Krystel Tossone, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Center on Trauma and Adversity
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Dr. Tossone's areas of research interest include mental health outcomes among youth involved in the juvenile justice system, victimization and traumatization among youths, and mental health correlates to adulthood sexual victimization and traumatic experiences. Furthermore, Krystel focuses on employing latent variable modeling techniques and advanced multivariate analysis to advance person-oriented analysis in the field of violence research.

Dr. Tossone completed her Ph.D. in Public Health Specializing in Prevention Science at Kent State University in May 2015. She completed her dissertation work on Emergency Department providers’ perceptions, experiences and behaviors regarding treating sexual assault survivors. She has published in journals such as Child Abuse and Neglect and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, as well as presented at numerous scientific conferences.


Selected Presentations

“The Rest of the (Trauma) Story.” Ipoynter Media Ethics Workshop on Trauma.

“The Impact of the BHJJ Initiative on Adult Criminal Behavior and Recidivism.” Podium Presentation and Panel Chair for Session.

“Evaluating Community Corrections for Juveniles. ”Podium Presentation.