Rebecca J. Crochiere

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Wachenheim Science Center Rm 316
At Williams since 2022


B.A. Middlebury College (2014)
M.S. Drexel University (2020)
Ph.D. Drexel University (2022)

Areas of Expertise

I am a clinical psychologist with a focus in health psychology. My research investigates how to promote health behaviors, specifically physical activity and healthy eating. I take an interdisciplinary approach, combining advanced technology (e.g., smartphones and sensors like Fitbits) and psychological theory to study the daily factors (e.g., stress, socializing, tiredness) that interfere with engagement in healthy behaviors. I then translate that knowledge into scalable, personalized, and adaptive digital interventions for health-behavior change (e.g., weight control) that deliver in-the-moment interventions at precise moments of need (e.g., via push notifications on a smartphone device to bolster healthy behavior).

Scholarship/Creative Work

Selected Publications (*designates student)

Cummings, C., Crochiere, R. J., Lansing, A. H., *Patel, R., & Stanger, C. (2022). A digital health program targeting physical activity among adolescents with overweight and obesity: Open trial. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting.

Crochiere, R. J., Abber, S. R., Taylor, L., Sala, M., Schumacher, L. M., Goldstein, S. P., & Forman, E. M. (2021). Momentary predictors of dietary lapse from a mobile health weight loss intervention. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Sala, M., Roos, C.R., Crochiere, R.J., Butryn, M.L., Juarascio, A.S., Manasse, S.M., & Forman, E.M. (2021). Real-time fluctuations in mindful awareness, willingness, and values clarity, and their associations with craving and dietary lapse among those seeking weight loss. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 22, 87-92.

Lampe, E. W., Crochiere R., J., Trainor, C., & Juarascio, A.S. (2021). Be ACTive! Acceptance-based interventions for physical activity engagement in adolescents. Translational Behavioral Medicine.

Crochiere, R. J., Zhang, F., Juarascio, A. S., Goldstein, S. P., Thomas, J. G. & Forman, E. M. (2021). Comparing ecological momentary assessment to sensor-based approaches in predicting dietary lapse. Translational Behavioral Medicine.

*Mangubat, C., Crochiere, R. J., & Forman, E. M. (2021). The relationship between implicit preference for high-calorie foods and types of dietary lapse in a behavioral weight loss program. Journal of Young Investigators, 39(3).

Everett, V. S., Crochiere, R. J., Dallal, D. H., Martin, G. J., Manasse, S. M., & Forman, E. M. (2020). Self-report versus clinical interview: Discordance among measures of binge eating in a weight-loss seeking sample. Eating and Weight Disorders, 26(4), 1259-1263.

Forman, E. M., Manasse, S. M., Dallal, D. H., Crochiere, R. J., Berry, M. P., Butryn, M. L., & Juarascio, A. J. (2020). Gender differences in the effect of gamification on weight loss during a daily, neurocognitive training program. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 11(4), 1015-1022.

Crochiere, R. J., Lansing, A. H., Carracher, A., Vaid, E., & Stanger, C. (2020). Attentional bias to diabetes cues mediates disease management improvements in a pilot randomized controlled trial for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology, 1-12.

Juarascio, A. S., Crochiere, R. J., Tapera. T., Lagacey, M., & Zhang, F. (2020). Momentary changes in heart rate variability can detect risk for experiencing emotional eating episodes. Appetite, 152, 104698.

Crochiere, R. J., Kerrigan, S. G., Manasse, S. M., Lampe, E. W., Crosby, R. D., Butryn, M. L., & Forman, E. M. (2020). Is physical activity a risk or protective factor for subsequent dietary lapses among behavioral weight loss participants? Health Psychology, 39(3), 240-244.

Forman, E. M., Goldstein, S. P., Crochiere, R. J., Butryn, M. L., Juarascio, A. S., Zhang, F. & Foster, G. D. (2019). Randomized controlled trial of OnTrack, a just-in-time adaptive intervention designed to enhance weight loss. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9(6), 989-1001.

Crochiere, R. J., *Mangubat, C. J., Manasse, S. M., & Forman, E. M. (2019). Does executive function moderate the relation between momentary affective and physical states and subsequent dietary lapse? An EMA investigation. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(6), 1148-1152.

Forman, E. M., Manasse, S. M., Dallal, D. H., Crochiere, R. J., Loyka, C. M., Butryn, M. L., Juarascio, A. S., & Houben, K. (2019). Computerized neurocognitive training for improving dietary health and facilitating weight loss. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(6), 1029-1040.

Crochiere, R. J., Lansing, A. H., Carracher, A., & Stanger, C. (2018). Executive function and somatic problems in adolescents with above target glycemic control. Pediatric Diabetes, 20(1), 119-126.

Crochiere, R. J. & Lansing, A. H. (2018). Behavioral health and diabetes: Increasing treatment adherence. In M. Duckworth & W. O’Donahue (Eds.), Behavioral medicine and integrated care: Efficient delivery of the most effective treatments. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Forman, E. M., Kerrigan, S. G., Butryn, M. L., Juarascio, A. S., Manasse, S.M., Ontañón, S., Dallal, D. H., Crochiere, R. J., & Moskow, D. (2018). Can the artificial intelligence technique of reinforcement learning use continuously-monitored digital data to optimize treatment for weight loss? Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(2), 276-290.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Select Awards:

Outstanding Dissertation Award ($750), Drexel University – 2022

Outstanding Mentorship Award ($250), Drexel University – 2021

Citation Abstract Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine – 2020

Professional Affiliations

Society of Behavioral Medicine