Woodhead, Erin L

Associate Professor, Psychology


Preferred: erin.woodhead@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5654

Office Hours

Spring 2021: Tuesdays 10-12 on Zoom and by appointment

Current CV (updated January 2021)


  • Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania St Univ Main Camp, Pennsylvania, United States, 2004
  • Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, West Virginia Univ, West Virginia, United States, 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, West Virginia Univ, West Virginia, United States, 2009

Licenses and Certificates

  • Licensed Psychologist PSY 24802, California, United States, 2012


Dr. Woodhead 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 three areas: 1) substance use across the lifespan, 2) use of mental health services among older adults, and 3) mental health problems, disabilities, and accommodations among college students. She recently co-edited a Psychology of Aging textbook (Springer, 2018). She teaches undergraduate classes in aging, clinical psychology, and abnormal psychology, and graduate courses in ethics, addictions, and lifespan development.