Judith Gordon, PhD

Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Judith S. Gordon, Ph.D., is a native of New York City. In the late 1980’s, she moved to Eugene, Oregon, where she obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Dr. Gordon was a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. Her areas of expertise include public health tobacco cessation interventions delivered in dental and medical settings, web-based self-help tobacco cessation programs, smokeless tobacco cessation, and computer-based tobacco prevention programs. Dr. Gordon has been the PI or Co-Investigator on numerous tobacco cessation and prevention projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has expertise in creating and evaluating educational programs designed to teach healthcare workers how to help their patients quit using tobacco. Dr. Gordon has authored and co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and served on several proposal review committees and editorial boards.

Research Interests: 

mHealth Smoking cessation Health disparities Multi-behavioral interventions Prevention Quality improvement Clinical decision support systems

  • BA: University of Colorado, Anthropology, 1980
  • MIS: New York University, 1987
  • MS: University of Oregon, Clinical Psychology, 1993
  • PhD: University of Oregon, Clinical Psychology, 1996
Honors and Awards
  • Health care innovation award, AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange, 2010
  • Janet Senf Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, 2012
  • National Merit Scholar Finalist, New York, 1976
  • Dean's List, University of Colorado, 1980
  • Graduate with Honors (cum laude), University of Colorado, 1980
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1980
  • Service Award, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2001
  • Outstanding Service Award, Oregon Research Institute, 2009
  • Veteran’s Administration Hospital, 1996-1997