Research Focus: Health communication
(* signifies co-authorship with student)
*Szatkowski, H., Peek, D. M., & Rintamaki, L. S. (in press). Our hearts are like boats: Using metaphor to make complex information understandable to patients. In A. Du Pre & E. BerlinRay, (Eds.), Reallife scenarios: A case study perspective on health communication. New York: Oxford.
*Brashers, D. E., Rintamaki, L. S., Basinger, E.d., Para, M., & Caughglin, J. P. (2017). Taking Control: The Efficacy and Durability of a PeerLed Uncertainty Management Intervention for People Recently Diagnosed with HIV. Health Communication, 23, 1121 (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.314).
*Reynolds Tylus, T., & Rintamaki, L. S., (2015). Strategic use of the Health Belief Model incrafting messages that promote condom use. In C. Noland (Ed.), Contemporary Studies of Sexuality and Communication, (pp. 389404). New York: Kendall/Hunt.
*Kosenko, K., Rintamaki, L., & Manness, K. (2015). Patientcentered communication: The experiences of transgender adults. In L. Spencer & J. Capuzza (Eds.), Transgender communication studies: Histories, trends, and trajectories, (pp. 224251). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
*Karras, E., Peek, D. M., & Rintamaki, L. S., (2015). Hearing doctor, Deaf pateint: A matter of time, pressure, and pain. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Health Communication: Theoretical and Practical Case Studies, second edition (pp. 113128). New York: Kendall/Hunt.
*McCracken, B., Rintamaki, L. S., & Peek, D. M. (2015). Breaking bad news: The challenges and significance of the most delicate providerpatient communication. In M. Brann (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Health Communication: Theoretical and Practical Case Studies, 2nd edition (pp. 3546). New York: Kendall/Hunt.
*Akey, J., Rintamaki, L. S., & Kane, T. (2014). Optimal social supportive practices for healthcare professionals who treat patients managing eating disorders. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 145, 246252. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.682)
*Khalil, G., & Rintamaki, L. S. (2014). A televised entertainmenteducation drama to promote positive discussion of organ donation. Health Education Research, 29, 284296.
Rintamaki, L. S., & Yang, J. Z. (2014). Advancing the Extended Parallel Process Model: The added value of response cost measures. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 759774. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.5)
*Akey, J., Chiu, I., Shin, L., Kane, T., & Rintamaki, L. S. (2014). Optimizing social support efforts from friends and family of people coping with eating disorders. In M Eaves (Ed.), Applications in Health Communication: Emerging trends, (pp. 160174). New York: Kendall/Hunt.