K Viswanath

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Occupational practices and the making of health news: a national survey of US Health and medical science journalists
    K Viswanath
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Health Commun 13:759-77. 2008
  2. pmc The role of reported tobacco-specific media exposure on adult attitudes towards proposed policies to limit the portrayal of smoking in movies
    Kelly D Blake
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Tob Control 19:191-6. 2010
  3. pmc Determinants and beliefs of health information mavens among a lower-socioeconomic position and minority population
    Emily Z Kontos
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 401 Park Drive, Room 403F, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:22-32. 2011
  4. pmc Integrating multiple social statuses in health disparities research: the case of lung cancer
    David R Williams
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard University, School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1255-77. 2012
  5. pmc The social group influences of US health journalists and their impact on the newsmaking process
    M P McCauley
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health and McGraw Patterson Center for Population Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:339-51. 2013
  6. pmc Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine awareness and knowledge
    Emily Z Kontos
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1911-20. 2012
  7. pmc 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
    Sherrie Flynt Wallington
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Health Commun 15:76-94. 2010
  8. pmc Challenges in covering health disparities in local news media: an exploratory analysis assessing views of journalists
    Sherrie Flynt Wallington
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Community Health 35:487-94. 2010
  9. pmc Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States
    Emily Z Kontos
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 15:216-35. 2010
  10. pmc Correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption among construction laborers and motor freight workers
    Eve M Nagler
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115 5450, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:637-47. 2013

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi Occupational practices and the making of health news: a national survey of US Health and medical science journalists
    K Viswanath
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Health Commun 13:759-77. 2008
    ..Significant differences were seen between responses from reporters vs. editors and print vs. broadcast outlets...
  2. pmc The role of reported tobacco-specific media exposure on adult attitudes towards proposed policies to limit the portrayal of smoking in movies
    Kelly D Blake
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Tob Control 19:191-6. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc Determinants and beliefs of health information mavens among a lower-socioeconomic position and minority population
    Emily Z Kontos
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 401 Park Drive, Room 403F, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:22-32. 2011
    ..Moreover, the data indicate that health information mavens may serve as an ideal point of intervention in attempts to modify health beliefs with the goal of reducing health disparities among these populations...
  4. pmc Integrating multiple social statuses in health disparities research: the case of lung cancer
    David R Williams
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard University, School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1255-77. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc The social group influences of US health journalists and their impact on the newsmaking process
    M P McCauley
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health and McGraw Patterson Center for Population Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:339-51. 2013
    ..Health educators can foster improved coverage by learning more about the life experiences of health journalists and developing better working relationships with them...
  6. pmc Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine awareness and knowledge
    Emily Z Kontos
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1911-20. 2012
    ..We examined the association of Internet-related communication inequalities on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine awareness and infection knowledge...
  7. pmc 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
    Sherrie Flynt Wallington
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Health Commun 15:76-94. 2010
    ..Results from this study may help to inform interactions between public health and medical practitioners and the press [corrected]...
  8. pmc Challenges in covering health disparities in local news media: an exploratory analysis assessing views of journalists
    Sherrie Flynt Wallington
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Community Health 35:487-94. 2010
    ..Public health practitioners may use these findings to inform communication efforts with local media in order to advance the public dialogue about health disparities...
  9. pmc Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States
    Emily Z Kontos
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 15:216-35. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption among construction laborers and motor freight workers
    Eve M Nagler
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115 5450, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:637-47. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare and contrast correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption in two blue-collar populations: construction laborers and motor freight workers...
  11. pmc Class, race and ethnicity and information avoidance among cancer survivors
    R F McCloud
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Cancer 108:1949-56. 2013
    ..The social determinants and subsequent communication barriers that lead to avoidance have not been explored. The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of social determinants on information avoidance among cancer survivors...
  12. doi Crisis communication: an inequalities perspective on the 2010 Boston water crisis
    Ezequiel M Galarce
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 6:349-56. 2012
    ..With the goal of better understanding these interactions, this report examines how social determinants influenced communications and behavioral compliance during the 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, water crisis...
  13. pmc The communications revolution and health inequalities in the 21st century: implications for cancer control
    K Viswanath
    Harvard School of Public Health, 450 Brookline Ave LW601, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1701-8. 2012
    ..Drawing on illustrative data, this essay characterizes the communications revolution and elucidates its implications for cancer control, with a particular focus on communication inequalities and cancer disparities...
  14. pmc The role of tobacco-specific media exposure, knowledge, and smoking status on selected attitudes toward tobacco control
    Kelly D Blake
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:117-26. 2010
    ..pdf). While some research has examined predictors of public support for tobacco control measures, little research has examined modifiable factors that may influence public attitudes toward tobacco control...
  15. ncbi Perceptions of environmental health risks and communication barriers among low-SEP and racial/ethnic minority communities
    Kalahn Taylor-Clark
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:165-83. 2007
    ..We discuss the implications for future targeted campaigns to reduce negative impacts of environmental health risks...
  16. doi Factors associated with choice of web or print intervention materials in the healthy directions 2 study
    Mary L Greaney
    1Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 41:52-62. 2014
    ....
  17. pmc Message formats and their influence on perceived risks of tobacco use: a pilot formative research project in India
    Claudia R Pischke
    BIPS Institute for Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Bremen 28359, Germany
    Health Educ Res 28:326-38. 2013
    ..To conclude, messages using evidence-based information, possibly with negative emotions, testimonials with role models and those messages emphasizing self-efficacy in the format of narratives appear to appeal to teachers in Bihar...
  18. doi Does community capacity influence self-rated health? Multilevel contextual effects in Seoul, Korea
    Minsoo Jung
    Center for Community Based Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 77:60-9. 2013
    ..Thus, community capacity building warrants serious consideration for a community-based health promotion...
  19. pmc Movies and TV influence tobacco use in India: findings from a national survey
    K Viswanath
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11365. 2010
    ..The objective is to test the association of self-reported tobacco smoking and chewing with frequency of use of four types of mass media: newspapers, radio, television, and movies...
  20. pmc Barriers and facilitators to home computer and internet use among urban novice computer users of low socioeconomic position
    Emily Z Kontos
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, LW 627, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Med Internet Res 9:e31. 2007
    ..The goal of the project is not to promote health information seeking as much as to understand the barriers and facilitators to computer and Internet use, beyond access, among members of lower SEP groups in an urban setting...
  21. pmc Health disparities, communication inequalities, and eHealth
    K Viswanath
    Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:S131-3. 2007
  22. ncbi Social determinants and nutrition: reflections on the role of communication
    K Viswanath
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:S20-4. 2007
    ..Through a critical and selective review of literature on social epidemiology and public health communication, this paper explores how social determinants may mediate nutrition communication effects...
  23. ncbi Communication and colorectal cancer screening among the uninsured: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (United States)
    Catherine P Cairns
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:1115-25. 2006
    ..We examined the role of communication factors and insurance, with a specific focus on the uninsured to examine disparities in colorectal cancer screening...
  24. doi Socioeconomic status, demographics, beliefs and A(H1N1) vaccine uptake in the United States
    Ezequiel M Galarce
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA ezequiel
    Vaccine 29:5284-9. 2011
    ....
  25. pmc Translating research evidence into practice to reduce health disparities: a social determinants approach
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S72-80. 2010
    ..Such efforts translate research evidence into real-world settings and harness collaborative social action for broad-scale, sustainable change...
  26. ncbi Health and the information nonseeker: a profile
    Shoba Ramanadhan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Commun 20:131-9. 2006
    ..Nonseekers also scored lower on preventative health behaviors...
  27. ncbi Cancer knowledge and disparities in the information age
    K Viswanath
    Harvard University School of Public Health and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 11:1-17. 2006
    ..Last, the findings in this article suggest that it is necessary to take into account the SES variation within different racial and ethnic groups rather than mask them by treating the groups as one...