Dr. Hone is an Assistant Professor of Health Education and Behavior, director of the RIISC (Reducing Intoxicant Involved Sexual Consequences) Lab at the University of Florida, and co-director of the SHARC (Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium) Professional Development Program. Her research interests include characterizing the role of drinking venues in sexual aggression, specifically examining (1) how alcohol and cannabis use in high-risk drinking venues contribute to sexual aggression perpetration, as well as (2) which dispositional characteristics (e.g., sociosexuality—attitudes, behaviors, and desires related to casual sex) predispose certain individuals to frequent these venues, and (3) which contextual characteristics of these venues make them particularly risky.

Dr. Hone aims to identify novel individual- and environmental-level targets for sexual aggression prevention. In service of this aim, she completed NIH-funded alcohol administration study designed to test alcohol’s effects on antecedents of sexual aggression, and she is interested in improving the generalizability of these studies. Dr. Hone is also interested in applying evolutionary theory to examining sex differences in binge drinking, alcohol-related cognitive deficits, and alcohol-related regretted sex, in line with NIH’s directive to consider sex as a biological variable. Dr. Hone’s other research interests span predictors of sexual morality and stigma, and mHealth interventions for substance use and sexual consequences.

Before joining the University of Florida, Dr. Hone was a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology affiliated with the Research Institute on Addictions at the University at Buffalo, where she received her MPH with a focus on Strategies for Eliminating Health Inequities. Before joining RIA, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri – Columbia, affiliated with the Alcohol Health and Behavior Lab and the Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience Lab. She received her MS and PhD with an Emphasis in Evolution and Human Behavior from the University of Miami’s Health Division of Psychology. She received her BA in Physical Anthropology from the University of California – Santa Barbara, where she worked at the Center of Evolutionary Psychology.