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Christopher Wheldon

Assistant Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ritter Annex, 9th floor
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Dr. Christopher Wheldon is a behavioral scientist working to reduce cancer disparities and  improve cancer care for underserved and vulnerable populations. Central to this focus is his consideration of how individual, interpersonal and organizational factors influence cancer-related risk (e.g., tobacco use), preventive health behaviors (e.g., HPV vaccination, cancer screening) and healthcare delivery (e.g., cancer survivorship care). He is particularly interested in developing culturally responsive interventions for sexual and gender minority populations.

Dr. Wheldon is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the College of Public Health. He directs the Cancer Health Equity, Education and Research (CHEER) Lab. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple University, Dr. Wheldon was a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. He completed a PhD in Community and Family Health from the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. 


  • PhD, Public Health | Community and Family Health, University of South Florida
  • MEd, Curriculum Design and Instruction, University of South Florida
  • MSPH, Public Health, University of South Florida
  • BA, Psychology, University of South Florida