Judith S Gordon, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Biography

Judith S. Gordon, Ph.D., is a professor and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing and a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Gordon received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. She has almost 30 years of experience in tobacco cessation and prevention research, cognitive-behavioral interventions aimed at improving lifestyle behaviors, integrative health, and digital health. Dr. Gordon has been Principal or Co-Investigator on more than 40 projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, NASA, private foundations, and the University of Arizona totaling over $56 M. She has authored or co-authored over 125 publications in peer-reviewed journals, books, chapters, and products. Dr. Gordon has numerous invited presentations, and has presented at more than 135 local, regional, national, and international scientific conferences. She is the recipient of many awards for service, leadership, and mentoring, and was recently nominated for fellowship in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 

Cancer Focus

Dr. Gordon’s focus is on cancer prevention and control through public health tobacco cessation interventions delivered in dental and medical settings, self-help tobacco cessation programs, educational tobacco cessation programs for healthcare practitioners, computer-based tobacco prevention programs, multi-behavioral interventions to address weight, physical activity, and tobacco, integrative tobacco cessation and stress management interventions, and the use of digital health technologies for lifestyle change and medication adherence.