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Erika Waters on PubMed

Waters EA, Ball L, Gehlert S. "I don't believe it." Acceptance and skepticism of genetic health information among African-American and White smokers. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Jul;184:153-160. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.053. Epub 2017 May 3. PubMed PMID: 28527373.

Lophatananon A, Usher-Smith J, Campbell J, Warcaba J, Silarova B, Waters EA, Colditz GA, Muir KR. Development of a Cancer Risk Prediction Tool for Use in the UK Primary Care and Community Settings. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017 Jul;10(7):421-430. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-16-0288. Epub 2017 May 30. PubMed 
PMID: 28559460.

Izadi S, Pachur T, Wheeler C, McGuire J, Waters EA. Spontaneous mental associations with the words "side effect": Implications for informed and shared decision making. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 May 24. pii: S0738-3991(17)30313-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.05.029. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28583721. 

Waters EA, Mueller-Luckey G, LeVault K, Jenkins WD. Perceived Harms and Social Norms in the Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco. J Health Commun. 2017 Apr 25:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2017.1311972. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28441095.

Fowler SL, Klein WM, Ball L, McGuire J, Colditz GA, & Waters EA. Using an Internet-Based Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to Improve Social-Cognitive Precursors of Physical Activity. Med Decis Making. 2017 Mar 1:272989X17699835. doi: 10.1177/0272989X17699835. [Epub ahead of print] 

LeVault K, Mueller-Luckey G, Waters EA, Fogleman A, Crumly D, Jenkins WD. E-cigarettes: Who's using them and why? J Fam Pract. 2016 Jun;65(6):390-7. PubMed PMID: 27474820.

McQueen A, Waters EA, Kaphingst KA, Caburnay CA, Sanders Thompson VL, Boyum S, Kreuter MW. Examining Interpretations of Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Among U.S. Youth and Adults. J Health Commun. 2016 Aug;21(8):855-67. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2016.1177142. Epub 2016 Jul 13. PubMed PMID: 27410753.

Waters EA, Pachur T, Colditz GA. Side Effect Perceptions and Their Impact on Treatment Decisions in Women. Med Decis Making. 2016 May 23. pii:0272989X16650664. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27216581.

Samson P, Waters EA, Meyers B, Politi MC. Shared Decision Making and Effective Risk Communication in the High-Risk Patient With Operable Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun;101(6):2049-52. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.02.086. PubMed PMID: 27211932.

Waters EA, Kiviniemi MT, Orom H, & Hay JL. "I don't know" my cancer risk: Implications for health behavior engagement. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2016 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print].

Emanuel AS, Kiviniemi MT, Howell JL, Hay JL, Waters EA, Orom H, Shepperd JA. Avoiding cancer risk information. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Dec;147:113-20. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.058. Epub 2015 Oct 27. PubMed PMID: 26560410; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4689624.

Holmberg C, Waters EA, Whitehouse K, Daly M, McCaskill-Stevens W. My lived experiences are more important than your probabilities: the role of individualized risk estimates for decision making about participation in the study of tamoxifen and raloxifene (STAR). Med Decis Making. 2015 Nov;35(8):1010-22. doi: 10.1177/0272989X15594382. Epub 2015 Jul 16. PubMed PMID: 26183166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4592416.

Waters EA, McQueen A, Caburnay CA, Boyum S, Sanders Thompson VL, Kaphingst KA, Kreuter MW. Perceptions of the US National Tobacco Quitline among adolescents and adults: a qualitative study, 2012-2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Aug 20;12:E131. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150139. PubMed PMID: 26292062; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4556101.

Waters EA, Janssen E, Kaufman AR, Peterson LM, Muscanell NL, Guadagno RE, Stock ML. The relationship between young adult smokers' beliefs about nicotine addiction and smoking-related affect and cognitions. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25903051; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4619178.

Hay JL, Orom H, Kiviniemi MT, Waters EA. "I don't know" my cancer risk: exploring deficits in cancer knowledge and information-seeking skills to explain an often-overlooked participant response. Med Decis Making. 2015 May;35(4):436-45. doi: 10.1177/0272989X15572827. Epub 2015 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 25810268; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4424091.

Waters EA, Muff J, Hamilton JG. Multifactorial beliefs about the role of genetics and behavior in common health conditions: prevalence and associations with participant characteristics and engagement in health behaviors. Genet Med. 2014 Dec;16(12):913-21. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.49. Epub 2014 May 15. PubMed PMID: 24830327; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4233013.

Waters EA, Kincaid C, Kaufman AR, Stock ML, Peterson LM, Muscanell NL, Guadagno RE. Concerns about unintended negative consequences of informing the public about multifactorial risks may be premature for young adult smokers. Br J Health Psychol. 2014 Nov;19(4):720-36. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12069. Epub 2013 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 24118369; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4447329.

Waters EA, Ball L, Carter K, Gehlert S. Smokers' beliefs about the tobacco control potential of "a gene for smoking": a focus group study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 25;14:1218. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1218. PubMed PMID: 25424390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4258807.

Waters EA, Hay JL, Orom H, Kiviniemi MT, Drake BF. "Don't know" responses to risk perception measures: implications for underserved populations. Med Decis Making. 2013 Feb;33(2):271-81. doi: 10.1177/0272989X12464435. PubMed PMID: 23468476; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3613223.

Shepperd JA, Klein WM, Waters EA, Weinstein ND. Taking stock of unrealistic optimism. Perspect Psychol Sci. 2013 Jul;8(4):395-411. doi:10.1177/1745691613485247. PubMed PMID: 26045714; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4451212.

Waters EA, McNeel TS, Stevens WM, Freedman AN. Use of tamoxifen and raloxifene for breast cancer chemoprevention in 2010. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jul;134(2):875-80. doi: 10.1007/s10549-012-2089-2. Epub 2012 May 24. PubMed PMID: 22622807; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3771085.

Janssen E, Waters EA, van Osch L, Lechner L, de Vries H. The importance of affectively-laden beliefs about health risks: the case of tobacco use and sun protection. J Behav Med. 2014 Feb;37(1):11-21. doi: 10.1007/s10865-012-9462-9. Epub 2012 Oct 17. PubMed PMID: 23073599; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4101804.

Witteman HO, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Waters EA, Gavaruzzi T, Fagerlin A. Risk estimates from an online risk calculator are more believable and recalled better when expressed as integers. J Med Internet Res. 2011 Sep 7;13(3):e54. doi:10.2196/jmir.1656. PubMed PMID: 21908265; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3222170.

Waters EA, Klein WM, Moser RP, Yu M, Waldron WR, McNeel TS, Freedman AN. Correlates of unrealistic risk beliefs in a nationally representative sample. J Behav Med. 2011 Jun;34(3):225-35. doi: 10.1007/s10865-010-9303-7. Epub 2010 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 21110077; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3088765.

Waters EA, Sullivan HW, Nelson W, Hesse BW. What is my cancer risk? How internet-based cancer risk assessment tools communicate individualized risk estimates to the public: content analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2009 Jul 31;11(3):e33. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1222. PubMed PMID: 19674958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2762854.