Jessica Cronce

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-2519
  • Office: Hedco Education Bld, Suite 349


Dr. Cronce is the Director of the Family and Human Services (FHS) undergraduate major. 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

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

2015, November New Junior Faculty Research Award, Office of Research and Innovation, University of Oregon

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

2010, September Travel Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to attend the 2010 World Congress of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in Paris, France.

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


Lee, C. M., Cronce, J. M., Baldwin, S., Fairlie, A., Atkins, D. C., Patrick, M. E., Zimmerman, L., Larimer, M. E., & Leigh, B. C. (2016). Psychometric analysis and validity of the daily alcohol-related consequences and evaluations (DACE) measure for young adults. Psychological Assessment.

Patrick, M., Cronce, J.M., Fairlie, A., Atkins, D., & Lee, C.M. (2016). Day-to-day variations in high-intensity drinking, expectancies, and negative alcohol-related consequences. Addictive Behaviors, 58, 110-116.

Geisner, I. M., Huh, D., Cronce, J. M., Lostutter, T. W., Kilmer, J. R., & Larimer, M. E. (2015). Exploring the relationship between stimulant use and gambling in college students. Journal of Gambling Studies, (e-print ahead of publication), 1-16.

Lee, C.M., Atkins, D.C., Cronce, J.M., Walter, T., & Leigh, B.C. (2015). A daily measure of positive and negative alcohol expectancies and evaluations: Documenting a two-factor structure and within- and between-person variability. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76, 326-335.

Geisner, I.M., Bowen, S., Lostutter, T.W., Cronce, J.M., Granato, H., & Larimer, M.E. (2015). Gambling-related problems as a mediator between treatment and mental health with at-risk college student gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31, 1005-1013.

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.

Kilmer, J.R., Cronce, J.M., & Logan, D.E. (2014). “Seems I’m not alone at being alone:” Contributing factors and interventions for drinking games in the college setting. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 40, 411-414.