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: 706-542-4844

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

Oshri, A., Kogan, S. M., *Liu, S., MacKillop, J., & Sweet, L. (2017). Pathways Linking Adverse Childhood Experiences to Cigarette Smoking among Young Black Men: A Prospective Analysis of the Role of Sleep Problems and Delayed Reward Discounting Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, 89-898.

Kogan, S. M. (2017). The Role of Parents and Families in Preventing Young Adult Alcohol Use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(2), 127-128.

.Kogan, S. M., *Cho, J., Brody, G. H., & Beach, S. R. H. (2017). Pathways linking marijuana use to substance use problems among emerging adults: A prospective analysis of young Black men. Addictive Behaviors, 72, 86-92.

Oshri, A., Kogan, S. M., Kwon, J. A., Wickrama, K. A. S., Vanderbroek, L., Palmer, A. A., & MacKillop, J. (2017). Impulsivity as a mechanism linking child abuse and neglect with substance use in adolescence and adulthood. Dev Psychopathol, 1-19. doi: 10.1017/s0954579417000943

Kogan, S. M., *Cho, J., Oshri, A. and MacKillop, J. (2017). The influence of substance use on depressive symptoms among young adult black men: The sensitizing effect of early adversity. Am J Addict.

*Hicks, M. R., Kogan, S. M., *Cho, J., & Oshri, A. (2017). Condom Use in the Context of Main and Casual Partner Concurrency: Individual and Relationship Predictors in a Sample of Heterosexual African American Men. American Journal of Men's Health, 11, 585-591.

Brown, G. L., Kogan, S. M., & *Kim, J. (2017). From Fathers to Sons: The Intergenerational Transmission of Parenting Behavior among African American Young Men. Fam Process.

Cho, J., & Kogan, S. M. (2016). Risk and Protective Processes Predicting Rural African American Young Men's Substance Abuse. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58, 422-433.

Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Barton, A. W., *Duprey, E. B., *Hicks, M. R., & Brown, G. L. (2016). The Influence of Community Disadvantage and Masculinity Ideology on Number of Sexual Partners: A Prospective Analysis of Young Adult, Rural Black Men. J Sex Res, 1-7.

*Cho, J., Kogan, S. M., & Brody, G. H. (2016). Genetic moderation of transactional relations between parenting practices and child self-regulation. J Fam Psychol, 30, 780-790.

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, 50, 813-822.

Kogan, S. M., Yu, T., & Brown, G. L. (2016). Romantic Relationship Commitment Behavior Among Emerging Adult African American Men. J Marriage and Family, 78, 996-1012.

Kogan, S. M., Lei, M.-K., Brody, G. H., Futris, T. G., Sperr, M., & Anderson, T. (2016). Implementing Family-Centered Prevention in Rural African American Communities: a Randomized Effectiveness Trial of the Strong African American Families Program. Prevention Science, 17, 248-258

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.