Kimberly Mallett

Research Associate

Contact Information

204 E Calder Way, Suite 208
The Pennsylvania State University
State College PA 16801


(fax) 814-865-2530


Ph.D., University of Washington, Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Developing and evaluating interventions aimed at reducing high risk drinking and related consequences among college students; prevention of skin cancer among high-risk populations. As part of her skin cancer research, she is interested in enhancing communication between physicians and patients and how it impacts behavior change among patients.

Selected Publications

■Mallett, K.A., Bachrach, R.L., & Turrisi, R. (2008). Examining the Unique Influence of Inter- and Intrapersonal Drinking Perceptions on Alcohol Consumption among College Students. In press Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
■Mallett, K.A., Bachrach, R.L. & Turrisi, R. (2008). Are All Negative Consequences Truly Negative? Assessing Variations Among College Students’ Perceptions of Alcohol Related Consequences. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1375-1381.
■Mallett, K.A., Larimer, M.E., Turrisi, R., & Mastroleo, N.R. (2008). Have I had one drink too many? Assessing inaccurate judgments of drunkenness among college students. Manuscript submitted for publication.
■Mallett, K.A., Lee, C.M., Turrisi, R., & Larimer, M.E. (2008). Assessing college students’ perceptions of tolerance to alcohol using social cues: The social tolerance index. In Press. Journal of Addictive Behaviors.
■Turrisi, R., Abar, C., Mallett, K.A., & Jaccard, J. (2008). An examination of the mediational effects of cognitive and attitudinal factors of a parent intervention to reduce college drinking. Manuscript submitted for publication.
■Mastroleo, N.R., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., & Ray, A.E. (2008). Validation of the peer proficiency assessment (PEPA): A tool for motivational interviewing fidelity and supervision with peer counselors. Manuscript submitted for publication.

In Press:

■Mastroleo, N.R., Mallett, K.A., Ray, A.E., & Turrisi, R. (in print). The process of delivering peer-based alcohol intervention programs in college settings. Journal of College Student Development.
■Turrisi, R., Mastroleo, N.R., Stapleton, J., Ray, A.E. & Mallett, K. (in press). A comparison of two brief intervention approaches to reduce indoor tanning behavior in high-frequency indoor tanners. Archives of Dermatology.


■Mallett, K.A., Robinson, J.K., & Turrisi, R. (2008). Enhancing Patient Motivation to Reduce UV Risk Behaviors: Assessing the Interest and Willingness of Dermatologists to Try a Different Approach. Archives of Dermatology, 144, 265-266.
■Turrisi, R., Mastroleo, N.R., Mallett, K.A., Larimer, M.E., & Kilmer, J.R. (2007). Examination of diverse drinking tendencies, peer norms, parent communications, and environmental influences in athletes and non-athletes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21, 453-461.
■Larimer, M.E., Lee, C.M., Kilmer, J.R., Fabiano, P., Stark, C., Geisner, I.M., Mallett, K.A., Lostutter, T.W., Cronce, J.M., Feeney, M., & Neighbors, C. (2007). Personalized mailed feedback for drinking prevention: One year outcomes from a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 285-293.
■Mallett, K.A., Lee, C.M., Neighbors, C., Larimer, M.E., Turrisi, R. (2006). Do we learn from our mistakes? An examination of the impact of negative alcohol related consequences on college students’ drinking patterns and perceptions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 269-276.
■Turrisi, R., Mallett, K.A., Mastoleo, N.R., & Larimer, M.E. (2006). Heavy Drinking in College Students: Who is at risk and what is being done about it? Journal of General Psychology, 133, 401-420.
■Turrisi, R., Stapleton, J., Mallett, K., Hillhouse, J. (2006). Methods in skin cancer prevention: Using a question driven approach to guide the choice of assessment approaches. Archives of Dermatology, 142, 1348-1350.
■Kilmer, J.R., Walker, D.D., Lee, C.M., Palmer, R.S., Mallett, K.A., Fabiano, P., & Larimer, M.E. (2006). Misperceptions of college student marijuana use: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 276-281.
■Larimer, M.E., Turner, A.P., Mallett, K.A., & Geisner, I.M. (2004). Predicting drinking behavior and alcohol-related problems among fraternity and sorority members: Examining the role of descriptive and injunctive norms. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 18, 203-212.
■Turrisi, R., Wiersma, K., & Hughes, K. (2001). Binge-drinking-related consequences in college students. Alcohol Research, 6, 90.
■Turrisi, R., Wiersma, K., & Hughes, K. (2000). Binge drinking-related consequences in college students: The role of drinking beliefs and parent-teen communications. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 14, 342-355.
■Turrisi, R., Hughes, K., & Wiersma, K. (2000). College student drinking: An examination of theoretical models of drinking tendencies in freshman and upperclassmen. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 61, 598-602.
■Turrisi, R. & Wiersma, K. (1999). Examination of judgments of drunkenness, binge drinking, and drunk driving tendencies in teens with and without a family history of alcohol abuse. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 23, 1191-1198.

Center Affiliations

  • Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center