Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Mary Ann Gerend, PhD

Mary Ann Gerend, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Kellogg School of Management and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

As a social health psychologist, my research aims to understand and encourage health protective behavior. My primary interests are health messaging and cancer prevention behavior (e.g., screening, diet, tobacco). Much of my work has centered on preventing cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). For the past decade I have investigated uptake of a vaccine to prevent HPV infection. I am particularly interested in developing interventions for populations experiencing health disparities such as...[Read full text]As a social health psychologist, my research aims to understand and encourage health protective behavior. My primary interests are health messaging and cancer prevention behavior (e.g., screening, diet, tobacco). Much of my work has centered on preventing cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). For the past decade I have investigated uptake of a vaccine to prevent HPV infection. I am particularly interested in developing interventions for populations experiencing health disparities such as racial/ethnic minorities and sexual and gender minorities.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Arizona State University, Health Psychology (2003)