Steven M. Kogan, Ph.D.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science


204 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
Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia Associate Professor 4
Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia Assistant Professor 4
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

Hicks, M. R., & Kogan, S. M. (in press). Racial Discrimination, Protective Processes, and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Black Young Males. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Barton, A. W., Brody, G. H., Yu, T., Kogan, S. M., Chen, E., & Ehrlich, K. B. (in press). The profundity of the everyday: Family routines in adolescence predict development in young adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Hicks, M. R., & Kogan, S. M. (2018). The Influence of Racial Discrimination on Smoking among Young Black Men: A Prospective Analysis. J Ethn Subst Abuse, 1-16. doi:10.1080/15332640.2018.1511493

 Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Beach, S. R. H., Smith, A. K., & Nishitani, S. (2018). Oxytocin receptor gene methylation and substance use problems among young African American men. Drug Alcohol Depend, 192, 309-315. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.08.022

Kristjansson, A. L., Kogan, S. M., Mann, M. J., Smith, M. L., Juliano, L. M., Lilly, C. L., & James, J. E. (2018). Does early exposure to caffeine promote smoking and alcohol use behavior? A prospective analysis of middle school students. Addiction. doi:10.1111/add.14261

Oshri, A., Duprey, E. B., Kogan, S. M., Carlson, M. W., & Liu, S. (2018). Growth patterns of future orientation among maltreated youth: A prospective examination of the emergence of resilience. Dev Psychol, 54(8), 1456-1471. doi:10.1037/dev0000528

Kogan, S. M., *Allen, K. A., Gonzalez, B., Melinda, Bae, D., & Cho, J. (2018). Romantic Relationships among Emerging Adult African American Men: A Latent Profile Analysis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advanced print; DOI: 10.1177/0265407518776130

Barton, A. W., Brody, G. H., Zapolski, T. C. B., Goings, T. C., Kogan, S. M., Windle, M., & Yu, T. (2018). Trajectory classes of cannabis use and heavy drinking among rural African American adolescents: multi-level predictors of class membership. Addiction. doi:10.1111/add.14200

Oshri, A., Kogan, S. M., Kwon, J. A., Wickrama, K. A. S., Vanderbroek, L., Palmer, A. A., & MacKillop, J. (2018). Impulsivity as a mechanism linking child abuse and neglect with substance use in adolescence and adulthood. Dev Psychopathol, 30(2), 417-435. doi:10.1017/s0954579417000943

Brown, G. L., Kogan, S. M., & Kim, J. (2018). From Fathers to Sons: The Intergenerational Transmission of Parenting Behavior among African American Young Men. Fam Process, 57(1), 165-180. doi:10.1111/famp.12273

Oshri, A., Kogan, S., *Liu, S., Sweet, L., & Mackillop, J. (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. Ann Behav Med, 51(6), 890-898. doi:10.1007/s12160-017-9914-0

Barton, A. W., Beach, S. R. H., Lavner, J. A., Bryant, C. M., Kogan, S. M., & Brody, G. H. (2017). Is Communication a Mechanism of Relationship Education Effects Among Rural African Americans? Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(5), 1450-1461. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12416

Kogan, S. M. (2017). The Role of Parents and Families in Preventing Young Adult Alcohol Use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(2), 127-128. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.05.019

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. doi:

Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Oshri, A., & MacKillop, J. (2017). The influence of substance use on depressive symptoms among young adult black men: The sensitizing effect of early adversity. The American Journal on Addictions, 26(4), 400-406. doi:10.1111/ajad.12555

*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. Am J Men’s Health, 11(3), 585-591. doi:10.1177/1557988316649927

*Cho, J., & Kogan, S. M. (2017). Development and Validation of the Masculine Attributes Questionnaire. Am J Mens Health, 11(4), 941-951. doi:10.1177/1557988317703538

Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Barnum, S., Barton, A., Hicks, M. R., & Brown, G. L. (2017). Pathways to HIV-Related Behavior Among Heterosexual, Rural Black Men: A Person-Centered Analysis. Arch Sex Behav, 46(4), 913-924. doi:10.1007/s10508-015-0661-7

 Kogan, S. M., Cho, J., Barton, A. W., Duprey, E. B., Hicks, M. R., & Brown, G. L. (2017). 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, 54(6), 795-801. doi:10.1080/00224499.2016.1223798

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.

*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.

Beach, S. R. H., *Barton, A. W., Lei, M. K., Mandara, J., Wells, A. C., Kogan, S. M., Brody, G. H. (2016). Decreasing Substance Use Risk Among African American Youth: Parent-based Mechanisms of Change.  Prevention Science, 17 (5), 572-583.  

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

Windle, M., Kogan, S. M., *Lee, S., Chen, Y.-F., Lei, K. M., Brody, G. H., Beach, S. R. H., & Yu, T. (2016). Neighborhood × 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 and Psychopathology, 28, 415-431.

*Cho, J., & Kogan, S. M. (2016). Parent and youth dopamine D4 receptor genotypes moderate multilevel contextual effects on rural African American youth's risk behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 433-445.

*Barton, A. W., Beach, S. R. H., Hurt, T. R., Fincham, F. D., Stanley, S. M., Kogan, S. M., & Brody, G. H. (2016). Determinants and Long-Term Effects of Attendance Levels in a Marital Enrichment Program for African American Couples. J Marital Fam Ther, 42, 272-287.

Editorial Appointments

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


Book Chapters:

Beach, S. R. H., et al. (2016). Molecular Genetics and Epigenetics in the Context of Family and Couple Problems. The Oxford Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions. E. Lawrence and K. T. Sullivan. New York, Oxford University Press: 39-50.

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.