Research Associate, The Methodology Center
The Methodology Center
The Pennsylvania State University
400 Calder Square II
State College, PA 16801
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2006 (Epidemiology)
M.P.H., University of Minneosta, 2001 (Community Health Education and Behavior)
B.A., St. Olaf College, 1995 (Biology and Environmental Studies)
Current Projects and Collaborations
- Sexual and reproductive health among adolescents, including HIV prevention
- Improving the efficacy and effectiveness of preventive interventions
Grants and Awards
Building an Effective and Efficient Pediatric Obesity Preventive Intervention
Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute Junior Faculty Career Development Award (KL2)
January, 2012-present; Role: PI
Building Effective and Efficient Behavioral Interventions
Collins, L. M., Kugler, K., Trail, J. B., Baker, T., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Evaluating individual intervention components: Making decisions based on the results of a factorial component screening experiment. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13142-013-0239-7 NIHMSID: NIHMS544386
Coffman, D. L., & Kugler, K. C. (2012). Causal mediation of a human immunodeficiency virus preventive intervention. Nursing Research, 61(3), 224-230. PMCID: PMC2646486
Taliaferro, L. A., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Borowsky, I. W., McMorris, B. J. & Kugler, K. C. (2012). Factors distinguishing youth who report self-injurious behaviors: A population-based sample. Academic Pediatrics.
Lanza, S. T., Kugler, K. C., & Mathur, C. (2011). Differential effects for sexual riskbehavior: An application of finite mixture regression. The Open Family Studies Journal, 4(Supp11-M9), 81-88. PMCID: PMC3487167
Sieving, R. E., McMorris, B. J., Beckman, K. J., Pettingell, S. L., Secor-Turner, M., Kugler, K., Garwick, A. W., Resnick, M. D., & Bearinger, L. H. (2011). Prime Time: 12-month sexual health outcomes of a clinic-based intervention to prevent pregnancy risk behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49, 172-179.
Secor-Turner, M., Kugler, K., Bearinger, L. H., & Sieving, R. (2009). A global perspective of adolescent sexual and reproductive health: Context matters. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 20(3), 1005-1025.
Komro, K. A., Perry, C. L., Veblen-Mortenson, S., Farbakhsh, K., Toomey, T. L., Stigler, M. H., Jones-Webb, R., Kugler, K. C, Pasch, K. E., & William, C. L. (2008). Outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of a multi-component alcohol use preventive intervention for urban youth: Project Northland Chicago. Addiction, 103, 606-618.
Kugler, K. C., Komro, K. A., Stigler, M. H., Mnyika, K. S., Masatu, M., Aastrom, A. N., & Klepp, K.-I. (2007). The reliability and validity of self-report measures used to evaluate adolescent HIV/AIDS prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS Education and Prevention, 19(5), 365-382.
Komro, K. A., Perry, C. L., Veblen-Mortenson, S., Farbakhsh, K., Kugler, K. C., Alfano, K. A., Dudovitz, B. S., William, C. L., & Jones-Webb, R. (2006). Cross-cultural adaptation and evaluation of a home-based program for alcohol prevention among urban youth: The Slick Tracy Home Team Program. Journal of Primary Prevention, 27(2), 135-154.
Stigler, M. H., Kugler, K. C., Komro, K. A., Leshabari, M. T., & Klepp, K. I. (2005). AIDS Education for primary school children in Tanzania: A mediation analysis. Health Education and Research, 21(4), 441-451.
Schmitz, K. H., Jensen, M. D., Kugler, K. C., Jeffery, R. W., & Leon, A. S. (2003). Strength training for obesity prevention in midlife women. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 27(3), 326-333.
Kugler, K. C., Denys, G. A., Wilson, M. L., & Jones, R. N. (2000). Serious streptococcal infections produced by isolates resistant to streptogramins (quinupristin/dalfopristin): Case reports from the SENTRY antimicrobial surveillance program. Diagnostic Microbiology of Infectious Diseases, 36(4), 269-272.
Jones, R. N., Kugler, K. C., Erwin, M. E., Biedenbach, D. J., Beach, M. L., & Pfaller, M. A. (1999). Gatifloxacin (AM-1155, CG 5501) susceptibility testing interpretive criteria and quality control guidelines for dilution and disk (5-microgram) diffusion methods: The Quality Control Group. Diagnostic Microbiology of Infectious Diseases 33(4), 247-253.
Kugler, K. C., Jones, R. N., Biedenbach, D. J., Erwin, M. E., Pfaller, M. A., Doern, G. V., & The Quality Control Study Group. (1999). Gatifloxacin (AM-1155, CG 5501) susceptibility testing interpretive criteria and quality control guidelines for dilution and disk (5-mg) diffusion methods. Proceedings of the 6th ISNQRA, Denver, Colorado. Drug (Supplement). Diagnostic Microbiology of Infectious Diseases, 32, 289-301.
Kugler, K. C., Biedenbach, D. J., & Jones, R. N. (1999). Determination of the antimicrobial activity of 29 clinically important compounds tested against fastidious HACEK group organisms. Diagnostic Microbiology of Infectious Diseases, 34, 73-76.
Brueggemann, A. B., Kugler, K. C., & Doern, G. V. (1997). In vitro activity of bay 12-8039, a novel 8-methoxyquinolone, and six comparator fluoroquinolones against streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae and moraxella catarrhalis. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, 41, 1594-1597.
Kugler, K. C., Collins, L. M., & Wyrick, D. (2012, June). Improving Behavioral Interventions via the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST). Paper presented at the Society of Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kugler, K. C., Collins, L. M., & Trail, J. (2012, June). Effect coding and dummy coding in analysis of variance: They are not always the same. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
Lanza, S. T., Vasilenko, S., Butera, N. M., & Kugler, K. (2013, May). A latent class approach to measuring adolescent sexual behavior. Paper presented at the Society for Prevention Research 21st annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Kugler, K. C. (2012, April). Optimizing behavioral interventions. Symposium presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
Kugler, K. C., Trail, J., & Collins, L. M. (2012, April). Effect coding and dummy coding in analysis of variance: They are not always the same. Poster presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
Kugler, K. C., & Collins, L. M. (2012, April). Improving behavioral interventions via the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST). Presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
Kugler, K. C., Sieving, R., McMorris, B., Pettingell, S., Beckman, K., & Secor-Turner, M. (2010). Interim outcomes from Prime Time, a clinic-based intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors among adolescent girls. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research 18th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
Kugler, K. C. Eisenberg, M. E., & Resnick, M. D. (2009) Emotional health status and risky sexual behaviors among Minnesota youth: Trends across a decade. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Pediatric Research, Education and Scholarship Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kugler, K. C., Trail, J. B., Dziak, J. J., & Collins, L. M. (2012). Effect coding versus dummy coding in analysis of data from factorial experiments (Technical Report No. 12-120). University Park: The Methodology Center, Penn State.