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Health Communication

Faculty in Health Communication

Thomas Feeley, Ph.D. (University at Buffalo)
Arun Vishwanath, Ph.D. (University at Buffalo)
Lance Rintamaki, Ph.D. (U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Janet Z. Yang, Ph.D. (Cornell University)

Faculty Research in Health Comm

Faculty members in the Department of Communication are involved in multiple aspects of health communication research, including access to health information, health promotion, health campaigns, risk communication, health literacy, social marketing, government & policy-making, health education, and the implications of information and communication technologies for health communication.

Recent Funded Research

Increasing Organ Donation in New York through Challenge Campaigns  

Health Resources Services Administration, Division of Transplantation, Division of Transplantation. 09/01/11-08/31/13. $517,136. Co-Investigator: Michael A. Stefanone.

A peer-to-peer campus campaign to promote organ donation in minority students in New York City

Health Resources Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. 09/01/09-08/31/11. $501,927. PI: Thomas Feeley. Co-PI: New York Organ Donor Network, Inc.

Promoting Organ Donation Through New Media

Health Resources Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. 09/01/08-08/31/10. $631,782. PIs: Thomas Feeley, Michael A. Stefanone. Co-PI: New York Alliance for Donation, Inc.

Faculty Publications in Health Comm (2005-10)

DeLair, S., Feeley, T.H., Kim, H., Martin, J., Kim-Schluger, L., Rudow, D.L., Orloff, M., Sheiner, P.A., & Teperman, L. (2010). A peer-based intervention to educate liver transplant candidates about living donor liver transplantion. Liver Transplantation, 16, 42-48.

LaVail, K.H., Anker, A.E., Reinhart, A.M., & Feeley, T.H. (2010). The persuasive effects of audiovisual PSAs to promote organ donation: The mediating role of psychological reactance. Communication Studies, 61, 46-69.

Hwang, J., Cheong, P. H., & Feeley, T. H. (2009). Being young and feeling blue in Taiwan: Examining adolescent depressive mood and online and offline activities. New Media & Society, 11, 1101-1121.

Feeley, T.H., Anker, A.E., Watkins, B. Rivera, J., Tag, N., & Volpe, L. (2009). A peer-to-peer campaign to promote organ donation among racially diverse college students in New York City. Journal of National Medical Association, 101, 1154-1162.

Feeley, T.H., & Moon, S. (2009). A Meta-Analytic Review of Communication Campaigns to Promote Organ Donation. Communication Reports, 22, 63-73.

Marshall, H. M., Reinhart, A. M., Feeley, T. H., Tutzauer, F., & Anker, A.  (2008).  Comparing college value-, outcome-, and  impression-relevant involvement in health-related issues.  Health Communication, 23, 171-183.

Brashers, D. E., Rintamaki, L. S., & Peterson, J. L. (2006). Pragma-dialectics and patient self-advocacy in physician-patient interactions. In M. A. van Rees & P. Houtlosser (Eds.), Considering Pragma-Dialects (pp. 24-38). Hillside, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Cameron, K. A., Rintamaki, L. S., Kamanda-Kosseh, M., Noskin, G. A., Baker, D. W., Makoul, G. M. (2009). Using Theoretical Constructs to Identify Key Issues for Targeted Message Design: African American Seniors' Perceptions about Influenza and Influenza Vaccination. Health Communication, 4, 316-26 .

Feeley, T.H. (2007). College students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding organ donation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 243-271.

Feeley, T.H., Marshall, H., & Reinhart, A.M. (2006). Reactions to Narrative and Statistical Written Messages Promoting Organ Donation.  Communication Reports.

Feeley, T.H., & Servoss, T.J. (2005). College students as potential organ donors: Reasons for low signing rates. Journal of Health Communication, 10, 237-250.

Feeley, T.H., & Vincent, D.E. (in press). How Organ Donation is Represented in Newspaper Articles in the United States. Health Communication.

Marshall, H. & Feeley, T.H. (2006). Attitudes toward organ donation: A test of injunctive norms. Communication Studies 57, 435-453.

Marshall, H. M., Reinhart, A., Feeley, T. H., Tutzauer, F., & Anker, A. E. (in press). Comparing college students’ value-, outcome-, and impression-relevant involvement in health–related issues. Health Communication

Reinhart, A., Marshall, H., Feeley, T.H., & Tutzauer, F. (in press). The Persuasive Effects of Message-Framing in Organ Donation: The Mediating Role of Psychological Reactance. Communication Monographs.

Rintamaki, L. S. (in press). The HIV Social Identity Model. In D. E. Brashers & D. J. Goldsmith (Eds.), Communication in the Management of Health and Illness. New York: Cambridge.

Rintamaki, L. S. (2007). Patient perceptions of HIV stigma in healthcare contexts. Medical Encounter, 21, 21-23.

Rintamaki, L. S., & Brashers, D. E. (2005). Social identity and stigma management: The case of people living with HIV. In E. B. Ray (Ed.), Health Communication in Practice. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Rintamaki, L. S., Davis, T. C., Skripkauskas, S., Bennett, C. L., & Wolf, M. S. (2006). Social stigma concerns and HIV medication adherence. AIDS Patient Care and STDs,20, 359-368.

Rintamaki, L. S., Scott, A. M., Kosenko, K., Jensen, R., & Jordan, C. (in press). Male patient perceptions of HIV stigma in healthcare contexts. AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

Rintamaki, L. S., & Weaver, F. M. (2007). The social and personal dynamics of HIV stigma. In T. Edgar, S. M. Noar, & V. S. Freimuth (Eds.), Communication Perspectives on HIV/AIDS for the 21st Century (pp. 67-99). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Vishwanath, A., & Scamurra, S. (2007). Barriers to the adoption of electronic health records: Using concept mapping to develop a comprehensive empirical model. Health Informatics Journal, 13, 119-134.