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Joseph Rossi

Joseph Rossi


Director of Research, Cancer Prevention Research Center

Behavioral Science

Office: CPRC 5W
Phone: 874-5983
Personal website:

Educational Background

Ph.D. 1984, University of Rhode Island B.A. 1975, Rhode Island College

Research Interests

multiple health behavior change
sun exposure & skin cancer prevention
computer tailored intervention systems
transtheoretical model
quantitative methods (meta-analysis, power analysis, structural equation modeling)

Professional Interests

Honors and Awards

Selected Publications

Graduate Student Research

Stephan, C. (2008).The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Decisional Balance for Stress Management and Exercise Behavior in an Adolescent Population: A Cross-Lagged Panel Analysis.
Doctoral Dissertation

Yeh, Y. (2005).Applicability of the Transtheoretical Model in Weight Management in an Adolescent Population in Taiwan.
Doctoral Dissertation

Hall, K. (2004).A Meta-Analytic Examination of Decisional Balance Across Stage Transitions: A Cross-Sectional Analysis and Longitudinal Cross-Validation.
Doctoral Dissertation

Mauriello, L. (2003).Stress Management During Pregnancy: An Investigation of the Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Cognitive Correlates.
Doctoral Dissertation

Ward, R. (2002).Highly Significant Findings in Psychology: A Power and Effect Size Survey.
Doctoral Dissertation

Johnson, J. (2001).Integrating the Transtheoretical model.
Doctoral Dissertation

Maddock, J. (1999).Statistical Power and Effect Size in the Field of Health Psychology.
Doctoral Dissertation

Nigg, C. (1999).Predicting, Explaining and Understanding Adolescent Exercise Behavior Using Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Approaches.
Doctoral Dissertation