Jerry L. Grenard, Ph.D.
Jerry Grenard received his doctorate in Health Behavior Research from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (2008) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles and at RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California.
- Jerry Grenard studies how memory processes influence decision-making in health behaviors. Basic research in cognitive science, neuroscience, and social psychology has shown that our behavior is strongly influenced by associations in memory that can be spontaneously activated by internal or environmental cues. We are working to understand how memories act on the decision-making processes and to develop interventions that take advantage of these implicit memory processes. Jerry has helped apply these principles to the study of substance abuse and HIV risk behavior.
- University of Southern California, Ph.D., 2008
- California State University Los Angeles, M.A., 2002
Recent Research Projects Serving as Assistant Research Professor
- Dual Processes in HIV-Risk Behavior (Alan Stacy, PI)
- Habitual & Neurocognitive Processes in Adolescent Obesity Prevention (Kim Reynolds, PI)
- Functional Imaging of Implicit Marijuana Associations during IAT Performance (Susan Ames, PI)
Recent Research Projects Serving as Postdoctoral Scholar
- Systematic Review of Barriers to Medication Adherence
- Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs