Liana Winett
Portland State University
Public healthDiseasePublic relationsMedicinePolitics
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Publications 9
#1Chris Skurka (Cornell University)H-Index: 2
#2Liana Winett (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 6
Last. Jeff Niederdeppe (Cornell University)H-Index: 33
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Moral foundations theory (MFT) has been a useful framework for understanding moral judgment and its relationship to political leaning. However, some have argued that MFT omits key domains of moral ...
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#1Liana WinettH-Index: 6
#2Alyssa B. WulfH-Index: 1
Last. Lawrence WallackH-Index: 21
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Evolving research in epigenetics and the developmental origins of health and disease offers tremendous promise in explaining how the social environment, place, and resources available to us have enduring effects on our health. Troubling from a communications perspective, however, is the tendency in framing the science to hold mothers almost uniquely culpable for their offspring’s later disease risk. The purpose of this article is to add to the conversation about avoiding this unintended outcome ...
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#1Liana Winett (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 6
#2Lawrence Wallack (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 11
Last. Lynne C. Messer (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 12
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Findings from the field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) suggest that some of the most pressing public health problems facing communities today may begin much earlier than previously understood. In particular, this body of work provides evidence that social, physical, chemical, environmental, and behavioral influences in early life play a significant role in establishing vulnerabilities for chronic disease later in life. Further, because this work points to the importance o...
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#1Liana Winett (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 6
#2Regina G. Lawrence (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 18
The 2001 anthrax attacks brought public health into the media spotlight in away unmatched since the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. This moment presented Americans with opportunities to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s public health infrastructure, as well as to better understand the political and policy backgrounds against which this infrastructure operates. The authors systematically examined how thoroughly this underlying political context was covered by two major U....
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#1Lawrence Wallack (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 11
#2Liana WinettH-Index: 6
Last. Amy LeeH-Index: 1
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The California Wellness Foundation's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) was a 70 million dollars, 10-year effort to reduce violence among California youth. The Policy and Public Education Program of the initiative advanced two broad policy goals: (1) limiting the availability of handguns to youth, (2) increasing the state's investment in youth resources. Roughly 110 communities passed more than 300 ordinances to limit gun availability or promote gun safety. In addition, California legislators ...
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#1Lawrence WallackH-Index: 21
#2Liana WinettH-Index: 6
Last. Linda NettekovenH-Index: 1
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yawava HE regulation of handguns is one of the most divisive social issues in American society. Firearms in general, ; Flu and handguns in particular, are emblematic of individual autonomy and freedom from government intrusion, while representative of one of the greatest threats to public health and safety. Indeed, a candidate's position on this issue has been credited with winning and losing elections at the local, state, and national levels. Compared to other developed nations, firearms-relate...
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#1Lawrence WallackH-Index: 11
#2Amy LeeH-Index: 1
Last. Liana WinettH-Index: 6
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#1Ralph Catalano (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 41
#2Liana Winett (PSU: Portland State University)H-Index: 6
Last. William A. Satariano (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 40
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Growing concern over failure to detect early stage breast cancer has led communities across the United States to participate in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month program. This program mobilizes local public and private institutions, particularly the media, to reach a large audience each October with information on salutary behaviors, including screening, and on resources that can assist newly motivated audiences to adopt the behaviors. Although the scholarly literature includes no assessments of...
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This article examines three approaches that incorporate mass media in their strategies to advance public health goals. The first approach reviewed is social marketing. This approach involves integration of marketing principles and social psychology in comprehensive efforts to market socially beneficial ideas behaviors or beliefs to targeted populations. Another approach comes from the field of public relations. Within this orientation the media are engaged to help cultivate professional and soci...
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