Research Interests: Injury Prevention; Physical Activity; Health Communication
Courses: Injury control; theories of health behavior; health communication; research methodology and program evaluation.
Education History: PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nancy L. Weaver, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science & Health Education. She has been active in the areas of injury prevention, physical activity and health communication for the past 15 years and formerly directed the Research Methods and Biostatistics Core of a National Cancer Institute Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research.
Currently, Dr. Weaver is an investigator with the Brown Center for Violence and Injury Prevention, an Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she serves as co-director of the education team and principal investigator of a project that delivers tailored communications to parents of young children to promote positive parenting behaviors.
She has directed numerous projects teams in developing, evaluating and implementing health promotion and injury prevention programs. Her most recent project, Safe N' Sound, has been translated into Spanish and has been offered in pediatric clinics in four states. She also has active funding to integrate injury control programs into home visitation programs, and to study the dissemination of evidence-based programs to health care settings.
Dr. Weaver has extensive expertise combining qualitative and quantitative methods, developing measurement tools and providing technical and training assistance to public health practitioners. Her work is largely multidisciplinary and involves partnerships with state and national agencies, community organizations and various academic disciplines.