Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2017 Daily discrimination and binge eating among lesbian women: A pilot studyPsychology and Sexuality. 96-103.
2017 Developing a mobile health intervention for low-income, urban caregivers of children with asthma: A pilot studyPediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonology. 252-256.
2017 Indirect pathways connecting sexual orientation and weight discrimination to disordered eating among young lesbiansJournal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 193-204.
2017 Is use of social networking sites associated with young women's body dissatisfaction and disordered eating? A look at black-white racial differencesBody Image. 109-113.
2017 Sexual Coercion, Drinking to Cope Motives, and Alcohol-Related Consequences Among Self-Identified Bisexual WomenSubstance use & misuse. 1-12.
2017 Using mobile-technology-based ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods with youth: A systematic review and recommendationsJournal of Pediatric Psychology. 1087-1107.
2016 A daily diary study of perceived social isolation, dietary restraint, and negative affect in binge eatingAppetite. 94-100.
2015 A daily diary study of perceived social isolation, dietary restraint, and negative affect in binge eatingAppetite. 94-100.
2014 Early adversity, personal resources, body shape concerns, and disordered eatingInternational Journal of Eating Disorders. 620-629.
2014 Eating behavior and mood in women’s everyday livesInternational Journal of Eating Disorders. 853-859.
2013 A text message smoking cessation intervention: The initial trial of TXT-2-Quit, a randomized controlled trialJournal of Medical Internet Research. e17.
2013 Assessing body image in young children: A preliminary study of racial and developmental differencesSAGE Open.
2013 Body image discrepancies and affect: An ecological momentary assessment evaluation of self-discrepancy theoryJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 276-295.
2013 Is intensive measurement of body image reactive? A two-study evaluation using Ecological Momentary Assessment suggests notBody Image. 35-44.
2013 User preferences for a text message-based smoking cessation interventionHealth Education & Behavior. 152-159.
2010 Ecological Momentary Interventions: Incorporating mobile technology into psychosocial and health behavior treatments.  1-49.
2008 Prevalence, type, disclosure, and severity of adverse life events in college studentsJournal of College Student Health. 69-76.
2008 The influence of reported trauma on eating disturbance in young adultsInternational Journal of Eating Disorders. 195-202.
2007 Daily and momentary mood and stress are associated with binge eating and vomiting in bulimia nervosa patients in the natural environmentJournal of consulting and clinical psychology. 629-638.

Research Overview

  • Brief description: eating behaviors and body image in young women, men, sexual minorities (LGBT populations), and racial minorities; physical activity assessment and intervention; ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and intervention (EMI); mobile technology; other health behaviors as they apply to EMA/EMI
  • Grants

  • Efficacy and mechanisms of technology-based behavioral interventions  awarded by National Institutes of Health (NIAAA) 2015 - 2020
  • Examining disordered eating and social processes in young women  awarded by P.E.O. Scholars Award 2018 - 2019
  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult female same-sex couples  awarded by National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 2016 - 2019
  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult females  awarded by National Institutes of Health/NIAAA 2016 - 2019
  • Daily cognitive functioning among cancer survivors  awarded by National Institutes of Health (NCI) 2015 - 2018
  • Efficacy And Mechanisms of Technology-Based Behavioral Interventions  awarded by US Public Health Service (NIH) 2016 - 2017
  • Effects of cumulative risk on asthma outcomes in urban children and adolescents  awarded by National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) 2015 - 2017
  • Feasibility and acceptability of mobile technology-based interventions for disordered eating  awarded by Old Dominion University, Office of Research 2015
  • Developing a real-time, ecologically sensitive physical activity intervention using smartphones and Bluetooth-enabled pedometers: Feasibility and initial efficacy  awarded by Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 2013 - 2015
  • Using ecological momentary assessment to examine caregiver burden related to pediatric asthma in urban families  awarded by Society of Pediatric Psychology 2014
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment question response formats: An experimental investigation  awarded by Penn State Social Science Research Institute 2013 - 2014
  • Feasibility of integrating innovative mobile phone technology for delivering the Strong Healthy Women preconceptional intervention to overweight and obese women in underserved rural and urban Central PA communities  awarded by Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 2012 - 2014
  • Ecologically valid disordered eating program for at-risk college women  awarded by National Institutes of Health (NIMH) 2009 - 2011
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Psychology : clinical health psychology, behavioral medicine
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University 2011
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University 2006
  • B.A. in Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton 2004
  • Full Name

  • Kristin Heron