Wiseman, Kara P.

Kara P. Wiseman, MPH, PhD

Kara P. Wiseman, MPH, PhD

Dr. Wiseman’s research interests are focused on behaviors relevant to cancer prevention and control, including smoking cessation, alcohol use, diet, physical activity, and cancer screening. She has a particular interest in leveraging technology to develop scalable interventions and the application of research methods to create increasingly effective behavior change interventions. An additional area of interest is cancer survivorship research focused on the health behaviors of cancer survivors.

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Center for Behavioral Health and Technology

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2015-2019
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015
MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
BA, University of Virginia, 2008

P.O. Box 800717, Charlottesville, VA 22908
Tel: 434-243-8126
560 Ray C Hunt Drive, Room 2116



Research Interests:

Development of technology-based behavior change interventions, cancer prevention and control, engagement and retention in behavior change interventions, cancer prevention behaviors

Recent Publications:

• Wiseman KP, Patel M, Dwyer L, Nebeling LC. Perceived weight and barriers to physical activity in parent-adolescent dyads. Health Psychol. 2018;37(8):767-774.

• Wiseman KP, Margolis KA, Bernat JK, Grana RA. The association between e-cigarette beliefs, nicotine beliefs, e-cigarette information seeking, and e-cigarette trial among U.S. adults. Prev Med. 2018;118:66-72.

• Coa K, Wiseman KP, Higgins B, Augustson EA. Associations between engagement and cessation outcomes in the SmokefreeTXT program: A growth mixture modeling analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019;21(5):663-669

• Wiseman KP, Klein WMP. Evaluating correlates of awareness of the association between drinking too much alcohol and cancer risk in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 28(7):1195-1201.

• Wiseman KP, Coa KI, Prutzman YM. Predictors of retention in an adult text-messaging smoking cessation intervention program. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2019;7(8):e13712.

• Wiseman KP, Hauser L, Clark C, Odumosu O, Dahl N, Peregoy J, Sheffield CW, Klesges RC, Anderson RT. An evaluation of the process and quality improvement measures of the University of Virginia Cancer Center Tobacco Treatment Program. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(13):4707.

• Wiseman KP, Seidenberg A, Klein WMP. Clinician role in patient awareness regarding carcinogenic nature of alcohol consumption in the US: A nationally representative survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2021. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07113-9.