The department of psychology is excited to introduce Dr. Jessica McCurley.
Dr. McCurley received her Ph.D. from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with specialization in Behavioral Medicine. She completed her Clinical Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. McCurley’s research utilizes behavioral economics, implementation science, and community-based participatory methods to develop and evaluate interventions that address social determinants of health (e.g., food and housing insecurity) and reduce disparities in cardiometabolic diseases (e.g., obesity, type 2 diabetes) and depression in Hispanic/Latinx individuals and low-income populations.
Dr. McCurley’s current NIH-funded studies involve developing a telehealth intervention to reduce depression and increase physical activity in low-wage hospital service workers and evaluating the implementation of a new Massachusetts state health policy to address food and housing insecurity in Medicaid patients.