Faculty Profile: Judith DePue, EDD, MPH

Judith DePue
Judith DePue, EDD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Judith DePue's research interests focus on public health approaches to deliver preventive care and behavioral/lifestyle interventions. She has particular interest in developing interventions for primary care and community settings and with under-served populations. She is currently co-principal investigator (with Stephen McGarvey, PhD) on an niddk funded project using community health workers to support diabetes self management in American Samoa.


Judith DePue's research interests focus on public health approaches to deliver preventive care and behavioral/lifestyle interventions. She has particular interest in developing interventions for primary care and community settings and with under-served populations. She has recently completed a randomized clinical trial on cultural translation of a diabetes self-management intervention. The community health worker and primary care coordinated intervention provides outreach, education, and support to diabetes patients and their families in American Samoa, while aiming to improve diabetes control outcomes and adherence to diabetes care guidelines.



Research Description

Judith DePue, EdD, MPH, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital and a counseling psychologist at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. Her research interests focus on public health approaches to deliver preventive care and behavioral/lifestyle interventions. She has particular interest in developing interventions for primary care and community settings and with under-served populations. In addition to current niddk funded reseach in American Samoa, her recent past research includes several projects, as PI: use of a motivational intervention with parents who smoke and who accompany children in the pediatric emergency department (NCI-funded, J. DePue, PI) and as Co-I: a proactive and sustained telephone counseling intervention for smoking cessation (NCI-funded TTURC Project 3, D Abrams, PI); use of an expert system report to facilitate physician counseling on smoking in New York City primary care offices (AHRQ-funded, W Redd, PI); and a family asthma education project in Providence schools (RWF-funded, R Klein, PI).

Grants and Awards

The Betty Marcus Women's Health Award, for The Miriam Hospital, September, 2012

Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, for exemplary teaching in
Brown Medical School, Bio 371 Medical Interviewing Course,
Awarded July 2001

Teaching Recognition Award, for high student teaching evaluations,
Brown Medical School, awarded June 2005


Society of Behavioral Medicine
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association

Teaching Experience

Her current teaching roles include clinical & research supervision for pre-doctoral clinical psychology residents, and post-doctoral psychology fellows. She is a member of Brown Clinical Psychology Diversity Committee and past chair of this committee.

Selected Publications

  • DePue J., Rosen R., Batts-Turner M., Bereolos N., Goldstein M, House M., Nuusolia O., Tuitle J, Goldstein M., Nu'usolia O, Tuitele, J. McGarvey S. Cultural Translation of Diabetes Self Management Interventions: The American Samoan Experience. Am J Public Health. 2010; 100 (11):2085-2093. (2010)
  • Held RF., DePue J., Rosen R., Bereolos N., M. Goldstein M., House M., Nu'usolia O., McGarvey S. Patient and health care provider views of depressive symptoms and diabetes in American Samoa. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. 2010; 16(4):461-467. (2010)
  • Rosen, R.K, DePue, J., McGarvey, ST. (2008) Overweight and Diabetes in American Samoa: the cultural translation of research into effective health care practice. Rhode Island Medicine, 91 (12), 374-377. (2008)
  • DePue J., Goldstein M., Velicer W., Redding C., Fava J., Sun X., Rakowski W, Kazura A. (2008) Promoting cancer prevention in primary care: patient receipt of counseling in four risk behaviors. Prev. Med. 46:252-259. (2008)
  • Graham AL, Papandonatos GD, DePue JD, Pinto BM, Borrelli B, Neighbors CJ, Niaura R, Buka S, Abrams DB. (2008)Lifetime Characteristics of Participants and Non-participants in a Smoking Cessation Trial: Implications for External Validity and Public Health Impact. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 35:295-307. (2008)
  • Smith M., Cromwell J., DePue J., Spring B., Redd W., Unrod M. (2007) Determining Cost-effectiveness of a computer-based smoking cessation intervention in primary care. Managed Care. 16: 48-55. (2007)
  • DePue, J., McQuaid E., Koinis-Mitchell D., Camillo C., Alario A., Mansell C., Klein B. (2007) Providence school asthma partnership: school-based asthma education for inner-city families. Journal of Asthma, 44:449-53. (2007)
  • DePue J., McCabe B., Kazura A., Becker B., Papandonatos G., Chun T., Emmons K. (2007) Assessment of Parents' Smoking Behaviors at a Pediatric Emergency Department. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 9:33-41. (2007)
  • Unrod M., Smith M., Spring B., DePue J., Redd W., Winkel G. (2007) Randomized controlled trial of a computer-based, tailored intervention to increase smoking cessation counseling by primary care physicians. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 22:478-84. (2007)
  • Smith, M.Y., DePue J., Rini C. (2007) Computerized decision-support systems for chronic pain management in primary care. Pain Medicine. 8:S166-166. (2007)
  • Prochaska J, Velicer W, Redding C, Rossi J, Goldstein M, DePue J, Greene G, Rossi S, Sun X, Fava J, Laforge R, Rakowski W, Plummer B. (2005). Stage-based expert systems to guide a population of primary care patients to quit smoking, eat healthier, prevent skin cancer and receive regular mammograms. Preventive Med. 41, 406-16. (2005)
  • Goldstein MG, Whitlock EP, DePue JD. (2004). Multiple behavioral risk factor interventions in primary care: summary of the research evidence. Am J Prev. Med. 27, (2 Suppl) 61-79. (2004)
  • Park E, DePue J, Goldstein M, Niaura R, Harlow L, Willey C, Rakowski W, Prokhorov A. (2003). Application of the transtheoretical model of change to physicians counseling smokers. Ann Behav Med. 25, (2),120-6. (2003)
  • Goldstein M, Niaura R, Willey C, Kazura A, Rakowski W, DePue J, Park E. (2003). An academic detailing intervention to disseminate physician-delivered smoking outcomes in the Physician Counseling Smokers project. Prev Med. 36, 185-96 (2003)
  • Sciamanna CN, DePue JD, Goldstein MG, Park ER, Gans KM, Monroe AD, Reiss PT. (2002). Nutrition Counseling in the PRx (Promoting Cancer Prevention in Primary Care) Study. Prev Med. 35, (5):437-46. (2002)
  • Niaura R, Spring B, Borrelli B, Hedeker D, Goldstein M, Keuthen N, DePue J, Kristeller J, Ockene J,Prochazka A, Chiles J, Abrams D. (2002). Multicenter Trial of Fluoxetine as Adjunct to Behavioral Smoking CessationTreatment. J Consult & Clin Psychol. 70, 887-896. (2002)
  • Park E, MacDonald Gross N, Goldstein M, DePue J, Hecht J, Eaton C, Niaura R, Dube C. (2002). Physician Recruitment for a community based smoking cessation intervention. Journal of Family Practice., 51:xxx. Accessed at www.jfponline.com/content/2002/01/jfp_0102_00070.asp (2002)
  • Swartz S, Cowen T, DePue J, Goldstein M. (2002). Academic profiling to improve the delivery of tobacco dependence treatment. Nicotine and Tob Res. 4, (Suppl 1) S39-S45. (2002)
  • DePue J, Goldstein J, Schilling A, Reiss P, Papandonatos G, Sciamanna C, Kazura A. (2002). Dissemination of the AHCPR clinical practice guideline in community health centers. Tobacco Control. 11, (4):329-335. (2002)
  • Park E, Eaton C, Goldstein M, DePue J, Niaura R, Guadagnoli E, MacDonald Gross N, Dube C. (2001). The development of a decisional balance measure of physician smoking cessation interventions. Prev Med. 33, 261-267. (2001)
  • Pinto B, Lynn H, Marcus B, DePue J, Goldstein M. (2001). Physician-based activity counseling: intervention effects on mediators of motivational readiness for exercise. Ann Behav Med, 23, 2-10. (2001)
  • Keuthan N, Niaura N, Borrelli B, Goldstein M, DePue J, Murphy C, Gastfriend D, Reiter S, Abrams D. (2000). Comorbidity, smoking behavior, and treatment outcome. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 69, 244-50. (2000)
  • Goldstein M, Pinto B, Marcus B, Lynn H, Jette A, Rakowski W, McDermott S, DePue J, Milan F, Dubé C, Tennestedt S. (1999). Physician-based physical activity counseling for middle-aged and older adults: A randomized trial. Ann Behav Med, 21, 40-47. (1999)
  • Pinto B, Goldstein M, DePue J, Milan F. (1998). Acceptability and feasibility of physician-based activity counseling: The PAL Project. Am J Prevent Med, 15, 95-102. (1998)
  • Wells B, DePue J, Lasater T, Carleton R. (1998). A report on churchsite weight control. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 3, 305-316. (1998)
  • Goldstein M, DePue J, Monroe A, Willey Lessne C, Rakowski W, Prokhorov A, Niaura R, Dubé C. (1998). A population-based survey of physician smoking cessation counseling practices. Prevent Med, 27, 720-9. (1998)
  • Goldstein M, Niaura R, Willey-Lessne C, DePue J, Eaton E, Rakowski W, Dubé C. (1997). Physicians counseling smokers: A population-based survey of patients' perceptions of health care provider-delivered smoking cessation interventions. Arch Intern Med, 157, 1313-9. (1997)
  • Borrelli B, Niaura R, Keuthen N, Goldstein M, DePue J, Murphy C, Abrams D. (1996). Development of a major depressive disorder during smoking cessation treatment. J Clin Psychiatry, 57, 534-8. (1996)
  • Marcus B, Pinto B, Clark M, DePue J, Goldstein M, Silverman L. (1995). Physician-delivered physical activity and nutrition interventions. Med Exerc Nutr Health, 4, 359-68. (1995)
  • DePue J, Clark M, Ruggiero L, Medeiros M, Pera V. Maintenance of weight loss: A needs assessment. Obesity Research, 1995, 3, 241-8. (1995)
  • DePue J, Miller J, Goldstein M. The physicians' challenge in tobacco control. RI Med, 1995, 78, 82-5. (1995)
  • Beiner L, DePue J, Emmons K, Linnan L, Abrams D. (1994). Recruitment of worksites to a health promotion research trial: Implications for generalizability. J Occup Med, 36, 631-6. (1994)
  • Goldstein M, DePue J, Niaura R. (1993). The role of primary care physicians in smoking cessation. Rhode Island Medicine, 76, 515-522. (1993)
  • Lasater T, DePue J, Wells B, Gans K, Bellis J, Carleton R. (1990). The effectiveness and feasibility of delivering nutrition education programs through religious organizations. Health Promot Int, 5, 253-8. (1990)
  • Wells B, DePue J, Buehler C, Lasater T, Carleton R. (1990). Characteristics of volunteers who deliver health education and promotion: A comparison with organization members and program participants. Health Education Quarterly, Spring, 17, 23-35. (1990)
  • DePue J, Wells B, Lasater T, Carleton R. (1990). Volunteers as providers of heart health programs in churches: A report on implementation. Am J Health Promot, 4, 361-6. (1990)
  • DePue J, Wells B, Lasater T, Carleton R. (1987). Training volunteers to conduct heart health programs in churches. Am J Prevent Med, 3, 1-57. (1987)