Judith Prochaska, PhD, MPH

Judith Prochaska, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF; Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University


Phone: (415) 476-7695 (voice)
Box 0984, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984


Duke University, Durham, NC, BA, 1992-1995, Psychology
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, MS, 1996-1999, Clinical Psychology
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, MPH, 1996-2001, Public Health
Joint Doctoral Program at San Diego State University & University of California, San Diego, PhD, 1996-2002 Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship, 2001-2004, Clinical Psychology

Professional Experience

  • 2002-2004
    NIDA-Funded Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
  • 2004-2008
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
  • 2004-present
    Program Member, Tobacco Control Program, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2008-2013
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
  • 2013-present
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
  • 2013-present
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford Univ        

Honors & Awards

  • 1994-1995
    Human Development & Undergraduate Research Grants, Duke University
  • 1995
    Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Duke University
  • 1997-1998
    Harry E. Hamber Academic Scholarship, SDSU
  • 1997-1998
    Student Oncology Grant, American Cancer Society, California Division
  • 1999
    Statistical Methods in Psychology course rated #49 of 6,149 classes (<1st percentile) in a survey of the top classes at SDSU
  • 1999-2000
    Trowbridge Academic Scholarship, SDSU
  • 1999-2000
    Dissertation Research Grant, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1999-2002
    Predoctoral Fellowship Awards, American Cancer Society, California Division
  • 2001
    Health Promotion Student of the Year, Graduate School of Public Health, SDSU
  • 2002-2003
    Fellow Representative of the Clinical Psychology Training Program, UCSF
  • 2002, 2003
    San Francisco Treatment Research Center Pilot Study Grants
  • 2002-2004
    Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
  • 2003, 2004
    Paper Citation Awards, Society of Behavioral Medicine 24th and 25th Annual Meetings
  • 2003
    Robert E. Harris Award, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
  • 2004-2008
    New Investigator Award, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
  • 2005-present
    Patient-Centered (K23) Career Development Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • 2007
    Jarvik-Russell New Investigator Award, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
  • 2007
    UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • 2010
    NIDA's Division of Clinical Neuroscience & Behavioral Research Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award

Selected Publications

  • Sallis JF, Prochaska JJ, Taylor WC, Hill JO & Geraci HC (1999). Correlates of physical activity in a national sample of girls and boys in grades four through twelve. Health Psychology, 18, 410-415.
  • Sallis JF, Prochaska JJ & Taylor WC (2000). A review of correlates of physical activity of children and adolescents. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 32, 963-975.
  • Prochaska JJ, Zabinski MF, Calfas KJ, Sallis JF & Patrick K (2000). PACE+: Interactive communication technology for behavior change in clinical settings. American Journal Preventive Medicine, 19, 127-31.
  • Prochaska JJ, Sallis JF, Sarkin JA & Calfas KJ (2000). Examination of the factor structure of physical activity behaviors. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 53, 866-874.
  • Prochaska JJ, Sallis JF & Long B (2001). A physical activity screening measure for use with adolescents in primary care. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 155, 554-559.
  • Acton GS, Prochaska JJ, Kaplan AS, Small T & Hall SM (2001). Depression and stages of change for smoking in psychiatric outpatients. Addictive Behaviors, 26, 621-631.
  • Prochaska JJ, Sallis JF & Rupp J (2001). Screening measure for assessing dietary fat intake with adolescents. Preventive Medicine, 33, 699-706.
  • Prochaska JJ, Watanabe M & Sallis JF (2002). Association of parent and peer support with adolescent physical activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73, 206-210.
  • Prochaska JJ, Sallis JF, Griffith B, & Douglas J (2002). Physical activity levels among Barbadian youth and comparison to a U.S. sample. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 9, 360-372.
  • Prochaska JJ, Sallis JF, Slymen DJ & McKenzie TL (2003). A longitudinal study of children's enjoyment of physical education. Pediatric Exercise Science, 15, 170-178.
  • Prochaska JJ & Sallis JF (2004). Reliability and validity of a fruit and vegetable screening measure for adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 163-165.
  • Prochaska JJ, & Sallis JF (2004). A randomized controlled trial of single versus multiple health behavior change: Promoting physical activity and nutrition among adolescents. Health Psychology, 23, 314-318.
  • Prochaska JJ, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Tsoh JY, Humfleet GL, Eisendrath SJ, Meisner MR & Hall SM (2004). Depressed smokers and stage of change: Implications for treatment interventions. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 76, 143-151.
  • Prochaska JJ, Gill P, & Hall SM (2004). Treatment of tobacco use in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Psychiatric Services, 55, 1265-1270.
  • Prochaska JJ, Delucchi K & Hall SM (2004). A meta-analysis of smoking cessation interventions with individ-uals in substance abuse treatment or recovery. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 72, 1144-56.
  • Prochaska JJ, Gill P, & Hall SM (2005). Identification and treatment of substance misuse on an inpatient psychiatry unit. Psychiatric Services, 56, 347-349.
  • Prochaska JJ, Sorensen JL, Hall SM, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Eisendrath SJ & Meisner MR (2005). Predictors of health functioning in two high-risk samples of smokers. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 78, 169-175.
  • Humfleet GL, Prochaska JJ, Mengis M, Cullen J, Munoz R, Reus V & Hall SM (2005). Preliminary evidence of the association between the history of childhood attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder and smoking treatment failure. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 7, 453-460.
  • Prochaska JJ, & Sallis JF (2005). Channels for delivering behavioral programs. In L.A. Kaminsky (Ed.), ACSM Resource Manual for Exercise Testing and Prescription (5th edition). pp 558-564. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.
  • Prochaska JJ, Fromont S & Hall SM (2005). How prepared are psychiatry residents for treating nicotine dependence? Academic Psychiatry, 29, 256-261.
  • Prochaska JJ, Fletcher L, Hall SE & Hall SM (2006). Return to smoking following a smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization. American Journal on Addictions, 15(1), 15-22. PMID: 16449089
  • Prochaska JJ, Velicer WF, Prochaska JO, Delucchi K & Hall SM (2006). Comparing intervention outcomes in smokers treated for single versus multiple behavioral risks. Health Psychology, 25(3), 380-8. PMID: 16719610
  • Hall SM, Tsoh JY, Prochaska JJ, Eisendrath S, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Meisner M, Humfleet GL, Gorecki JA (2006). Treatment for cigarette smoking among depressed mental health outpatients: A randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Public Health. 96(10), 1808-14. PMCID: PMC1586139
  • Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Louie AK, Jacobs MH & Hall SM (2006). Training in tobacco treatments in psychiatry: A national survey of psychiatry residency training directors. Acad Psychiatry, 30(5), 372-78. PMID: 17021144.
  • Prochaska JJ, Leek DN, Hall SE & Hall SM (2007). Cognitive interviews for measurement evaluation of the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) in smokers with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 32(4), 793-802. PMID: 16839695.
  • Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Banys P, Eisendrath SJ, Horowitz MJ, Jacobs MH, Hall SM (2007). Addressing nicotine dependence in psychodynamic psychotherapy: Perspectives from residency training. Academic Psychiatry. 31(1), 8-14. PMID: 17242046.
  • Prochaska JJ, Teherani A & Hauer KE (2007). Medical students' use of the stages of change model in tobacco cessation counseling. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(2), 223-7. PMC1824739.
  • Prochaska JJ, Hall SM, Tsoh JY, Eisendrath S, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Meisner M, Humfleet GL, Gorecki JA (2008). Treating tobacco dependence in clinically depressed smokers: effect of smoking cessation on mental health functioning. Am J Public Health; 98(3), 446-8. PMC2253568
  • Prochaska JJ, Spring B, Nigg CR (2008). Multiple health behavior change research: An introduction and overview. Preventive Medicine; 46(3), 181-8. PMCID: PMC2288583.
  • Prochaska JJ, Velicer WF, Nigg CR & Prochaska JO (2008). Methods of quantifying change in multiple risk factor interventions. Preventive Medicine, 46(3), 260-5. PMCID: PMC2288581
  • Hall SM, Humfleet GL, Gorecki JA, Munoz RF, Reus VI, Prochaska JJ (2008). Older versus younger treatment-seeking smokers: Differences in smoking behavior, drug and alcohol use, and psychosocial and physical functioning. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 10(3), 463-70. PMID: 18324565.
  • Prochaska JJ, Schane R, Leek D, Hall SE, Hall SM (2008). Investigation into the cause of death of a 56-year-old man with serious mental illness. Am J Psychiatry, 165(4), 453-6. PMCID: PMC2728455
  • Shmueli D, Fletcher L, Hall SE, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ (2008). Changes in psychiatric patients' thoughts about quitting smoking during a smoke free hospitalization. Nic&Tob Res, 10(5), 875-81 PMID: 18569762; NIHMS131450
  • Hendricks PS, Prochaska JJ, Humfleet G & Hall SM (2008). Evaluating the validities of different DSM-IV-based conceptual constructs of tobacco dependence. Addiction, 103(7), 1215-23. PMC2744341
  • Prochaska JJ, Hall SM, Humfleet G, Munoz R, Reus V, Gorecki J & Hu D (2008). Physical activity as a strategy for maintaining tobacco abstinence: a randomized trial. Pre Med, 47(2), 215-20. PMC2536696
  • Prochaska JJ, Hall SM & Bero L (2008). Tobacco use among individuals with schizophrenia: what role has the tobacco industry played? Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34(3), 555-67 PMCID: PMC2632440.
  • Myers MG & Prochaska JJ (2008). Does smoking intervention influence adolescent substance use disorder treatment outcomes? Substance Abuse, 29(2), 81-88. PMCID: PMC2721717
  • 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(6): 484-492. PMCID: PMC2705754
  • Prochaska JJ, Hall SE & Hall SM (2009). Stage-tailored tobacco cessation treatment in inpatient psychiatry. Psychiatric Services. 60(6): 848 PMCID: PMC2705755
  • Hall SM & Prochaska JJ (2009). Treatment of smokers with co-occurring disorders: emphasis on integration in mental health and addiction treatment settings. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 5: 490-31. PMCID: PMC2718730
  • Hall SM, Humfleet GL, Munoz RF, Reus VI, Robbins JA & Prochaska JJ (2009). Extended treatment of older cigarette smokers. Addiction 104(6):1043-52. PMCID: PMC2718733
  • Shmueli D & Prochaska JJ (2009). Resisting tempting foods and smoking behavior: implications from a self-control theory perspective. Health Psychology. 28(3):300-6 PMCID: PMC2736876
  • Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Hudmon K & Cataldo JK (2009). Designing for dissemination: development of an evidence-based tobacco treatment curriculum for psychiatry training programs. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 15(1):24-31 PMCID: PMC2706546
  • Ramo D, Myers MG, Prochaska JJ (2009). Intentions to quit smoking among youth in substance abuse treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 106(1):48-51 PMCID: PMC2815104
  • Prochaska, J.J. (2009). Ten critical reasons for treating tobacco dependence in inpatient psychiatry. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association, 15, 404-409. NIHMS184264.
  • Cataldo JK, Prochaska JJ & Glantz SA (2010). Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease: an analysis controlling for tobacco industry affiliation. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 19(2):465-80 PMID: 20110594
  • 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(1-2):26-9 PMCID: PMC2813890
  • Ramo, D., Hall, S.M., & Prochaska, J.J. (2010). Reaching young adult smokers through the internet: comparison of three recruitment mechanisms. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 12, 768-775.
  • Shmueli, D., Prochaska, J.J., & Glantz, S.A. (2010). The effect of exposure to smoking scenes in films on immediate smoking: a controlled laboratory study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 38(4):351-358. PMID: 20307802
  • Prochaska, J.J. (2010). Failure to treat tobacco use in mental health and addiction treatment settings: A form of harm reduction? Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 110, 177-182.
  • Catlado, J.K., Dubey, S., Prochaska, J.J. (2010). Smoking cessation: an integral part of lung cancer treatment. Oncology, 78, 289-301.
  • Hickman, N.J., Delucchi, K, & Prochaska, J.J. (in press). A population-based examination of cigarette smoking and mental illness for African Americans. Nicotine and Tobacco Research.