Noel T. Brewer, PhD †
Associate Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chair, National HPV Vaccination Roundtable
Director, Cervical Cancer-Free NC
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Department of Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
I study the psychology of risky health decisions, including vaccination, medical testing and smoking.†
My research happens in the Health Cognition & Behavior Lab. We pursue theoretical questions that have real world implications for the publicís health.
Tobacco use risks
We are studying how to communicate about the risks of smoking.
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.†
FDAís free guide to risk communication that I co-edited.† Download it here.†
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 March 31, 2015