Noel T. Brewer, PhD †
Associate Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Adjunct Professor, UNC Psychology Department
Director, Cervical Cancer-Free NC
Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC)
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Department of Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
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.†
FDAís free guide to risk communication that I co-edited.† Download it here.†
Direct-to-consumer genomewide profiling. In New England Journal of Medicine.
Predictors of HPV vaccine acceptability: A theory-informed systematic review.† In Preventive Medicine, 2007.†
Perspectives on theories of health behavior that focus on individuals. In Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice.
Meta-analysis of the relationship between risk perception and health behavior: The example of vaccination.† In Health Psychology, 2007.
Systematic Review: The long-term effects of false-positive mammograms.† In Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007.
† Last updated April 11, 2012