Dr. Kimberly A. Tyler is Willa Cather Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Her areas of research include child abuse and neglect, high-risk adolescents, sexual victimization, HIV risk behaviors, social networks, and dating violence and substance use.
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Dr. Tyler recently completed a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse that studied primary and secondary stressors and their association with substance use and how secondary stressors and protective social resources co-vary with substance use using ecological momentary measurement (EMA) with homeless youth and young adults.
A paper entitled "Examining the Feasibility of EMA using Short Message Service Surveying with Homeless Youth: Lessons Learned" is forthcoming in Field Methods 30:2 in 2018. Other published papers from this project appear under her list of Publications.
Dr. Tyler was previously awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study social networks and HIV risk behavior among homeless youth.
She also completed a K01 Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, which supported five years of funding on her research project entitled, “Neglect and Abuse Histories Among Homeless Young Adults.”
In terms of teaching interests, Dr. Tyler has taught graduate seminars on Partner Violence, High-Risk Youth and Adolescents, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family, and Aging. She has also recently taught advanced level classes in Contemporary Family Issues and Family Theory and Research.