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Barbara Rimer

Barbara Rimer

  • DrPH
  • Cancer Prevention and Control

  • Dean, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Alumni Distinguished Professor of Health Behavior
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • brimer@unc.edu
  • 919-966-3215
  • 170 Rosenau Hall

Area of Interest

  • Informed decision making interventions for cancer and other diseases, with special attention to women and older adults
  • Interventions to increase adherence to prevention and early detection regimens
  • Evidence-based intervention assessment and synthesis of evidence
  • Health communication, including use of new communication technologies; health communication about new health care technologies
  • HPV testing

Awards and Honors

  • 2011    National Leadership Award, Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI), St. Louis, MO
  • 2009    Business Leader Magazine’s Women Extraordinaire, Raleigh, NC
  • 2009    WCHL Village Pride Award, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2008    Elected to Institute of Medicine (IOM)
  • 2008    Elected to Delta Omega Society
  • 2004    Healthtrac Foundation Award for Health Education, James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation – presented at the annual meeting, Society of Public Health Education, Washington, D.C.