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TK Logan


(859) 257-8248
Lexington, KY 40504-2915


  • Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Department of Behavioral Science
  • Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
  • Lewis Honors Faculty

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Biography and Education


TK Logan, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Dr. Logan teaches in the Lewis Honors College and has joint appointments in Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Gender & Women’s Studies.


Dr. Logan’s research focuses on stalking/cyberstalking, partner abuse, coercive control, sexual assault, firearm-related risks, and safety planning and efficacy as well as on substance use disorder program (SUD) outcomes and SUD recovery. Dr. Logan is the principal investigator on 5 state funded SUD program evaluations. Dr. Logan’s uses surveys, focus groups, secondary data extraction, and mixed method qualitative interviews in her research. Dr. Logan is an author on over 200 research articles and book chapters as well as five books. She also serves on the editorial board of four international journals. Dr. Logan is involved with a several community boards and national organizations working to prevent gender-based violence.

Selected Publications

Gender-Based Violence. A major area of research focus for Dr. Logan has been on studying victimization or silenced suffering because many women who experience sexual assault, partner abuse, and stalking will either not report their experiences or will be silenced when they do report. More recent work has focused on threats and the association of fear with negative outcomes and the factors that influence fear levels in partner abuse and stalking victims.

  • Logan, T. (2022). Understanding the Course of Stalking Conduct and Harms Among Female Acquaintance Stalking Victims Experiencing Online Stalking Strategies. Submitted for Review.
  • Logan, T., & Marks, K. (2022). Exploring the Recovery Journey: Sexual Assault Survivors Narratives of Sexual Healing. Submitted for Review.
  • Logan, T. & Cole, J. (2022). Mental Health and Recovery Needs Among Women Substance Use Disorder Treatment Clients with Stalking Victimization Experiences. Submitted for Review.
  • Logan, T., & Showalter, K. (2022). Work Harassment and Resource Loss Among Partner Stalking Victims. Advanced Online Copy Journal of Interpersonal Violence.DOI: 10.1177/08862605221086649
  • Logan, T. (2022). Examining stalking assault by victim gender, stalker gender, and victim-stalker relationship. Journal of Family Violence, 37, 87-97
  • Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2021). The impact of stalking-related fear and gender on personal safety outcomes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 13-14, 7465-7487. 
  • Logan, T. (2021). Beyond A Dichotomy: Examining Stalking Threats and Threat Context for Women Stalked by (Ex) Partners, Acquaintances, and Strangers. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 7, 1-2, 13-28. 
  • Showalter, K., Yoon, S., & Logan, T. (2021). The employment trajectories of survivors of intimate partner violence. Advanced Online Copy, Work, Employment, and Society.
  • Logan, T. (2022). Examining factors associated with stalking-related fears among men and women stalked by male and female acquaintances. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, 9- 10, NP6958-NP6987.
  • Logan, T. (2017). “If I can’t have you nobody will”: Explicit threats in the context of partner abuse. Violence and Victims, 32, 1, 126-140.
  • Logan, T., & Walker, R. (2017). Stalking: A multidimensional framework for assessment and safety planning. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse: A review Journal, 18, 2, 200-222.
  • Logan, T., Walker, R. & Cole, J. (2015). Silenced Suffering: The Need for Better Measures of Partner Sexual Violence. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 16, 2, 111-135.
  • Logan, T., Walker, R., Leukefeld, C., & Jordan, C. (2006) Women and victimization: Contributing factors, interventions and implications. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Logan, T., Cole, J., Shannon, L., & Walker, R. (2006). Partner stalking: How women respond, cope, and survive. New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Firearms Risks. A recent area of research focus for Dr. Logan has been on firearms risks and violence including: (1) firearm threats and victimization among partner abuse victims, stalking victims, and individuals who use alcohol and/or illicit drugs; (2) firearm owner risks including gun handling and gun storage risks; and, (3) rural and urban key informant barriers and attitudes about implementing firearm-related protection policies.

  • Logan, T., & Landhuis, J. (2022). Should We Be Paying More Attention to Firearm Threats in Ex-Partner Stalking Cases? Behavioral Sciences & The Law, 40, 5, 619-639.
  • Logan, T., & Lynch, K. (2022). Exploring the Nature, Scope, and Impact of Firearm Threats Among Women With Cohabitating versus Non-Cohabitating Partners: Considerations for the Boyfriend Loophole. Violence & Gender, 9, 1, 11-21.
  • Logan, T. & Cole, J. (2022). Firearm-related threat exposure and associated factors among men and women entering a supportive housing substance use disorder recovery program. The American Journal of Drug & Alcohol, 48, 3, 367-377.
  • Logan, T., Cole, J., Schroeder, M. (2022). Examining Recovery Status and Supports Before and After Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Among Clients Who Experienced Lifetime and Recent Firearm-Related Threats. Journal of Drug Issues, 52, 3, 306-328.
  • Logan, T., Lynch, K., & Walker, R. (2022). Exploring Control, Threats, Violence and Help-Seeking among Women Held at Gunpoint by Abusive Partners. Journal of Family Violence, 37, 59-73. 
  • Lynch, K. & Logan, T. (2022). “Always Know Where the Gun is”: Service Providers Perceptions of Firearm Access, Violence & Safety Planning during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, 21-22, NP19827-NP19856.
  • Logan, T., & Lynch, K. (2021). Exploring abuser firearm-related attitudes, behaviors, and threats among women with (ex)partners who threatened to shoot others. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 8, (1-2), 20-35.
  • Logan, T., & Lynch, K. (2021). Factors Associated with Firearm-Related Risk Reduction Strategies Among Men and Women Handgun Owners: A New Direction to Increase Public Safety. Violence & Gender, 8, 2, 85-94. 
  • Lynch, K. & Logan, T. (2020). Implementing domestic violence gun confiscation policy in rural and urban communities: Assessing the perceived risk, benefits, and barriers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35, 21-22, 4913-4939.
  • Logan, T. & Lynch, K. (2018). Dangerous liaisons: Examining the connection of stalking and gun threats among partner abuse victims. Violence and Victims, 33, 3, 399-416.

Intervention Effectiveness. Another area of research focus for Dr. Logan examines the effectiveness of interventions to address partner abuse, stalking and sexual assault, HIV risk behavior, mental health, and substance abuse disorder program clients and outcomes as well as barriers to service use. These evaluations have also looked at the economic costs and cost-trade-offs of the studied interventions.

  • Logan, T. & Cole, J. (2022). Subjective Quality of Life Ratings at Substance Use Disorder Treatment Entry: Associated Client Recovery Needs and Outcomes. In Press, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.
  • Logan, T., McClouth, C., & Cole, J. (2022). Examining Recovery Status Trends Over 7- Years for Men and Women Clients of a Substance Use Disorder Recovery Housing Program. Journal of Drug Issues, 52, 4, 527-546.
  • Lynch, K., Jackson, D., & Logan, T. (2021). Coercive control, stalking, and guns: Modelling service professionals’ perceived risk of potentially fatal intimate partner gun violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, (15-16), NP7997-NP8018.
  • Logan, T. (2020). Understanding civil protective order effectiveness, barriers and arguments: Justice or just a piece of paper? In Fluery-Steiner, R., Hefner, M., & Miller, S. (Eds) Civil court responses to intimate partner violence. San Diego, CA: Cognella, Inc.
  • Logan, T. (2020). Examining Relationship and Abuse Tactics Associated With Non-Fatal Strangulation Experiences Before and After a Protective Order. Violence & Gender, 8, 2, 95-103. 
  • Logan, T., Cole, J., & Walker, R. (2020). Examining recovery program participants by gender: Program completion, relapse, and multidimensional status 12-months after program entry. Journal of Drug Issues, 50, 4, 436-454.
  • Walker, R., Logan, T., Chipley, Q., & Miller, J. (2018). Characteristics and experiences with Bupenorpherine among poly-substance abusers. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 54, 595-603.
  • Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2010). Civil protective order effectiveness: Justice or just a piece of paper? Violence and Victims, 25, 3, 332-348.
  • Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2010). Toward a deeper understanding of the harms caused by partner stalking. Violence and Victims, 25, 4, 440-455.
  • Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2009). Partner stalking: Psychological dominance or business as usual? Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 10, 3, 247-270.
  • Logan, T., Walker, R., & Hunt, G. (2009). Understanding Human Trafficking in the United States. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 10, 1, 3-30.
  • Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2009). Civil protective order outcomes: Violations and perceptions of effectiveness. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 4, 675-692.
  • Stockdale, P., Logan, T., & West, R. (2009). Sexual Harassment and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Damages Beyond Prior Abuse. Law and Human Behavior, 33, 5, 405-418.
  • Logan, T., Hoyt, W., McCollister, K., French, M., Leukefeld, C., & Minton, L. (2004). Economic evaluation of drug court: methodology, results, and policy implications. Evaluation and Program Planning, 27, 4, 381-396.
  • Logan, T., Cole, J., & Leukefeld, C. (2002). Women, sex, and HIV: Social and contextual factors, meta-analysis of published interventions, & implications for practice and research. Psychological Bulletin, 128, 6, 851-885.

Personal Safety. Dr. Logan also has an interest in factors related to personal safety planning and fear reduction and the association of those factors with physical, mental health, and substance use. More research to better understand how individuals increase their safety efficacy to prevent a victimization or how this information can be used to help victims who are in need of help due to an ongoing threat like stalking or partner abuse is needed.

  • Logan, T., & Cole, J. (2022). “I Felt As If My Body Wasn’t Mine Anymore”: Ex-Partner Stalking Victimization Overlapping Experiences of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault. Advanced Online Copy, Journal of Family Violence,
  • Logan, T., & Landhuis, J.  (2022). “Everyone Saw Me Differently Like It Was My Fault or I Wanted It:” Acquaintance Stalking Victim Experiences of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.  Under Review.
  • Logan, T. (2022). Examining factors associated with stalking-related fears among men and women stalked by male and female acquaintances. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, 9- 10, NP6958-NP6987.
  • Logan, T., & Walker, R. (2021) The gender safety gap: Examining the impact of victimization history, perceived risk, and personal control. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 1-2, 603-631. 
  • Logan, T., & Lynch, K. (2022). Increased Risks or Peace of Mind? Exploring Fear, Victimization, and Safety Strategies among Women Planning to Get a Gun. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, 19-20, NP18032-NP10859.
  • Logan T. (2021). Factors Influencing Safety Efficacy: Examining Past Experience, Mind-Set, and Emotion Management. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 11-12, 5011-5035.
  • Lynch, K., Logan, T., & Hatch, E. (2021). Examining the role of safety planning and firearms in community professional’s advice and perceived helpfulness for female IPV victims. Journal of Family Violence, 36, 2, 163-173.
  • Logan, T. (2020). Is having a gun for safety associated with feeling safer, safety planning, and more assertive responses to conflict among women with interpersonal victimization experiences? Violence and Gender, 7, 4, 158-166. 
  • Logan, T. (2020). What would you do? Examining gun ownership on safety planning and response intentions to an armed and unarmed assailant by gender. Violence and Gender, 7, 2, 57-65.
  • Logan, T. (2020). Examining stalking experiences and outcomes for men and women stalked by (ex) partners and non-partners. Journal of Family Violence, 35, 7, 729-739.
  • Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2018). Looking into the day-to-day process of safety planning. Journal of Family Violence, 33, 3, 197-211.
  • Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2018). Advocate safety planning training, feedback, and personal challenges. Journal of Family Violence, 33, 3, 213-225.

Health Disparities. Another area of research focus for Dr. Logan has been on examining health disparities in the context of victimization and negative health outcomes particularly in rural compared to urban settings. There are many barriers to service use as well as to getting help through the civil and criminal justice system. These service barriers, for all kinds of services, are especially notable among rural women compared to urban women. Rural women also have more physical and mental health problems and less access to services than urban women.

  • Edwards, K., Camp, E., Lim, S., Logan, T., Shorey, R., Babchuk, W., & Siller, L. (2022). Stalking among sexual and gender minorities: A systematic literature review. Advanced Online Copy, Aggression and Violent Behavior,
  • Johnson, H., Gray, N., Schadler, A., Logan, T., Mark, K., & Hill, K., (2022). Comparing psychotropic medication prescriptions for inpatient transgender and cisgender adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Connect, 9, 3, 8-12.
  • Wilfong, J., Golder, S., Higgins, G., & Logan, T. (2022). High Incarceration Rates among Women on Probation with Victimization Histories Suggests Need for Gender-Responsive Treatment. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 22 (4) 304-319.
  • Prost, S. G., Golder, S., Pettus-Davis, C., Edmond, T., Renn, T., Higgins, G. E., & Logan, TK. (2022). Correlates of Post-traumatic Stress among Victimized Women on Probation and Parole. The Probation Journal, 69, 1, 45-65.
  • Dishon-Brown, A., Golder, S., Renn, T., Logan, T., & Higgins, G. (2021). The effects of child and adult victimization on psychological distress: A mediated structural equation modeling analysis. Violence Against Women, 27, 2, 143-166. 
  • Wilfong, J., Golder, S., Logan, T., & Higgins, G. (2021). Examining the influence of financial assistance and employment services on the criminal justice outcomes of women on probation. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 36, 2, 240-253. 
  • Lynch, K. & Logan, T. (2020). Implementing domestic violence gun confiscation policy in rural and urban communities: Assessing the perceived risk, benefits, and barriers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35, 21-22, 4913-4939.
  • Malcome, M., Fedock, G., Garthe, R., Golder, S., Higgins, G., & Logan, T. (2019). Weathering Probation and Parole: An Examination of Protective Factors on Black Women’s Mental Health. Journal of Black Psychology, 45, 8, 661-688.
  • Fedock, G., Garthe, R., Sarantakos, S., Golder, S., Higgins, G., & Logan, T. (2018). A life course perspective of victimization, child welfare involvement, cumulative stress and mental health for mothers on probation and parole. Child Abuse & Neglect, 86, 235-246.
  • Walker, R. & Logan, T. (2018). Health and rural context among victims of partner abuse: Does justice matter? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33, 1, 64-82.
  • Lynch, K. & Logan, T. (2015). Risk factors in arrest of rural and urban female victims of intimate partner violence. Violence and Victims, 30, 488-501.
  • Cole, J., Logan, T., & Walker, R. (2011). Social exclusion, self-regulation, and stress among substance abuse treatment clients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 113, 13-20.
  • Logan, T., Evans, L., Stevenson, E., & Jordan, C. (2005). Barriers to services for rural and urban rape survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20, 5, 591-616.