Noel Brewer, PhD

Noel Brewer, PhD Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Noel Brewer’s website

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
Rosenau Hall 325
Campus Box 7440
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
T: 919-966-3282
F: 919-966-2921
2002          Rutgers University          PhD, Social and Health Psychology


HBEH 750          Research Methods          Syllabus

Research Interests
Health behavior
Health communication
Infectious diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases
Vaccine uptake and communication
Women’s health

Research activities
Dr. Brewer studies how people make risky health decisions. His research focuses on vaccination, smoking, and health screening. Current studies examine HPV vaccination of teens (training physicians to give effective recommendations, using pharmacies as alternative settings, and quality improvement visits) and making cigarette pack warnings more effective for diverse populations (teens, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBT).

Select publications
Shah, P.D.; Gilkey, M.B.; Pepper, J.K.; Gottlieb, S.L.; Brewer, N. T. (2014).
Promising alternative settings for HPV vaccination of US adolescents.
Expert Review of Vaccines, 13(2):235-246.

De Frank, J; Brewer, N. T. (2014).
Some more evidence of long-term psychosocial harms from receiving false-positive screening mammography results.
Evidence-Based Medicine, 19(1):38.

Shah, P.D.; McRee, A.; Reiter, P.L.; Brewer, N. T. (2014).
What parents and adolescent boys want in school vaccination programs in the United States
Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(4):421-427.

Brewer, N. T.; Chung, J.K.; Baker, H.M.; Rothholz, M.C.; Smith, J.S. (2014).
Pharmacist authority to provide HPV vaccine: Novel partners in cervical cancer prevention
Gynecologic Oncology, 132(SUPPL1):S3-S8.

Gilkey, M. B., Dayton, A. M., Moss, J. L., Sparks, A. C., Grimshaw, A. H., Bowling, J. M., & Brewer, N. T. (2014).
Increasing provision of adolescent vaccines in primary care: A randomized controlled trial.
Pediatrics, 134(2):e346-e353.

Hall, M. G., Ribisl, K. M., & Brewer, N. T. (2014).
Smokers’ and non-smokers’ beliefs about harmful tobacco constituents: Implications for FDA communication efforts.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(3):343-350.

Fischoff, B., Brewer, N. T., & Downs, J. (2011).
Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide.
Washington, DC: Federal Drug Administration. [Book]