Professor, Health Behavior, UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC Lineberger Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of interest
Dr. Brewer studies how people make risky decisions. One line of his research examines vaccination decisions, with an emphasis on HPV vaccination. Dr. Brewer has two ongoing intervention trials with HPV vaccine providers and another study of HPV vaccination in pharmacies. A newer line of research is on tobacco control, including graphic cigarette pack warnings, communicating the harms of cigarette smoke constituents, and e-cigarettes. He has also done extensive work on how people think about medical tests. Dr. Brewer is Chair of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, and he is Associate Editor of Health Psychology Review.