Faculty Summaries
Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD
Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 215-214-3962
Fax: 215-214-2178
Office: Young Pavilion, Room 4163
Research Interests


  • Skin cancer risk, prevention, and detection behaviors
  • Indoor tanning and tanning dependence
  • Online behavioral health interventions
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Young adults
Description of research projects
Selected Publications

Fox Chase Programs

    1. Heckman CJ, Darlow, S, Munshi T, Caruso, C, Ritterband, L, Raivitch, S, Fleisher, Manne S (in press). Development of an Internet Intervention to Address Behaviors Associated with Skin Cancer Risk among Young Adults. Internet Interventions. NIHMS697611.
    2. Heckman CJ, Darlow S, Kloss, JD, Cohen-Filipic, J, Manne SL, Munshi T, & Perlis, CB. Measurement of tanning dependence. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2014 Sep;28(9):1179-1185. PMID:23980870. PMCID: PMC4136966
    3. Heckman CJ, Cohen-Filipic, J, Darlow S, Kloss, JD, Manne SL, & Munshi T. Psychiatric and addictive symptoms of young adult female indoor tanners. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2014 Jan-Feb;28(3):168-74. PMID:23621780. PMCID: PMC3926191
    4. Heckman CJ, Darlow S, Manne SL, Kashy D, Munshi T. Correspondence and Correlates of Couples’ Skin Cancer Screening. JAMA Dermatology. 2013 July;149(7):825-30. PMID:23864084. PMCID: PMC3802540.
    5. Heckman CJ, Zhu F, Kloss JD, Manne SL, Collins B, Bass SB, & Lessin SL. Process and outcomes of a skin protection intervention for young adults. Journal of Health Psychology. 2013; April;18(4):561 – 573. PMID:22843632. PMCID:PMC3485419
    6. Heckman CJ, Darlow S, Cohen-Filipic J, Kloss JD, Manne SL, Munshi T, Perlis, C. Psychosocial correlates of sunburn among young adult women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Special Issue – Sunbathing Habits and Skin Cancer. 2012; June;9(6):2241-2251. PMID:22829801. PMCID: PMC3397375
    7. Heckman CJ, Cohen-Filipic, J. Brief report: Ultraviolet radiation exposure, considering acculturation among Hispanics (Project URECAH). Journal of Cancer Education. 2012; June;27(1):342-346. Epub 2012 Jan 7. PMID:22228464. PMCID: PMC3352971.
    8. Heckman CJ, Dykstra JL, Collins BN. Substance-related knowledge, attitude, and behavior among college students: Opportunities for health education. Health Education Journal. 2011 Dec; 70(4):383-99. PMID:22303033. PMCID: PMC3268229.
    9. Heckman CJ, Manne SL, Kloss JD, Bass SB, Collins BN, Lessin SR. Beliefs and intentions for skin protection and UV exposure in young adults. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2011 Nov;35(6):699-711. PMID:22251761. PMCID: PMC3261496.
    10. Heckman CJ & Coups EJ. Correlates of sunscreen use among high school students: A cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2011 Aug;11:679. PMID:21884577. PMCID: PMC3179453.
    11. Heckman CJ, Egleston BL, Hofmann, MT. Efficacy of motivational interviewing for smoking cessation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Tobacco Control. 2010 Oct;19(5):410-16. Epub 2010 Jul 30. PMID: 20675688. PMCID: PMC2947553.
    12. Heckman CJ, Egleston BL, Wilson DB, Ingersoll KS. A preliminary investigation of the predictors of tanning dependence. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2008 32(5):451-64. PMID: 18241130. Accepted prior to April 7, 2008.
    13. Heckman CJ, Coups EJ, Manne SL. Prevalence and correlates of indoor tanning among US adults. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2008 58(5):769-80. PMID: 18328594. PMCID:PMC2601681.
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