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Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Michigan Center for Health Communications Research II

a PSC Research Project

Investigators:   Victor J. Strecher, Julie E. Boland, Mick P. Couper, Sonya Dal Cin, Angela Tsai Fagerlin, Sarah T. Hawley, Masahito Jimbo, Roderick J. Little, Vijayan N. Nair, Thad A. Polk, Kenneth Resnicow, Mack T. Ruffin, Edward W. Saunders, John Thomas Wei, Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher

The overarching aims of CECCR2 are to: (1) Extend our tailoring research beyond the prevention area to the broader cancer care continuum, including early detection, treatment, and long-term survival; (2) Extend our tailoring research to new clinical and post-treatment settings; (3) Deepen our understanding of the key psychosocial and communications components identified in CECCR1, including motivation, ethnic identity, risk perception, and cognitive processing; (4) Explore methods of tailoring to patient preferences for shared decision making; (5) Develop new social and cognitive neuroscience strategies for identifying immediate impact and mechanisms of health communications messages; (6) Develop new interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists and research institutions; (7) Train a new generation of health communications scientists and practitioners; and (8) Disseminate both the scientific and practical results of our research efforts. Woven through CECCR2 research are crosscutting interests related to: tailoring and relevant communications channels; reaching underserved populations through more relevant and easier-to-process content; physiological mechanisms of communication effect; and methodological issues of design, data collection, and measurement.

Funding Period: 09/01/2008 to 08/31/2015

Country of Focus: USA

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