Neil Weinstein

Professor Emeritus

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520) 299-3005

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Member Status: 
Associate Research Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
Rutgers University
Summary of Research Activity: 
Dr. Weinstein studies human reactions to health hazards with a special emphasis on perceptions of risk, risk communication, and theories of health behavior.
Selected Publications: 
Waters, E. A., Weinstein, N. D., Colditz, G. A., & Emmons, K. (2009). Explanations of side effect aversion in preventive medical treatment decisions. Health Psychology, 28, 201-209.
Gurmankin Levy, A.,Weinstein, N. D., Kidney, E., Scheld, S. & Guarnaccia, P. (2008). Lay and expert interpretations of cancer cluster evidence. Risk Analysis,28, 1531-1538.
Cuite, C. L., Weinstein, N. D., Emmons, K., & Colditz, G. (2008). A test of numeric formats for communicating risk probabilities. Medical Decision Making, 28, 377-384
Weinstein, N. D. (2007). Misleading tests of health behavior theories. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, 1-10.

Professional Information


Rutgers Expert witness on tobacco risk knowledge for the U. S. Department of Justice, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, State of Missouri, and Government of Canada; University Trustees Award for Research Excellence; First behavioral scientist appointed to the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board ; Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology

Academic Information

Undergraduate School: 
University of Wisconsin, Madison