Koehly Group

Laura Koehly, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator, Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Social Network Methods Section

Selected Publications

De la Haye K, de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Predictors of parent-child relationships that support physical activity in Mexican American families.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Epub ahead of print. 2012. [PubMed]

Paquin RS, Richards AS, Koehly LM, McBride CM. Exploring dispositional tendencies to seek online information about direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2012. [In Press]

Ashida S, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Social influence and motivation to change health behaviors: Implications for diet and physical activity. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(3):176-179, 2012. [PubMed]

Palmquist AEL, Wilkinson AV, Sandoval JM, Koehly LM. Age-related differences in biomedical and folk beliefs as causes for diabetes and heart disease among Mexican origin adults. Journal of Immigrant Health. 14(4): 596-601. 2012. [PubMed]

Koehly LM, Ashida S, Goergen AF, Skapinsky KF, Hadley DW, Wilkinson AW. Willingness of Mexican American adults to share family health history with health care providers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(6): 633-6. 2011. [PubMed]

Hadley DW, Ashida S, Calzone KA, Jenkins JF, Kirsch IR, Koehly LM. Colonoscopy use following mutation detection in Lynch syndrome: Exploring a role for cancer screening in adaptation. Clinical Genetics, 79(4): 321-8. 2011. [PubMed]

Ersig AL, Hadley DW, Koehly LM. Understanding patterns of health communication in families at risk for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer: Examining the effect of conclusive vs. indeterminate genetic test results. Health Communication, 26(7): 587-94. 2011. [PubMed]

Ashida S, Hadley DW, Goergen AF, Skapinsky KF, Devlin H, Koehly LM. The importance of older family members in providing social resources and promoting cancer screening in families with a hereditary cancer syndrome. The Gerontologist, 51(6): 833-42. 2011. [PubMed]

Palmquist AEL, Koehly LM, Peterson SK, Shegog M, Vernon SW, Gritz ER. 'The cancer bond': Understanding the formation of cancer risk perception in families with Lynch syndrome. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 19(5): 473-86. 2010. [PubMed]

McBride CM, Bowen D, Brody LC, Condit CM, Croyle R, Gwinn M, Khoury M, Koehly LM, Korf B, Marteau T, McLeroy K, Patrick K, Valente TW. Future health applications of genomics: Priorities for communication, behavioral, and social science research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(5):556-65. 2010. [PubMed]

Hadley DW, Ashida S, Jenkins JF, Martin Mensz J, Calzone KA, Kuhn NR, McBride CM, Kirsch IR, Koehly LM. Generation after generation: Exploring the psychological impact of providing genetic services through a cascading approach. Genetics in Medicine, 12(12): 808-15. 2010. [PubMed]

Ersig AL, Ayres L, Hadley DW, Koehly LM. Explanations of risk in families without identified mutations for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42(2): 139-46. 2010. [PubMed]

Ashida S, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Motivation for health screening: Evaluation of social influence among Mexican-American adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(4): 396-402. 2010. [PubMed]

McBride, CM, Koehly, LM, Sanderson, SC, Kaphingst, KA. The behavioral response to personalized genetic information: Will genetic risk profiles motivate individuals and families to choose more healthful behaviors? Annual Review of Public Health, 31: 89-103. 2010. [PubMed]

Koehly, LM, Peters, JA, Kenen, R, Hoskins, L, Ersig, AL, Kuhn, N, Loud, J, and Greene, MH. Characteristics of health information gatherers, disseminators, and blockers within families at risk of hereditary cancer: Implications for family health education interventions. American Journal of Public Health, 99(12): 2203-9. [PubMed]

Ersig, AL, Williams, JK, Hadley, DW, and Koehly, LM. Communication, encouragement, and cancer screening in families with and without mutations for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer. Genetics in Medicine, 11(10): 728-34. 2009 [PubMed]

Koehly L.M., Goodreau S.M., Morris M. Assessing exponential family models for sampled and census network data. Sociol Methodol, 34: 241-270. 2004. [PubMed]

Book Chapters & Excerpts

Welch LR, Koehly LM, Elnitski L. Shared regulatory motifs in promoters of human DNA repair genes. Chapter in I. Kruman (Ed). DNA Repair / Book 4, pp. 67-84. Rijeka, Croatia: INTECH Publishers. 2011.

Koehly LM, McBride CM. Genomic risk information for common health conditions: Maximizing kinship-based health promotion. Chapter in K. Tercyak (Ed). Handbook of Genomics and the Family, pp.407-436. New York: Springer. 2010.

Koehly LM, Pattison P. Random graph models for social networks: multiple relations or multiple raters. In: Carrington P, Scott J, and Wasserman S (Eds). Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis, pp. 162-191. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005.

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