Jonathon Beckmeyer

MPH-Family Health Concentration Coordinator
Applied Health Science

Assistant Professor
School of Public Health-Bloomington

jbeckmey@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4220
PH 144

Education
  • The University of Missouri, Ph.D., 2012
  • Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas City, M.S., 2006
  • Truman State University, B.S., 2004
Courses
  • SPH F410 The Science of Positive Youth Development
  • SPH F453 Family Life Education
  • SPH F258 Marriage and Family Interaction
Background
  • Emerging Adults' Romantic Experiences and Health Behaviors (Role-PI), School of Public Health-Bloomington General Research Support.
  • Integrating Research on Youths' Romantic and Sexual Experiences (Role-PI), School of Public Health-Bloomington Faculty Research Grant Program.
  • Adolescents' Alcohol Use during the Summer between Middle and High School (Role-PI), Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Project Development Team Grant Program.
  • Family Relations - Editorial Board

Research Interests

Dr. Beckmeyer's research focuses on how family systems and intimate relationships act as determinants of adolescent and young adult health outcomes. He is particularly interested in the roles family structure, parent-youth relationships, and romantic relationships play in substance use, sexual health, and mental health.

Selected Publications

Articles

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Cromwell, S. Romantic relationships and emerging adults' well-being: Accounting for romantic relationship interest. Emerging Adulthood. Article accepted for publication.

Russell, L. T., Beckmeyer, J. J., & Su-Russel, C. Family-centered care and positive developmental outcomes for youth with special healthcare needs: Variations across family structures. Journal of Family Nursing. Article accepted for publication

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Russell, L. T. (in press). Family structure and family management practices: Associations with positive aspects of youth well-being. Journal of Family Issues. doi:10.1177/0192513x17741921

Beckmeyer, J. J. (2017). Non-intercourse and intercourse hookup intentions, drinking expectancies, and college students' heavy drinking. Substance Abuse, 38, ! 245-248. doi:10.1080/08897077.2016.1214212

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Weybright, E. H. (2016). Perceptions of alcohol use by friends compared to peers: Associations with middle adolescents' own use. Substance Abuse, 37, 435-440. doi:10.1080/08897077.2015.1134754

Beckmeyer, J. J. (2015). Comparing the associations between three forms of adolescents' romantic involvement and their engagement in substance use. Journal of Adolescence, 42, 140-147. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.04.008

Beckmeyer, J. J., Coleman, M., & Ganong, L. H. (2014). Post-divorce coparenting typologies and children's adjustment. Family Relations, 63, 526-537. doi:10.1111/fare.12086

Recent Presentations

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Jamison, T. B. (2017, November). Accounting for relationship quality when examining the associations between relationship involvement and young adult alcohol use. In D. R. Samek & J. J. Beckmeyer (Chairs) Romantic relationships and health in adolescence and young adulthood. Symposium presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations Conference, Orlando, FL.

Beckmeyer, J. J., Triolo, J., & Markham, M. (2017, November). Post-divorce coparenting typologies and parent-youth relationships. Poster presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations Conference, Orlando, FL.

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Jamison, T. B. (2017, November). Is breaking up hard to do? Exploring emerging adults’ break-up skills. Paper session presented at the biannual Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Washington, DC.

Beckmeyer, J. J. (2016, November). Romantic relationship status and emerging adults' alcohol use. Paper session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Beckmeyer, J. J. (2016, March). The influence of middle school romantic relationships on the quality of subsequent romantic relationships. Poster session presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD

Weybright, E. H., Cooper, B. R., Beckmeyer, J. J., Bumpus, M., & Hill, L. (2016, March). Moving beyond "drinking for a good time." A person-centered approach to reason typologies and consequences in legal-aged students. Poster session presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Bramwell, J.* (2014, November). How maternal knowledge influences early adolescents' depressive symptoms. Paper session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Beckmeyer, J. J. (2014, November). Comparing perceptions of how many peers' and friends use alcohol: Associations with middle adolescents' own alcohol use. Poster session presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Beckmeyer, J. J. (2013, November). Parental behavioral control and knowledge: Associations with adolescent delinquency. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Yu, M. (2013, November). Middle adolescents' ATOD use: Associations with weekday and weekend unsupervised time with peers and parental monitoring knowledge. Poster session presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, Boston, MA.