Beth C. Bock, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Beth Bock, PhD, is a professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is a senior research scientist at the Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital. She is an associate editor for the journal Health Psychology, and has served on the board of directors of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and as an associate editor of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. She has served on The Miriam Hospital's Institutional Review Board and serves on study review panels for the Center for Scientific Review at the US National Institutes of Health. 

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Providence, RI 02903


  • Post Graduate:  Tufts University
  • Fellowship:  Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine


Bock, BC., Niaura, R., Fontes, A., & Bock, FR. (1999). Acceptability of computer assessments in minority and underserved smokers. American Journal of Health Promotion, 13, 299-304.

Bock, BC, Becker, B, Niaura, R. & Partridge, R. (2000). Smoking among emergency chest pain patients: Motivation to quit, risk perception and physician intervention. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2, 93-96.

Marcus BH, Napolitano MA, King AC, Lewis BA, Whiteley JA, Albrecht AE, Parisi AF, Bock BC, Pinto BM, Sciamanna C, Jakicic JM & Papandonatos GD. (2007). Telephone versus print delivery of an individualized motivationally-tailored physical activity intervention: Project STRIDE. Health Psychology, 26(4), 401-417.

Marcus BH, Lewis BA, Williams DM, Whiteley JA, Albrecht AE, Jakicic JM, Parisi AF, Hogan JW, Napolitano MA & Bock BC. (2007) Step into Motion: A randomized trial examining the relative efficacy of Internet vs. print-based physical activity interventions. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 28(6), 737-747.

Bock BC, Becker BM & Borrelli BC. (2008). Smoking behavior and risk perception among the parents of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(1), 47-54.

Bock BC, Becker BM, Niaura RS, Partridge R, Fava JL & Trask P. (2008). Smoking cessation among patients in an emergency chest pain observation unit: Outcomes of the Chest Pain Smoking Study (CPSS). Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(10), 1523-32.

Bock BC, Graham AL, Whiteley JA & Stoddard JL. (2008). A review of web-assisted tobacco interventions (WATI). Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10(5), e39.

Bock BC, Hudmon K, Christian J & Bock F. (2010). A tailored intervention to support pharmacy-based counseling for smoking cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 12(3):217-225.

Bock BC, Morrow KM, Becker BM, Williams DM, Tremont G, Gaskins R, Jennings E, Fava J & Marcus BH (2010). Yoga as a complementary treatment for smoking cessation. Rationale, study design and participant characteristics of the Quitting-in-Balance study. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Apr 29: 10-14.

Bock BC, Jennings E, Becker BM & Niaura, RS (2011). Characteristics and predictors of readiness to quit among emergency medical patients presenting with respiratory symptoms. International Journal of Emergency Medicine. 4:24