- Pilot Study Program
Judith Prochaska, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
University of California, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 476-7695
Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor in Residence in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on developing effective treatments for tobacco dependence and other leading health risk factors with a specific focus on populations with co-occurring disorders. Current studies include: (1) an NIMH-funded R01 comparing brief versus extended tobacco cessation interventions initiated in inpatient psychiatry;
(2) a NIDA-funded clinical trial evaluating a multiple risk behavior change intervention with veterans in addictions treatment; (3) a NIDA-funded R34 to evaluate use of Twitter for building social support networks for relapse prevention with smoking cessation; and (4)
TRDRP and FAMRI-funded projects to develop and evaluate tobacco cessation curricula for psychiatry residency and cardiology fellowship training programs. The smoking cessation interventions are comprehensive combining motivational and cognitive behavioral approaches with pharmacotherapy. Dr. Prochaska currently mentors two postdoctoral fellows in the NIDA Postdoctoral Traineeship in Drug Abuse Treatment and Services Research. In 2007, Dr. Prochaska received the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Jarvik-Russell Young Investigator Award and in 2010 was named the NIDA Division of Clinical Neuroscience & Behavioral Research Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award.
Prochaska JJ (2011) Smoking and mental illness: Breaking the link. NEJM, 365, 196-198.
Prochaska, J.J., Pechmann, C., Kim, R., & Leonhardt, J.M. (2011, in press). Twitter=Quitter? An analysis of Twitter quit smoking social networks. Tobacco Control.
Prochaska JJ, Nigg CR, Spring B, Velicer WF, & Prochaska JO (2010) The benefits and challenges of multiple health behavior change in research and in practice. Preventive Medicine, 50, 26-29.
Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Leek D, Hudmon K, Louie AK, Jacobs MH & Hall SM (2008). Evaluation of an evidence-based tobacco treatment curriculum for psychiatry residency training programs. Academic Psychiatry, 32, 484-492.
Prochaska JJ, Hall SM, & Bero L (2008). Tobacco use among individuals with schizophrenia: what role has the tobacco industry played?Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34, 555-567.
Prochaska JJ, Hall SM, Tsoh J, Eisendrath S, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Meisner M,
Humfleet G, Gorecki J (2008). Treating tobacco dependence in clinically depressed smokers: Effect of smoking cessation on mental health functioning. American Journal of Public Health, 98, 446-448.