keheron

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2011-Present    Research Associate & Associate Director of the Dynamic Real-time Ecological Ambulatory Methodologies (DREAM) program, Survey Research Center, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2011-Present    Research Associate, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2012-Present    Postdoctoral Behavioral Health Therapist, Psychological Clinic, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2010-2011         Predoctoral Clinical Intern, Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Track, Alpert Medical School of Brown University (APA accredited)
  • 2004-2010         Project Coordinator, Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University
  • 2007-2009         Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University
  • 2009-2010         Clinical Trainee, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • 2008-2009         Clinical Trainee, Behavioral Health, Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • 2006-2009         Clinical Trainee, Psychological Services Center, Syracuse University
  • 2006-2007         Course Instructor, Department of Psychology and SummerStart Program, Syracuse University
  • 2004-2006         Recitation Instructor, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University


PUBLICATIONS

  • Bock, B.C., Heron, K.E., Jennings, E.G., Morrow, K.M., Cobb, V., Magee, J.C., Fava J.L. Deutsch, C., & Foster, R.  (in press). A text message smoking cessation intervention: The initial trial of TXT-2-Quit, a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth.
  • Smyth, J.M. & Heron, K.E. (in press). Ecological Momentary Assessment [EMA] in family research. Emerging Methods in Family Research.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2013). Body image discrepancies and affect: An ecological momentary assessment evaluation of self-discrepancy theory. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32, 276-295.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2013). Is intensive measurement of body image reactive? A two-study evaluation using Ecological Momentary Assessment suggests not. Body Image, 10, 35-44.
  • Bock, B., Heron, K., Jennings, E., Magee, J. C., & Morrow, K. M. (2013). User preferences for a text message-based smoking cessation intervention. Health Education & Behavior, 40, 152-159.
  • Heron, K.E., Smyth, J.M., Akano, E., & Wonderlich, S. (2013). Assessing body image in young children: A preliminary study of racial and developmental differences.  SAGE Open. doi: 10.1177/2158244013478013.
  • Smyth, J.M. & Heron, K.E. (2012). Health Psychology. In M.R. Mehl & T.S. Connor (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life (pp.569-584). Guilford Press: New York.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2010). Ecological Momentary Interventions: Incorporating mobile technology into psychosocial and health behavior treatments. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 1-39.
  • Smyth, J.M., Heron, K.E., Wonderlich, S.A., Crosby, R.D., & Thompson, K.M. (2008).  The influence of reported trauma on eating disturbance in young adults.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41, 195-202.
  • Smyth, J.M., Hockemeyer, J., Heron, K.E., Wonderlich, S., & Pennebaker, J. (2008). Prevalence, type, disclosure, and severity of adverse life events in college students.Journal of American College Health, 57, 69-76.
  • Smyth, J.M., Wonderlich, S., Heron, K.E., Sliwinski, M., Crosby, R., Mitchell, J., & Engel, S. (2007).  Daily and momentary mood and stress are associated with binge eating and vomiting in bulimia nervosa patients in the natural environment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 629-638.
  • Smyth, J.M., & Heron, K.E. (2007).  Ecological momentary assessment.  In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (Vol 1, pp. 297-298). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

GRANT SUPPORT

  • “Ecological Momentary Assessment stress question response formats: An experimental investigation” Social Science Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University. Principal Investigator, Direct Costs: $4,864, 8/20/2013-8/19/2014.
  • “Developing a real-time, ecologically sensitive physical activity intervention using smartphones and Bluetooth-enabled pedometers: Feasibility and initial efficacy” NIH CTSI, UL1 TR000127, Pennsylvania State University. Principal Investigator, Direct Costs: $61,622, 2/20/2013-2/28/2015.
  • “Feasibility of integrating innovative mobile phone technology for delivering the Strong Healthy Women preconceptional intervention to overweight and obese women in underserved rural and urban Central PA communities” NIH CTSI Community Engagement & Research, Pennsylvania State University. Co-Investigator (PI: D. Downs), Direct Costs: $31,690, 11/1/12-10/31/13.
  • “Validation of salivary to blood-based inflammatory markers and associations with psychosocial and immune health indicators” Social Science Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University. Co-Investigator (PI: Jennifer Graham), Direct Costs: $4,940, 07/10/2012-07/09/2013.
  • “Ecologically valid disordered eating program for at-risk college women” NIH-NIMH, Predoctoral National Research Service Award (F31). Principle Investigator (Sponsor: J. Smyth, Ph.D.), Direct Costs: $81,944, 1/15/2009-1/14/2011.
  • “Do Ecological Momentary Interventions [EMI] improve the efficacy of a disordered eating treatment for young women?” Dissertation Grant, Psychology Department, Syracuse University, Principle Investigator, Direct Costs: $1,000, 2/1/2010-8/1/2010
  • “Influence of media exposure on body image and mood in college women” Allport Project Undergraduate Research Grant, Psychology Department, Syracuse University, Co-Investigator (Co-PI: Joshua Smyth, Ph.D., PI: Sarah Christian), Direct Costs: $450, 12/1/2006-5/1/2007.
  • “Training in the use of Ecological Momentary Assessment [EMA] in research” College of Arts and Sciences, Research/Creative Project Grant, Syracuse University, Principle Investigator, Direct Costs: $3,000, 6/1/2005-8/31/2005.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 

  • Bock, B.C., Magee, J.C., Heron K.E., Fava, J., Deutsch, C., & Foster, R. (2013, August).  Developing a text message intervention for smoking cessation with peer-to-peer support. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Bock, B.C., Heron, K.E., Magee, J.C., & Jennings, E.  (2013, August).  Making mHealth methods congruent with technology use: Recruitment in TXT-2-Quit.  Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Ulbrecht, J., Trief, P., Wallston, K., Heron, K.E., & Smyth, J.M. (2013, June). Short-term effects of expressive writing as adjuvant treatment in T2DM on clinical status and patient well-being. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Diabetes Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Heron, K.E. (2013, May). Real-time assessment methods: Using custom-developed smartphone apps for survey data collection. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Field Directors & Technology Conference, Providence, RI.
  • Heron, K.E., Scott, S.B., Sliwinski, J., & Smyth, J.M. (2013, March). Eating behavior and mood in women’s everyday lives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL. 
  •  Heron, K.E. (2012, May). The theoretical rationale for using dynamic real-time ecological ambulatory methodologies. Symposium presented at the International Field Directors & Technologies conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2012, April). Is intensive measurement of body image and disordered eating reactive? A two-study evaluation. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2011, March). Evaluating technology-based Ecological Momentary Interventions [EMI]: A palmtop computer intervention for young women with disordered eating. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2010, March). Does feeding follow fight or flight? Stress-induced eating in the natural environment. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.
  • Ulbrecht, J., Heron, K.E., Trief, P., Wallston, K., & Smyth, J.M. (2009, June). Poor glycemic control is related to significantly worse frontal, but not temporal, cognitive function in Type 2 Diabetes. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2009, April). Body image discrepancy and negative affect in women’s everyday lives: An ecological momentary assessment evaluation of self-discrepancy theory. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Brown, J.L, Heron, K.E., & Wolff-King, S. (2008, October). Applying for a National Research Service Award (F31). Center for Health and Behavior Seminar Series, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2008, March).  Dying to be thin: The costs in daily life of the pursuit of an idealized figure in young women. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Baltimore, MD.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2007, March).  A comparison of body image discrepancy measurement in the laboratory and daily life. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • Smyth, J.S. & Heron, K.E. (2006, November). Ecological Momentary Assessment [EMA] techniques in the study of eating disorders and body image discrepancies. Social Psychology Brown Bag Series, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
  • Heron, K.E., Smyth, J.M., & Nazarian, D. (2006, March).  The daily influence of mood and stress on asthma symptom reports and peak expiratory flow. Citation poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.
  • Smyth, J.S., Wonderlich, S., Heron, K.E., Sliwinski, M., Crosby, R., & Mitchell, J. (2005, September).  Stress and mood predict binge and vomit behaviors: An ecological momentary assessment study of women with bulimia nervosa. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorder Research Society, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Heron, K.E., Smyth, J.M., Sliwinski, M., Wonderlich, S., Crosby, R., & Mitchell, J. (2005, April).  Daily and momentary mood and stress in bulimia nervosa patients predict binging and vomiting in the natural environment. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Boston, MA.
  • Heron, K.E. & Smyth, J.M. (2004, March). Do retrospective accounts of chronic illness inflate gendered responses? An ecological momentary assessment evaluation.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • American Psychosomatic Society
First Name: 
Kristin
Middle Initial: 
E.
Last Name: 
Heron
Suffix: 
PhD
Image: 
Kristin Heron
Email: 
keheron@psu.edu
Office Phone: 
814-863-0169
Job Titles: 
  • Associate Director, Dynamic Real-Time Ecological Ambulatory Methodologies [DREAM] Initiative, Survey Research Center
  • Research Associate, Biobehavioral Health
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2011, Syracuse University
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology, 2006, Syracuse University
  • B.A. Psychology, 2004, State University of New York at Binghamton
University: 
The Pennsylvania State University
SRC Title: 
Associate Director, Dynamic Real-Time Ecological Ambulatory Methodologies [DREAM] Initiative, Survey Research Center