Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Associate Professor SDSU Behavioral Medicine / Experimental Psychopathology
Address 619-594-2245 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120


Graduate Institution

Saint Louis University

Research Description

Dr. Blashill’s research focuses on the role body image plays in influencing health behaviors (e.g., sexual risk behaviors, HIV medication adherence, anabolic steroid misuse, skin cancer risk behaviors, depression, and eating pathology). He examines these behaviors across multiple populations, including gay and bisexual men, adolescent boys, emerging adults, and individuals living with HIV.

Representative Publications
  • Blashill, A. J., Safren, S. A., Wilhelm, S., Jampel, J., Taylor, S. W., O’Cleirigh, C., & Mayer, K. H. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy for body image and self-care (CBT-BISC) in sexual minority men living with HIV: A randomized controlled trial. Health Psychology, 36, 937-946.

  • Blashill, A. J., Calzo, J. P., Griffiths, S., & Murray, S. B. (2017). Anabolic steroid misuse among U.S. adolescent boys: Disparities by sexual orientation and race/ethnicity. American Journal of Public Health, 107, 319-321.

  • Blashill, A. J., & Calzo, J. P. (in press). Sexual minority children: Mood disorders and suicidality disparities. Journal of Affective Disorders.

  • Blashill, A. J., Rooney, B. M., Luberto, C. M., Gonzales IV, M., & Grogan, S. (in press). A brief facial morphing intervention to reduce skin cancer risk behaviors: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Body Image.

  • Blashill, A. J., Brady, J. P., Rooney, B. M., Rodriguez-Diaz, C. E., Horvath, K., Blumenthal, J., Morris, S., Moore, D. J., & Safren, S. A. (in press). Syndemics and the PrEP cascade: Results from a sample of young Latino MSM. Archives of Sexual Behavior.