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Sara S. Johnson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, CPRC, URI


Sara S. Johnson

Sara Johnson received her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo in 1993, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1998.

She began her work at the Cancer Prevention Research Center as a research assistant in 1993 and joined Pro-Change in September, 1998. She has been involved with the application of the Transtheoretical Model to a variety of health behaviors and has expertise in the development of expert system interventions and counselor protocols, measurement development, and data analysis.

Sara's experience bridges grant-funded research, the development of adjunctive interventions for commercial products (e.g., the Nicotrol Patch), and development and delivery of clinical interventions. She led efforts that resulted in Pro-Change receiving funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases to examine the efficacy of population-based adherence and weight management interventions.

Her primary areas of research and clinical interest include multiple risk interventions, weight management, medication adherence, and health behavior change.