Katja Waldron received her B.S. in psychology in 2016 from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, Washington. She worked as a research assistant/coordinator at the UW Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors for five years, where she worked on projects that mainly focused on high-risk health behaviors, such as alcohol and marijuana use, and related-risky sexual behavior among adolescents and young adults. She is currently a doctoral student in the department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State. She is particularly interested in how parenting styles among different races, ethnicities, and cultures affect substance use in adolescents and young adults. She is also interested in determining risk factors for alcohol-related sexual consequences in college student women.
Lewis, M. A., Litt, D. M., King, K. M., Garcia, T. A., Waldron, K. A., & Lee, C. M. (2018). Consideration of future consequences as a moderator of the willingness-behavior relationship for young adult marijuana use and consequences. Addictive Behaviors, 87, 8-16. [PubMed]
Litt, D. M., Waldron, K A., Wallace, E. M., & Lewis, M. A. (2018). Alcohol-specific social comparison as a moderator of the norms-behavior association for young adult alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 92-98. PMCID: PMC6324992 [PubMed]
Waldron, K. A., Trager, B. M., Turrisi, R., Sell, N. M., Wolfe, E., & Romano, E. (2019, June). Ethnicity as a moderator of the relationship between permissive parenting and college student drinking and consequences. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Minneapolis, MN.
Waldron, K. A., Sell, N. M., Turrisi, R., & Wolfe, E. (2019, April). Examining protective behavior implementation quality as a moderator of drinking’s effects on sexual consequences in college women. Poster presented at Biobehavioral Health Founder’s Day Research Event, University Park, PA.