My Research

My research focuses on health, interpersonal, and lifespan communication, specifically within behavior change theory, health information sharing, and health campaign design. Below you will find  my research philosophy, my full CV, and some some select publications, including journal articles, books, and book chapters. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

 

Peer Reviewed Publications                                              

Intergenerational communication

2018, Amber K. Worthington, Jon F. Nussbaum, & Mark J. Bergstrom

in Oxford Bibliographies in Communication

Understanding information sharing about rare diseases: An evaluation of the NIH’s website on AATD

​2018, Xun Zhu, Roxanne L. Parrott, Rachel A. Smith, & Amber K. Worthington

in Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health

Responsibility in health and risk messaging

2017, Amber K. Worthington

in Health and Risk Message Design and Processing, Communication: Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Lifespan and developmental considerations in health and risk message design

2017, Jon F. Nussbaum & Amber K. Worthington

in Health and Risk Message Design and Processing, Communication: Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Video of an ICA Presentation of a Related Paper

Spirituality, illness unpredictability, and math anxiety effects on negative affect and affect-management coping for individuals diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

2017, Amber K. Worthington, Roxanne L. Parrott, & Rachel A. Smith

in Health Communication

Video of ICA Presentation of Paper

Communicating about genes, health, and risk

2015, Roxanne L. Parrott, Amber K. Worthington, Rachel A. Smith, & Amy E. Chadwick

in Communication: Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Organizational credibility: The role of issue involvement, value-relevant involvement, elaboration, author credibility, message quality, and message effectiveness in persuasive messages from organizations

2015, Amber K. Worthington, Jon F. Nussbaum, & Roxanne L. Parrott

in Communication Research Reports

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Books & Book Chapters                                              

Communication at the end of life

2015, Editors: Jon F. Nussbaum, Howie Giles, & Amber K. Worthington

New York, NY: Peter Lang

Obesity-related health information sharing and receiving between midlife adults and their adult children and aging parents

​in press, Amber K. Worthington & Jon F. Nussbaum

in D. O’Hair & M. J. O’Hair (Eds.), Handbook of applied communication research

Sport as family communication

2017, Jon F. Nussbaum & Amber K. Worthington

in A. Billings (Ed.), Defining Sport Communication

A broken hip at 91

2018, Elizabeth A. McPherson, Amber K. Worthington, & Jon F. Nussbaum

in A. du Pre & E. B. Ray (Eds.), Real-Life Scenarios: A Case Study Perspective on Health Communication

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