Interdisciplinary research in health communication strengthens the study of theory-informed strategies to promote healthy behaviors.
IHC researchers address e-health, message tailoring, risk communication, health decision making, dissemination, media effects, psychological processes, usability of electronic medical information and health marketing.
IHC Student Authored or Co-Authored Publications in 2012 (IHC students in bold)
Brown, J.D., Zhao, X., Wang, M.N., Liu, Q., Lu, A.S., Li, L., Ortiz, R., Liao, S., & Zhang. G. (forthcoming). “Love is all you need:” A content analysis of romantic love and sex in Chinese entertainment television. Asian Journal of Communication.
Cates, J., Ortiz, R. R., Shafer, A., Romocki, L., & Coyne-Beasley, T. (2012). HPV vaccine for males: Designing messages to motivate parents to vaccinate their pre-teen sons. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 44(1), 39-47.
Hust, S.J.T, Marett, E.G., Ren, C.R., Adams, P.M., Willoughby, J.F., Lei, M., Ran, W. & Norman, C. (in press). Establishing and adhering to sexual consent: The association between reading magazines and college students’ sexual consent negotiation. Journal of Sex Research.
Myrick, J. G., Willoughby, J. F., Noar, S. M., & Brown, J. (in press). Reactions of young adults to the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs: Implications for cancer communication. Communication Research Reports.
Noar, S. M., & Willoughby, J. F. (2012). eHealth interventions for HIV prevention. AIDS Care, 24(8), 945-952 [Lead article].
Noar, S. M., Webb, E., Van Stee, S., Feist-Price, S., Crosby, R., Willoughby, J. F., & Troutman, A. (2012). Sexual partnerships, risk behaviors, and condom use among low-income heterosexual African Americans: A qualitative study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(4), 959-970.
IHC Student Authored or Co-Authored Conference Presentations in 2012 (IHC students in bold)
Kentucky Conference on Health Communication
IHC Student Authored or Co-Authored Publications in 2010 and 2011 (IHC students in bold)
Allicock, M., Ko, L.K., van der Sterren, E., Valle, C.G., Campbell, M.K., & Carr, C. (2010). Pilot weight control intervention among US veterans to promote diets high in fruits and vegetables. Prev Med 51:279-281.
Allicock, M., Campbell, M.K., Valle, C.G., Barlow, J.N., Carr, C., Meier, A., & Gizlice, Z. (2010). Evaluating the implementation of peer counseling in a church-based dietary intervention for African Americans. Patient Educ Couns 81:37-42.
Cates, J.R., Shafer, A., Diehl, S.J., & Deal, A. (2011). Evaluating a county-sponsored social marketing campaign to increase mothers’ initiation of HPV vaccine for their pre-teen daughters in a primarily rural area. Social Marketing Quarterly, 17(1), 4-26.
Cates, J.R., Shafer, A., Dillman Carpentier, F., Reiter, P.L., Brewer, N.T., McRee, A., & Smith, J.S. (2010). How parents hear about HPV vaccine: Implications for uptake. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47, 309-311.
Patel, S. & Shafer, A., Zucker, N.L., & Bulik, C.M. (2011). Caring for yourself is caring for your child: Helping parents of children with eating disorders receive health care for themselves. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary case studies in health communication: Theoretical and applied approaches. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
Reiter, P.L., Cates, J.R., McRee, A., Gottlieb, S., Shafer, A., Smith, J.S., & Brewer, N.T. (2010). Statewide HPV vaccine initiation among adolescent females in North Carolina. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 37(9), 549-556.
Shafer, A., Cates, J.R., Diehl, S.J., & Hartmann, M. (In press). Asking Mom: Formative research for an HPV vaccine campaign targeting mothers of adolescent girls. Journal of Health Communication.
Tzeng, J.P., Mayer, D., Richman, A.R., Lipkus, I., Han, P.K., Reitel, V., Valle, C.G., Carey, L.A., & Brewer, N.T. (2010). Women’s experiences with genomic testing for breast cancer recurrence risk. Cancer 116:1992-2000.
Weberling, B. (2010, Fall). Mobilizing Disaster Relief: U.S. Media Coverage and Public Response to the Tsunami and Pakistan Earthquake. International Communication Research Journal.
Weberling, B. (2010). Celebrity & Charity: A Historical Case Study of Danny Thomas and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1962-1991. PRism, 7(2): Special Issue on Nonprofit Organization Relationships. Available online at http://www.prismjournal.org/nonprofit_issue.html.
Zucker, N.L., Loeb, K.L., Patel, S., & Shafer, A. (2011). Parent Groups in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. In D.L. Grange and J. Lock (Eds.), Eating disorders in children and adolescents: A clinical handbook. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
IHC Student Authored or Co-Authored Conference Presentations in 2010 and 2011 (IHC students in bold)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference
El-Toukhy, S. (August 2010). Unrealistic optimism: A systematic review of perceptions of health risks. Presented to the ComSHER Interest group, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication National Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Weberling, B. (2010, August). Media Advocacy and Health Policy: News Framing of Autism and the Combating Autism Act. Paper presented to the Communicating Science, Health, Environment & Risk (ComSHER) Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Denver, CO. Eason Top Student Paper Prize Winner.
Weberling, B. (2010, August). Framing Breast Cancer: Building an Agenda through Online Advocacy and Fundraising. Paper presented to the Public Relations Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
Cancer Survivorship Research Conference
Valle, C.G., Campbell, M.K., Sherwood, E., Manning, M., & Gellin, M. (2010, June). Supportive care needs and survivorship programming preferences of North Carolina cancer survivors. Poster presentation at Fifth Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Recovery and Beyond, Washington, DC.
CDC Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Conference
Ortiz, R., Goetschius, A., Kruse, K., Hennink-Kaminski, H. (2010). Getting them off the fence!: Developing a social marketing campaign to encourage uptake of H1N1 vaccine among 18- to 24-year-olds in North Carolina. Presented at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media, Atlanta, GA.
D.C. Health Communication Conference
Cates, J.R., Ortiz, R., Shafer, A., & Coyne-Beasley, T. (2011, April). HPV vaccine for males: Designing messages to motivate parents to vaccinate their pre-teen sons. DC Health Communication Conference, Washington, DC.
Myers, A.E., Willoughby, J.F., Myrick, J.G., Brown, J., McGill, T., Mehen, L., Cates, J.R., Brown, J.D. (2011). Upstream: Promoting Interactive, Interdisciplinary Health Communication Scholarship via Internet Blog. Presentation Abstract: 2011 D.C. Health Communication Conference, George Mason University.
International Communication Association Conference
El-Toukhy, S., & Brown, J. (June 2010). Exposure to Western television and perceptions of romantic relationships in Egypt. Presented to the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association National Conference, Singapore.
Jankowski, S.M., Major, L.H. & Myrick, J.G. (2011, May). Framing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Look at Twenty Years of Television News Coverage. Research paper accepted for presentation at the 2011 International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.
Lee, S., El-Toukhy, S., Weberling, B., & Riffe, D. Relating media exposure, attention, and usefulness to risk perception: Exploring the role of information sufficiency and personal efficacy. Accepted for presentation to the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
Ortiz, R., Scull, T., Brown, J.D., Shafer, A., Kupersmidt, J., & Suellentrop, K. (2011, May). 16 and pregnant: The effects of watching and discussing a reality television drama about the consequences of teen pregnancy. Health Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.
Patel, S. & Shafer, A. (2011, May). Understanding the effects of message framing and approach/avoidance tendencies on promoting coping behaviors for caregivers. Health Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.
Patel, S., Weberling, B. (2011, May). Health Nonprofits Online: The Use of Frames and Stewardship Strategies to Increase Involvement. Paper accepted for presentation to the Public Relations Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
Willoughby, J.F. & Hust, S.J.T. (2011, May). Strategic ambiguity: The effects of viewing ambiguous advertisements on college students. To be presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Health Communication Division, Boston, Massachusetts.
Kentucky Health Communication Conference
Cates, J.R., Shafer, A., Diehl, S.J., & Deal, A. (2010, April). Evaluating a county-initiated social marketing campaign to increase uptake of the HPV vaccine among mothers of 11-12 year old girls. Kentucky Health Communication Conference, Lexington, KY.
Patel, S. & Shafer, A. (2010, April). Caring for yourself is caring for your child: Developing a theory-based health communication intervention for parents of children with eating disorders. Kentucky Health Communication Conference, Lexington, KY.
Weberling, B. (2010, April). Health Communication: Education & Employment Outlook for a Growing Field. Paper presented at the 2010 Conference on Health Communication at The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
National Communication Association Conference
El-Toukhy, S. (November 2010). Evaluating an environmental mass media campaign in Egypt. Presented to the Environmental Communication Division, National Communication Association National Conference, San Francisco, California.
El-Toukhy, S. (August 2010). Heuristics and biases in health decision making: A literature review. Presented to the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, Georgia.
Myrick, J.G., Major. L.H. & Jankowski, S.M. (2010, August). Who Gets to Tell the Story? Sources and Frames in Television News Stories from 1990-2008 about Anxiety and Depression. Research paper presented to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing and Media, Atlanta, Georgia.
Weberling, B. (2010, November). Understanding AIDS: The Politics of Public Health and the Surgeon General’s Mass Communication Efforts in the 1980s. Paper presented to the Public Relations Division, National Communication Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference
Kaye, L., Valle, C., Campbell, M.K. (2011, April) Coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment: A qualitative comparison of African American and white cancer survivors in North Carolina. Accepted as a Rapid Communication poster presentation at 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
Valle, C.G., Campbell, M.K., Mayer, D.K., Cai, J., Allicock, M., & Tate, D.F.(2011, April). Physical Activity in Young Adults: A Signal Detection Analysis of Health Information National Trends Survey 2007 Data. Accepted as a poster presentation at 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
Valle, C.G., Campbell, M.K., Sherwood, E., Manning, M., & Gellin, M. (2010, April). Information and support needs of adult cancer patients in North Carolina: Implications for a comprehensive cancer center survivorship program. Poster presentation at Society of Behavioral Medicine 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Seattle, WA.
Society for Research in Child Development Conference
Shafer, A., Ortiz, R., Scull, T.M., Kupersmidt, J.B., & Brown, J.D. (2011, April). At-risk adolescents’ media diets and outcome expectancies influence intentions to refrain from sex and avoid pregnancy. Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
Selected research publications from IHC-affiliated scholars (scholars in bold)
Ayers, J. W., Ribisl, K. M., & Brownstein, J. S. (2011). Using Internet search query surveillance to monitor tax avoidance and smoking cessation following the United States’ 2009 “SCHIP” cigarette tax increase. PLoS One, 6(3), e16777.
Brewer, N. T., Richman, A. R., DeFrank, J. T., Reyna, V. F., & Carey, L. A. (2012). Improving communication of breast cancer recurrence risk. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 133, 553-561.
Brewer, N. T., Gottlieb, S. L., Reiter, P. L., McRee, A. L., Liddon, N., Markowitz, L. E., & Smith, J. S. (2011). Longitudinal predictors of HPV vaccine initiation among adolescent girls in a high-risk geographic area. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38, 197-204.
Bobkowski, P.S., Brown, J. D., & Neffa, D. R. (2012). “Hit me up and we can get down:” U.S. youths’ risk behaviors and sexual self-disclosure in MySpace profiles. Journal of Children and Media, 6: 119-134.
Brown, J.D. & Bobkowski, P. (2011). Older and newer media: Patterns of use and effects on adolescents’ health and well-being. Journal of Research on Adolescence – A Decade Review, 21(1): 95-113.
Cates, J. R., Ortiz, R. R., Shafer, A., Romocki, L. S., & Coyne-Beasley, T. (2012). HPV Vaccine for Males: Designing Messages to Motivate Parents to Vaccinate Their Pre-Teen Sons. Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health. 44(1), 39-47.
Cates, J. R., Shafer, A., Diehl, S. J., & Deal, A. M. Evaluating a County-Sponsored Social Marketing Campaign to Increase Mothers’ Initiation of HPV Vaccine for their Pre-teen Daughters in a Primarily Rural Area. Social Marketing Quarterly. 2011;17(1):4-26.
Comello, M. L. G., & Kelly, K. J. (2012). Picturing biculturalism of Mexican-American youth: Implications for prevention message design. Hispanic Health Care International, 10(3), 118-126.
Comello, M. L. G. (2011). Characterizing drug non-users as distinctive in prevention messages: Implications of Optimal Distinctiveness Theory. Health Communication, 26, 313–322.
Comello, M. L. G., & Slater, M. D. (2011a). The effects of drug-prevention messages on the accessibility of identity-related constructs. Journal of Health Communication, 16(5), 458 – 469.
Comello, M. L. G., & Slater, M. D. (2011b). Effects of adverts from a drug and alcohol prevention campaign on willingness to engage in alcohol-related risky behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(8), 1268-1276.
Costello, K.L., & Wildemuth, B.M. (2011). Who should have access to my personal health record? Patients’ perspectives. Poster presented at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), held in conjunction with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) meeting, Washington, DC, October 22, 2011.
DiFonzo, N., Robinson, N. M., Suls, J., & Rini, C. (In press). Rumors about Cancer: Content, Sources, Coping, Transmission, and Belief. Journal of Health Communication.
Green, M.C., & *Clark, J.M. (in press). Transportation into narrative worlds: Implications for entertainment media influences on tobacco use. Addiction.
Linden, T. & the Writers of The New York Times (2011), The New York Times Reader: Health and Medicine, Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Linden T. (2011). Policy Forum. A Delicate Balance—Ethical Standards for Physician-Journalists. Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13(7):490-493. http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2011/07/pfor1-1107.html
Linden, T. (2010). Essay: Reporting by TV Docs in Haiti Raises Ethical Issues, Electronic News journal, Sage Publications, 2010, Vol. 4:2, 60-64.
Luke, D. A., Ribisl, K. M., Smith, C., & Sorg, A. A. (2011). Impact upon retailers of banning outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40 (3), 295–302.
Mazzocco, P.M., Green, M.C., Sasota, J.A, & Jones, N.W. (2010). This story is not for everyone: Transportability and narrative persuasion. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 1(4), 361-368.
Pepper J. K., Reiter, P. L., McRee, A. L., & Brewer, N. T. (2012). Advertisements promoting HPV vaccine for adolescent males: Does source matter? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88, 264-265.
Ribisl, K. M. (2012). Research gaps related to tobacco product marketing and sales in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Ribisl, K. M., Williams, R., Gizlice, Z., & Herring, A. H. (2011). Effectiveness of state and federal government agreements with major credit card and shipping companies to block illegal Internet cigarette sales. PLoS One, 6(2), e16745.
Rini, C., Williams, D. A., Broderick, J., & Keefe, F. J. (2012). Meeting them where they are: Using the Internet to deliver behavioral pain interventions. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2, 82-92. (Special issue entitled Translational Pain Management: New Directions and New Opportunities)
Rini, C., Jandorf, L., *Goldsmith, R., Manne, S., Harpaz, N., & Itzkowitz, S. (2011). Interpersonal influences on patients’ surgical decision making: The role of close others. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34(5), 396-407. PMC3113663
Shafer, A.S., Bobkowski, P.S., & Brown, J.D. (in press). “Sexual media practice: How adolescents select, engage with, and are affected by sexual media.” In Dill, K. (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Shafer, A., Cates, J. R., Diehl, S., & Hartmann, M. Asking Mom: Formative Research for an HPV Vaccine Campaign Targeting Mothers of Adolescent Girls. Journal of Health Communication. 2011 Oct;16(9):988-1005.
Southwell, B.G., Kim, A.E., Tessman, G.K., MacMonegle, A.J., Choiniere, C.J., Evans, S.E., et al. (2012). The marketing of dissolvable tobacco: Social science and public policy research needs. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26 (6):331-332.
Southwell, B.G., Hamilton, J.T., & Slater, J.S. (2011). Why addressing the poor and underinsured is vexing. Health Communication, 26 (6):583-585.
Southwell, B.G., Slater, J.S., Rothman, A.J., Friedenberg, L.M., Allison, T.R., & Nelson, C.L. (2010). The availability of community ties predicts likelihood of peer referral for mammography: Geographic constraints on viral marketing. Social Science and Medicine, 71 (9):1627-1635.
Wildemuth, B.M. & Freund, L. (2012). Assigning search tasks designed to elicit exploratory search behaviors. Paper presented at the Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR), October 4-5, 2012, Cambridge, MA.
Wildemuth, B.M. (2010). Healthcare consumers’ needs for interactions with personal health records. Interactive poster presented at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare, held in conjunction with ACM SIGCHI, Atlanta, GA, April 10-11, 2010.
Williams, J.H., Green, M.C., Houston, T.K, & Allison, J.J. (2011). Stories to communicate risks about tobacco: Development of a brief scale to measure transportation into a video story. Health Education Journal, 70(2), 184-191.