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Kaphingst Lab - Previvors and Social Media Study

Creation of social media by BRCA previvors
UCEER pilot award

Study Aims

  1. Investigate the reasons why individuals share aspects of their previvorship identity and experience on social media platforms.
  2. Analyze how presenting previvorship on social media aids previvors in finding social support, building knowledge, and making decisions about their health.

Study Team


Whitney Espinel, CGC, MS

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Cindy Matsen, MD

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Principal Investigator

Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD

Principal Investigator