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 an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences within the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She is affiliated with the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence and the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development. The overarching aim of Dr. Leone’s research program is to inform and develop evidence-based intervention programming to reduce interpersonal violence, with a particular focus on sexual aggression. She is particularly interested in identifying individual-level predictors (e.g., masculine norms, empathy, gender identity) and situational-level factors (e.g., acute alcohol intoxication, peer norms) that are associated with violence. Additionally, Dr. Leone is interested in developing and evaluating prevention programs for interpersonal aggression and substance use in under-served and high-risk populations. 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.