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Nancy Harrington

Professor, Associate Dean for Research


Office: 249 Grehan

Phone: 859-257-2295

Email: Nancy.Harrington [at] uky.edu

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

Education
B.A. 1986, M.A. 1987, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D. 1992, University of Kentucky

Specialties
Health communication, persuasive message design, tailored messaging, physician-patient communication

Bio
Nancy Grant Harrington (PhD, 1992, University of Kentucky) is Professor of Communication and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky. She also holds an academic appointment in the School of Public Health and is a faculty associate of the Multidisciplinary Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Dr. Harrington’s research focuses on persuasive message design in the health behavior change context, particularly as it relates to risk behavior prevention/health promotion and interactive, tailored health communication using computer technology. She has been a principal investigator, co-investigator, or principal evaluator on several NIH-funded and CDC-funded studies totaling nearly $8.5 million. She has published close to 60 journal articles or chapters in outlets such as Health Communication, Communication Monographs, Communication Yearbook, and Health Education & Behavior. She is co-editor of eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change (Routledge, 2012) and editor of Health Communication: Theory, Method, and Application (Routledge, 2015). Dr. Harrington serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Health Communication, Prevention Science, Science Communication, and Journal of Public Health Research She served as guest editor for special issues of Journal of Communication (“Communication Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities,” 2013) and Health Communication (“Message Design in Health Communication Research,” 2015). She served as chair to the Health Communication division of the National Communication Association from 2004-2005. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in persuasive message design, health communication, interpersonal communication, communication theory, and research methods.

Awards
NCA Health Communication Interest Group Dale E. Brashers Distinguished Mentor Award. 2016; University of Cincinnati’s “50 Communication Alumni Champions” 2014

Curriculum Vitae


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Advancing Health Communication Research Through the KCHC-DCHC Conference Series

Researchers: Nancy Harrington PI, Scott Johnson

Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Dates: September 1, 2012 to December 31, 2017


Courses Taught

A course designed to give the student platform experience in the fundamentals of effective speaking.
This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communicatiion.
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.
Examines current theory and research on the nature and development of interpersonal communication ability. Topics include: understanding strategic communicative relational communication elements, and cultural and institutional influences on the development of interpersonal communication.
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.
Intensive examination of selected topics important to the construction, development, and testing of communication theories and problems.
Residency credit for dissertation research after the qualifying examination.
Professors will conduct research seminars in topics or problems in which they have special research interests.
Significant participation in important aspects of a research project under the direction of a graduate faculty member.
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.
This course examines theory and research relevant to health communication including interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication approaches. Topics include the role of communication in general models of health and illness, the relationship between patients and healthcare providers, social support, and health campaigns.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine I is a year-long course for first-year medical students, designed to develop applied behavioral and professional skills relevant to the practice of medicine and in preparation for clinical rotations, to build a foundation of behavioral science knowledge relevant to medical practice, and to develop an awareness of professionalism and ethical issues foundational to the practice of medicine.

Conference Paper and Poster Presentations (competitive unless otherwise noted)

Head, K. J., Cohen, E. L., & Harrington, N. G. (2015, April). Multiple messages make a difference: A message testing experiment on HPV vaccination intention. Poster presented at the biennial District of Columbia Health Communication Conference, Fairfax, VA.

Record, R. A., Helme, D., Harrington, N. G., & Savage, M. W. (2015, May). Using the theory of planned behavior to design messages aimed at increasing compliance with a tobacco-free policy. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Record, R. A., Helme, D., Harrington, N. G., & Savage, M. W. (2015, November). Let's clear the air: A campaign that effectively increased compliance with a university’s tobacco-free policy. Paper presented at the National Communication Association convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Kerr, A. M., Harrington, N. G., & Scott, A. M. (2015, November). Communication and the reappraisal of uncertainty: Exploring parental uncertainty in the context of childhood illness and multidisciplinary care. Paper presented at the National Communication Association convention, Las Vegas, NV. Top Paper Award, Health Communication Division.

Dai, M., de la Serna, A., Yao, M., & Harrington, N. G. (2016, June). Exploring the cross-cultural differences in the relationship between condom knowledge, attitudes, and use among young women from China, India, and the United States. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Head, K. J., Noar, S. M., Iannarino, N. T., & Harrington, N. G. (2012, November). Efficacy of text messaging-based interventions for health promotion: A meta-analysis. Paper to be presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

Record, R., & Harrington, N. G. (2012, May). Exposure to medical dramas and perception of medical miracles. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Streeter, A. R., Harrington, N. G., & Lane, D. R. (2011, November). What nurses say: Communication behaviors associated with the competent nursing handoff. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Nickell, D. F., Arrington, M. I., & Harrington, N. G. (2011, April). Perceived risks and benefits for participants in informal medical consultations. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Arlington, VA.

Nickell, D. F., Arrington, M. I., & Harrington, N. G. (2011, April). Screen door medicine: The informal medical consultation. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Arlington, VA.

Huber, J., Harrington, N. G., Cupp, P. K., Norton, J. C., Harris, D., Parrish, A., & Rankin, A. (2011, March). Improving patient health literacy through exam room based technology. Poster presented at the second annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit, Bowling Green, KY.

Harrington, N. G., & Noar, S. M. (2010, June). Reporting standards for studies of tailored interventions: A communication challenge. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Aldrich, R. S., & Harrington, N. G. (2009, November). Developing message content for suicide prevention. Paper presented in the Scholar-to-Scholar session at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Gray, J. B., & Harrington, N. G. (2009, November). Narrative and framing: A test of an integrated message strategy in the exercise context. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Norling, G. R., Harrington, N. G., & Parrish, A. (2009, November). ÒI would never get a catÓ: The relationship between pediatrician self-disclosure and parent satisfaction. Paper presented in the Scholar-to-Scholar session at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Kelly, T.H., Harrington, N.G., Lane, D.R., Zimmerman, R.S., Lederer, K.M., & Martin, C.A. (2006, August). Experimental analysis of the effects of targeted media-based prevention messages on marijuana use by high-sensation and cognition-seeking young adults. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Lane, D. R., & Harrington, N. G. (2005, November). Electromyographic response as a measure of effortful cognitive processing. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Harrington, N. G., & Lane, D. R. (2005, July). Engaging adolescents with tailored multimedia technology to enhance interventions. Paper presented at the Tailoring Health Messages conference, Monte Verita, Switzerland.

Harrington, N. G., Lane, D. R., Zimmerman, R. S., Bevins, C. C., Fraze, T. K., & Harris, M. S. (2005, June). Targeted computer-based anti-marijuana prevention strategies for adolescents. Poster presented at the College of Problems on Drug Dependence satellite conference, Orlando, FL.

Harrington, N. G., Lane, D. R., Zimmerman, R. S., Lederer, K. M., Martin, C. A., & Kelly, T. H. (2005, June). The effects of targeted media-based prevention messages on marijuana use by high sensation and high cognition seeking young adults. Poster presented at the College of Problems on Drug Dependence convention, Orlando, FL.

Norling, G. R., & Harrington, N. G. (2004, October). Developing a theoretical model of rapport- building: Implications for physician-patient communication and medical education. Paper accepted for presentation at the World Conference of Family Doctors, Orlando, FL.

Norling, G. R., & Harrington, N. G. (2004, July). Communication and connectedness: Recapturing the humanity in the doctor-patient relationship through rapport-building. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Monash University Center in Prato, Italy.

Harrington, N. G., Lane, D. R., Donohew, L., Zimmerman, R. S., Norling, G. R., Cheah, W. H., McClure, L., & Bevins, C. (2003, May). Improving persuasive strategies for media-based health campaigns. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Kelly, T. K., Douglass, S. Robbins, G., Martin, C. A., Fillmore, M. T., Harrington, N. G., Bardo, M. J., Rush, C. R. (2003, June). Behavioral effects of amphetamine on high- and low- impulsive sensation seekers: A systematic replication. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Bal Harbour, FL.

Harrington, N. G., Cheah, W. H., Norling, G. R., Hoyle, R. H., Duvall, J. L., & Hansen, W. B. (2002, May). An evaluation of the community-based All Stars character education and problem behavior prevention program. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Seattle, WA.

Harrington, N. G., Norling, G. R., & Cheah, W. H. (2002, May). Challenges to implementing and evaluating community-based prevention programs. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Seattle, WA.

Kelly, T. H., Delzer, T., Martin, C. A., Hays, L. R., Harrington, N. G., Bardo, M. J., & Rush, C. R. (2002). Behavioral effects of amphetamine and diazepam in high and low sensation seekers. Poster presented at the annual convention of the College on the Problems of Drug Dependence.

Harrington, N. G. (2001, May). Increasing the effectiveness of anti-drug media messages. Presentation at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC. (non-refereed)

Giles, S. M., Harrington, N. G., & Fearnow-Kenney, M. (November, 2000). Evaluation of the All Stars program: Student and teacher factors that influence mediators of substance use. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Seattle, CA.

Harrington, N. G., & Norling, G. R. (September, 2000). Communication competency curriculum for 3rd year family practice medical students. Poster presented at the International Conference on Health and Communication, Barcelona, Spain.

Donohew, L., Harrington, N. G., Lane, D. R., Zimmerman, R. S., & Kelly, T. (1999, May). Persuasive strategies for effective anti-drug messages. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kelly, T.H., Delzer, T., Martin, C.A., Hays, L.R., Harrington, N. G., and Bardo, M.J. (1999). Behavioral Effects of Amphetamine and Diazepam in High- and Low-Sensation Seekers. Paper presented at the FASEB Summer Research Conference, entitled Biological Vulnerability To Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Copper Mountain, CO.

Hansen, W. B., & Harrington, N. G. (1998, August). All-Stars: Character-based prevention. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Prevention Network, San Antonio, TX.

Turner, W. L., Clayton, R., & Harrington, N. G. (1998, August). Comprehensive drug prevention for high-risk youth. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Medical Association, New Orleans, LA.

Bostrom, R. N., Prather, J. M., & Harrington, N. G. (1998, July). Birth order and communicative behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Jerusalem, Israel.

Harrington, N. G., Turner, W. L., Clayton, R. R., Miller T., Durden, D., Griffin, V., & Higgins, A. (1998, June). Universal and selective prevention intervention: A rural study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, Park City, UT.

Harrington, N. G., Forsythe, A., Helme, D., & Swigert, G. (1998, April). Health professions schools in service to the nation: The role of communication scholars on interdisciplinary health care teams. Presentation to the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication. (non-refereed)

Harrington, N. G., Giles, S. M., & Hoyle, R. (1997, November). Using character education in prevention: Effects on attitudes toward sex and sexual behavior among sixth and seventh grade students. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Harrington, N. G., & Matthews, C. K. (1997, November). Shame-proneness among the invisibly disabled: Implications for communication with health care providers. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Turner, W. L., Harrington, N. G., & Clayton, R. R. (1997, November). A substance abuse prevention intervention for high risk children and families. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Arlington, VA.

Turner, W. L., Clayton, R. R., & Harrington, N. G. (1997, September). Selective drug abuse prevention for youth at high risk. Paper presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Atlanta, GA.

Turner, W. L., Clayton, R. R., & Harrington, N. G. (1997, August). Targeted drug abuse prevention for 4th grade high risk students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Medical Association, Honolulu, HI.

Kelly, T., Delzer, T., Neff, J., Martin, C., Hays, L., Harrington, N. G., & Bardo, M. (1997, May). Behavioral effects of amphetamine and diazepam in high- and low-sensation seeking adults. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, Baltimore, MD.

Harrington, N. G., (1996, April). A theory-based adolescent pregnancy prevention program. Presentation to the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY. (non- refereed)

Harrington, N. G., Clayton, R. R., Gillotti, C. M. (1995, June). Talking about alcohol and drugs among college students. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, Scottsdale, AZ.

Hoyle, R., Clayton, R. R., Harrington, N. G., & Huffman, M. G. (1995, June). State-trait stability of sensation seeking in adolescents. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, Scottsdale, AZ.

Harrington, N. G., Prather, J. M., & Donohew, L. (1994, November). A preliminary report of the effectiveness of a small-scale targeted substance abuse prevention program. Paper presented at annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Dsilva, M., Harrington, N. G., Palmgreen, P., Donohew, L., & Lorch, E. P. (1994, November). Designing drug abuse prevention campaigns for the high sensation seeker. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Martin, S., Grant, N. E., Helm, D. M, Clayton, R., & Donohew, R. L., (1990, August). Causes of drug use in early adolescence: An analysis of the interplay between peer group influences and individual personality characteristics. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.

Bostrom, R. N., Davis, W. L., Grant, N. E., & Einerson, M. J. (1990, June). Don't stop me even if you HAVE heard this one: Attitudes of the compulsive talker. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Dublin, Ireland.

Shatzer, M. J., Kailing, J., Davis, W. L., Gold, P., Grant, N. E., Hunter, P., & Kind, K. (1990, June). The effects of international news exposure on attitudes, opinions, and knowledge: A preliminary report. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Dublin, Ireland.

Coyle, K., & Grant, N. E. (1989, November). Perceived dimensions in regulative messages. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Donohew, L., Palmgreen, P., Lorch, E., Rogus, M., Helm, D., & Grant, N. E. (1989, May). Sensation seeking and targeting of televised anti-drug PSAs. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Grant, N. E., & Donohew, L. (1989, April). Physiological measurement in communication research. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, KY.

Kerr, A. M., Harrington, N. G., & Scott, A. M. (2015, April). Communication during first-time multidisciplinary clinic visits: Understanding parental decision making and information management in pediatric chronic illness. Poster presented at the biennial District of Columbia Health Communication Conference, Fairfax, VA. Honorable Mention Research Presentation.

Haas, J. W., & Grant, N. E. (1989, April). Perspectives on message behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, KY.

Refereed Journal Articles

Streeter, A. R., Harrington, N. G., & Lane, D. R. (2015). Communication behaviors associated with the competent nursing handoff. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43(3), 294-314.

Aldrich, R. S., Harrington, N. G., & Cerel, J. (2014). The willingness to intervene against suicide questionnaire. Death Studies, 38, 100-108.

Head, K. J., Noar, S. M., Iannarino, N. T., & Harrington, N. G. (2013). Efficacy of text messaging- based interventions for health promotion: A meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 97, 41-48.

Harrington, N. G., & Noar, S. M. (2012). Reporting standards for studies of tailored interventions. Health Education Research, 27(2), 331-342. doi: 10.1093/her/CYR108

Dai, M., Giles, S. M., & Harrington, N. G. (2016). Investigating the influences of person-centeredness and source qualification on patient-provider communication through EMR systems. International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 9(1), 1-18.

Record, R. A., Helme, D., Savage, M. W., & Harrington, N. G. (2017). Let's clear the air: A campaign that effectively increased compliance with a university’s tobacco-free policy. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45(1), 79-95.

Record, R. A., Harrington, N. G., Helme, D., & Savage, M. W. (in press). Using the theory of planned behavior to guide focus group development of messages aimed at increasing compliance with a tobacco-free policy. American Journal of Health Promotion.

Harrington, N. G., & Kerr, A. M. (in press). Revisiting risk: Prospect theory application in persuasive health message design. Health Communication.

Kelly, T. H., Robbins, G., Martin, C. A., Fillmore, M., Lane, S. D., Harrington, N. G., & Rush, C. R. (2006). Individual differences in drug use vulnerability: d-amphetamine and sensation seeking status. Psychopharmacology, 189(1), 17-25.

Harrington, N. G., Norling, G. R., Witte, F., Taylor, J. A., & Andrews, J. (2007). The effects of communication skills training on pediatricians' and parents' communication during "sick child" visits. Health Communication, 21(2), 105-114.

Gray, J. B., & Harrington, N. G. (2011). Narrative and framing: A test of an integrated message strategy in the exercise context. Journal of Health Communication, 16(3), 264-281.

Noar, S. M., Harrington, N. G., Van Stee, S. K., & Aldrich, R. S. (2011). Tailored health communication to change lifestyle behaviors. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5(2), 112-122. (Selected as the cornerstone article for a ""themed"" issue of the journal.)

Kelly, T. H., Delzer, T. A., Martin, C. A., Harrington, N. G., Hays, L. R., & Bardo, M. T. (2009). Performance and subjective effects of diazepam and d-amphetamine in high and low sensation seekers. Behavioural Pharmacology, 20(5-6), 505-517.

Noar, S. M., Harrington, N. G., & Helme, D. W. (2010). The contributions of health communication research to campaign practice. Health Communication, 25, 593-594.

Lane, D. R., Harrington, N. G., Donohew, L., Zimmerman, R. S. (2008). Dimensions and validation of a Perceived Message Cognition Value (PMCV) scale. Communication Research Reports, 23(3), 149-161.

Harrington, N. G., Lane, D. R., Donohew, L., & Zimmerman, R. S. (2006). An extension of the Activation Model of Information Exposure: The addition of a cognitive variable to a model of attention. Media Psychology, 8, 139-164.

Kelly, T. H., Robbins, G., Martin, C. A., Fillmore, M., Lane, S. D., Harrington, N. G., & Rush, C. R. (2006). Individual differences in drug use vulnerability: d-amphetamine and sensation seeking status. Psychopharmacology, 189(1), 17-25.

Fahringer, D., Assell, R., Harrington, N. G., Maschio, G., & Stone, L. (2000). Integrating service- learning as a course into a university curriculum. Journal of Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 11(3), 161-164.

McNeal, R. B., Jr., Hansen, W. B., Harrington, N. G., & Giles, S. M. (2004). How All Stars works: An examination of program effects on mediating variables. Health Education & Behavior, 31, 165-178. (Lawrence W. Green Best Paper of the Year Award, selected by the Editorial Board of Health Education & Behavior).

Harrington, N. G., Lane, D. R., Donohew, L., Zimmerman, R. S., Norling, G. R., An, J., Cheah, W. H., McClure, L., Buckingham, T., Garofalo, E., & Bevins, C. C. (2003). Persuasive strategies for effective anti-drug messages. Communication Monographs, 70(1), 16-30.

Bostrom, R. N., Lane, D. R., & Harrington, N. G. (2002). Music as persuasion: Creative mechanisms for enacting academe. American Communication Journal, 6(1). http://acjournal.org/holdings/vol6/iss1/special/bostrom.htm

Giles, S. M., Harrington, N. G., & Fearnow-Kenney, M. (2002). Evaluation of the All Stars program: Student and teacher factors that influence mediators of substance use. Journal of Drug Education, 31(4), 385-397.

Harrington, N. G., & Donohew, L. (1997). Jump Start: A targeted drug abuse prevention program. Health Education and Behavior, 24(5), 568-586.

Kelly, T. H., Delzer, T., Martin, C. A., Hays, L. R., Harrington, N. G., Bardo, M. J., & Rush, C. R. (2002). Behavioral effects of amphetamine and diazepam in high and low sensation seekers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 66 (supplement 1), S91-S92.

Bardo, M., Donohew, L., & Harrington, N. G. (1996). Psychobiology of novelty seeking and drug seeking behavior. Behavioural Brain Research, 77, 1-21.

Dsilva, M., Harrington, N. G., Palmgreen, P., Donohew, L., & Lorch, E. P. (2001). Drug use prevention for the high sensation seeker: The role of alternative activities. Substance Use and Misuse, 36(3), 373-385.

Harrington, N. G. (1995). The effects of college students' alcohol resistance strategies. Health Communication, 7(4), 371-391.

Harrington, N. G., Giles, S. M., Hoyle, R. H., Feeney, G. J., & Yungbluth, S. C. (2001). Evaluation of the All Stars character education and problem behavior prevention program: Effects on mediator and outcome variables for middle school students. Health Education & Behavior, 28(5), 533-546.

Palmgreen, P., Donohew, L., Lorch, E. P., Rogus, M., Helm, D., & Grant, N. E. (1991). Sensation seeking, message sensation value, and drug use as mediators of PSA effectiveness. Health Communication, 3(4), 217-227.

Bostrom, R. N., & Harrington, N. G. (1999). An exploratory investigation of the characteristics of compulsive talkers. Communication Education, 48, 73-80.

Harrington, N. G., Brigham, N. L., & Clayton, R. R. (1999). Alcohol risk reduction for fraternity and sorority members. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 60(4), 521-527.

Harrington, N. G. (1997). Strategies used by college students to persuade peers to drink. The Southern Communication Journal, 62(3), 229-242.

Harrington, N. G., Brigham, N. L., & Clayton, R. R. (1997). Differences in alcohol use and alcohol-related problems among fraternity and sorority members. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 47, 237-246.

Lane, D. R., Harrington, N. G., Donohew, L., Zimmerman, R. S. (2008). Dimensions and validation of a Perceived Message Cognition Value (PMCV) scale. Communication Research Reports, 23(3), 149-161.

Holmes, G. N., Harrington, N. G., & Parrish, A. J. (2010). Exploring the relationship between pediatrician self-disclosure and parent satisfaction. Communication Research Reports, 27(4), 1-5.

Publications: Chapters and Invited Articles

Harrington, N. G. (forthcoming). Persuasive health message design. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of communication. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.7

Harrington, N. G. (forthcoming). Health disparities. In R. Parrott (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of health and risk message design processing. New York: Oxford University Press.

Harrington, N. G. (forthcoming). Sensation seeking. In R. Parrott (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of health and risk message design processing. New York: Oxford University Press.

Harrington, N. G. (in press). Introduction to the special issue: Message design in health communication research. Health Communication

Harrington, N. G. (2015). Health communication: An introduction to theory, method, and application. In N. G. Harrington (Ed.), Health communication: Theory, method, and application (pp. 1-27). New York: Routledge.

Harrington, N. G. (2015). Epilogue. In N. G. Harrington (Ed.), Health communication: Theory, method, and application (pp. 483-488). New York: Routledge.

Harrington, N. G., & Duggan, A. (2015). Mental health and illness. In N. G. Harrington (Ed.), Health communication: Theory, method, and application (pp. 269-296). New York: Routledge.

Harrington, N. G., & Head, K. J. (2015). New technologies in health communication. In N. G. Harrington (Ed.), Health communication: Theory, method, and application (pp. 331-363). New York: Routledge.

Holmes, G. N., & Harrington, N. G. (2015). The patient experience. In N. G. Harrington (Ed.), Health communication: Theory, method, and application (pp. 31-58). New York: Routledge.

Harrington, N. G., Helme, D. W., & Noar, S. M. (2015). Message design strategies for risk behavior prevention. In L. M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of adolescent drug use prevention: Research, intervention strategies, and practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Harrington, N. G., Palmgreen, P. C., & Donohew, L. (in press). Programmatic research to increase the effectiveness of health communication campaigns. Journal of Health Communication.

Noar, S. M., & Harrington, N. G. (forthcoming). Tailored communications for health-related decision-making and behavior change. In M. A. Diefenbach, S. M. Miller, & D. J. Bowen (Eds.), Handbook of health and decision science. New York: Springer.

Holmes, G. N., & Harrington, N. G. (2014). Doctor-patient communication. In T. L. Thompson & G. Golson (Eds.), The encyclopedia of health communication (pp. 368-373). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Harrington, N. G. (2013). Introduction to the special issue: Communication strategies to reduce health disparities. Journal of Communication, 63(1), 1-7.

Harrington, N. G., & Noar, S. M. (2012). Building an evidence base for eHealth applications: Research questions and practice implications. In S. M. Noar & N. G. Harrington (Eds.), eHealth applications: Promising strategies for behavior change (pp. 263-274). New York: Routledge.

Noar, S. M., & Harrington, N. G. (2012). eHealth applications: An introduction and overview. In S. M. Noar & N. G. Harrington (Eds.), eHealth applications: Promising strategies for behavior change (pp. 3-16). New York: Routledge.

Noar, S. M., & Harrington, N. G. (2012). Computer-tailored interventions for improving health behaviors. In S. M. Noar & N. G. Harrington (Eds.), eHealth applications: Promising strategies for behavior change (pp. 126-146). New York: Routledge.

Lane, D. R., & Harrington, N. G. (2009). Electromyographic response as a measure of effortful cognitive processing. In M. J. Beatty, J. C. McCroskey, & K. Floyd (Eds.), Biological dimensions of communication: Perspectives, methods and research (pp.115-129). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Harrington, N. G. (2006). Introduction to the 75th issue of Health Communication: Emerging issues in health communication Ð The 2006 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication. Health Communication, 20(2), 113-115.

Harrington, N. G. (2005). Just say...??? What to say when you want to say ÒNoÓ to a drink. In M. Fearnow-Kenney & D. L. Wyrick (Eds.), Alcohol awareness: Readings for college students (pp. 71-82). Lynchburg, VA: Progress Printing.

Donohew, R. L., Palmgreen, P., Zimmerman, R. S., Harrington, N. G., & Lane, D. R. (2003). Health risk takers and prevention. In D. Romer (Ed.), Reducing adolescent risk (pp. 165- 170). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Donohew, L., Palmgreen, P., Lorch, E. P., Zimmerman, R., & Harrington, N. G. (2002). Attention, persuasive communication, and prevention. In W. Crano & M. Burgoon (Eds.), Mass media and drug prevention: Classic and contemporary theories and research (pp. 119-143). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Harrington, N. G. (2002). Funded research in communication: A chairpersonÕs perspective. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 30(4), 393-401.

Palmgreen, P., Donohew, L., & Harrington, N. G. (2001). Sensation seeking in anti-drug campaign and message design. In R. Rice and C. Atkin (Eds.), Public communication campaigns (3rd ed., pp. 300-304). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Harrington, N. G., Hoyle, R., Giles, S. M., & Hansen, W. B. (2000). The All Stars prevention program. In W. B. Hansen, S. M. Giles, & M. D. Fearnow-Kenney (Eds.), Improving prevention effectiveness (pp. 203-212). Greensboro, NC: Tanglewood Research.

Matthews, C. K., & Harrington, N. G. (1999). Invisible disabilities. In D. Braithwaite and T. L. Thompson (Eds.), Handbook of communication and people with disabilities: Research and application (pp. 405-421). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Harrington, N. G., & Bostrom, R. N. (1997). Objectivism as the basic context for theory and research in communication. In J. L. Owen (Ed.), Context and communication behavior (pp. 118-143). Context Press.

Clayton, R. R., Leukefeld, C. G., Harrington, N. G., & Cattarello, A. (1996). D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education): Very popular but not very effective. In C. B. McCoy, L. Metsch, & J. A. Inciardi (Eds.), Intervening with drug involved youth. Beverly Hills: Sage.

Donohew, L., & Harrington, N. G. (1996). Prevention: Shaping mass-media messages to vulnerable groups. In J. Jaffe (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol (pp. 853-856). New York: Macmillan.

Clayton, R. R., Leukefeld, C. G., Donohew, L., Bardo, M., & Harrington, N. G. (1995). Risk and protective factors: A brief review. Drugs & Society, 8(3/4), 7-14.

Palmgreen, P., Lorch, E. P., Donohew, L., Harrington, N. G., Dsilva, M., & Helm, D. (1995). Reaching at-risk populations in a mass media drug abuse prevention campaign: Sensation seeking as a targeting variable. Drugs and Society, 8(3/4), 29-45. Published simultaneously in C. G. Leukefeld (Ed.), Drug prevention: Research and practice (pp. 29- 45). West Hazleton, PA: Haworth Press.

Books

Harrington, N. G. (Ed.) (2015). Health communication: Theory, method, and application. New York: Routledge.

Noar, S. M., & Harrington, N. G. (Eds.) (2012). e-Health applications: Promising strategies for behavior change. New York: Routledge.

Harrington, N. G. (Ed.) (2015). Health communication: Theory, method, and application. New York: Routledge.