Kathryn Graff Low
Low, Kathryn G.
Professor of Psychology
Prof. Low is on leave for the 2018-19 academic year
Summary of Interests
- Women’s health
- Sexual health, including sexual function and sexually transmitted infections
- College student health and mental health
- Cardiovascular disease, including psychological risk factors and metabolic syndrome
- Public Health
- B.A., Bowdoin College (1978)
- Ed.M., Harvard University (1981)
- Ph.D., Stanford University (1991)
Dr. Graff Low is currently an Associate Dean of the Faculty, and is not teaching. Her current projects include a collaboration with the local medical residency on hospital-based research, a study exploring the use of smartphones for behavioral interventions, and ongoing work on women’s health and sexuality.
- FYS 305 Corporal Culture: Body and Health in America
- Psychology 235 Abnormal Psychology
- Psychology 261 Research Methods
- Psychology 322 Child Psychopathology
- Psychology 333 Topics in Advanced Abnormal Psychology
- Psychology 303 Health Psychology
- Psychology/Gender and Sexuality Studies 343 Women, Culture and Health
- Psychology 211 Personality
- S30 Contemporary Psychotherapies
- S15 Health, Culture and Community
Child, M., Low, K.G., McCormick, C. & Cocciarella, A. (1996). Personal advertisements of transsexuals, homosexuals and heterosexuals. Sex Roles, 34, 447-455.
Coville, A., Miklowitz, D.J., Taylor, D.T., & Low, K.G. (2008). Correlates of high expressed emotion attitudes among parents of bipolar adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64, 438-449.
Cremers, G. & Low, K. (2014). Attitudes toward placentophagy: A brief report. Health Care for Women International, 35, 113-119.
Doherty, K. A., & Low, K.G. (2009). The effects of a web-based intervention on college students’ knowledge of HPV and attitudes toward vaccination. International Journal of Sexual Health, 20, 223-232.
Greene, M. & Low, K.G. (2014). Public integrity, private hypocrisy and the moral licensing effect. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 42, 391-401.
Low, K. Graff (1996). Psychosocial factors and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Journal of Gender, Culture and Health, 1, 151-172.
Low, K. Graff (1999). Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Women’s Health Issues, Division 35 publication, Fall/Winter, American Psychological Association.
Low, K.G. (2003). Gender, Work Stress and Health, (review), Sex Roles, 49, 553-554.
Low, K.G. (2010). Flourishing and student engagement, BTTP Newsletter, AACU, May.
Low, K.G. (2011). Flourishing, substance use, and engagement in students entering college: A preliminary study. Journal of American College Health, 59, 555-562
Low, K.G., Charanasomboon, S., Brown, C., Hiltunen, G., Long, K., Reinhalter, K. & Jones, H. (2003). Internalization of the thin ideal, weight and body image concerns. Social Behavior and Personality: an International Journal., 31, 81-90.
Low, K.G., Charanasomboon, S., Lesser, J., Reinhalter, K., Martin, R., Jones, H., Winzelberg, A., Abascal, L., & Taylor, C.B.. (2006). Effectiveness of a computer-based eating disorders prevention program at long term follow up. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 14, 17-30.
Low, K.G., Casey, G., Megroz, A., McGuffie, K., & Briand, L. (2001). Hostility, oral contraceptives, and cardiovascular reactivity in women. Psychology and Health, 16, 675-687.
Low, K.G., Fleisher, C., Colman, R., Dionne, A., Legendre, S. (1998). Psychosocial variables, age, and angiographically determined coronary artery disease in women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20, 221-226.
Low, K.G. & Gendaszek, A. (2002). Stimulant abuse in college undergraduates. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 7, 283-287.
Low, K.G., Giasson, H., Connors, S., Weiss, R. & Freeman, D. (2012). Testing the effectiveness of motivational interviewing as a weight reduction strategy for obese cardiac patients: A pilot study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, DOI: 10.1007/s1259-011-9219-0.
Low, K.G., Massa, L., & Lehman, D. (2005). Insulin pump use in young adolescents with type 1 diabetes: A descriptive study. Pediatric Diabetes, 6, 22-31.
McGuffie, K. & Low, K.G. (1999). Sequelae of depression in college undergraduates. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 13, 19-36.
Rosania, A., Low, K.G., Rosania, D. & McCormick, C. (2009). Stress, depression, cortisol and periodontal disease. Journal of Periodontology, 80, 260-266.