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Jessica Kruger

Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Binge-watching, consumption, addictive behaviors, substance use and abuse, health behavior decision-making

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Jessica Kruger is an expert on the public health impacts of addictive behaviors, such as binge-watching.

One of Kruger’s recent studies found a correlation between binge-watching and higher rates of stress, anxiety and depression. She was an invited guest on the National Public Radio program “On Point” for a segment on binge-watching Netflix.

Kruger can also speak to the media about behaviors associated with substance use and abuse, including the “munchies” and “drunchies” — the desire to eat unhealthy foods after heavy use of marijuana or a night of drinking, respectively.

CONTACT:

Jessica Kruger, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

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