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Selected Publications

Communicating Uncertain Science to the Public

Ratcliff, C. L., Wicke, R., & Harvill, B. (2022). Communicating uncertainty to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review of the literature. Annals of the International Communication Association. [PDF]

Ratcliff, C. L. (2021). Communicating scientific uncertainty across the dissemination trajectory: A precision medicine case studyScience Communication. [PDF]

Ratcliff, C. L., Wong, B., Jensen, J. D., & Kaphingst, K. A. (2021). The impact of communicating uncertainty on public responses to precision medicine researchAnnals of Behavioral Medicine. [PDF]

Ratcliff, C. L., Jensen, J. D., Christy, K., R., Crossley, K., & Krakow, M. (2018). News coverage of cancer research: Does disclosure of scientific uncertainty enhance credibility? In H. D. O’Hair (Ed.), Risk and health communication in an evolving media environment. New York: Routledge. [Pre-print] [Stimuli]

Precision Medicine Communication – Challenges & Opportunities

Ratcliff, C. L., Krakow, M., Greenberg-Worisek, A. J., & Hesse, B. W. (2021). Digital health engagement in the U.S. population: Insights from the 2018 Health Information National Trends SurveyAmerican Journal of Public Health. [PDF]

Ratcliff, C. L., Kaphingst, K. A., & Jensen, J. D. (2018). When personal feels invasive: Foreseeing challenges in precision medicine communication. Journal of Health Communication. [PDF]

Psychological Reactance Theory

Ratcliff, C. L. & Sun, Y. (2020) Overcoming resistance through narratives: Findings from a meta-analytic review. Human Communication Research. [PDF]

Ratcliff, C. L. (2019). Characterizing reactance in communication research: A review of conceptual and operational approaches. Communication Research. [PDF]

Ratcliff, C. L., Jensen, J. D., Scherr, C. L., Krakow, M., & Crossley, K. (2019). Loss/gain framing, dose, and reactance: A message experiment. Risk Analysis. [PDF] [Stimuli]