Yelena Wu, PhD
The Wu Team focuses on melanoma prevention among children, adolescents, and their families. Early life behaviors such as use of sun protection are key risk factors for developing melanoma. We develop novel ways of changing peoples’ behaviors and helping them understand their risk for melanoma. Interventions we design are delivered through multiple modalities, including telehealth, in-person, in schools, and through everyday technologies such as cell phones. Our goal is to help young people engage in melanoma preventive behaviors consistently while continuing to lead active and healthy lives, so that they lower their risk for developing melanoma later in life.