Gary L Kreps

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Gary L. Kreps is a communication scholar. He is a University Distinguished Professor of Communication at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, where he Directs the Center for Health and Risk Communication. He served as Chair of the Department of Communication from 2004 to 2013, and held the Eileen and Steve Mandell Endowed Chair in Health Communication from 2004 to 2010. He served on the Governing Board of the Center for Social Science Research, and has served as a long-time faculty affiliate of the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, the Center for Health Care Ethics and Policy, the Center for International Medical Policies and Practices, the Center for Health Information Technology, the Center for Consciousness and Transformation, and the Center for Climate Change Communication at Mason.

Prior to his faculty appointment at Mason, he served for five years (1999–2004) as the founding Chief of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health), where he planned, developed, and coordinated major new national research and outreach initiatives concerning risk communication, health promotion, behavior change, technology development, and information dissemination to promote effective cancer prevention, screening, control, care, and survivorship. During his tenure, the NCI planned and introduced the Health Information National Trends Survey.

He has also served as the Founding Dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University in New York, Executive Director of the Greenspun School of Communication at UNLV, and in faculty and administrative roles at Northern Illinois, Rutgers, Indiana, and Purdue Universities. He is the Founding Co-Director (with Paula Kim) of the Global Advocacy Leadership Academy (GALA) program to promote effective health advocacy organizations to champion the needs of health consumers and caregivers around the world. He also helps coordinate the Fairfax County Health Literacy Initiative community-based collaborative to support the health information needs of vulnerable and at-risk populations (including low socio-economic, immigrant, minority, disabled, elderly, and marginalized groups). He served as an advisory board member for the Sun Safety Alliance, PatientInform, and Impatient Sciences Inc.

Gary’s areas of expertise include health communication and promotion, information dissemination, organizational communication, information technology, multicultural relations, and applied research methods. He is an active scholar, whose published work includes more than 50 books and edited volumes, and more than 250 scholarly articles and chapters concerning the applications of communication knowledge in society.

He has received research funding from the NIH, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HRSA, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the US Department of Education, the US Department of Defense (DOD), the Kaiser Family Foundation, and several universities, major corporations, and health care systems.

He has edited special issues of major research journals, including the Journal of Health Communication, the American Behavioral Scientist, Patient Education and Counseling, the Journal of Health Psychology, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the Journal of Cancer Education, Communication Education, the Journal of Compuer-Mediated Communication, Social Marketing Quarterly, and the Electronic Journal of Communication, and edits important scholarly book series in Health Communication and Communication and Social Organization for Hampton Press, and a book series in Health Communication for Peter Lang Publishers.

He has also received numerous honors, including the 2009 Centennial Health Communication Scholar Award from the Eastern Communication Association, the 2005–2006 Pfizer Visiting Professorship of Clear Health Communication Award, the 2004 Robert Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award, the 2002 Future of Health Technology Award, the 2002 Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions in Consumer Health Informatics and Online Health, the 2000 Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award from both the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association, and the 1998 Gerald M. Phillips Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship Award from the National Communication Association. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy for Health Behavior in 2010.

Education[edit]

Influence[edit]

Gary L. Kreps is a founding scholar of the field of health communication. He has written influential books and articles about the applications of communication knowledge in society.

Published works[edit]

Gary L. Kreps has published numerous books, articles, and chapters concerning health, risk, and organizational communication, as well as about research methods. He edits two major book series for Hampton Press concerning Health Communication and Communication and Social Organizing and a book series on Health Communication for Peter Lang Publishers. He was editor of the Applied Communication Research book series for the National Communication Association. He has served as a guest editor for a number of scholarly journal special issues, including special issues of the American Behavioral Scientist, the Journal of Health Psychology, the Electronic Journal of Communication, the Journal of Health Communication, Patient Education and Counseling, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Communication Research Reports, Communication Education, the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Social Marketing Quarterly, and the Journal of Cancer Education.

Recent publications[edit]

  • Dutta, M., & Kreps, G.L. (Eds). (in-press). Communication and health disparities. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Kim, D.K., Singhal, A., & Kreps, G.L. (Eds.). (In-press). Health communication: Strategies for developing global health programs. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Kodish, S. (Eds.). (2013). Proceedings of the 2013 DC Health Communication (DCHC) Conference. Fairfax, VA: Center for Health and Risk Communication, George Mason University.
  • Neuhauser, Linda; Kreps, Gary L.; Morrison, Kathleen; Athanasoulis, Marcos; Kirienko, Nikolai; Van Brunt, Deryk (2013). "Using design science and artificial intelligence to improve health communication: ChronologyMD case example". Patient Education and Counseling 92 (2): 211–7. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2013.04.006. PMID 23726219. 
  • Kreps, Gary L.; Neuhauser, Linda (2013). "Artificial intelligence and immediacy: Designing health communication to personally engage consumers and providers". Patient Education and Counseling 92 (2): 205–10. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2013.04.014. PMID 23683341. 
  • Nambisan, Priya; Kreps, Gary L; Polit, Stan (2013). "Understanding Electronic Medical Record Adoption in the United States: Communication and Sociocultural Perspectives". Interactive Journal of Medical Research 2 (1): e5. doi:10.2196/ijmr.2437. PMC 3628120. PMID 23612390. 
  • Oh, Kyeung Mi; Kreps, Gary L.; Jun, Jungmi (2013). "Colorectal Cancer Screening Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of Korean Americans". American Journal of Health Behavior 37 (3): 381–94. doi:10.5993/AJHB.37.3.11. PMID 23985185. 
  • Kreps, G.L, Kim, P., Sparks, L., & Neuhauser, L. (2013). Supporting cancer advocacy leadership: The Global Addvocacy Leadership Academy. Psycho-Oncology, 22(S1) (Supplement 2), 42.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). The role of prayer in promoting health and well-being. Journal of Communication and Religion, 35(3), 237-254.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Health communication and public health in the 21st century: Global challenges and opportunities. In Yuanguang Dai & Han Zheng (Eds.), Panxi Communication Forum Yearbook (pp. 87-96). Shanghai Key Discipline Development Initiative, Vol 7. Shanghai: Shanghai Jiaotong University Press. (Translated into Chinese).
  • Kreps, G.L.. Yu, G., Zhao, X., Chou, W.-Y., Zihao, X., Song, M., Hesse, B.W., Moser, R., &Kim, P. (2012). Extending the US Health Information National Trends Survey to China and beyond: Promoting global access to consumer health information needs and practices. In G.L. Kreps, & P. Dini, (Eds.), Global health 2012: The first international conference on global health challenges (pp. 119-122). Wilmington, DE: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).
  • Kreps, G.L., Kim, P., Sparks, L., Neuhauser, L., Daugherty, C.G., Canzona, M.R., Kim, W., & Jun, J. (2012). Introducing the Global Advocacy Leadership Academy (GALA): Training health advocates around the world to champion the needs of health care consumers. In G.L. Kreps, & P. Dini, (Eds.), Global health 2012: The first international conference on global health challenges (pp. 97-100). Wilmington, DE: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).
  • Dhopeshwarkar, R. V.; Kern, L. M.; O'Donnell, H. C.; Edwards, A. M.; Kaushal, R. (2012). "Health Care Consumers' Preferences Around Health Information Exchange". The Annals of Family Medicine 10 (5): 428. doi:10.1370/afm.1396. 
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Strategic health communication and health outcomes. In A.K., Goodboy, & K. Schultz. (Eds). Introduction to Communication Studies: Translating Communication Scholarship into Meaningful Practice (pp. 141-148). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Health communication inquiry and health outcomes. Comunicação e Sociedade (Communication and Society, Portugal), Special Issue, 119-126.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Strategic use of communication to market cancer prevention and control to vulnerable populations. Comunicação e Sociedade (Communication and Society, Portugal), Special Issue, 11-22.
  • Oh, Kyeung Mi; Kreps, Gary L.; Jun, Jungmi; Chong, Elizabeth; Ramsey, Lolita (2012). "Examining the Health Information–Seeking Behaviors of Korean Americans". Journal of Health Communication 17 (7): 779–801. doi:10.1080/10810730.2011.650830. PMID 22642692. 
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). The maturation of health communication inquiry: Directions for future development and growth. Journal of Health Communication, 17(5), 495-497C
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Strategic communication for cancer prevention and control: Reaching and influencing vulnerable audiences. In A. Georgakilas (Ed). Cancer Prevention. Intech Publishers. Pp. 375-388.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Translating health communication research into practice: The importance of implementing and sustaining evidence-based health communication interventions. Atlantic Communication Journal, 20, 5-15.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Communication and palliative care: E-health interventions and pain management. In R, Moore (Ed.). Handbook of pain and palliative care: Biobehavioral approaches for the life course (pp. 43-51). New York: Springer.
  • Kelley, R. T.; Hannans, A.; Kreps, G. L.; Johnson, K. (2012). "The Community Liaison Program: A health education pilot program to increase minority awareness of HIV and acceptance of HIV vaccine trials". Health Education Research 27 (4): 746–54. doi:10.1093/her/cys013. PMC 3529630. PMID 22327809. 
  • Oh, K.M., Zhou, Q., Kreps, G.L., & Ryu, S.K. (2012). Breast cancer screening practices among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36(5), 711-722.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Engaging health communication. In T.J Socha and M.J. Pitts. (Eds.). The positive side of interpersonal communication (pp. 249-258). New York: Routledge.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Health communication. In J.M. Rippe (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Ledford, C., Willett, K., & Kreps, G.L. (2012). Communicating immunization science: The genesis and evolution of the National Network for Immunization Information. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 105-122.
  • Zhao, X; Villagran, MM; Kreps, GL; McHorney, C (2012). "Gain versus loss framing in adherence-promoting communication targeting patients with chronic diseases: The moderating effect of individual time perspective". Health communication 27 (1): 75–85. doi:10.1080/10410236.2011.569002. PMID 21745039. 
  • Gallant, L.M., Irizarry, C., Boone, G.M., & Kreps, G.L. (2011). Promoting participatory medicine with social media: New media applications on hospital websites that enhance health education and e-patients' voice. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 3. To link to this article go to: http://www.jopm.org/evidence/research/2011/10/31/promoting-participatory-medicine-with-social-media-new-media-applications-on-hospital-websites-that-enhance-health-education-and-e-patients-voices/. This research article was also reprinted and highlighted on Medscape: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/752803
  • Kreps, G.L., Chen, Y-N. K., & Chan, J.M. (2011). Dialogue: Interdisciplinary and community-based approaches to health communication. Communication and Society, 17, 1-17 (China, in both English and Chinese).
  • Neuhauser, L., & Kreps, G.L. (2011). Participatory design and artificial intelligence: Strategies to improve health communication for diverse audiences. In N. Green, S. Rubinelli, & D. Scott. (Eds.). Artificial Intelligence and Health Communication (pp. 49-52). Cambridge, MA: American Association of Artificial Intelligence Press. To link to this article go to:

http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/SSS/SSS11/paper/viewFile/2475/2857

  • Kreps, G.L., Villagran, M.M., Zhao, X., McHorney, C., Ledford, C., Weathers, M., & Keefe. B.P. (2011). Development and validation of motivational messages to improve prescription medication adherence for patients with chronic health problems. Patient Education and Counseling, 83, 365-371.
  • Oh, K.M., Kreps, G.L., Jun, J. & Ramsey, L. (2011). Cancer information seeking and awareness of cancer information sources among Korean Americans. Journal of Cancer Education, 26, 355-364.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2011). Health communication and public health in the 21st century: Global challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of the Shanghai Conference on Health Communication. Shanghai, China: University of Shanghai.
  • Kreps, G.L., Rowan, K., & Botan, C. (2011). Can public schools serve as communication networks for community disaster medical preparedness and recovery? A review. World Medical and Health Policy Journal, http://www.psocommons.org/wmhp/vol3/iss3/art6/
  • Kreps, G.L. (2011). Translating health communication research into practice: The influence of health communication scholarship on health policy, practice, and outcomes. In T. Thompson, R. Parrott, and J. Nussbaum, (Eds.), The Handbook of Health Communication, 2nd Ed (pp. 595-608). New York: Routledge.
  • Nicogossian, Arnauld; Zimmerman, Thomas; Addo-Ayensu, Gloria; Thomas, Kevin; Kreps, Gary L.; Ebadirad, Nelya; Gautam, Sulava (2011). "The Use of U.S. Academic Institutions in Community Medical Disaster Recovery". World Medical & Health Policy 3: 31. doi:10.2202/1948-4682.1149. 
  • Kreps, G.L., & Dini, P. (Eds.). (2012). Global health 2012: The first international conference on global health challenges. Wilmington, DE: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).
  • Kreps, G.L. (2011). Communication in organizations. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
  • Whitten, P., Kreps, G.L., & Eastin, M. (Eds.) (2011). E-Health: The advent of cancer online information services. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Finney Rutten, L, Hesse, B., Moser, R., & Kreps, G.L. (Eds.) (2011). Building the Evidence Base in Cancer Communication. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Neumann, M., Kreps, G.L., & Visser, A. (Guest Editors). (2011). Methodology in health communication research. Patient Education and Counseling, 82 (3).
  • Kreps, G.L. (2012). Engaging health communication. In T.J Socha and M.J. Pitts. (Eds.). The positive side of interpersonal communication (pp. 249-258). New York: Routledge.
  • Kelley, R. T.; Hannans, A.; Kreps, G. L.; Johnson, K. (2012). "The Community Liaison Program: A health education pilot program to increase minority awareness of HIV and acceptance of HIV vaccine trials". Health Education Research 27 (4): 746–54. doi:10.1093/her/cys013. PMC 3529630. PMID 22327809. 
  • Ledford, C., Willett, K., & Kreps, G.L. (2012). Communicating immunization science: The genesis and evolution of the National Network for Immunization Information. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 105-122.
  • Gallant, L.M., Irizarry, C., Boone, G.M., & Kreps, G.L. (2011). Promoting participatory medicine with social media: New media applications on hospital websites that enhance health education and e-patients' voice. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 3, http://www.jopm.org/evidence/research/2011/10/31/promoting-participatory-medicine-with-social-media-new-media-applications-on-hospital-websites-that-enhance-health-education-and-e-patients-voices/. This research article was also reprinted and highlighted on Medscape: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/752803
  • Kreps, G.L., Chen, Y-N. K., & Chan, J.M. (2011). Dialogue: Interdisciplinary and community-based approaches to health communication. Communication and Society, 17, 1-17 (China, in both English and Chinese).
  • Zhao, X; Villagran, MM; Kreps, GL; McHorney, C (2012). "Gain versus loss framing in adherence-promoting communication targeting patients with chronic diseases: The moderating effect of individual time perspective". Health communication 27 (1): 75–85. doi:10.1080/10410236.2011.569002. PMID 21745039. 
  • Neuhauser, L., & Kreps, G.L. (2011). Participatory design and artificial intelligence: Strategies to improve health communication for diverse audiences. In N. Green, S. Rubinelli, & D. Scott. (Eds.). Artificial Intelligence and Health Communication (pp 49-52). Cambridge, MA: American Association of Artificial Intelligence Press. http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/SSS/SSS11/paper/viewFile/2475/2857
  • Kreps, G.L., Villagran, M.M., Zhao, X., McHorney, C., Ledford, C., Weathers, M., & Keefe. B.P. (2011). Development and validation of motivational messages to improve prescription medication adherence for patients with chronic health problems. Patient Education and Counseling, 83, 365-371.
  • Oh, K.M., Kreps, G.L., Jun, J. & Ramsey, L. (2011). Cancer information seeking and awareness of cancer information sources among Korean Americans. Journal of Cancer Education, 26, 355-364.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2011). Translating health communication research into practice: The influence of health communication scholarship on health policy, practice, and outcomes. In T. Thompson, R. Parrott, and J. Nussbaum, (Eds.), The Handbook of Health Communication, 2nd Ed (pp. 595-608). New York: Routledge.
  • Nicogossian, Arnauld; Zimmerman, Thomas; Addo-Ayensu, Gloria; Thomas, Kevin; Kreps, Gary L.; Ebadirad, Nelya; Gautam, Sulava (2011). "The Use of U.S. Academic Institutions in Community Medical Disaster Recovery". World Medical & Health Policy 3: 31. doi:10.2202/1948-4682.1149. 
  • Neumann, M., Kreps, G.L., & Visser, A. (2011). Methodological pluralism in health communication research. Patient Education and Counseling, 82, 281–284.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2011). Methodological diversity and integration in health communication inquiry. Patient Education and Counseling, 82, 285–291.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2011). The information revolution and the changing face of health communication in modern society. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 192-193.
  • Wen, K.-Y., McTavish, F., Kreps, G.L., Wise, M., & Gustafson, D., (2011). From diagnosis to death: A narrative analysis of coping with breast cancer as seen through online discussion group messages. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 16 (2), 331-361.
  • Kreps, G.L., Villagran, M.M., Zhao, X., McHorney, C., Ledford, C., Weathers, M., & Keefe, B. (2011). Developing and validating motivational message interventions for improving prescription drug adherence with consumers confronting chronic diseases. In R. Batra, P. Anand Kellar, & V.J. Strecher. (Eds.). Leveraging consumer psychology for effective health communications: The obesity challenge (pp. 233-250). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Finney Rutten, L. (2011). Building the evidence base in cancer communication: Next steps. In L. Finney Rutten, B. Hesse, R. Moser, & G.L. Kreps, (Eds.), Building the evidence base in cancer communication (pp. 315-322). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Miller, J.D., & Kreps, G.L. (2011). Biological literacy: A key to cancer prevention and control in the 21st century. In L. Finney Rutten, B. Hesse, R. Moser, & G.L. Kreps, (Eds.), Building the evidence base in cancer communication (pp. 225-247). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Neuhauser, L. (Guest Editors). (2010). E-Health Communication and Health Promotion, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 15(4), 527-681.
  • Kreps, G.L., Villagran, M., & Sparks, L. (Guest Editors). (2010). Communication Education and Health Promotion. Communication Education, 59 (3).
  • Kreps, G.L., & Neuhauser, L. (Guest Editors). (2010). E-Health and the Delivery of Health Care, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 15(3), 364-526.
  • Kreps, G.L. (Ed.) (2010). Health Communication, Volume 1 (The Sage Benchmarks in Communication Series), Health Communication in the Delivery of Health Care. London: Sage Publications.
  • Kreps, G.L. (Ed.) (2010). Health Communication, Volume 2 (The Sage Benchmarks in Communication Series), Health Communication and Health Promotion. London: Sage Publications.
  • Kreps, G.L. (Ed.) (2010). Health Communication, Volume 3 (The Sage Benchmarks in Communication Series), Health Risk Communication. London: Sage Publications.
  • Kreps, G.L. (Ed.) (2010). Health Communication, Volume 4 (The Sage Benchmarks in Communication Series), Health Communication and New Information Technologies (eHealth). London: Sage Publications.
  • Kreps, G.L. (Ed.) (2010). Health Communication, Volume 5 (The Sage Benchmarks in Communication Series), Health Communication and Health Care Systems. London: Sage Publications.
  • Wen, Kuang-Yi; Kreps, Gary; Zhu, Fang; Miller, Suzanne (2010). "Consumers' Perceptions About and Use of the Internet for Personal Health Records and Health Information Exchange: Analysis of the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey". Journal of Medical Internet Research 12 (4): e73. doi:10.2196/jmir.1668. PMC 3056530. PMID 21169163. 
  • Ledford, C.J.W., Villagran, M.M., Kreps, G.L., Zhao, X., McHorney, C., Weathers, M., & Keefe, B. (2010). "Practicing medicine": Patient perceptions of physician communication and the process of prescription. Patient Education and Counseling,80, 384-392.
  • Neumann, M., Edelhäuser, F., Kreps, G.L., Scheffer, C., Lutz, G., Tauschel, D., & Visser, A. (2010). Can patient-provider interaction increase the effectiveness of medical treatments or even substitute them? A methodological reflection of the specific effect of the provider. Patient Education and Counseling, 80, 307-314.
  • Weathers, M., Query, J.L., & Kreps, G.L. (2010). A multivariate test of communication competence, social support, and coping among Hispanic lay caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease: An extension of the Relational Health Communication Competence Model. Journal of Participative Medicine, 2 e14, http://www.jopm.org/evidence/research/2010/12/05/a-multivariate-test-of-communication-competence-social-support-and-coping-among-hispanic-lay-caregivers-for-loved-ones-with-alzheimers-disease-an-extension-of-the-relational-health-communication/.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Neuhauser, L. (2010). New directions in ehealth communication: Opportunities and challenges. Patient Education and Counseling, 78, 329-336. (This article was featured along with my exclusive updated author commentary and response in MDLinx.com, http://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/news-article.cfm/3072357/communication-ehealth, an up-to-date index of articles that matter in the daily lives of physicians and other healthcare professionals).
  • Neuhauser, L., & Kreps, G.L. (2010). Ehealth communication and behavior change: Promise and performance. Social Semiotics, 20(1), 7-24.
  • Nicogossian, Arnauld; Ebadirad, Nelya; Zimmerman, Thomas; Kreps, Gary; Septimus, Edward J. (2010). "Influenza Immunization: Synthesizing and Communicating the Evidence". World Medical & Health Policy 2 (2): 48. doi:10.2202/1948-4682.1090. 
  • Kreps, G.L., & Neuhauser, L. (2010). Editors’ Introduction: E-Health and Health Promotion, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 15(4), 527-529.
  • Kreps, G.L., Sparks, L., & Villagran, M.M. (2010). Editors’ Introduction: Communication education and health promotion. Communication Education, 59(3), 215-219.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2010). Fear and Loathing in the Internet Age: Debunking Unfounded Fears About the Safety of Internet Use. ICA 2010 Online Conference Virtual Website, (available at: http://icaconference.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/jcmc-commentary_kreps.pdf)
  • Nicogossian, A., Ebadirad, N., Zimmerman, T., Addo-Ayensu, G., Angotti, C., Balsariya, K., Hanfling, D., Kinlaw, K., Kloc, K., Koizumi, N., Kreps, G.L., Morrison, A., Scibilia, P., Septimus, E., Thomas, K., Williams, R., & Wolpe, P. (2010). Influenza immunization: Communicating evidence in an era of confusion. Policy Studies Commons, Research Paper 1, (this research report can be downloaded at: http://www.psocommons.org/health_research/1). It is also available at the Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices, George Mason University (http://policy-csimpp.gmu.edu/publications/reports/InfluenzaImmunization.pdf).
  • Kreps, G.L., & Bonaguro, E. (2009). Health communication as applied communication inquiry. In L. Frey & K. Cissna (Eds.) The Handbook of Applied Communication Research (pp. 970–993). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, INC.
  • Melvin, C.L., Carey, T.S., Oldham, J.M., Williams, J.W., Goodman, F., Linden, T.R., Evans,W.D., Kreps, G.L., & Ranney, L.M. (2009). Marketing off-label uses: Shady practices within a gray market. Psychiatric Times, 26(8), 22-25.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2009). Commentary: Communication and family health and wellness relationships. In T. Socha & G. Stamp (Eds.). Parents and children communicating with society: Exploring relationships outside of home (pp. 207–212). New York: Routledge.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Snyder, L.B. (2009). Editors Introduction: New directions in health communication, marketing, and media. Social Marketing Quarterly, 15(S), 1-6.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2009). Applying Weick's model of organizing to health care and health promotion: Highlighting the central role of health communication. Patient Education and Counseling, 74, 347-355.
  • Rowan, K. E., Botan, C. H., Kreps, G. L., Samoilenko, S., & Farnsworth, K. (2009). Risk communication education for local emergency managers: Using the CAUSE Model for research, education, and outreach (pp. 168–191). In R. Heath & D. O’Hair (Eds.), Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication. New York: Routledge. (Note: This edited volume won the PRIDE Award for Best Scholarly Book on Public Relations Research published in 2009. Award given by the Public Relations Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, November, 2009).
  • Kreps, G.L., & Ledford, C.J. (2009). Surveying the field of health communication: A review of Health Communication in the 21st Century. PsycCRITIQUES, 1554-0138, Vol. 54, Release 7, Article 2, http://psyccritiquesblog.apa.org/.
  • Kreps, G.L., Barnes, M.D., Neiger, B.L., & Thackeray, R. (2009). Health communication. In R.J. Bensley & J. Brookins-Fishers (Eds.) Community health education methods: A practical guide (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, (pp. 73–102).
  • Kreps, G.L. (2009). The value of health communication campaigns for increasing participation in HIV vaccine research. National Minority AIDS Council Newsletter.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2009). Communicating strategically about cancer risks to vulnerable populations. Sun Safety Alliance Sunsations.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Goldin, R. (2009). Why you should vaccinate your child against H1N1. STATS. http://stats.org/stories/2009/vaccinate_child_h1n1_nov17_09.html).
  • Kreps, G.L., & Maibach, E.W. (2008). Transdisciplinary science: The nexus between communication and public health. Journal of Communication, 58(4), 732-748.
  • Melvin, C.L., Ranney, L.M., Carey, T.S., Evans, W.D., Kreps, G.L., Linden, T., & Oldham, J. (2008). Disseminating findings from a drug class review: Using best practices to inform prescription of antiepileptic drugs for bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 14 S1, 44-56.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2008). Qualitative inquiry and the future of health communication research. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 9(1), 2-12.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Sivaram, R. (2008). The central role of strategic health communication in enhancing breast cancer outcomes across the continuum of care in limited-resource countries. Cancer, 113(S8), 2331-2337.
  • Yip, C.H., Smith,R.A, Anderson, B.O., Miller, A., Thomas, D.B., Ang, E.S., Cafarella, R.S., Corbex, M., Kreps, G.L., & McTiernan, A. (2008). Guideline implementation for breast health care in low and middle income countries: Early detection and resource allocation. Cancer, 113(S8), 2244-2256.
  • Sparks, L., O’Hair, D., & Kreps, G.L. (2008). Conceptualizing cancer communication and aging: New directions for research. In L. Sparks, D., O’Hair, & G.L. Kreps., (Eds.) Cancer communication and aging (pp. 1–14). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Egbert, N, Sparks, L., Kreps, G.L., & Du Pré, A. (2008). Finding meaning in the journey: Methods of spiritual coping for aging cancer patients. In L. Sparks, D., O’Hair, & G.L. Kreps., (Eds.) Cancer communication and aging (pp. 277–291). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2008). Strategic use of communication to market cancer prevention and control to vulnerable populations. Health Marketing Quarterly, 25(1/2), 204-216.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Sparks, L. (2008). Meeting the health literacy needs of vulnerable populations. Patient Education and Counseling, 71(3), 328-332.
  • Neuhauser, L., & Kreps, G.L. (2008). Online cancer communication interventions: Meeting the literacy, linguistic, and cultural needs of diverse audiences. Patient Education and Counseling, 71(3).
  • Kreps, G.L., Neuhauser, L., Sparks, L., & Villagran, M. (2008). The power of community-based health communication interventions to promote cancer prevention and control for at-risk populations. Patient Education and Counseling, 71(3), 315-318.
  • Kreps, G.L., & Bonaguro, E. (2008). Communication and cancer prevention, control, and care. In K. B. Wright & S. Moore, Applied Health Communication (pp. 257–269). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Rowan, K.E., Kreps, G.L., Botan, C.H., Sparks, L., Samoilenko, S., & Bailey, C.L. (2008). Responding to terrorism: Risk communication, crisis management, and the CAUSE model. In H. D. O’Hair, R. L. Heath, G. Ledlow, & K. Ayotte (Eds.), Terrorism: Communication and rhetorical perspectives (pp. 425–453). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • O’Hair, H.D., Kreps, G.L., & Sparks, L. (Eds.) (2007). Handbook of communication and cancer care. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Rowan, K.E., Kreps, G.L., Botan, C.H., Sparks, L., Samoilenko, S., & Bailey, C.L. (2007). Responding to terrorism: Risk communication, crisis management, and the CAUSE model. In H. D. O’Hair, R. L. Heath, G. Ledlow, & K. Ayotte (Eds.), Terrorism: Communication and rhetorical perspectives (pp. 421–449). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Kreps, G.L, Query, J.L., & Bonaguro, E.W. (2007). The interdisciplinary study of health communication and its relationship to communication science. In L. Lederman (Ed). Beyond These Walls: Readings in Health Communication, (pp. 2–13). Los Angeles: Roxbury.
  • Mayer, D.K., Terrin, N.C., Kreps, G.L., Menon, U., McCance, K., Parsons, S.K., & Mooney, K.H. (2007). Cancer survivors information seeking behaviors: A comparison of survivors who do and don’t seek information. Patient Education and Counseling, 65(3), 342-350.
  • Kreps,G.L., & Bonaguro, E. (2007). Communication and cancer prevention, control, and care. In K. B. Wright & S. Moore, Applied Health Communication (pp. 257–269. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2006). One size does not fit all: Adapting communication to the needs and literacy levels of individuals. Annals of Family Medicine (online, invited commentary) http://www.annfammed.org/cgi/eletters/4/3/205.
  • Kreps, G.L. (2006). Communication and racial inequities in health care. American Behavioral Scientist, 49: 6, 1-15.
  • Marcus, A., Morra, M., Bright, M., Fleisher, L., Kreps, G.L., & Perocchia, R. (2005). The CIS model for collaborative research in health communications: A brief retrospective from the current generation of research. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 10, S1, 235-245.
  • Hesse, B. W., Nelson, D. E., Kreps, G. L., Croyle, R. T., Arora, N. K., & Rimer, B. K. (2005). Trust and sources of health information. The impact of the Internet and its implications for health care providers: Findings from the first Health Information National Trends Survey. Archives of Internal Medicine, 165, 1-7.
  • Sparks, L., Kreps, G.L., Botan, C., & Rowan, K.E. (2005). Responding to terrorism: Translating communication research into practice. Communication Research Reports, 22(1), 1-5.
  • Whitten, Pamela; Kreps, Gary L; Eastin, Matthew S (2005). "Creating a Framework for Online Cancer Services Research to Facilitate Timely and Interdisciplinary Applications". Journal of Medical Internet Research 7 (3): e34. doi:10.2196/jmir.7.3.e34. PMC 1550666. PMID 15998625. 
  • Kreps, G.L. (2005). Disseminating relevant information to underserved audiences: Implications from the Digital Divide Pilot Projects. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93(4), 65-70.
  • Parker, R. & Kreps, G.L. (2005). Library outreach: Overcoming health literacy challenges. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93(4), 78-82.

Honors, awards[edit]

Gary L. Kreps has received numerous awards for his research and scholarships including:

  • 2010 Elected as a Fellow of the American Academy for Health Behavior,
  • 2009 Centennial Health Communication Scholar Award from the Eastern Communication Association,
  • 2005-2006 Pfizer Visiting Professorship of Clear Health Communication Award,
  • 2004 Robert Lewis Donohew Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award,
  • 2002 Future of Health Technology Award,
  • 2002 Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions in Consumer Health Informatics and Online Health,
  • 2000 Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award from both the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association,
  • 1998 Gerald M. Phillips Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship Award from the National Communication Association.

External links[edit]

  • Faculty biography, George Mason University [1]