Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University, 2019
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University, 2015
B.A. in Psychology & Religious Studies, University of South Florida, 2012
Sexual and intimate partner aggression, alcohol and substance use, bystander intervention for interpersonal violence, men and masculinities
Dr. Ruschelle M. Leone is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences within the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She is also affiliated with the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence.
The overarching aim of Dr. Leone’s research program is to inform and develop evidence-based intervention programming to reduce alcohol-related sexual and intimate partner aggression. She is particularly interested in identifying individual-level attitudes/beliefs (e.g., masculine norms, empathy) and situational-level factors (e.g., acute alcohol intoxication, peer norms) among emerging adults that (1) are associated with violence perpetration and (2) inhibit or facilitate bystander intervention in high-risk situations.
Additionally, Dr. Leone is interested in developing and evaluating prevention programs for alcohol/drug use and aggression. Dr. Leone’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Department of Defense, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.