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Scenes from the Cancer Prevention Research Center

James O. Prochaska, Ph.D.

Director, CPRC, URI
Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, URI



James O. Prochaska is Director of Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island.

He is the author of over 300 publications, including three books, Change for Good (Purchase @ Amazon), Systems of Psychotherapy (Purchase @ Amazon) and The Transtheoretical Approach.

He is internationally recognized for his work as a developer of the stage model of behavior change.  He is the principal investigator on over $60 million dollars in research grants for the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Dr. Prochaska has won numerous awards including the Top Five Most Cited Authors in Psychology from the American Psychology Society, an Innovator’s Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is the first psychologist to win a Medal of Honor for Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society.