Meredith Joppa

  • 69 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Research interests

Research Expertise: 
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood | Romantic Relationships | Dating Violence Prevention | Sexual Risk Prevention

The focus of my research is on risk behaviors that occur within young people’s romantic relationships and make them vulnerable to dating violence, sexual assault, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. I use a mixed-methods approach to inform the development of prevention interventions for at-risk young people, currently focusing on young mothers and college student-athletes. Related interests include attachment theory, health risk behaviors, health disparities and healthcare engagement, and mental health.

Honors and Awards:
Frances R. Lax Award, Rowan University

Member of:
Licensed Psychologist #5428 (State of New Jersey), #B1-0001106 (State of Delaware)
American Psychological Association, Div. 53 (
American Psychological Association, Div. 54 (
International Academy of Sex Research (
Society for Research in Child Development (
Society for Research in Adolescence (
Society for Prevention Research (
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, doctorate

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Research Output

  • 69 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

An analysis of the sexual health and safety information study abroad directors present their students prior to departure

Marcantonio, T. L., Angelone, D. J., Swirsky, J. & Joppa, M., Jan 2 2020, In : Journal of American College Health. 68, 1, p. 11-15 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    An Examination of Dating Violence Among College Student-Athletes

    Cantor, N., Joppa, M. & Angelone, D. J., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Dating Violence in Adolescence: Implications for Girls’ Sexual Health

    Joppa, M. C., Aug 2020, In : Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 33, 4, p. 332-338 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Does Sexism Mediate the Gender and Rape Myth Acceptance Relationship?

    Angelone, D. J., Cantor, N., Marcantonio, T. & Joppa, M., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Violence Against Women.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Individual and Relationship Characteristics of Adolescent Girls With Histories of Physical Dating Violence

    Rizzo, C. J., Joppa, M. C., Barker, D., Zlotnick, C., Warren, J., Saint-Eloi Cadely, H. & Brown, L. K., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 35, 5-6, p. 1389-1414 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations