• 295 Citations
20102023
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Research Interests

Courtney Scherr's research agenda focuses on the theory guided design and evaluation of messages containing scientific information about risk to patients. The goal of her work is to increase patient understanding, engage patients in informed decision making, and increase adherence to medical recommendations. Her current projects examine the communication of hereditary cancer risk and patient outcomes from genetic testing.

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Health Communication, PhD, Purdue University

Communication Arts; International Relations, MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Communication, MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Breast Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
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Genetic Testing Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Genetic Services Medicine & Life Sciences
Mutation Medicine & Life Sciences
Survivors Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2015 2023

Research Output 2010 2019

A Framework for Pilot Testing Health Risk Video Narratives

Scherr, C. E. L., Nam, K., Augusto, B., Kasting, M. L., Caldwell, M., Lee, M. C., Meade, C. D., Pal, T., Quinn, G. P. & Vadaparampil, S. T., Jan 1 2019, In : Health Communication.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health risks
health risk
video
Interviews
narrative

A randomized controlled intervention to promote readiness to genetic counseling for breast cancer survivors

Kasting, M. L., Conley, C. C., Hoogland, A. I., Scherr, C. E. L., Kim, J., Thapa, R., Reblin, M., Meade, C. D., Lee, M. C., Pal, T., Quinn, G. P. & Vadaparampil, S. T., May 1 2019, In : Psycho-oncology. 28, 5, p. 980-988 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Counseling
Survivors
Breast Neoplasms
Genetic Testing
Pamphlets

A review of African Americans' beliefs and attitudes about genomic studies: Opportunities for message design

Scherr, C. E. L., Ramesh, S., Marshall-Fricker, C. & Perera, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Genetics. 10, JUN, 548.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Epoprostenol
African Americans
Precision Medicine
Population
Pharmacogenetics

Correction to: Intersections of health and gender imperatives: stratified decision-making among women with a BRCA mutation (BioSocieties, (2019), 10.1057/s41292-019-00154-8)

Ross Arguedas, A. A., Scherr, C. E. L., Dean, M., Getachew-Smith, H. & Clements, M., Jan 1 2019, In : BioSocieties.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Names
Decision Making
decision making
Mutation
gender
2 Citations (Scopus)

Health beliefs associated with readiness for genetic counseling among high risk breast cancer survivors

Reblin, M., Kasting, M. L., Nam, K., Scherr, C. E. L., Kim, J., Thapa, R., Meade, C. D., Lee, M. C., Pal, T., Quinn, G. P. & Vadaparampil, S. T., Jan 1 2019, In : Breast Journal. 25, 1, p. 117-123 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Counseling
Survivors
Breast Neoplasms
Health
Appointments and Schedules