Adolescent sexuality development; sexual and reproductive health and rights; gender and sexual socialization in the family, culture, and school contexts; racial and ethnic sexual health disparities; sexual harassment; multiple methodologies
Current projects: The influence of the mother-daughter relationship on Mexican-origin adolescent girls' sexual agency; Mexican immigrant mothers’ needs in preparing daughters to navigate U.S. sexual practices
Edited Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries
Russell, S. T.,Van Campen, K. S., & Muraco, J. (2012). Sexuality development in adolescence. In J. DeLamater & L. M. Carpenter (Eds.), Sex for life: From virginity to Viagra, how sexuality changes throughout our lives (pp. 70-87). New York: New York University Press.
Romero, A. J., & Van Campen, K. S. (2012). Bicultural stress. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (Part 2, pp. 263-274). New York, NY: Springer.
Russell, S. T., Van Campen, K. S., Hoefle, J., & Boor, J, K. (2011). Suicide risk and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender college students. In D. A. Lamis & D. Lester (Eds.), Understanding and preventing college student suicide. Springfield, IL: C. C. Thomas Publishers.
Van Campen, K. S., & Butler, E. A. (2012). Women’s weight and emotions: The impact on relationships and eating behaviors (Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families ResearchLink, Vol. 3, No. 2). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.
Van Campen, K. S., & Pilat, M. (2010). Addressing teen sexual violence through prevention education (Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families ResearchLink, Vol. 2, No. 3). Tucson, AZ: The Universityof Arizona.
Ellis, B. J., & Van Campen, K. S. (2009, Fall). Early experience with high-risk fathers changes puberty in daughters (NCFR Report, Vol. 54.1). Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.
Van Campen, K. S., & Russell, S. T. (2009). Preventing Latina teen pregnancy: Challenges and solutions for practitioners (Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families ResearchLink, Vol. 1, No. 1). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.
Van Campen, K. S. (2012, November). Mexican immigrant mothers’ needs to prepare daughters to handle U.S. sexual practices. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
Van Campen, K. S. (2012, April). Introduction to MAXQDA 10. Invited workshop presented at the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences and sponsored by the Frances McClelland Institute of Children, Youth and Families, University of Arizona, Tucson.
Van Campen, K.S. (2012, March). How mothers and school health classes shape Mexican-origin girls’ experiences of menarche and womanhood. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
2011 (funded) “‘¿Qué Le Enseño a Ella?’ Mexican Immigrant Mothers’ Needs in Preparing Their Daughters to Navigate U.S. Sexual Practices,” Agency: Research Program on Migration and Health (PIMSA), Health Initiative of the Americas
2010 (funded) “Family and Cultural Influences on Latina Adolescents’ Sexual Agency,” Agency: Feminism and Family Studies Section, National Council on Family Relations, Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal Award