Noel T. Brewer, PhD †
Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
How people make medical decisions
HPV vaccine communication
Communicating risks of smoking
Cancer testing decisions
Department of Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
I study the psychology of risky health decisions, including vaccination, smoking, and medical testing.†
My research happens in the Health Cognition & Behavior Lab. We pursue theoretical questions that have real world implications for the publicís health.
We study reasons why people get HPV vaccines and evaluate interventions to increase uptake.† HPV papers and surveys.†
Tobacco use risks
We are studying how to communicate about the risks of smoking. Tobacco papers and surveys.
HPV vaccine post-doc
The lab is looking for a post-doc to work on HPV vaccine communication research. See the advert here.
HPV vaccine website
We have launched a new website with materials for improving the quality of HPV vaccine systems and communication, HPVIQ.org.
Effect of pictorial cigarette pack warnings on changes in smoking behavior: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016.†††† pdf
Quality of physician communication about human papillomavirus vaccine: Findings from a national survey. Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 2015.†††† pdf
Summer peaks in uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) and other adolescent vaccines in the United States. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2016.†††† pdf
Pictorial cigarette pack warnings: A meta-analysis of experimental studies. Tobacco Control, 2016.†††† pdf
Electronic nicotine delivery system (electronic cigarette) awareness, use, reactions, and beliefs: A systematic review. Tobacco Control, 2014.†††† pdf
Meta-analysis of the relationship between risk perception and health behavior: The example of vaccination. Health Psychology, 2007.†††† pdf
† Last updated May 18, 2017