CV & Scholarly Publications

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Published Research:

Health/Risk Communication

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. doi:10.1111/risa.13379

Jensen, J. D., Ratcliff, C. L., Yale, R. N., Krakow, M., Scherr, C. L., & Yeo, S. K. (2018). Persuasive impact of loss and gain frames on intentions to exercise: A test of six moderators. Communication Monographs.

Guntzviller, L. M., Ratcliff, C. L., Dorsch, T., & Osai, K. (2016). Parental Advice on Physical Activity and Exercise: Exploring Emerging Adults’ Responses through Advice Response Theory. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Advancing Persuasion Theories

Ratcliff, C. L. (forthcoming). Characterizing ‘reactance’ in communication research: A review of conceptual and operational approaches. Communication Research.

Guntzviller, L. M., Ratcliff, C. L., & Pusateri, K. B. (forthcoming). Expanding advice response theory by incorporating goal inference: College students’ perceptions of parental exercise advice. Communication Theory.

Krakow, M., Yale, R. N., Jensen J. D., Carcioppolo, N., & Ratcliff, C. L. (2018). Comparing mediational pathways for narrative- and argument-based messages: Believability, counterarguing, and emotional reaction. Human Communication Research.

News Media Coverage of Biomedical Research

Maggio, L. A., Ratcliff, C. L., Krakow, M., Moorhead, L., Enkhbayar, A., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). Making headlines: An analysis of US government-funded cancer research mentioned in online media. BMJ Open.

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. [PDF: Ratcliff et al 2018 Routledge]

Cancer, Genomics, & Precision Medicine Communication

Kaphingst, K. A., Peterson, E., Zhao, J., Gaysynsky, A., Elrick, A. H., Hong, S. J., Krakow, M., Pokharel, M., Ratcliff, C. L., Klein, W. M., Khoury, M. J., & Chou, W. S., (2018). Cancer communication research in the era of genomics and precision medicine: A scoping review. Genetics in Medicine. doi:10.1038/s41436-018-0402-0

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: Ratcliff et al 2018]

Krakow, M., Ratcliff, C. L., Hesse, B. W., & Greenberg-Worisek, A. J. (2018). Assessing genetic literacy awareness and knowledge gaps in the U.S. Population: Results from the Health Information National Trends Survey. Public Health Genomics. doi:10.1159/000489117

John, K. K., Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., Ratcliff, C. L., & Grossman, D. (2017). Do pattern-focused visuals improve skin self-examination performance? Explicating the visual skill acquisition model. Journal of Health Communication.

Jensen, J. D., Ratcliff, C.L., Weaver, J., Krakow, M., Payton, W., & Loewen, S. (2015). Explicating Perceived Barriers to Mammography via the USCREEN Project: Concerns about Breast Implants, Faith Violations, and Perceived Recommendations. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment.

Communication About or Among Minority Groups

Guntzviller, L. M., Wang, N., Martinez Gonzalez, A., & Ratcliff, C. L. (2019). Situating advice response theory in a cultural and relational context: How Hispanic adults perceive exercise advice from parents. Communication Research.

Guntzviller, L. M., Williamson, L., & Ratcliff, C.L. (2019). Stress, social support, and mental health among young adult Hispanics. Manuscript accepted for publication at Journal of Family and Community Health.

Coe, K., Bruce, R. J., & Ratcliff, C. L. (2017). Presidential communication about marginalized groups: Applying a new analytic framework in the context of the LGBT community. Journal of Communication.