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Jay Christian, PhD

Cancer Center Member

jay christian

Research Programs:
Cancer Prevention and Control

Colleges & Departments:
College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Spatial analysis, tobacco and other behavioral risk factors, environmental exposures.

Contact Information

111 Washington Ave. #211B
Lexington, KY 40506
United States



  1. Factors associated with smoking abstinence after diagnosis of early stage lung cancer. Hopenhayn C, Christian WJ, Christian A, Studts J, Mullett T. Lung Cancer 80.1 (2013): 55-61.
  2. Population cancer risks associated with coal mining: a systematic review. Jenkins WD, Christian WJ, Mueller G, Robbins KT. PloS one 8.8 (2013): e71312.
  3. Using geospatial technologies to explore activity-based retail food environments. Christian WJ. Spatial and spatio-temporal epidemiology 3.4 (2012): 287-295.
  4. Exploring geographic variation in lung cancer incidence in Kentucky using a spatial scan statistic: elevated risk in the Appalachian coal-mining region. Christian WJ, Huang B, Rinehart J, Hopenhayn C. Public Health Reports (2011): 789-796.
  5. Acceptance of the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls: analysis of state-added questions from the BRFSS. Christian WJ, Christian A, Hopenhayn C. Journal of Adolescent Health 44.5 (2009): 437-445.


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