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Mary P. Koss

The Program  RESTORE—Justice that Heals
Arizona Rape Prevention and Education Project
Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health
University of Arizona
1632 E Lester Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
tel: (520) 626-9502
fax: (520) 626-9515
email: mpk@u.arizona.edu

Mary P. Koss is a Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health specializing in sexual violence. A clinical psychologist by training, she has twice testified before the U. S. Senate and participated in congressional briefings.  She has served on expert panels for the New York Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Science.  Her bibliography appears in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in America.  She is a consultant to national and international criminal justice and health organizations including advising the government of Sweden on the treatment of sex offenders.  She is the author of 2 books and over 175 articles on sexual assault. In recognition of her contributions the American Psychological Association honored her with its 2000 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. She currently serves as a member of the management committee of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global Forum (development arm of the World Health Organization). Her current research is implementing and evaluating RESTORE—Justice that Heals, a restorative justice based alternate adjudication process for selected sexual offenses. 

Internships:  Internships are available with the RESTORE—Justice that Heals Program and offer the opportunity to become familiar with and help collect data from the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Tucson Police Department, Tucson City Attorney’s Office, Adult Probation Services, and the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault.  Other internships are available on an existing dataset from the Ten Tribes Study, which is a gene x environment study of alcohol problems and violence on American Indian reservations done in collaboration with the NIAAA Institute for Neurogenetics.

Application Info:  Contact Karen Bachar (karenb@u.arizona.edu

Selected Publications

Koss, M.P., Ingram, M., & Pepper, S. (2000).  Male partner violence against women: Relevance to health care providers. In A. Baum, T. Reveson, & J. Singer (Eds.) Handbook of health psychology  (pp. 541-557) Matawah, NJ:  Erlbaum.

Koss, M.P. (2000) Shame, blame, and community:  justice responses to violence against women.  American Psychologist, 55, 1332-1343. (Published address given on the occasion of receiving the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy).

Cook, S.L., & Koss, M.P. (2001).  Using action-research to inform interventions for male violence against women (pp 115-140).  In N. Schneiderman, J. Gentry, J.M. Da Silva, M. Speers, & H. Tomes (Eds.), Integrating behavioral and social sciences with public health.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Press.

Koss, M.P., & Kilpatrick, D. (2001).  Rape and sexual assault.  In Gerrity, E., Keane, T., & Tuma, F. (Eds.), The mental health consequences of torture (pp. 177-194).  New York:  Luewer Academic/Plenum Publishers. (Report of the NIMH Working Group on Trauma and Extreme Stress prepared for the government of South Africa Tribunal on Truth and Reconciliation).

Koss, M.P. (2001).  Evolutionary models of rape:  Acknowledging the complexities.  Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1, 182-191.  (reprinted in Travis, C. (Ed.).  Evolutionary psychology:  A critical analysis.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press).

White, J.W., Smith, P.H., Koss, M.P., & Figueredo, A.J. (2001).  Intimate partner aggression:  What have we learned?  Psychological Bulletin, 126, 690-696.

Boeschen, L., Koss, M.P., Figueredo, A.J., & Coan, J.A. (2001).  Experiential avoidance and posttraumatic stress disorder:  A cognitive mediational model of rape recovery.  Journal of Abuse and Maltreatmet, 4, 211-246.

White, J.W., Merrill, L., & Koss, M.P. (2001).  Predictors of premilitary courtship violence in a Navy recruit sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16, 910-927

Krakow, B., Hollifield, M., Johnston, I., Koss, M., Schrader, R., Warner, T.D., Tandberg, D., Lauriello, J., McBride, L., Cutchen, L., Cheng, D., Emmons, S., Germain, A., Melendex, D., Sandovall, D., & Prince, H. Imagery rehearsal therapy for chronic nightmares in sexual assault survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder:  A randomized clinical trial. (2001). Journal of the American Medical Association, 286 (5), 537-545.

Rozee, P.D., & , . (2001). Rape:  A century of resistance.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 25, 295-311.

Koss, M.P., Figueredo, A.J., & Prince, R.J. (2002).  A cognitive mediational model of rape recovery:  Preliminary specification and testing in cross-sectional data, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 926-941.

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