department of psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2193 (p); 401.874.2157 (f)

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Colleen Redding

  • Adjunct Professor, Research Faculty
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Phone: 401.874.4316
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  • Mailing Address: 12W CPRC Building



Colleen A. Redding, Ph.D. is a Research Professor at the Cancer Prevention Research Center and the Psychology Department at the University of Rhode Island. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and chapters on diverse topics in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. Her contributions include developing and evaluating TTM-tailored computer-delivered interventions to single and multiple health behaviors in a range of diverse populations. She is one of the leading researchers using the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of behavior change to improve multiple health risk behaviors, sexual health promotion, sun protection, energy balance, sustainability, stress management, medication adherence and advance care planning. She has been PI on a series of large and small grants examining optimal TTM tailoring of smoking cessation feedback and mediators of health behavior change. She is an editor and reviewer for many high quality health-related journals. She has been a principal or co-investigator on at least 25 successful NIH and CDC research grants summing to more than $80 million dollars.


Peipert JF, Redding CA, Blume J, Allsworth J, Ianucillo K, Lozowski F, Mayer K, Montagno A, Morokoff PJ, & Rossi JS. (in press). Design of a Stage-Matched Intervention Trial to Increase Dual Method Contraceptive Use (Project PROTECT). Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Redding, C.A., Morokoff, P.J., Rossi, J.S., & Meier, K.S. (in press). A TTM-Tailored Condom Use Intervention for At-risk Women and Men. In T. Edgar, S. Noar, & V. Friemuth (Eds.) Communication Perspectives on HIV/AIDS for the 21st Century. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Velicer, W.F., Redding, C.A., Sun, X., & Prochaska, J.O. (in press). Demographic Variables, Smoking Variables, and TTM-Tailored Outcomes Across Five studies of Adults. Health Psychology.

Rossi J.S. & Redding, C.A. (in press) Transtheoretical Model. Encyclopedia of Epidemiology.

Prochaska JJ, Hall SM, Tsoh JY, Eisendrath S, Rossi JS, Redding CA, Rosen AB, Meisner M, Humfleet GL, & Gorecki JA. (in press). Treating Tobacco Dependence in Smokers with Clinical Depression: Impact on Mental Health Functioning. American Journal of Public Health.

Mauriello, L.M., Rossi, J.S., Fava, J., Redding, C.A., Robbins, M., Meier, K.S., & Prochaska, J.O. (in press). Assessment of the Pros and Cons of Stress Management Among Adolescents: Development and Validation of a Decisional Balance Measure. American Journal of Health Promotion.

Norman, GJ, Adams, MA, Calfas, KJ, Covin, J, Sallis, JF, Rossi, JS, Redding, CA, Cella J, & Patrick, K. (in press). A randomized controlled trial of a multicomponent intervention for adolescent sun protection behaviors. Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.

Greene G.W. & Redding, C.A. (2007). Behavioral Theory-based Research. Ch. 22 in E. Monsen (Ed.)  Research: Successful Approaches 3rd Ed. Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association.

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