Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Public Health, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

Research Interest

I serve as principal investigator for the Elimika Project of the Center for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research. This study addresses the effectiveness of culturally appropriate publications in a randomized trial among 820 African-Americans. Participant differences in fruit and vegetable intake and colorectal cancer screening and intent are evaluated at four follow-up data collection periods.


  • 1984: MA, psychology, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • 1988: PhD, psychology, Duke University

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