Marcy Boynton

Marcy Boynton is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and a Research Assistant Professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior.

Marcy Boynton

Research Assistant Professor
Gillings School of Global Public Health

309 Rosenau Hall
CB #7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Area of interest

My research program has, to date, focused on three main areas: (1) how group-specific stressors (e.g., racial discrimination) can negatively affect health decision-making and health outcomes, especially for marginalized groups disproportionally impacted by negative health outcomes; (2) how the application of emergent technologies, innovative experimental methods, and complex survey designs can be leveraged to provide a detailed and multidimensional picture of health-related cognitions and behaviors; (3) how the integration of psychosocial theory into behavioral medicine and cancer prevention research can increase the efficacy of resultant public health interventions and policies. I have pursued this research program in a number of cancer-related domains, including tobacco regulatory science, HPV vaccination, and alcohol misuse.

Awards and Honors

1996 National Science Foundation Young Scholar
1999-2000 Purdue University Dammon Dean’s Scholar
2012 Duke University Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center Pilot Award

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