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CCEP faculty mentors represent departments in the UNC Chapel Hill Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing, and the College of Arts. Mentors are predominantly senior faculty. Four are practicing clinicians, and one is a nurse. For more information about UNC Lineberger faculty mentors see our faculty research profiles.

Alice Ammerman, DrPH, Professor, Nutrition; Director, Prevention Research Center

John Baron, MD, Professor, Medicine

Noel Brewer, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior

Eugenia Eng, DrPH, Professor, Health Behavior

Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, Professor, Psychology

Marilie Gammon, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology

Melissa Gilkey, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior

Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, Professor, Medicine

Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, Professor, Medicine

Louise Henderson, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiology

Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, Professor, Nutrition

Jennifer Leeman, MPH, DrPH, Associate Professor, Nursing

Laura Linnan, ScD, Professor, Health Behavior

Hazel Nichols, PhD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Matthew Nielsen, MD, Associate Professor, Urology

Seth Noar, PhD, Professor, Media and Journalism

Andy Olshan, PhD, Professor and Chair, Epidemiology

Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, Professor, Medicine

Kurt Ribisl, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior

Whitney Robinson, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Jennifer Smith, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology

Deborah Tate, PhD, Professor, Nutrition/Health Behavior

Melissa Troester, PhD, MPH, Professor, Epidemiology

Carmina Valle, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Dianne Ward, EdD, Professor, Nutrition

Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, Professor, Nutrition

Considered as a group, the faculty mentors provide multidisciplinary training opportunities. Discipline expertise includes health behavior, health communication, epidemiology, general medicine, oncology, health policy, nursing and nutrition. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: behavior change (diet, physical activity, smoking), diet and cancer cause/prevention, chemoprevention, tobacco control (youth, adolescents, adults), sun protection, social science measurement, psychosocial issues (peri-treatment and survivorship), cancer screening (breast, cervical, colon, prostate), community interventions, physical activity, cancer control policy, outcomes research, workplace interventions, physician practice interventions, racial disparities, and genetics.