College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Human Development

Jenifer McGuire

Associate Professor


Areas of Emphasis

Adolescent sexuality, applied developmental research, sexual minority youth, program evaluation


  • Ph. D. University of Arizona, Family Studies and Human Development, 2003
  • MPH Public Health, University of Arizona, 2001
  • M.S. Family Studies, University of Arizona, 1998
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude Communications and Psychology, University of Colorado, 1992


Research and Professional Positions


Post-doctoral Research Associate - Institute for Children, Youth and Families, Mentor Dr. Stephen Russell, U of Arizona


Research Associate - Division of Family Studies / Human Development, U of AZ

1998- 2002

Evaluation Specialist - LeCroy and Milligan Associates


Internship Coordinator - Institute for Children Youth and Families, U of AZ


Program Coordinator – Sexuality Education Evaluation, U of Arizona


Research Assistant - Institute for Behavioral Sciences, U of Colorado


Director of Extended Day and Summer Programming - Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Programs, Boulder County Mental Health Center.


De Vries, A. L. C., McGuire, J. K., Steensma, T. D., Wagenaar, E., Doreleijers, T., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (provisional acceptance, Pediatrics) Prospective young adult outcomes of puberty suppression in transgender adolescents.

Steensma, T. D., McGuire, J. K., Kreukels, B. P. C., Beekman, A. J., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2013) Factors Associated with Desistence and Persistence of Childhood Gender Dysphoria: A Quantitative Follow-up Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Rodgers, K.B., & McGuire, J. (2012). Violence and adolescent sexual risk taking: Do parents and poverty matter? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27 (11), 2091 - 2107.

Toomey, R. 1, McGuire, J. K., & Russell, S. T. (2012). Perceptions of school safety for gender nonconforming peers: Within- and between-school variability in hetero-normative climates. Journal of Adolescence, 35(1) 187-196.

McGuire, J. K. (in press).  Transgender youth.  Encyclopedia of Adolescence.

McGuire, J. K., & Conover-Williams, M. 1, (2010). Creating spaces to support transgender youth. The Prevention Researcher, 17 (4) 17-20.

McGuire, J. K., Anderson, C. R., Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2010).  School climate for transgender youth: A mixed method investigation of student experiences and school responses.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 1175-118.

McGuire, J. K., & Doty, V. (2010).  Innovations in teaching: Students as practitioners in a service learning context.  Michigan Family Review, 14, 110-121.

McGuire, J. K., & Barber, B. L. (2010).  Late adolescent sexual styles: A person centered approach to the multifaceted nature of sexual behavior.  Journal of Sex Research, 47, 301-313.

Broberg, D. M., Broberg, K. A., & McGuire, J. K. (2009).  Policy approaches to offset feed insecurity and obesity at the individual, family, and community level.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 101, 44-49.

Hill, L.G., Parker, L.A., McGuire, J.K., Sage, R.A. (2009). Institutionalising science-based practices in children’s services. Journal of Children’s Services 3, 32-45.

Rodgers, K. B., & McGuire, J. K. (2009).  Poverty and violence as contexts for understanding family process and health risks among sexually experienced youth.  International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 2, 109-117.

Russell, S. T., McGuire, J. K., Lee, S. A., & Larriva, J. C. (2008).  Adolescent perceptions of school safety for students with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents.  Journal of LGBT Youth, 5, 11-27.

Russell, S. T., McGuire, J. K., & Laub, C. (2008).  School climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students: Within- and between-school variability.  In Shinn (Ed.), Social settings for youth (pp. 133-149).  Haworth press.

McGuire, J. K., & Russell, S. T. (2007).  Health care utilization by sexual minority adolescents.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, S28.

McGuire, J. K. & Gamble, W. C. (2006). Community Service For Youth: The Value of Psychological Engagement Over Number of Hours Spent. Journal of Adolescence.

Adam, M. B., McGuire, J. K., Walsh, M., Basta, J. & LeCroy, C. W. (2005). Acculturation as a Predictor of the Onset of Sexual Intercourse among Hispanic Teens and White Teens. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 159, pp 261-265.

McGuire, J. K., Walsh, M. B., & LeCroy, C. W. (2005). Content analyses of Title V Abstinence Only Education Programs. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2:4, pp. 32-41.

Jenifer McGuire






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Human Development
Washington State University
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P.O. Box 644852
Pullman, WA 99164-4852


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