Health Communications Science Digest – March

March 2022 -- Vol. 13, 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.

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Articles of Interest
  • Albrecht, S. S., Aronowitz, S. V., Buttenheim, A. M., Coles, S., Dowd, J. B., Hale, L., . . . Jones, M. (2022). Lessons Learned From Dear Pandemic, a Social Media-Based Science Communication Project Targeting the COVID-19 Infodemic. Public Health Rep, 333549221076544. doi:1177/00333549221076544external icon
  • Bailey, R. L., Wang, T. G., Liu, J., Clayton, R. B., Kwon, K., Diwanji, V., & Karimkhanashtiyani, F. (2022). Social Facilitation in Fear Appeals Creates Positive Affect but Inhibits Healthy Eating Intentions. Front Psychol, 13, 838471. doi:3389/fpsyg.2022.838471external icon
  • Bass, S. B., Kelly, P. J., Hoadley, A., Arroyo Lloret, A., & Organtini, T. (2022). Mapping Perceptual Differences to Understand COVID-19 Beliefs in Those with Vaccine Hesitancy. J Health Commun, 1-13. doi:1080/10810730.2022.2042627external icon
  • Dillard, J. P., Li, S. S., & Cannava, K. (2022). Talking about Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Causes, Processes, and Consequences of Campaign-Induced Interpersonal Communication. Health Commun, 37(3), 316-326. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1838107external icon
  • Durkin, S. J., Brennan, E., & Wakefield, M. A. (2022). Optimising tobacco control campaigns within a changing media landscape and among priority populations. Tob Control, 31(2), 284-290. doi:1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056558pdf iconexternal icon
  • Fink, E. L., Smith, R. A., Cai, D. A., Jung, H. J., & Woelfel, J. (2022). How Americans Make Sense of Two Novel Pandemics. Health Commun, 37(5), 548-560. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1857506external icon
  • Gillman, A. S., Iles, I. A., Klein, W. M. P., & Ferrer, R. A. (2022). Increasing Receptivity to COVID-19 Public Health Messages with Self-Affirmation and Self vs. Other Framing. Health Commun, 1-12. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2043024external icon
  • Gonzalez, C., Bollinger, B., Yip, J., Pina, L., Roldan, W., & Nieto Ruiz, C. (2022). Intergenerational Online Health Information Searching and Brokering: Framing Health Literacy as a Family Asset. Health Commun, 37(4), 438-449. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1847445external icon
  • Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Kerr, A. M., Shaunfield, S., Koenig, C. J., Bylund, C. L., & Clayton, M. F. (2022). Fostering Interdisciplinary Boundary Spanning in Health Communication: A Call for a Paradigm Shift. Health Commun, 37(5), 568-576. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1857517external icon
  • Hönings, H., Knapp, D., Nguyễn, B. C., Richter, D., Williams, K., Dorsch, I., & Fietkiewicz, K. J. (2022). Health information diffusion on Twitter: The content and design of WHO tweets matter. Health Info Libr J, 39(1), 22-35. doi:1111/hir.12361external icon
  • Jackson, D. N., Sehgal, N., & Baur, C. (2022). Benefits of mHealth Co-design for African American and Hispanic Adults: Multi-Method Participatory Research for a Health Information App. JMIR Form Res, 6(3), e26764. doi:2196/26764external icon
  • Kim, B. R., & Mackert, M. (2022). Social media use and binge eating: An integrative review. Public Health Nurs. doi:1111/phn.13069external icon
  • Kim, H. M., Kim, E. A., & Murphy, S. (2022). Testing the Effectiveness of Message Framing and Episodic Future Thinking in Promoting HPV Vaccination via Anticipated Regret. Health Commun, 37(5), 525-534. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1855744external icon
  • Li, H. O., Pastukhova, E., Brandts-Longtin, O., Tan, M. G., & Kirchhof, M. G. (2022). YouTube as a source of misinformation on COVID-19 vaccination: a systematic analysis. BMJ Glob Health, 7(3). doi:1136/bmjgh-2021-008334pdf iconexternal icon
  • Li, W., Osibogun, O., Li, T., Sutherland, M. T., & Maziak, W. (2022). Changes in harm perception of ENDS and their predictors among US adolescents: findings from the population assessment of tobacco and health (PATH) study, 2013-2018. Prev Med, 155, 106957. doi:1016/j.ypmed.2022.106957external icon
  • Medero, K., Merrill, K., Jr., & Ross, M. Q. (2022). Modeling Access Across the Digital Divide for Intersectional Groups Seeking Web-Based Health Information: National Survey. J Med Internet Res, 24(3), e32678. doi:2196/32678external icon
  • Merkley, E., & Loewen, P. J. (2022). The correlates and dynamics of COVID-19 vaccine-specific hesitancy. Vaccine, 40(13), 2020-2027. doi:1016/j.vaccine.2022.02.033external icon
  • Mourali, M., & Drake, C. (2022). The Challenge of Debunking Health Misinformation in Dynamic Social Media Conversations: Online Randomized Study of Public Masking During COVID-19. J Med Internet Res, 24(3), e34831. doi:2196/34831external icon
  • Oxman, A. D., Fretheim, A., Lewin, S., Flottorp, S., Glenton, C., Helleve, A., . . . Rosenbaum, S. E. (2022). Health communication in and out of public health emergencies: to persuade or to inform? Health Res Policy Syst, 20(1), 28. doi:1186/s12961-022-00828-zpdf iconexternal icon
  • Pavlova, A., & Berkers, P. (2022). “Mental Health” as Defined by Twitter: Frames, Emotions, Stigma. Health Commun, 37(5), 637-647. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1862396external icon
  • Qin, Y., Chen, J., Namkoong, K., Ledford, V., & Lim, J. R. (2022). Increasing Perceived Risk of Opioid Misuse: The Effects of Concrete Language and Image. Health Commun, 37(4), 425-437. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1846323external icon
  • Respress, E., Evener, S. L., Caruso, E., Jacobson, K., Bowen, A., Kachur, R. E., . . . Wright, E. R. (2022). Preferences for Shigellosis-Related Health Promotion Materials for Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men: Results From a Qualitative Assessment, Atlanta, GA. Sex Transm Dis, 49(4), 304-309. doi:1097/olq.0000000000001579external icon
  • Rivera, Y. M., Moran, M. B., Thrul, J., Joshu, C., & Smith, K. C. (2022). Contextualizing Engagement With Health Information on Facebook: Using the Social Media Content and Context Elicitation Method. J Med Internet Res, 24(3), e25243. doi:2196/25243external icon
  • Scherr, C. L., Lillie, H., Ratcliff, C. L., Krakow, M., Liu, M., & Jensen, J. D. (2022). Are some narratives better than others?: The impact of different narrative forms on adolescents’ intentions to text and drive. Risk Anal. doi:1111/risa.13878external icon
  • Zhao, J., Guan, Y., & McBride, C. M. (2022). A systematic review of theory-informed strategies used in interventions fostering family genetic risk communication. Patient Educ Couns. doi:1016/j.pec.2022.03.009external 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: March 28, 2022