Kristen Carter Elmore
Kristen Carter Elmore
Research Associate
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

1201D MVR Hall


Kristen is the Assistant Director for the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement in the BCTR and the Community-Engaged Learning Coordinator for Cornell Human Ecology. Her work focuses on applied research and teaching that connects researchers, undergraduate students, and community partners, with a particular focus on partnerships that support educators in helping youth from all backgrounds succeed and thrive. 

Research interests

My research examines the ways that social context and aspects of a person's identity interact and dynamically shape their moment to moment decision making about educational and health behaviors.

HE 1010: Introduction to Human Ecology

HD 4850: Professional Development in Translational Research

Elmore, K. C., Scull, T. M., Malik, C. V., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2021). Rape myth acceptance reflects perceptions of media portrayals as similar to others, but not the self. Violence Against Women27(3-4), 529-551.

Elmore, K. C., Sumner, R., Tifft, M., Forstrom, M. A., & Burrow, A. L. (2019). Building collaborative youth development research-practice partnerships through Cooperative Extension. Children and Youth Services Review105, 104413.

Elmore, K.C., Scull, T.M., & Kupersmidt, J.B. (2017). Media as “Super Peer”: How adolescents interpret media messages predicts their perception of alcohol and tobacco use norms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 376-387.

Elmore, K.C., & Luna-Lucero, M. (2017). Light bulbs or seeds? How metaphors for ideas influence judgments about genius. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(2), 200-208.

Assistant Director, Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement

Community-engaged Learning Coordinator, Cornell Human Ecology

2014, Ph.D., Social Work & Psychology, University of Michigan

2010, M.S.W., Social Work, University of Michigan

2006, B.A., Psychology & Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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