Kristyn Kamke, M.S., Ph.D.

Kristyn Kamke

Division of Intramural Research
Phone: 301-827-7316

Dr. Kristyn Kamke is an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Sherine El-Toukhy in the Digital Health and Health Disparities Laboratory in the Population and Community Sciences Branch of the Division of Intramural Research at NIMHD. Dr. Kamke is committed to research that explores the potential for digital health technologies to benefit the health of marginalized groups, particularly racial and ethnic minority youth.

As a graduate student, her research focused on implementation and evaluation of a web-based HIV/STI prevention program for adolescents. In her postdoctoral position, Dr. Kamke is applying her expertise in digital health interventions to populations at-risk or currently using tobacco, including pregnant women, low-income young adults, and racial and ethnic minority youth. Additionally, Dr. Kamke is interested in understanding how access to electronic health records and other digital health technologies can improve patient-provider relationships and overall health for vulnerable groups.

Dr. Kamke received a Master of Science in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland in 2015 and a Doctor of Philosophy in applied social and community psychology from North Carolina State University in 2018.

Selected Publications

  • Kamke, K., Widman, L., & Haskett M. (In Press). Safer sex communication and sexual health behaviors among a statewide sample of homeless youth. Journal of Sex Research. doi:10.1080/00224499.2019.1577945
  • Widman, L., Nesi, J., Kamke, K., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Stewart, J. L. (2018). Technology-based interventions to reduce sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy among youth: A meta-analysis. Journal for Adolescent Health, 62, 651–660. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.02.007
  • Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Kamke, K., Burnette, J. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018). Randomized controlled trial of an online sexual health program for adolescent girls: Effects on sexual assertiveness, self-efficacy, knowledge, and health beliefs. American Journal of Public Health, 108, 96–102. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.304106
  • Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Kamke, K., Massey, J., & Prinstein, M. P. (2017). Feasibility and acceptability of a web-based HIV/STD prevention program for adolescent girls targeting sexual communication skills. Health Education Research, 32, 343–352. doi:10.1093/her/cyx048