Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual And Reproductive HealthResearchers explore sexual and reproductive health issues, decision-making and behavior across the life course, and incorporate principles of reproductive justice and equity.

Related Faculty

Dr. Ashenafi S Cherkos
Dr. Stacey Griner
Dr. Melissa Lewis
Dr. Dana Litt
Dr. Eun-Young Mun
Dr. Erika Thompson
Dr. Teresa Wagner

Faculty Publications:

  • Cassidy Faught III, Carol Howe, Amy Raines-Milenkov & Teresa Wagner. (2022). What About Mom? Teen: Usability of a Postpartum App for Teen Mothers, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 26:3, 283-292. DOI:
  • Wagner, T., Thompson, E., Gadson, A., Stark, M., Bush, K. & Raines-Milenkov, A. Postpartum Education and Health Literacy: New Mom’s Perspectives. (2020). Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 24(4), 346-35.
  • Wagner, T., Stark, M. & Raines-Milenkov, A. (2020). What About Mom? Health Literacy and Maternal Mortality. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 24(1), 50-61.
  • Griner, S.B., Aiken, J., Johnson, K.C., Webb, N.J., & Kline, N. (2023). The role of direct-to-consumer sexually transmitted infection screening for survivors of sexual assault. HPHR, 76.
  • Griner, S.B., Reeves, J.M., Webb, N.J., Johnson, K.C., Kline, N., & Thompson, E.L. (2022). Consumer-based STI screening among young adult women: The negative influence of the social system. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001655
  • Griner, S.B., Beckstead, J., Vamos, C., Puccio, J., Perrin, K., & Daley, E. (2023). Characteristics associated with the adoption of consumer-based self-sampling methods for sexually transmitted infection screening. Journal of American College Health.
  • Aiken, J.A., & Griner, S.B. (2021). Health associations for male survivors of unwanted and non-consensual sex. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. org/10.1177/08862605211042806
  • Fairlie, A. M., Jaffe, A. E., Davis, K. C., Litt, D. M., Kaysen, D., Norris, J., & Lewis, M. A. (2021). Establishing a New Measure of Alcohol-related Sexual Consequences and Examining Its Association to Alcohol Consequences among At-Risk Young Adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 82, 493-502. DOI: 15288/jsad.2021.82.493
  • Gilmore, A. K., Maples-Keller, J. L., Pinsky, H. T., Shepard, M. E., Lewis, M. A., & George, W. H. (2018). Is the use of protective behavioral strategies associated with college sexual assault victimization? A prospective examination. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33, 2664-2681. PMCID: PMC4977210 10.1177/0886260516628808
  • Griner, S.B., Beckstead, J.W., Vamos, C.A., Puccio, J.A., Perrin, K., & Daley, E.M. (2020). Sexually transmitted infection screening among college women by race/ethnicity and number of male sex partners: National Survey of Family Growth, 2013-2015. International Journal of Sexual Health, 32(2), 141-150.  org/10.1080/19317611.2020.1759750
  • Griner, S.B., Vamos, C.A., Puccio, J.A., Perrin, K., Beckstead, J.W., & Daley, E.M. (2019). “I’ll just pick it up…”: Women’s acceptability of self-sampling methods for STI screening. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 46(12), 762-767. org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001077
  • Griner, S. B., Kline, N., Monroy, E., & Thompson, E. L. (2021). Sexual Consent Communication among Sexual and Gender Minority College Students. Journal of sex research58(4), 462–468.
  • Jaffe, A. E., Duckworth, J. C., Blayney, J. A., Lewis, M. A., & Kaysen, D. (2021). A prospective study of predictors and consequences of hooking up for sexual minority women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50, 1599-1612. org/10.1007/s10508-020-01896-4
  • Jaffe, A. E., Blayney, J. A., Lewis, M. A., & Kaysen, D. (2019). Prospective risk for incapacitated rape among sexual minority women: Hook-ups and drinking.The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2019.1661949
  • Kline, N., Vamos, C., Thompson, E., Catalanotto, F., Petrila, J., DeBate, R., Griner, S., Vázquez-Otero, C., Merrell, L., & Daley, E. (2018). Are dental providers the next line of HPV-related prevention? Providers’ perceived role and needs. Papillomavirus Research5, 104–108. org/10.1016/j.pvr.2018.03.002
  • Lewis, M. A., Atkins, D. C., Blayney, J. A., Dent, D. V., Kaysen, D. L. (2013). What is hooking up? Examining definitions of hooking up in relation to hooking up behavior and normative perceptions. The Journal of Sex Research, 50, 757-766. 10.1080/00224499.2012.706333 PMCID: PMC3546226
  • Litt, D. M., Lewis, M. A., Fairlie, A. M., & Head-Corliss, M. (2020). An examination of the relative associations of prototype favorability, similarity, and their interaction with alcohol and alcohol-related risky sexual cognitions and behavior.   Emerging Adulthood, 8, 168-174.
  • Poleon, S.* & Thompson, E.L (2022). Reasons for intent to discontinue and remove LARCs: National Survey of Family Growth 2017-2019. Journal of Women’s Health,. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2021.0272
  • Thompson, E.L., Livingston, M.D., Daley, E.M., Saslow, D., & Zimet, G.Z. (2020). Rhode Island human papillomavirus school entry requirement using provider-verified report. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.02.022
  • Thompson, E.L, Garg, A.,* Galvin, A.M.,* Moore, J.D.,* Kasting, M.L., & Wheldon, C.W. (2021). Correlates of HPV vaccination intentions among adults ages 27-45 years old in the U.S. Journal of Community Health, 46(5), 893-902. DOI: 1007/s10900-021-00968-3
  • Vamos, C. A., Vázquez-Otero, C., Kline, N., Lockhart, E. A., Wells, K. J., Proctor, S., Meade, C. D., & Daley, E. M. (2021). Multi-level determinants to HPV vaccination among Hispanic farmworker families in Florida. Ethnicity & health26(3), 319–336.