Faculty and Academic Staff

Professor Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH

JUDITH (JODI) PROCHASKA, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and a licensed clinical psychologist with addiction medicine privileges at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Prochaska is Deputy Director of SPRC, co-Director of SPRC’s T32 postdoctoral training program in cardiovascular disease prevention, and the Faculty Director for Stanford’s Master of Science Program in Community Health and Prevention Research. Dr. Prochaska received her bachelor's degree from Duke University and completed doctoral training in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University, where she also completed a master's degree in public health.

Dr. Prochaska's work centers on identifying health solutions that address leading risk behaviors in neglected and disenfranchised individuals and populations. Her research spans community-based epidemiologic studies, randomized controlled treatment trials, and policy analysis. With attention to health equity, communities of interest include Alaska Native men and women, people with mental illness or alcohol and drug problems, the unemployed, the uninsured, and the unhoused. Dr. Prochaska has over 250 publications, serves on the editorial board for JAMA Internal Medicine, and was a contributing author to the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking Cessation. She is a fellow and past president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), the international scientific society aimed at stimulating the generation and dissemination of new knowledge concerning nicotine and tobacco from bench to bedside, through to health policy.