Krista Mehari, Ph.D.

Krista Mehari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Dr Mehari will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Apply here.
Research Interests
  • Youth violence prevention
  • Adverse childhood experience and promoting resilience

Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University         2015
 Clinical Psychology
M.S. Virginia Commonwealth University           2011
 Clinical Psychology
B.A. Hope College                                                 2009

My clinical and research interests are focused on promoting positive youth development. My research focuses on violence prevention and addressing the effects that contextual risk factors have on children's and adolescents' development and functioning. Specifically, I am interested in the dynamic interaction between a child and his or her environment, and how that relates to the development of problem behaviors. I prioritize using community-based participatory research that integrates the goals and perspectives of the community so that interventions are culturally appropriate, effective, and sustainable.

Highlighted Research

Journal Articles

Mehari, K. R.,  Farrell, A. D. (2016). Where does cyberbullying fit?: A comparison of competing models of adolescent aggression. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/vio0000081

Mehari, K. R., Farrell, A. D., Le, A. (2014). Cyberbullying: Measures in search of a construct. Psychology of Violence, 4(4), 399-415.doi: 10.1037/a0037521

Mehari, K. R., Farrell, A. D. (2013). The relation between peer victimization and adolescents’ well-being: The moderating role of ethnicity within context. Journal of Research on Adolescence 25(1), 118-134. doi: 10.1111/jora.12095

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