Jen Blossom

BA (2008) Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
MS (2011) Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center
Room 2008


Broadly, I am interested in internalizing disorders in children and adolescents, with particular emphasis on the bidirectional and temporal associations among parent/family, peer and child characteristics.  I am particularly interested in the role of emotion regulation, cognitions and behaviors in the development and maintenance of anxiety and depression and how these factors interact with social-environmental (e.g., parenting, peer relationships) influences across development.  Additionally, I am interested in dissemination science with particular focus on increasing the presence of evidence-based assessment and intervention in community settings (e.g., primary care, school settings, community mental health centers) and expanding service use and access for youth.

Selected Publications

Blossom, J. B., Fite, P. J., Frazer, A. L., Cooley, J. L., & Evans, S. C. (2016).  Parental psychological control and aggression in youth: Moderating effect of emotion dysregulation. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 44, 12-20.

Blossom, J. B., Ginsburg, G. S., Birmaher, B., Walkup, J. T., Kendall, P. C., Keeton, C. P., Langley, A. K., Piacentini, J. C., Sakolsky, D., & Albano, A. M. (2013). Parental and family factors as predictors of threat bias in anxious youth.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 812-819.

Evans, S. C., Blossom, J. B., Canter, K. S., Poppert, K. M., Garcia, A. M., Kanine, R., & Roberts, M. C. (2016). Self-reported emotion reactivity among early-adolescent girls: Evidence for convergent and discriminant validity in an urban community sample. Behavior Therapy, 47, 299-311.

Roberts, M. C., Blossom, J. B., Evans, S. C., Kanine, R., & Amaro, C. (in press). Advancing the scientific foundation for evidence-based practice in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Selected Presentations

Blossom, J. B., Evans, S. C., Poppert, K., & Roberts, M. C. Moderation between life events and psychopathology in at risk youth. Poster Presentation: American Psychological Association Convention, August 2014, Washington, D.C. 

Blossom, J. B., Evans, S. C., Amaro, C. M., & Roberts, M. C. Associations between emotion reactivity, internalizing symptoms and reactive aggression among at-risk girls.  Poster Presentation: National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October 2014, Lawrence, KS.

Evans, S. E., Blossom, J. B., Canter, K., Poppert, K., & Roberts, M. C. Emotion reactivity and suicidality among at-risk, early-adolescent females. Poster Presentation: National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October 2014, Lawrence, KS.


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