Nichole Sell received her B.A. in psychology in 2006 from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, her M.Ed. in counseling and human services in 2008 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and her M.S. in Biobehavioral Health in 2016 from Penn State. She is currently a doctoral student and graduate lecturer in the department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State. She is interested in understanding barriers to consistent and quality protective behavioral strategy use in heavy drinking college students and the conditions under which protective behavioral strategies work most effectively in preventing adverse alcohol-related consequences.
- 2017, Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University
- 2016-2018, Hintz Graduate Education Enhancement Fellowship Award, The Pennsylvania State University
- 2015-2016, Research Society on Alcoholism Student Merit Award
- 2015, Society for Prevention Research ECPN Travel Award
Sell, N. M., Turrisi, R., Scaglione, N. M., Cleveland, M. J., & Mallett, K. A. (2018). Alcohol consumption and use of sexual assault and drinking protective behavioral strategies: A diary study. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 42(1), 62-71.
Sell, N. M., Turrisi, R., Scaglione, N. M., Hultgren, B. A., & Mallett, K. A. (2016). Examining the effects of drinking and interpersonal protective behaviors on unwanted sexual experiences in college women. Addictive Behaviors, 54, 40-45. PMCID: PMC4713305 [PubMed]
Sell, N. M., Scaglione, N., Cleveland, M., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K., & Tusar, R. (2016, April). Do protective behaviors always reduce risk? An event-level examination of protective behavior use and alcohol consumption in first-year college women. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Founder’s Endowment for Excellence and Innovation Research Day, University Park, PA. Sell et al. FE 2016 poster
Sell, N. M., Scaglione, N. M., Cleveland, M. J., Turrisi, R., & Mallett, K. A. (2015, June). Examining event-level associations between protective behavior use and drinking in first-year college women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX.