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Dr. Marc T. Kiviniemi is the Development Dimensions International Endowed Professor of Health, Behavior and Society. 

Dr. Kiviniemi a social/health psychologist whose work focuses on understanding how people make decisions about engaging in health-related behaviors, how individuals process and respond to information about their health, and how to communicate that information most effectively.  

His work on decision making, risk perception, and intervention development is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kiviniemi is past chair of the Health Decision Making Special Interest Group for the Society for Behavioral Medicine. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 


  • PhD, Social Psychology

    • University of Minnesota
  • BA, Psychology
    • University of North Carolina, Asheville

Research Interests

  • Risk perception
  • Intervention development
  • Health decision-making

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