Jessica Hoffman, PhD

Jessica HoffmanDr. Jessica Hoffman is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed School Psychologist in Massachusetts.  Her research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity in young children. Her applied research is grounded in theories of behavior change and focuses on the connections between family and school systems in communities where children are at increased risk for obesity. Dr. Hoffman utilizes a participatory approach to design contextually relevant interventions. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the topics of school-based health promotion, intervention outcomes, and implementation fidelity. Currently, Dr. Hoffman is the Co-Principal Investigator of Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures (HKHF), a community-based early childhood initiative that combines evidence-based approaches to engage early child care providers and caregivers to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity among pre-school age children living in Boston. She is on the editorial advisory board of School Psychology Review and School Psychology Forum.

Jessica Hoffman, PhD

Faculty Scholar
Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology

Phone: 617-373-5257

Selected Publications

Hoffman, J. A., Franko, D. L., Thompson, D. R., Stallings, V. A., & Power. T. J. (2010). Longitudinal behavioral effects of a school-based fruit and vegetable promotion program. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35(1), 61-71.

Blom-Hoffman, J., Leff, S. S., Franko, D. L., Weinstein, E., Beakley, K., & Power, T. J. (2009). Using a multi-component, partnership-based approach to improve participation rates in school-based research. School Mental Health, 1(1), 3-15.

Blom-Hoffman, J., Wilcox, K. A., Dunn, L., Leff, S. S., & Power, T. J. (2008). Family involvement in school-based health promotion: Bringing nutrition information home. School Psychology Review, 37(4), 567-577.

Blom-Hoffman, J.(2008). School-based promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption in multiculturally diverse, urban schools. Psychology in the Schools, 45(1), 16-27.

Blom-Hoffman, J.,Kelleher, C., Power, T. J., Leff, S. S., (2004). Promoting healthy food consumption among young children: Evaluation of a multi-component nutrition education program. Journal of School Psychology, 42(1), 45-60.

Blom-Hoffman, J. & DuPaul, G. J. (2003). School-based health promotion: The effects of a nutrition education program. School Psychology Review, 32(2), 263-271.