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Sunscreen Tips


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Dr. Yinsheng Wan, is a Professor of Biology at Providence College

With summer just upon us, protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays is important.

A recent article in TIME magazine reports that new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows that many Americans aren’t protecting their skin as much as they should. And the problem isn’t only compliance.

The Environmental Working Group recently released their 2015 sunscreen guide, which reviewed more than 1,700 SPF products like sunscreens, lip balms and moisturizers. The researchers discovered that 80% of the products offer “inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone and vitamin A.

Dr. Yinsheng Wan is a Professor of Biology at Providence College. He is a researcher in the effects of ultraviolet radiation on skin aging and skin cancer.

To speak with Dr. Wan directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401) 340-5710, or


Meet Our Expert:

Dr. Yinsheng Wan,professor of biology;
Teaching at PC since 1999

  • Effects of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation on Skin Aging and Skin Cancer 

Selected Courses Taught:

  • Human Biology
  • Physiology
  • Cell Signaling 


Steve Maurano
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations​
(401) 865-2413​

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Director of Media Relations
(401) 865-2413




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