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Positions

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

 

Bio

Vita

 

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 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.

HPV vaccination

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We study reasons why people get HPV vaccines and evaluate 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 April 15, 2015