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Understanding the impact that marketing, advertising and promotion have on adolescent e-cigarette behavior Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Abstract: The rapid rise of e-cigarette use among adolescents is well documented.  As noted by Dai et al. in this edition, 19.8 % of adolescents have tried e-cigarettes and  9.4% were current users [1].  Also, documented in this edition is the extremely high awareness level of e-cigarettes among adolescents, Greenhill et al. [2], along with […]

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How does neighborhood quality moderate the association between online video game play and depression Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

Abstract: The main objective of our study is to assess the relationship between playing online video games and mental wellbeing of adolescents based on a nationally representative sample. Data come from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey (KCYPS), a government-funded multiyear research project. Through a secondary analysis of W2 and W3 of data collected […]

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Virtual Risks that Change Physical Behaviors Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

Abstract:  Risk perception stands at the core of many health and environmental behavior theories because of its strong correlation to behavior change. However, individuals are motivated to place psychological distances between themselves and a health or environment threat, considering themselves less susceptible than others. This presentation discusses the efficacy of immersive virtual environments (IVEs), popularly […]

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Infectious Disease Risk Communication Glen Nowak

Abstract: In the past 18 months, little known infectious diseases – Ebola, Dengue fever, and Zika — have infected Americans and quickly generated much national and local media and public interest. Many government agencies, state and local health departments, and private healthcare providers have had to quickly undertake emergency risk communication, while others have had […]

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Parents’ Confidence in Recommended Childhood Vaccinations Glen Nowak and Michael Cacciatore

Abstract: There has been significant and growing interest in vaccine hesitancy and confidence in the United States as well as across the globe. While studies have used confidence measures, few studies have provided in-depth assessments and no studies have assessed parents’ confidence in vaccines in relationship to other frequently recommended health-related products for young children. […]

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Getting the ‘Picture’ Out about Zika Yan Jin, Bartosz Wojdynski & Yen-I Lee

Abstract: Using a 2 (gain vs. loss message framing) x 2 (photo vs. infographic image type) x 3 (government vs. media vs. peer source)between-subjects experiment with a representative sample of 559 adults in the United States, this study examined the effects of message framing, image types, and source of Zika-focused messages on publics’ emotional responses […]

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HPV Immunization Itai Himelboim

Link to presentation slides: http://ow.ly/exMl304fwoh

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