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David W. Wetter, Ph.D., M.S.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Population Health Sciences - Professor, Psychology - Adjunct Professor

Divisions: Health System Innovation and Research

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Eliminating Inequities in Health-Related Behavior Through Translational Research
  • Theoretical Models of Addictive and Cancer Risk Behaviors
  • Translational Research to Implement and Disseminate Evidence-Based Interventions in Real World Settings
  • Development and Evaluation of Theoretically-Based Behavioral Interventions

Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor

Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE)

Associate Director, Community-Engaged Practice at CTSI

Research Statement

Dr. Wetter’s work is targeted at eliminating inequities in health-related behavior through translational research. Specific research foci include: theoretical models of addictive and cancer risk behaviors; the development and evaluation of theoretically-based interventions; and, translational research to implement and disseminate those interventions in real world settings. His research spans the continuum from cells to society, and focuses on high-risk and underserved populations, with a major focus on low socioeconomic status individuals, minorities, and women.

Education History

Internship Mendota Mental Health Institute
Clinical Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Wisconsin
Preventive Oncology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Wisconsin
Clinical Psychology
Graduate Training University of Wisconsin
Graduate Training University of Oregon
Sport Psychology
Undergraduate Whitman College