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About Erin L. Woodhead

Dr. Woodhead holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University (2009). Before joining the SJSU Psychology Department, Dr. Woodhead completed clinical and research postdoctoral training in geropsychology and geriatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her research interests include health care decision making among older adults, interventions to facilitate mental health treatment among older adults, and increasing aging content in undergraduate and graduate psychology curricula.
Dr. Woodhead’s scholarly work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Psychology and Aging, International Psychogeriatrics, Aging and Mental Health, and the American Journal of Health Behavior. She has received funding from the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making to study how older adults decide to initiate treatment for depression, and from the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs to study career decision making of clinical and counseling graduate students. Dr. Woodhead is on the editorial board of Medical Decision Making and serves on the board of The Society of Clinical Geropsychology (APA Division 12, Section II).


Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Psychology

Curriculum Vitae



2009 PhD, West Virginia University ‐ Clinical Psychology
2006 MS, West Virginia University ‐ Clinical Psychology
2004 BS, Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus ‐ Human Development and Family Studies

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Peer-Reviewed Publications (17)

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications (6)