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Positions

Associate Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Adjunct Professor, UNC Psychology Department

Director, Cervical Cancer-Free NC

 

Affiliations

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC)

Interdisciplinary Health Communication

 

Bio

Vita - NIH biosketch (HPV)

 

Contact information

ntbxunc.edu(change x to @)

Department of Health Behavior

Gillings School of Global Public Health

University of North Carolina
325A Rosenau Hall, CB 7440
Chapel Hill,
NC 27599

T: 919.966.3282
F: 919.966.2921

 

 

 

Research

I study the psychology of decisions about medical tests and vaccines.

 

My research happens in the Health Cognition & Behavior Lab. We pursue theoretical questions that have real world implications for the publicís health.

 

Harms from tests

Few realize that abnormal cancer test results are often errors that can lead to overtreatment and unnecessary anxiety.We are looking at how to reduce use of common medical tests that have more harm than benefit.

Communicating results of genomic tests

We are examining how to communicate about genomic tests for breast cancer recurrence risk.

 

HPV vaccination

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We study reasons why people get HPV vaccines and interventions to increase uptake.HPV papers and surveys.

 

I also direct Cervical Cancer-Free NC, an initiative to end or substantially reduce cervical cancer in North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

New Book

FDAís free guide to risk communication that I co-edited.Download it here.

 

Featured Articles

Direct-to-Consumer genomewide 

profiling. In New England Journal of Medicine Download pdf

 

Predictors of HPV vaccine acceptability: A theory-informed systematic review. In Preventive Medicine, 2007.Download pdf

 

Parentsí health beliefs and HPV vaccination of their adolescent daughters. In Social Science & Medicine, 2009. Download pdf

 

Perspectives on theories of health behavior that focus on individuals. In Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice. Download pdf

 

Meta-analysis of the relationship between risk perception and health behavior: The example of vaccination. In Health Psychology, 2007.Download pdf

 

Systematic Review: The long-term effects of false-positive mammograms.In Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007. Download pdf

 

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Last updated December 11, 2013