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Dr. Brewer and his collaborators study why people engage in health behaviors, including vaccination, smoking and vaping, and medical testing. His Health Cognition and Behavior Lab pursues theoretical questions that have real world implications for public health.

HPV vaccination

Research includes a training for providers to make stronger HPV vaccine recommendations, the Announcement Approach, now used in ten states. More.

Tobacco control

Research includes ways to effectively communicate the harms of smoking and e-cigarette use. More.

Other research

Research includes appropriate use of cancer tests, risk perceptions and medical decision making. More.