Most Recent Publications

Erika Waters on PubMed

Spray J, Carter CR, Waters EA, Hunleth JM. Not Breathing Easy: “Disarticulated Homework” in Asthma Management. Med Anthropol Q. 2021 Jan 27. doi: 10.1111/maq.12628. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33502761

Waters EA, Foust JL, Scherer LD, McQueen A, Taber JM. Adherence of Internet-Based Cancer Risk Assessment Tools to Best Practices in Risk Communication: Content Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jan 25;23(1):e23318. PMID: 33492238

Waters EA, Maki J, Liu Y, Ackermann N, Carter CR, Dart H, Bowen DJ, Cameron LD, Colditz GA. Risk Ladder, Table, or Bulleted List? Identifying Formats That Effectively Communicate Personalized Risk and Risk Reduction Information for Multiple Diseases.  Med Decis Making. 2021 Jan;41(1):74-88. doi: 10.1177/0272989X20968070. Epub 2020 Oct 26. PMID: 33106087

Waters EA, Taber JM, McQueen A, Housten AJ, Studts JL, Scherer LD. Translating Cancer Risk Prediction Models into Personalized Cancer Risk Assessment Tools: Stumbling Blocks and Strategies for Success. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Dec;29(12):2389-2394. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0861. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33046450

Hunleth J, Spray J, Ruiz S, Maki J, Fedele DA, Prabhakaran S, Forsyth RB, Sykes C, Crepps K, Shepperd J, Bowen D, Waters EA. Situating household management of children’s asthma in the context of social, economic, and environmental injustice. J Asthma. 2020 Oct 27:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2020.1837159. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33107771

Waters EA, Ackermann N, Wheeler CS. Specifying Future Behavior When Assessing Risk Perceptions: Implications for Measurement and Theory. Medical Decision Making. 2019. Oct 24: doi: 10.1177/0272989X19879704.

Waters EA, Ackerman N, Wheeler CS. Cognitive and Affective Responses to Mass-media Based Genetic Risk Information in a Socio-demographically Diverse Sample of Smokers. Journal of health communication. 2019:1-11. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2019.1664676

Taber JM, McQueen A, Simonovic N, Waters EA. Adapting a self-affirmation intervention for use in a mobile application for smokers. Journal of behavioral medicine. 2019.

Hay JL, Kiviniemi MT, Orom H, Waters EA. Using NCI-Designated Cancer Center Catchment-Area Data to Understand an Ignored but High-Need Constituent: People Uncertain or Avoidant about Their Cancer Risk. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention. 2019. DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-0430

Okan Y, Janssen E, Galesic M, Waters EA. Using the Short Graph Literacy Scale to Predict Precursors of Health Behavior Change. Med Decis Making. 2019 Apr;39(3):183-195. doi: 10.1177/0272989X19829728. Epub 2019 Mar 8. PMID: 30845893

Shepperd JA, Lipsey NP, Pachur T, Waters EA. Understanding the Cognitive and Affective Mechanisms that Underlie Proxy Risk Perceptions among Caregivers of Asthmatic Children.  Med Decis Making. 2018 Jul;38(5):562-572. doi: 10.1177/0272989X18759933. Epub 2018 Apr 9. PMID: 29629847

Waters EA, Biddle C, Kaphingst KA, Schofield E, Kiviniemi MT, Orom H, Li Y, Hay JL. Examining the Interrelations Among Objective and Subjective Health Literacy and Numeracy and Their Associations with Health Knowledge. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018;33(11):1945-1953. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4624-2

*Waters EA, Hawkins E. Awareness of Health Outcomes Associated with Insufficient Physical Activity and Associations with Physical Activity Intentions and Behavior. Journal of health communication. 2018;23(7):634-642. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2018.1500658

Janssen E, Ruiter RAC, Waters EA. Combining risk communication strategies to simultaneously convey the risks of four diseases associated with physical
inactivity to socio-demographically diverse populations
. J Behav Med. 2017 Oct 13. doi: 10.1007/s10865-017-9894-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29027602.

Hamilton JG, Waters EA. How are Multifactorial Beliefs about the Role of Genetics and Behavior in Cancer Causation associated with Cancer Risk Cognitions
and Emotions in the U.S. Population?
Psychooncology. 2017 Oct 10. doi: 10.1002/pon.4563. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29024169.

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 Oct;100(10):1928-1933. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.05.029. Epub 2017 May 24. PubMed PMID: 28583721; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC5573624.

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; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5501968.

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.