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Jessica M. Cronce

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Contact Info

Office Location: 
349 HEDCO Education Building
Associate Professor; Director, Family and Human Services
Postdoc, Alcohol Research, University of Washington (2011)
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Yale University (2009)
MPhil, Clinical Psychology, Yale University (2006)
MS, Clinical Psychology, Yale University (2005)
BS, distinction in Psychology, University of Washington (1999)
Research and Outreach Unit(s): 

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.


Selected Publications (see CV for additional publications):

  1. Lee, C. M., Rhew, I. C., Patrick, M. E., Fairlie, A. M., Cronce, J. M., Larimer, M. E., Cadigan, J. M., & Leigh, B. C. (2018). Learning from experience? The influence of positive and negative alcohol-related consequences on next-day alcohol expectancies and use among college drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79, 465-473.
  2. *Granato, H. F., *Luk, J., *Paves, A., Geisner, I. M., Cronce, J. M., Kilmer, J. R., Lostutter, T. W., & Larimer, M. E. (2018). Cross-over effects of drinking protective behavioral strategies on gambling consequences among college gamblers with alcohol/drug abuse. Journal of Gambling Issues, 38, 190-202.
  3. 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.
  4. Corbin, W. R., & Cronce, J. M. (2017). Effects of alcohol, initial gambling outcomes, impulsivity and gambling cognitions on gambling behavior using a video poker task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 25, 175-185. PMCID: PMC5683848
  5. Cronce, J. M., *Bittinger, J. N., *Di Lodovico, C. M., & *Liu, J. (2017). Individual versus co-occurring substance use in relation to gambling outcomes in older adolescents and young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, 528-533. PMCID: PMC5401780
  6. 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. PMCID: PMC5375022
  7. Lee, C.M., Cronce, J.M., Baldwin, S., Fairlie, A., Atkins, D.C., Patrick, M.E., Zimmerman, L., Larimer, M.E., & Leigh, B.C. (2017). Psychometric analysis and validity of the daily alcohol-related consequences and evaluations (DACE) measure for young adults. Psychological Assessment, 29, 253-263. PMCID: PMC5116284
  8. 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.
  9. Geisner, I.M., Huh, D., Cronce, J.M., Lostutter, T.W., Kilmer, J.R., & Larimer, M.E. (2016). Exploring the relationship between stimulant use and gambling in college students. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 1001-1016. PMCID: PMC4916028
  10. 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.
  11. 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. PMCID: PMC4944525
  12. 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. PMCID: PMC4432858
  13. Bedard-Gilligan. M., Cronce, J. M., Lehavot, K., Blayney, J., & Kaysen, D. (2014). The relationship between assault and physical health complaints in a sample of female drinkers: Roles of avoidant coping and alcohol use. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 1359-1379. PMCID: PMC3969404
  14. Lewis, M. A., Litt, D., Cronce, J. M., Blayney, J., & Gilmore, A. (2014). Underestimating health and overestimating risk: Examining normative perceptions and their relation to sexual behaviors. Journal of Sex Research, 51(1), 86-96. PMCID: PMC4394862
  15. Cronce, J. M., & Larimer, M. E. (2011). Individual-focused approaches to prevention of college student drinking. Alcohol Research & Health, 34, 210-221. PMCID: PMC3342066
  16. 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.  PMCID: PMC3039524
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.



College AIM Alcohol Intervention Matrix


Current Grant-funded Projects:

TDAP: Cronce (PI), Leve (PI)

University of Oregon Student Health Survey: The Impact of the Legalization of Marijuana

The objective of this research is to establish the baseline prevalence of cannabis and alcohol use among college students in Oregon prior to the opening of stores selling legalized marijuana, and to track changes in use, perception of risk, and consequences over time to evaluation the effect of state legislation.


NIH/NIAAA R34AA023047: Lee (PI)

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for Community College Students (BASICCS)

The objective of this research is to adapt the BASICS program for use among community college students (BASICCS) and to test the feasibility of a novel delivery method (web-based conferencing) plus text-based protective behavioral skills booster.

Role: Co-Investigator


DSHS/Washington State Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery: Kilmer (PI)

Washington Young Adult Health Survey

The objective of this research is to establish the baseline prevalence of cannabis and alcohol use among young adults in Washington State prior to the opening of stores selling legalized marijuana, and to track changes in use, perception of risk, and consequences over time to evaluation the effect of state legislation.

Role: Co-Investigator