Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Osher Center
Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from Dartmouth, and her MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley.
Her research is focused on emotion and coping in the context of health-related chronic stress. Using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, she examines how people with chronic illnesses appraise and cope with the illness-related stress and how these processes are related to well-being. She has developed an emotion regulation intervention designed to improve adaptation to serious life stress and has received funding from NIMH to test the intervention in people newly diagnosed with HIV. The intervention has been adapted and is currently undergoing pilot testing in people living with other serious life stress.