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Elisia Cohen

Professor


Office: 228 Grehan

Phone: 859-257-3622

Email: Elisia.Cohen [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/cohen

Education
B.A., 1997, University of Louisville; M.A., 1999, Wake Forest University; Ph.D., 2003, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

Specialties
Cancer communication; communication strategies to reduce health disparities; Health and risk communication; media effects; argumentation

Bio
Elisia Cohen is a Professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky and is an expert in communication strategies to improve cancer prevention and detection behaviors. Her work has appeared in Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Health Communication, Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, New Media and Society, Qualitative Health Research, and Prometheus. She is also editor of Communication Yearbook.

Awards
Sarah Bennett Holmes Award, sponsored by the UK Women's Forum 2014; College of Communication and Information Excellence in Research Award 2012; College of Communication and Information Science Excellence in Research Award 2009

Curriculum Vitae


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Courses Taught

Considers various theoretical perspectives which lead to a more thorough understanding of communication processes. Begins with discussion of the development of theory and inquiry. Includes perspectives of systems, cognitive, behavioral, affective, symbolic interactionist, dramatic, cultural and social reality, interpretive and critical theories.
An introduction to the methods of philosophy of scientific research into the origins, nature, and effects of communication processes. Provides skills necessary for designing research projects and for interpreting and critically evaluating research results.
Research and study of special topics in communication. The student proposes the specific study to be undertaken and formally contracts with a faculty supervisor for guidance and evaluation. Ordinarily, projects will require the production of written materials as a basis for the evaluation. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
A course designed to examine theory and research related to criticism of the mass media and to the relationship of digital and mass communication to contemporary social issues.
This course examines theory and research of persuasion. Topics include message characteristics, credibility, compliance-gaining, decision- making and motivational appeals.
Examines theory and research relevant to the role of interpersonal communication in managing mental and physical health. Topics related to interaction in health contexts include: communicating identity in health and illness, health and personal relationships, health care provider/ patient communication, medical decision-making, and interpersonal health education and prevention efforts.
This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to communication in a health care context. Topics addressed are patient-provider communication, small group communication, communication in health care organizations, intercultural communication in health care, and health images in the mass media.
Individual reading study on some communications aspects not treated in depth in a regular course or of topical interest. Advance consultation regarding reading list and examination procedure required.
Residency credit for dissertation research after the qualifying examination.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.
Significant participation in important aspects of a research project under the direction of a graduate faculty member.
Goals, epistemology and methods of qualitative inquiry in communication. Strengths and limitations of different qualitative research methodologies. Distinctive contributions of qualitative research to theory and practice of communication.
A topical seminar discussing issues in the field of health communication from a variety of perspectives, e.g., the relevance of interpersonal, international and intercultural and mass communication processes to the quality and availability of health care. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Publications Under Contract/Under Review

*Cohen, E.L. (2016). Communication Yearbook 40. (Editor). Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

*Cohen, E.L. (2016). Communication Yearbook 40. (Editor). Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

*Cohen, E.L., Scott, A.M., Record, R., & Shaunfield, S. (under 2nd round of review). Using communication to manage uncertainty about cervical cancer screening guideline adherence among Appalachian women. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Cohen, E.L., & Head, K.J. (under 2nd round of review). Identifying knowledge-attitude-practice gaps in parental acceptance of adolescent vaccinations in Appalachian Kentucky: Implications for communication interventions. Journal of Communication in Health Care.

Edited Volumes

*Cohen, E.L. (2015, in press). Communication Yearbook 39. (Editor). New York: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

*Cohen, E.L. (2014). Communication Yearbook 38. (Editor). New York: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

*Cohen, E.L. (2013). Communication Yearbook 37. (Editor). New York: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

Refereed Articles (published)

*Cohen, E.L., Head, K.J., McGladrey, M., Hoover, A., Vanderpool, R.C., Bridger, C., Carman, A., Crosby, R.A., Darling, E., Tucker-McLaughlin, M., & Winterbauer, N. (2015, in press). Designing for dissemination: Lessons in message design from "1-2-3 Pap.” Health Communication.

* Cohen, E.L., Wilson, B.R., Vanderpool, R.C., & Collins, T. (2014, in press). Identifying sociocultural barriers to mammography adherence among Appalachian Kentucky women. Health Communication.

Harris, J.K., Brownson, R.C., Bell, R.A., Maier, R.C., Cohen, E.L., & Mueller, N. (2014). Twitter connections among local health departments as potential pathways for dissemination. System Sciences (HICSS), 47th Hawaii International Conference. 1596-1605.

*Cohen, E.L., & Head, K.J. (2013). Identifying knowledge-attitude-practice gaps to enhance HPV vaccine diffusion. Journal of Health Communication, 18, 1221-1234.

**DeSantis, A.D., Anthony, K.E., & Cohen, E.L. (2013). Illegal college ADHD stimulant distributors: Characteristics and potential areas of intervention. Substance Abuse and Misuse, 38, 336-356.

*Vanderpool, R.C., Cohen, E.L., Crosby, R.A., Bates, W., Jones, M.G., Collins, T., & Casey, B.R. (2013). Ò1-2-3 PAPÓ intervention improves HPV vaccination. Journal of Communication, 63, 95-115.

*Cohen, E.L., Scott, A.M., White, C., & Dignan, M. (2013). Evaluation of patient needs and patient navigator communication about cervical cancer prevention in Appalachian Kentucky. Journal of Communication, 63, 72-94.

**Fallin, A., Johnson, A.O., Riker, C., Cohen, E.L., Rayens, M.K., & Hahn, E. (2013). An intervention to increase compliance with a tobacco-free policy. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(3), 162-169.

**Caburnay, C., Luke, D., Cameron, G., Cohen, E., Fu, A., Choi, C.L., Stemmle, J., Paulen, M., McDaniels-Jackson, L., & Kreuter, M. (2012). Evaluating the Ozioma cancer news service: A community randomized trial in 24 U.S. cities. Preventive Medicine, 54(6), 425-430.

**Head, K.J., & Cohen, E.L. (2012). Young womenÕs perspectives on cervical cancer prevention in Appalachian Kentucky. Qualitative Health Research, 22(4), 476-487.

*Helme, D., Cohen, E.L., & Parrish, A. (2012). Health, masculinity and smokeless tobacco use among college aged men. Health Communication. 5(2), 467-477.

**Harris, J., Cohen, E.L., Wyrwich, K., & Luke, D. (2011). Differences in smokers and nonsmoker's assessments of an educational campaign about tobacco use in Missouri. Health Education & Behavior, 38(6), 574-583.

*Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C., & Rodgers, S. (2011). Pro- and anti- alcohol and tobacco advertising in newspapers: Targeting with message cues? Journal of Health Communication, 9, 1-17.

Luke, D., Caburnay, C., & Cohen, E.L. (2011). How much is enough? New recommendations for using constructed week sampling in newspaper content analysis of health stories. Communication Methods and Measures, 5, 76-91. Honorable Mention: Article of the Year, AEJMC Research Division

*Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C.A., Len-Rios, M.E., Cameron, G., Luke, D.A., Poor, T., Powe, B., Stemmle, J., & Kreuter, M. (2010). Engaging ethnic media to expand the reach and effectiveness of communication strategies to reduce health disparities. Health Communication, 25(7), 569 - 571

Len-Rios, M., Cohen, E.L., & Caburnay, C. (2010). Readers use Black newspapers for health/cancer information. Newspaper Research Journal, 31(1), 20-33.

Studts, J.L., Vanderpool, R.C., Cohen, E.L., Andurkowski, M.A., Arnold, S.A., & Bright, M.A. (2010). Chatting about lung cancer: Utilization of NCIÕs LiveHelp cancer communication service. Cancer Prevention Research, 3, (Suppl. 1).

*Cohen, E.L. (2009). Naming and claiming cancer among African American women: An application of Problematic Integration (PI) theory. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 37, 406-426.

Cohen, E.L., Vijaykumar, S., Wray, R.J., & Karamehic, A. (2008). The minimization of public health risks in newspapers after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Communication Research Reports, 25(4), 266-281.

Caburnay, C.A., Kreuter, M.W., Cameron, G., Luke, D., Cohen, E.L., McDaniels, L., Wohlberg, M., & Atkins, P. (2008). Black newspapers as a tool for cancer education in African American communities. Ethnicity & Disease, 18, 488-495.

*Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C., Luke, D., Rogers, S., Cameron, G.T., & Kreuter, M. (2008). Cancer coverage in general-audience and Black newspapers. Health Communication, 23(5), 427- 435.

*Gold, A.L., Cohen, E.L., & Shumate, M. (2008). Proscriptive models and evidence in antismoking advertising. Health Communication, 23(3), 259-269.

**Kreuter, M., Buskirk, T., Holmes, K., Clark, E., Robinson, L., Si, X., Rath, S., Erwin, D., Philipneri, A., Cohen, E.L., & Matthews, K. (2008). What makes cancer survivor stories work? An empirical study among African American women. Cancer Survivorship, 2, 33-44.

*Cohen, E.L., Shumate, M.D., & Gold, A. (2007). Anti-smoking media campaign messages: Theory and practice. Health Communication, 22, 91-102. (lead article)

Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J.Y., & Kim, Y.C. (2002). Civic actions after September 11th: Exploring the role of multi-level storytelling. Prometheus, 20, 221-228.

**Reagan, K.A., Hong, T., Cohen, E.L., & Cody, M.J. (2002). Blocking access to online tobacco sales sites. Tobacco Control, 11, 164-165.

*Cohen, E.L. (2002). Online journalism as market-driven journalism. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 46, 532-548.

**Cohen, E.L., & Willis, C. (2004). One nation under radio: Digital and public memory after September 11. New Media and Society, 6, 591-611. (lead article)

**Kim, Y.C., Jung, J.Y., Cohen, E.L., & Ball-Rokeach, S.J. (2004). Internet connectedness before and after September 11th, 2001. New Media and Society, 6, 612-632.

Refereed Proceedings and Edited Book Chapters

Cohen, E.L., Vanderpool, R., Crosby, R., Noar, S.M., Bates, W., Collins, T. Head, K.J., McGladrey, M., & Casey, B. (2014). 1-2-3 Pap: An HPV prevention campaign to reduce cervical cancer in Eastern Kentucky. In Kreps, G.L., & Dutta, M.J. (Eds.), Reducing health disparities: Communication interventions (pp. 158-177). New York: Peter Lang.

Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C.A., Stemmle, J., Len-Rios, M., Poor, T., Powe, B., Rath, S., Robinson, E., Semenkovich, K., Cameron, G.T., Luke, D.A., Kreuter, M.W. (2014). The Ozioma news service: Targeting cancer communication to African American communities. In Kreps, G.L., & Dutta, M.J. (Eds.), Reducing health disparities: Communication interventions (pp. 259-177). New York: Peter Lang.

Albright, S., & Cohen, E.L. (2009). Stretching Òpre-pregnantÓ health warnings: Debates over scientific risk in public fora. In S. Jacobs (Ed), Concerning argument (pp. 41-50). Washington: National Communication Association.

Cohen, E.L. (2007). Rhetoric, homeland security, and geopolitical context: A comparative argument analysis after terror strikes. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Argumentation (pp. 259-264). Amsterdam, NL: International Society for the Study of Argumentation.

Cohen, E.L. (2006). The reaffirmation and subversion of the Vietnam war hero in media representations of the 2004 presidential campaign. In P. Riley (Ed.), Engaging Argument in Society (pp. 367-372). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Cohen, E.L. (2005). Congressional debate over the 2001 Patriot Act: Arguments for consensus, error-correction, and expediency. In C. A. Willard, (Ed.), Critical Problems in Argumentation. (pp. 779-786). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Cohen, E.L. (2004). Crafting homeland security: The rhetoric of responsibility, security, and democratic practice. Preceedings of the 2nd Tokyo International Conference on Argumentation. Tokyo: Japanese Debate Association.

Cohen, E.L. (2004). National Security Strategy and the ideology of preventive war. In L. Artz and Y. R. Lamalipour (Eds.), Bring-em on! Media and politics in the U.S. War on Iraq. (pp. 37- 50). Chicago: Rowman & Littlefield.

Cohen, E.L., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y.C., & Jung, J.Y. (2003). Storytelling September 11th: A multilevel perspective. In A.M. Noll (Ed.), Crisis Communications: Lessons from September 11 (pp. 31-45). Chicago: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kim, Y.C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Cohen, E.L., & Jung, J.Y. (2002). Metamorphosis of civic actions post September 11th: From local storytelling networks to national action. In B. Greenberg (Ed.), Communication and terrorism: Public and Media responses to 9/11 (pp. 289- 304). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Cohen, E.L. (2002). The rhetoric of the recount: Political legitimacy, voters, and the machines. In G.T. Goodnight (Ed.), Arguing communication & culture. Vol. II. (pp. 520-529). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Edited Textbook and Encyclopedia Chapters

Head, K., & Cohen, E.L. (2014). Factors affecting the patient. In N.G. Harrington (Ed.), Health Communication: Theory, method, and Application (pp. 181-212). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Parrish, A., Vos, S. & Cohen, E.L. (2014). Media factors. In N.G. Harrington (Ed.), Health Communication: Theory, method, and Application (pp. 364-396). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Cohen, E.L. (2013). Bias/discrimination in health care. In T. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of health communication (pp. 558-559). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Mitra, A., & Cohen, E.L. (2006). Analyzing the web: New directions and challenges for Internet research. Reprinted in D. Bell (Ed.), Cybercultures: Critical concepts in media and cultural studies. New York, Routledge. Originally published in In S. Jones (Ed.) (1999). Doing Internet Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Cohen, E.L. (2006/2009). The interplay of digital technology, rhetorical practice and research strategy. In J.L., Golden, G.F. Berquist, W.E. Coleman, & M.J. Sproule (Eds.), The rhetoric of western thought (9th Ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Non-Refereed, Invited Articles and Reviews

Cohen, E.L. (2009, December). Communication to reduce cancer disparities. Communication Currents, http://www.communicationcurrents.com/index.asp?bid=15&issue=50&issuepage=198.

Cohen, E.L. (2007). Review of Reporting from Washington: The history of the Washington Press Corps. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 51(3), 549-552.

Cohen, E.L. (August, 2003). Review of The terministic screen: Rhetorical perspectives on film, Edited by David Blakesley. American Communication Journal, 6(4). http://acjournal.org/holdings/vol6/iss4/reviews/blakesley.htm

Cohen, E.L. (Fall, 2004/2005). Review of local actions: Cultural activism, power, and public life in America. Edited by Melissa Checker and Maggie Fishman. Argumentation & Advocacy, 120- 121.

Selected competitive conference papers and presentations

Cohen, E.L., & Head, K.J. Identifying knowledge-attitude-practice gaps in parental acceptance of adolescent vaccinations in Appalachian Kentucky: Implications for communication interventions. American Public Health Association. November 17, 2014, New Orleans, LA.

Cohen, E.L., Scott, A.M., Record, R.A., & Shaunfield, S. Using communication to manage uncertainty about cervical cancer guideline adherence among Appalachian women. International Communication Association Annual Meeting. May 25, 2014, Seattle, WA.

Cohen, E.L., Vanderpool, R.C., Head, K., Collins, T., Bates, W., Jones, G., Jones, N., Stamper, P., & Crosby, R.A. Women perceiving 1-2-3 Pap intervention as personally relevant and effective follow the HPV vaccination regimen. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 5, 2013, Boston, MA.

Collins, T., Stratman, L., Jones, N., Jones, G., Vanderpool, R.C., Cohen, E.L., McGladrey, M., Bates, W., Stamper, P., Casey, B.R., & Crosby, R.A. HPV vaccination motives of young men receiving one dose in tandem with a female sex partner. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 4, 2013, Boston, MA.

Crosby, R.A., Jones, G., Jones, N. Stamper, P., Vanderpool, R.C., Casey, B.R., Cohen, E.L., Collins, T., & McGladrey, M.A. Feasibility of screening medically underserved rural women for cervical cancer using self-collected vaginal swabs and patient navigation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 5, 2013, Boston, MA.

Head, K.A., Wilson, B., & Cohen, E.L. An application of the message convergence framework to young womenÕs HPV vaccination decisions. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 5, 2013, Boston, MA.

Cohen, E.L., Wilson, B.R., Vanderpool, R.C., & Collins, T. Barriers to patient-centered mammography among Appalachian Kentucky women. International Communication Association Annual Conference. June 20th, 2013, London, UK.

Scott, A.M., & Cohen, E.L. Patient navigation and cervical cancer prevention: Communication strategies for addressing barriers to follow-up care in Appalachia Kentucky. International Communication Association Annual Conference. June 19th, 2013, London, UK.

Cohen, E.L., Wilson, B.R., Vanderpool, R.C., & Collins, T. Identifying adherence barriers to screening mammography recommendations among Appalachian Kentucky women. 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions: Rapid Communications. Society of Behavioral Medicine. March 20, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

Vanderpool, R.C., Crosby, R.A., Bates, W., Cohen, E., Jones, G., Collins, T., Casey, B.R. Effects of an educational DVD intervention to promote adherence to the HPV vaccination series. American Public Health Association (APHA) 140th Annual Meeting. October 29, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

Anthony, K.E., Cohen, E.L., DeSantis, A. Characteristics of college students with ADHD prescriptions who illegally distribute to peers. American Public Health Association (APHA) 140th Annual Meeting. October 29, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

Vanderpool, R.C., Crosby, R.A., Bates, W., Jones, C., Cohen, E.L., Collins, T., Casey, B.R. Effects of an educational DVD intervention to promote adherence to the HPV vaccination series. 2012 CDC National Cancer Conference: Uniting Systems, Policy & Practice in Cancer Prevention and Control. August 21-23, 2012, Washington, DC. Top poster award: Emerging issues in prevention.

Vanderpool, R.C., Crosby, R.A., Cohen, E.L., Casey, B.R. Positive side of an abnormal pap: Effects on HPV vaccination follow-up behaviors. 2012 CDC National Cancer Conference: Uniting Systems, Policy & Practice in Cancer Prevention and Control. August 21-23, 2012, Washington, DC. 2nd place poster award: Emerging issues in health disparities.

Vanderpool, R.C., Crosby, R.A., Cohen, E.L., Jones, C. Correlates of intent to increase sexual risk-taking after HPV vaccination. 2012 CDC National Cancer Conference: Uniting Systems, Policy & Practice in Cancer Prevention and Control. August 21-23, 2012, Washington, DC.

Casey, B.R., Cohen, E.L., Keyes, P., Collins, T., Vanderpool, R., Nalli, K., & Harris, A. Causethemovement.org: Improving cervical cancer prevention and education in Kentucky. Sixth annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. August 8, 2012, Atlanta, GA,

Cohen, E.L., Casey, B.R., Vanderpool, R., Keyes, P. Collins, T., Hoskins, J., Nalli, K., Harris, A. Cervical Cancer-Free Kentucky: Utilizing social media to enhance demand for HPV vaccination, pap testing, and policy change. Health Literacy Kentucky Conference. March, 2012, Lexington, KY.

Cohen, E.L., Casey, B.R., Crosby, R.A., & Vanderpool, R. Cervical Cancer-Free Kentucky: Utilizing social media to enhance demand for HPV vaccination, pap testing, and policy change. Fifth annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. Atlanta, GA, August 11, 2011,

Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C.A., Len-Rios, M.L., Cameron, G., Luke, D.A., Kreuter, M.W., & Powe, B. Media and public understandings of health priorities: The Ozioma projectÕs past and future directions. Conference on Setting the Agenda for Research on Communication about Health Disparities: Public Policy Implications. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, July 13, 2011,

Vanderpool, R.C., Crosby, R.A., Casey, B.R., Cohen, E.L,, Bates, W., Collins, T., Jones, C., & Stamper, P.. Increasing uptake and adherence to the HPV Vaccine in Rural Appalachia Kentucky: Preliminary Results. National Conference on HIV/STD Prevention in Rural Communities. Indiana University, April 8, 2011, Bloomington, IN.

Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C., & Kalesan, B. Is tobacco and alcohol advertising related to editorial content in a national sample of black and mainstream newspapers? Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section. 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 8, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

Cohen, E.L., Helme, D., & Hahn, E. Evaluating the impact of a tobacco-free university policy on student attitudes and tobacco use. School Health Education and Services Section. 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 8, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

Cohen, E.L. A theoretically grounded approach to understanding early adopters' and nonadopters' HPV vaccination beliefs. International Communication Association, June 26, 2010, Singapore.

Politi, M.C., Caburnay, C.C., Cohen, E.L., Cameron, G.T., Cheng, M-R., & Kreuter, M. Disparities communication in cancer stories in Black and general audience newspapers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Cancer Institute Centers for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research. April 26, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.

Vanderpool, R.C., Studts, J.L, Cohen, E.L, Andrykowski, M.A., Arnold, S, Bright, MA. Lung cancer conversations: Analyzing the content of NCIÕs LiveHelp service. Society for Behavioral Medicine. March, 2010, San Francisco CA.

Studts, J.L., Vanderpool, R.C., Cohen, E.L., Andrykowski, M.A., Arnold, S.A., & Bright, M.A. Chatting about lung cancer: Utilization of NCIÕs LiveHelp cancer communication service. AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention and Control Meeting. December, 2009.

Len-Rios, M., Cohen, E.L., & Caburnay, C. Black newspaper media dependency for self- understanding and for health and cancer information. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Convention. August 8, 2009, Boston, MA.

Cohen, E.L. Pro- and anti- alcohol and tobacco advertising in newspapers: Targeting with models and social cues? International Communication Association, May 23, 2009, Chicago, IL.

Cohen, E.L. Reconceptualizing fatalism in cancer risk communication: An extension of problematic integration theory. Presented to the faculty and students as part of the College of Communication and Information StudiesÕ Research Seminar Series. February 25, 2009,

Cohen, E.L. Naming and claiming cancer, fears, and fatalism among African-American Women: An application of Problematic Integration (PI) theory. International Communication Association, May 23, 2008, Montreal, Canada.

Cohen, E.L. Health disparities discourse in metropolitan newspapers. National Communication Association, November 16, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Cohen, E.L. African American womenÕs understandings of cancer and breast cancer disparity news stories. Association for Journalism and Mass Education Convention. August 7-8, 2007, Washington, DC.

Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C., Luke, D., Rogers, S., Cameron, G.T., & Kreuter, M. Health and cancer newspaper coverage of African American communities. Poster presented at the USC- Institute for Preventive Research/National Institute of Health Conference on Interdisciplinary Science, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, May 2-3, 2007, Pasadena, CA.

Kaun, A., Cohen, E.L., & Shumate, M.D. Visual argument and evidence of smoking in anti- smoking advertising. Competitive paper presented to the National Communication Association Annual Convention. San Antonio, TX. November 16-19, 2006,

Cohen, E.L. An argument for multileveled political debate research. Competitive paper presented to the National Communication Association Annual Convention. San Antonio, TX. November 16-19, 2006,

Cohen, E.L., Caburnay, C., Luke, D., Kreuter, M., Cameron, G.T., & Rogers, S. Evidence of health disparities in cancer coverage of African American communities. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Annual Convention. June 21, 2006, Dresden, Germany.

Cohen, E.L., & Howell, J. Out of the ÒmainstreamÓ: An agenda for studying ethnically-targeted media as alternative media. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference. May 31, 2005, Chicago, IL.

Cohen, E.L., Hayden, C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J. Floating signifiers of urban community in Los Angeles media and public discourse. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference. May 29, 2004, New Orleans, LA.

Caburnay, C.A., Luke, D., Cameron, G.T., Stemmle, J., Cheng, I-H., & Cohen, E.L. A content analysis of health newspaper coverage in a national sample. Presentation to the National Communication Association Conference. Chicago, IL, November 13, 2004,

Cohen, E.L., Jung, J.Y., & Kim, Y.C. Media and interpersonal storytelling after September 11th: The influence on civic actions. Paper presented to the National Communication Association Conference. November 21-24, 2002, New Orleans, LA.

Cohen, E.L. Teaching argumentation and advocacy post-September 11th: Lessons learned in addressing questions of homeland security policy. Presentation to the International Communication Association Conference. July, 2002, Seoul, South Korea.

Cohen, E.L. Network forms of political organization: Following the money and communication flow in campaign finance networks. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference. July, 2002, Seoul, South Korea.

Kim, Y.C., Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Jung, J.Y. & Cohen, E.L. Internet connectedness before and after September 11th: New and old media in a crisis. Paper presented to the Broadcast Education Association Conference. April 7, 2002, Las Vegas, NV.

Cohen, E.L. Search tips: Navigating the Minnesota documents and tobacco industry strategy. Presentation to the National Communication Association Conference. November 10, 2000, Seattle, WA.

Technical Reports and White Papers

Cohen, E.L., Cody, M.J., Murphy, S.T., Watson-Currie, E. (2002). Tobacco in Los AngelesÕ urban neighborhoods. Tobacco Industry Monitoring Project Report for the California Department of Health and Human Services. Tobacco Control Section.

Cohen, E.L., Cody, M.J. & Murphy. S.T. (2002) Industry watch: How tobacco targets the African American community. California Tobacco Education Clearinghouse.

Cited in Felix Gutierrez, Clint C. Wilson, II, and Lena ChaoÕs book, Racism, sexism, and the media: The rise of class communication in multicultural America. 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Cohen, E.L., Cody, M.J. & Murphy. S.T. (2002). Industry watch: Corporate sponsorship, philanthropy or greed? California Tobacco Education Clearinghouse.

Cohen, E.L., Cody, M.J., & Murphy, S. (2002). Mapping the tobacco industry's corporate Websites. Tobacco Industry Monitoring Project Report for the California Department of Health and Human Services. Tobacco Control Section.

Cohen, E.L. (2001). Following the money: Campaign finance news coverage in the 2000 campaign. Submitted to Pew Charitable Trusts.

Cohen, E.L. (2001). Covering campaign finance: How journalists use disclosed data. Submitted to Pew Charitable Trusts.

Cohen, E.L., Watson-Currie, E., Ingram, I., Unger, J. & Cody, M. (2000). Navigating the on- line tobacco document maze. Tobacco Industry Monitoring Project Report for the California Department of Health and Human Services. Tobacco Control Section.

Selected Invited Professional Talks

January 10, 2015. Using iPAD-assisted interview software in medically underserved communication. University of Kentucky, Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

October 25, 2014. Developing communication interventions that work: Engaging media to increase demand for cancer prevention and detection services. Northwestern University,

Media, Technology & Society Series

March 12, 2014. 1-2-3 Pap: A DVD that increases HPV vaccine series completion among young women in rural Kentucky. Division of Population HealthÕs Prevention Research Centers Program. Cyberseminar: https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/node/1387

April 9, 2013. 1-2-3 Pap: An opportunity for dissemination and implementation science research. 2013 Public Health PBRN Grantee Meeting. Lexington, KY.

June 13, 2012. Talking to parents, adolescents and providers about HPV and HPV- related disease. West Virginia Immunization Network, Immunization Summit. Charleston, WV.