Researcher Profile

Elliot J. Coups, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Population Studies
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1914

Phone: (732) 235-8076

Research Program Alignments

Membership Type: Full

Research Interests

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Behavioral Risk Factors
  • Health Behaviors
  • Cancer-Related Health Promotion

Selected Publications

Coups, E. J., Stapleton, J. L., Hudson, S. V., Medina-Forrester, A., Rosenberg, S. A., Gordon, M., Natale-Pereira, A., & Goydos, J. S. (in press). Linguistic acculturation and skin cancer-related behaviors among Hispanics in the southern and western United States. JAMA Dermatology.

Coups, E. J., Stapleton, J. L., Hudson, S. V., Medina-Forrester, A., Goydos, J. S., & Natale-Pereira, A. (2012). Skin cancer screening among Hispanic adults in the United States: Results from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Archives of Dermatology, 148, 861–863.

Deshpande, A. D., McQueen, A., & Coups, E. J. (2012). Different effects of multiple health status indicators on breast and colorectal cancer screening in a nationally representative US sample. Cancer Epidemiology, 36, 270–275.

Coups, E. J., Manne, S. L., Jacobsen, P., Ming, M., Heckman, C. J., & Lessin, S. (2011). Skin surveillance intentions among family members of patients with melanoma. BMC Public Health, 11, 866.

Coups, E. J., & Phillips, L. A. (2011). A more systematic review of correlates of indoor tanning. Letter to the editor. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 25, 610–616.

Coups, E. J. (2010). Lack of knowledge of type of skin cancer diagnosis. Archives of Dermatology, 146, 1177–1178.

Coups, E. J., Geller, A. C., Weinstock, M. A., Heckman, C. J., & Manne, S. L. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of skin cancer screening among middle-aged and older white adults in the United States. American Journal of Medicine, 123, 439–445.

Coups, E. J., Dhingra, L. K., Heckman, C. J., & Manne, S. L. (2009). Receipt of provider advice for smoking cessation and use of smoking cessation treatments among cancer survivors. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24 (Suppl 2), S480–S486.

Manne, S. L., Coups, E. J., Markowitz, A., Meropol, N. J., Haller, D., Jacobsen, P. B., Jandorf, L., Peterson, S., Lesko, S., Pilipshen, S., & Winkel, G. (2009). A randomized trial of generic versus tailored interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among intermediate risk siblings. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 207–217.

Coups, E. J., Park, B. J., Feinstein, M. B., Steingart, R. M., Egleston, B. L., Wilson, D. J., & Ostroff, J. S. (2009). Correlates of physical activity among lung cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 18, 395–404.

Coups, E. J., Park, B. J., Feinstein, M. B., Steingart, R. M., Egleston, B. L., Wilson, D. J., & Ostroff, J. S. (2009). Physical activity among lung cancer survivors: Changes across the cancer trajectory and associations with quality of life. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 18, 664–672.

Coups, E. J., Manne, S. L., & Heckman, C. J. (2008). Multiple skin cancer risk behaviors in the U.S. population. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34, 87–93.

Coups, E. J., Hay, J., & Ford, J S. (2008). Awareness of the role of physical activity in colon cancer prevention. Patient Education and Counseling, 72, 246–251.

Coups, E. J., Manne, S. L., Meropol, N. J., & Weinberg, D. S. (2007). Multiple behavioral risk factors for colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer screening status. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 16, 510–516.

Coups, E. J., & Ostroff, J. S. (2005). A population-based estimate of the prevalence of behavioral risk factors among adult cancer survivors and non-cancer controls. Preventive Medicine, 40, 702–711.

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