Celette Skinner, PhD

  Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Dr. Skinner’s website

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


  • 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