevention is not only important, but timely given recent national attention on sexual assault prevention. She is one of the leading researchers on sexual consent and clearly remains committed to reducing rates of sexual assault on college campuses through her research and advocacy.

Dr. Jozkowski has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and over 85 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
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  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Health Behavior
  • M.S., Indiana University, Health Promotion
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Bio-behavioral Health

Research interests

  • Sexual Consent
  • Sexual Functioning
  • Sexual Pleasure, Desire and Satisfaction
  • Sexual Violence Prevention

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Willis, M., Blunt-Vinti, H., and Jozkowski, K.N. (in press). Associations between internal and external sexual consent in a diverse national sample of women. Personality and Individual Differences, 149 (15 October): 37-45.
  • Canan, S.N., Jozkowski, K.N., Wiersma-Mosley, J.D., Bradley, M., and Blunt-Vinti, H. (2019). Differences in Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Women’s Experiences of Sexual Assault and Rape in a National US SampleJournal of Interpersonal Violence, DOI: 0886260519863725
  • KN Jozkowski, BL Crawford, ME Hunt. (2018). Complexity in attitudes toward abortion access: results from two studies. Sexuality Research and Social Policy 15 (4), 464-482.
  • Mark, K.P., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2013). The mediation association between communication and satisfaction in a sample of heterosexual couples. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.
  • Jozkowski, K.N., Schick, V., Herbenick, D., & Reece, M. (2012). Sexuality Information Seeking and Sexual Function among Women Attending In-Home Sex Toy Parties in the United States. International Journal of Sexual Health.
  • Geshnizjani, A., Torabi, M., & Jozkowski, K.N (2011). A review of the Effectiveness of Theory Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Interventions from 2000-2010. Health Education Monograph,28(2), 25-38.


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