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Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

PhD Student in Social Work, University of Utah
Chapter Member: Utah SSN

About Kwynn

Gonzalez-Pons' research focuses on the intersections of health, technology, and gender-based violence. Gonzalez-Pons focuses on the versatility of technology in health promotion and violence prevention, as well as its uses in the perpetration of violence. Gonzalez-Pons is currently an International Immigration and Policy Research Fellow with the Asia Center at the University of Utah.


How to Address Internet-Facilitated Sexual Violence


"'Praying Does Not Stop His Fist from Hitting My Face': Religion and Intimate Partner Violence from the Perspective of Survivors and Service Providers" Journal of Family Issues (forthcoming).
"Alcohol Retail Sales Licenses and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Texas Counties, 2008-2015" (with Matthew E. Rossheim, Jenna R. Krall, Julia E. Painter, Dennis L. Thombs, Caroline J. Stephenson, Sumihiro Suzuki, M. Brad Cannell, Melvin D. Livingston, and Alexander C. Wagenaar). The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 44, no. 6 (2018): 678-685.

Suggests that reduced retail alcohol outlet density may be associated with lower prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). On-premise sale of alcohol for immediate consumption is theorized as increasing social interactions that can lead to sexual encounters. 

"Feeling No Buzz or a Slight Buzz is Common when Legally Drunk" (with Matthew E. Rossheim, Dennis L. Thombs, Jordan A. Killion, John D. Clapp, Mark B. Reed, Julie M. Croff, Danielle E. Ruderman, and Robert M. Weiler). American Journal of Public Health 106, no. 10 (2016): 1761-1762.

Examines the correspondence between alcohol intoxication and perceived drunkenness.