Celette Skinner, PhD

  Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Dr. Skinner’s website

celette.skinner@utsouthwestern.edu
Education
1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education
1982 Wheaton Graduate School MA, Communications
 
Research interests

  • Cancer
  • Health behavior
  • Health communication
 
Research activities

Experience

  • Professor of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Division Chief of Behavioral & Communication Sciences
  • Associate Director for Population Sciences, Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center
  • Since publishing the first report of superiority of tailored print communications over non-tailored print for promoting risk-reducing behaviors in 1994, she has held continuous NIH funding to test and compare various types of theory-based tailored interventions delivered via different media and to conduct community-based participatory research
  • Member of Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Foundation Board
 

Primary Research areas

  • Interventions for promoting risk-based colorectal cancer screening
  • Facilitating genetic counseling and testing referral and decision-making
  • Promoting cancer screening in safety-net systems
 
Staff/administrative responsibilities

As HB adjunct:

  • Advisor on a special project
  • Classroom or continuing education lecture
  • Faculty research collaboration
  • Dissertation committee member