About Linda Cameron:
Linda D. Cameron (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Professor of Psychology at University of California-Merced. Her research focuses on developing health communicaitons and psychosocial interventions for individuals who have or are at risk for illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. This research takes a self-regulation perspective by evaluation the cognitive and emotional processes influencing health behaviors and illness experiences. She focuses on both theoretical and applied aspects of issues in order 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, therapeutic writing techniques for stress management, and exercise therapy as an aid for smoking cessation. In her health communications research risk, she is exploring the impact of visual images and animations on responses to risk communications such as graphic warning labels for tobacco products and information about genetic testing for disease susceptibility.
Dr. Cameron's professional activities have included roles as Associate Dean of Science and Director of the Graduate Health Psychology Programs at The University of Auckland, New Zealand; President and Executive Committee Member of the Australasian Society for Behavioural 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 initiative of the National Cancer Institute to promote social and health psychology research within the areas of cancer prevention and control: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/casphr/index.html