Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD

Associate Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

Director of Undergraduate Public Health Initiatives, School of Public Health and Health Professions

Contact Information

314 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6955
Fax: (716) 829-6040


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Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD, is a social/health psychologist whose work focuses on understanding how people make decisions about engaging in health-related behaviors, how individuals process and respond to information about their health, and how to communicate that information most effectively. He currently serves as PI on a research grant from the National Cancer Institute examining effectiveness of interventions at encouraging colorectal cancer screening behavior by changing feelings and thoughts associated with screening (R01CA171935; MPI with Deborah Erwin, Lina Jandorf). Kiviniemi is past chair of the Health Decision Making Special Interest Group for the Society for Behavioral Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of the journals Health Psychology and Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society for Preventive Oncology
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine


  • PhD, Social Psychology, University of Minnesota (2001)
  • BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Asheville (1995)