The following publications are listed chronologically by topic. These were written by Center staff, Center scholars and affiliate faculty:

Communication and Journalism

Communication, Technology, Social Media and Online Content

Communication and Children

Mobile Communication

Cultural Competency and Health Disparities

Health and Higher Education Professionals

Health Literacy, the Basics

Health Literacy and Community Engagement

Health Literacy, Disparities and Cultural Competency

Health Reform

Media and Journalism

Minority Health

Oral Health

Oral Health and Disparities

Physical Activity and Cognitive Studies



Communication and Journalism

Yip, J.C., Clegg, T.L., Bonsignore, E., Gelderblom, H., Lewites, B., Guha, M.L., & Druin, A. (2012). Kitchen Chemistry: Supporting learners’ decisions in science. Tenth International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Sydney, Australia. Paper to be presented by J.C. Yip.

Yaros, Ronald A. (2009) “Organizational Programs in Communication.” In W. Donsbach (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Communication, “Blackwell Publishing.


Communication, Technology, Social Media and Online Content

Yaros, Ronald A. (2012) “Social Media and Education: Do Personalization and Interactivity Facilitate Learning?” In H.S. Noor Al-Deen, J.A. Hendricks (Eds.)Social Media: Usage And Impact, (pp. 57-74). Lexington Books.
Yaros, Ronald A, Cook, Anne, (2011) “Attention Versus Learning Of Online Content: Preliminary Findings From An Eye-Tracking Study,” International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology & Learning (1) 4, 49-69.
Yaros, Ronald A. (2011) “Effects of Text and Hypertext Structures on User Interest and Understanding of Science and Technology,” Science Communication (lead article), 33 (3), pp. 275-308.


Communication and Children

Walsh, G., Druin, A., Guha, M.L., Bonsignore, E., Foss, E., Yip, J., Golub, E., Clegg, T., Brown, Q., Brewer, R. (in press). DisCo: A co-design tool for online, asynchronous distributed child and adult design partners. Interaction Design and Children 2012, Bremen, Germany. Paper to be presented by G. Walsh.

Guha, M. L., Druin, A., & Fails J. A. (2011) . How Children Can Design the Future. In J. Jacko (Ed.). Human-Computer Interaction, Part IV, HCII 2011, LNCS 6764, Springer, Heidelberg, pp.559-569. Paper presented by M. L. Guha.

Fisch, S.M., Hsueh, Y., Zhou, Z., Xu, C.J., Hamed, M., Khader, Z., Langsten, R., Noriega, G.M., Cespedes, A.H., Druin, A., & Guha, M. L. (submitted for publication) Can children learn global citizenship from educational media?: An international assessment. Journal of Children and Media.

Druin, A., Foss, E., Hatley, L., Golub, E., Guha, M. L.., Fails, J., Hutchinson, H. (2009) How children search the internet with keyword Interfaces. Interaction Design and Children. Paper presented by E. Foss.

Fisch, S.M., Hsueh, Y., Zhou, Z., Xu, C.J., Hamed, M., Khadr, Z., Noriega, G.M., Cespedes, A.H., Druin, A., & Guha, M. L. (2009). Can children learn global citizenship from educational media?: An international assessment. In Pecora, N. (Chair), Studying preschool audiences: Methodological innovations and practical implications. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Paper presented by S. M. Fisch.

Fisch, S.M., Hsueh, Y., Zhou, Z., Xu, C.J., Hamed, M., Khadr, Z., Noriega,G.M., Cespedes, A.H., Druin, A., & Guha, M. L. (2009). Crossing borders: How does children’s learning from educational media compare across countries and cultures? Invited address presented by S. M. Fisch at Fordham University, New York, NY.


Mobile Communication  

Fails, J.A., Druin, A., & Guha, M. L. (2012). Mobile stories: The evolution of a mobile, collaborative story reading and creation tool for children. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 5(2,3,4) 244- 270.

Fails, J.A., Druin, A., & Guha, M.L. (September 2011) . Content Splitting and Space Sharing: Collaboratively Reading and Sharing Children’s Stories on Mobile Devices. Mobile HCI, Stockholm, Sweden. Paper presented by J.A. Fails.

Fails, J.A., Druin, A., & Guha, M. L. (2010). Mobile collaboration: Collaboratively reading and creating children’s stories on mobile devices. IDC 2010, Barcelona, Spain. Paper presented by J.A. Fails.

Health literacy, the Basics

Braun, B. & McCoy, T. Health Literacy Maryland:  Strategic Thinking for Strategic Action. (2011).  Herschel S. Horowitz Center For Health Literacy,  College Park, MD:  University of Maryland.

Braun, B. (August, 2011). Health Literacy.I Rippe, J. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life-style Medicine and Health.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications, Inc. [Chapter invited].

Braun, B., (June, 2012) Core Health Messages. United States Public Health Services  Symposium, and Economic Development Team. College Park, MD.

Braun, B. & Quincy, L. (December, 2011).  Health and Financial Literacy:  Gearing Up for The New Health Insurance Law.  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Web-based national presentation.

Braun, B., (May, 2011). Health Literacy: The Stage for Improvement Is Set.  NIH-National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Team.Baltimore, MD. (Invited).

Braun, B. (January, 2011).  Health Literacy. DC Metro Area Dietetic Interns.  National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD (Invited).

Braun, B. (2010). Evidence-based health literacy interventions. Translational Health Disparities Course National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.Bethesda, MD.(Invited).

Braun, B. (2010). Health literacy: Mini-Workshop.  HartfordCounty Tobacco Coalition.

Braun, B. (2010). Herschel S Horowitz Center for Health Literacy Research Program. University  of Maryland School of Public Health Passport Event.CollegePark, MD.

Braun, B. (2010).  Health Literacy: The Stage for Improvement Is Set. Kaiser Permanente
Mid-Altantic Symposium. (Invited).  Rockville, MD.

Braun, B. (2010).Health Literacy:  Imperative for Action.  Dental Management Coalition. Annapolis, MD (Invited).

Braun, B. (2010)What you say may be what you get……or not? Maryland Health Disparities Conference.Baltimore, MD.

Braun, B. (2010). Health Lit 101.  Improving Pregnancy Coalition, Largo, MD.

Braun, B. (2009). Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy Research.  University of  Maryland 11th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon. CollegePark, MD. (Invited).

Braun, B. (2009). Injury prevention and health literacy.  Virginia Department of Health Injury Prevention Conference, Richmond, VA. (Invited).

Braun, B. & Anderson, E.A. (2009). The case for health literacy: Working together to decrease costs and increase health.  Rural Maryland Council Roundtable.  Annapolis, MD.


Health Literacy and Community Engagement 

Braun, B. & Paleg, B. (2012). The health of Seat Pleasant:  As individuals and science sees it.  University of Maryland School of Public Health and University of Maryland Extension.  College Park, MD.

Braun, B. Improving Medical Assistance Outreach to Eligible Pregnant Women in Maryland. (2010). Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. College Park, MD: University of Maryland.

Braun, B. (2010).Partners for improved practice:  The Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County and the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. Community Clinic, Inc. Rockville, MD. (Invited).

Braun, B., Horowitz, A., Finkbeiner, N., Rose, P. & Child, W.Improving medical assistance outreach to eligible pregnant women in Maryland, University of Maryland School of Public Research Interaction Day, College Park, MD.

Health Literacy, Disparities and Cultural Competency

Lie, D., Carter-Pokras, O., Braun, B., Coleman,  C. (October, 2012). What Do Health Literacy and Cultural Competence Have in Common? Calling for a Collaborative Pedagogy. Journal of Health Communications.

Braun, B., (June, 2011).  Marketing health messages to diverse populations.  Clearing the Air: Addressing Asthma Disparities in Maryland. Baltimore, MD (Invited).

Braun, B. (2009). Reducing health disparities through health literacy. Maryland Health Disparities Conference . Baltimore, MD. (Invited).

Braun, B., & Bentlejewski, J. (2009). Health literacy and cultural competency. Kaiser Permanente – Population Care Management Diabetes Education Conference, Rockville, MD. (Invited).


Health Reform

Braun, B. (April, 2011).  Health Care Reform:  An Overview. Second Annual Worcester CountyPublic Health Conference.  Ocean City, MD. (Invited).

Braun, B. (2010).  Health reform:  Provisions for family and community decisions.  eXtension Financial Security for All webinar.

Braun, B.  (March, 2012). Health reform:  Provisions for Family & Community Decisions. Qualey-Skjervold Professional Development Conference for Family Development Chaska, MN.

Braun, B. (2010).  Health reform, communities and you.  University of Maryland Extension, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, Rural Maryland Council, Maryland Rural Health Association and USDA webinar (Invited).


Media and Journalism

Yaros, Ronald A. (2009) “Digital Natives: Following Their Lead on a Path to a New Journalism,” Harvard’s Nieman Reports, Winter 2009: Nieman Foundation.

Yaros, Ronald A. (2009) “Producing Citizen Journalism or Producing Journalism for Citizens: A New Multimedia Model To Enhance Understanding of Complex News. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.) Journalism and Citizenship: New Agendas in Communication, (pp. 71-90). New York, NY: Routledge.

Yaros, Ronald, A. (2009) “Mastering Multimedia,” American Journalism Review, August/September 2009.


Minority Health 

Vargas-Bustamante A, Fang H, Garza J, Carter-Pokras O, Wallace SP, Rizzo J, Ortega A. Variations in Healthcare Access and Utilization Among Mexican Immigrants: The Role of Documentation Status.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2010 Oct 24; DOI: 10.1007/s10903-010-9406-9

Carter-Pokras O, *Jaschek G, Martinez IL, **Brown P, **Mora S, **Newton N, **Luciani I. Perspectives on Latino Lay Health Promoter Programs: Maryland, 2009.  American  Journal of Public Health. 2011;101:2281–2286. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300317

**Gryczynski J, Feldman R, Carter-Pokras O, *Kanamori M, *Chen L, **Roth S. Contexts of tobacco use and perspectives on smoking cessation among a sample of urban American Indians. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2010;21:544-558.

Martinez IL, Carter-Pokras O, **Brown PB. Addressing the Challenges of Latino Health Research: Community-based approaches in an emergent urban community. Journal of the National Medical Association 2009 Sep;101(9):908-14.

Zambrana RE, Carter-Pokras O. Role of Acculturation Research in Advancing Science and Practice in Reducing Health Care Disparities Among Latinos. American Journal of Public Health 2010 Jan;100(1):18-23.

Carter-Pokras O, *Bethune L. Social Science and Medicine Commentary. Response to article: Defining and Measuring Acculturation: A Systematic Review of Public Health Studies with Hispanic Population in the United States. Social Science and Medicine 2009 doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.06.042 [Invited]


Oral Health

Horowitz AM. Review Analysis & Evaluation: Rubber Cup Dental Prophylaxis is not needed prior to the topical application of fluorides and rubber cup dental prophylaxis at recall is not effective in the prevention of gingivitis. J Evid Base Dent Practice, 12:77-78.

Maybury CA, Horowitz AM, Goodman HS. Outcomes of oral cancer early detection and prevention statewide model in Maryland. American Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2012;72:S34-S38.

Horowitz AM, Kleinman DV. Creating a Health Literacy Based Practice. California Dental Association Journal 2012;40:331-340.

Braun B, Horowitz AM, Kleinman DV, Gold RS, Radice SD, Maybury CA. Health Literacy:  At the Intersection of Schools and Public Health. California Dental Assoication Juornal. 2012;40:323-330.

Maybury CA, Horowitz AM, Yan AF, Green KM, Wang MQ. Maryland dentists’ knowledge of Oral cancer prevention and early detection. California Dental Association Journal 2012;40:341-350.

Buerlein JK, Horowitz AM, Child WL. Perspectives of Maryland women regarding oral health during pregnancy and early childhood. American Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2011:71:131-135.

Rozier, GR, Horowitz, AM, Podschun G. Use of communication techniques by dentists in the United States: Results of a national survey. American Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2011;142:518-530.

Clarkson J, Watt RG, Rugg-Gunn AJ, Pitiphat W, Ettinger RL, Horowitz AM, et al., Proceedings: 9th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry (WCPD) “community participation and global alliances for lifelong oral health for all,” Phuket, Thailand, September 7-10, 2009.  Advances in Dental Research. 2010;22:1-30.

Horowitz, Alice M., Wang, Min Qi  & Kleinman, Dushanka V. (2012): Opinions of Maryland Adults Regarding Communication Practices of Dentists and Staff, Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, DOI:10.1080/10810730.2012.665427

Maybury,Catherine MPH; Horowitz, Alice M., PhD; Wang, Min Qi, PhD; and Kleinman, Dushanka V.  DDs, MScD. The use of recommended communication techniques by Maryland dentists.

Terhune, C., Ginter, A., Duggal,M.,& Sana, H. (April, 2012). University of Maryland Extension and the School of Public Hath: Partnering to Co-Create Health Messages. Priester National Extension Health Conference, Washington, D.C.


Oral Health and Disparities

Horowitz AM, Kleinman DV. Oral health literacy: A pathway to reducing oral health disparities in Maryland. American Journal of Public Health Dentistry.2012;72:S26-S30.

Horowitz AM The Role of Health Literacy in Reducing Health Disparities. Journal of Dental Hygiene 2009;83:174-175.

Horowitz AM. The role of Health Literacy in Reducing Health Disparities.  Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene 2009;43:205-06


Physical Activity  and Cognitive Studies 

Woo, M.., Kim, S., Kim, J., & Hatfield, B.D. (in press). The influence of exercise intensity on frontal electroencephalographic (EEG) asymmetry and self-reported affect. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Gentili R, Bradberry T J, Hatfield B D, Contreras-Vidal J L (2008). A new generation of non-invasive biomarkers of cognitive-motor states with application to smart Brain Computer Interfaces. Proceedings of the 16th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2008), EURASIP Society, 2008, August 25-29, Lausanne, Switzerland. EURASIP Open Library (

Hatfield, B.D., Haufler, A. J., & Contreras-Vidal, J. (in press). Brain processes and neurofeedback for performance enhancement of precision motor behavior. Conference proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Meeting to be held July, 2009 – San Diego, CA.

Pangelinan, M., Kagerer, F., Momen, B., Hatfield, B.D., & Clark, J. (in revision). Electrocortical dynamics reflect age-related differences in movement kinematics in children and adults. Cerebral Cortex.

Woo, M., Polich, J., Roth, S, Polich, J., & Hatfield, B. (submitted). The interactive effect of cardiovascular fitness and genotype on frontal cerebral cortical responses during executive challenge in young adults. Psychophysiology.

Gentili, R., Bradberry, T.J., Hatfield, B.D., & Contreras-Vidal, J.L. (submitted). Decoding the acquisition state of the internal model of a new tool from brain activity. Psychophysiology.

Rietschel, J.C., Goodman, R.N., Lo, L-C., Contreras-Vidal, J.L., & Hatfield, B.D. (submitted). The effect of competition-induced arousal on cerebral cortical dynamics and quality of visuo-motor behavior. Psychophysiology.

Gentili, R.J. ; Bradberry T.J. ; Hatfield, B.D. & Contreras-Vidal, J.L. Brain Biomarkers of Motor Adaptation Using Phase Synchronization. Accepted for the Proceedings of the 31th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS 2009), September, 2-6, 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.



Boekeloo BO, Novik M. Clinical approached to improving alcohol education and counseling in adolescents and young adults. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art counseling in adolescents and young adults.  Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews: AM:STARs (In Press)

Novik MA, Boekeloo BO, Dimensionality and psychometric analysis of an alcohol protective behavioral strategies scale.  Journal of Drug Education 2011; 41(1):69-78.

Boyle J, Boekeloo BO.  The association between parent communication and college freshmen’s alcohol use.  Journal of Drug Education 2009; 39 (2):113-31. PMID: 19999700

Boekeloo BO, Griffin MA, Bush EN, O’Grady KE. Impact of the “Peers as Family” Intervention on College Student Alcohol-Related Behavior. Journal of Drug Education 2009; 39 (4): 339-359.PMID: 20443452

Galbraith JS, Stanton B, Boekeloo B, King W,  Desmond S, Howard D, Black MM, Carey JW.  Exploring implementation and fidelity of evidenced-based behavioral interventions for HIV prevention:  Lessons learned from the “focus on kids” diffusion case study.  Health Education and Behavior, 2009; 36(3): 532 – 549. PMID: 18445739

Carter-Pokras OD, Johnson TM, *Bethune LA, *Ye C, Fried JL, *Chen L, **Fiedler R. Lost opportunities for smoking cessation among adults with diabetes in Florida (2007) and Maryland (2006). Prev Chronic Dis 2011;8(3).