Isaac Marcelo Lipkus
Professor in the School of Nursing

Research Interests
Dr. Lipkus is interested in how: 1) dispositional (e.g., hostility) and attitudinal variables (e.g.,
belief in a world) affect coping with negative life events (e.g., cancer, conflict in interpersonal
relationships), and 2) the impact of risk perceptions (e.g., optimistic and pessimistic biases) on
modifying precautionary behaviors (e.g., early prevention and detection of cancer,etc.).

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 307 Trent Dr., School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27701-2054
  • DUMC 3322, School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710

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