Christopher Wheldon

Assistant Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave. Room 955


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

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SBS 2203

AIDS and Society


SBS 8001

Research Methods in Public Health


Selected Publications

  • Wheldon, C.W., Sykes, K.J., Ramaswamy, M., Bass, S.B., & Collins, B.N. (2023). Integrating HPV Vaccination Within PrEP care Delivery for Underserved Populations: A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study. J Community Health. Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10900-023-01202-y

  • Wheldon, C.W., Eaton, L.A., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Predisposing, Enabling, and Need-Related Factors Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Intentions and Uptake Among Black and Hispanic Sexual and Gender Diverse Adults in the USA. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 10(1), pp. 237-243. Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01214-1

  • Ross, M.W., Rosser, B.R.S., Polter, E.J., Bates, A.J., Wheldon, C.W., Haggart, R., West, W., Kohli, N., Konety, B.R., Mitteldorf, D., Talley, G.K.M.C., & Wright, M. (2023). Discrimination of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients in Prostate Cancer Treatment: Results from the Restore-1 Study. Stigma Health, 8(1), pp. 85-92. United States. doi: 10.1037/sah0000356

  • Wheldon, C.W., Skurka, C., & Eng, N. (2023). Inoculating Black/African American and LGBTQ Communities Against the Tobacco Industry: The Role of Community Connectedness and Tobacco Denormalization Beliefs. Health Promot Pract, p. 15248399221146553. United States. doi: 10.1177/15248399221146553

  • Baker, E., Gilbert, P.A., Wheldon, C.W., & Vanderheyden, B.B. (2023). Predictors of Empirically Derived Substance Use Patterns Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations of a Rural Midwestern State. LGBT Health, 10(1), pp. 62-71. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2022.0025

  • Wheldon, C.W., Watson, R.J., Cunningham, C., & Fish, J.N. (2023). State Marijuana Laws and Marijuana Use Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in the United States. LGBT Health, 10(2), pp. 121-129. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2021.0419

  • Baishya, M.L., Martinasek, M., Bell, L., & Wheldon, C.W. (2022). Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Tobacco Use Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations: Examining the Role of Mental, Social, and Community Health. LGBT Health. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2021.0343

  • Wheldon, C.W. (2022). HPV vaccination and HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Missed opportunities for anal cancer prevention among at risk populations. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 18(6), p. 2114258. United States. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2022.2114258

  • Tatum, A., Rosser, B.R.S., Wheldon, C.W., Torres, M.B., Bates, A.J., Haggart, R., Konety, B.R., Mitteldorf, D., Polter, E.J., Ross, M.W., Talley, K.M.C., West, W., Wright, M.M., & Zhang, Z. (2022). The Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment on Role-In-Sex in Gay and Bisexual Men: Mixed Methods Results from the Restore-1 and Restore-2 Studies. J Sex Res, pp. 1-10. United States. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2022.2128027

  • Wheldon, C.W., Polter, E.J., Rosser, B.R.S., Kapoor, A., Talley, K.M.C., Haggart, R., Kohli, N., Konety, B.R., Mitteldorf, D., Ross, M.W., West, W., & Wright, M. (2022). Pain and Loss of Pleasure in Receptive Anal Sex for Gay and Bisexual Men following Prostate Cancer Treatment: Results from the Restore-1 Study. J Sex Res, 59(7), pp. 826-833. United States. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2021.1939846

  • Wells-Prado, D.R., Ross, M.W., Rosser, B.R.S., Polter, E.J., Capistrant, B.D., Haggart, R., Kohli, N., Konety, B.R., Mitteldorf, D., Talley, K.M.C., West, W., & Wheldon, C.W. (2022). Prostate cancer disclosure and sexual orientation: Understanding outness to healthcare providers as a situational or consistent phenomenon. Patient Educ Couns, 105(7), pp. 2033-2037. Ireland. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.11.017

  • Rosser, B.R.S., Wright, M., Hoefer, C.J., Polter, E.J., Kohli, N., Wheldon, C.W., Haggart, R., Talley, K.M.c., Mitteldorf, D., Kilian, G., Konety, B.R., Ross, M.W., & West, W. (2022). Recruiting an underserved, difficult to reach population into a cancer trial: Strategies from the Restore-2 Rehabilitation Trial for gay and bisexual prostate cancer patients. Clin Trials, 19(3), pp. 239-250. England. doi: 10.1177/17407745221077678

  • Garg, A., Wheldon, C.W., Galvin, A.M., Moore, J.D., Griner, S.B., & Thompson, E.L. (2022). The Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Mid-adult Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Knowledge Scale in the United States. Sex Transm Dis, 49(6), pp. 423-428. United States. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001615

  • Watson, R.J., Morgan, E., Sherman, J., Caba, A.E., Wheldon, C.W., Chan, P.A., & Eaton, L.A. (2022). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, anticipated PrEP stigma, and bisexual identity among a Black and Hispanic/Latino sexual and gender diverse sample. Behav Med, pp. 1-9. United States. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2022.2048249

  • Lessard, L.M., Watson, R.J., Schacter, H.L., Wheldon, C.W., & Puhl, R.M. (2022). Weight enumeration in United States anti-bullying laws: associations with rates and risks of weight-based bullying among sexual and gender minority adolescents. J Public Health Policy, 43(1), pp. 27-39. England. doi: 10.1057/s41271-021-00322-w

  • Polter, E.J., Kohli, N., Rosser, B.R.S., Talley, K.M.C., Wheldon, C.W., Hoefer, C.J., Wright, M., Haggart, R., Mitteldorf, D., Kilian, G., Konety, B.R., Ross, M.W., & West, W. (2022). Creation and Psychometric Validation of the Sexual Minorities and Prostate Cancer Scale (SMACS) in Sexual Minority Patients-The Restore-2 Study. J Sex Med, 19(3), pp. 529-540. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.12.012

  • Wheldon, C.W., Polter, E., Rosser, B.R.S., Bates, A.J., Haggart, R., Wright, M., Mitteldorf, D., Ross, M.W., Konety, B.R., Kohli, N., Talley, K.M.C., West, W., & Tatum, A.K. (2022). Prevalence and Risk Factors for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Gay and Bisexual Prostate Cancer Survivors: Results From the Restore-2 Study. Front Oncol, 12, p. 832508. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.832508

  • Bates, A.J., Rosser, B.R.S., Polter, E.J., Wheldon, C.W., Talley, K.M.C., Haggart, R., Wright, M., Mitteldorf, D., West, W., Ross, M.W., Konety, B.R., & Kohli, N. (2022). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life Among Gay and Bisexual Prostate Cancer Survivors. Front Oncol, 12, p. 833197. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.833197

  • Rosser, B.R.S., Polter, E.J., Talley, K.M.C., Wheldon, C.W., Haggart, R., Wright, M., West, W., Mitteldorf, D., Ross, M.W., Konety, B.R., & Kohli, N. (2022). Health Disparities of Sexual Minority Patients Following Prostate Cancer Treatment: Results From the Restore-2 Study. Front Oncol, 12, p. 812117. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.812117

  • Rotert, P., Wheldon, C., Kownack, J., Sullivan-Blum, Z., Cokingtin, B., Khetani, K., Ndeti, K., Skyes, K., & Ramaswamy, M. (2022). Human Papillomavirus Prevalence and Vaccination Rates Among Users of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention. J Prim Care Community Health, 13, p. 21501319221110411. United States. doi: 10.1177/21501319221110411

  • Islam, J.Y., Spees, L., Camacho-Rivera, M., Vidot, D.C., Yarosh, R., & Wheldon, C.W. (2021). Disparities in Awareness of Hepatitis C Virus Among US Adults: An Analysis of the 2019 Health Information National Trends Survey. Sex Transm Dis, 48(12), pp. 981-985. United States. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001478

  • Wheldon, C.W., Garg, A., Galvin, A.M., Moore, J.D., & Thompson, E.L. (2021). Decision support needs for shared clinical decision-making regarding HPV vaccination among adults 27-45 years of age. Patient Educ Couns, 104(12), pp. 3079-3085. Ireland. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.04.016

  • Thompson, E.L., Garg, A., Galvin, A.M., Moore, J.D., Kasting, M.L., & Wheldon, C.W. (2021). Correlates of HPV Vaccination Intentions Among Adults Ages 27-45 Years Old in the U.S. J Community Health, 46(5), pp. 893-902. Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10900-021-00968-3

  • Skurka, C., Wheldon, C.W., & Eng, N. (2021). Targeted Truth: An Experiment Testing the Efficacy of Counterindustry Tobacco Advertisements Targeted to Black Individuals and Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals. Nicotine Tob Res, 23(9), pp. 1542-1550. England. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab032

  • Watson, R.J., Fish, J.N., Poteat, V.P., Wheldon, C.W., Cunningham, C.A., Puhl, R.M., & Eaton, L.A. (2021). Teacher Support, Victimization, and Alcohol Use Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: Considering Ethnoracial Identity. Prev Sci, 22(5), pp. 590-601. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11121-021-01216-9

  • Rosser, B.R.S., Rider, G.N., Kapoor, A., Talley, K.M.C., Haggart, R., Kohli, N., Konety, B.R., Mitteldorf, D., Polter, E.J., Ross, M.W., West, W., Wheldon, C., & Wright, M. (2021). Every urologist and oncologist should know about treating sexual and gender minority prostate cancer patients: translating research findings into clinical practice. Transl Androl Urol, 10(7), pp. 3208-3225. China. doi: 10.21037/tau-20-1052

  • Nadarzynski, T., Frost, M., Miller, D., Wheldon, C.W., Wiernik, B.M., Zou, H., Richardson, D., Marlow, L.A.V., Smith, H., Jones, C.J., & Llewellyn, C. (2021). Vaccine acceptability, uptake and completion amongst men who have sex with men: A systematic review, meta-analysis and theoretical framework. Vaccine, 39(27), pp. 3565-3581. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.05.013

  • Martinasek, M.P., Wheldon, C.W., Parsons, C.A., Bell, L.A., & Lipski, B.K. (2021). Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences as Predictors of Cigarette and E-Cigarette Use. Am J Prev Med, 60(6), pp. 737-746. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.01.004

  • Wheldon, C.W. & Wiseman, K.P. (2021). Psychological, Normative, and Environmental Barriers to Tobacco Cessation that Disproportionally Affect Sexual Minority Tobacco Users. Nicotine Tob Res, 23(6), pp. 1030-1037. England. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa268

  • Wheldon, C.W. & Maness, S.B. (2021). An Assessment of Cancer Education Needs to Promote Mid-Adult HPV Vaccination Among Male Sexual Minorities. J Cancer Educ, 36(2), pp. 401-405. England. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01644-w

  • Rosser, B.R.S., Polter, E.J., Chandiramani, N., Cahill, S., Wheldon, C.W., Konety, B.R., Ryan, C.J., Haggart, R., & Kapoor, A. (2021). Acceptability and Feasibility of Collecting Sexual Orientation and Expanded Gender Identity Data in Urology and Oncology Clinics. LGBT Health, 8(6), pp. 420-426. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2020.0256

  • Maness, S.B., Merrell, L., Thompson, E.L., Griner, S.B., Kline, N., & Wheldon, C. (2021). Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities: COVID-19 Exposures and Mortality Among African American People in the United States. Public Health Rep, 136(1), pp. 18-22. United States. doi: 10.1177/0033354920969169

  • Wheldon, C.W., Maness, S.B., Islam, J.Y., Deshmukh, A.A., & Nyitray, A.G. (2021). Gay and Bisexual Men in the US Lack Basic Information About Anal Cancer. J Low Genit Tract Dis, 25(1), pp. 48-52. United States. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000571

  • Guo, Y.i., Wheldon, C.W., Shao, H., Pepine, C.J., Handberg, E.M., Shenkman, E.A., & Bian, J. (2020). Statin Use for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Among Sexual Minority Adults. J Am Heart Assoc, 9(24), p. e018233. England. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.018233

  • Lessard, L., Watson, R., Schacter, H., Wheldon, C., & Puhl, R. (2020). Weight Enumeration in State Anti-Bullying Laws and Risks of Weight-Based Bullying Among LGBTQ Youth. OBESITY, 28, pp. 36-37. Retrieved from

  • Rosen, B.L., Wheldon, C., Thompson, E.L., Maness, S., & Massey, P.M. (2020). Social media engagement association with human papillomavirus and vaccine awareness and perceptions: Results from the 2017 US Health Information National Trends Survey. Prev Med, 138, p. 106151. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106151

  • (2020). Correction to: Tobacco Use Among Adults by Sexual Orientation: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study, by Wheldon CW, Kaufman AR, Kasza KA, Moser RP. LGBT Health 2018;5(1):33-44. DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0175. LGBT Health, 7(5), p. 277. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0175.correx


  • Polter, E.J., Wheldon, C.W., Kohli, N., & Rosser, B. (2020). Abstract B037: The role of HIV status in health-related quality of life in gay and bisexual prostate cancer survivors: Findings from the Restore study., pp. b037-b037. doi: 10.1158/1538-7755.disp18-b037

  • Gamarel, K.E., Watson, R.J., Mouzoon, R., Wheldon, C.W., Fish, J.N., & Fleischer, N.L. (2020). Family Rejection and Cigarette Smoking Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents in the USA. Int J Behav Med, 27(2), pp. 179-187. England. doi: 10.1007/s12529-019-09846-8

  • Thompson, E.L., Wheldon, C.W., Rosen, B.L., Maness, S.B., Kasting, M.L., & Massey, P.M. (2020). Awareness and knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination among adults ages 27-45 years. Vaccine, 38(15), pp. 3143-3148. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.01.053

  • Smith, R., Bishop, J., Hirst, J., Kokalova, T., & Wheldon, C. (2020). The Hoyle Family: break-up measurements to probe α-condensation in light nuclei. SciPost Physics Proceedings(3), p. 030. doi: 10.21468/scipostphysproc.3.030

  • Reiter, P.L., Gower, A.L., Kiss, D.E., Malone, M.A., Katz, M.L., Bauermeister, J.A., Shoben, A.B., Paskett, E.D., & McRee, A. (2020). A Web-Based Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Intervention for Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc, 9(2), p. e16294. Canada. doi: 10.2196/16294

  • Watson, R.J., Wheldon, C.W., & Puhl, R.M. (2020). Evidence of Diverse Identities in a Large National Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents. J Res Adolesc, 30 Suppl 2, pp. 431-442. United States. doi: 10.1111/jora.12488

  • Zhang, H., Wheldon, C., Dunn, A.G., Tao, C., Huo, J., Zhang, R., Prosperi, M., Guo, Y.i., & Bian, J. (2020). Mining Twitter to assess the determinants of health behavior toward human papillomavirus vaccination in the United States. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 27(2), pp. 225-235. England. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz191

  • Wheldon, C.W., Carroll, K.T., & Moser, R.P. (2020). Trust in Health Information Sources among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations in the U.S. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 31(3), pp. 1471-1487. United States. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2020.0106

  • Kent, E.E., Wheldon, C.W., Smith, A.W., Srinivasan, S., & Geiger, A.M. (2019). Care delivery, patient experiences, and health outcomes among sexual and gender minority patients with cancer and survivors: A scoping review. Cancer, 125(24), pp. 4371-4379. United States. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32388

  • Polter, E.J., Wheldon, C.W., Rosser, B.R.S., Kohli, N., Capistrant, B.D., Kapoor, A., Konety, B., Mitteldorf, D., Ross, M., Talley, K.M.C., Terveen, L., West, W., & Wright, M.M. (2019). Health-related quality of life by human immunodeficiency virus status in a cross-sectional survey of gay and bisexual prostate cancer survivors. Psychooncology, 28(12), pp. 2351-2357. England. doi: 10.1002/pon.5228

  • Hernandez, N.D., Daley, E.M., Young, L., Kolar, S.K., Wheldon, C., Vamos, C.A., & Cooper, D. (2019). HPV Vaccine recommendations: does a health care provider's gender and ethnicity matter to Unvaccinated Latina college women? Ethn Health, 24(6), pp. 645-661. England. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2017.1367761

  • Thompson, E.L., Wheldon, C.W., Vamos, C.A., Griner, S.B., & Daley, E.M. (2019). How Is Health Literacy Related to Pap Testing Among US Women? J Cancer Educ, 34(4), pp. 789-795. England. doi: 10.1007/s13187-018-1375-z

  • Wheldon, C.W., Roberts, M.C., & Boehmer, U. (2019). Differences in Coping with Breast Cancer Between Lesbian and Heterosexual Women: A Life Course Perspective. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 28(8), pp. 1023-1030. United States. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2018.6940

  • Wheldon, C.W., Watson, R.J., Fish, J.N., & Gamarel, K. (2019). Cigarette Smoking Among Youth at the Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. LGBT Health, 6(5), pp. 235-241. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2019.0005

  • Zhang, H., Wheldon, C., Tao, C., Dunn, A.G., Guo, Y.i., Huo, J., & Bian, J. (2019). How to Improve Public Health via Mining Social Media Platforms: A Case Study of Human Papillomaviruses (HPV). In Social Web and Health Research (pp. 207-231). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-14714-3_11

  • Martinasek, M.P., White, R.M., Wheldon, C.W., & Gibson-Young, L. (2019). Perceptions of non-traditional tobacco products between asthmatic and non-asthmatic college students. J Asthma, 56(5), pp. 498-504. England. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2018.1471705

  • Wheldon, C.W., Krakow, M., Thompson, E.L., & Moser, R.P. (2019). National Trends in Human Papillomavirus Awareness and Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus-Related Cancers. Am J Prev Med, 56(4), pp. e117-e123. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.11.005

  • Roberts, M.C., Krakow, M., Wheldon, C.W., & Silver, M.I. (2019). Differences in Family Health History Knowledge Among Bisexual and Lesbian Women. LGBT Health, 6(3), pp. 134-137. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2018.0217

  • Wheldon, C.W., Hoffman, L., O’Brien, E.K., Delahanty, J., Zhao, X., Kaufman, A.R., & Moser, R.P. (2019). The role of sexual identity in tobacco information–seeking behaviours and perceptions. Health Education Journal, 78(2), pp. 203-213. doi: 10.1177/0017896918801391

  • Wheldon, C.W. & Wiseman, K.P. (2019). Tobacco Use Among Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Adults in the United States. Tob Use Insights, 12, p. 1179173X19849419. United States. doi: 10.1177/1179173X19849419

  • Wheldon, C.W., Sutton, S.K., Fontenot, H.B., Quinn, G.P., Giuliano, A.R., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2018). Physician Communication Practices as a Barrier to Risk-Based HPV Vaccine Uptake Among Men Who Have Sex with Men. J Cancer Educ, 33(5), pp. 1126-1131. England. doi: 10.1007/s13187-017-1223-6

  • Wheldon, C.W., Daley, E.M., Walsh-Buhi, E.R., Baldwin, J.A., Nyitray, A.G., & Giuliano, A.R. (2018). An Integrative Theoretical Framework for HPV Vaccine Promotion Among Male Sexual Minorities. Am J Mens Health, 12(5), pp. 1409-1420. United States. doi: 10.1177/1557988316652937

  • Martinasek, M.P., Bowersock, A., & Wheldon, C.W. (2018). Patterns, Perception and Behavior of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Use and Multiple Product Use Among Young Adults. Respir Care, 63(7), pp. 913-919. United States. doi: 10.4187/respcare.06001

  • Hernandez, N.D., Cooper, D., Kolar, S., & Wheldon, C. (2018). Abstract C91: Exploring the role of social determinants on HPV vaccine intentions and uptake among ethnoracial minority college students., pp. c91-c91. doi: 10.1158/1538-7755.disp17-c91

  • Hernandez, N.D., Cooper, D., Kolar, S., & Wheldon, C. (2018). Exploring the role of social determinants on HPV vaccine intentions and uptake among ethnoracial minority college students. CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION, 27(7), pp. 210-211. Retrieved from

  • Wheldon, C.W., Roberts, M.C., Silver, M.I., & Boehmer, U. (2018). Abstract A62: Differences in sexual dysfunction between lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual female breast cancer survivors., pp. a62-a62. doi: 10.1158/1538-7755.disp17-a62

  • Wheldon, C.W., Schabath, M.B., Hudson, J., Curci, M.B., Kanetsky, P.A., Vadaparampil, S.T., Simmons, V.N., Sanchez, J.A., Sutton, S.K., & Quinn, G.P. (2018). Culturally Competent Care for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients at National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. LGBT Health, 5(3), pp. 203-211. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0217

  • Roberts, M.C., Murphy, T., Moss, J.L., Wheldon, C.W., & Psek, W. (2018). A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Combined State Health Policies Related to Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake in the United States. Am J Public Health, 108(4), pp. 493-499. United States. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304263

  • Wheldon, C.W., Kaufman, A.R., Kasza, K.A., & Moser, R.P. (2018). Tobacco Use Among Adults by Sexual Orientation: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study. LGBT Health, 5(1), pp. 33-44. United States. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0175

  • Pathak, E.B., Wieten, S.E., & Wheldon, C.W. (2017). Stoic beliefs and health: development and preliminary validation of the Pathak-Wieten Stoicism Ideology Scale. BMJ Open, 7(11), p. e015137. England. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015137

  • Schabath, M.B., Curci, M.B., Kanetsky, P.A., Vadaparampil, S.T., Simmons, V.N., Sanchez, J.A., Sutton, S.K., Wheldon, C., & Quinn, G.P. (2017). Ask and Tell: The Importance of the Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care for Sexual and Gender Minorities. J Oncol Pract, 13(8), pp. 542-546. United States. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2017.024281

  • Reiter, P.L., Katz, M.L., Bauermeister, J.A., Shoben, A.B., Paskett, E.D., & McRee, A. (2017). Recruiting Young Gay and Bisexual Men for a Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Intervention Through Social Media: The Effects of Advertisement Content. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 3(2), p. e33. Canada. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.7545

  • Martinasek, M.P., Haddad, L.G., Wheldon, C.W., & Barnett, T.E. (2017). Beliefs and Attitudes Associated With Hookah Smoking Among a United States College Population. Respir Care, 62(3), pp. 370-379. United States. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05069

  • Wheldon, C.W., Daley, E.M., Buhi, E.R., Baldwin, J.A., Nyitray, A.G., & Giuliano, A.R. (2017). HPV vaccine decision-making among young men who have sex with men. Health Education Journal, 76(1), pp. 52-65. doi: 10.1177/0017896916647988

  • Wheldon, C.W., Kolar, S.K., Hernandez, N.D., & Daley, E.M. (2017). Factorial Invariance and Convergent Validity of the Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale across Gender and Ethnoracial Identity. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 28(1), pp. 88-99. United States. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0011

  • Quinn, G., Vadaparampil, S., Kanetsky, P., Simmons, V., Hudson, J., Sutton, S., Wheldon, C., Sanchez, J., & Schabath, M. (2016). Sexual and Gender Minorities Cancer Screening and Health Behaviours. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 25(SP. S3), pp. 47-47. Retrieved from

  • Blunt-Vinti, H.D., Wheldon, C., McFarlane, M., Brogan, N., & Walsh-Buhi, E.R. (2016). Assessing Relationship and Sexual Satisfaction in Adolescent Relationships Formed Online and Offline. J Adolesc Health, 58(1), pp. 11-16. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.09.027

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