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AHS Lecture: Dr. Jerod Stapleton

Monday, October 23, 2017
12:15pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Koons Hall 217

"That's the Look People are Going for": A Body Image-focused Intervention Approach Targeting Frequent Indoor Tanners"

Jerod Stapleton, PhD

***About the Speaker***

Jerod Stapleton, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a full member of the Cancer Prevention and Control program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Stapleton is a behavioral prevention scientist with a research focus on melanoma prevention. He has received multiple grants from the National Cancer Institute to support his research related to the etiology of indoor tanning behavior among young women and the design and testing of behavioral interventions targeted to tanning bed users. His research draws from sociocultural and body image theory and he is interested in using social media as a platform for delivering group-based intervention programs. His indoor tanning research has been cited in reports by the Federal Drug Administration, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, and the Surgeon General.


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