Reducing UV Exposure to Prevent Skin Cancer: Message Development and Testing

Grant Number: 
SIP 14-018
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date Range: 
30 Sep 2014 to 29 Sep 2017

This research will assess the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of adults aged 18 to 49 years in order to develop effective messages and communication strategies for two categories of skin cancer risk behaviors: indoor tanning and outdoor sun exposure. The messages will be aimed at females aged 18-25 who frequently indoor tan, as well as all adults ages 18-49 who are exposed to the sun outdoors. 

Senior Research Scientist Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Co-Investigator on the project.