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Noel Brewer, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member studying how people make risky health decisions. His research focuses on vaccination, smoking and health screening.

Professor, Health Behavior
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

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Noel Brewer, PhD, is a professor of health behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He studies health behaviors that prevent cancer. Brewer’s current work focuses on increasing HPV vaccination, improving tobacco warnings, and encouraging appropriate use of medical screening tests. He chairs the U.S. National HPV Vaccination Roundtable.

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Awards and Honors

  • Highly Cited Researchers (Top 1%), Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine, Citation Award, 2017, 2019
  • Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
  • Rutgers University Early Career Alumnus Award for Distinguished Accomplishments and Service, 2010

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  • Phone Number

    (919) 966-3282 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    325 Rosenau Hall

    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

    CB #7440

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599