Department of Health Education & Behavior
Dr. Scaglione will be accepting a PhD student for the 2023-2024 academic year. Be sure to submit your application by December 1 for full consideration for admission and competitive funding opportunities. Dr. Scaglione also has research opportunities for undergraduate and master's students in her lab. Please contact her via email for more information.
Nichole Scaglione, PhD, CHES, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior. Dr. Scaglione has over 10 years of experience leading federally-funded (i.e., DoD, CDC, NIH) projects aimed at reducing substance abuse and sexual violence in adolescents and young adults. Her research combines health behavior theory and mobile technologies to examine decision-making processes associated with drinking, drug use, and sexual risk, both globally and at the event level (during specific drinking/substance use occasions). She uses findings from her etiological work to develop and test interventions that target these processes to reduce individual and community risk for sexual violence.
Prior to joining the HEB faculty, Dr. Scaglione was a public health scientist at RTI International where she played a major role in the development and feasibility testing of a tailored, tablet-based sexual assault prevention program in Basic Military Training for the U.S. Air Force. Her current work includes a recently funded grant to expand and adapt this training for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Other ongoing projects include a community-based evaluation of a bystander and violence prevention training for staff at alcohol-serving establishments (CDC U01), a rigorous evaluation of a sexual violence prevention program for high school boys (CDC R01), and secondary data analysis of event-level alcohol use and contextual risk factors associated with sexual risk in college.