Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Viswanath K., McCloud R., Minsky S., Puleo E., Kontos E.Z., Bigman-Galimore C., Rudd R., Emmons K.M. (2013). Internet use, browsing, and the urban poor: implications for cancer control. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph, (47):199-205.
  • Slopen N., Kontos E.Z., Ryff C.D., Ayanian J.Z., Albert M.A., Williams D.R. (2013). Psychosocial stress and cigarette smoking persistence, cessation, and relapse over 9-10 years: a prospective study of middle aged adults in the United States. Cancer Causes Control, 24(10):1849-63.
  • Linder J.A., Rigotti N.A., Brawarsky P., Kontos E.Z., Park E.R., Klinger E.V., Marinacci L., Li W., Haas J.S. (2013). Use of practice-based research network data to measure neighborhood smoking prevalence. Preventing Chronic Disease,10:E84.
  • Williams D.R., Kontos E.Z., Viswanath K., Haas J.S., Lathan C.S., MacConaill L.E., Chen J., Ayanian J.Z. (2012). Integrating Multiple Social Statuses in Health Disparities Research: The Case of Lung Cancer. Health Services Research, 47(3 Pt 2):1255-77.
  • Kontos, E.Z., Emmons, K.M., Puleo, E., Viswanath, K. (2012). Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in HPV vaccine awareness and knowledge. American Journal of Public Health, 102(10):1911-20.
  • Kontos, E.Z., Emmons, K.M., Puleo, E., Viswanath, K. (2011). Determinants and beliefs of health information mavens among a lower-socioeconomic position and minority population. Social Science & Medicine, 73(1):22-32.
  • Kontos, E.Z., Viswanath, K. (2011). Cancer-related direct-to-consumer advertising: a critical review. Nature Reviews Cancer, 11(2):142-50.
  • Kontos, E.Z., Emmons, K.M., Puleo, E., Viswanath, K. (2010). Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the US. Journal of Health Communication, 15 Suppl 3:216-35.
  • Kontos, E.Z., Bennett, G., Viswanath, K. (2007). Barriers and facilitators to home computer and Internet use among urban novice computer users of low socioeconomic position. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 9(4):e31.
  • Rudd, R., Zobel, E., Fanta, C., Surkan, P., Rodriquez-Louis, J., Valderrama, Y., Daltroy, L. (2004). Asthma in plain language. Health Promotion Practice, 5(3):334-340.

Book Chapters

  • Kontos, E.Z. “Health Literacy,” pg.  The International Encyclopedia of Communication (ed. Donsbach), Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford, UK and Malden, MA), 2008.
  • Viswanath, K, Ramanadhan, S., Kontos E.Z. “Mass Media and Population Health: The Macrosocial View”, in Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health. Sandro Galea (ed). Springer Science and Business Media Publishers, 2007.

Research Reports

  • Viswanath, K., Ramamurthi, D., Minsky, S., Kontos, E.Z. Communication under Uncertainty: Communication behaviors of diverse audiences during the A(H1N1) incidence of Spring and Summer 2009. Center for Emergency Preparedness, Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health Division of Public Health Practice, 2009. Report prepared for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Rudd, R., Zobel, E. Health Literacy Public Health Forums: A How To. NCSALL Publication, Cambridge, MA: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, 2005.
  • Rudd, R., Soricone, L., Santos, M., Zobel, E., Smith, J., Health Literacy Study Circles: Skills for Health Care Access and Navigation. NCSALL Publication,Cambridge,MA:NationalCenter for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, 2005.