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Jessica Cronce

Associate Professor
Counseling Psychology, Couples and Family Therapy, Family and Human Services, Prevention Science
Phone: 541-346-2519
Office: Hedco Education Bld, Suite 349


Dr. Cronce is an Associate Professor with appointments in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services and the Prevention Science Institute. Dr. Cronce is currently the Director of the Counseling Psychology (CPSY) doctoral program as well as the Director of the Counseling Psychology Center within the HEDCO Clinic. Dr. Cronce's research and clinical interests focus on the prevention of harms related to alcohol use, drug use, gambling, and other health-risk behaviors among college students and other young adults. Her research interests extend to dietary behaviors and physical activity in this population, especially as they interact with alcohol use to predict overall risk for consequences. Dr. Cronce has co-authored numerous publications on the topic of individual-focused alcohol prevention, including three large-scale reviews in 2002, 2007 and 2011, the first of which helped form the basis of recommendations made by the NIAAA Task Force on College Drinking. Her latest collaboration with NIAAA resulted in the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (College AIM), a resource for all stakeholders interested in prevention of college student drinking-related harms. Her research experience is complimented by her training in clinical psychology in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which she has applied to the treatment of substance use disorders, eating disorders, gambling disorder, and other disorders marked by emotion dysregulation. Dr. Cronce is licensed as a psychologist in Oregon.


Postdoc, 2011, University of Washington
Area: Alcohol Research
Ph.D., 2009, Yale University
Major: Clinical Psychology
M.Phil., 2006, Yale University
Major: Clinical Psychology
M.S., 2005, Yale University
Major: Clinical Psychology
B.S., 1999, University of Washington
Major: Distinction in Psychology
AAS., 1996, Olympic Community College 

Honors and Awards

2019-2020     Member of the UO Leadership Academy, University of Oregon

2019              Excellence in Teaching, Early Career Award, College of Education, University of Oregon

2015-2016     First-Year Faculty Development Program Fellow, Academic Affairs and United Academics, University of Oregon.

2010/2012     National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient (L30 AA019818)


Cronce, J. M., Marchetti, M. A., Jones, M. B., & Ehlinger, P. P. (2022). A scoping review of brief alcohol interventions across young adult subpopulations. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 36(6), 648–663.

Ehlinger, P. P., Folger, A., & Cronce, J. M. (2022). A qualitative analysis of transgender and gender non-conforming college students’ experiences of gender-based discrimination and intersections with alcohol use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 36(2), 197–208.

Lee, C. M., Cadigan, J. M., Kilmer, J. R., Cronce, J. M., Suffoletto, B., Walter, T., Fleming, C., & Lewis, M. A. (2021). Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for Community College Students (BASICCS): Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of web-conferencing BASICCS and supporting automated text messages. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 35(7), 840–851.

Cronce, J. M., Zimmerman, L., Rhew, I. C., Cadigan, J. M., Atkins, D. C., & Lee, C. M. (2020). Does it work and does it last? Effects of social and drinking behavior on same and next day mood. Addictive Behaviors, 100.

Cronce, J. M., Toomey, T. L., Lenk, K., Nelson, T. F., Kilmer, J. R., & Larimer, M. E. (2017). NIAAA’s College Alcohol Intervention Matrix: CollegeAIM. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 39(1), e1-e5.

Cronce, J. M., Bedard-Gilligan, M. A., Zimmerman, L., Hodge, K. A., & Kaysen, D. L. (2017). Alcohol use and binge eating as mediators of the relationship between trauma exposure and physical health. Obesity, 25, 801-806.

Cronce, J. M., Bittinger, J. N., Di Lodovico, C. M., & Liu, J. (2017). Independent versus co-occurring substance use in relation to gambling outcomes in older adolescents and young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, 528-533.

Cronce, J.M., Bittinger, J.N., Liu, J., & Kilmer, J.R. (2014). Electronic feedback in college student drinking prevention and intervention. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 36(1), 47- 62.

Cronce, J. M., & Larimer, M. E. (2011). Individual-focused approaches to prevention of college student drinking. Alcohol Research & Health, 34, 210-221.

Cronce, J. M., & Corbin, W. R. (2010). Effects of alcohol and initial gambling outcomes on within-session gambling behavior. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 18, 145-157.

Cronce, J. M., Corbin, W. R., Steinberg, M. A., & Potenza, M. N. (2007). Self-perception of gambling problems among adolescents identified as at-risk or problem gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 23, 363-375.

Larimer, M. E. & Cronce, J. M. (2007). Identification, prevention, and treatment revisited: Individual-focused college drinking prevention strategies 1999-2006. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2439-2468.

Larimer, M. E., & Cronce, J. M. (2002). Identification, prevention, and treatment: A review of individual-focused strategies to reduce problematic alcohol consumption by college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63(Suppl. 14), 148-163.