Health Communications Science Digest – January

January 2022 -- Vol. 13, Issue 1e

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.

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Articles of Interest
  • Ancker, J. S., Benda, N. C., Sharma, M. M., Johnson, S. B., Weiner, S., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2022). Taxonomies for synthesizing the evidence on communicating numbers in health: Goals, format, and structure. Risk Anal. doi:1111/risa.13875 external icon
  • Caserotti, M., Gavaruzzi, T., Girardi, P., Tasso, A., Buizza, C., Candini, V., . . . Lotto, L. (2022). Who is likely to vacillate in their COVID-19 vaccination decision? Free-riding intention and post-positive reluctance. Prev Med, 154, 106885. doi:1016/j.ypmed.2021.106885 external icon
  • DiRusso, C., & Stansberry, K. (2022). Unvaxxed: A Cultural Study of the Online Anti-Vaccination Movement. Qual Health Res, 32(2), 317-329. doi:1177/10497323211056050 external icon
  • Gallant, A. J., Nicholls, L. A. B., Rasmussen, S., Cogan, N., Young, D., & Williams, L. (2021). Changes in attitudes to vaccination as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal study of older adults in the UK. PLoS One, 16(12), e0261844. doi:1371/journal.pone.0261844 external icon
  • Guan, M., Li, Y., Scoles, J. D., & Zhu, Y. (2022). COVID-19 Message Fatigue: How Does It Predict Preventive Behavioral Intentions and What Types of Information are People Tired of Hearing About? Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.2023385 external icon
  • Ju, R., Jia, M., & Cheng, J. (2021). Promoting Mental Health on Social Media: A Content Analysis of Organizational Tweets. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.2018834 external icon
  • Kreslake, J. M., Diaz, M. C., Shinaba, M., Vallone, D. M., & Hair, E. C. (2022). Youth and young adult risk perceptions and behaviours in response to an outbreak of e-cigarette/vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) in the USA. Tob Control, 31(1), 88-97. doi:1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056090 pdf iconexternal icon
  • Kusters, I. S., Dean, J. M., Gutierrez, A. M., Sommer, M., & Klyueva, A. (2021). Assessment of COVID-19 Website Communication in Languages Other than English by Local Health Departments in the United States. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2021.2017109 external icon
  • Le, L. H., Hoang, P. A., & Pham, H. C. (2022). Sharing health information across online platforms: A systematic review. Health Commun, 1-13. doi:1080/10410236.2021.2019920 external icon
  • Lueders, A., Wollast, R., Nugier, A., & Guimond, S. (2022). You read what you eat! Selective exposure effects as obstacles for environmental risk communication in the meat consumption debate. Appetite, 170, 105877. doi:1016/j.appet.2021.105877 external icon
  • Majmundar, A., Allem, J. P., Cruz, T. B., Unger, J. B., & Pentz, M. A. (2022). Twitter Surveillance at the Intersection of the Triangulum. Nicotine Tob Res, 24(1), 118-124. doi:1093/ntr/ntab085 pdf iconexternal icon
  • Powell, R., Rosenthal, J., August, E. M., Frey, M., Garcia, L., Sidibe, T., . . . Lathrop, E. (2022). Ante La Duda, Pregunta: A Social Marketing Campaign to Improve Contraceptive Access during a Public Health Emergency. Health Commun, 37(2), 177-184. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1828534 external icon
  • Schnepf, J., & Christmann, U. (2022). “It’s a war! It’s a battle! It’s a fight!”: Do militaristic metaphors increase people’s threat perceptions and support for COVID-19 policies? Int J Psychol, 57(1), 107-126. doi:1002/ijop.12797 external icon
  • Watson, M., Thomasson, E., Adkins, E., Batdorf, S., Kilkenny, M., Diaz, S. S., . . . Stryker, J. (2022). Communicating During an HIV Outbreak Among People Who Inject Drugs-West Virginia 2019. AIDS Behav. doi:1007/s10461-021-03538-9 pdf iconexternal icon
  • Willis, E., & Painter, C. (2022). Conceptualization of the Public Health Model of Reporting through Application: The Case of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Heroin Beat. Health Commun, 37(1), 83-92. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1821963 external icon
  • Wu, Y., Kuru, O., Campbell, S. W., & Baruh, L. (2022). Explaining Health Misinformation Belief through News, Social, and Alternative Health Media Use: The Moderating Roles of Need for Cognition and Faith in Intuition. Health Commun, 1-14. doi:1080/10410236.2021.2010891 external icon
  • Xu, Z., Ellis, L., & Laffidy, M. (2022). News Frames and News Exposure Predicting Flu Vaccination Uptake: Evidence from U.S. Newspapers, 2011-2018 Using Computational Methods. Health Commun, 37(1), 74-82. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1818958 external icon
  • Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Wanta, W., Zheng, Q., & Wang, X. (2022). Reactions to geographic data visualization of infectious disease outbreaks: an experiment on the effectiveness of data presentation format and past occurrence information. Public Health, 202, 106-112. doi:1016/j.puhe.2021.11.011 external 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.

Page last reviewed: January 31, 2022