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Healthy Couples Lab

Jennalee Wooldridge, M.A.


Jennalee received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Mental and Physical Health Research from San Diego State University. She is interested in understanding the interaction between physiological and psychological factors as they relate to health behaviors and outcomes in populations with chronic illnesses.

Jennalee is currently a second year PhD student in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver. As a part of Dr. Ranby’s lab, she is working on projects examining health behaviors of engaged couples and in prostate cancer patients and their partners.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Wooldridge, J. S., Vasserman-Stokes, E., Cronan, T. A., & Sadler, M. (2013). The effects of the severity and probable mortality of a chronic illness on the likelihood of hiring a health care advocate for different types of services. Journal of Family and Community Health.

Price, J. M. & Wooldridge, J. S. (2012). Technology-based weight control interventions for reducing cancer risk in children. Practice of Behavior Medicine and Rehabilitation, 25, Supp. 9-22.

Franks, H. M., Cronan, T.A., Santoro, M. S., Roesch, S. C., Devos-Comby, L., Wooldridge, J. S., Rebecca N. Adams, R. N. (2012). Is coping goodness-of-fit related to depression and mood disturbance in women with Fibromyalgia? Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 20(3), 183-193.

Sarkin, A. J., Tally, S. R. Wooldridge, J. S., Choi, K., Shieh, M., & Kaplan, R. (2013). Gender differences in adapting driving behavior to accommodate visual health limitations. Journal of Community Health, epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s10900-013-9730-9.


Wooldridge, J. S., Vasserman-Stokes, E., Cronan, T. A., & Sadler, M. (2013). The effects of the severity and probable mortality of a chronic illness on the likelihood of hiring a health care advocate for different types of services. Journal of Family and Community Health.

Price, J. M. & Wooldridge, J. S. (2012). Technology-based weight control interventions for reducing cancer risk in children. Practice of Behavior Medicine and Rehabilitation, 25, Supp. 9-22.

Franks, H. M., Cronan, T.A., Santoro, M. S., Roesch, S. C., Devos-Comby, L., Wooldridge, J. S., Rebecca N. Adams, R. N. (2012). Is coping goodness-of-fit related to depression and mood disturbance in women with Fibromyalgia? Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 20(3), 183-193.

Santoro, M. S., Van Liew, C., Cronan, T. A., Franks, H. M., Adams, R. N., Roesch, S. C., Wooldridge, J. S., & Tomita, M. (2014). Physical function and quality of well-being in fibromyalgia: the applicability of the goodness-of-fit hypothesis. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine 2(1), 496-508.

Sarkin, A. J., Tally, S. R. Wooldridge, J. S., Choi, K., Shieh, M., & Kaplan, R. (2013). Gender differences in adapting driving behavior to accommodate visual health limitations. Journal of Community Health, epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s10900-013-9730-9.

Lale, R., Sklar, M., Wooldridge, J., & Sarkin, A. (2014). Gender congruence moderates beliefs about the causes of alcohol dependence and major depression. International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions, epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s11469-013-9465-y

Robillos, E., Lale, R., Wooldridge, J., Heller, R., Sarkin, A. (2014). Gender differences in the relative importance of mental health satisfaction domains. Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning, 43 (9-15). Doi: 10.1016/j.valprogplan.2013.10.003

Van Liew, C., Wooldridge, J. S., Kothari, D. J., & Cronan, T. A. (Accepted for publication). Ethnic differences in perceptions of the severity of Alzheimer’s disease: Implications for seeking assistance in caring for an ill parent. California Journal of Health Promotion.

Manuscripts in Progress

Van Liew, C., Santoro, M., Wooldridge, J., & Cronan, T. A. (Revised and resubmitted) “Experience keeps a dear school”: The effects of Ethnicity and Caregiving Experience on Hiring a Healthcare Advocate. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

Ranby, K. W., Wooldridge, J. S., & vanDellen, M. R. (Submitted for publication). Reports from engaged couples on their own and partner’s health behaviors, statuses, goals, and expectations. Psychology and Health.

Ross, K. M., Ranby, K. W., & Wooldridge, J. S., Robertson, C., & Lipkus, I. M. (In Progress). Effects of physical and mental health on relationship satisfaction: A dyadic, longitudinal examination of couples facing prostate cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.

Professional Presentations

Wooldridge, J. S., Ross, K., Ranby, K. W., Robertson, C., & Lipkus, I. M. (2014). Understanding mental health in partners of prostate cancer patients in the year following treatment. Poster presented at the 2014 Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wooldridge, J. S., Vasserman-Stokes, E., & Cronan, T. (2013). The effect of chronic illness and family support on the likelihood of hiring a health care advocate. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

Wooldridge, J. S., Lale, R., and Sarkin, A. (2013). Gender congruence moderates the beliefs about the causes of alcohol dependence and major depression. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

Wooldridge, J. S. & Cronan, T. (2012). Gender differences in emotion-focused coping among osteoarthritis patients. Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Adams, R. N., Wooldridge, J. S., & Cronan, T. (2012). Does appraised risk and susceptibility mediate the relationship between health locus of control and intentions to be screened for CRC? Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Troup, N., Faxon, K., Wooldridge, J. S. & Cronan, T. (2012). Factors related to hiring a health care advocate for a parent. Poster presented at the 2012 Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wooldridge, J. S., Eloi, B. & Cronan, T. (2012). Advisory and supportive services for people with Alzheimer’s. Poster presented at the 2012 Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wooldridge, J. S., Brown, K., Santoro, M., & Cronan, T. (2011). Factors Influencing the likelihood of hiring a pediatric health care advocate. Poster presented at the 2011 Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Dinh, E., Brown, K., Wooldridge, J. S., & Cronan, T. (2010). Effects of physical activity and coping styles on health status. Psi Chi Award Winning Poster presented at the 2010 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, C.A.