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.
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 Women, 27(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 Review, 105, 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