Faculty and Academic Staff

Associate Professor Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH

JUDITH (JODI) PROCHASKA, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor of medicine at Stanford University. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Prochaska joined the Stanford Prevention Research Center in July 2012, following eight years as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Prochaska received her bachelor's in art 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 bold health solutions that address leading risk behaviors in neglected and disenfranchised individuals and populations. Her current research includes tobacco treatment trials in in-patient psychiatry in the United States and Australia. She is also examining the impact of smoking on employability in California; the use of Twitter and Facebook to build global social networks for quitting smoking; and intervention on multiple risk behaviors with veterans in addictions treatment using mobile and motivational technologies. Her "Psychiatry Rx for Change" curriculum is cited in the 2008 U.S. Clinical Practice Tobacco Treatment Guidelines and disseminated online as part of the "Rx for Change" program, a web-based program. The site has had more than 6,000 registrants with over 125,000 file downloads.