Faculty and Staff

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Melissa Valerio-Shewmaker, PhD

Associate Professor & Regional Dean, San Antonio Reginal Campus

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (210) 276-9017
Room Number: OTC 1106 (San Antonio)

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Sally W. Vernon, PhD

Blair Justice, PhD Professor in Mind-Body Medicine & Public Health, & Chair, Department of HPBS

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9760
Room Number: UCT 2560 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cancer prevention and control for breast
  • cervical and colorectal cancers
  • informed decision making for prostate cancer testing
  • psychosocial issues in cancer genetic testing
  • measurement of psychosocial constructs
  • reliability and validity of self-report cancer screening behaviors
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