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Presentations and Publications

Upcoming Conference Presentations

Hoda Fakhari will be presenting at the Society for Medical Decision Making in October 2023.

Hoda Fakhari will be presenting at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting in November 2023. 

 Recent Journal Publications

Publications from the previous 5 years are listed below. For full list of publications, please see my CV.

Kalke, K.,* Levin, H.,* & Scherr, C.L. (In Press). The communication of uncertainty in health: A systematic literature review.


Scherr, C.L., Ramesh, S.,* Getachew-Smith, H.,* Kalke, K.,* Ramsey, K.,^ Fischhoff, B., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (In Press). How patients deal with an ambiguous medical test: Decision-making after genetic testing. Patient Education and Counseling,


Staras, S.A.S, Vadaparampil, S.T., Thompson, L.A., , Gurka, M.J., Flipp, S.L., & Shenkman, E.A. (2020). Postcard reminders for HPV vaccination mainly primed parents for providers’ recommendation. , (1011188).


Scherr, C.L., Getachew-Smith, H.B.,* Ross, A.A.,* Marshall-Fricker, C.G.,^ Shrestha, N., Brooks, K.,^ Fischhoff, B., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2020). A modern dilemma: How experts grapple with ambiguous genetic test results. Medical Decision Making, 40(5), 655-668.   


Scherr, C.L., Getachew-Smith, H.B.,* Sudec, L.J., Brooks, J.,* & Roberts, M.Y. (2020). Parents’ sensemaking processes in the identification of developmental delays and engagement with early intervention services. Social Science & Medicine, 255(112941).


Roy, S., Gwede, C.K., Malo, T.L., , Radlein, S., Meade, C.D., Vadaparampil, S.T., & Park, J.Y. (2020). Exploring prostate cancer patients’ interest and preferences for receiving genetic risk information about cancer aggressiveness. (3),


Getachew-Smith, H.B.,* Arguedas, A.A.R.,* , Dean, M., & Clements, M.* (2020). Previving: How unaffected women with a mutation navigate previvor identity. , (10), 1256-1265.

Scherr, C.L., Nam, K., Augusto, B., Kasting, M.L., Caldwell, M., Lee, M.C., Meade, C.D., Pal, T., Quinn, G.P., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2020). A framework for pilot testing health risk video narratives. Health Communication, 35(7), 832-841.


Nooruddin, M., Friedman, P., Subrahmanyam, R., Banagan, J., Moreno, D., Sathyanarayanan, M., Nutescu, E., Jeyaram, T., Harris, M., Zhang, H., Rodriguez, A., Shaazuddin, M., Perera, M., Tuck, M., & ACCOuNT Investigators (2020). Why African Americans say “no:” A study of pharmacogenomic research participation. (Suppl 1), 159-166.


Arguedas, A.A.R.,* , Dean, M., Badal, H.J.* & Clements, M.* (2020). Intersections of health and gender imperatives: Stratified decision-making among women with a mutation. .

Ratcliff, C.L.,* Jensen, J.D., , Krakow, M., & Crossley, K. (2019). Loss/gain framing, dose, and reactance: A message experiment. (12)2640- 2652.


Scherr, C.L., Ramesh, S.,* Marshall-Fricker, C.,^ & Perera, M., (2019). A review of African Americans’ beliefs and attitudes about genomic studies: Opportunities for message design. Frontiers in Genetics, 10, 548.


Kasting, M.L., Conley, C.C., Hoogland, A.I., Kim, J., Thapa, R., Reblin, M., Meade, C.D., Lee, M.C., Pal, T., Quinn, G.P., & Vadaparampil, S.T., (2019). A randomized controlled intervention to promote readiness to genetic counseling for breast cancer survivors. (5)980 - 988.

Reblin, M., Kasting, M.L., Nam, K., , Kim, J., Thapa, R., Meade, C.D., Lee, M.C., Pal, T., Quinn, G.P., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2019). Health beliefs associated with readiness for genetic counseling among high-risk breast cancer survivors. (1)117-123.


Christy, K., Jensen, J.D., Britt, B., , Jones, C., & Brown, N. (2019). I want to talk to a real person: Theorizing avoidance in the acceptance and use of automated technologies. ,(1), 31-43.


Scherr, C.L., Aufox, S., Ross, A.A.*, Ramesh, S.,* Wicklund, C.A., & Smith, M. (2018). What people want to know about their genes: A critical review of the literature on large-scale genome sequencing studies. Healthcare, 6(3). 96.


Augusto, B., Lake, P.,* , Couch, F.J., Lindor, N.M., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2018). From the laboratory to the clinic: Sharing VUS reclassification tools with practicing genetics professionals. (3)209-215.


Jensen, J.D., Ratcliff, C.,* Yale, R.N., Krakow, M., , & Yeo, S. (2018). Persuasive impact of loss and gain frames on intentions to exercise: A test of six moderators. (2)245-262


Scherr, C.L., Feuston, J.L.,* Nixon, D.M., & Cohen, S.A. (2018). A two-stage approach to the development of SNAP: An iPhone application to support appointment scheduling and management for women with a BRCA mutation. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 27(2), 439-445.


Cohen, S.A., , & Nixon, D.M. (2018). An iPhone application to promote surveillance among women with a mutation: Pre-intervention data. (2)446-456

Scherr, C.L., Dean, M., Clayton, M.F., Hesse, B.W., Silk, K., Street Jr., R.L., & Krieger, J. (2017). A research agenda for communication scholars in the precision medicine era. Journal of Health Communication, 22(10), 839-848.

Koruo, R.,^ Dean, M., , Clements, M.*, Ross, A.A.* (2017). Previvors’ perceptions of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer health information. (2)95-104

Kasting M.L., , Ali K.N., Lake P., Malo T.L., Johns T., Roetzheim R.G., Quinn G.P., & Vadaparampil S.T. (2017). Human Papillomavirus vaccination training experience among family medicine residents and faculty.

Dean, M., , Clements, M.,* Koruo, R.,^ Martinez, J.,^ & Ross, A.A* (2017). “When information is not enough”: Examining -positive previvors’ information needs regarding hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk. (9)1738-1743

Scherr, C.L., Bomboka, L., Nelson, A., Pal, T., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2017). Tracking the dissemination of a culturally targeted brochure to promote awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among Black women. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(5), 805-811.


Jensen, J.D., Pokharel, M.,* , King, A., Brown, N., & Jones, C. (2017). Communicating uncertain science to the public: How amount and source of uncertainty impact fatalism, backlash, and overload. (1)40-51.

Scherr, C.L., Jensen, J.D., & Christy, K. (2017). Dispositional pandemic worry and the Health Belief Model: Promoting vaccination during pandemic events. Journal of Public Health, 39(4), e242-e250.

Cragun, D., Vadaparampil, S.T., ., & Pal, T. (2017). Comment to "Can breast surgeons provide breast cancer genetic testing? An American Society of Breast Surgeons survey" by PD Beitsch, & PW Whitworth. (3), 588-589.


Cragun, D., , Vadaparampil, S.T., & Pal, T. (2016). Evolution of hereditary breast cancer genetics services: Are changes in the field reflected in the knowledge and clinical practices of Florida providers? (10)569-578.


Scherr, C.L., Augusto, B., Ali, K., Malo, T., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2016). Provider-reported acceptance and use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention messages and materials to support HPV vaccine recommendations for adolescent males. Vaccine, 34(35), 4229-4234.


Scherr, C.L., Christie, J., & Vadaparampil, S.T. (2016). Breast cancer survivors’ knowledge of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer following genetic counseling: An exploration of general and survivor-specific knowledge items. Public Health Genomics, 19(1), 1-10.

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