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K. "Vish" Viswanath, PhD


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  • Professor of Health Communication, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Professor of Health Communication, McGraw-Patterson Center for Population Sciences

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  • Office Phone Number617-632-2225
  • Fax617-582-8728

Bio

Dr. K. “Vish” Viswanath is Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and in the McGraw-Patterson Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). He is also the Faculty Director of the Health Communication Core of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). Other additional administrative and scientific leadership positions held by Dr. Viswanath include: Director of the Center for Translational Communication Science, DFCI/Harvard Chan; Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard Chan; and, Director, Harvard Chan India Research Center. He is the founding Director of DF/HCC’s Enhancing Communications for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Laboratory.Dr. Viswanath’s work, drawing from literatures in communication science, social epidemiology, and social and health behavior sciences, focuses on translational communication science to influence public health policy and practice. His primary research is in documenting the relationship between communication inequalities, poverty and health disparities, and knowledge translation to address health disparities. He has written more than 240 journal articles and book chapters concerning communication inequalities and health disparities, knowledge translation, public health communication campaigns, e-health and digital divide, public health preparedness and the delivery of health communication interventions to underserved populations. He is the Co-Editor of four books or monographs: Mass Media, Social Control and Social Change (Iowa State University Press, 1999), Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research & Practice (Jossey Bass, 2015), The Role of Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use (National Cancer Institute, 2008) and A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (2017). He was also the Editor of the Social and Behavioral Research section of the 12-volume International Encyclopedia of Communication (Blackwell Publishing, 2008).In recognition of his academic and professional achievements, Dr. Viswanath received several awards including the Postdoctoral Mentor of the Year Award from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Joseph W. Cullen Memorial Award For Excellence in Tobacco Research, American Society for Preventive Oncology (2014), the Dale Brashers Distinguished Mentorship Award, National Communication Association (2013), Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award (2010) jointly given out by the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association and the Mayhew Derryberry Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) for his contribution to health education research and theory (2009). He delivered the 23rd Annual Aubrey Fisher Lecture at University of Utah in 2009. He was elected Fellow of the International Communication Association (2011), the Society for Behavioral Medicine (2008) and the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (2006). He was the Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Marketing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta from 2007-2010. He has served as a member on four Institute of Medicine (IOM)/National Academy of Medicine Committees: Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment of Chronic Multisymptom Illness (CMI), the Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, the Committee on Health and Safety of Youth and The Committee on Parents of Young Children. He was a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) of the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services and Chaired its Working Group on Vaccine Acceptance (2012-2016), and is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness, CDC. His research is supported by funding from private and public agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Recent Awards:

  • Joseph W. Cullen Memorial Award, American Society of Preventive Oncology 2014
  • Dale Brashers Distinguished Mentoring Award, National Communication Association 2013
  • Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award, International Communication Association and the National Communication Association 2010
  • Fellow, International Communication Association 2011
  • Fellow, Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research 2006
  • Fellow, Society for Behavioral Medicine 2008
  • Mayhew Derryberry Award, American Public Health Association 2009
  • Delivered the 23rd Annual Aubrey Fisher Lecture at University of Utah 2009
  • Postdoctoral Mentor of the Year Award from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2014
  • Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Marketing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Served as a member on four Institute of Medicine (IOM) / National Academy of Medicine Committees
  • Member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) of the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services and Chaired its Working Group on Vaccine Acceptance

Research

Population Sciences

Dr. Viswanath’s work, drawing from literatures in communication science, social epidemiology, and social and health behavior sciences, focuses on translational communication science to influence public health policy and practice. His primary research is in documenting the relationship between communication inequalities, poverty and health disparities, and knowledge translation through community-based research to address health disparities. His research is supported by funding from private and public agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Toward an Extended Infodemiology Framework: Leveraging Social Media Data and Web Search Queries as Digital Pulse on Cancer Communication. Health Commun. 2021 Jul 16; 1-14.
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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: the five Cs to tackle behavioural and sociodemographic factors. J R Soc Med. 2021 06; 114(6):295-298.
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Disparities in HPV knowledge by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic position: Trusted sources for the dissemination of HPV information. Cancer Causes Control. 2021 Sep; 32(9):923-933.
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Individual and social determinants of COVID-19 vaccine uptake. BMC Public Health. 2021 04 28; 21(1):818.
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Adherence to COVID-19 mitigation measures among American adults: the need for consistent and unified messaging. Health Educ Res. 2021 04 12; 36(2):178-191.
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Key considerations for designing capacity-building interventions to support evidence-based programming in underserved communities: a qualitative exploration. Transl Behav Med. 2021 03 16; 11(2):452-461.
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Trauma and cervical cancer screening among women experiencing homelessness: A call for trauma-informed care. Womens Health (Lond). 2021 Jan-Dec; 17:17455065211029238.
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Association between different types of mass media and antenatal care visits in India: a cross-sectional study from the National Family Health Survey (2015-2016). BMJ Open. 2020 12 15; 10(12):e042839.
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Factors Influencing Implementation of a Workplace Tobacco Cessation Intervention in India: A Qualitative Exploration. Workplace Health Saf. 2021 Feb; 69(2):56-67.
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Association of social participation, perception of neighborhood social cohesion, and social media use with happiness: Evidence of trade-off (JCOP-20-277). J Community Psychol. 2021 Mar; 49(2):432-446.
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We Need the Lens of Equity in COVID-19 Communication. Health Commun. 2020 Dec; 35(14):1743-1746.
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Beyond Educating the Masses: The Role of Public Health Communication in Addressing Socioeconomic- and Residence-based Disparities in Tobacco Risk Perception. Health Commun. 2020 Oct 15; 1-8.
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Online negative sentiment towards Mexicans and Hispanics and impact on mental well-being: A time-series analysis of social media data during the 2016 United States presidential election. Heliyon. 2020 Sep; 6(9):e04910.
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Comparing the knowledge gap hypothesis in the United States and Singapore: The case of nanotechnology. Public Underst Sci. 2020 Nov; 29(8):835-854.
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experiences in the United States: 4-Year Content Analysis of Twitter. J Med Internet Res. 2020 08 21; 22(8):e17048.
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Community Stakeholders' Perspectives on Introducing Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and Biobanking Evidence-Based Programs Within Medically Underserved Communities: A Community-Engaged Approach. Int Q Community Health Educ. 2021 Apr; 41(3):315-323.
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The Potential of Smartphone Apps in Informing Protobacco and Antitobacco Messaging Efforts Among Underserved Communities: Longitudinal Observational Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 07 07; 22(7):e17451.
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The relationship between Jim Crow laws and social capital from 1997-2014: A 3-level multilevel hierarchical analysis across time, county and state. Soc Sci Med. 2020 10; 262:113142.
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The Effectiveness of Electronic Health Interventions for Promoting HIV-Preventive Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Meta-Analysis Based on an Integrative Framework of Design and Implementation Features. J Med Internet Res. 2020 05 25; 22(5):e15977.
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Community engagement for health system resilience: evidence from Liberia's Ebola epidemic. Health Policy Plan. 2020 May 01; 35(4):416-423.
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Developing SMS Content to Promote Papanicolaou Triage Among Women Who Performed HPV Self-collection Test: Qualitative Study. JMIR Form Res. 2020 Mar 06; 4(3):e14652.
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Big Data in Context: Addressing the Twin Perils of Data Absenteeism and Chauvinism in the Context of Health Disparities Research. J Med Internet Res. 2020 01 07; 22(1):e16377.
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Designing Capacity-Building Supports to Promote Evidence-Based Programs in Community-Based Organizations Working with Underserved Populations. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2020; 14(2):149-160.
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Designing Capacity-Building Supports to Promote Evidence-Based Programs in Community-Based Organizations Working with Underserved Populations. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2020; 14(2):141-142.
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Knowledge and perceptions regarding triage among human papillomavirus-tested women: A qualitative study of perspectives of low-income women in Argentina. Womens Health (Lond). 2020 Jan-Dec; 16:1745506520976011.
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Inequities in tobacco advertising exposure among young adult sexual, racial and ethnic minorities: examining intersectionality of sexual orientation with race and ethnicity. Tob Control. 2021 01; 30(1):84-93.
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Association of Social Media Use With Social Well-Being, Positive Mental Health, and Self-Rated Health: Disentangling Routine Use From Emotional Connection to Use. Health Educ Behav. 2019 12; 46(2_suppl):69-80.
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The Science of Happiness: The View From One Research Center. Am J Health Promot. 2019 11; 33(8):1210-1211.
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Editor's Desk: The Why and How of Addressing Employee Happiness. Am J Health Promot. 2019 11; 33(8):1209-1226.
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A Framework for Culturally Relevant Online Learning: Lessons from Alaska's Tribal Health Workers. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Aug; 34(4):647-653.
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Smoking portrayal in Ethiopian movies: a theory-based content analysis. Health Promot Int. 2019 Aug 01; 34(4):687-696.
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Short Sleep Duration and Insomnia Symptoms were Associated with Lower Happiness Levels in Chinese Adults in Hong Kong. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 06 12; 16(12).
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Factors influencing awareness of healthcare providers on maternal sepsis: a mixed-methods approach. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun 03; 19(1):683.
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The reliability and validity of the Chinese Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale in the general population of Hong Kong. Qual Life Res. 2019 Oct; 28(10):2813-2820.
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Responsive feedback: Towards a new paradigm to enhance intervention effectiveness. Gates Open Res. 2019; 3:781.
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Interpersonal Diffusion of Health Information: Health Information Mavenism among People Age 65 and over in Japan. Health Commun. 2020 06; 35(7):804-814.
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Mixed-methods approach to evaluate an mHealth intervention to increase adherence to triage of human papillomavirus-positive women who have performed self-collection (the ATICA study): study protocol for a hybrid type I cluster randomized effectiveness-implementation trial. Trials. 2019 Feb 26; 20(1):148.
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Association between exposure to health information and mortality: Reduced mortality among women exposed to information via TV programs. Soc Sci Med. 2019 01; 221:124-131.
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Local Organizations Supporting Implementation of Graphic Health Warnings for Tobacco in Underserved Communities: A Qualitative Inquiry. Front Public Health. 2018; 6:322.
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Short version of the Smartphone Addiction Scale in Chinese adults: Psychometric properties, sociodemographic, and health behavioral correlates. J Behav Addict. 2018 Dec 01; 7(4):1157-1165.
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Leveraging Breadth and Depth: Strategies to Characterize Population Diversity to Address Cancer Disparities in the DF/HCC Catchment Area. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 03; 28(3):435-441.
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Test-retest reliability and validity of a single-item Self-reported Family Happiness Scale in Hong Kong Chinese: findings from Hong Kong Jockey Club FAMILY Project. Qual Life Res. 2019 Feb; 28(2):535-543.
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Culturally-Relevant Online Cancer Education Modules Empower Alaska's Community Health Aides/Practitioners to Disseminate Cancer Information and Reduce Cancer Risk. J Cancer Educ. 2018 10; 33(5):1102-1109.
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Personal subjectivity in clinician discussion about retirement from sport post-concussion. Soc Sci Med. 2018 12; 218:37-44.
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Does Segmentation Really Work? Effectiveness of Matched Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packaging by Race, Gender and Chronic Disease Conditions on Cognitive Outcomes among Vulnerable Populations. J Health Commun. 2018; 23(6):523-533.
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Precision Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer: Fundamental Principles. Cancer Discov. 2018 07; 8(7):803-811.
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Health information exposure from information and communication technologies and its associations with health behaviors: Population-based survey. Prev Med. 2018 08; 113:140-146.
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Graphic and Arousing? Emotional and Cognitive Reactions to Tobacco Graphic Health Warnings and Associated Quit-Related Outcomes Among Low SEP Population Groups. Health Commun. 2019 06; 34(7):726-734.
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How, When and Why People Seek Health Information Online: Qualitative Study in Hong Kong. Interact J Med Res. 2017 Dec 12; 6(2):e24.
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Sharing Family Life Information Through Video Calls and Other Information and Communication Technologies and the Association With Family Well-Being: Population-Based Survey. JMIR Ment Health. 2017 Nov 23; 4(4):e57.
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The relative persuasiveness of narrative versus non-narrative health messages in public health emergency communication: Evidence from a field experiment. Prev Med. 2018 06; 111:284-290.
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Beliefs about smoking-related lung cancer risk among low socioeconomic individuals: the role of smoking experience and interpersonal communication. Glob Health Promot. 2019 09; 26(3):88-93.
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Strengths and Challenges of the Alaska WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program: A Qualitative Study of Program Implementation. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Nov - Dec; 49(10):858-866.e1.
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Comparing perceived effectiveness of FDA-proposed cigarette packaging graphic health warnings between sexual and gender minorities and heterosexual adults. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Oct; 28(10):1143-1155.
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Cancer Risk-Promoting Information: The Communication Environment of Young Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3S1):S63-S72.
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Erratum to: Building practitioner networks to support dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs in community settings. Transl Behav Med. 2017 09; 7(3):542.
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Building practitioner networks to support dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs in community settings. Transl Behav Med. 2017 09; 7(3):532-541.
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Health App Possession Among Smartphone or Tablet Owners in Hong Kong: Population-Based Survey. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Jun 05; 5(6):e77.
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Tuning in and catching on? Examining the relationship between pandemic communication and awareness and knowledge of MERS in the USA. J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 06 01; 39(2):282-289.
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Facing a Health Threat in a Complex Information Environment: A National Representative Survey Examining American Adults' Behavioral Responses to the 2009/2010 A(H1N1) Pandemic. Health Educ Behav. 2018 02; 45(1):77-89.
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Activating Racial and Ethnic Minorities to Engage in Preventive Health: Patient Preferences for Health Reminders. J Particip Med. 2017; 9.
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Cigarette graphic health warning labels and information avoidance among individuals from low socioeconomic position in the U.S. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 04; 28(4):351-360.
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Longitudinal Patterns and Predictors of Depression Trajectories Related to the 2014 Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Am J Public Health. 2017 04; 107(4):593-600.
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Graphic health warnings as activators of social networks: A field experiment among individuals of low socioeconomic position. Soc Sci Med. 2017 02; 175:219-227.
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Sources of Information During the 2014 West Virginia Water Crisis: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 04; 11(2):196-206.
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Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home Were Associated with Poor Perceived Family Well-Being: Findings of FAMILY Project. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0161761.
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Strategies To Empower Communities To Reduce Health Disparities. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 08 01; 35(8):1424-8.
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HIV/AIDS Communication Inequalities and Associated Cognitive and Affective Outcomes: A Call for a Socioecological Approach to AIDS Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa. Health Commun. 2017 06; 32(6):685-694.
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Learning from social media: utilizing advanced data extraction techniques to understand barriers to breast cancer treatment. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 07; 158(2):395-405.
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Are socioeconomic disparities in health behavior mediated by differential media use? Test of the communication inequality theory. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 11; 99(11):1803-1807.
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Beyond access: barriers to internet health information seeking among the urban poor. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 11; 23(6):1053-1059.
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Mental Health, Racial Discrimination, and Tobacco Use Differences Across Rural-Urban California. J Rural Health. 2017 04; 33(2):180-189.
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A Cascade of Champions: A Qualitative Study about the MA-CORD Media Competition Implementation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Apr 05; 13(4):404.
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Media Competition Implementation for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study (MA-CORD): Adoption and Reach. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Apr 05; 13(4):403.
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Prevalence and Framing of Health Disparities in Local Print News: Implications for Multilevel Interventions to Address Cancer Inequalities. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 04; 25(4):603-12.
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Entertainment or Health? Exploring the Internet Usage Patterns of the Urban Poor: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Mar 03; 18(3):e46.
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Representation, Exemplification, and Risk: Resonance of Tobacco Graphic Health Warnings Across Diverse Populations. Health Commun. 2016 08; 31(8):974-87.
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Much Ventured, Much Gained: Community-Engaged Data Collection by Adolescents and Young Adults. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016; 10(2):217-24.
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A "Community Fit" Community-Based Participatory Research Program for Family Health, Happiness, and Harmony: Design and Implementation. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Oct 28; 4(4):e126.
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Assessing opinions in community leadership networks to address health inequalities: a case study from Project IMPACT. Health Educ Res. 2015 Dec; 30(6):866-81.
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Secondhand smoke exposure (SHS) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Chinese never smokers in Hong Kong. BMJ Open. 2015 Sep 02; 5(9):e007694.
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Using Information and Communication Technologies for Family Communication and Its Association With Family Well-Being in Hong Kong: FAMILY Project. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Aug 24; 17(8):e207.
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Public response to the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia: knowledge, opinions and behaviours. BMC Public Health. 2015 Aug 19; 15:790.
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Addressing the Vaccine Hesitancy Continuum: An Audience Segmentation Analysis of American Adults Who Did Not Receive the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine. Vaccines (Basel). 2015 Jul 15; 3(3):556-78.
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Advancing the science of dissemination and implementation in behavioral medicine: evidence and progress. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Jun; 22(3):277-82.
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Calling for a bold new vision of health disparities intervention research. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul; 105 Suppl 3:S374-6.
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Effect of media use on mothers' vaccination of their children in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccine. 2015 May 21; 33(22):2551-7.
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Plasma vitamin D status in patients with type 2 diabetes with and without retinopathy. Nutrition. 2015 Jul-Aug; 31(7-8):959-63.
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Social contextual factors and tobacco use among Indian teachers: insights from the Bihar School Teachers' Study. Prev Med. 2015 May; 74:24-30.
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Coping styles of adolescents experiencing multiple forms of discrimination and bullying: evidence from a sample of ethnically diverse urban youth. J Sch Health. 2015 Feb; 85(2):109-17.
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Electronic nicotine delivery systems: a policy statement from the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 01; 21(3):514-25.
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Electronic nicotine delivery systems: a policy statement from the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 10; 33(8):952-63.
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The National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program Initiative to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities: Outcomes and Lessons Learned. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9 Suppl:21-32.
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Socioeconomic and sociodemographic predictors of cancer-related information sources used by cancer survivors. J Health Commun. 2015; 20(2):204-10.
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Why Physicians Don't Ask: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Barriers to HIV Testing-Making a Case for a Patient-Initiated Campaign. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 07; 15(4):306-12.
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Mitigating HIV health disparities: the promise of mobile health for a patient-initiated solution. Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec; 104(12):2251-5.
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Digital inequalities of family life information seeking and family well-being among Chinese adults in Hong Kong: a population survey. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Oct 03; 16(10):e227.
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Cancer survivors' use of numerous information sources for cancer-related information: does more matter? J Cancer Educ. 2014 Sep; 29(3):488-96.
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In the routine HIV testing era, primary care physicians in community health centers remain unaware of HIV testing recommendations. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Jul-Aug; 13(4):296-9.
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Effect of media use on HIV-related stigma in Sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e100467.
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What have we learned about communication inequalities during the H1N1 pandemic: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 21; 14:484.
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African-American patients' preferences for a health center campaign promoting HIV testing: an exploratory study and future directions. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Nov-Dec; 13(6):488-91.
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Health media use among childhood and young adult cancer survivors who smoke. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Sep; 22(9):2497-507.
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Ex-smokers are happier than current smokers among Chinese adults in Hong Kong. Addiction. 2014 Jul; 109(7):1165-71.
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A randomized comparative effectiveness study of Healthy Directions 2--a multiple risk behavior intervention for primary care. Prev Med. 2014 Jul; 64:96-102.
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Understanding concussion reporting using a model based on the theory of planned behavior. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Mar; 54(3):269-274.e2.
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Television viewing time in Hong Kong adult population: associations with body mass index and obesity. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e85440.
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Media use and communication inequalities in a public health emergency: a case study of 2009-2010 pandemic influenza A virus subtype H1N1. Public Health Rep. 2014; 129 Suppl 4:49-60.
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Moderating effects of media exposure on associations between socioeconomic position and cancer worry. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014; 15(14):5845-51.
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Trust Yet Verify: Physicians as Trusted Sources of Health Information on HPV for Black Women in Socioeconomically Marginalized Populations. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2014; 8(2):143.
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Trust yet verify: physicians as trusted sources of health information on HPV for black women in socioeconomically marginalized populations. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2014; 8(2):169-79.
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Contextual effects of community mobilization and communication capacity as a positive factor for self-rated health status: a multi-level analysis. Int J Public Health. 2014 Apr; 59(2):289-99.
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Health information seeking partially mediated the association between socioeconomic status and self-rated health among Hong Kong Chinese. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e82720.
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The intersectionality of discrimination attributes and bullying among youth: an applied latent class analysis. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Aug; 43(8):1225-39.
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Social media use by community-based organizations conducting health promotion: a content analysis. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 05; 13:1129.
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The H1N1 pandemic: media frames, stigmatization and coping. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 03; 13:1116.
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Internet use, browsing, and the urban poor: implications for cancer control. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2013 Dec; 2013(47):199-205.
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The tobacco endgame in Hong Kong: public support for a total ban on tobacco sales. Tob Control. 2015 Mar; 24(2):162-7.
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Effects of a tobacco control intervention for teachers in India: results of the Bihar school teachers study. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov; 103(11):2035-40.
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Communications in public health emergency preparedness: a systematic review of the literature. Biosecur Bioterror. 2013 Sep; 11(3):170-84.
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Social determinants of health information seeking among Chinese adults in Hong Kong. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e73049.
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Associations between health communication behaviors, neighborhood social capital, vaccine knowledge, and parents' H1N1 vaccination of their children. Vaccine. 2013 Oct 01; 31(42):4860-6.
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Effect of media use on HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and condom use in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e68359.
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Priority-setting for evidence-based health outreach in community-based organizations: A mixed-methods study in three Massachusetts communities. Transl Behav Med. 2013 Jun 01; 3(2):180-188.
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Factors associated with choice of web or print intervention materials in the healthy directions 2 study. Health Educ Behav. 2014 Feb; 41(1):52-62.
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Class, race and ethnicity and information avoidance among cancer survivors. Br J Cancer. 2013 May 28; 108(10):1949-56.
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Effect of information seeking and avoidance behavior on self-rated health status among cancer survivors. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jul; 92(1):100-6.
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Impact of tobacco-related health warning labels across socioeconomic, race and ethnic groups: results from a randomized web-based experiment. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e52206.
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Recruitment and Retention for Community-Based eHealth Interventions with Populations of Low Socioeconomic Position: Strategies and Challenges. J Commun. 2013 Feb 01; 63(1):201-220.
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Implementation and research priorities for FCTC Articles 13 and 16: tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship and sales to and by minors. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Apr; 15(4):832-46.
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HIV testing beliefs in a predominantly Hispanic community health center during the routine HIV testing era: does English language ability matter? AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Jan; 27(1):38-44.
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Message formats and their influence on perceived risks of tobacco use: a pilot formative research project in India. Health Educ Res. 2013 Apr; 28(2):326-38.
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Crisis communication: an inequalities perspective on the 2010 Boston water crisis. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec; 6(4):349-56.
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Does community capacity influence self-rated health? Multilevel contextual effects in Seoul, Korea. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Jan; 77:60-9.
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The communications revolution and health inequalities in the 21st century: implications for cancer control. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Oct; 21(10):1701-8.
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Social disparities, communication inequalities, and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes in India. AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct; 16(7):2072-81.
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The social group influences of US health journalists and their impact on the newsmaking process. Health Educ Res. 2013 Apr; 28(2):339-51.
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Use of email and telephone prompts to increase self-monitoring in a Web-based intervention: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Jul 27; 14(4):e96.
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Socioeconomic status and health communication inequalities in Japan: a nationwide cross-sectional survey. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40664.
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Correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption among construction laborers and motor freight workers. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr; 24(4):637-47.
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Designing in the social context: using the social contextual model of health behavior change to develop a tobacco control intervention for teachers in India. Health Educ Res. 2013 Feb; 28(1):113-29.
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Evolution of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.: moving research into practice. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Jul; 23(7):1205-12.
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Predictors of knowledge of H1N1 infection and transmission in the U.S. population. BMC Public Health. 2012 May 03; 12:328.
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Promoting life skills and preventing tobacco use among low-income Mumbai youth: effects of Salaam Bombay Foundation intervention. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34982.
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Integrating multiple social statuses in health disparities research: the case of lung cancer. Health Serv Res. 2012 Jun; 47(3 Pt 2):1255-77.
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Global tobacco inequalities: a new frontier. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:1-5.
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Are primary care providers offering HIV testing to patients in a predominantly Hispanic community health center? An exploratory study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 May; 26(5):256-8.
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Addressing cancer disparities via community network mobilization and intersectoral partnerships: a social network analysis. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e32130.
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National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference: role of active surveillance in the management of men with localized prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Apr 17; 156(8):591-5.
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Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine awareness and knowledge. Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct; 102(10):1911-20.
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Mass media exposure, social stratification, and tobacco consumption among Nigerian adults. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:45-55.
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NIH State-of-the-Science Conference Statement: Role of active surveillance in the management of men with localized prostate cancer. NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2011 Dec 5-7; 28(1):1-27.
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Beliefs about who should be tested for HIV among African American individuals attending a family practice clinic. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Jan; 26(1):1-4.
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Perceptions of evidence-based programs among community-based organizations tackling health disparities: a qualitative study. Health Educ Res. 2012 Aug; 27(4):717-28.
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Socioeconomic status, demographics, beliefs and A(H1N1) vaccine uptake in the United States. Vaccine. 2011 Jul 18; 29(32):5284-9.
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Determinants and beliefs of health information mavens among a lower-socioeconomic position and minority population. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jul; 73(1):22-32.
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Hong Kong Chinese community leaders' perspectives on family health, happiness and harmony: a qualitative study. Health Educ Res. 2011 Aug; 26(4):664-74.
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Cyberinfrastructure: an extraordinary opportunity to bridge health and communication inequalities? Am J Prev Med. 2011 May; 40(5 Suppl 2):S245-8.
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Cigarette smoking interventions among diverse populations. Am J Health Promot. 2011 May-Jun; 25(5 Suppl):S1-4.
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Class, race, ethnicity and information needs in post-treatment cancer patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec; 85(3):432-9.
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Cancer-related direct-to-consumer advertising: a critical review. Nat Rev Cancer. 2011 Feb; 11(2):142-50.
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Race, ethnicity, language, social class, and health communication inequalities: a nationally-representative cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 18; 6(1):e14550.
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A key strategy for reducing HIV in African American communities: promoting HIV testing. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Dec; 102(12):1264-6.
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Challenges in covering health disparities in local news media: an exploratory analysis assessing views of journalists. J Community Health. 2010 Oct; 35(5):487-94.
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Racial disparities in the outcomes of communication on medical care received near death. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Sep 27; 170(17):1533-40.
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Informal training in staff networks to support dissemination of health promotion programs. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Sep-Oct; 25(1):12-8.
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Media attention and public perceptions of cancer and eastern equine encephalitis. J Community Health. 2010 Aug; 35(4):409-16.
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Movies and TV influence tobacco use in India: findings from a national survey. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 29; 5(6):e11365.
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Tobacco and cancer: an American Association for Cancer Research policy statement. Cancer Res. 2010 May 01; 70(9):3419-30.
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Communication inequalities during Public Health disasters: Katrina's wake. Health Commun. 2010 Apr; 25(3):221-9.
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Translating research evidence into practice to reduce health disparities: a social determinants approach. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 01; 100 Suppl 1:S72-80.
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Employment and compliance with pandemic influenza mitigation recommendations. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Feb; 16(2):212-8.
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Providing health messages to Hispanics/Latinos: understanding the importance of language, trust in health information sources, and media use. J Health Commun. 2010; 15 Suppl 3:252-63.
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Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States. J Health Commun. 2010; 15 Suppl 3:216-35.
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Antecedents to agenda setting and framing in health news: an examination of priority, angle, source, and resource usage from a national survey of U.S. health reporters and editors. J Health Commun. 2010 Jan; 15(1):76-94.
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The role of tobacco-specific media exposure, knowledge, and smoking status on selected attitudes toward tobacco control. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Feb; 12(2):117-26.
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The role of reported tobacco-specific media exposure on adult attitudes towards proposed policies to limit the portrayal of smoking in movies. Tob Control. 2010 Jun; 19(3):191-6.
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Racial differences in predictors of intensive end-of-life care in patients with advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 20; 27(33):5559-64.
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Extra-team connections for knowledge transfer between staff teams. Health Educ Res. 2009 Dec; 24(6):967-76.
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Communication inequalities, social determinants, and intermittent smoking in the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Apr; 6(2):A40.
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African American women and HIV/AIDS: a national call for targeted health communication strategies to address a disparity. AIDS Read. 2009 Feb; 19(2):79-84, C3.
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Mass media and marketing communication promoting primary and secondary cancer prevention. J Health Commun. 2009; 14 Suppl 1:30-7.
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The social context of interpersonal communication and health. J Health Commun. 2009; 14 Suppl 1:5-17.
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Cancer risk communication in mainstream and ethnic newspapers. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan; 6(1):A23.
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Occupational practices and the making of health news: a national survey of US Health and medical science journalists. J Health Commun. 2008 Dec; 13(8):759-77.
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The role of transdisciplinary collaboration in translating and disseminating health research: lessons learned and exemplars of success. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Aug; 35(2 Suppl):S204-10.
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Understanding the role of ethnic status in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) deaths among advanced cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20; 26(15_suppl):6506.
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Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity. BMC Res Notes. 2008 Mar 07; 1:6.
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Perceptions of environmental health risks and communication barriers among low-SEP and racial/ethnic minority communities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Nov; 18(4 Suppl):165-83.
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Barriers and facilitators to home computer and internet use among urban novice computer users of low socioeconomic position. J Med Internet Res. 2007 Oct 22; 9(4):e31.
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Frustrated and confused: the American public rates its cancer-related information-seeking experiences. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Mar; 23(3):223-8.
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Feasibility of using a web-based nutrition intervention among residents of multiethnic working-class neighborhoods. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007 Jul; 4(3):A55.
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Health disparities, communication inequalities, and eHealth. Am J Prev Med. 2007 May; 32(5 Suppl):S131-3.
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Communicating healthy eating: lessons learned and future directions. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007 Mar-Apr; 39(2 Suppl):S63-71.
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Social determinants and nutrition: reflections on the role of communication. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007 Mar-Apr; 39(2 Suppl):S20-4.
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Communication and colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2006 Nov; 17(9):1115-25.
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Uncovering differences across the cancer control continuum: a comparison of ethnic and mainstream cancer newspaper stories. Prev Med. 2007 Jan; 44(1):20-5.
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Television viewing and pedometer-determined physical activity among multiethnic residents of low-income housing. Am J Public Health. 2006 Sep; 96(9):1681-5.
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Social capital and health: civic engagement, community size, and recall of health messages. Am J Public Health. 2006 Aug; 96(8):1456-61.
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Cancer knowledge and disparities in the information age. J Health Commun. 2006; 11 Suppl 1:1-17.
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Health and the information nonseeker: a profile. Health Commun. 2006; 20(2):131-9.
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Trust and sources of health information: the impact of the Internet and its implications for health care providers: findings from the first Health Information National Trends Survey. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Dec 12-26; 165(22):2618-24.
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Science and society: the communications revolution and cancer control. Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 10; 5(10):828-35.
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Physician exposure to and attitudes toward advertisements for genetic tests for inherited cancer susceptibility. . 2005 May 15; 135(1):41-6.
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The development of the Indian vision function questionnaire: field testing and psychometric evaluation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 May; 89(5):621-7.
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The development of the Indian vision function questionnaire: questionnaire content. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Apr; 89(4):498-503.
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News media coverage of a women's health contraversy: how newspapers and TV outlets covered a recent debate over screening mammography. Women Health. 2005; 41(3):83-97.
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The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS): development, design, and dissemination. J Health Commun. 2004 Sep-Oct; 9(5):443-60; discussion 81-4.
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Lessons learned from public health mass media campaigns: marketing health in a crowded media world. Annu Rev Public Health. 2004; 25:419-37.
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Communication interventions and cancer control: a review of the National Cancer Institute's health communication intervention research initiative. Fam Community Health. 2001 Oct; 24(3):ix-xiii.
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Mass media, secular trends, and the future of cardiovascular disease health promotion: an interpretive analysis. Prev Med. 1999 Dec; 29(6 Pt 2):S50-8.
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Process evaluation of a home-based program to reduce diet-related cancer risk: the "WIN at Home Series". Health Educ Q. 1992; 19(2):233-48.
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