Health Communications Science Digest – March

March 2021 -- Vol. 12, Issue 3e

To enhance awareness of emerging health communication and marketing scientific knowledge, the Science Team in the Office of the Associate Director for Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention frequently undertakes an extensive scan of the expert literature.  Recent publications with particular relevance for the public health communication community are detailed here.

Abstracts and PDF copies of most articles are available through the DOI hyperlink included with each citation.  In some cases, however, the DOI hyperlink will not work or the publisher charges for the article.  The help of your local library staff may be required in such circumstances to secure access to some publications.

Please share your comments or questions with us.  Contact HCSD@cdc.gov.

Articles of Interest
  • Anderson, J., Lapinski, M. K., Turner, M. M., Peng, T. Q., & Schmälzle, R. (2021). Speaking of Values: Value-Expressive Communication and Exercise Intentions. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1886398external icon
  • Bekalu, M. A., McCloud, R. F., Minsky, S., & Viswanath, K. (2021). Association of social participation, perception of neighborhood social cohesion, and social media use with happiness: Evidence of trade-off (JCOP-20-277). J Community Psychol, 49(2), 432-446. doi:1002/jcop.22469external icon
  • Cederbaum, J. A., Kim, S., Zhang, J., Jemmott, J. B., & Jemmott, L. S. (2021). Effect of a church-based intervention on abstinence communication among African-American caregiver-child dyads: the role of gender of caregiver and child. Health Educ Res. doi:1093/her/cyab009
  • Chipidza, W., Akbaripourdibazar, E., Gwanzura, T., & Gatto, N. M. (2021). A topic analysis of traditional and social media news coverage of the early COVID-19 pandemic and implications for public health communication. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, 1-23. doi:1017/dmp.2021.65external icon
  • Duong, H. T., Monahan, J. L., Mercer Kollar, L. M., & Klevens, J. (2021). Examining Sources of Social Norms Supporting Child Corporal Punishment Among Low-Income Black, Latino, and White Parents. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1895418external icon
  • Francis, D. B., & Finn, L. (2021). A Theoretically Based Analysis of Twitter Conversations about Trauma and Mental Health: Examining Responses to Storylines on the Television Show Queen Sugar. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1888454external icon
  • He, L., He, C., Reynolds, T. L., Bai, Q., Huang, Y., Li, C., . . . Chen, Y. (2021). Why do people oppose mask wearing? A comprehensive analysis of US tweets during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Med Inform Assoc. doi:1093/jamia/ocab047
  • Kim, H. M., Saffer, A. J., Liu, W., Sun, J., Li, Y., Zhen, L., & Yang, A. (2021). How Public Health Agencies Break through COVID-19 Conversations: A Strategic Network Approach to Public Engagement. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1886393pdf iconexternal icon
  • Li, R., & Sundar, S. S. (2021). Can Interactive Media Attenuate Psychological Reactance to Health Messages? A Study of the Role Played by User Commenting and Audience Metrics in Persuasion. Health Commun, 1-13. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1888450external icon
  • Lu, L., Liu, J., Yuan, Y. C., Burns, K. S., Lu, E., & Li, D. (2021). Source Trust and COVID-19 Information Sharing: The Mediating Roles of Emotions and Beliefs About Sharing. Health Educ Behav, 48(2), 132-139. doi:1177/1090198120984760external icon
  • Ma, Z. (2021). The Role of Narrative Pictorial Warning Labels in Communicating Alcohol-Related Cancer Risks. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1888456external icon
  • Malecki, K. M. C., Keating, J. A., & Safdar, N. (2021). Crisis Communication and Public Perception of COVID-19 Risk in the Era of Social Media. Clin Infect Dis, 72(4), 697-702. doi:1093/cid/ciaa758
  • McCullock, S. P., G, M. H., Schmitz, K. J., & Perrault, E. K. (2021). The state of health communication research: A content analysis of articles published in Journal of Health Communication and Health Communication (2010-2019). J Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10810730.2021.1879320external icon
  • Monnard, K., Benjamins, M. R., Hirschtick, J. L., Castro, M., & Roesch, P. T. (2021). Co-Creation of Knowledge: A Community-Based Approach to Multilevel Dissemination of Health Information. Health Promot Pract, 22(2), 215-223. doi:1177/1524839919865228external icon
  • Motta, M. (2021). Can a COVID-19 vaccine live up to Americans’ expectations? A conjoint analysis of how vaccine characteristics influence vaccination intentions. Soc Sci Med, 272, 113642. doi:1016/j.socscimed.2020.113642external icon
  • Platter, H., Kaplow, K., & Baur, C. (2021). The Value of Community Health Literacy Assessments: Health Literacy in Maryland. Public Health Rep, 333549211002767. doi:1177/00333549211002767external icon
  • Quinn, S. C., Jamison, A. M., & Freimuth, V. (2021). Communicating Effectively About Emergency Use Authorization and Vaccines in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Public Health, 111(3), 355-358. doi:2105/ajph.2020.306036external icon
  • Reuter, K., Wilson, M. L., Moran, M., Le, N., Angyan, P., Majmundar, A., . . . Unger, J. B. (2021). General Audience Engagement With Antismoking Public Health Messages Across Multiple Social Media Sites: Comparative Analysis. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 7(2), e24429. doi:2196/24429external icon
  • Rickard, L. N. (2021). Pragmatic and (or) Constitutive? On the Foundations of Contemporary Risk Communication Research. Risk Anal, 41(3), 466-479. doi:1111/risa.13415external icon
  • Seiter, C. R., & Brophy, N. S. (2021). Social Support and Aggressive Communication on Social Network Sites during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1886399external icon
  • Tsao, S. F., Chen, H., Tisseverasinghe, T., Yang, Y., Li, L., & Butt, Z. A. (2021). What social media told us in the time of COVID-19: a scoping review. Lancet Digit Health, 3(3), e175-e194. doi:1016/s2589-7500(20)30315-0pdf iconexternal icon
  • Wang, A., Kho, A. N., Black, B., & French, D. D. (2021). Determining the feasibility of an index of the social determinants of health using data from public sources. Inform Health Soc Care, 1-13. doi:1080/17538157.2021.1880413external icon
  • Wang, J., & Sundar, S. S. (2021). Are We More Reactive to Persuasive Health Messages When They Appear in Our Customized Interfaces? The Role of Sense of Identity and Sense of Control. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1885772external icon
  • Willmott, T., & Rundle-Thiele, S. (2021). Are we speaking the same language? Call for action to improve theory application and reporting in behaviour change research. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 479. doi:1186/s12889-021-10541-1pdf iconexternal icon

DISCLAIMER: Articles listed in the Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD) are selected by Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC) staff to provide current awareness of the public health communication literature. An article’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article’s methods or findings. OADC, CDC, and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by OADC, CDC, or DHHS. Opinions, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the HCSD, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of OADC, CDC, or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by OADC, CDC, or DHHS.

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