Dr. Linda Cameron, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, February 20, 2014

Please join us for the next event in the Spring 2014 CHIP Lecture Series!

“The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behavior: Implications for Cancer Control”

Linda Cameron – University of California, Merced

Thursday, February 20, 2014

12:30 – 1:30pm


The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.


Web Stream

You can view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/8818cdf3181e474bb3d96959fc8039bf1d. The link will become active shortly before the lecture begins.


About the Speaker

Linda CameronLinda Cameron is Professor of Psychological Sciences at University of California, Merced. Her research focuses on developing health communications and psychosocial interventions for individuals who have or are at risk for cancer and other illnesses. This research takes a self-regulation perspective by evaluating the cognitive and emotional processes influencing health behaviors and illness experiences. She focuses on both theoretical and applied aspects of issues to address the parallel goals of developing theoretically-based interventions and refining psychological theory. Her research has included the development and evaluation of psychosocial support programs for women with breast cancer and exercise programs as aids for smoking cessation. Another line of research explores the conceptual and imagery contents of mental representations of illnesses. These findings inform the use of images in health communications, and they have been applied in several projects on graphic warning labels for tobacco products and communications about genetic testing for cancer risk.

Dr. Cameron’s professional activities have included roles as Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at University of California, Merced; Associate Dean of Science and Director of the Graduate Health Psychology Programs at The University of Auckland, New Zealand; President and Executive Committee Member for the Australasian Society for Behavioral Health and Medicine; Associate Editor for Journal of Behavioral Medicine, British Journal of Health Psychology, and Health Psychology Review; Member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research; and Fellow of the U.S. Society of Behavioral Medicine. She is also a member of the Cognitive, Affective, and Social Processes in Health Research Group (CASPHR), an NCI initiative for promoting social and health psychology research within the areas of cancer prevention and control.



Dr. Cameron’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Department of Kinesiology


About the CHIP Lecture Series

The CHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at CHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The CHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit . If you have any questions about the CHIP Lecture Series, please contact lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu.