Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011
Alcohol and sexual assault; Alcohol-facilitated aggression perpetration; Brief interventions for alcohol-related aggression and sequelae following sexual assault; The effects of acute intoxication on behavioral risks (e.g., aggression, sexual risk)
Dr. Stappenbeck is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University. She is the faculty director of the Alcohol and Interpersonal Violence Research Lab. Dr. Stappenbeck's research seeks to understand how the interplay between alcohol and violence is influenced by psychological factors (e.g., emotion regulation), as well as how that interplay subsequently influences mental health (e.g., PTSD) and sexual health outcomes. Dr. Stappenbeck's goal is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate low resource evidence-based prevention and intervention programs to reduce alcohol-facilitated violence perpetration and improve outcomes for victims of interpersonal violence.