Cancer Prevention Research Center

James O. Prochaska

James O. Prochaska, Ph.D is internationally recognized for his work as a developer of the stage model of behavior change. He is the principal investigator on over $60 million dollars in research grants for the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases.

He has had impacts in the field that place him in the top 10 most eminent clinical psychologists in the past 70 years.

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.