Dr. Kilpatrick is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Family Science in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interest is focused on how criminal justice contact may impact individual health and couple relationships.
Areas of InterestCore Faculty
Criminal Justice Contact; Individual Health; Couple Relationships
As the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kilpatrick manages all recruitment activities, admission processes, and assists students with the logistics of meeting Graduate School requirements and coordinates the progress of students within the policy and procedures of the doctoral program.
Dr. Kilpatrick teaches two undergraduate courses, FMSC 170 - Modern Families and FMSC 330 -Family Health: Health Happens in Families.
PhD, Child and Family Studies, 2021, University of Tennessee
MS, Child and Family Studies, 2018, University of Tennessee
MEd, Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication, Texas A&M University
BS, Animal Science, Texas A&M University
FMSC 170 Modern Families
FMSC 330 Family Health: Health Happens in Families
Extraordinary Professional Promise, University of Tennessee, 2018
Superior Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 2016
Kilpatrick, T., Johnson, E. I., Bohon, S. A., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2021). Racial discrimination as a mediator between criminal justice contact and depressive symptoms among African American women: Analysis of the MYPS Survey. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 60(4), 215-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2021.1909198
Johnson, E. I., Kilpatrick, T., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2020). Positive youth development in the context of household member contact with the criminal justice system. Child and Youth Services Review, 114, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105033
Johnson, E. I., Kilpatrick, T., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2019). Household member arrest and adolescent substance use: The mediating roles of parenting and youth psychological distress. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(8), 1088-1105. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854819858121
Elledge, L. C., Smith, D. E., Kilpatrick, C. T., McClain, C. M., & Moore, T. M. (2019). The associations between bullying victimization and internalizing distress, suicidality, and substance use in Jamaican adolescents: The moderating role of parental involvement. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(7) 2202-2220. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407518786804
Smith, D. E., & Kilpatrick, C. T. (2017). School bullying in the Jamaican context through an ecological lens. Global Studies of Childhood, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/2043610617723736