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Topic: Risk communication

Scott Roberts Scott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
  • Currently P.I. on NIH-funded project to examine responses of customers to direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Has served for past decade as co-P.I. of the REVEAL Study (Risk Evaluation & Education for Alzheimer's Disease), an NIH-funded series of clinical trials assessing the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic risk disclosure.
  • Teaches courses in public health ethics and genetics, health behavior and health education.
  • Co-directs the dual-degree (M.P.H./M.S) program in Public Health and Genetic Counseling and directs Genomics, Health & Society Program at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

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SPH Faculty Experts for Risk communication

Scott RobertsScott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

Brian Zikmund-FisherBrian Zikmund-Fisher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 936-9179 E-mail: bzikmund@umich.edu

  • Conducts applied research in health communication that uses experimental social science methods to identify factors that affect individual and organizational decision making about health and medical issues.      MORE

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