an emphasis on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. Her work has been conducted in community, work-site, and medical care settings, where she has developed and tested interventions to promote cancer screening behaviors. Dr. Vernon has published more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters and is currently a member of several editorial boards including those of the Journal of National Cancer Institute, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Preventive Medicine, and Cancer Causes and Control. She is a fellow and past president of the American College of Epidemiology.

Carol S. Weisman, Ph.D., is distinguished professor of public health sciences and obstetrics and gynecology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, and associate dean for faculty affairs. Dr. Weisman is a sociologist and health services researcher with a principal interest in women’s health care and policy. Her research focuses on improving access and quality in women’s primary care and on how health care and health risks affect women’s health. She is director of the Central Pennsylvania Center of Excellence for Research on Pregnancy Outcomes and of the Central Pennsylvania Women’s Health Study (CePAWHS); Principal Investigator of the Penn State BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) K-12 Program; and Associate Editor of Women’s Health Issues. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College with a major in sociology and anthropology and her Ph.D. in social relations (sociology) from the Johns Hopkins University.



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