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  • Jennifer Walsh, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    The Miriam Hospital
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine
    Coro West, Suite 309
    164 Summit Ave
    Providence, RI 02906
    Fax: 401-793-8078
    jwalsh4@lifespan.org  

  • Jennifer Walsh, PhD

    Jennifer Walsh, PhD is an assistant professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a research scientist in the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital. She is a developmental psychologist with expertise in HIV and STI prevention, sexual health and risk taking in adolescence and emerging adulthood, and advanced statistical methods.

    Walsh’s current work focuses on integrative data analysis (IDA) of HIV prevention trials conducted in STI clinics and is funded by a K01 award from NIMH (K01-MH099956). These integrative analyses will focus on mediators and moderators of intervention success with the goal of identifying key targets for brief risk reduction interventions. Other lines of research focus on sexual risk taking and substance use during the first year of college and on associations between low socioeconomic status (SES), poor mental health and multiple health behaviors.

    Walsh’s statistical interests and expertise are in the areas of latent growth modeling (LGM), structural equation modeling (SEM), multilevel modeling (MLM), and latent class analysis (LCA).

    Original Publications In Peer-Reviewed Journals

    Walsh, J. L. , Fielder, R. L., Carey, K. B., & Carey, M. P. (in press). Do alcohol and marijuana use decrease the probability of condom use for college women? Journal of Sex Research.

    Fielder, R. L., Walsh, J. L., Carey, K. B., & Carey, M. P. (2013). Predictors of sexual hookups: A theory-based, prospective study of first-year college women. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

    Walsh, J. L. , Fielder, R. L., Carey, K. B., & Carey, M. P. (2013). Female college students’ media use and academic outcomes: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Emerging Adulthood.

    Walsh, J. L. , Senn, T. E., & Carey, M. P. (2013). Longitudinal associations between health behaviors and mental health in low-income adults. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 3, 104-13.

    Walsh, J. L. , Fielder, R. L., Carey, K. B., & Carey, M. P. (2013). Changes in women’s condom use over the first year of college. Journal of Sex Research, 50, 128-38.

    Walsh, J. L. , Senn, T. E., & Carey, M. P. (2012). Exposure to different types of violence and subsequent sexual risk behavior among female sexually transmitted disease clinic patients: A latent class analysis. Psychology of Violence, 2, 339-54.

    Walsh, J. L. , Senn, T. E., Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Vanable, P. A., & Carey, M. P. (2012). Using growth mixture modeling to identify heterosexual men who reduce their frequency of unprotected sex following a behavioral intervention. AIDS & Behavior, 16, 1501-1510.

    Walsh, J. L. , Senn, T. E., Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Vanable, P. A., & Carey, M. P. (2011). Predicting condom use using the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model: A multivariate latent growth curve analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 235-44.

    Walsh, J. L. , Ward, L. M., Caruthers, A., & Merriwether, A. (2011). Awkward or amazing: Gender and age trends in first intercourse experiences. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 59-71.  

    Walsh, J. L. , & Ward, L. M. (2010). Magazine reading and involvement and young adults’ sexual health knowledge, efficacy, and behaviors. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 285-300.  

    Weinstein, R. B., Walsh, J. L., & Ward, L. M. (2008). Testing a new measure of sexual health knowledge and its connections to students’ sex education, communication, confidence, and condom use. International Journal of Sexual Health, 20, 212-221.  

    Books And Book Chapters

    Walsh, J. L. , & Ward, L. M. (2008). Adolescent gender role portrayals in the media: 1950-the present. In P. Jamieson, & D. Romer (Eds.), The changing portrayal of adolescents in the media and why it matters (pp. 132-164). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.