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Graduate Student Publications

Our grad students have great success in publishing in highly ranked communication journals. You can see our students regularly publish with our full-time faculty -- a testament to the collaborative, supportive environment we have created at UB.

Grad Student Publications, 2013 - Present

(Graduate student names in bold)

Anderson, K. B., & Saxton, G. (in press). Babies, Smiles, and Status Symbols: The Persuasive Effects of Images in Small-Entrepreneur Funding Requests. International Journal of Communication.

Anker, A. E., Feeley, T. H., & McCracken, B.J. (in press). The impact of mass mediated health campaigns on knowledge, behavior, and self-efficacy: A series of meta-analyses characterizing current campaigns to promote health. Journal of Health Communication.

Anker, A. E., McCracken, B.J., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). Effective communication strategies utilized to obtain authorization for organ donation: Results of a national study.

Covert, J.M., Stefanone, M.A., & Rui, J.R. (in press). Network awareness and understanding of other-based receiprocity: Examination of perceived inequity online. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Covert, J.M., Saxton, G.D., Anker, A., O’Mally, A., & Feeley, T.H. (in press). Utilizing effective social media message design to prompt audience engagement: A test of organ procurement organizations’ Facebook messages. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Feeley, T.H., O’Mally, A., Covert, J.M. (in press). Determining the newsworthiness of organ donation stories through content analysis of United States’ newspapers. Health Communication.

Feeley, T.H., & OMally, A.K. (in press). Getting by with a little help from my friends: Nonprofits’ use of third parties to promote public health. In T. Harrison & E. Williams (Eds.). Organizations, Heatlh, and Communication.

Foster, D. W., Khalil, G. E., Farris, S. G., Bärnighausen, T. W. & Prokhorov, A. V. (2015) Effects of readiness to change, quit history, and health perceptions on depressive symptoms among young adult smokers. International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

Grizzard, M., Shaw, A. Z., Dolan, E. A., & Anderson, K. B. (in press). Popular media’s ability to strengthen moral intuitions: Evidence from a longitudinal experiment on consistent and conflicted moral content. Media Psychology.

Khalil, G. E. Advani, S. M., Prokhorov, A. V. (in press). Examining a New Psychosocial Marker of Cancer Risk Perception During Young Adulthood: A Perceived Temporal Susceptibility to Cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Khalil, G. E. (in press). The “Re-Mission” Videogame Intervention for Cancer Risk Perception and Information Seeking among College Students: a Small Scale Evaluation. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Khalil, G. E. (in press). Exploring a New Concept in Entertainment-Education: Positive Thought provocation. Human Communication Research.

Khalil, G. E. (in press). From Emotions to Actions: A Transitional Model of Entertainment-Education. Human Communication Research.

Khalil, G. E. (In press). Understanding the User Experience and Emotional Involvement during eHealth Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial of ASPIRE (Doctoral Dissertation). University at Buffalo the State University of New York.

Khalil, G. E. (in press). The Role of a Delay in Emotion Regulation in the Success of Entertainment-Education for Health. Journal of Health Communication (under review).

Khalil, G. E., & Rintamaki, L. S. (2014). A Televised EntertainmentEducation Drama to Promote Positive Discussion about Organ Donation. Health Education Research, cyt106. doi:10.1093/her/cyt106

Khalil, G. E. (2013). Fear and Happiness in "Re-Mission": Teasing Out Emotional Gaming Events Responsible for Cancer Risk Perception. Competitively selected for publication in Games for Health (pp. 27-44). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

McCracken, B.J., Rintamaki, L.S., & Peek, D.M. (2015). Breaking bad news during physician patient interactions. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches. In Press.

Merrill, K.A., Bryant, A.E., Dolan, E.A., & Chang, S. (2015).  The male gaze and online sports punditry: A case study of the Ines Sainz controversy. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 39(1), 40-60.

O’Mally, A.K. & Worrell, T.R. (2014). Statistics or stories, black or white? Examining influences of African American Organ Donation. Howard Journal of Communications, 98-114.

Pittman, M., O’Mally, A, Murszewski, S., Przysinda, W. E., & Rintamaki, L. S. (in press). Social support solicitation strategies and their responses through an internet-based weight management community. Health Communication.

Rintamaki, L. S., O’Mally, A, Pittman, M., Murszewski, S., Przysinda, W. E., Chameli, J., & Roy, D. (in press). Patient preferences for discussing sexual health with physicians. Health Communication.

Rui, J.R., Covert, J.M., & Stefanone, M.A., Mukherjee, T. (2014). A communication multiplexity approach to social capital: On- and offline communication and self-esteem. Social Science Computer Review.

Shaw, A. Z., Grizzard, M., Dolan, E. A., & Anderson, K. B. (in press). Effects of prolonged consumption of romantic content on family values: A longitudinal re-examination and extension of Zillmann and Bryant (1988a). Journal of Family Issues

Stefanone, M.A., Hurley, C.M., Egnoto, M., & Covert, J.M. (2015). Information asymmetry and social exchange: Exploring compliance gaining online. Information, Communication & Society, 18(4), 376-389.

Tenzek, K.E. & McCracken, B.J. (in press). Social Constructions of End-of-Life (EOL)            in Disney/Pixar films: A Cultivation Theory Analysis.

Waters, R.D., Saxton, G.D., & Covert, J.M. (in press). Different platforms, different strategies? A comparative analysis of how nonprofit organizations use Facebook and Twitter. Public Relations Review.

Yang, Z.J., Maki, K.G., & Arth, Z. (in press). Psychological distance, risk perceptions, and communication behaviors during the Ebola outbreak. Health Communication.


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