Jack Finney

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Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Clinical Science
Associate Faculty, Psychological Services Center
Office Hours
By appointment only
Office Address
Office of the Provost
330 Burruss Hall
Office Phone
Curriculum Vitae
Short Bio
My research is focused on psychosocial determinants of health care use, including interventions to improve adherence to medical regimens and regular primary care. Our health services research has identified child, parent, and family factors that are related to high rates of health care use, and many of these factors are indicators of unmet health and mental health needs. I also have an interest in injury prevention, with a special focus on intervention models that reduce the risk of injuries. Beginning in 1990, I began working with Stuart Adler, M.D., Medical College of Virginia, on research designed to prevent the transmission of cytomegalovirus from child to parent, with the goal of preventing developmental and neurological problems associated with maternal CMV infection while pregnant. The common goal of my research is to promote children's health and development by changing risk factors and encouraging protective behaviors.

1998-2007 Psychology, Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
1992-1998 Psychology, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
1987-1992 Psychology, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
1985-1987 Psychiatry, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
1983-1985 Psychiatry, Instructor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
1980-1983 Ph.D. Developmental and Child Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence
1976-1978 M.A. Clinical Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown
1972-1976 B.A. Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Clinical child psychology
Recent Courses Taught

4044 - Advanced Learning