Evidence-based health and well-being for entire populations.

Carol O. Cummins, M.L.I.S., M.Ed.

Sr. Vice President Product Development and Strategy


Carol’s focus is content development ranging from informed decision making, to weight and medication management, to text messaging for the HRI and LifeStyle Management Suite. Carol has participated in qualitative research for a number of SBIRs and contracts. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, a M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island. She has been with Pro-Change since 1999.


Evers, K.E., Paiva, A.P., Johnson, J.L., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., Padula, J. & Gokbayrak, N.S. (2012). Results of a Transtheoretical Model-Based Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Intervention in Middle Schools. Addictive Behaviors, 37(9), 1009-1018.

Johnson, S.S, Cummins,C., Paiva, A., & Brown, J.J. (2012). Measuring effectiveness of continuing medical education using the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change. CE Measure, 6, 32-40.

Johnson, S.S., Cummins, C.O., Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M. & Prochaska, J.O. (2009). Proactive Health Consumerism: Learning from Health Promotion and Integrating with Health Promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion.

Johnson, S.S., Cummins, C.O., & Evers, K.E. (2008). The impact of Transtheoretical Model-based multiple behavior interventions on nutrition. In N.E. Bernhardt & A.M. Kasko (Eds.) Nutrition for Middle-Aged and Elderly. (pp 195-212) Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Johnson, S., Paiva, A.L., Cummins, C.O., Johnson, J.L., Dyment, S.J., Wright, J.A., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., & Sherman, K. (2008). Transtheoretical Model-Based Multiple Behavior Intervention for Weight Management: Effectiveness on a Population Basis. Preventive Medicine, 46, 238-246.

Johnson, J.L., Evers, K.E., Van Marter, D.F., Paiva, A.L., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., Cummins, C.O., & Padula, J.A.. (2006). Prevention profiles: Understanding youth who do not use substances. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 1593-1606.

Levesque, D.A., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.M., & Prochaska, J.O. (2006). Stage of change for making an informed decision about Medicare health plans. Health Services Research, 41, 1372-1391.

Levesque, D.A., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.M., & Prochaska, J.O. (2006).  Randomized trial of stage-based interventions for informed Medicare choices. Health Care Financing Review, 27, 25-40.

Evers, K.E., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M. (2005). Online health behaviors and disease management programs: Are we ready for them? Are they ready for us? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 7, e27.

Cummins, C.O., Evers, K.E., Johnson, J.L., Paiva, A., Prochaska, J.O., & Prochaska, J.M. (2004). Assessing stage of change and informed decision making for internet participation in health promotion and disease management. Managed Care Interface, 17, 27-32.

Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Driskell, M.M., Cummins, C.O., Velicer, W.F. (2003). Strengths and Weaknesses of Health Behavior Change Programs on the Internet. Journal of Health Psychology, 8, 63-70.

Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.O., Driskell, M.M., Evers, K.E.., Wright, J.A., Prochaska, J.M., Velicer, W.F. (2003). Development of Review Criteria to Evaluate Health Behavior Change Websites. Journal of Health Psychology, 8, 55-63.

Levesque, D.L,, Prochaska, J.O., Cummins, C.O., Miranda, D. Terrell, S. (2001). Assessing Medicare Beneficiaries’ Readiness to Make Informed Health Plan Choices. Health Care Financing Review, 23, 87-104.

Evers, K,E., Cummins, C.O., Driskell, M.M., Sarkin, J.A., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., & Velicer, W.F. (March 2001). Impacts on health behavior change of health.com programs. West Kingston, RI: Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.