Lerner Center Faculty Publications

Leppin A, Baumann A, Fernandez ME, Rudd BN, Stevent KR, Warner DO, Kwan B, Shelton RC. (2021). Teaching for Implementation: A framework for building implementation research and practice capacity within the translational science workforce. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.  

Holtrop JS, Estabrooks P, Harden S, Gaglio B, Kessler R, King D, Kwan B, Ory M, Rabin B, Shelton RC, Glasgow RE. (2021). Understanding and Applying the RE-AIM Framework: Clarifications and Resources. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.   

Brotzman LE, Crookes DM, Austin JD, Neugut AI, Shelton RC. (2021). Patient Perspectives on Treatment Decision-Making Under Clinical Uncertainty: Chemotherapy Treatment Decisions among Stage II Colon Cancer Patients. Translational Behavioral Medicine.  

Nooraie RY, Shelton RC, Fiscella K, Kwan BM, McMahon J. (2021). The pragmatic, rapid, and iterative dissemination & implementation (PRIDI) cycle: Adapting to the dynamic nature of public health emergencies (and beyond). Health Research Policy & Systems.  

Delnevo CD, Miller Lo E, Giovenco DP, Cornacchione Ross J, Hrywna M, Strasser AA. (2021). Cigar sales in convenience stores in the United States, 2009-2020. JAMA.

Talbot EM, Giovenco DP, Grana R, Hrywna M, Ganz O. (2021). Cross-promotion of nicotine pouches by leading cigarette brands. Tob Control.

Ganz O, Cohn AM, Goodwin RD, Giovenco DP, Wackowski OA, Talbot EM, Delnevo CD. (2021). Internalizing problems are associated with initiation and past 30-day use of flavored tobacco products. Addict Behav.

Babbar, K. Martin, J. Ruiz, J. Parray, A. Sommer, M. (2021). Menstrual health is a public health and human rights issue. Lancet Public Health.

Sommer, M. Mason, D. (2021). Period poverty and promoting menstrual equity. JAMA Health Forum.

Teizazu, H. Sommer, M., Gruer, C., Giffen, D., Davis, L., Frumin, R., Hopper, K. (2021). “Do we not bleed?” Sanitation, menstrual management, and homelessness in the time of Covid. Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.

Budhwani H, Yigit I, Ofotokun I, Konkle-Parker DJ, Cohen MH, Wingood GM, Metsch LR, Adimora AA, Taylor TN, Wilson TE, Weiser SD, Kempf MC, Sosanya O, Gange S, Kassaye S, Turan B, Turan JM. (2021). Examining the Relationships Between Experienced and Anticipated Stigma in Health Care Settings, Patient-Provider Race Concordance, and Trust in Providers Among Women Living with HIV. AIDS Patient Care STDS. ​​​​​​​

Budhwani H, Gakumo CA, Yigit I, Rice WS, Fletcher FE, Whitfield S, Ross S, Konkle-Parker DJ, Cohen MH, Wingood GM, Metsch LR, Adimora AA, Taylor TN, Wilson TE, Weiser SD, Sosanya O, Goparaju L, Gange S, Kempf MC, Turan B, Turan JM. (2021). Patient Health Literacy and Communication with Providers Among Women Living with HIV: A Mixed Methods Study. AIDS Behav.

Edmonds A, Breskin A, Cole SR, Westreich D, Ramirez C, Cocohoba J, Wingood G, Cohen MH, Golub ET, Kassaye SG, Metsch LR, Sharma A, Konkle-Parker D, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. (2021). Poverty, Deprivation, and Mortality Risk Among Women With HIV in the United States. Epidemiology. 32(6):877-885.

Ravenhall S, Levy NA, Simpson K, Fleming M, Arana M, DiManno P, Grijalva Y, Murrman MK. (2021). J Public Health Manag Pract. 27(3):240-245.

Areas of Focus

Health promotion refers to educational, political, regulatory, and organizational support for behavior and environmental changes that are conducive to health (Bartholomew et al., 2011). It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior, toward a wide range of social and structural interventions. Health promotion initiatives are directed at changing social, political, environmental, and economic conditions to support individual and population health (WHO, 1986). 

Health communication provides guidance on how to inform and influence individual, community and institutional decisions that affect health (US HHS, 2014).  As a subfield of health promotion, health communication works to influence policy, regulation, practices, and programs that support desired behavior changes (Schiavo, 2013). Health communication can take the form of discrete health messages, or be incorporated into existing communication media such as news media, advertising sponsorships, and popular entertainment. As such, health communication includes the use of modern multimedia communications, or traditional forms like storytelling, puppet shows, and songs to influence behavior change (Nutbeam, 1998).


  • Bartholomew, L. K., Parcel, G. S., Kok, G., Gottlieb, N. H. & Fernandez, M. E. (2011). Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Nutbeam, D. (1998). Health Promotion Glossary. Health Promotion International. Oxford University Press, 13(4): 349-364.

  • Schiavo, R. (2013). Health Communication: From Theory to Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Health Communication.

  • World Health Organization. (1986). The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion.

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