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Robert A Bell

Title(s)Professor, Communication
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone530-752-8816
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    1. Burstein VR, Trajano RP, Kravitz RL, Bell RA, Vora D, May LS. Communication interventions to promote the public's awareness of antibiotics: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jul 08; 19(1):899. PMID: 31286948.
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    2. Featherstone JD, Bell RA, Ruiz JB. Relationship of people's sources of health information and political ideology with acceptance of conspiratorial beliefs about vaccines. Vaccine. 2019 May 21; 37(23):2993-2997. PMID: 31031028.
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    3. Henry SG, Bell RA, Fenton JJ, Kravitz RL. Communication about chronic pain and opioids in primary care: impact on patient and physician visit experience. Pain. 2018 02; 159(2):371-379. PMID: 29112009.
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    4. Henry SG, Bell RA, Fenton JJ, Kravitz RL. Goals of Chronic Pain Management: Do Patients and Primary Care Physicians Agree and Does it Matter? Clin J Pain. 2017 Nov; 33(11):955-961. PMID: 28244944.
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    5. Wilkes MS, Day FC, Fancher TL, McDermott H, Lehman E, Bell RA, Green MJ. Increasing confidence and changing behaviors in primary care providers engaged in genetic counselling. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Sep 13; 17(1):163. PMID: 28903733.
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    6. Chen M, Bell RA, Taylor LD. Persuasive Effects of Point of View, Protagonist Competence, and Similarity in a Health Narrative About Type 2 Diabetes. J Health Commun. 2017 08; 22(8):702-712. PMID: 28759317.
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    7. Perez SL, Kravitz RL, Bell RA, Chan MS, Paterniti DA. Characterizing internet health information seeking strategies by socioeconomic status: a mixed methods approach. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016 08 09; 16:107. PMID: 27506607.
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    8. Chen M, Bell RA, Taylor LD. Narrator Point of View and Persuasion in Health Narratives: The Role of Protagonist-Reader Similarity, Identification, and Self-Referencing. J Health Commun. 2016 08; 21(8):908-18. PMID: 27411000.
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    9. Glowacki EM, McGlone MS, Bell RA. Targeting Type 2: Linguistic Agency Assignment in Diabetes Prevention Policy Messaging. J Health Commun. 2016; 21(4):457-68. PMID: 26959860.
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    10. Henry SG, Chen M, Matthias MS, Bell RA, Kravitz RL. Development of the Chronic Pain Coding System (CPCS) for Characterizing Patient-Clinician Discussions About Chronic Pain and Opioids. Pain Med. 2016 10; 17(10):1892-1905. PMID: 26936453.
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    11. Perez SL, Paterniti DA, Wilson M, Bell RA, Chan MS, Villareal CC, Nguyen HH, Kravitz RL. Characterizing the Processes for Navigating Internet Health Information Using Real-Time Observations: A Mixed-Methods Approach. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Jul 20; 17(7):e173. PMID: 26194787.
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    12. Grasso KL, Bell RA. Understanding Health Information Seeking: A Test of the Risk Perception Attitude Framework. J Health Commun. 2015; 20(12):1406-14. PMID: 26161622.
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    13. Kravitz RL, Bell RA. The Demanding Patient Revisited. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Jul; 1(4):543. PMID: 26181270.
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    14. Chen M, McGlone MS, Bell RA. Persuasive Effects of Linguistic Agency Assignments and Point of View in Narrative Health Messages About Colon Cancer. J Health Commun. 2015 Aug; 20(8):977-88. PMID: 26087078.
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    15. Li S, Feng B, Chen M, Bell RA. Physician review websites: effects of the proportion and position of negative reviews on readers' willingness to choose the doctor. J Health Commun. 2015 Apr; 20(4):453-61. PMID: 25749406.
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    16. Bell RA, McDermott H, Fancher TL, Green MJ, Day FC, Wilkes MS. Impact of a randomized controlled educational trial to improve physician practice behaviors around screening for inherited breast cancer. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 30(3):334-41. PMID: 25451990.
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    17. Ruiz JB, Bell RA. Understanding vaccination resistance: vaccine search term selection bias and the valence of retrieved information. Vaccine. 2014 Oct 07; 32(44):5776-80. PMID: 25176640.
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    18. Li N, Orrange S, Kravitz RL, Bell RA. Reasons for and predictors of patients' online health information seeking following a medical appointment. Fam Pract. 2014 Oct; 31(5):550-6. PMID: 24963151.
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    19. Henry SG, Feng B, Franks P, Bell RA, Tancredi DJ, Gottfeld D, Kravitz RL. Methods for assessing patient-clinician communication about depression in primary care: what you see depends on how you look. Health Serv Res. 2014 Oct; 49(5):1684-700. PMID: 24837881.
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    20. Bell RA, McGlone MS, Dragojevic M. Vicious viruses and vigilant vaccines: effects of linguistic agency assignment in health policy advocacy. J Health Commun. 2014; 19(10):1178-95. PMID: 24354913.
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    21. Kravitz RL, Bell RA. Media, messages, and medication: strategies to reconcile what patients hear, what they want, and what they need from medications. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013; 13 Suppl 3:S5. PMID: 24565216.
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    22. Kravitz RL, Franks P, Feldman MD, Tancredi DJ, Slee CA, Epstein RM, Duberstein PR, Bell RA, Jackson-Triche M, Paterniti DA, Cipri C, Iosif AM, Olson S, Kelly-Reif S, Hudnut A, Dvorak S, Turner C, Jerant A. Patient engagement programs for recognition and initial treatment of depression in primary care: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Nov 06; 310(17):1818-28. PMID: 24193079.
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    23. Bell RA, McGlone MS, Dragojevic M. Bacteria as bullies: effects of linguistic agency assignment in health message. J Health Commun. 2014; 19(3):340-58. PMID: 24015807.
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    24. McGlone MS, Bell RA, Zaitchik ST, McGlynn J. Don't let the flu catch you: agency assignment in printed educational materials about the H1N1 influenza virus. J Health Commun. 2013; 18(6):740-56. PMID: 23216010.
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    25. Hu X, Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Orrange S. The prepared patient: information seeking of online support group members before their medical appointments. J Health Commun. 2012; 17(8):960-78. PMID: 22574697.
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    26. Berkowitz SA, Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Feldman MD. Vicarious experience affects patients' treatment preferences for depression. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e31269. PMID: 22363603.
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    27. Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Bell RA, Tancredi D, Romano PS. Accuracy of parental report and electronic health record documentation as measures of diet and physical activity counseling. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Mar-Apr; 12(2):81-7. PMID: 22209035.
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    28. Miller LM, Bell RA. Online health information seeking: the influence of age, information trustworthiness, and search challenges. J Aging Health. 2012 Apr; 24(3):525-41. PMID: 22187092.
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    29. Bell RA, Franks P, Duberstein PR, Epstein RM, Feldman MD, Fernandez y Garcia E, Kravitz RL. Suffering in silence: reasons for not disclosing depression in primary care. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct; 9(5):439-46. PMID: 21911763.
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    30. Kravitz RL, Epstein RM, Bell RA, Rochlen AB, Duberstein P, Riby CH, Caccamo AF, Slee CK, Cipri CS, Paterniti DA. An academic-marketing collaborative to promote depression care: a tale of two cultures. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Mar; 90(3):411-9. PMID: 21862274.
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    31. Varpio L, Bell R, Hollingworth G, Jalali A, Haidet P, Levine R, Regehr G. Is transferring an educational innovation actually a process of transformation? Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2012 Aug; 17(3):357-67. PMID: 21725841.
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    32. O'Loughlin RE, Duberstein PR, Veazie PJ, Bell RA, Rochlen AB, Fernandez y Garcia E, Kravitz RL. Role of the gender-linked norm of toughness in the decision to engage in treatment for depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jul; 62(7):740-6. PMID: 21724786.
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    33. Feng B, Bell RA, Jerant AF, Kravitz RL. What do doctors say when prescribing medications?: an examination of medical recommendations from a communication perspective. Health Commun. 2011 Apr; 26(3):286-96. PMID: 21400326.
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    34. Bell RA, Hu X, Orrange SE, Kravitz RL. Lingering questions and doubts: online information-seeking of support forum members following their medical visits. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec; 85(3):525-8. PMID: 21315538.
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    35. Fernandez Y Garcia E, Franks P, Jerant A, Bell RA, Kravitz RL. Depression treatment preferences of Hispanic individuals: exploring the influence of ethnicity, language, and explanatory models. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Jan-Feb; 24(1):39-50. PMID: 21209343.
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    36. Taylor LD, Bell RA, Kravitz RL. Third-person effects and direct-to-consumer advertisements for antidepressants. Depress Anxiety. 2011 Feb; 28(2):160-5. PMID: 21284069.
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    37. Kravitz RL, Paterniti DA, Epstein RM, Rochlen AB, Bell RA, Cipri C, Fernandez y Garcia E, Feldman MD, Duberstein P. Relational barriers to depression help-seeking in primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Feb; 82(2):207-13. PMID: 20570462.
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    38. Epstein RM, Duberstein PR, Feldman MD, Rochlen AB, Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Cipri C, Becker JD, Bamonti PM, Paterniti DA. "I didn't know what was wrong:" how people with undiagnosed depression recognize, name and explain their distress. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Sep; 25(9):954-61. PMID: 20473643.
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    39. Culp J, Bell RA, Cassady D. Characteristics of food industry web sites and "advergames" targeting children. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2010 May-Jun; 42(3):197-201. PMID: 20434075.
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    40. Bell RA, Taylor LD, Kravitz RL. Do antidepressant advertisements educate consumers and promote communication between patients with depression and their physicians? Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Nov; 81(2):245-50. PMID: 20176456.
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    41. Bell RA, Cassady D, Culp J, Alcalay R. Frequency and types of foods advertised on Saturday morning and weekday afternoon English- and Spanish-language American television programs. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2009 Nov-Dec; 41(6):406-13. PMID: 19879496.
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    42. Bell RA, Paterniti DA, Azari R, Duberstein PR, Epstein RM, Rochlen AB, Johnson MD, Orrange SE, Slee C, Kravitz RL. Encouraging patients with depressive symptoms to seek care: a mixed methods approach to message development. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Feb; 78(2):198-205. PMID: 19674862.
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    43. Young HN, Bell RA, Epstein RM, Feldman MD, Kravitz RL. Physicians' shared decision-making behaviors in depression care. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jul 14; 168(13):1404-8. PMID: 18625920.
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    44. Bell RA, Kravitz RL. Physician counseling for hypertension: what do doctors really do? Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Jul; 72(1):115-21. PMID: 18328663.
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    45. Kravitz RL, Bell RA. Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs: balancing benefits and risks, and a way forward. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Oct; 82(4):360-2. PMID: 17851573.
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    46. Young HN, Bell RA, Epstein RM, Feldman MD, Kravitz RL. Types of information physicians provide when prescribing antidepressants. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Nov; 21(11):1172-7. PMID: 17026727.
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    47. Cassady D, Townsend M, Bell RA, Watnik M. Portrayals of branded soft drinks in popular American movies: a content analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006 Mar 09; 3:4. PMID: 16526959.
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    48. Bell RA, Berger CR, Cassady D, Townsend MS. Portrayals of food practices and exercise behavior in popular American films. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2005 Jan-Feb; 37(1):27-32. PMID: 15745653.
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    49. Street RL, Krupat E, Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Haidet P. Beliefs about control in the physician-patient relationship: effect on communication in medical encounters. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Aug; 18(8):609-16. PMID: 12911642.
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    50. Kravitz RL, Bell RA, Azari R, Kelly-Reif S, Krupat E, Thom DH. Direct observation of requests for clinical services in office practice: what do patients want and do they get it? Arch Intern Med. 2003 Jul 28; 163(14):1673-81. PMID: 12885682.
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    51. Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Thom D, Krupat E, Azari R. Unmet expectations for care and the patient-physician relationship. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Nov; 17(11):817-24. PMID: 12406352.
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    52. Thom DH, Kravitz RL, Bell RA, Krupat E, Azari R. Patient trust in the physician: relationship to patient requests. Fam Pract. 2002 Oct; 19(5):476-83. PMID: 12356698.
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    53. Kravitz RL, Bell RA, Franz CE, Elliott MN, Amsterdam E, Willis C, Silverio L. Characterizing patient requests and physician responses in office practice. Health Serv Res. 2002 Feb; 37(1):217-38. PMID: 11949922.
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    54. Kravitz RL, Bell RA, Azari R, Krupat E, Kelly-Reif S, Thom D. Request fulfillment in office practice: antecedents and relationship to outcomes. Med Care. 2002 Jan; 40(1):38-51. PMID: 11748425.
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    55. Krupat E, Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Thom D, Azari R. When physicians and patients think alike: patient-centered beliefs and their impact on satisfaction and trust. J Fam Pract. 2001 Dec; 50(12):1057-62. PMID: 11742607.
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    56. Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Thom D, Krupat E, Azari R. Unsaid but not forgotten: patients' unvoiced desires in office visits. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Sep 10; 161(16):1977-84. PMID: 11525700.
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    57. Bell RA, Wilkes MS, Kravitz RL. The educational value of consumer-targeted prescription drug print advertising. J Fam Pract. 2000 Dec; 49(12):1092-8. PMID: 11132058.
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    58. Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Wilkes MS. Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising, 1989-1998. A content analysis of conditions, targets, inducements, and appeals. J Fam Pract. 2000 Apr; 49(4):329-35. PMID: 10778839.
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    59. Wilkes MS, Bell RA, Kravitz RL. Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: trends, impact, and implications. Health Aff (Millwood). 2000 Mar-Apr; 19(2):110-28. PMID: 10718026.
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    60. Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Wilkes MS. Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising and the public. J Gen Intern Med. 1999 Nov; 14(11):651-7. PMID: 10571712.
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    61. Kravitz RL, Bell RA, Franz CE. A taxonomy of requests by patients (TORP): a new system for understanding clinical negotiation in office practice. J Fam Pract. 1999 Nov; 48(11):872-8. PMID: 10907624.
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    62. Bell RA, Wilkes MS, Kravitz RL. Advertisement-induced prescription drug requests: patients' anticipated reactions to a physician who refuses. J Fam Pract. 1999 Jun; 48(6):446-52. PMID: 10386488.
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    63. Molitor F, Bell RA, Truax SR, Ruiz JD, Sun RK. Predictors of failure to return for HIV test result and counseling by test site type. AIDS Educ Prev. 1999 Feb; 11(1):1-13. PMID: 10070585.
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    64. Lazarus GS, Foulke G, Bell RA, Siefkin AD, Keller K, Kravitz RL. The effects of a managed care educational program on faculty and trainee knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral intentions. Acad Med. 1998 Oct; 73(10):1107-13. PMID: 9795630.
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    65. Foulke GE, Bell RA, Siefkin AD, Kravitz RL. Attitudes and behavioral intentions regarding managed care: a comparison of academic and community physicians. Am J Manag Care. 1998 Apr; 4(4):555-63. PMID: 10179914.
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    66. Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Siefkin AD, Foulke GE. Physicians' attitudes toward managed care: assessment and potential effects on practice behaviors. Am J Manag Care. 1997 Sep; 3(9):1297-304. PMID: 10178478.
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    67. Bell RA, Alcalay R. The impact of the Wellness Guide/Guía on Hispanic women's well-being-related knowledge, efficacy beliefs, and behaviors: the mediating role of acculturation. Health Educ Behav. 1997 Jun; 24(3):326-43. PMID: 9158977.
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    68. Bell RA, Molitor F, Flynn N. On returning for one's HIV test result: demographic, behavioral and psychological predictors. AIDS. 1997 Feb; 11(2):263-4. PMID: 9030384.
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