Nichole Scaglione is a public health researcher in our program on Military and Family Risk Behavior Research. She specializes in the prevention of sexual assault victimization, high-risk drinking behaviors, and polysubstance use among adolescents and young adults.
Currently, Dr. Scaglione is directing a project for the U.S. Air Force, developing interventions to reduce the risk of sexual assault (victimization, re-victimization, and perpetration) among junior enlisted Airmen. She also directs a project for the Office on Violence Against Women, helping colleges conduct campus climate surveys as part of their efforts to prevent sexual assault and provide comprehensive services to survivors. Lastly, Dr. Scaglione is a co-investigator on a Centers for Disease Control-funded study of the Men of Strength (MOST) Club, which aims to prevent sexual violence and dating violence perpetration among high school boys. Dr. Scaglione’s etiological work focuses on identifying event-level risk and protective factors (using intensive longitudinal data collection methods) that can be used to enhance intervention efforts.
Dr. Scaglione joined RTI in 2015. She previously served as a project director on several federally-funded research grants to reduce college student substance abuse and consequences at Pennsylvania State University, and as director of campus wellness services at Winthrop University. She is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism and the Society for Prevention Research.