Ricardo J Wray

Summary

Affiliation: Saint Louis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Individual and community influences on adherence to directives in the event of a plague attack: survey results
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 6:253-62. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Addressing the challenge of informed decision making in prostate cancer community outreach to African American men
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University, MO, USA
    Am J Mens Health 5:508-16. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Changing the conversation about prostate cancer among African Americans: results of formative research
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Community Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ethn Health 14:27-43. 2009
  4. pmc Communicating with the public about emerging health threats: lessons from the Pre-Event Message Development Project
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:2214-22. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint How can you improve vaccination rates among older African Americans?
    Ricardo J Wray
    Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Fam Pract 56:925-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Do cancer patients fully understand clinical trial participation? A pilot study to assess informed consent and patient expectations
    Ricardo J Wray
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:21-4. 2007
  7. pmc A community-wide media campaign to promote walking in a Missouri town
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A04. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Theoretical perspectives on public communication preparedness for terrorist attacks
    Ricardo J Wray
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Fam Community Health 27:232-41. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint What does the public want to know in the event of a terrorist attack using plague?
    Ricardo Wray
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 2:208-15. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Young adults' perceptions about established and emerging tobacco products: results from eight focus groups
    Ricardo J Wray
    Division of Behavior Science and Health Education, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:184-90. 2012

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Individual and community influences on adherence to directives in the event of a plague attack: survey results
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 6:253-62. 2012
    ..Consequently, communication strategies to disseminate directives and organizational strategies to support them must vary according to the nature of the directives...
  2. doi request reprint Addressing the challenge of informed decision making in prostate cancer community outreach to African American men
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University, MO, USA
    Am J Mens Health 5:508-16. 2011
    ..The findings suggest the need for further research to assess the effectiveness of community-based outreach efforts in enhancing engagement of men in decision making related to screening, diagnostics, and treatment...
  3. doi request reprint Changing the conversation about prostate cancer among African Americans: results of formative research
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Community Health, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ethn Health 14:27-43. 2009
    ..To understand obstacles to and opportunities for improving prostate cancer communication to and within African American communities...
  4. pmc Communicating with the public about emerging health threats: lessons from the Pre-Event Message Development Project
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:2214-22. 2008
    ..We sought to better understand the challenges of communicating with the public about emerging health threats, particularly threats involving toxic chemicals, biological agents, and radioactive materials...
  5. ncbi request reprint How can you improve vaccination rates among older African Americans?
    Ricardo J Wray
    Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Fam Pract 56:925-9. 2007
    ..This study explored older African Americans' concerns about getting the flu vaccine and vaccine providers' level of awareness of these concerns...
  6. ncbi request reprint Do cancer patients fully understand clinical trial participation? A pilot study to assess informed consent and patient expectations
    Ricardo J Wray
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:21-4. 2007
    ..Accepted practices of informed consent often result in suboptimal patient understanding of research studies...
  7. pmc A community-wide media campaign to promote walking in a Missouri town
    Ricardo J Wray
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A04. 2005
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  8. ncbi request reprint Theoretical perspectives on public communication preparedness for terrorist attacks
    Ricardo J Wray
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Fam Community Health 27:232-41. 2004
    ..This theoretical orientation provides a framework to systematically assess current recommendations for preparedness communication...
  9. ncbi request reprint What does the public want to know in the event of a terrorist attack using plague?
    Ricardo Wray
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 2:208-15. 2004
    ..A dissemination plan is required to ensure that critical information will be available when people need it and where they look...
  10. doi request reprint Young adults' perceptions about established and emerging tobacco products: results from eight focus groups
    Ricardo J Wray
    Division of Behavior Science and Health Education, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:184-90. 2012
    ..Public health professionals need to understand young adults' risks perceptions about and use of new tobacco products to best inform tobacco control interventions...
  11. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination concerns among older blacks: a randomized controlled trial
    Ricardo J Wray
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:429-434.e6. 2009
    ..Previous studies have found that important barriers to vaccination include the fear of adverse reactions and concern that the vaccine causes influenza...
  12. doi request reprint Measuring exposure to health messages in community-based intervention studies: a systematic review of current practices
    Daniel S Morris
    Saint Louis University, 1402 S Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:979-98. 2009
    ..There is substantial room for improvement in measurement and analysis of exposure to communication in community-based disease prevention studies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tailored and targeted health communication: strategies for enhancing information relevance
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:S227-32. 2003
    ..To discuss tailored messages in the broader context of communication strategies designed to enhance the relevance of health information to a given audience...
  14. doi request reprint Advancing organizational health literacy in health care organizations serving high-needs populations: a case study
    Nancy L Weaver
    Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Health Commun 17:55-66. 2012
    ..The customized needs assessment contributed to an ongoing collaborative process to implement organizational changes that aided in addressing health literacy needs...
  15. doi request reprint Bridging research and practice through competency-based public health education
    Darcell P Scharff
    School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:131-7. 2008
    ..Graduate students will thus be effectively prepared to respond to the changing demands of the field of public health...
  16. ncbi request reprint Preventing domestic violence in the african american community: assessing the impact of a dramatic radio serial
    Ricardo J Wray
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Saint Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Health Commun 9:31-52. 2004
    ..The evaluation points to the need to better understand how exposure can be achieved to complement our work on developing messages...
  17. ncbi request reprint Understanding the decisions of cancer clinical trial participants to enter research studies: factors associated with informed consent, patient satisfaction, and decisional regret
    Jo Ellen Stryker
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, rm 572, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 63:104-9. 2006
    ..To understand the psychosocial outcomes related to decision-making processes of individuals eligible for participation in clinical trials...