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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.

Gillings Distinguished Professor in Public Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

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Noel Brewer, PhD, is a distinguished 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 is a voting member of CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and advises WHO on assessing the drivers of vaccine uptake.

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Awards and Honors

  • Highly Cited Researchers (Top 1%), Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society, 2019

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  • Phone Number

    (919) 966-3282 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    325A Rosenau Hall

    Department of Health Behavior

    CB #7440

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599