Publications

Scoping review on public communication of uncertainty during COVID-19

Pandemics are characterized by extreme uncertainty and effective communication is critical to help the public...

New paper: Reactance to Anti-Texting & Driving Messages

Our new study led by @CourtneyLScherr is out in Risk Analysis! We compared the effectiveness...

New Paper: Communicating Uncertainty in Precision Medicine

Precision medicine research programs rely on public volunteers to provide genetic, environmental, and lifestyle data...

New paper: Digital Health Engagement in the US Population (new HINTS brief report)

My colleagues and I have a new brief report in American Journal of Public Health!...

Narratives do reduce resistance to persuasion—Meta-analysis published in Human Communication Research

Our meta-analysis on narratives and resistance to persuasion was just published in Human Communication Research!...

Reactance review published

My review of psychological reactance research approaches is now out in Communication Research. This paper...

Reactance to framed messages: triggered by dose?—Article in Risk Analysis

Striking a balance with exercise promotion messages can be tricky. In our study of loss/gain...

Media mentions of cancer research: disproportionate coverage (Our new study in BMJ Open)

Our team’s study on coverage of cancer research in online media was just published at...

Scientific uncertainty heightens trust in journalists

Our chapter — “News Coverage of Cancer Research: Does Disclosure of Scientific Uncertainty Enhance Credibility?”...

Challenges in precision medicine communication

Repost of University of Utah’s Communication Dept. announcement: Communication Dept. Scholars Publish on the Critical...