Publications

Testing General Versus Specific Behavioral Focus in Messaging for the Promotion of Sun Protection Behaviors

The latest paper from the Skin Cancer Communication Project was published online in the October 2019 issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine journal. Skin cancer prevention practices aim to reduce exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that  causes skin … Read more


Taking more than one precaution to prevent skin cancer

Bleakley A, Lazovich D, Jordan AB, Glanz K. Compensation Behaviors and Skin Cancer Prevention, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6, December 2018, Pages 848-855 In the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers evaluate the beliefs in sun … Read more


Advances in Alzheimer’s imaging are changing the experience of Alzheimer’s disease

Stites, S.D., Milne, R., Karlawish, J. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring Volume 10, 1 January 2018, Pages 285-300 PRC Investigator, Dr. Jason Karlawish joined S.D. Stites and R. Milne to study how a bio marker-based diagnosis can … Read more


A national survey of young women’s beliefs about quitting indoor tanning: implications for health communication messages

    Amy Bleakley, Amy Jordan, Morgan E Ellithorpe, DeAnn Lazovich, Sara Grossman, Karen Glanz Translational Behavioral Medicine, ibx007, https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibx007 Published: March 15, 2018 Indoor tanning is a risk factor for skin cancer, particularly among young, white women. Our researchers found that persuasive health messages that … Read more


Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change

Despite the latest trend in technology and weight loss, new research by PRC researchers reveals that wearable tracking devices are not extremely effective in changing users’ behaviors. Although these devices have potential, researchers say there are significant challenges.   Patel, … Read more