Celeste Michelle Condit

Summary

Affiliation: University of Georgia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Public understanding of risks from gene-environment interaction in common diseases: implications for public communications
    C M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 1725, USA
    Public Health Genomics 14:115-24. 2011
  2. pmc Generalization through similarity: motif discourse in the discovery and elaboration of zinc finger proteins
    Celeste Michelle Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, 110 Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Biomed Discov Collab 2:5. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Exploration of the impact of messages about genes and race on lay attitudes
    C M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA
    Clin Genet 66:402-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Lay people's understanding of and preference against the word "mutation"
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30683, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 130:245-50. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint How geneticists can help reporters to get their story right
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, 110 Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 8:815-20. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Public understandings of genetics and health
    C M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Clin Genet 77:1-9. 2010
  7. pmc Science reporting to the public: does the message get twisted?
    Celeste Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, 30602, USA
    CMAJ 170:1415-6. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Public attitudes and beliefs about genetics
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet 11:339-59. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Warranted concerns, warranted outlooks: a focus group study of public understandings of genetic research
    Benjamin R Bates
    School of Communication Studies, Lasher Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:331-44. 2005
  10. pmc The psychometric property and validation of a fatalism scale
    Lijiang Shen
    Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Psychol Health 24:597-613. 2009

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Public understanding of risks from gene-environment interaction in common diseases: implications for public communications
    C M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 1725, USA
    Public Health Genomics 14:115-24. 2011
    ..It contributes a psychometrically valid scale for measuring beliefs about gene- behavior relationships...
  2. pmc Generalization through similarity: motif discourse in the discovery and elaboration of zinc finger proteins
    Celeste Michelle Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, 110 Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Biomed Discov Collab 2:5. 2007
    ..This study uses the case of the discovery and classification of zinc finger proteins to explore how biological categories based in similarity are represented...
  3. ncbi request reprint Exploration of the impact of messages about genes and race on lay attitudes
    C M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA
    Clin Genet 66:402-8. 2004
    ..The presentation of such messages to the public is not recommended until additional research clarifies this finding and perhaps describes mitigating vocabularies or approaches...
  4. ncbi request reprint Lay people's understanding of and preference against the word "mutation"
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30683, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 130:245-50. 2004
    ..The term variation had better response and is recommended as an alternative in genetic counseling and public media...
  5. ncbi request reprint How geneticists can help reporters to get their story right
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, 110 Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 8:815-20. 2007
    ..It provides some specific options for reducing hype, countering genetic determinism and preventing the use of genetics to reinforce discriminatory messages, slants that many reporters are inclined to give to their articles...
  6. doi request reprint Public understandings of genetics and health
    C M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Clin Genet 77:1-9. 2010
    ..Public understanding of details pertinent to genetic testing generally appears to be weak...
  7. pmc Science reporting to the public: does the message get twisted?
    Celeste Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, 30602, USA
    CMAJ 170:1415-6. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Public attitudes and beliefs about genetics
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet 11:339-59. 2010
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  9. ncbi request reprint Warranted concerns, warranted outlooks: a focus group study of public understandings of genetic research
    Benjamin R Bates
    School of Communication Studies, Lasher Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:331-44. 2005
    ..The paper concludes with a discussion of the importance of public participation in debates over genetic research and the ways that researchers and policymakers could adapt to public concerns about genetics...
  10. pmc The psychometric property and validation of a fatalism scale
    Lijiang Shen
    Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Psychol Health 24:597-613. 2009
    ..88). The relationships between the external variables and the first- and second-order factors provided evidence of the scale's external consistency and construct validity...
  11. doi request reprint Functions of health fatalism: fatalistic talk as face saving, uncertainty management, stress relief and sense making
    Bethany Keeley
    Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Sociol Health Illn 31:734-47. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Evaluating direct-to-consumer marketing of race-based pharmacogenomics: a focus group study of public understandings of applied genomic medication
    Benjamin R Bates
    School of Communication Studies, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45710, USA
    J Health Commun 9:541-59. 2004
    ..Our study concludes that both advocates and opponents of direct-to-consumer advertisements should recognize that potential consumers of pharmacogenomics act as critical consumers of health advertising discourse...
  13. ncbi request reprint What does "a gene for heart disease" mean? A focus group study of public understandings of genetic risk factors
    Benjamin R Bates
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, 30602, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:156-61. 2003
    ..Genetic fatalism in patient populations may be confined to a sizable minority. Important considerations for provider intervention and patient education are indicated...
  14. ncbi request reprint The changing meanings of "mutation:" A contextualized study of public discourse
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Hum Mutat 19:69-75. 2002
    ..Later increases in negative connotations appear to arise from more diffuse sources. These results are contextualized by comparison to other research on meanings of mutation and an observational sample of scientific discourse...
  15. pmc Development and validation of tools to assess genetic discrimination and genetically based racism
    Roxanne L Parrott
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:980-90. 2005
    ..We recommend application of these screening tools prior to national dissemination of messages associated with genes and disease susceptibility, including school and university-based curricula...
  16. ncbi request reprint The role of "genetics" in popular understandings of race in the United States
    Celeste M Condit
    Department of Communication Studies at Pennsylvania State University
    Public Underst Sci 13:249-72. 2004
    ..Instead, they vary in the extent to which they attribute differences to cultural, personal, and genetic factors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Informed lay preferences for delivery of racially varied pharmacogenomics
    Jennifer L Bevan
    Greenspun School of Communications, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
    Genet Med 5:393-9. 2003
    ..To understand public perceptions and opinions of three options for prescribing medicine: individualized genetic testing, race-based prescription, and traditional prescription...
  18. ncbi request reprint Genes and race in the news: a test of competing theories of news coverage
    John Lynch
    Department of Communication Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 1505, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:125-35. 2006
    ..To examine newspaper coverage of race and genetics to identify patterns and possible explanations for them in extant theory in order to improve health promotion campaigns...
  19. pmc Genetic research and health disparities
    Pamela Sankar
    Center for Bioethics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 3308, USA
    JAMA 291:2985-9. 2004
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Research Grants7

  1. Race and Public Communication about Human Variation
    Celeste Condit; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The project will focus on the concerns of African Americans about discrimination and genetics and on attitudes about African Americans and genetics held by European Americans and the general population. ..
  2. Lay and Expert Models of Gene-Environment Interaction
    Celeste Condit; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will develop ways of telling people the results of personalized genetic testing without increasing their fatalism. This will help recipients to adopt behaviors that will better stave off the risks identified by the tests. ..