Erin Woodhead

Spartan Spirit Head

Co-Chair for Program Planning



Dr. Woodhead has served as the Program Planning Committee co-chair since fall 2021 and as a committee member since Fall 2017. She joined the SJSU Psychology Department in 2012. She is a licensed psychologist and 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.

Dr. Woodhead's research interests are in the areas of substance use and treatment utilization in adulthood, particularly among older adults, and mental health in midlife and older adulthood. She has edited a Psychology of Aging textbook (Springer, 2018) and has a book forthcoming on alcohol problems among older adults. She teaches undergraduate classes in aging, clinical psychology, and abnormal psychology, and graduate courses in ethics, addictions, and lifespan development.