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Chris Wheldon

Assistant Professor


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


  • Cancer Prevention Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • PhD, Community and Family Health, University of South Florida
  • MEd, Curriculum Design and Instruction, University of South Florida
  • MSPH, University of South Florida
  • BA, Psychology, University of South Florida


Dr. Christopher Wheldon is a behavioral scientist working to reduce cancer disparities in 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).

Dr. Wheldon is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the College of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple University, Christopher 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. 

Research Interests

  • Big data
  • Cancer
  • Health behavior and education
  • Healthcare delivery
  • Health disparities
  • HPV vaccination
  • Mixed methods
  • Population health
  • Sexual and gender minority health
  • Sexual rehabilitation
  • Social media
  • Survey research
  • Tobacco control