Cancer Prevention Research Center

Dedicated to helping people change their behavior for living longer, healthier lives


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Transtheoretical Model

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130 Flagg Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2830
FAx: 401-874-5562

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

A Research Organization dedicated to helping people change their behavior for living longer, healthier lives

The primary mission of the Cancer Prevention Research Center is to enhance the quality and quantity of life through prevention of cancer, other chronic diseases and premature death.

The primary means is through basic and applied research and dissemination of our most effective behavior change technologies. Our aim is to develop better solutions to the most common killers and cripplers of our time, namely life-style factors like smoking, substance abuse, high risk sex, unhealthy diets and sedentary life styles.

Our efforts are integrated around a common theme, the Transtheoretical model developed at the CPRC and now recognized internationally as one of the most promising approaches to health promotion. Applying a stage paradigm, we emphasize proactive and interactive interventions for populations at all stages of change and not just the small minority prepared to take action.



60 Minutes to Live: A Longer and Happier Life

Professor Prochaska invites readers to join him on September 13 at 7 pm for an evening where he will combine the power of stories from personal experiences with the power of science from discoveries of the University of Rhode Island’s Cancer Prevention Research Center that produce unprecedented impacts with very brief interventions on the health […]

Radio Interview with Dr. Prochaska

Click Link to listen to a recent interview with Dr. Prochaska made with Keesha Ewers on the Healthy You! Radio show.   This week our guest is Dr. James O. Prochaska. He is Director of Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. To listen to the show […]

Pro-Change’s Founder is in the Top 10 of Eminent Clinical Psychologists

Pro-Change’s Founder is in the Top 10 of Eminent Clincal Psychologists October 15th, 2014 South Kingstown, RI James O. Prochaska, PhD, Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.’s founder, has had impacts in the field that place him in the top 10 most eminent clinical photo-jimprochaska psychologists in the past 70 years. A list of 200 psychologists across […]

Dr. Wayne Velicer

Dr. Wayne F. Velicer received the 2013 Samuel J. Messick Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association.  This award is presented annually to honor an individual who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions within the areas of Division 5: assessment, evaluation, measurement, research methods, and /or statistics.    

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