Dr. Rebecca Ferrer, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, March 27, 2014
Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!
“Affective Science Perspectives on Cancer Prevention and Control Decision-making”
Rebecca Ferrer, NCI
Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:30 – 1:30pm
The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.
You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-3-27-14. Live webcast viewers may submit questions in real time; simple instructions are posted at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/qaforum-instructions/.
About the Speaker
Rebecca Ferrer is a Health Scientist/ Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB). She earned her Doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2009, with a certificate in Quantitative Methods, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Decision Science from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed a Post-Doctoral Cancer Research and Training Award Fellowship in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD)in 2011. Rebecca’s program of research centers on social psychological processes in health-related judgment and decision making, and behavior change. She is particularly interested in examining the associations among emotion and cognition, including how emotion might moderate the association between cognitions (including social cognitions) and health behavior. This program of research reflects a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from the fields of decision science, social psychology, and health psychology. Her work has focused primarily on cancer prevention behaviors such as nutrition, physical activity, and cancer screening, as well as HIV preventive behaviors such as condom use. She is also actively involved in the NCI’s Theories Project, which aims to identify and execute research that will further the field of health behavior theory, including critical thought about and comparison of theory, integrative theory testing, and integration of theory into health behavior change interventions.
About the CHIP Lecture Series
The CHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at CHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new works in development.
More information available at: http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/spring-2014-schedule/