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About Judith K. Ockene

Dr. Judith K. Ockene, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.A., is Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, and Associate Vice Provost for Gender and Equity at UMass Medical School. Some of her research interests include the prevention and management of chronic illness, women's health, the relationship of lifestyle behaviors to disease, and patient-centered counseling. She has been the Principal Investigator on numerous NIH studies including the national Women's Health Initiative.

Positions

Present Associate Vice Provost for Gender and Equity, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive & Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Professor and Chief, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
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Honors and Awards

  • Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Service, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2013)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award (2009)
  • Katharine F. Erskine Mentoring Award for Women in Medicine & Science (2008)
  • Mentor Award, Women’s Faculty Committee, UMASS Medical School (2006)
  • Member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2003-2008)


Contact Information

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
PHONE: 508-856-2316


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