Researcher Profile

Jerod Stapleton, PhD

Resident Member, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Full Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Member since 2010

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Research Interests

  • Skin cancer prevention, particularly related to the use of artificial ultraviolet indoor tanning beds among young women
  • Applying prevention science principles to the design and evaluation of behavioral interventions, with an emphasis on interventions delivered via social media and digital platforms
  • Studying the impact of sociocultural and normative factors (e.g., media, family, and peers) on the cancer risk behaviors of adolescents and young adults
  • Advanced statistical approaches to studying longitudinal change/processes and person-centered analyses

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