Academic interests

Adolescents, youth at risk, program evaluation, adolescent sexuality, adolescent gambling, mentoring, visual research methods

Teaching

Visual Sociology” **G “Social Problems” “Sociology of Death and Dying” “Family and Social Policy” “Families and Society”

Awards

  • Society for Research on Adolescence - Handbook of Youth Mentoring selected to receive the Social Policy Best Edited Book Award, 2006. 
  • Invited member of the Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family, 2006 to present. 
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Outstanding Achievement Award, Washington, DC, 2003. 
  • Provost’s Award for Outstanding Extension Programming, University of Missouri, 2001.

Publications

BOOKS/ARTICLES Blinn-Pike, L. (2017). Invited Editorial: Adolescent Gambling: An Update on Research Since 2010. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, 481-482. Blinn-Pike, L., Fife, B., & Myers, A. (2012). Women Who Have Had Breast Cancer: Photo-Elicitation Interviews Using Photographs of Other Women With the Same Disease. Visual Methodologies, 1, 3-7. Jonkman, J. N., Blinn-Pike, L., & Worthy, S. L., (2012). How is Gambling Related to Perceived Parenting Style and/or Family Environment in College Students? Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 2, 42-49. Blinn-Pike, L., Worthy, S. L., & Jonkman, J. N. (2010). Adolescent Gambling: A Review of an Emerging Field of Research. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47, 223-236. Blinn-Pike, L., Worthy, S. L., & Jonkman, J. N. (2010). Adolescent Gambling: A Review of an Emerging Field of Research. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47, 223-236. Worthy, S., Jonkman, J., & Blinn-Pike, L. (2010). Sensation-Seeking, Risk-Taking, and Problematic Financial Behaviors of College Students. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 31, 161-171. B. Phillips, D. Thomas, A. Fothergill, & L. Blinn-Pike (Eds). (2009). Social Vulnerability to Disasters. New York: Taylor and Francis. Blinn-Pike, L. (2009). Households and Families. In B. Phillips, D. Thomas, A. Fothergill and L. Blinn-Pike (Eds.), Social Vulnerability to Disasters. New York: Taylor and Francis. Blinn-Pike, L., Worthy, S., Jonkman, J., & Smith, R. (2008). Emerging Adult versus Adult Status among College Students: Examination of Explanatory Variables. Adolescence, 43, 577-591. Blinn-Pike, L., & Worthy, S. (2008). Undergraduate Women Who Have Gambled in Casinos: Are They at Risk? Family and Consumer Science Research Journal, 37, 71-83. Blinn-Pike, L. (2008). Sex Education in Rural Versus Urban High Schools: Perceptions of Rural Educators. Sex Education, 8, 77-93. Blinn-Pike, L., Worthy, S., & Jonkman, J. (2007). Disordered Gambling among College Students: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis. Journal of Gambling Studies, 23, 175-184. Blinn-Pike, L., Reeves, P., & Phillips, B. (2006). "Shelter Life After Hurricane Katrina: A Visual Analysis of Evacuee Perspectives". Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 24, 303-331. 

Britner, P.A., Balcazar, F. E., Blechman, E. A., Blinn-Pike, L, & Larose, S. (2006). "Mentoring Special Youth Populations".  Journal of Community Psychology 

Blinn-Pike, L., Berger, T., Hewett, J., & Oleson, J. (2004). "Evaluation of the 'Reducing the Risk' curriculum: 18 Month Follow-Up". Journal of Adolescent Research

Kowal, A. K., & Blinn-Pike, L. (2004). "Sibling influences on adolescents’ attitudes toward safe sex practices". 

Family Relations

Blinn-Pike, L., Berger, T., Dixon, D., Kuschel, D., & Kaplan, M. (2002). "Is There a Causal Link Between Maltreatment and Adolescent Pregnancy? A Literature Review".  Family Planning Perspectives

Blinn-Pike, L., & Mingus, S. (2000). "The Internal Consistency of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory With Adolescent Mothers". Journal of Adolescence

Blinn-Pike, L., Berger, T., & Rae-Holloway, M.(2000). "Conducting Adolescent Sexuality Research in Schools: Lessons Learned from Evaluating the 'Reducing the Risk' Curriculum". Family Planning Perspectives.

Service

  • Department of Sociology Primary Committee 2016 to present. School of Liberal Arts Promotion and Tenure Committee 2009-2011 IUPUI Campus IRB Reviewer 2007 to 2012 
  • National Council on Family Relations, Conference Proposal Referee, February 2005 to present National Council on Family Relations, Elections Council member, 2003 to 2005. 
  • USDA’s National Extension Family Life Educators Coordinating Committee, 2001. 
  • USDA BAPPS National Coordinating Committee, 2000 to present. 
  • National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention (Executive Board Member 1998-2001). 
  • National Council on Family Relations, Family Life Education Certification Committee, 1995-1998 (Chair 1996-1997).