Steven M. Kogan, Ph.D.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Associate Professor

105 Family Science Center II (House D)
405 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 706-542-4899

Curriculum Vitae

Current Classes

HDFS3700 Adolescent Development

HDFS8800 Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Child and Family Development University of Georgia May 1999


Dr. Kogan's areas of research include African American men's sexual health and substance use in emerging adulthood and evaluating family-centered alcohol prevention programs for rural African American youth. His research includes conducting randomized prevention trials and logntiduinal studies of development.

Current Research

My research addresses the public health need to prevent substance use and high-risk sexual behavior among African American youth, particularly those residing in resource-poor rural Southern environments. This research program involves identifying individual, family, and community factors that protect young people from high risk behavior and translating these findings into efficacious, ecologically appropriate interventions.Currently, I am collecting data on 500 rural African American young men as part of a prospective, 5 year study. This study will evaluate men’s romantic and sexual relationship patterns, how these patterns affect sexual risk behavior and family formation, and the intrapersonal and contextual factors that affect relationship development.My job is not only to conduct etiological research but also to translate these findings into programs that can achieve public health impact. I have contributed to the development of a suite of three, developmentally appropriate, family-centered interventions to prevent youth risk behavior.I recently began a project, funded by NIAAA that compares the effects of a series of developmentally timed “inoculations” of family centered prevention programming on youth alcohol use in comparison to single inoculations in early or mid-adolescence or no inoculations. 


  • Adolescent Development HDFS3700
  • Research Methods in HDFS8800
  • Prevention Science HDFS8950

Areas of Expertise

  1. Risk behavior among African American youth
  2. Family-centered prevention
  3. African American males' risk behavior, sexuality, and family formation

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Center for Family Research, University of Georgia Assistant Research Scientist 5
Valdosta State University Assistant Professor 3
University of Miami School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow 1.5


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Research Fellow Owens Institute of Behavioral Research 2008
Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Faculty Research Award College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2015
Creative Research Medal University of Georgia 2016

Journal Articles

Selected Recent Publications

Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Barton, A. W., Duprey, E. B., & Hicks, M. R. (in press). The Influence of Community Disadvantage and Masculinity Ideology on Number of Sexual Partners: A Prospective Analysis of Young Adult, Rural Black Men. Journal of Sex Research. 

Cho, J., Kogan, S. M., & Brody, G. H. (in press). Genetic Moderation of Transactional Relations Between Parenting Practices and Child Self-Regulation. Journal of Family Psychology. 


icks, M. R., Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., & Oshri, A. (2016). Condom Use in the Context of Main and Casual Partner Concurrency: Individual and Relationship Predictors in a Sample of Heterosexual African American Men. Am J Mens Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988316649927

Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., & Oshri, A. (2016). The Influence of Childhood Adversity on Rural Black Men’s Sexual Risk Behavior. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s12160-016-9807-7


Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Barnum, S., Barton, A., Hicks, M. R., & Brown, G. L. (2015). Pathways to HIV-related behavior among heterosexual, rural black men: A person-centered analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-015-0661-7


Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., & Brown, G. L. (2016). Romantic relationship commitment behavior among emerging adult african american men. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(4). doi: 10.1111/jomf.12293


Kogan, S. M., Lei, M.-K., Brody, G. H., Futris, T. G., Sperr, M., & Anderson, T. (2015). Implementing Family-Centered Prevention in Rural African American Communities: A Randomized Effectiveness Trial of the Strong African American Families Program. Prevention Science.

Windle, M., Kogan, S. M., Lee, S., Chen, Y. F., Lei, K. M., Brody, G. H., . . . Yu, T. (2015). Neighborhood x Serotonin Transporter Linked Polymorphic Region (5-HTTLPR) interactions for substance use from ages 10 to 24 years using a harmonized data set of African American children. Development & Psychopathology, 1-17. doi: 10.1017/s095457941500053x

Cho, J., & Kogan, S. M. (2015). Parent and youth dopamine D4 receptor genotypes moderate multilevel contextual effects on rural African American youth's risk behavior. Development & Psychopathology, 1-13. doi: 10.1017/s0954579415000565

Barton, A. A., Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., & Brown, G. L. (2015). Father involvement and young, rural African American men's engagement in substance misuse and multiple sexual partnerships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56, 241-251.

Kogan, S. M.  Cho,  J., Barnum, S., & Brown, G. L. (2015). Correlates of Sexual Partner Concurrency among Rural African American Men. Public Health Reports, 130, 392-399.

Barton, A. W., Beach, S. R., Kogan, S. M., Stanley, S. M., Fincham, F. D., Hurt, T. R., & Brody, G. H. (2015). Prevention effects on trajectories of African American adolescents' exposure to interparental conflict and depressive symptoms. J Fam Psychol, 29(2), 171-179. doi: 10.1037/fam0000073

Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., Allen, K., Pocock, A., & Brody. (2014). Pathways from Racial Discrimination to Multiple Sexual Partners Among Male African American Adolescents. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., Allen, K. A., & Brody, G. H. (2014). Racial Microstressors, Racial Self-Concept, and Depressive Symptoms Among Male African Americans During the Transition to Adulthood. J Youth Adolesc. doi: 10.1007/s10964-014-0199-3

Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Simons, L. G., Allen, K. A., Beach, S. R., Simons, R. L., & Gibbons, F. X. (2014). Pubertal Timing and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Rural African American Male Youth: Testing a Model Based on Life History Theory. Arch Sex Behav. doi: 10.1007/s10508-014-0410-3

Kogan, S. M., Lei, M. K., Beach, S. R. H., Brody, G. H., Windle, M., MacKillop, J., . . . Chen, Y. (2014). Dopamine Receptor Gene D4 Polymorphisms and Early Sexual Onset:  Gender and Environmental Moderation in a Sample of African American Youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55, 235-40.

Brody, G. H., Yu, T., Beach, S. R. H., Kogan, S. M., Windle, M., & Philibert, R. A. (2014). Harsh parenting and adolescent health: A longitudinal analysis with genetic moderation. Health Psychology, 33(5), 401-409.

Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Allen, K., Lei, M. K., Beach, S. R., Gibbons, F. X., . . . Brody, G. H. (2013). Avoiding adolescent pregnancy: a longitudinal analysis of African-American youth. J Adolesc Health, 53(1), 14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.01.024

Corso, P. S., Ingels, J. B., Kogan, S. M., Foster, E. M., Chen, Y.-F., & Brody, G. H. (2013). Economic analysis of a multi-site prevention program: assessment of program costs and characterizing site-level variability. Prevention Science: The Official Journal Of The Society For Prevention Research, 14(5), 447-456. doi: 10.1007/s11121-012-0316-z

Ingels, J. B., Corso, P. S., Kogan, S. M., & Brody, G. H. (2013). Cost-effectiveness of the strong African American families-teen program: 1-year follow-up. Drug And Alcohol Dependence, 133(2), 556-561.

Kogan, S. M., Lei, M. K., Grange, C. R., Simons, R. L., Brody, G. H., Gibbons, F. X., & Chen, Y. F. (2013). The contribution of community and family contexts to African American young adults' romantic relationship health: a prospective analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(6), 878-890. doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-9935-3

Brody, G. H., Yu, T., Chen, Y. F., Kogan, S. M., Evans, G. W., Beach, S. R., . . . Philibert, R. A. (2013). Cumulative socioeconomic status risk, allostatic load, and adjustment: a prospective latent profile analysis with contextual and genetic protective factors. Dev Psychol, 49(5), 913-927. doi: 10.1037/a0028847.

Kogan, S., Yu, T., Brody, G., & Allen, K. (2012). The Development of Conventional Sexual Partner Trajectories Among African American Male Adolescents. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s10508-012-0025-5

Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., Brody, G. H., Chen, Y.-f., Wingood, G. M., DiClemente, R. J., et al. (2012). Integrating condom skills into family-centered prevention: Efficacy of the Strong African American Families–Teen program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51, 164-70.

Brody, G. H., Kogan, S. M., & Chen, Y. (2012). Perceived Discrimination and Increases in Adolescent Substance Use: Gender differences and Mediational Pathways American Journal of Public Health, 102, 1006-1011.

Kogan, S. M., Brody, G. H., Molgaard, V. K., Grange, C., Oliver, D. A. H., Anderson, T. N., Sperr, M. C. (2012). The Strong African American Families–Teen Trial: Rationale, Design, Engagement Processes, and Family-Specific Effects. Prevention Science, 13(2), 206-217.

Brody, G. H., Chen, Y.-f., Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., Molgaard, V. K., DiClemente, R. J., et al. (2012). Family-centered program to prevent substance use, conduct problems, and depressive symptoms in Black adolescents. Pediatrics, 129, 108-115.

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Editorial Board Member Archives of Sexual Behavior 2015-present


Book Chapters:

Beach, S. R. H., Gerrard, M., Brody, G. H., Simons, R. L., Kogan, S. M., Gibbons, F. X., & Philibert, R., A. (2013). Epigenetic Effects on Intermediate Phenotypes. In J. MacKillop & M. R. Munafo (Eds.), Genetic Influences on Addiction: An Intermediate Phenotype Approach: MIT press.  

Brody, G. H., Kogan, S. M., & Grange, C. M. (2012). Translating Longitudinal, Developmental Research with Rural African American Families into Prevention Programs for Rural African American Youth. In V. Maholmes & R. B. King (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development London: Oxford University Press.

I endlessly badger my graduate students about the importance of two things: developing the ability to write very well and remebering to really think about the social world that we are assigning numbers to for analyis.