Judith Prochaska

Senior Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research Governance and Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

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Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University with the Stanford Prevention Research Center and a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute. A licensed clinical psychologist with addiction medicine privileges, Dr. Prochaska completed her clinical psychology doctoral training and a master's degree in public health at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University and her undergraduate studies at Duke University.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship, UCSF/NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology (2004)
  • Internship, UCSF/Langley Porter, Clinical Psychology (2002)
  • PhD Training: SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (2002) CA
  • MPH, SDSU, Health Promotion (2001)
  • MS, SDSU, Clinical Psychology (1999)
  • BA, Duke University, Psychology (1995)

Awards & Memberships
  • Cooke Award, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators (2007)
  • Health Promotion Student of the Year, Graduate School of Public Health, SDSU (2001)
  • Jarvik-Russell New Investigator Award, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2007)
  • Mentor of the Year, Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium (2011)
  • New Investigator Award, California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (2004-2008)
  • Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award, NIDA's Division of Clinical Neuroscience & Behavioral Research (2009)
  • Paper Citation Awards, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2003 & 2004)
  • Patient-Centered (K23) Career Development Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse (2005-2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (2002-2004)
  • Predoctoral Fellowship Awards, American Cancer Society, California Division (1999-2002)
  • Robert E. Harris Award, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF (2003)
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center (2015)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Director, SPRC’s NHLBI T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in CVD Prevention (2017 - Present)
  • Deputy Director, Stanford Prevention Research Center (2020 - Present)
  • Faculty Co-Chair, Stanford Community Advisory Board for Clinical Research (2015 - 2019)
  • Faculty Director, CHPR Master of Science (MS) Program (2015 - Present)
  • Senior Associate Vice Provost for Clinical Research Governance, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (2022 - 2025)


Specializing In

  • Addiction Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Psychological Conditions
  • Substance Use Disorders

Practice Locations

SHC- Psychiatry Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

401 Quarry Rd

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9111

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