Kimberly A. Tyler, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology

Kimberly A. Tyler is a professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her areas of research include child abuse and neglect, high-risk adolescents, sexual victimization, HIV risk behaviors, social networks, and dating violence and substance use.

Tyler was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study primary and secondary stressors and their association with substance use, and how secondary stressors and protective social resources co-vary with substance use. Her research uses real-time measurement with homeless youth and young adults. She was previously awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study social networks and HIV risk behavior among homeless youth.

Tyler also completed a K01 Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, which supported five years of funding on her research project entitled, “Neglect and Abuse Histories among Homeless Young Adults.”

Tyler received her doctorate from Iowa State University in 1999.