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Dr. Jessica Gokee LaRose is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital. Dr. LaRose earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and completed her clinical internship in Medical Psychology at the Boston Consortium. She completed an NHLBI-funded fellowship in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center here at Brown prior to being promoted to research faculty.

Dr LaRose's primary research interests include the development of obesity prevention and treatment programs for young adults, with an emphasis on the transition from late adolescence to young adulthood. Specifically, she is interested in identifying effective methods of recruiting and retaining this age group, as well as how best to adapt standard behavioral treatment protocols to better meet the needs of this high-risk group. Dr. LaRose is also interested in the role that interpersonal influences (e.g., peers) play in the initiation and maintenance of healthy behaviors during these years.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Research)
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Phone: +1 401 793 8283

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