Consumption and addictive behaviors; health behavior decision-making; pedagogy in Public Health.
Jessica S. Kruger, PhD, MCHES, is a health educator whose research focuses on consumption and addictive behaviors, health behavior decision-making and pedagogy in public health. She collaborates with a wide variety of community-based organizations and advises students at the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic and the Seneca-Babcock Community Center, both in the Western New York area. Kruger is the vice-chair of the board of directors for the Society of Student-Run Clinics and focuses on increasing the interprofessional collaboration in free clinics around the U.S. She also serves as a member of the leadership team of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice at UB. Most recently, Kruger has been named a 2021 SUNY Online Ambassador for her enthusiastic, effective virtual teaching and advocacy of online education in the SUNY community. She recently joined the editorial board for the journal Pedagogy and Health Promotion.