Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage

Drs. Sherry Pagoto and Adam Friedman

Episode 2 of a 2-Part Series: “Sun Protection: A Review of Current Interventions and Barriers to Changing Patient Attitude and Behavior”

Why is is that we tend to do things we know are bad for us? Candy, alcohol, Tinder…the list goes on. What about not following practices that have a library of evidence supporting their use, like sunscreen and photo-protection? To better understand this conundrum JDD Podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman recruited mental health guru Dr. Sherry Pagoto, Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut and Director of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media, to dive deep into human behavior and how this relates to medical compliance. Find a couch to lie down on as you digest the litany of psychosocial pearls Dr. Pagoto shares, rounded out by some evidenced based guidance on using social media to engage a broader audience. #dontmissthispodcast

A CME exam is available for this podcast.

This enduring continuing education activity is supported by an independent medical education grant provided by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Participants who earn a minimum, passing grade of 70% would be eligible to receive up to 0.5 credit hours AMA PRA Category 1™ and ANCC credit per podcast. A total of 1 hour for this two-part Sun Protection series.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this enduring, internet-based series of ontinuing education activities,  participants should be able to:

  • Develop strategies leading to effective clinician-patient dialogues to better motivate patients to integrate regular use of sunscreens in their skin care regimen


Adam Friedman, MD – Grant/Research: Aclaris, CPN, Almirall. Consultant: SanovaWorks, Oakstone Institute, L’oreal, La Roche Posay, Galderma, Aveeno, Valeant, Microcures, Biogen, Pfizer, G&W Laboratories, Novartis, Occulus, Intraderm, Encore, Exeltis, Menlo, Lilly, Aclaris, Dermira, Berg, Allergan, Zylo Therapeutics, Hoth. Speaker’s Bureau: Regeneron, Dermira, Janssen, AbbVie. Major Stock Shareholder: Zylo, Minorcures.

Sherry Pagoto, PhD – Consultant: Neutrogena/Johnson & Johnson.