Woodhead, Erin L

Associate Professor, Psychology


Preferred: erin.woodhead@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5654

Office Hours

Spring 2024: Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 in DMH 316


  • 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 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.