Dr. Judith Gordon Honored with Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco Fellowship

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Judith Gordon, PhD, University of Arizona College of Nursing Associate Dean for Research, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT), Class of 2021.

SRNT is a scientific society whose mission is to stimulate the generation and dissemination of new knowledge concerning nicotine and tobacco in all its manifestations, from cellular to societal, across research disciplines, with the ultimate goal of reducing the harms of tobacco and nicotine containing products around the globe.

The status of SRNT Fellow is a distinction conferred by the Society on members in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Gordon was nominated for the honor because of her unwavering commitment to the cause of tobacco cessation, which includes research, service, education, and advocacy. Dr Gordon’s areas of expertise include the delivery of brief behavioral interventions in a variety of healthcare settings, the use of technology to improve delivery of evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions and tobacco prevention programs, and developing innovative cessation interventions that extend the reach of such programs to underserved tobacco users.


“It’s a great privilege to be named a Fellow by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. I have been a member of and served the Society in many roles over the years. It has grown to be the pre-eminent scientific society in my field. It is truly an honor to be nominated and named a fellow by my distinguished peers," ~ Judith Gordon, PhD


The SRNT Fellowship recognizes Dr. Gordon as a leader in the field of implementing evidence-based guidelines and developing innovative tobacco interventions using technology-based methods and integrative techniques. 

In recent years, Dr. Gordon developed See Me Smoke Free, the first study to develop and evaluate a telephone-based, guided imagery smoking-cessation program. She was also co-developer of Click City: Tobacco, a landmark school-based online tobacco prevention program that addresses the hazards of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices (ENDS), better known as e-cigarettes. Most recently, she developed a new mobile app that address the negative health effects of social isolation by reducing stress and anxiety using a technique called Guided Imagery, which has been used to help people quit smoking,  get into shape, and reduce stress.

“It’s a great privilege to be named a Fellow by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. I have been a member of and served the Society in many roles over the years. It has grown to be the pre-eminent scientific society in my field. It is truly an honor to be nominated and named a fellow by my distinguished peers.”

Dr. Gordon has been the PI or Co-Investigator on more than 40 projects (more than $45M) funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, NASA, private foundations, and the University of Arizona. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, plus books, book chapters, and a variety of products. Dr. Gordon has presented widely at national and international scientific conferences, including many invited presentations. She has served on NIH and other national proposal review committees, editorial boards, and professional societies, and received several local, statewide and national awards for her contributions to science and service.

Dr. Gordon received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon.  She has more than 25 years of experience in lifestyle behavior change research, specializing in tobacco and vaping cessation and prevention. More information about Dr. Gordon’s research is available at: https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/judithg.