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Jessica LaRose, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine


PhD, University of Central Florida (2006)
MS, University of Central Florida (2003)

Awards and honors

Blick Scholar, 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research description

I am a clinical psychologist with specialized training in behavioral medicine in both pediatric and adult populations. I have fifteen years of experience developing and implementing lifestyle interventions for the management of obesity and other chronic diseases, with a particular emphasis on the transition from adolescence into early adulthood. My program of research focuses on understanding the interplay of contextual, psychological and behavioral determinants of obesity and chronic disease, and developing novel lifestyle interventions to promote physical and psychological health.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Cancer risk behaviors,Clinical trials,Obesity,Prevention/population health

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information


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