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Cynthia Stappenbeck

Associate Professor    

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011


Alcohol and sexual assault; Alcohol-facilitated aggression perpetration; Brief interventions for alcohol-related aggression and sequelae following sexual assault; The effects of acute intoxication on behavioral risks (e.g., aggression, sexual risk)


Dr. Stappenbeck is a clinical psychologist conducting research on interpersonal violence and its intersection with other public health problems including alcohol use and mental and sexual health. Her research seeks to understand how the interplay between alcohol and violence is influenced by psychological factors (e.g., emotion regulation), as well as how that interplay subsequently influences mental health (e.g., PTSD) and sexual health outcomes. Dr. Stappenbeck’s goal is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate low resource evidence-based prevention and intervention programs to reduce alcohol-facilitated violence perpetration and improve outcomes for victims of interpersonal violence.


To view all of Dr. Stappenbeck’s publications, visit her Google Scholars webpage.