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Jesse L. Boring




Boring’s primary research interests are the development, evaluation, and dissemination of online mental health programs for children and families. He is particularly interested in asynchronous online approaches built to maximize scalability and engagement. He has been the lead developer of several online mental health programs including his program Children of Divorce – Coping with Divorce (CoD-CoD), which is the only existing evidence-based online program for children and adolescents. Boring’s primary teaching interests are in using active learning methods to foster the skills and knowledge needed to effectively consume and conduct research particularly with respect to the development of mental health programs.


  • PhD, MA, Arizona State University

  • BS, Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Development and evaluation of online prevention programs.
  • Enhancing engagement in online prevention and intervention programs.
  • Prevention of the negative consequences of family disruptions.
  • Fostering adolescent coping skills as a prevention strategy.