Janice Krieger

Research has found that behavioral lifestyle interventions for adolescent obesity treatment is critical to the success of any program hoping to make a difference in the lives of obese or overweight teens. A new study shows that adolescents affected by obesity believe interventions should avoid focusing on weight loss and…

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Posted: September 2, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is the lead author of “A Pilot Study Examining the Efficacy of Delivering Colorectal Cancer Screening Messages via Virtual Health Assistants” published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on April 20. Krieger, Danyell Wilson-Howard,…

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Posted: April 21, 2021

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States. While mortality rates can be cut in half by simply ensuring that patients adhere to current screening guidelines, many people do not take appropriate steps to educate themselves and take advantage of…

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Posted: March 11, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is quoted in “UF Health Virtual Human Intervention Allows for Colorectal Cancer Screening from Home” published on ufhealth.org on Feb. 15. The article focuses on a new virtual health assistant that gives patients who qualify…

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Posted: February 19, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is a co-author of “An Electronic Tool to Support Patient-Centered Broad Consent: A Multi-Arm Randomized Clinical Trial in Family Medicine” published in the Annals of Family Medicine on Jan. 11. Krieger, Elizabeth Golembiewski, Arch Mainous,…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger is the senior author of “Internet-Based Tailored Virtual Human Health Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: Design Guidelines from Two Users” published in the Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces on Jan. 2. Krieger, Mohan Zalake,…

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Posted: January 11, 2021

Despite efforts to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with a goal of reducing mortality and health outcome disparities, CRC is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among Black women in the United States. In the interest of increasing early detection of CRC for Black women, University of Florida College of…

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Posted: October 7, 2020

University of Florida STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) post-doctoral associate Melissa Vilaro and STEM Center Director Janice Krieger  are the co-authors of “Tailoring Virtual Human-Delivered Interventions: A Digital Intervention Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening for Black Women” published in the Journal of Psychological, Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Cancer on Sept.…

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Posted: September 15, 2020

University of Florida STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger and a team of researchers have been awarded a $152,492 supplement to the $3.04 million  grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is testing the efficacy of using virtual technology to increase colorectal cancer screening among rural and…

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Posted: September 14, 2020

Minority populations, particularly Black men, have a greater incidence, prevalence, and mortality rate from prostate cancer than other groups. Because of this, communicating pertinent medical information and disseminating materials specific to Black men is critical to combat this trend. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism Professor Kim…

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Posted: September 10, 2020

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Journalism professor, and Janice Krieger, director, STEM Translational Communication Center, are co-authors of “Development of a Minority Prostate Cancer Research Digest: Communication Strategy Statement for Black Men” published in the Journal of Cancer Education, July 2020. In the study, Walsh-Childers,…

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Posted: July 14, 2020

Eastern and Western medical knowledge can inform each other in the treatment of people in Asia across a wide range of health issues. A new book, Expanding Horizons in Health Communication: An Asian Perspective, brings together health communication scholars from diverse disciplines to present an innovative investigation of Eastern and…

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Posted: July 9, 2020