Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor SDSU Behavioral Medicine / Experimental Psychopathology
Address 619-594-2245 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120


Graduate Institution

Saint Louis University

Research Description

Dr. Blashill’s research focuses on the role body image plays in influencing health behaviors (e.g., eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, suicide behaviors, sexual risk behaviors, HIV medication adherence, anabolic steroid misuse, and skin cancer risk behaviors). He is also interested in sexual orientation and gender identity health disparities. His research is mostly focused on sexual and gender minority individuals (e.g., LGBTQ+ populations) and also work with adolescents, emerging adults, and individuals living with HIV.

Representative Publications
  • Blashill, A. J., Safren, S. A., Wilhelm, S., Jampel, J., Taylor, S. W., O’Cleirigh, C., & Mayer, K. H. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy for body image and self-care (CBT-BISC) in sexual minority men living with HIV: A randomized controlled trial. Health Psychology, 36, 937-946.

  • Blashill, A. J., Calzo, J. P., Griffiths, S., & Murray, S. B. (2017). Anabolic steroid misuse among U.S. adolescent boys: Disparities by sexual orientation and race/ethnicity. American Journal of Public Health, 107, 319-321.

  • Blashill, A. J., & Calzo, J. P. (in press). Sexual minority children: Mood disorders and suicidality disparities. Journal of Affective Disorders.

  • Blashill, A. J., Rooney, B. M., Luberto, C. M., Gonzales IV, M., & Grogan, S. (in press). A brief facial morphing intervention to reduce skin cancer risk behaviors: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Body Image.

  • Blashill, A. J., Brady, J. P., Rooney, B. M., Rodriguez-Diaz, C. E., Horvath, K., Blumenthal, J., Morris, S., Moore, D. J., & Safren, S. A. (in press). Syndemics and the PrEP cascade: Results from a sample of young Latino MSM. Archives of Sexual Behavior.