Waters Lab

The Waters Lab seeks to understand how people think about health risk and how those thoughts influence their health-related decisions and behavior. To accomplish this, our lab explores the rich variety of cognitive, emotional and social factors that make it difficult for people to use health risk information effectively. Understanding these inter-relationships will enable the development of health communication and behavior interventions that aim to reduce disparities in cancer morbidity and mortality. Most of Dr. Waters’ research focuses on cancer prevention, but the principles derived from her work have broader applicability to other health conditions.