Christine Kaestle

Christine Kaestle

Associate Professor

Office

315 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-3194

Email

Expertise

  • Adolescent Health and Risk Behaviors
  • Public Health and Social Justice
  • Sexuality & Sexual Health
  • Smoking, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse
  • Media Effects and Health

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Advisory Committee Member, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Member, Sexual Violence Prevention Council, Virginia Tech
  • Member, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Education

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • MPH - University of California - Los Angeles
  • B.A. Grinnell College

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Awarded Full Membership in the International Academy of Sex Research, 2015

    Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award, Virginia Tech. 2009-10.

    Methodology Center Summer Institute Scholarship, Penn State and NIDA, 2008.

    Selected Publications

    Book Chapters

    Halpern, C. T., & Kaestle, C. E. (2013). Sexuality in emerging adulthood. In L. Diamond & D. Tolman (Eds.), APA handbook of sexuality and psychology (pp. 487-522). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    Shehan, C. L., & Kaestle, C. E. (2009). Gendered bodies in family studies: A feminist examination of constructionist and biosocial perspectives on families. In S. A. Lloyd, A. L. Few, and K. R. Allen (Eds.), Handbook of feminist family studies (pp. 83-95). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Articles

    Costa, B. M., Kaestle, C. E., Walker, A., Curtis, A., Day, A., Toumbourou, J. W., & Miller, P. (2015). Longitudinal predictors of domestic violence perpetration and victimization: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2015.06.001

    Jaramillo Sierra, A. L., Allen, K. R., & Kaestle, C. E. (2015). Young women's anger in romantic relationships: Gendered rules and power. Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15592029

    Kaestle, C. E. (2015). Age of smoking milestones: Longitudinal inconsistencies and recanting. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 382-388. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.005

    Kaestle, C. E., Chen, Y., Estabrooks, P. A., Zoellner, J., & Bigby, B. (2013). Pilot evaluation of media literacy for tobacco prevention among youth. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27, 366-369. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.120221-ARB-105

    Sponsored Research

    1/2013-11/2014 Role: Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth; Title: Smoking among Sexual Minority Adolescents. ($26,777).

    1/2010-1/2012 Role: Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth; Title: Media Literacy Tobacco Prevention Randomized Impact Assessment Pilot Study. ($34,582).

    1/2007-6/2008 Role: Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth; Title: Predicting Patterns of Youth Tobacco Use. ($36,500).