Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

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  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2003
  • M.S., University of Arizona, 1999
  • B.S., Boston University, 1994
  • B.A., Boston University, 1994

Most Recent Papers

Evaluating the impact of screening plus eave tubes on malaria transmission compared to current best practice in central Côte d'Ivoire

Eleanore D. Sternberg, Jackie Cook, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Carine J. Aoura, Serge Brice Assi, Dimi Théodore Doudou, A. Alphonsine Koffi, Raphael N'Guessan, Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Rachel A. Smith, Eve Worrall, Immo Kleinschmidt, Matthew B. Thomas, 2018, BMC Public Health

Identifying and Predicting Profiles of Medical Noncompliance

Rachel A. Smith, Youllee Kim, Nkuchia M. M’Ikanatha, 2018, Journal of Health Communication on p. 1-10

Why Do So Few Consumers Use Health Care Quality Report Cards? A Framework for Understanding the Limited Consumer Impact of Comparative Quality Information

Neeraj Bhandari, Dennis P. Scanlon, Yunfeng Shi, Rachel A. Smith, 2018, Medical Care Research and Review

Who Persuades Who? An Analysis of Persuasion Choices Related to Antibiotic-Free Food

Rachel A. Smith, Christopher J. Carpenter, 2018, Health Communication on p. 478-488

Understanding information sharing about rare diseases

Xun Zhu, Rachel A. Smith, Roxanne L. Parrott, Amber K. Worthington, 2018, Journal of Communication in Healthcare on p. 128-139

Investigating married adults’ communal coping with genetic health risk and perceived discrimination

Rachel A. Smith, Alan Sillars, Ryan P. Chesnut, Xun Zhu, 2018, Communication Monographs on p. 181-202

Spirituality, Illness Unpredictability, and Math Anxiety Effects on Negative Affect and Affect-Management Coping for Individuals Diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Amber K. Worthington, Roxanne L. Parrott, Rachel A. Smith, 2018, Health Communication on p. 363-371

Integrating Models of Diffusion and Behavior to Predict Innovation Adoption, Maintenance, and Social Diffusion

Rachel A. Smith, Youllee Kim, Xun Zhu, Dimi Théodore Doudou, Eleanore D. Sternberg, Matthew B. Thomas, 2018, Journal of Health Communication on p. 264-271

Understanding the Effects of Stigma Messages

Rachel A. Smith, Xun Zhu, Edward L. Fink, 2017, Health Communication on p. 1-13

Toward Reduction in Antibiotic Use for Pediatric Otitis Media

Erina L. MacGeorge, Rachel A. Smith, Emily P. Caldes, Nicole M. Hackman, 2017, Journal of Health Communication on p. 867-875

Recent High-Impact Papers

Antibiotic Resistance

Rachel A. Smith, Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Andrew F. Read, 2015, Health Communication on p. 309-314

Defining Genes Using "Blueprint" Versus "Instruction" Metaphors

Roxanne Parrott, Rachel A. Smith, 2014, Health Communication on p. 137-146

Label management

Rachel A. Smith, Thomas J. Hipper, 2010, Health Communication on p. 410-422

The impact of social capital on HIV-related actions as mediated by personal and proxy efficacies in Namibia

Rachel A. Smith, Rajiv Rimal, 2009, AIDS and Behavior on p. 133-144

Mental representations of HPV in Appalachia

Rachel A. Smith, Roxanne L. Parrott, 2012, Journal of Health Psychology on p. 917-928

Compliance dynamics within a simulated friendship network I

Rachel A. Smith, Edward L. Fink, 2010, Human Communication Research on p. 232-260

Keepers of the secret

Rachel A. Smith, Angela J. Niedermyer, 2009, Health Communication on p. 459-472

Testing the Model of Stigma Communication with a Factorial Experiment in an Interpersonal Context

Rachel A. Smith, 2014, Communication Studies on p. 154-173

Segmenting an Audience into the Own, the Wise, and Normals

Rachel A. Smith, 2012, Communication Research Reports on p. 257-265

Members, isolates, and liaisons

Hye Jeong Choi, Rachel A. Smith, 2013, Substance Use and Misuse on p. 612-622