Jessica M. LaCroix


Degrees: PhD. 2015, University of Connecticut. M.S., Summa cum laude, 2008, Psychology, University of Idaho B.A., Summa cum laude, 2005, Psychology and Mathematics, Quinnipiac University
Hart Blanton
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Research Interests:
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Prejudice, sexism, and heterosexism
  • Family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Social influence
  • Social dominance
Research Synopsis: My primary research interests include gender, stereotypes, discrimination, sexual orientation, HIV prevention, and social influence. I am also interested in meta-analytic methods and have collaborated in various syntheses investigating the efficacy of interventions to prevent HIV, promote family planning, and reduce depression and anxiety among cancer survivors. I am currently working on several projects including HIV prevention for couples, temporal changes in attitudes toward Asian Americans, and gender differences and similarities in susceptibility to social influence.
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Representative Publications: Publications

LaCroix, J. M., Snyder, L. B., Huedo-Medina, T. B., & Johnson, B. T. (2014). Effectiveness of mass media interventions for HIV prevention, 1986–2013: a meta-analysis. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 66, S329-S340. (Link)

LaCroix, J. M., Pellowski, J. A., Lennon, C. A., & Johnson, B. T. (2013). Behavioral interventions to reduce sexual risk for HIV in heterosexual couples: a meta-analysis. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 89(8), 620-627doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051135

Johnson, B. T., Low, R. E., & LaCroix, J. M. (2013). Systematic Reviews to Support Evidence-Based Medicine (2nd Edition) by Khalid Khan, Regina Kunz, Jos Kleignen and Gerd Antes: a review. Research Synthesis Methods, 4(1)102-108.

Snyder, L. B., & LaCroix, J. M. (2013). How effective are mediated health campaigns? A synthesis of meta-analyses. In Rice, R. A., & Atkin, C. (Eds.) Public Communication Campaigns(4th ed., pp. 113-129). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Brown, J. C., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Pescatello, L. S., Ryan, S. M., Pescatello, S. M., Moker, E.,LaCroix, J. M., Ferrer, R. A., & Johnson, B. T. (2012). The efficacy of exercise in reducing depression symptoms among cancer survivors: A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE,7: e30955. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030955

Craig, T. Y., & LaCroix, J. M. (2011). Tomboy as protective identity. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 15(4) 450-465.

Huedo-Medina, T. B., Boynton, M. B., Warren, M. R., LaCroix, J. M., Carey, M. P., & Johnson, B. T. (2010). Efficacy of HIV interventions in Latin American and Caribbean nations, 1995-2008: A meta-analysis. AIDS and Behavior 14, 1237-1251. doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9763-3

Johnson, B. T., Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., LaCroix, J. M., Anderson, J. R., & Carey, M. P. (2009).Behavioral interventions for African-Americans to reduce sexual risk of HIV: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, 51(4)492-501 doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181a28121


LaCroix, J. M., & Craig, T. Y. (May, 2013). Discriminating decisions and lack of fit: masculine and feminine lesbian job applicants. Poster presented at the 25th Annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D. C.

Kang, E., Craig, T. Y., & LaCroix, J. M. (May, 2013). Perceptions of female applicants: impacts of race and gender. Poster presented at the 85th Annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, Illinois.

Snyder, L. B., & LaCroix, J. M. (May, 2012). How effective are mediated health campaigns? A systematic review of meta-analyses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona.

Snyder, L. B., & LaCroix, J. M. (April, 2012). Comparing the effectiveness of interventions using media to those that do not: A meta-meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Brown, J. C., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Johnson, B. T., Ryan, S. M., Pescatello, S. M., Moker, E., LaCroix, J. M., Ferrer, R. A., & Pescatello, L. S. (June, 2011). The efficacy of exercise in reducing depression among cancer survivors: a meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 58th Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Snyder, L. B., Johnson, B. T., Huedo-Medina, T. B., LaCroix, J. M., Smoak, N. D., & Cistulli, M. D. (2009, April). Effectiveness of media interventions to prevent HIV, 1986-2006: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 30th Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., LaCroix, J. M., Smoak, N. D., Anderson, J. R., Johnson, B. T., & Carey, M. P. (2006, August). Sexual risk reduction for African-Americans: A research synthesis. Paper presented at the XIInd annual meeting of the International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

LaCroix, J. M., & Malerba, M. (2005, April). The golden ratio. Presented at the Girls and Technology Conference, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut.