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How people make medical decisions

Risk perception

HPV vaccine communication

Communicating risks of smoking

Cancer testing decisions


Recent news releases


8.2016. Parents more likely to support HPV vaccine requirements for school entry if they have opt-out provisions.
Stories by
NPR and ABC.


8.2016. New television commercials on HPV have engaged parents.
Story by The Washington Post


10.2015. The big reason for the remaining low HPV vaccination rates come from providers who hesitate to recommend it fully and on time.
Stories by NPR, New York Times, The Huffington Post and The Onion.



6.2016. Awareness of chemicals in cigarette smoke is low among US adults, even though many report having looked for relevant information.
Stories by MedicalXpress and Science Daily.


6.2016. Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs encourage smokers to quit.
Stories by New York Times, U.S. News, MarketWatch and




General stories

David Pesci
Director of Communications
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
T:  919.962.2600

Cancer-related stories

Katy A. Jones
Director, Communications & Marketing
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 
T:  919.962.3405

Noel Brewer


Department of Health Behavior

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

325A Rosenau Hall CB7440

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Twitter: @noelTbrewer



  Last updated September 15, 2016