Judith S. Gordon, PhD

Associate Professor, The University of Arizona, Family and Community Medicine

Co-Chair, Tobacco Cessation, Prevention and Policy research group, (BSSRP)

Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6452
Short Bio: 

Judith S. Gordon, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, Eugene. Prior to coming to Arizona, Dr. Gordon was a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, where she served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2007-2008.

Dr Gordon’s areas of expertise include public health tobacco cessation interventions delivered in dental and medical settings, web-based self-help tobacco cessation programs and educational programs for healthcare practitioners, and computer-based tobacco prevention programs. She has been the PI or Co-Investigator on tobacco cessation and prevention projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Gordon has authored and co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presented widely at national and international scientific conferences. She has served on several proposal review committees and editorial boards, and is currently Chair of the Electronic Communications Committee for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Member Status: 
Research Member
Summary of Research Activity: 
2003-2008  Oregon Research Institute Grant # R01 DA017972 entitled, “Tobacco Quitlines: An Adjunct to Dental Interventions.” Principal Investigator: Judith S. Gordon. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
2005-2009  Oregon Research Institute Grant #R01 CA107442 entitled, “Tobacco Cessation via Public Dental Clinics.” Principal Investigator: Judith S. Gordon. Funded by the National Cancer Institute.
2006-2009  Oregon Research Institute Grant #R21 DA021349 entitled, “Tobacco Cessation via Doctors of Chiropractic.” Principal Investigator: Judith S. Gordon. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
2008-2010  Oregon Research Institute Grant #R42 HL083540 entitled, “WeBREATHe II: Web-Based Respiratory Education About Tobacco and Health.” Principal Investigator: Judith S. Gordon. STTR Phase II, Funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
2008-2010  Oregon Research Institute Grant #R21 CA131461, entitled, “Enhancing Partner Support to Motivate Smokeless Tobacco Users to Quit via the Web.” Principal Investigator: Judith S. Gordon. R21, Funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Selected Publications: 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

In Press
Andrews, J. A., Hampson, S. E., Greenwald, A. G., Gordon, J.S., & Widdop, C. (in press). Using the Implicit Association Test to assess children’s implicit attitudes toward smoking. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Deckter, L., Mahabee-Gittens, E.M. & Gordon, J.S. (in press). Are pediatric emergency department nurses delivering tobacco cessation advice to parents? Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Gordon, J.S., Albert, D.A., Crews, K.C., & Fried, J. (in press). Tobacco education in dentistry and dental hygiene. Drug and Alcohol Review.
Mahabee-Gittens, M., Gordon, J.S., Leonard, A., & Grugh, M. (in press). A pilot study of the effectiveness and acceptability of an emergency department smoking cessation intervention. Nicotine and Tobacco Research.
Mahabee-Gittens, E.M., Ding, L., Gordon, J.S., & Huang, B. (in press). Do youth hear what parents think they say about tobacco? Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Vaughn L, Gordon JS. (in press). Youth and Their Parents’ Views on the Acceptability and Design of a Video-Based Tobacco Prevention Intervention. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.
Robinson, S.T., Albert D.A., Gordon J.S., & Williams S. (2009) Current status of tobacco cessation education in United States dental schools, Journal of the William Jarvie Society, 52: 47. (The Journal of the William Jarvie Society, a student research journal, is published by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY).
Severson, H.H., Peterson, A.L., Andrews, J.A., Gordon, J.S., Cigrang, J.A., Danaher, B.G., Hunter, C.M., Barckley, M.F. (2009). Smokeless tobacco cessation in military personnel: A randomized controlled trial.Nicotine & Tobacco Research. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntp057.
Gordon, J.S., Biglan, T., & Smolkowski, K. (2008). The impact on tobacco use of branded youth antitobacco activities and family communications about tobacco. Prevention Science, 9, 73-87.
Houston, T.K., Richman, J.S., Coley, H.L., Ray, M.N., Allison, J.J., Gilbert, G.H., Gordon, J.S., & Kiefe, C.I. (2008). Does delayed measurement affect patient reports of provider performance? Implications for performance measurement of medical assistance with tobacco cessation: A dental PBRN study. BMC Health Services Research, 8, 100. PMID: 18466617.
Mahabee-Gittens, M. & Gordon, J.S. (2008). Review of adult smoking cessation interventions conducted in the emergency department and application to the pediatric emergency department setting. US Respiratory Disease, 125-128.
Mahabee-Gittens, M. & Gordon, J.S. (2008). Acceptability of tobacco cessation interventions in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care, 24, 214-216.

Severson, H.H., Gordon, J.S., Danaher, B.G., & Akers, L.A. (2008). ChewFree.com: Evaluation of a Web-based cessation program for smokeless tobacco users. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10, 381-391. PMID:18236303

Collaborative Research: 
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene OR
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH
Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, New York NY
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS
InterVision Media, Eugene OR
Deschutes Research Inc., Eugene OR
Jacobi Medical Center, New York NY
Montefiore Medical Center, New York NY
Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center, Jackson MS
University of Colorado, Denver Children’s Hospital, Denver CO
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

Professional Information

Professional Affiliations: 
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Comprehensive Member, Arizona Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
American Dental Education Association
Society for Behavioral Medicine
Society for Prevention Research
Phi Beta Kappa
Graduate with Honors (cum laude), University of Colorado, 1980
Dean's List, University of Colorado, 1977-1980
National Merit Scholar Finalist, 1976

Academic Information

Master's Degree: 
University of Oregon, 1993. M.S., Clinical Psychology
Undergraduate School: 
University of Colorado, 1980. B.A., Anthropology