Isaac M. Lipkus, PhD

Dr. Lipkus is Professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Community Medicine and Director of the Risk Communication Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, specializing in the area of social psychology. Dr. Lipkus, a nationally and internationally known expert on risk communication, is engaged in development of more effective tools for this purpose. For the last 14 years, his research has focused on cancer prevention and detection, and on the role of risk communication in patients' decisions pertaining to cancer treatment and modification of health behaviors. He has applied social cognitive models (with an emphasis on risk communication processes) to motivate changes in life style such as smoking cessation and changes in diet and exercise; to increase participation in screening for breast cancer and colorectal cancer; and to improve breast cancer treatment decisions. His recent research explores the influence of feedback about genetic factors on decision making concerning smoking cessation and choice of treatment of breast cancer.
Academic Program Affiliations
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
  • PhD in Nursing Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Education
  • PhD - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • MA - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • BS - University of California-San Diego
Research Interests
Dr. Lipkus is interested in:
1) the impact of risk perceptions (e.g., optimistic and pessimistic biases) on modifying precautionary behaviors (e.g., early prevention and detection of cancer, etc.) and
2) how dispositional variables (e.g., hostility) and attitudinal variables (e.g belief in a just world) affect coping with negative life events (e.g., cancer, conflict in interpersonal relationships)
Awards and Honors
  • 1994 || New Directions Award, Academy of Management
  • 1993 || Postdoctoral Felllow in Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State University
  • 1993 || Postdoctoral Felllow in Psychoneuroimmunology, Ohio State University
  • 1992 || Reuben Hill Award, National Council on Family Relations
  • 1991 || Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center
  • 1986 || B.S. cum laude (Sociology), University of California - San Diego
Representative Publications
  • 2010 -- Lipkus, I. M. Conveying genetic risk to teenagers. June, 2010 191-217.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 20407217 -- Lea, D. H. and Kaphingst, K. A. and Bowen, D. and Lipkus, I. and Hadley, D. W. Communicating genetic and genomic information: health literacy and numeracy considerations. Public Health Genomics. July, 2011 14(4-5); 279-89. PMC2909377
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20213682 -- Tzeng, J. P. and Mayer, D. and Richman, A. R. and Lipkus, I. and Han, P. K. and Valle, C. G. and Carey, L. A. and Brewer, N. T. Women's experiences with genomic testing for breast cancer recurrence risk. Cancer. April 15, 2010 116(8); 1992-2000.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20160070 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Peters, E. and Kimmick, G. and Liotcheva, V. and Marcom, P. Breast cancer patients' treatment expectations after exposure to the decision aid program adjuvant online: the influence of numeracy. Med Decis Making. February, 2010 30(4); 464-73.
  • 2013 -- Lipkus, I. M. Tidbits about risk communication: It is more than communicating and understanding probabilities. 2013 .
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 20351884 -- Lobach, D. F. and Waters, A. and Silvey, G. M. and Clark, S. J. and Kalyanaraman, S. and Kawamoto, K. and Lipkus, I. Facilitating consumer clinical information seeking by maintaining referential context: evaluation of a prototypic approach. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. December, 2009 2009 380-4. PMC2815459
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19834054 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Peters, E. Understanding the role of numeracy in health: proposed theoretical framework and practical insights. Health Educ Behav. December, 2009 36(6); 1065-81. PMC2783983
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19900944 -- Kiviniemi, M. T. and Hay, J. L. and James, A. S. and Lipkus, I. M. and Meissner, H. I. and Stefanek, M. and Studts, J. L. and Bridges, J. F. and Close, D. R. and Erwin, D. O. and Jones, R. M. and Kaiser, K. and Kash, K. M. and Kelly, K. M. and Craddock Lee, S. J. and Purnell, J. Q. and Siminoff, L. A. and Vadaparampil, S. T. and Wang, C. Decision making about cancer screening: an assessment of the state of the science and a suggested research agenda from the ASPO Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Communication Special Interest Group. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. November, 2009 18(11); 3133-7. PMC2810193
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19567511 -- Sanderson, S. C. and O'Neill, S. C. and White, D. B. and Bepler, G. and Bastian, L. and Lipkus, I. M. and McBride, C. M. Responses to online GSTM1 genetic test results among smokers related to patients with lung cancer: a pilot study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. July, 2009 18(7); 1953-61.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19383655 -- Lipkus, I. and Shepperd, J. College smokers' estimates of their probabilities of remaining a smoker in the near future. J Health Psychol. May, 2009 14(4); 547-55. PMC2739614
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18987083 -- Mosher, C. E. and Lipkus, I. M. and Sloane, R. and Kraus, W. E. and Snyder, D. C. and Peterson, B. and Jones, L. W. and Demark-Wahnefried, W. Cancer survivors' health worries and associations with lifestyle practices. J Health Psychol. November, 2008 13(8); 1105-12.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18657041 -- O'Neill, S. C. and Bowling, J. M. and Brewer, N. T. and Lipkus, I. M. and Skinner, C. S. and Strigo, T. S. and Rimer, B. K. Intentions to maintain adherence to mammography. J Womens Health (Larchmt). September, 2008 17(7); 1133-41. PMC2575244
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18677452 -- Nelson, W. and Reyna, V. F. and Fagerlin, A. and Lipkus, I. and Peters, E. Clinical implications of numeracy: theory and practice. Ann Behav Med. June, 2008 35(3); 261-74.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18483353 -- Snyder, D. C. and Sloane, R. and Lobach, D. and Lipkus, I. M. and Peterson, B. and Kraus, W. and Demark-Wahnefried, W. Differences in baseline characteristics and outcomes at 1- and 2-year follow-up of cancer survivors accrued via self-referral versus cancer registry in the FRESH START Diet and exercise trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. May, 2008 17(5); 1288-94.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18281920 -- O'Neill, S. C. and White, D. B. and Sanderson, S. C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Bepler, G. and Bastian, L. A. and McBride, C. M. The feasibility of online genetic testing for lung cancer susceptibility: uptake of a web-based protocol and decision outcomes. Genet Med. February, 2008 10(2); 121-30.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17888856 -- Pollak, K. I. and Oncken, C. A. and Lipkus, I. M. and Lyna, P. and Swamy, G. K. and Pletsch, P. K. and Peterson, B. L. and Heine, R. P. and Brouwer, R. J. and Fish, L. and Myers, E. R. Nicotine replacement and behavioral therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy. Am J Prev Med. October, 2007 33(4); 297-305.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17873259 -- Lipkus, I. M. Numeric, verbal, and visual formats of conveying health risks: suggested best practices and future recommendations. Med Decis Making. September, 2007 27(5); 696-713.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 16569981 -- Petty, T. L. and Dempsey, E. C. and Collins, T. and Pluss, W. and Lipkus, I. and Cutter, G. R. and Chalmers, R. and Mitchell, A. and Weil, K. C. Impact of customized videotape education on quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. September, 2007 26(2); 112-7.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17602076 -- Demark-Wahnefried, W. and Clipp, E. C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Lobach, D. and Snyder, D. C. and Sloane, R. and Peterson, B. and Macri, J. M. and Rock, C. L. and McBride, C. M. and Kraus, W. E. Main outcomes of the FRESH START trial: a sequentially tailored, diet and exercise mailed print intervention among breast and prostate cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol. July, 2007 25(19); 2709-18.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17507634 -- Goldenberg, V. K. and Seewaldt, V. L. and Scott, V. and Bean, G. R. and Broadwater, G. and Fabian, C. and Kimler, B. and Zalles, C. and Lipkus, I. M. Atypia in random periareolar fine-needle aspiration affects the decision of women at high risk to take tamoxifen for breast cancer chemoprevention. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. May, 2007 16(5); 1032-4.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 16824688 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Prokhorov, A. V. The effects of providing lung age and respiratory symptoms feedback on community college smokers' perceived smoking-related health risks, worries and desire to quit. Addict Behav. March, 2007 32(3); 516-32.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16920652 -- Pollak, K. I. and Oncken, C. A. and Lipkus, I. M. and Peterson, B. L. and Swamy, G. K. and Pletsch, P. K. and Lyna, P. and Namenek Brouwer, R. J. and Fish, L. J. and Myers, E. R. Challenges and solutions for recruiting pregnant smokers into a nicotine replacement therapy trial. Nicotine Tob Res. August, 2006 8(4); 547-54.
  • 2006 -- Peters, E. and Lipkus, I. and Diefenbach, M. A. The functions of affect in health communications and in the construction of health preferences. Journal of Communication. August, 2006 56(Suppl 1); S140-S162..
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16720537 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Klein, W. M. Effects of communicating social comparison information on risk perceptions for colorectal cancer. J Health Commun. June, 2006 11(4); 391-407.
  • 2006 -- Bloom, P. N. and McBride, C. M. and Pollak, K. I. and Schwartz-Bloom, R. D. and Lipkus, I. M. Recruiting teen smokers in shopping malls to a smoking-cessation program using the foot-in-the-door technique. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. May, 2006 36(5); 1129-1144.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16365020 -- McBride, C. M. and Lipkus, I. M. and Jolly, D. and Lyna, P. Interest in testing for genetic susceptibility to lung cancer among Black college students "at risk" of becoming cigarette smokers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. December, 2005 14(12); 2978-81.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16377601 -- Heimendinger, J. and O'Neill, C. and Marcus, A. C. and Wolfe, P. and Julesburg, K. and Morra, M. and Allen, A. and Davis, S. and Mowad, L. and Perocchia, R. S. and Ward, J. D. and Strecher, V. and Warnecke, R. and Nowak, M. and Graf, I. and Fairclough, D. and Bryant, L. and Lipkus, I. Multiple tailored messages are effective in increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among callers to the Cancer Information Service. J Health Commun. December, 2005 10 Suppl 1(2); 65-82.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16377602 -- Marcus, A. C. and Mason, M. and Wolfe, P. and Rimer, B. K. and Lipkus, I. and Strecher, V. and Warneke, R. and Morra, M. E. and Allen, A. R. and Davis, S. W. and Gaier, A. and Graves, C. and Julesberg, K. and Nguyen, L. and Perocchia, R. and Speyer, J. B. and Wagner, D. and Thomsen, C. and Bright, M. A. The efficacy of tailored print materials in promoting colorectal cancer screening: results from a randomized trial involving callers to the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service. J Health Commun. December, 2005 10 Suppl 1(2); 83-104.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16153771 -- Porter, L. S. and Keefe, F. J. and Lipkus, I. and Hurwitz, H. Ambivalence over emotional expression in patients with gastrointestinal cancer and their caregivers: associations with patient pain and quality of life. Pain. October, 2005 117(3); 340-8.
  • 2005 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Klein, W. M. P. and Skinner, C. S. S. and Rimer, B. K. Breast cancer risk perceptions and breast cancer worry: What predicts what? Journal of Risk Research. July, 2005 8(5); 439-452.
  • 2005 -- Lipkus, I. M., Pollak, K. I., McBride, C. M., Schwartz-Bloom, R., Lyna, P., Bloom, P. N. Assessing attitudinal ambivalence towards smoking and its association with desire to quit among teen smokers. Psychology & Health. June, 2005 20(3); 373-387.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 15749130 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Skinner, C. S. and Dement, J. and Pompeii, L. and Moser, B. and Samsa, G. P. and Ransohoff, D. Increasing colorectal cancer screening among individuals in the carpentry trade: test of risk communication interventions. Prev Med. May, 2005 40(5); 489-501.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15389420 -- Snyder, D. C. and Sloane, R. and Lobach, D. and Lipkus, I. and Clipp, E. and Kraus, W. E. and Demark-Wahnefried, W. and Fresh Start study, Agreement between a brief mailed screener and an in-depth telephone survey: observations from the Fresh Start study. J Am Diet Assoc. October, 2004 104(10); 1593-6.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15313499 -- Tilson, E. C. and McBride, C. M. and Lipkus, I. M. and Catalano, R. F. Testing the interaction between parent-child relationship factors and parent smoking to predict youth smoking. J Adolesc Health. September, 2004 35(3); 182-9.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15264976 -- Lipkus, I. M. and McBride, C. M. and Pollak, K. I. and Schwartz-Bloom, R. D. and Tilson, E. and Bloom, P. N. A randomized trial comparing the effects of self-help materials and proactive telephone counseling on teen smoking cessation. Health Psychol. July, 2004 23(4); 397-406.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15066920 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Skinner, C. S. and Green, L. S. and Dement, J. and Samsa, G. P. and Ransohoff, D. Modifying attributions of colorectal cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. April, 2004 13(4); 560-6.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15008663 -- Lipkus, I. M. and McBride, C. M. and Pollak, K. I. and Lyna, P. and Bepler, G. Interpretation of genetic risk feedback among African American smokers with low socioeconomic status. Health Psychol. March, 2004 23(2); 178-88.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 14572436 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Samsa, G. P. and Dement, J. and Skinner, C. S. and Green, L. S. and Pompeii, L. and Ransohoff, D. F. Accuracy of self-reports of fecal occult blood tests and test results among individuals in the carpentry trade. Prev Med. November, 2003 37(5); 513-9.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 14580632 -- Rakowski, W. and Lipkus, I. M. and Clark, M. A. and Rimer, B. K. and Ehrich, B. and Lyna, P. R. and Kornguth, P. J. Reminder letter, tailored stepped-care, and self-choice comparison for repeat mammography. Am J Prev Med. November, 2003 25(4); 308-14.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 14534447 -- Dement, J. and Pompeii, L. and Lipkus, I. M. and Samsa, G. P. Cancer incidence among union carpenters in New Jersey. J Occup Environ Med. October, 2003 45(10); 1059-67.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 12857652 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Green, L. G. and Marcus, A. Manipulating perceptions of colorectal cancer threat: implications for screening intentions and behaviors. J Health Commun. August, 2003 8(3); 213-28.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 12749969 -- Keefe, F. J. and Lipkus, I. and Lefebvre, J. C. and Hurwitz, H. and Clipp, E. and Smith, J. and Porter, L. The social context of gastrointestinal cancer pain: a preliminary study examining the relation of patient pain catastrophizing to patient perceptions of social support and caregiver stress and negative responses. Pain. May, 2003 103(1-2); 151-6.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 12729175 -- McBride, C. M. and Emmons, K. M. and Lipkus, I. M. Understanding the potential of teachable moments: the case of smoking cessation. Health Educ Res. April, 2003 18(2); 156-70.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 12618570 -- Demark-Wahnefried, W. and Clipp, E. C. and McBride, C. and Lobach, D. F. and Lipkus, I. and Peterson, B. and Clutter Snyder, D. and Sloane, R. and Arbanas, J. and Kraus, W. E. Design of FRESH START: a randomized trial of exercise and diet among cancer survivors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. March, 2003 35(3); 415-24.
  • 2003 -- Keller, P. A. and Lipkus, I. M. and Rimer, B. Affect, framing, and persuasion. Journal of Marketing Research. February, 2003 40(1); 54-64.
  • 2003 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Nelson, D. E. Visual communication. 2003 .
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12477613 -- Bastian, L. A. and McBride, C. M. and Fish, L. and Lyna, P. and Farrell, D. and Lipkus, I. M. and Rimer, B. K. and Siegler, I. C. Evaluating participants' use of a hormone replacement therapy decision-making intervention. Patient Educ Couns. December, 2002 48(3); 283-91.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12458781 -- Pollak, K. I. and Taiwo, B. and Lyna, P. and Baldwin, M. and Lipkus, I. M. and Bepler, G. and McBride, C. M. Reported cessation advice given to African Americans by health care providers in a community health clinic. J Community Health. December, 2002 27(6); 381-93.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12149307 -- Chlebowski, R. T. and Col, N. and Winer, E. P. and Collyar, D. E. and Cummings, S. R. and Vogel 3rd, V. G. and Burstein, H. J. and Eisen, A. and Lipkus, I. and Pfister, D. G. and American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Technology Assessment Working Group, American Society of Clinical Oncology technology assessment of pharmacologic interventions for breast cancer risk reduction including tamoxifen, raloxifene, and aromatase inhibition. J Clin Oncol. August, 2002 20(15); 3328-43.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12084693 -- McBride, C. M. and Bastian, L. A. and Halabi, S. and Fish, L. and Lipkus, I. M. and Bosworth, H. B. and Rimer, B. K. and Siegler, I. C. A tailored intervention to aid decision-making about hormone replacement therapy. Am J Public Health. July, 2002 92(7); 1112-4. PMC1447199
  • 2002 -- Keller, P. A. and Lipkus, I. M. and Rimer, B. K. Depressive realism and health risk accuracy: The negative consequences of positive mood. Journal of Consumer Research. June, 2002 29(1); 57-69.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12050092 -- McBride, C. M. and Bepler, G. and Lipkus, I. M. and Lyna, P. and Samsa, G. and Albright, J. and Datta, S. and Rimer, B. K. Incorporating genetic susceptibility feedback into a smoking cessation program for African-American smokers with low income. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. June, 2002 11(6); 521-8.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 11988381 -- Rimer, B. K. and Halabi, S. and Sugg Skinner, C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Strigo, T. S. and Kaplan, E. B. and Samsa, G. P. Effects of a mammography decision-making intervention at 12 and 24 months. Am J Prev Med. May, 2002 22(4); 247-57.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12069216 -- Pollak, K. I. and Yarnall, K. S. and Rimer, B. K. and Lipkus, I. and Lyna, P. R. Factors associated with patient-recalled smoking cessation advice in a low-income clinic. J Natl Med Assoc. May, 2002 94(5); 354-63. PMC2594330
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 11749101 -- Stoddard, A. M. and Fox, S. A. and Costanza, M. E. and Lane, D. S. and Andersen, M. R. and Urban, N. and Lipkus, I. and Rimer, B. K. and NCI Breast Screening Consortium, Effectiveness of telephone counseling for mammography: results from five randomized trials. Prev Med. January, 2002 34(1); 90-9.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12477145 -- Pollak, K. I. and Arredondo, E. M. and Yarnall, K. S. and Lipkus, I. and Myers, E. and McNeilly, M. and Costanzo, P. Influence of stereotyping in smoking cessation counseling by primary care residents. Ethn Dis. 2002 12(4); 578-85.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11570833 -- Pollak, K. I. and Arredondo, E. M. and Yarnall, K. S. and Lipkus, I. and Myers, E. and McNeilly, M. and Costanzo, P. How do residents prioritize smoking cessation for young "high-risk" women? Factors associated with addressing smoking cessation. Prev Med. October, 2001 33(4); 292-9.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11570647 -- McBride, C. M. and Pollak, K. I. and Bepler, G. and Lyna, P. and Lipkus, I. M. and Samsa, G. P. Reasons for quitting smoking among low-income African American smokers. Health Psychol. September, 2001 20(5); 334-40.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11489757 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Klein, W. M. and Rimer, B. K. Communicating breast cancer risks to women using different formats. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. August, 2001 10(8); 895-8.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11434796 -- Bastian, L. A. and Lipkus, I. M. and Kuchibhatla, M. N. and Weng, H. H. and Halabi, S. and Ryan, P. D. and Skinner, C. S. and Rimer, B. K. Women's interest in chemoprevention for breast cancer. Arch Intern Med. July, 2001 161(13); 1639-44.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11384825 -- Rimer, B. K. and Halabi, S. and Sugg Skinner, C. and Kaplan, E. B. and Crawford, Y. and Samsa, G. P. and Strigo, T. S. and Lipkus, I. M. The short-term impact of tailored mammography decision-making interventions. Patient Educ Couns. June, 2001 43(3); 269-85.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11206945 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Samsa, G. and Rimer, B. K. General performance on a numeracy scale among highly educated samples. Med Decis Making. May, 2001 21(1); 37-44.
  • 2001 -- Dalbert, C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Sallay, H. and Goch, I. A just and an unjust world: Structure and validity of different world beliefs. Personality and Individual Differences. March, 2001 30(4); 561-577.
  • 2001 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Green, J. D. and Feaganes, J. R. and Sedikides, C. The relationship between attitudinal ambivalence and desire to quit smoking among college smokers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. January, 2001 31(1); 113-133.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11451105 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Biradavolu, M. and Fenn, K. and Keller, P. and Rimer, B. K. Informing women about their breast cancer risks: truth and consequences. Health Commun. 2001 13(2); 205-26.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 11185023 -- McBride, C. M. and Halabi, S. and Bepler, G. and Lyna, P. and McIntyre, L. and Lipkus, I. and Albright, J. and O'Briant, K. Maximizing the motivational impact of feedback of lung cancer susceptibility on smokers' desire to quit. J Health Commun. December, 2000 5(3); 229-41.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 11038480 -- McBride, C. M. and Clipp, E. and Peterson, B. L. and Lipkus, I. M. and Demark-Wahnefried, W. Psychological impact of diagnosis and risk reduction among cancer survivors. Psychooncology. November, 2000 9(5); 418-27.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 11038478 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Halabi, S. and Strigo, T. S. and Rimer, B. K. The impact of abnormal mammograms on psychosocial outcomes and subsequent screening. Psychooncology. November, 2000 9(5); 402-10.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 11105730 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Lyna, P. R. and Rimer, B. K. Colorectal cancer risk perceptions and screening intentions in a minority population. J Natl Med Assoc. October, 2000 92(10); 492-500. PMC2608546
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 11008917 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Kuchibhatla, M. and McBride, C. M. and Bosworth, H. B. and Pollak, K. I. and Siegler, I. C. and Rimer, B. K. Relationships among breast cancer perceived absolute risk, comparative risk, and worries. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. September, 2000 9(9); 973-5.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 10790787 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Crawford, Y. and Fenn, K. and Biradavolu, M. and Binder, R. A. and Marcus, A. and Mason, M. Testing different formats for communicating colorectal cancer risk. J Health Commun. April, 2000 4(4); 311-24.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 10649263 -- Demark-Wahnefried, W. and Peterson, B. and McBride, C. and Lipkus, I. and Clipp, E. Current health behaviors and readiness to pursue life-style changes among men and women diagnosed with early stage prostate and breast carcinomas. Cancer. February, 2000 88(3); 674-84.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 10808977 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Rimer, B. K. and Halabi, S. and Strigo, T. S. Can tailored interventions increase mammography use among HMO women? Am J Prev Med. January, 2000 18(1); 1-10.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10385144 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Iden, D. and Terrenoire, J. and Feaganes, J. R. Relationships among breast cancer concern, risk perceptions, and interest in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility among African-American women with and without a family history of breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. June, 1999 8(6); 533-9.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 14528540 -- Rimer, B. K. and Conaway, M. and Lyna, P. and Glassman, B. and Yarnall, K. S. and Lipkus, I. and Barber, L. T. The impact of tailored interventions on a community health center population. Patient Educ Couns. June, 1999 37(2); 125-40.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10839706 -- Rimer, B. K. and Halabi, S. and Strigo, T. S. and Crawford, Y. and Lipkus, I. M. Confusion about mammography: prevalence and consequences. J Womens Health Gend Based Med. May, 1999 8(4); 509-20.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 11072391 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Lyna, P. R. and Rimer, B. K. Using tailored interventions to enhance smoking cessation among African-Americans at a community health center. Nicotine Tob Res. March, 1999 1(1); 77-85.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10854471 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Hollands, J. G. The visual communication of risk. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1999 9(25); 149-63.
  • 1998 -- PubMed # : 9612839 -- Stoddard, A. M. and Rimer, B. K. and Lane, D. and Fox, S. A. and Lipkus, I. and Luckmann, R. and Avrunin, J. S. and Sprachman, S. and Costanza, M. and Urban, N. Underusers of mammogram screening: stage of adoption in five U.S. subpopulations. The NCI Breast Cancer Screening Consortium. Prev Med. August, 1998 27(3); 478-87.
  • 1998 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Bissonnette, V. and Montada, L. and Lerner, M. J. The belief in a just world and willingness to accommodate among married and dating couples. 1998 127-140.
  • 1996 -- PubMed # : 8912118 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Rimer, B. K. and Lyna, P. R. and Pradhan, A. A. and Conaway, M. and Woods-Powell, C. T. Colorectal screening patterns and perceptions of risk among African-American users of a community health center. J Community Health. December, 1996 21(6); 409-27.
  • 1996 -- PubMed # : 8959324 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Rimer, B. K. and Strigo, T. S. Relationships among objective and subjective risk for breast cancer and mammography stages of change. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. December, 1996 5(12); 1005-11.
  • 1996 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Bissonnette, V. L. Relationships among belief in a just world, willingness to accommodate, and marital well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. October, 1996 22(10); 1043-1056.
  • 1996 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Dalbert, C. and Siegler, I. C. The importance of distinguishing the belief in a just world for self versus for others: Implications for psychological well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. July, 1996 22(7); 666-677.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7629242 -- Malarkey, W. B. and Lipkus, I. M. and Cacioppo, J. T. The dissociation of catecholamine and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal responses to daily stressors using dexamethasone. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. August, 1995 80(8); 2458-63.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7662182 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Siegler, I. C. Do comparative self-appraisals during young adulthood predict adult personality? Psychol Aging. June, 1995 10(2); 229-37.
  • 1994 -- PubMed # : 8189332 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Barefoot, J. C. and Feaganes, J. and Williams, R. B. and Siegler, I. C. A short MMPI scale to identify people likely to begin smoking. J Pers Assess. April, 1994 62(2); 213-22.
  • 1994 -- PubMed # : 8020458 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Barefoot, J. C. and Williams, R. B. and Siegler, I. C. Personality measures as predictors of smoking initiation and cessation in the UNC Alumni Heart Study. Health Psychol. March, 1994 13(2); 149-55.
  • 1994 -- Barefoot, J. C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Siegman, A. W. and Smith, T. W. The assessment of anger and hostility. 1994 43-66.
  • 1993 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Martz, J. M. and Panter, A. T. and Drigotas, S. M. Do optimists distort their predictions for future positive and negative events? Personality and Individual Differences. November, 1993 15(5); 577-589.
  • 1993 -- Rusbult, C. E. and Onizuka, R. K. and Lipkus, I. What do we really want? Mental models of ideal romantic involvement explored through multidimensional scaling. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. November, 1993 29(6); 493-527.
  • 1993 -- PubMed # : 8254564 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Siegler, I. C. The belief in a just world and perceptions of discrimination. J Psychol. July, 1993 127(4); 465-74.
  • 1993 -- Lipkus, I. and Rusbult, C. Reactions to individuals who are consistently positive or negative: The impact of differing interaction goals. Human Relations. April, 1993 46(4); 481-499.
  • 1993 -- PubMed # : 8461112 -- Barefoot, J. C. and Beckham, J. C. and Haney, T. L. and Siegler, I. C. and Lipkus, I. M. Age differences in hostility among middle-aged and older adults. Psychol Aging. March, 1993 8(1); 3-9.
  • 1991 -- Rusbult, C. E. and Verette, J. and Whitney, G. A. and Slovik, L. F. and Lipkus, I. Accommodation processes in close relationships: Theory and preliminary empirical evidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. January, 1991 60(1); 53-78.
  • 1991 -- Lipkus, I. The construction and preliminary validation of a global belief in a just world scale and the exploratory analysis of the multidimensional belief in a just world scale. Personality and Individual Differences. 1991 12(11); 1171-1178.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20204982 -- Klein, W. M. and Lipkus, I. M. and Scholl, S. M. and McQueen, A. and Cerully, J. L. and Harris, P. R. Self-affirmation moderates effects of unrealistic optimism and pessimism on reactions to tailored risk feedback. Psychol Health. December, 2010 25(10); 1195-1208. PMC2888925
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 21321582 -- Haga, S. B. and O'Daniel, J. M. and Tindall, G. M. and Lipkus, I. R. and Agans, R. Survey of US public attitudes toward pharmacogenetic testing. Pharmacogenomics J. June, 2012 12(3); 197-204. PMC3139751
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21502235 -- Tercyak, K. P. and Hensley Alford, S. and Emmons, K. M. and Lipkus, I. M. and Wilfond, B. S. and McBride, C. M. Parents' attitudes toward pediatric genetic testing for common disease risk. Pediatrics. May, 2011 127(5); e1288-95. PMC3081191
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21471304 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Eissenberg, T. and Schwartz-Bloom, R. D. and Prokhorov, A. V. and Levy, J. Affecting perceptions of harm and addiction among college waterpipe tobacco smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. July, 2011 13(7); 599-610. PMC3129239
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21688183 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Vadaparampil, S. T. and Jacobsen, P. B. and Miree, C. A. Knowledge about genomic recurrence risk testing among breast cancer survivors. J Cancer Educ. .
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21860660 -- Docherty, S. L. and McBride, C. M. and Sanderson, S. C. and O'Neill, S. C. and Shepperd, J. A. and Lipkus, I. M. Young smokers' views of genetic susceptibility testing for lung cancer risk: minding unintended consequences. J Community Genet. September, 2011 2(3); 165-172.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 22888806 -- Shepperd, J. A. and Lipkus, I. M. and Sanderson, S. C. and McBride, C. M. and O'Neill, S. C. and Docherty, S. Testing Different Communication Formats on Responses to Imagined Risk of Having Versus Missing the GSTM1 Gene. J Health Commun. January, 2013 18(1); 124-37. PMC3543503
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22100301 -- Crockett, S. D. and Lipkus, I. M. and Bright, S. D. and Sampliner, R. E. and Wang, K. K. and Boolchand, V. and Lutzke, L. S. and Shaheen, N. J. Overutilization of endoscopic surveillance in nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus: a multicenter study. Gastrointest Endosc. January, 2012 75(1); 23-31.e2.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 22055988 -- O'Neill, S. C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Gierisch, J. M. and Rimer, B. K. and Bowling, J. M. It's the Amount of Thought that Counts: When Ambivalence Contributes to Mammography Screening Delay. Womens Health Issues. November, 2011 75(1); 23-31.e2.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22249915 -- Ottenbacher, A. J. and Day, R. S. and Taylor, W. C. and Sharma, S. V. and Sloane, R. and Snyder, D. C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Jones, L. W. and Demark-Wahnefried, W. Long-term physical activity outcomes of home-based lifestyle interventions among breast and prostate cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. January, 2012 .
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22283474 -- Haga, S. S. and O'Daniel, J. M. and Tindall, G. M. and Mills, R. and Lipkus, I. M. and Agans, R. Survey of genetic counselors and clinical geneticists' use and attitudes toward pharmacogenetic testing. Clin Genet. August, 2012 82(2); 115-20. PMC3351546
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 21633294 -- Haga, S. B. and O'Daniel, J. M. and Tindall, G. M. and Lipkus, I. R. and Agans, R. Public attitudes toward ancillary information revealed by pharmacogenetic testing under limited information conditions. Genet Med. August, 2012 13(8); 723-8. PMC3150617
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 22544562 -- Mosher, C. E. and Lipkus, I. and Sloane, R. and Snyder, D. C. and Lobach, D. F. and Demark-Wahnefried, W. Long-term outcomes of the FRESH START trial: exploring the role of self-efficacy in cancer survivors' maintenance of dietary practices and physical activity. Psychooncology. April, 2013 22(4); 876-85. PMC3429767
  • 2012 -- Haga, S. and O'Daniel, J. and Tindall, G. and Mills, R. and Lipkus, I. and Agans, R. Response to Newman et al. Clin Genet. August, 2012 82(2); 203.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 22744911 -- O'Neill, S. C. and Lipkus, I. M. and Sanderson, S. C. and Shepperd, J. and Docherty, S. and McBride, C. M. Motivations for genetic testing for lung cancer risk among young smokers. Tob Control. November, 2013 22(6); 406-11. PMC3586780
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22927848 -- Malo, T. L. and Lipkus, I. and Wilson, T. and Han, H. S. and Acs, G. and Vadaparampil, S. T. Treatment Choices Based on OncotypeDx in the Breast Oncology Care Setting. J Cancer Epidemiol. August, 2012 2012 941495. PMC3425834
  • 1992 -- Lipkus, I. M. A heuristic model to explain perceptions of unjust events Social Justice Research. 1992 5(4); 359-384.
  • 2006 -- Demark-Wahnefried, W. and Clipp, E. C. and Lipkus, I. and Kraus, W. E. and Sloane, R. and Snyder, D. C. and Lobach, D. F. The teachable moment following cancer diagnosis: the FRESH START trial. American Journal of Oncology Review. January, 2006 5(1); 52-57.
  • 2012 -- Trevena, L. and Zikmund-Fisher, B. and Edwards, A. and Timmermans, D. and Peters, E. and Lipkus, I. and King, J .and Lawson, M. and Galesic, M. and Han, P. and Woloshin, S. and Linder, S. and Gaissmaier, W. and Ozanne, E. 2012 Update of the IPDAS Collaboration Background Document, Chapter C: Presenting probabilities. 2012 .
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 22990222 -- Ranby, K. W. and Lewis, M. A. and Toll, B. A. and Rohrbaugh, M. J. and Lipkus, I. M. Perceptions of smoking-related risk and worry among dual-smoker couples. Nicotine Tob Res. March, 2013 15(3); 734-8. PMC3572873
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23943846 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Ranby, K. W. and Lewis, M. A. and Toll, B. Reactions to framing of cessation messages: insights from dual-smoker couples. Nicotine Tob Res. December, 2013 15(12); 2022-8. PMC3819974
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 23928987 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Eissenberg, T. and Schwartz-Bloom, R. D. and Prokhorov, A. V. and Levy, J. Relationships among factual and perceived knowledge of harms of waterpipe tobacco, perceived risk, and desire to quit among college users. J Health Psychol. December, 2014 19(12); 1525-35.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24050486 -- Shaw, R. J. and Bosworth, H. B. and Silva, S. S. and Lipkus, I. M. and Davis, L. L. and Sha, R. S. and Johnson, C. M. Mobile Health Messages Help Sustain Recent Weight Loss. Am J Med. September, 2013 .
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23354113 -- Jarvis, J. G. and Strantzas, S. and Lipkus, M. and Holmes, L. M. and Dear, T. and Magana, S. and Lebel, D. E. and Lewis, S. J. Responding to neuromonitoring changes in 3-column posterior spinal osteotomies for rigid pediatric spinal deformities. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). April, 2013 38(8); E493-503.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24222509 -- Shepperd, J. A. and Novell, C. A. and O'Neill, S. C. and Docherty, S. L. and Sanderson, S. C. and McBride, C. M. and Lipkus, I. M. Contemplating genetic feedback regarding lung cancer susceptibility. Ann Behav Med. June, 2014 47(3); 395-403. PMC4008648
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24556984 -- Sanderson, S. C. and McBride, C. M. and O'Neill, S. C. and Docherty, S. and Shepperd, J. and Lipkus, I. M. Young Smokers' Interpretations of the Estimated Lung Cancer Risk Associated with a Common Genetic Variant of Low Penetrance. Public Health Genomics. April, 2014 17(2); 68-75.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24625237 -- Trevena, L. J. and Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. and Edwards, A. and Gaissmaier, W. and Galesic, M. and Han, P. K. and King, J. and Lawson, M. L. and Linder, S. K. and Lipkus, I. and Ozanne, E. and Peters, E. and Timmermans, D. and Woloshin, S. Presenting quantitative information about decision outcomes: a risk communication primer for patient decision aid developers. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. November, 2013 13 Suppl 2 S7.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24804802 -- Demark-Wahnefried, W. and Jones, L. W. and Snyder, D. C. and Sloane, R. J. and Kimmick, G. G. and Hughes, D. C. and Badr, H. J. and Miller, P. E. and Burke, L. E. and Lipkus, I. M. Daughters and Mothers Against Breast Cancer (DAMES): Main outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of weight loss in overweight mothers with breast cancer and their overweight daughters. Cancer. August, 2014 120(16); 2522-34.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 25100678 -- Shaw, R. J. and Bosworth, H. B. and Hess, J. C. and Silva, S. G. and Lipkus, I. M. and Davis, L. L. and Johnson, C. M. Development of a Theoretically Driven mHealth Text Messaging Application for Sustaining Recent Weight Loss. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. May, 2013 1(1); e5.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25173776 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Schwartz-Bloom, R. and Kelley, M. J. and Pan, W. A preliminary exploration of college smokers' reactions to nicotine dependence genetic susceptibility feedback. Nicotine Tob Res. March, 2015 17(3); 337-43.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25603929 -- vanDellen, M. R. and Boyd, S. M. and Ranby, K. W. and MacKillop, J. and Lipkus, I. M. Willingness to provide support for a quit attempt: A study of partners of smokers. J Health Psychol. January, 2015 Epub ahead of print .
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25542922 -- Lipkus, I. M. and Reboussin, B. A. and Wolfson, M. and Sutfin, E. L. Assessing and Predicting Susceptibility to Waterpipe Tobacco Use Among College Students. Nicotine Tob Res. September, 2015 17(9); 1120-5. PMC4542741
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25478181 -- Shofer, S. and Beyea, M. and Li, S. and Bastian, L. A. and Wahidi, M. M. and Kelley, M. and Lipkus, I. M. Feasibility of using an epigenetic marker of risk for lung cancer, methylation of p16, to promote smoking cessation among US veterans. BMJ Open Respir Res. June, 2014 1(1); e000032.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25473429 -- Haga, S. B. and Mills, R. and Pollak, K. I. and Rehder, C. and Buchanan, A. H. and Lipkus, I. M. and Crow, J. H. and Datto, M. Developing patient-friendly genetic and genomic test reports: formats to promote patient engagement and understanding. Genome Med. July, 2014 6(7); 58. PMC4254435
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26438650 -- Mays, D. and Tercyak, K. P. and Lipkus, I. M. The Effects of Brief Waterpipe Tobacco Use Harm and Addiction Education Messages Among Young Adult Waterpipe Tobacco Users. Nicotine Tob Res. October 4, 2015 Epub ahead of print .
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26065633 -- Stone, E. R. and Gabard, A. R. and Groves, A. E. and Lipkus, I. M. Effects of Numerical Versus Foreground-Only Icon Displays on Understanding of Risk Magnitudes. J Health Commun. October, 2015 20(10); 1230-41.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26257321 -- Ross, K. M. and Ranby, K. W. and Wooldridge, J. S. and Robertson, C. and Lipkus, I. M. Effects of physical and mental health on relationship satisfaction: a dyadic, longitudinal examination of couples facing prostate cancer. Psychooncology. August, 2015, Epub ahead of print .
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26514587 -- McBride, C. M. and Blocklin, M. and Lipkus, I. M. and Klein, W. M. and Brandon, T. H. Patient's lung cancer diagnosis as a cue for relatives' smoking cessation: evaluating the constructs of the teachable moment. Psychooncology. October 30, 2015 Epub ahead of print .
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Effects of Message Framing and Risk Feedback on CRC Screening
    National Institutes of Health
    1R21-CA181256-01
    09/2014 to 08/2016
  • IPA Karen Nicely
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    558/152
    04/2012 to 09/2012
  • Effects of Message Framing on Cessation among Couples where both Partners Smoke
    National Institutes of Health
    1R21-CA165194-01A1
    03/2012 to 02/2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: This study aims to test whether focusing the positive effects of quitting at the level of the individual or couples or the negative effects of continuing to smoke at the level of the individual or couples, influence processes of communal coping and downstream smoking-related outcomes.
  • Motivating Weight Loss in Dual Overweight/Obese Couples
    Duke Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program Cancer Control Pilot Award
    07/2012 to 06/2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project goal: To motivate weight loss in obese couples using mental contrasting and implementation intentions.
  • Preliminary Test of Habit Formation Intervention for Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Survivors
    Duke University School of Nursing Small Grant Project
    09/2012 to 08/2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Patient self-management and gene guided therapy for CHC
    National Institutes of Health
    1R21-NR013461-01
    04/2012 to 03/2014
    Role: Co-investigator
    This 2 year exploratory mixed-methods longitudinal case study (n=18) will describe patients’ and providers’ explanations of how and why they engage in technical work (T-WORK) and adaptive work (A-WORK), and adaptive leadership (A-LEAD) and how these strategies promote or pose barriers to patients’ SM in the context of the new genetic marker and treatments.
  • Assessing Risk Communication Educational Practices in Genetic Counseling Programs
    National Institutes of Health
    1R01-HG004322-01A1
    08/2008 to 05/2011
    Role: PI
  • Clinical Validity and Utility of Genomic Targeted Chemoprevention of PCa
    Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    WFUHS-66670
    09/2009 to 08/2010
    Role: PI
    This pilot study explores interest among smokers to test for their risk of developing lung cancer based on epigenetic changes associated with methylation of the p16 protein.
  • The Effects of Providing Breast Cancer Recurrence using Oncotype Risk
    The Anthony Marchione Foundation
    05/2008 to 12/2009
    Role: PI
    This study aims to explore 1) patients’ accuracy of stating their recurrence risk based on the oncotype DX, 2) how perceptions of recurrence risk affect weighting of treatment risks and benefits and treatment selection, and 3) how numeracy affects process
  • Testing the Feasibility of Using an Epigenetic Marker of Risk for Lung Cancer, Methylation of p16, to Promote Smoking Cessation
    CALGB
    06/2008 to 05/2009
    Role: Co-investigator
    This pilot study explores interest among smokers to test for their risk of developing lung cancer based on epigenetic changes associated with methylation of the p16 protein.
  • Young Smokers’ Reactions to Genetic Risk for Lung Cancer
    NIH/NCI
    R01 CA121922
    08/2007 to 07/2011
    Role: PI
    The goal of this study understand college smokers’ cognitive and emotional responses to genetic susceptibility feedback and their influence on downstream perceptions of lung cancer risks and worry and initial steps towards cessation.
  • Increasing Attention to Smoking Risk Messages
    NIH/NCI
    R01-CA114389
    09/2007 to 07/2009
    Role: PI
    The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between smokers’ perceptions of risk and motivations to seek out and process information about risks and cessation.
  • Strategies to Help Inform Colorectal Cancer Risk Magnitudes
    NIH
    R03 CA132562
    09/2007 to 08/2009
    Role: Co-investigator
    Project Goal: To develop an intervention that addresses different dimensions of risk and assess how people’s reactions/understandings on various dimensions are related to intentions to screen for CRC.
  • The Perception of Cancer Risk in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus
    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    5-34340 yr 2 #1
    07/2007 to 06/2009
    Role: PI
    The objectives of this application are: 1) to assess the perceived risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in subjects with non-dysplastic BE in a multi-center study, 2) to assess the relationship between risk perception and the utilization of resources in these subjects, and, 3) to develop a CD-rom based, self-directed teaching module to be administered to subjects with BE in a subsequent study.
  • Daughters And MothErS (DAMES) Against Breast Cancer
    NCI
    R21-CA122143
    06/2007 to 05/2009
    Role: Co-investigator
    The primary aim of this study is to explore the uptake and acceptability of the interventions to promote physical activity and dietary changes among daughters and mothers who are obese.
  • Effects of Combining Decision Aids on Breast Cancer Adjuvant Treatment Expectations and Decisions
    Foundation for Informed Medical Decision
    10/2006 to 06/2008
    Role: PI
  • Effects of Communicating RPFNA Results on Decisions about Tamoxifen Use
    NIH/NCI
    R21-CA-120342
    04/2007 to 03/2009
    Role: PI
    The proposed study will be the first to address: 1) how patients factually understand and derive affective (i.e, emotional) meaning from the RPFNA result; 2) and how such understandings affect perceptions of BC risks and worry, and subsequent decision-making processes involving Tam; and 3) how numeracy and health literacy affect understanding, and as a result, perceptions of BC risk, and decision-making processes involving Tam.
  • Cancer Information Service
    NIH/NCI (HHSN261200511)
    N02 C0 51105
    01/2005 to 01/2010
    Role: PI
    To support the infrastructure, partnerships and research of the nationally recognized Cancer Information Service.
  • Guilford County Genomic Medicine Initiative: Developing Models for Medical Practice
    Department of Defense
    W81XWH-05-1-0383
    04/2005 to 06/2007
    Role: Co-Investigator
    The purpose of this grant is to explore how to use family history to promote prevention behaviors, cancer screening, and if needed, genetic testing. Among other things, this includes applying broad-based educational programs to the community and health care professionals, and utilizing a clinical approach that addresses the numerous technical, logistical, and operational challenges of such an endeavor.
  • Finding the M.I.N.C. for Mammography Maintenance
    NIH/NCI, UNC Subcontract
    5 31982
    09/2003 to 06/2009
    Role: Co-Investigator and Subcontract PI
    The goal of this study is the use of a stepped care approach to maintain mammography adherence through the use of reminder systems, barriers counseling and having women think about the benefits of getting mammograms or the losses associated by not getting mammograms.
  • Affecting Risk Perceptions and Ambivalence About Smoking
    NIH/NCI
    CA90716
    03/2003 to 02/2005
    Role: PI
    This study explores how manipulating perceptions of smoking-related risks and attitudinal ambivalence towards smoking independently and jointly affect college smokers’ intentions to quit.
  • Message Framing Effects on Youth’s Smoking Behavior
    NIH/NCI
    R01-CA89122
    09/2002 to 09/2006
    Role: PI
    This study explores the extent to which messages framed as gains or losses interact with community college smokers’ stage of change to affect desire and intentions to quit smoking.
  • The Effects of Information Displays in Decisions about Tamoxifen Use for Breast Cancer Chemoprevention
    Department of Defense
    DAMD17-03-1-03820
    05/2003 to 09/2007
    Role: PI
    The purpose of this study is to examine how providing individualized risk estimates of breast cancer and the risk and benefits of tamoxifen for breast cancer chemoprevention, individually and jointly affect the decision to take tamoxifen among higher risk women.
  • Testing Pharmacological Therapies for Pregnant Smokers
    NIH/NCI
    R01-CA80953
    05/2002 to 04/2008
    Role: Co-I
    This is a two-arm design project. Aim one is Tailored Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TCBT) that provides women with customized risk information about smoking and nicotine, the potential harms to the fetus and encouragement of appropriate behavioral skills building. Aim two is TCBT + NRT – the tailored intervention incorporating NRT information plus choice of patch or gum.
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