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profileKasisomayajula Viswanath, Ph.D.

TitleLee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication
InstitutionHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
DepartmentDept of Social and Behavioral Sciences
AddressHarvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge Bldg
7th floor
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/632-2225
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InstitutionHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health + Population


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2006Fellow
2008Fellow
2009Mayhew Derryberry Award
2010Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award
2011Fellow
2013Dale Brashers Distinguished Mentoring Award
2014Joseph W. Cullen Memorial Award

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Dr. Viswanath’s work, drawing from literatures in communication science, social epidemiology, and social and health behavior sciences, focuses on translational communication science to influence public health policy and practice. His primary research is in documenting the relationship between communication inequalities, poverty and health disparities, and knowledge translation through community-based research to address health disparities. His research is supported by funding from private and public agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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U54CA156732     (VISWANATH, KASISOMAYAJULA)Sep 27, 2010 - Aug 31, 2021
NIH/NCI
U Mass Boston / DFHCC U54 Partnership (1 of 2)
Role: Principal Investigator

U54CA156734     (COLON-CARMONA, ADAN)Sep 1, 2010 - Aug 31, 2021
NIH/NCI
UMass Boston-DF/HCC U54 Partnership (2 of 2)
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

P50CA148596     (WILLIAMS, DAVID R)May 1, 2010 - Apr 30, 2015
NIH/NCI
Lung Cancer Disparities Center: Jointly Addressing Race &Socioeconomic Status
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

P01TP000307     (VISWANATH, KASISOMAYAJULA)Sep 30, 2008 - Sep 29, 2014
CDC/OPHPR
LINKING ASSESSMENT AND MEASUREMENT TO PERFORMANCE IN PHEP SYSTEMS (LAMPS)
Role: Principal Investigator

R01CA132651     (VISWANATH, KASISOMAYAJULA)Apr 7, 2008 - Feb 28, 2014
NIH/NCI
P.L.A.N.E.T. MassCONECT to Promote Evidence-Based Interventions
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Ramanadhan S, Minsky S, Martinez-Dominguez V, Viswanath K. Building practitioner networks to support dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs in community settings. Transl Behav Med. 2017 Apr 05. PMID: 28382582.
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  2. McCloud RF, Okechukwu C, Sorensen G, Viswanath K. Cigarette graphic health warning labels and information avoidance among individuals from low socioeconomic position in the U.S. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Apr; 28(4):351-360. PMID: 28255678.
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  3. Ni MY, Li TK, Pang H, Chan BH, Kawachi I, Viswanath K, Schooling CM, Leung GM. Longitudinal Patterns and Predictors of Depression Trajectories Related to the 2014 Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Am J Public Health. 2017 Apr; 107(4):593-600. PMID: 28207329.
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  4. Ramanadhan S, Nagler RH, McCloud R, Kohler R, Viswanath K. Graphic health warnings as activators of social networks: A field experiment among individuals of low socioeconomic position. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Feb; 175:219-227. PMID: 28108053.
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  5. Savoia E, Lin L, Viswanath K. Sources of Information During the 2014 West Virginia Water Crisis: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Apr; 11(2):196-206. PMID: 27609349.
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  6. Wang X, Wang MP, Viswanath K, Wan A, Lam TH, Chan SS. Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home Were Associated with Poor Perceived Family Well-Being: Findings of FAMILY Project. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0161761. PMID: 27560663; PMCID: PMC4999159.
  7. Thompson B, Molina Y, Viswanath K, Warnecke R, Prelip ML. Strategies To Empower Communities To Reduce Health Disparities. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Aug 01; 35(8):1424-8. PMID: 27503967.
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  8. Bekalu MA, Eggermont S, Viswanath KV. HIV/AIDS Communication Inequalities and Associated Cognitive and Affective Outcomes: A Call for a Socioecological Approach to AIDS Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa. Health Commun. 2017 Jun; 32(6):685-694. PMID: 27367531.
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  9. Freedman RA, Viswanath K, Vaz-Luis I, Keating NL. Learning from social media: utilizing advanced data extraction techniques to understand barriers to breast cancer treatment. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Jul; 158(2):395-405. PMID: 27339067.
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  10. Ishikawa Y, Kondo N, Kawachi I, Viswanath K. Are socioeconomic disparities in health behavior mediated by differential media use? Test of the communication inequality theory. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Nov; 99(11):1803-1807. PMID: 27349600.
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  11. McCloud RF, Okechukwu CA, Sorensen G, Viswanath K. Beyond access: barriers to internet health information seeking among the urban poor. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Nov; 23(6):1053-1059. PMID: 27206459.
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  12. Lin L, McCloud RF, Bigman CA, Viswanath K. Tuning in and catching on? Examining the relationship between pandemic communication and awareness and knowledge of MERS in the USA. J Public Health (Oxf). 2016 Apr 15. PMID: 27084759.
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  13. Agunwamba AA, Kawachi I, Williams DR, Finney Rutten LJ, Wilson PM, Viswanath K. Mental Health, Racial Discrimination, and Tobacco Use Differences Across Rural-Urban California. J Rural Health. 2017 Apr; 33(2):180-189. PMID: 27074968.
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  14. Criss S, Cheung L, Giles C, Gortmaker S, Viswanath K, Kwass JA, Davison K. Media Competition Implementation for the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study (MA-CORD): Adoption and Reach. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Apr 05; 13(4):403. PMID: 27058549; PMCID: PMC4847065.
  15. Criss S, Tran A, Ganter C, Aftosmes-Tobio A, Gortmaker S, Viswanath K, Kwass JA, Davison KK. A Cascade of Champions: A Qualitative Study about the MA-CORD Media Competition Implementation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Apr 05; 13(4):404. PMID: 27058550; PMCID: PMC4847066.
  16. Nagler RH, Bigman CA, Ramanadhan S, Ramamurthi D, Viswanath K. Prevalence and Framing of Health Disparities in Local Print News: Implications for Multilevel Interventions to Address Cancer Inequalities. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 04; 25(4):603-12. PMID: 27196094; PMCID: PMC4874564 [Available on 04/01/17].
  17. McCloud RF, Okechukwu CA, Sorensen G, Viswanath K. Entertainment or Health? Exploring the Internet Usage Patterns of the Urban Poor: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Mar 03; 18(3):e46. PMID: 26940637; PMCID: PMC4796406.
  18. Bigman CA, Nagler RH, Viswanath K. Representation, Exemplification, and Risk: Resonance of Tobacco Graphic Health Warnings Across Diverse Populations. Health Commun. 2016 Aug; 31(8):974-87. PMID: 26757354.
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  19. Ramanadhan S, Nagler RH, McCauley MP, Lora V, Minsky S, Bruff C, Muneton YF, McCloud RF, Puleo E, Viswanath K. Much Ventured, Much Gained: Community-Engaged Data Collection by Adolescents and Young Adults. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016; 10(2):217-24. PMID: 27346767.
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  20. Soong CS, Wang MP, Mui M, Viswanath K, Lam TH, Chan SS. A "Community Fit" Community-Based Participatory Research Program for Family Health, Happiness, and Harmony: Design and Implementation. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Oct 28; 4(4):e126. PMID: 26510960; PMCID: PMC4704961.
  21. McCauley MP, Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Assessing opinions in community leadership networks to address health inequalities: a case study from Project IMPACT. Health Educ Res. 2015 Dec; 30(6):866-81. PMID: 26471919; PMCID: PMC4836398 [Available on 12/01/16].
  22. Chen J, Wang MP, Wang X, Viswanath K, Lam TH, Chan SS. Secondhand smoke exposure (SHS) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Chinese never smokers in Hong Kong. BMJ Open. 2015 Sep 02; 5(9):e007694. PMID: 26338682; PMCID: PMC4563261.
  23. Wang MP, Chu JT, Viswanath K, Wan A, Lam TH, Chan SS. Using Information and Communication Technologies for Family Communication and Its Association With Family Well-Being in Hong Kong: FAMILY Project. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Aug 24; 17(8):e207. PMID: 26303434; PMCID: PMC4642799.
  24. Savoia E, Stoto MA, Gupta R, Wright N, Viswanath K. Public response to the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia: knowledge, opinions and behaviours. BMC Public Health. 2015 Aug 19; 15:790. PMID: 26282554; PMCID: PMC4539923.
  25. Ramanadhan S, Galarce E, Xuan Z, Alexander-Molloy J, Viswanath K. Addressing the Vaccine Hesitancy Continuum: An Audience Segmentation Analysis of American Adults Who Did Not Receive the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine. Vaccines (Basel). 2015 Jul 15; 3(3):556-78. PMID: 26350595; PMCID: PMC4586467.
  26. Chan CK, Oldenburg B, Viswanath K. Advancing the science of dissemination and implementation in behavioral medicine: evidence and progress. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Jun; 22(3):277-82. PMID: 26001382.
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  27. Cooper LA, Ortega AN, Ammerman AS, Buchwald D, Paskett ED, Powell LH, Thompson B, Tucker KL, Warnecke RB, McCarthy WJ, Viswanath KV, Henderson JA, Calhoun EA, Williams DR. Calling for a bold new vision of health disparities intervention research. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul; 105 Suppl 3:S374-6. PMID: 25905830; PMCID: PMC4455513.
  28. Jung M, Lin L, Viswanath K. Effect of media use on mothers' vaccination of their children in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccine. 2015 May 21; 33(22):2551-7. PMID: 25896379.
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  29. Reddy GB, Sivaprasad M, Shalini T, Satyanarayana A, Seshacharyulu M, Balakrishna N, Viswanath K, Sahay M. Plasma vitamin D status in patients with type 2 diabetes with and without retinopathy. Nutrition. 2015 Jul-Aug; 31(7-8):959-63. PMID: 26059368.
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  30. Nagler EM, Sinha DN, Pednekar MS, Stoddard AM, Gupta PC, Mathur N, Lando H, Aghi M, Cordeira LS, Viswanath K, Sorensen G. Social contextual factors and tobacco use among Indian teachers: insights from the Bihar School Teachers' Study. Prev Med. 2015 May; 74:24-30. PMID: 25657167; PMCID: PMC4617324.
  31. Garnett BR, Masyn KE, Austin SB, Williams DR, Viswanath K. Coping styles of adolescents experiencing multiple forms of discrimination and bullying: evidence from a sample of ethnically diverse urban youth. J Sch Health. 2015 Feb; 85(2):109-17. PMID: 25564979.
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  32. Brandon TH, Goniewicz ML, Hanna NH, Hatsukami DK, Herbst RS, Hobin JA, Ostroff JS, Shields PG, Toll BA, Tyne CA, Viswanath K, Warren GW. Electronic nicotine delivery systems: a policy statement from the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 10; 33(8):952-63. PMID: 25572671.
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  33. Brandon TH, Goniewicz ML, Hanna NH, Hatsukami DK, Herbst RS, Hobin JA, Ostroff JS, Shields PG, Toll BA, Tyne CA, Viswanath K, Warren GW. Electronic nicotine delivery systems: a policy statement from the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 01; 21(3):514-25. PMID: 25573384.
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  34. Braun KL, Stewart S, Baquet C, Berry-Bobovski L, Blumenthal D, Brandt HM, Buchwald DS, Campbell JE, Coe K, Cooper LC, Espinoza P, Henry-Tillman R, Hargreaves M, James A, Salmon Kaur J, Viswanath K, Ma GX, Mandelblatt J, Meade C, Ramirez A, Scarinci I, Park Tanjasiri S, Thompson B, Vines AI, Dignan M. The National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program Initiative to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities: Outcomes and Lessons Learned. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9 Suppl:21-32. PMID: 26213401; PMCID: PMC4698458.
  35. Blanch-Hartigan D, Viswanath K. Socioeconomic and sociodemographic predictors of cancer-related information sources used by cancer survivors. J Health Commun. 2015; 20(2):204-10. PMID: 25495027.
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  36. Arya M, Patel S, Kumar D, Zheng MY, Kallen MA, Street RL, Viswanath K, Giordano TP. Why Physicians Don't Ask: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Barriers to HIV Testing-Making a Case for a Patient-Initiated Campaign. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 Jul; 15(4):306-12. PMID: 25421929; PMCID: PMC4441866 [Available on 07/01/17].
  37. Arya M, Kumar D, Patel S, Street RL, Giordano TP, Viswanath K. Mitigating HIV health disparities: the promise of mobile health for a patient-initiated solution. Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec; 104(12):2251-5. PMID: 25322292; PMCID: PMC4232104.
  38. Wang MP, Wang X, Viswanath K, Wan A, Lam TH, Chan SS. Digital inequalities of family life information seeking and family well-being among Chinese adults in Hong Kong: a population survey. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Oct 03; 16(10):e227. PMID: 25281831; PMCID: PMC4210945.
  39. Blanch-Hartigan D, Blake KD, Viswanath K. Cancer survivors' use of numerous information sources for cancer-related information: does more matter? J Cancer Educ. 2014 Sep; 29(3):488-96. PMID: 24699921.
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  40. Arya M, Zheng MY, Amspoker AB, Kallen MA, Street RL, Viswanath K, Giordano TP. In the routine HIV testing era, primary care physicians in community health centers remain unaware of HIV testing recommendations. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Jul-Aug; 13(4):296-9. PMID: 24476961; PMCID: PMC4115052.
  41. Bekalu MA, Eggermont S, Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Effect of media use on HIV-related stigma in Sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e100467. PMID: 24945251; PMCID: PMC4063963.
  42. Lin L, Savoia E, Agboola F, Viswanath K. What have we learned about communication inequalities during the H1N1 pandemic: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 21; 14:484. PMID: 24884634; PMCID: PMC4048599.
  43. Arya M, Kallen MA, Street RL, Viswanath K, Giordano TP. African-American patients' preferences for a health center campaign promoting HIV testing: an exploratory study and future directions. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Nov-Dec; 13(6):488-91. PMID: 24739209; PMCID: PMC4199917.
  44. Nagler RH, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Viswanath K, Emmons KM. Health media use among childhood and young adult cancer survivors who smoke. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Sep; 22(9):2497-507. PMID: 24728617.
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  45. Wang MP, Wang X, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Chan SS. Ex-smokers are happier than current smokers among Chinese adults in Hong Kong. Addiction. 2014 Jul; 109(7):1165-71. PMID: 24588872.
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  46. Emmons KM, Puleo E, Greaney ML, Gillman MW, Bennett GG, Haines J, Sprunck-Harrild K, Viswanath K. A randomized comparative effectiveness study of Healthy Directions 2--a multiple risk behavior intervention for primary care. Prev Med. 2014 Jul; 64:96-102. PMID: 24642140; PMCID: PMC4204110.
  47. Kroshus E, Baugh CM, Daneshvar DH, Viswanath K. Understanding concussion reporting using a model based on the theory of planned behavior. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Mar; 54(3):269-274.e2. PMID: 24560034.
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  48. Xie YJ, Stewart SM, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Chan SS. Television viewing time in Hong Kong adult population: associations with body mass index and obesity. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e85440. PMID: 24427309; PMCID: PMC3888420.
  49. Jung M, Chan CK, Viswanath K. Moderating effects of media exposure on associations between socioeconomic position and cancer worry. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014; 15(14):5845-51. PMID: 25081712; PMCID: PMC4618508.
  50. Clark CR, Baril NC, Achille E, Foster S, Johnson N, Taylor-Clark K, Gagne JJ, Olukoya O, Huisingh CE, Ommerborn MJ, Viswanath K. Trust yet verify: physicians as trusted sources of health information on HPV for black women in socioeconomically marginalized populations. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2014; 8(2):169-79. PMID: 25152098.
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  51. Clark CR, Baril NC, Achille E, Foster S, Johnson N, Taylor-Clark K, Gagne JJ, Olukoya O, Huisingh CE, Ommerborn MJ, Viswanath K. Trust Yet Verify: Physicians as Trusted Sources of Health Information on HPV for Black Women in Socioeconomically Marginalized Populations. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2014; 8(2):143. PMID: 25152095.
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  52. Lin L, Jung M, McCloud RF, Viswanath K. Media use and communication inequalities in a public health emergency: a case study of 2009-2010 pandemic influenza A virus subtype H1N1. Public Health Rep. 2014; 129 Suppl 4:49-60. PMID: 25355975; PMCID: PMC4187307.
  53. Jung M, Bigman-Galimore CA, Viswanath K. Contextual effects of community mobilization and communication capacity as a positive factor for self-rated health status: a multi-level analysis. Int J Public Health. 2014 Apr; 59(2):289-99. PMID: 24362447.
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  54. Wang MP, Wang X, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Chan SS. Health information seeking partially mediated the association between socioeconomic status and self-rated health among Hong Kong Chinese. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e82720. PMID: 24349347; PMCID: PMC3862642.
  55. Garnett BR, Masyn KE, Austin SB, Miller M, Williams DR, Viswanath K. The intersectionality of discrimination attributes and bullying among youth: an applied latent class analysis. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Aug; 43(8):1225-39. PMID: 24318776.
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  56. Ramanadhan S, Mendez SR, Rao M, Viswanath K. Social media use by community-based organizations conducting health promotion: a content analysis. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 05; 13:1129. PMID: 24313999; PMCID: PMC3924229.
  57. McCauley M, Minsky S, Viswanath K. The H1N1 pandemic: media frames, stigmatization and coping. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 03; 13:1116. PMID: 24299568; PMCID: PMC3907032.
  58. Viswanath K, McCloud R, Minsky S, Puleo E, Kontos E, Bigman-Galimore C, Rudd R, Emmons KM. Internet use, browsing, and the urban poor: implications for cancer control. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2013 Dec; 2013(47):199-205. PMID: 24395992; PMCID: PMC3881997.
  59. Wang MP, Wang X, Lam TH, Viswanath K, Chan SS. The tobacco endgame in Hong Kong: public support for a total ban on tobacco sales. Tob Control. 2015 Mar; 24(2):162-7. PMID: 24046209.
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  60. Sorensen G, Pednekar MS, Sinha DN, Stoddard AM, Nagler E, Aghi MB, Lando HA, Viswanath K, Pawar P, Gupta PC. Effects of a tobacco control intervention for teachers in India: results of the Bihar school teachers study. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov; 103(11):2035-40. PMID: 24028234; PMCID: PMC3828698.
  61. Savoia E, Lin L, Viswanath K. Communications in public health emergency preparedness: a systematic review of the literature. Biosecur Bioterror. 2013 Sep; 11(3):170-84. PMID: 24041193; PMCID: PMC3778998.
  62. Wang MP, Viswanath K, Lam TH, Wang X, Chan SS. Social determinants of health information seeking among Chinese adults in Hong Kong. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e73049. PMID: 24009729; PMCID: PMC3751869.
  63. Jung M, Lin L, Viswanath K. Associations between health communication behaviors, neighborhood social capital, vaccine knowledge, and parents' H1N1 vaccination of their children. Vaccine. 2013 Oct 01; 31(42):4860-6. PMID: 23954379.
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  64. Jung M, Arya M, Viswanath K. Effect of media use on HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and condom use in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e68359. PMID: 23874598; PMCID: PMC3709989.
  65. Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Priority-setting for evidence-based health outreach in community-based organizations: A mixed-methods study in three Massachusetts communities. Transl Behav Med. 2013 Jun 01; 3(2):180-188. PMID: 23795220.
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  66. Greaney ML, Puleo E, Bennett GG, Haines J, Viswanath K, Gillman MW, Sprunck-Harrild K, Coeling M, Rusinak D, Emmons KM. Factors associated with choice of web or print intervention materials in the healthy directions 2 study. Health Educ Behav. 2014 Feb; 41(1):52-62. PMID: 23720532; PMCID: PMC4638389.
  67. McCloud RF, Jung M, Gray SW, Viswanath K. Class, race and ethnicity and information avoidance among cancer survivors. Br J Cancer. 2013 May 28; 108(10):1949-56. PMID: 23681189; PMCID: PMC3670475.
  68. Jung M, Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Effect of information seeking and avoidance behavior on self-rated health status among cancer survivors. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jul; 92(1):100-6. PMID: 23523194.
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  69. Cantrell J, Vallone DM, Thrasher JF, Nagler RH, Feirman SP, Muenz LR, He DY, Viswanath K. Impact of tobacco-related health warning labels across socioeconomic, race and ethnic groups: results from a randomized web-based experiment. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e52206. PMID: 23341895; PMCID: PMC3544861.
  70. Nagler RH, Ramanadhan S, Minsky S, Viswanath K. Recruitment and Retention for Community-Based eHealth Interventions with Populations of Low Socioeconomic Position: Strategies and Challenges. J Commun. 2013 Feb 01; 63(1):201-220. PMID: 23439871.
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  71. Nagler RH, Viswanath K. Implementation and research priorities for FCTC Articles 13 and 16: tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship and sales to and by minors. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Apr; 15(4):832-46. PMID: 23291641; PMCID: PMC3601914.
  72. Arya M, Amspoker AB, Lalani N, Patuwo B, Kallen M, Street R, Viswanath K, Giordano TP. HIV testing beliefs in a predominantly Hispanic community health center during the routine HIV testing era: does English language ability matter? AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Jan; 27(1):38-44. PMID: 23305261; PMCID: PMC3545313.
  73. Pischke CR, Galarce EM, Nagler E, Aghi M, Sorensen G, Gupta PC, Pednekar MS, Sinha DN, Viswanath K. Message formats and their influence on perceived risks of tobacco use: a pilot formative research project in India. Health Educ Res. 2013 Apr; 28(2):326-38. PMID: 23221589; PMCID: PMC3594928.
  74. Galarce EM, Viswanath K. Crisis communication: an inequalities perspective on the 2010 Boston water crisis. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec; 6(4):349-56. PMID: 23241465.
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  75. Jung M, Viswanath K. Does community capacity influence self-rated health? Multilevel contextual effects in Seoul, Korea. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Jan; 77:60-9. PMID: 23232024.
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  76. Viswanath K, Nagler RH, Bigman-Galimore CA, McCauley MP, Jung M, Ramanadhan S. The communications revolution and health inequalities in the 21st century: implications for cancer control. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Oct; 21(10):1701-8. PMID: 23045545; PMCID: PMC3468900.
  77. Ackerson LK, Ramanadhan S, Arya M, Viswanath K. Social disparities, communication inequalities, and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes in India. AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct; 16(7):2072-81. PMID: 21870161.
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  78. McCauley MP, Blake KD, Meissner HI, Viswanath K. The social group influences of US health journalists and their impact on the newsmaking process. Health Educ Res. 2013 Apr; 28(2):339-51. PMID: 22907539; PMCID: PMC3594925.
  79. Greaney ML, Sprunck-Harrild K, Bennett GG, Puleo E, Haines J, Viswanath KV, Emmons KM. Use of email and telephone prompts to increase self-monitoring in a Web-based intervention: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Jul 27; 14(4):e96. PMID: 22842775; PMCID: PMC3415265.
  80. Ishikawa Y, Nishiuchi H, Hayashi H, Viswanath K. Socioeconomic status and health communication inequalities in Japan: a nationwide cross-sectional survey. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40664. PMID: 22808229; PMCID: PMC3395686.
  81. Nagler EM, Viswanath K, Ebbeling CB, Stoddard AM, Sorensen G. Correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption among construction laborers and motor freight workers. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr; 24(4):637-47. PMID: 22729935; PMCID: PMC3784996.
  82. Nagler EM, Pednekar MS, Viswanath K, Sinha DN, Aghi MB, Pischke CR, Ebbeling CB, Lando HA, Gupta PC, Sorensen GC. Designing in the social context: using the social contextual model of health behavior change to develop a tobacco control intervention for teachers in India. Health Educ Res. 2013 Feb; 28(1):113-29. PMID: 22669010; PMCID: PMC3549584.
  83. Sanchez MA, Vinson CA, Porta ML, Viswanath K, Kerner JF, Glasgow RE. Evolution of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.: moving research into practice. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Jul; 23(7):1205-12. PMID: 22674294.
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  84. Savoia E, Testa MA, Viswanath K. Predictors of knowledge of H1N1 infection and transmission in the U.S. population. BMC Public Health. 2012 May 03; 12:328. PMID: 22554124; PMCID: PMC3436710.
  85. Sorensen G, Gupta PC, Nagler E, Viswanath K. Promoting life skills and preventing tobacco use among low-income Mumbai youth: effects of Salaam Bombay Foundation intervention. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34982. PMID: 22523567; PMCID: PMC3327682.
  86. Williams DR, Kontos EZ, Viswanath K, Haas JS, Lathan CS, MacConaill LE, Chen J, Ayanian JZ. Integrating multiple social statuses in health disparities research: the case of lung cancer. Health Serv Res. 2012 Jun; 47(3 Pt 2):1255-77. PMID: 22568674; PMCID: PMC3418828.
  87. Pérez-Stable EJ, Viswanath K, Fagan P, Vallone D, Buchting FO. Global tobacco inequalities: a new frontier. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:1-5. PMID: 22367723.
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  88. Arya M, Patuwo B, Lalani N, Bush AL, Kallen MA, Street RL, Viswanath K, Giordano TP. Are primary care providers offering HIV testing to patients in a predominantly Hispanic community health center? An exploratory study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 May; 26(5):256-8. PMID: 22372868; PMCID: PMC3335132.
  89. Ramanadhan S, Salhi C, Achille E, Baril N, D'Entremont K, Grullon M, Judge C, Oppenheimer S, Reeves C, Savage C, Viswanath K. Addressing cancer disparities via community network mobilization and intersectoral partnerships: a social network analysis. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e32130. PMID: 22384156; PMCID: PMC3285642.
  90. Ganz PA, Barry JM, Burke W, Col NF, Corso PS, Dodson E, Hammond ME, Kogan BA, Lynch CF, Newcomer L, Seifter EJ, Tooze JA, Viswanath K, Wessells H. National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference: role of active surveillance in the management of men with localized prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Apr 17; 156(8):591-5. PMID: 22351514; PMCID: PMC4774889.
  91. Kontos EZ, Emmons KM, Puleo E, Viswanath K. Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine awareness and knowledge. Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct; 102(10):1911-20. PMID: 22970692; PMCID: PMC3490653.
  92. Tafawa AO, Viswanath K, Kawachi I, Williams DR. Mass media exposure, social stratification, and tobacco consumption among Nigerian adults. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:45-55. PMID: 22350858.
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  93. Ganz PA, Barry JM, Burke W, Col NF, Corso PS, Dodson E, Hammond ME, Kogan BA, Lynch CF, Newcomer L, Seifter EJ, Tooze JA, Viswanath KV, Wessells H. NIH State-of-the-Science Conference Statement: Role of active surveillance in the management of men with localized prostate cancer. NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2011 Dec 5-7; 28(1):1-27. PMID: 23392076.
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  94. Arya M, Kallen MA, Williams LT, Street RL, Viswanath K, Giordano TP. Beliefs about who should be tested for HIV among African American individuals attending a family practice clinic. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Jan; 26(1):1-4. PMID: 22053770; PMCID: PMC3242620.
  95. Ramanadhan S, Crisostomo J, Alexander-Molloy J, Gandelman E, Grullon M, Lora V, Reeves C, Savage C, Viswanath K. Perceptions of evidence-based programs among community-based organizations tackling health disparities: a qualitative study. Health Educ Res. 2012 Aug; 27(4):717-28. PMID: 22012968; PMCID: PMC3396880.
  96. Galarce EM, Minsky S, Viswanath K. Socioeconomic status, demographics, beliefs and A(H1N1) vaccine uptake in the United States. Vaccine. 2011 Jul 18; 29(32):5284-9. PMID: 21621577.
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  97. Kontos EZ, Emmons KM, Puleo E, Viswanath K. Determinants and beliefs of health information mavens among a lower-socioeconomic position and minority population. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jul; 73(1):22-32. PMID: 21683493; PMCID: PMC3126911.
  98. Chan SS, Viswanath K, Au DW, Ma CM, Lam WW, Fielding R, Leung GM, Lam TH. Hong Kong Chinese community leaders' perspectives on family health, happiness and harmony: a qualitative study. Health Educ Res. 2011 Aug; 26(4):664-74. PMID: 21536713.
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  99. Fernander A, Resnicow K, Viswanath K, Pérez-Stable EJ. Cigarette smoking interventions among diverse populations. Am J Health Promot. 2011 May-Jun; 25(5 Suppl):S1-4. PMID: 21510782.
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  100. Viswanath K. Cyberinfrastructure: an extraordinary opportunity to bridge health and communication inequalities? Am J Prev Med. 2011 May; 40(5 Suppl 2):S245-8. PMID: 21521602.
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  101. Galarce EM, Ramanadhan S, Weeks J, Schneider EC, Gray SW, Viswanath K. Class, race, ethnicity and information needs in post-treatment cancer patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec; 85(3):432-9. PMID: 21354761.
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  102. Kontos EZ, Viswanath K. Cancer-related direct-to-consumer advertising: a critical review. Nat Rev Cancer. 2011 Feb; 11(2):142-50. PMID: 21258398.
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  103. Viswanath K, Ackerson LK. Race, ethnicity, language, social class, and health communication inequalities: a nationally-representative cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 18; 6(1):e14550. PMID: 21267450; PMCID: PMC3022647.
  104. Arya M, Williams LT, Stone VE, Behforouz HL, Viswanath K, Giordano TP. A key strategy for reducing HIV in African American communities: promoting HIV testing. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Dec; 102(12):1264-6. PMID: 21287912; PMCID: PMC3658104.
  105. Wallington SF, Blake KD, Taylor-Clark K, Viswanath K. Challenges in covering health disparities in local news media: an exploratory analysis assessing views of journalists. J Community Health. 2010 Oct; 35(5):487-94. PMID: 20041281; PMCID: PMC3072699.
  106. Mack JW, Paulk ME, Viswanath K, Prigerson HG. Racial disparities in the outcomes of communication on medical care received near death. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Sep 27; 170(17):1533-40. PMID: 20876403; PMCID: PMC3739279.
  107. Ramanadhan S, Wiecha JL, Gortmaker SL, Emmons KM, Viswanath K. Informal training in staff networks to support dissemination of health promotion programs. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Sep-Oct; 25(1):12-8. PMID: 20809826; PMCID: PMC3115712.
  108. Ackerson LK, Viswanath K. Media attention and public perceptions of cancer and eastern equine encephalitis. J Community Health. 2010 Aug; 35(4):409-16. PMID: 20352480.
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  109. Viswanath K, Ackerson LK, Sorensen G, Gupta PC. Movies and TV influence tobacco use in India: findings from a national survey. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 29; 5(6):e11365. PMID: 20614005; PMCID: PMC2894069.
  110. Viswanath K, Herbst RS, Land SR, Leischow SJ, Shields PG. Tobacco and cancer: an American Association for Cancer Research policy statement. Cancer Res. 2010 May 01; 70(9):3419-30. PMID: 20388799.
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  111. Taylor-Clark KA, Viswanath K, Blendon RJ. Communication inequalities during Public Health disasters: Katrina's wake. Health Commun. 2010 Apr; 25(3):221-9. PMID: 20461607.
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  112. Koh HK, Oppenheimer SC, Massin-Short SB, Emmons KM, Geller AC, Viswanath K. Translating research evidence into practice to reduce health disparities: a social determinants approach. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 01; 100 Suppl 1:S72-80. PMID: 20147686; PMCID: PMC2837437.
  113. Blake KD, Blendon RJ, Viswanath K. Employment and compliance with pandemic influenza mitigation recommendations. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Feb; 16(2):212-8. PMID: 20113549; PMCID: PMC2958001.
  114. Kontos EZ, Emmons KM, Puleo E, Viswanath K. Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States. J Health Commun. 2010; 15 Suppl 3:216-35. PMID: 21154095; PMCID: PMC3073379.
  115. Wallington SF, Blake K, Taylor-Clark K, Viswanath K. Antecedents to agenda setting and framing in health news: an examination of priority, angle, source, and resource usage from a national survey of U.S. health reporters and editors. J Health Commun. 2010 Jan; 15(1):76-94. PMID: 20390978; PMCID: PMC3090661.
  116. Clayman ML, Manganello JA, Viswanath K, Hesse BW, Arora NK. Providing health messages to Hispanics/Latinos: understanding the importance of language, trust in health information sources, and media use. J Health Commun. 2010; 15 Suppl 3:252-63. PMID: 21154097; PMCID: PMC3230575.
  117. Blake KD, Viswanath K, Blendon RJ, Vallone D. The role of tobacco-specific media exposure, knowledge, and smoking status on selected attitudes toward tobacco control. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Feb; 12(2):117-26. PMID: 20018944; PMCID: PMC2902914.
  118. Blake KD, Viswanath K, Blendon RJ, Vallone D. The role of reported tobacco-specific media exposure on adult attitudes towards proposed policies to limit the portrayal of smoking in movies. Tob Control. 2010 Jun; 19(3):191-6. PMID: 20008152; PMCID: PMC3087596.
  119. Loggers ET, Maciejewski PK, Paulk E, DeSanto-Madeya S, Nilsson M, Viswanath K, Wright AA, Balboni TA, Temel J, Stieglitz H, Block S, Prigerson HG. Racial differences in predictors of intensive end-of-life care in patients with advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 20; 27(33):5559-64. PMID: 19805675; PMCID: PMC2792953.
  120. Ramanadhan S, Wiecha JL, Emmons KM, Gortmaker SL, Viswanath K. Extra-team connections for knowledge transfer between staff teams. Health Educ Res. 2009 Dec; 24(6):967-76. PMID: 19528313; PMCID: PMC2777945.
  121. Ackerson LK, Viswanath K. Communication inequalities, social determinants, and intermittent smoking in the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Apr; 6(2):A40. PMID: 19288983; PMCID: PMC2687846.
  122. Arya M, Behforouz HL, Viswanath K. African American women and HIV/AIDS: a national call for targeted health communication strategies to address a disparity. AIDS Read. 2009 Feb; 19(2):79-84, C3. PMID: 19271331; PMCID: PMC3695628.
  123. Hannon P, Lloyd GP, Viswanath K, Smith T, Basen-Engquist K, Vernon SW, Turner G, Hesse BW, Crammer C, von Wagner C, Backinger CL. Mass media and marketing communication promoting primary and secondary cancer prevention. J Health Commun. 2009; 14 Suppl 1:30-7. PMID: 19449266.
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  124. Ackerson LK, Viswanath K. The social context of interpersonal communication and health. J Health Commun. 2009; 14 Suppl 1:5-17. PMID: 19449264.
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  125. Stryker JE, Fishman J, Emmons KM, Viswanath K. Cancer risk communication in mainstream and ethnic newspapers. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan; 6(1):A23. PMID: 19080029; PMCID: PMC2644587.
  126. Viswanath K, Blake KD, Meissner HI, Saiontz NG, Mull C, Freeman CS, Hesse B, Croyle RT. Occupational practices and the making of health news: a national survey of US Health and medical science journalists. J Health Commun. 2008 Dec; 13(8):759-77. PMID: 19051112.
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  127. Emmons KM, Viswanath K, Colditz GA. The role of transdisciplinary collaboration in translating and disseminating health research: lessons learned and exemplars of success. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Aug; 35(2 Suppl):S204-10. PMID: 18619401.
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  128. Trice ED, Paulk E, Nilsson ME, Wright AA, Balboni T, Viswanath K, Emmons KM, Stieglitz H, DeSanto-Madeya S, Prigerson HG. Understanding the role of ethnic status in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) deaths among advanced cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20; 26(15_suppl):6506. PMID: 27949900.
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  129. Savoia E, Stoto MA, Biddinger PD, Campbell P, Viswanath K, Koh H. Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity. BMC Res Notes. 2008 Mar 07; 1:6. PMID: 18710541; PMCID: PMC2518279.
  130. Taylor-Clark K, Koh H, Viswanath K. Perceptions of environmental health risks and communication barriers among low-SEP and racial/ethnic minority communities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Nov; 18(4 Suppl):165-83. PMID: 18065858.
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  131. Kontos EZ, Bennett GG, Viswanath K. Barriers and facilitators to home computer and internet use among urban novice computer users of low socioeconomic position. J Med Internet Res. 2007 Oct 22; 9(4):e31. PMID: 17951215; PMCID: PMC2223190.
  132. Arora NK, Hesse BW, Rimer BK, Viswanath K, Clayman ML, Croyle RT. Frustrated and confused: the American public rates its cancer-related information-seeking experiences. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Mar; 23(3):223-8. PMID: 17922166; PMCID: PMC2359461.
  133. McNeill LH, Viswanath K, Bennett GG, Puleo E, Emmons KM. Feasibility of using a web-based nutrition intervention among residents of multiethnic working-class neighborhoods. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007 Jul; 4(3):A55. PMID: 17572959; PMCID: PMC1955411.
  134. Viswanath K, Kreuter MW. Health disparities, communication inequalities, and eHealth. Am J Prev Med. 2007 May; 32(5 Suppl):S131-3. PMID: 17466818; PMCID: PMC2043145.
  135. Fitzgibbon M, Gans KM, Evans WD, Viswanath K, Johnson-Taylor WL, Krebs-Smith SM, Rodgers AB, Yaroch AL. Communicating healthy eating: lessons learned and future directions. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007 Mar-Apr; 39(2 Suppl):S63-71. PMID: 17336811.
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  136. Viswanath K, Bond K. Social determinants and nutrition: reflections on the role of communication. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007 Mar-Apr; 39(2 Suppl):S20-4. PMID: 17336801.
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  137. Cairns CP, Viswanath K. Communication and colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2006 Nov; 17(9):1115-25. PMID: 17006717.
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  138. Stryker JE, Emmons KM, Viswanath K. Uncovering differences across the cancer control continuum: a comparison of ethnic and mainstream cancer newspaper stories. Prev Med. 2007 Jan; 44(1):20-5. PMID: 16949141.
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  139. Bennett GG, Wolin KY, Viswanath K, Askew S, Puleo E, Emmons KM. Television viewing and pedometer-determined physical activity among multiethnic residents of low-income housing. Am J Public Health. 2006 Sep; 96(9):1681-5. PMID: 16873736; PMCID: PMC1551955.
  140. Viswanath K, Randolph Steele W, Finnegan JR. Social capital and health: civic engagement, community size, and recall of health messages. Am J Public Health. 2006 Aug; 96(8):1456-61. PMID: 16809608; PMCID: PMC1522124.
  141. Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Health and the information nonseeker: a profile. Health Commun. 2006; 20(2):131-9. PMID: 16965250.
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  142. Viswanath K, Breen N, Meissner H, Moser RP, Hesse B, Steele WR, Rakowski W. Cancer knowledge and disparities in the information age. J Health Commun. 2006; 11 Suppl 1:1-17. PMID: 16641071.
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  143. Hesse BW, Nelson DE, Kreps GL, Croyle RT, Arora NK, Rimer BK, Viswanath K. Trust and sources of health information: the impact of the Internet and its implications for health care providers: findings from the first Health Information National Trends Survey. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Dec 12-26; 165(22):2618-24. PMID: 16344419.
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  144. Viswanath K. Science and society: the communications revolution and cancer control. Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 10; 5(10):828-35. PMID: 16195753.
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  145. Vadaparampil ST, Wideroff L, Olson L, Viswanath K, Freedman AN. Physician exposure to and attitudes toward advertisements for genetic tests for inherited cancer susceptibility. Am J Med Genet A. 2005 May 15; 135(1):41-6. PMID: 15810000.
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  146. Gupta SK, Viswanath K, Thulasiraj RD, Murthy GV, Lamping DL, Smith SC, Donoghue M, Fletcher AE. The development of the Indian vision function questionnaire: field testing and psychometric evaluation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 May; 89(5):621-7. PMID: 15834097; PMCID: PMC1772618.
  147. Murthy GV, Gupta SK, Thulasiraj RD, Viswanath K, Donoghue EM, Fletcher AE. The development of the Indian vision function questionnaire: questionnaire content. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Apr; 89(4):498-503. PMID: 15774932; PMCID: PMC1772602.
  148. Steele WR, Mebane F, Viswanath K, Solomon J. News media coverage of a women's health contraversy: how newspapers and TV outlets covered a recent debate over screening mammography. Women Health. 2005; 41(3):83-97. PMID: 15970577.
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  149. Nelson DE, Kreps GL, Hesse BW, Croyle RT, Willis G, Arora NK, Rimer BK, Viswanath KV, Weinstein N, Alden S. The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS): development, design, and dissemination. J Health Commun. 2004 Sep-Oct; 9(5):443-60; discussion 81-4. PMID: 15513791.
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  150. Randolph W, Viswanath K. Lessons learned from public health mass media campaigns: marketing health in a crowded media world. Annu Rev Public Health. 2004; 25:419-37. PMID: 15015928.
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  151. Kreps G, Viswanath K. Communication interventions and cancer control: a review of the National Cancer Institute's health communication intervention research initiative. Fam Community Health. 2001 Oct; 24(3):ix-xiii. PMID: 11589219.
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  152. Finnegan JR, Viswanath K, Hertog J. Mass media, secular trends, and the future of cardiovascular disease health promotion: an interpretive analysis. Prev Med. 1999 Dec; 29(6 Pt 2):S50-8. PMID: 10641818.
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  153. Finnegan JR, Rooney B, Viswanath K, Elmer P, Graves K, Baxter J, Hertog J, Mullis R, Potter J. Process evaluation of a home-based program to reduce diet-related cancer risk: the "WIN at Home Series". Health Educ Q. 1992; 19(2):233-48. PMID: 1618630.
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