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Laura Koehly, Ph.D.

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

Selected Publications

Eliezer D, Hadley DW, Koehly LM. Exploring psychological responses to genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome within the family context.  Psycho-oncology, doi: 10.1002/pon.3551. 2014. [PubMed]

Hovick SR, Wilkinson AV, Ashida S, de Heer HD, Koehly LM. The impact of personalized risk feedback on Mexican Americans' perceived risk for heart disease and diabetes.  Health Education Research, 29(2): 222-234. 2014. [PubMed]

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]

Morris BA, Hadley DW, Koehly LM. The role of religious and existential well-being in families with Lynch Syndrome: Prevention, family communication, and psychosocial adjustment. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 22(4): 482-491. 2013. [PubMed]

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]

Cruz RA, Wilkinson AV, Bondy ML, Koehly LM. Psychometric evaluation of the Demographic Index of Cultural Exposure (DICE) in two Mexican-origin community samples. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 34(3):404-420. 2012 [Full Text]PDF file

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]

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]

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):556-565, 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]

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. 2009. [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]

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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Last Reviewed: July 15, 2014