Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely

  • Associate Professor
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Phone: 401.874.2575
  • Email: hsainteloicadel@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Transition Center Room 211

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely will be accepting new doctoral graduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year.


Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDF) at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Prior to coming to URI, Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely worked with extension specialists and community leaders across the state of Alabama to implement and examine the effectiveness of relationship education and drug prevention programs targeting adolescents. These projects were funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely currently serves as the Director of the Developmental Science Master’s Program of the HDF department of URI. He has taught or his currently teaching HDF 200 (Life Span Development I), HDF 201 (Life Span Development II), HDF 310 (Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development), and HDF 501 (Developmental Science in Family Contexts).


Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely primarily uses quantitative methodology to understand the formation of adolescent and young adult romantic relationships. His previous work includes studies that evaluated the effectiveness of lessons designed to teach adolescents about the characteristics of healthy romantic relationships. His current work involves examining the prevalence of dating aggression/intimate partner violence (IPV) during adolescence and young adulthood and factors that may influence these behaviors during these developmental periods. Additionally, Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely investigates change in dating aggression/IPV throughout the transitional period from adolescence to young adulthood. Most recently, Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely began to examine sexual risk-taking during adolescence. Moreover, Dr. Saint-Eloi Cadely’s secondary research interests involve examining the significance of identity development during adolescence and young adulthood. His previous and current work has led to numerous publications in academic journals within the field of adolescent development and interpersonal violence and the receipt of internal funds.


  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, 2015
  • M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, 2010
  • B.S., Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), Barry University, 2008
  • A.A., Psychology (Highest Honors), Miami-Dade College North Campus, 2006

Selected Publications

Selected Publications (*denotes student co-author)

Sutherland, M. A., Hutchinson, M. K., Si, B., Ding, Y., Liebermann, E., *Connolly, S. L., Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Hayes, J. F., & Mueller, S. D. (2024). Health screenings in college health centers: Variations in practice. Journal of American College Health. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2024.2361307

Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Spears, E., Finnegan, V., & Kerpelman, J. L. (2022). Emotional and social cognitive predictors of sexual risk indicators among adolescents in committed and noncommitted partnerships. Journal of Adolescence, 94(6), 892-905. https://doi.org/10.1002/jad.12073.

Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Hutchinson, M. K., & Sutherland, M. A. (2022). The influence of pre-college behaviors and parenting practices on alcohol misuse, sexual risk-taking, and adverse outcomes among first-year college women. Journal of American College Health, 72(3), 731-742. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2022.2056416

*Goldstein, S. C., Schick, M. R., Weyandt, L., Sullivan, T. P., Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., & Weiss, N. H. (2022). Posttraumatic stress as a moderator of the        association between HPA-axis functioning and alcohol use disorder among a community sample of women currently experiencing intimate partner violence. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000543

 Saint-Eloi Cadely, H. & Kisler, T. (2021). An integrative exploration of sexual, physical, psychological, and cyber-digital relationship abuse in adolescent and young adult relationships. In E. A. Kalfoglou (Ed.), Sexual abuse-An interdisciplinary approach (pp.67-87).London,UK:IntechOpen: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.98233.

Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Pittman, J. F., Pettit, G. S., Lansford, J. E., Bates, J. E., Dodge, K. A., & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2021). Predicting patterns of intimate partner violence perpetration from late adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(9-10), NP4679-NP4704. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518795173

 Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Finnegan, V., Spears, E., & Kerpelman, J. L. (2020).Adolescents and sexual risk-taking: The interplay of constraining relationship beliefs, healthy sex attitudes, and romantic attachment insecurity. Journal of Adolescence, 84, 136-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.08.010.

Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Pittman, J. F., Pettit, G. S., Lansford, J. E., Bates, J. E., Dodge, K. A., & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2020). Temporal associations between psychological and physical intimate partner violence: A cross-lag analysis. Partner Abuse, 11(1), 22-38. https://doi.org/10.1891/1946-6560.11.1.22.

 Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Pittman, J. F., Pettit, G. S., Lansford J. E., Bates, J. E., Dodge, K.A., & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2020). Classes of intimate partner violence from late adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(21-22), 4419-4443. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517715601.

Rizzo, C. J., Joppa, M. C., Barker, D., Zlotnick, C., Warren, J., Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., &Brown L. K. (2020). Individual and relationship characteristics of adolescent girls with histories of physical dating violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(5-6) 1389-1414. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517696859.

Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Mrug, S., & Windle, M. (2019). Comparisons of types of exposure to violence within and across contexts in predicting the perpetration of dating aggression. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(12), 2377-2390. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01102-2.