Jessica Hoffman, PhD

Jessica HoffmanDr. Hoffman is a school psychologist, whose research lies at the intersection of school psychology and public health. She applies her expertise in child development, school settings, collaboration with school professionals and parents, theories of health behavior, and program planning and evaluation to design, implement, and test interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity among children in preschool through high school. She has a particular interest in the use of technology to disseminate evidence based practices to school professionals. She has authored over 60 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Healthy Weight Research Network. Dr. Hoffman received the Lightner Witmer Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 16) for exceptional early career scholarship.

Jessica Hoffman, PhD

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

Phone: 617-373-5257

Selected Publications

*Hamilton, T. N., Hoffman, J. A., Arsiwalla, D., Volpe, R. J., Gropper, S. Young Adults’ Eating Behavior Regulation: An Examination of the Factor Structure of the Regulation of Eating Behavior Scale (REBS) in a Mixed-Gender American Sample. (in press). Appetite.

*Jahn, J. L., Cohen, J. F. W., *Gorski-Findling, M. T., Hoffman, J. A., Rosenfeld, L. *Chaffee, R., Smith, L. & Rimm, E. B. (2018). Product Reformulation After New Competitive Food & Beverage Standards in Schools. Public Health Nutrition. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017003445. [Epub ahead of print]

*Krehbiel, C. F., DuPaul, G. J., & Hoffman, J. A. (2017). A validation study of the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall for Children, 2014 Version, at school lunch. Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, 117(5), 715-724. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2016.10.028

Hoffman, J. A., *Schmidt, E., Wirth, C., *Johnson, S., Sobell, S., Pelissier, K., Harris, D., & Izumi, B. (2017). Farm to Preschool: The state of the research literature and a snapshot of national practice. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 12(4), 443-465. doi:10.1080/19320248.2016.1227747

Cohen, J. F. W., Gorski, M. T., Hoffman, J. A., Rosenfeld, L., Chaffee, R., Smith, L., Catalano, P., Rimm, E. B. (2016). Healthier standards for school meals and snacks impact on school food revenues and lunch participation rates. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(4), 485-492. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2016.02.031

Rosenfeld, L, Cohen, J. F. W., *Gorski, M. T., Lessing, A. J., Smith, L., Rimm, E. & Hoffman, J. A. (senior author) (2016). How do we actually put smarter snacks in schools?: NOURISH (Nutrition Opportunities to Understand Reforms Involving Student Health) conversations with food-service directors. Public Health Nutrition. 20(3), 556-564. doi:10.1017/S1368980016002044

*Gorski, M. T. Cohen, J. F. W., Hoffman, J. A., Rosenfeld, L., *Chaffee, R., Smith, L. & Rimm, E. B. (2016). Impact of nutrition standards on competitive food quality in Massachusetts middle and high schools.  American Journal of Public Health, 106(6): 1101-1108. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303139

*Johnson, S. E., Hoffman, J. A., Kruger, L., J., & Rizzo, C. J. (2015). Teaching school psychology students about teen dating violence: A snapshot of training practices across the U.S. School Mental Health, 7(4), 249-260. doi:10.1007/s12310-015-9156-x

Hoffman, J. A., Wirth, C., *Johnson, S., Carter, S., *DuBois, M., *Cox, C., Castaneda-Sceppa, C. (2015). Communicating with Head Start parents about their child’s weight status. National Head Start Association Dialog, 18, 31-42.

Hoffman, J. A., Rosenfeld, L., Schmidt, N., Cohen, J., *Gorski, M., *Chaffee, R., Smith, L., & Rimm, E. B. (2015). Implementation of competitive food and beverage standards in Massachusetts: the NOURISH Study (Nutrition Opportunities to Understand Reforms Involving Student Health). Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(8) 1299-307.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2015.04.019

Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Hoffman, J. A., *Thomas, J., *DuBois, M., Agrawal, T., Griffin, D., Bhaumik, U., Healey, C. L., Dickerson, D., Nethersole, S., & Wirth, C. (2014). Family Gym: A model to promote physical activity for families with young children. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(3).  doi: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0120

Hoffman, J.A., Agrawal, T., Wirth, C., Watts, C., *Adeduntan, G., *Myles, L., & Castaneda-Sceppa, C. (2012). Farm to Family: Increasing access to affordable fruits and vegetables among urban Head Start families. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 7(2-3), 165-177. doi: 10.1080/19320248.2012.703522

Hoffman, J. A., Thompson, D. R., Franko, D. L., Power, T. J., Leff, S. L., Stallings, V. A. (2011). Decaying behavioral effects in a randomized multi-year fruit and vegetable intake intervention. Preventive Medicine, 52(5), 370-375. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.02.013

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. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp041

Hoffman, J. A., Morris, V., & Cook, J. (2009). Boston middle school-corner store initiative: development, implementation and initial evaluation of a program designed to improve adolescent’s beverage purchasing behaviors. Psychology in the Schools, 46(8), 756-766. doi: 10.1002/pits.20414

Blom-Hoffman, J., Leff, S. S., Franko, D. L., Weinstein, E., Beakley, K., & Power, T. J. (2009) Consent procedures and participation rates in school-based intervention and prevention research: Using a multi-component, partnership-based approach to recruit participants. School Mental Health, 1(1), 3-15. doi: 10.1007/s12310-008-9000-7

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. doi: 10.1002/pits.20275

Blom-Hoffman, J., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T., Volpe, R. J., *Cutting, J., *Bissinger, E. (2006). Instructing parents to use dialogic reading strategies with preschool children: Impact of a video-based training program on caregiver reading behaviors and children’s related verbalizations. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 23(1), 117-131. doi: 10.1300/J370v23n01_06

Blom-Hoffman, J., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T., & *Cutting, J. (2006). Read Together, Talk Together: The acceptability of teaching parents to use dialogic reading strategies via videotaped instruction. Psychology in the Schools, 43(1), 71-78. doi: 10.1002/pits.20130

Power, T. J., Blom-Hoffman, J., Clarke, A. T., Riley-Tillman, T. C., *Kelleher, C. (2005). Reconceptualizing intervention integrity: A partnership-based framework for linking research with practice. Psychology in the Schools, 42(5), 495-507. doi: 10.1002/pits.20087

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.

*indicates a student author