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The staff of the Center for Survey Research is committed to the dissemination of research results from the studies done at the center.  The following is a list of articles, book chapters and books published in the last seven years for which center staff members were authors or co-authors.

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Campbell, E. G., Kini, V., Ressalam, J., Mosley, B. S., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Lum, H. D., Kessler, E. R., & DeCamp, M. (2022). Physicians' attitudes and experiences with medical aid in dying in Colorado: a "hidden population" survey. J Gen Intern Med, 1-8.

Iezzoni, L. I., Rao, S. R., Ressalam, J., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Agaronnik, N. D., Lagu, T., Pendo, E., & Campbell, E. G. (2022). US physicians' knowledge about the Americans with Disabilities Act and accommodation of patients with disability. Health Aff (Millwood), 41(1), 96-104.

Iezzoni, L. I., Rao, S. R., Ressalam, J., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., & Campbell, E. G. (2022). Incidence of accommodations for patients with significant vision limitations in physicians' offices in the US. JAMA Ophthalmol, 140(1), 79-84.

Kini, V., Mosley, B., Ressalam, J., Bolcic‑Jankovic, D., Lum, H. D., Kessler, E. R., DeCamp, M., & Campbell, E. G. (2022). A novel methodology to identify and survey physicians participating in medical aid‑in‑dying. Sci Rep, 12:6056.



Brenner, P. S. (2021). Effects of nonresponse and coverage problems on survey estimates of physical activity, Sociological Spectrum, 41(4), 338-351. DOI: 10.1080/02732173.2021.1926379

Brenner, P. S. (2021). Effects of nonresponse, measurement, and coverage bias in survey estimates of voting, Social Science Quarterly, ssqu.12935.

Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Campbell, E. G., LeBlanc, J. L., Nayak, M. M., & Braun, I. M. (2021). Using “don’t know” responses in a survey of oncologists regarding medicinal cannabis. Survey Practice, 14(1).

Brodney, S., Valentine, K. D., Sepucha, K. R., Fowler, F. J., & Barry, M. J. (2021). Patient preference distribution for use of statin therapy. JAMA Network Open, 4(3), e210661. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0661

Fowler, F. J., Barry, M. J., Sepucha, K. R., & Moulton, B. W. (2021). Let’s require patients to review a high-quality decision aid before receiving important tests and treatments. Medical Care, 59(1), 1-5.

Fowler, F. J., Brenner P. S., Hargraves, J. L., & Cleary, P. J. (2021). Comparing web and mail protocols for administering hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems surveys. Med Care, 59(10), 907–912.

Iezzoni, L. I., Rao, S. R., Ressalam, J., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Agaronnik, N. D., Donelan, K., Lagu, T., & Campbell, E. G. (2021). Physicians' perceptions of people with disability and their health care. Health Aff (Millwood), 40(2), 297-306.

Iezzoni, L. I., Rao, S. R., Ressalam, J., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Donelan, K., Agaronnik, N., Lagu, T., & Campbell, E. G. (2021). Use of accessible weight scales and examination tables/chairs for patients with significant mobility limitations by physicians nationwide. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, S1553-7250(21)00159-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.06.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34364797.

Sannes, T. S., Nayak, M. M., Tung, S., Chai, P. R., Yusufov, M., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Pirl, W. F., & Braun, I. M. (2021). United States oncologists' clinical preferences regarding modes of medicinal cannabis use. Cancer Commun (Lond), 41(6), 528-531. doi: 10.1002/cac2.12160. Epub 2021 May 6. PMID: 33955716; PMCID: PMC8211351.

Savageau, J. A., Sullivan, K., Hargraves, J. L., & Silk, H. (2021). Oral health curriculum evaluation tool (OHCET) for primary care training programs. Journal of Dental Education.

Valentine, K. D., Vo, H., Fowler, F. J., Brodney, S., Barry, M. J., &  Sepucha, K. R. (2021). Development and evaluation of the shared decision- making process scale: A short patient-reported measure. Medical Decision Making, 41(2), 108-119.



Azizoddin, D. R., Enzinger,  A. C., Wright, A. A., Yusufov, M., Tulsky, J. A., Campbell, E. G., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Nayak, M. M., & Braun, I. M. (2020). Oncologists' perspectives on medical marijuana use by older adults. J Geriatr Oncol, 11(6), 1034-1037. Epub 2020 Jan 9.

Brenner, P. S., Cosenza, C., & Fowler, F. J. (2020). Which subject lines and messages improve response to E-mail invitations to web surveys? Field Methods, 32(4), 365-382.

Brodney, S., Fowler, F. J., Stringfellow, V., Valentine, K. D., & Barry, M. J. (2020). National survey of decision-making for antidepressants and educational level. J Am Board Fam Med, 33(1), 80-90. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2020.01.190120

Brodney, S., Sepucha, K., Fowler, F. J., Valentine, K. D., & Barry, M. J. (2020). Validation of the trust in the surgical decision scale. Annals of Surgery. DOI: 10.1097/sla.0000000000004352 PMID: 33201091

Brodney, S., Valentine K. D., Fowler, F. J., & Barry, M. J. (2020). Validation of the 3-item What Engagement Looks Like (WELL) scale in patients with diabetes. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 4(1), 1-7.

Fowler, F. J., Brenner, P., Roman, A. M., & Hargraves, J. L. (2020). The effects of nonresponse and sampling omissions on estimates on various topics in federal surveys: Telephone and IVR surveys of address-based samples. Journal of Official Statistics, 36(3), 631-45.



Creighton, M., Brenner, P. S., Schmidt, P., & Zavala-Rojas, D. (2019). Application of the list experiment at the population level: The case of opposition to immigration in the Netherlands. In P. J. Lavarakas, M. W. Traugott, C. Kennedy, A. L. Holbrook, E. de Leeuw, and B. T. West (Eds.), Experimental methods in survey research: Techniques that combine random sampling with random assignment (pp. 181-194). New York, NY: Wiley.

Beatty, P., Cosenza, C. A., & Fowler Jr., F. J. (2019). Experiments on the design and evaluation of complex survey questions. In P. J Lavrakas, A. Holbrook, C. Kennedy, M. W. Traugott, & B. T. West (Eds.). Experimental methods in survey research: Techniques that combine random sampling with random assignment (pp. 113-129). New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Braun, I. M., Blonquist, T. M., Campbell, E. G., Nayak, M. M., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Wright, A. A. (2019). Medical oncologists' views on the utility of medical marijuana across the cancer trajectory. J Pain Symptom Manage, 57(6), e1-e4. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Brenner, P. S. (2019).  Authenticity and the religious identity. In J. E. Stets & R. T. Serpe (Eds.) Identities in everyday life (pp. 75-92). New York, NY:  Oxford University Press.

Brenner, P. S. (2019). Can phishing tank survey response rates?  Evidence from a natural experiment. Field Methods, 31(4), 295-308.

Brenner, P. S. (2019). Does survey nonresponse bias estimates of religious service attendance?  Evidence from an address-based sample from the Boston area. Sociology of Religion, 80(2), 247-262.

Brenner, P. S. (2019). Sexuality, political polarization, and survey reports of religious non-affiliation. Politics and Religion, 12(1), 153-170.

Brodney, S., Fowler Jr., F. J., Barry, M. J., Chang, Y., & Sepucha, K. (2019). Comparison of three measures of shared decision making: SDM Process_4, CollaboRATE, and SURE Scales. Medical Decision Making, 1-8. D01: 10.1177/0272989X19855951.

Fowler Jr., F. J., Brenner, P. S., Buskirk, T. D., & Roman, A. M. (2019). Telephone health survey estimates: Effects of nonresponse and sample limitations. Health Services Research, 54(3), 700-706. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13110.

Fowler Jr., F. J., Cosenza, C. A., Cripps, L. A., Edgman‐Levitan, S., & Cleary, P. D. (2019). The effect of administration mode on CAHPS survey response rates and results: A comparison of mail and web‐based approaches. Health Services Research, 54(3), 714-721. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13109.

Hargraves, J. L., Cosenza, C. A., Elliott, M. N., & Cleary, P. D. (2019). The effect of different sampling and recall periods in the CAHPS Clinician & Group (CG‐CAHPS) survey. Health Services Research, 54(5), 1036-1044.



Braun, I. M., Wright, A., Peteet, J., Meyer, F. L., Yuppa, D. P., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., LeBlanc, J., Chang, Y., Yu, L., Nayak, M. M., Tulsky, J. A., Suzuki, J., Nabati, L., & Campbell, E. G. (2018). Medical oncologists’ beliefs, practices, and knowledge regarding marijuana used therapeutically: A nationally representative survey study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36(19), 1957-1962. 

Brenner, P. S., & Bulgar-Medina, J. (2018).  Testing mark-all-that-apply measures of sexual orientation and gender identity. Field Methods, 30(4), 357-370.

Brenner, P. S., Serpe, R. T., & Stryker, S. (2018). Role-specific self-efficacy as precedent and product of the identity model. Sociological Perspectives, 61(1), 57-80. doi: 10.1177/0731121417697306



Brenner, P. S. (2017). Differential effects of time constraints on athletic behavior and survey reports of athletic behavior.  Sociological Spectrum37, 97-110.

Brenner, P. S. (2017). How religious identity shapes survey responses. In R. Rinke & C. D. Bader (Eds.), Faithful Measures: New Methods in the Measurement of Religion (pp. 21-27). New York:  NYU Press.  

Brenner, P. S. (2017). Narratives of error from cognitive interviews of survey questions about normative behavior.  Sociological Methods & Research, 46(3), 540-564.

Brenner, P. S. (2017). Toward a social psychology of survey methodology:  An application of the approach and directions for the future. Sociology Compass, 11(7), 1-13.  

Fowler Jr., F. J. (2017). Review: Web survey methodology. Pub Opin Quart, 81(1) 199-201.

Granberry, P. J., Torres, M. I.,  Brenner, P. S., Smollin, L., Saavedra, J., Person, S., Allison, J., & Rosal, M. (2017). Cinco minutos solamente: Using interviewers’ social capital to increase community survey response rates. Journal of Applied Social Science, 11(2), 159-171.

Stets, J. E., Brenner, P. S., Burke, P. J.,  & Serpe, R. T. (2017). The science identity and entering a science occupation. Social Science Research, 64, 1-14.



Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Lu, F., Colten, M. E., & McCarthy, E. P. (2016). Using cognitive testing to develop items for surveying Asian-American cancer patients and their caregivers as a pathway to culturally competent care. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics, 11(1), 57-66. 

Brenner, P. S., & DeLamater, J. (2016). Lies, damned lies, and survey self-reports?  Identity as a cause of measurement bias. Social Psychology Quarterly79(4), 333-354.  

Brenner, P. S., & DeLamater, J. (2016). Measurement directiveness as a cause of response bias: Evidence from two survey experiments.  Sociological Methods & Research, 45, 348-371.

Brenner, P. S. (2016).  Cross-national trends in religious behavior.  Public Opinion Quarterly, 80, 563-583.

Brenner, P. S. (2016).  Time as a situational constraint on identity enactment. In J. E. Stets & R. T. Serpe (Eds.), New Directions in Identity Theory and Research (pp. 279-307). New York:  Oxford University Press.

Brodney, S., Fowler Jr., F. J., Wexler, R. M., & Bowen, M. (2016). Shared decision making in clinical practice: examples of successful implementation. Eur. J. for Person Centered Healthcare, 4(4), 656-659.

Fowler Jr., F. J., Lloyd, S. J., Cosenza, C. A., & Wilson, I. B. (2016). Coding cognitive interviews: An approach to enhancing the value of cognitive testing for survey question evaluation. Field Methods28(1), 3-20. Published online 22 September 2014 DOI: 10.1177/1525822X1454992.

Fowler Jr., F. J., Roman, A. M., Mahmood, R. S., & Cosenza, C. A. (2016). Reducing nonresponse and nonresponse error in a telephone survey: An informative case study. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 4(2), 246-262. doi: 10.1093/jssam/smw004.

Freeman, B.D., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Kennedy, C. R., LeBlanc, J. L., Eastman, A., Barillas, J., Wittgen, C. M., Indsey, K., Mahmood, R. S., & Clarridge, B. R. (2016). Perspectives of decisional surrogates and patients regarding critical illness genetic research. AJOB Empir Bioeth, 7(1), 39-47. Epub 2015 May 1.

Nyman, A. L., & Biener, L. (2016). The new product watch: Successes and challenges of crowdsourcing as a method of surveillance. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 22(1), 65-67.

Wilson, I. B., Lee, Y., Michaud, J., Fowler Jr., F. J., & Rogers, W. H. (2016). Validation of a new three-item self-report measure for medication adherence. AIDS Behavior, 20(11), 2700-2708. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27098408. DOI 10.1007/s10461-016-1406-x



Barry, M. J., Wexler, R. M., Brackett, C. D., & Fowler Jr., F. J. (2015). Responses to a decision aid on prostate cancer screening in primary care practices. Am J Prev Med., 49(4), 520-525.

Biener, L., & Hargraves, J. L. (2015) A longitudinal study of electronic cigarette use in a population-based sample of adult smokers: Association with smoking cessation and motivation to quit. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17(2), 127-33

Biener, L., Song, E., Sutfin, E., Spangler, J., & Wolfson, M. (2015). Electronic cigarette trial and use among young adults:  Reasons for trial and cessation of vaping. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(12), 16019-16026. doi:10.3390/ijerph121215039

Brenner, P. S., Leblanc, J. L., Roman, A. M., & Kwate, N. O. A. (2015). Safety and solidarity after the Boston Marathon bombing: A comparison of three diverse Boston neighborhoods. Sociological Forum, 40-61.

Clarridge, B. R., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., LeBlanc, J. L., Mahmood, R. S., Kennedy, C. R., & Freeman, B. D. (2015). Does difficulty functioning in the surrogate role equate to vulnerability in critical illness research? Use of path analysis to examine the relationship between difficulty providing substituted judgment and receptivity to critical illness research participation. J Crit Care, 30(6), 1310-1316. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.07.016. Epub 2015 Jul 26.PMID: 26304514.

Gogineni, G., Shuman, K., Chinn, D., Weber, A., Cosenza, C. A., Colten, M. E., & Emanuel, E.J. (2015).  Making cuts to Medicare: the views of patients, physicians, and the public.  J Clin Oncol, 33(8), 846-53. Epub 2015 Jan 26.

Haoek, L., Kiang, P., Kim, M., Semino-Asaro, S., Colten, M. E., Tang, S. S., Chea, P., Peou, S., & Grigg-Saito, D.C.  (2015). Using qualitative methods to develop a contextually tailored instrument:  Lessons learned.  Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2(3), 192-202.

Toomey, S. L., Zaslavsky, A. M., Elliott, M. N., Gallagher, P. M., Fowler Jr., F. J., Klein, D. J., Shulman, S., Ratner, J., McGovern, C., LeBlanc, J. L., & Schuster, M. A. (2015) The development of a pediatric inpatient experience of care measure: Child HCAHPS®. Pediatrics, 136(2), 360-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0966. Epub 2015 Jul 20.

Weissman, J. S., Westrich, K., Hargraves, J. L., Pearson, S. D., Dubois, R., Emond, S., & Olufajo, O. A. (2015). Translating comparative effectiveness research into Medicaid payment policy: views from medical and pharmacy directors. J Comp Eff Res., 4(2), 79-88. PubMed PMID: 25825839.

Wexler, R. M., Gerstein, B. S., Brackett, C., & Fowler Jr.,​ F. J. (2015) Patient responses to decision aids in the United States. Int J Pers Cent Med, 5(3), 105-111.



Berkson, S. Y., Tor, S., Mollica, R., Lavelle, J., & Cosenza, C. A. (2014). An innovative model of culturally tailored health promotion groups for Cambodian survivors of torture. Torture, 24(1), 1-16. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

Biener, L., Nyman, A. L., Stepanov, I., & Hatsukami, D. (2014).  Public education about the relative harm of tobacco products: an intervention for tobacco control professionals. Tobacco Control, 23(5), 385-388.

Biener, L., Roman, A. M., McInerney, S. A., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Hatsukami, D.K., Loukas, & Romito, L. (2014). Snus use and rejection in the United States.  Tobacco Control, 25(4), 386-92. Published Online First. Tob Control doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051342.

Bolcic-Jankovic, D., & Biener, L. (2014). Public opinion about FDA regulation of menthol and nicotine. Tobacco Control, 24(e4)doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051392. [Epub ahead of print]

Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Clarridge, B. R., LeBlanc, J. L., Mahmood, R. S, Roman, A. M., & Freeman, B. D. (2014). Exploring determinants of surrogate decision-maker confidence: An example from the ICU. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics, 9(4), 76-85. doi:10.1177/1556264614545036. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

Brenner, P. S. (2014). Testing the veracity of self-reported religious behavior in the Muslim world. Social Forces, 92(3), 1009-1037.

Brenner, P. S., & DeLamater, J. D. (2014). Social desirability bias in self-reports of physical activity: Is an exercise identity the culprit? Social Indicators Research, 117(2), 489-504.

Brenner, P. S., Serpe, R. T., & Stryker, S. (2014). The causal ordering of prominence and salience in identity theory: An empirical examination. Social Psychology Quarterly, 77(3), 231-252.

Clark, M. A., Roman, A. M., Rogers, M. L., Tyler, D. A., & Mor, V. (2014). Surveying multiple members of a healthcare team: An example from the nursing home industry. Evaluation and Health Professions, 37, 287-313.

Fowler Jr., F. J. (2014). Review: The problem with survey research. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 43(5), 660-2. DOI: 10.1177/0094306114545742f.

Fowler Jr., F.J., Lloyd, S. J., Cosenza, C. A., & Wilson, I. B. (2014). Coding cognitive interviews: An approach to enhancing the value of cognitive testing for survey question evaluation. Field Method, 28(1). Published online 22 September 2014 DOI: 10.1177/1525822X14549921.

Freeman, B. D., Butler, K., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Clarridge, B. R., Kennedy, C. R., LeBlanc, J. L., &  Hull, S. C. (2014). Surrogate receptivity to participation in critical illness genetic research: Aligning research oversight and stakeholder concerns. Chest, 147(4). doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0797. [Epub ahead of print].

Sepucha, K. R., Feibelmann, S., Cosenza, C. A., Levin, C. A., & Pignone, M. (2014). Development and evaluation of a new survey instrument to measure the quality of colorectal cancer screening decisions.  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14(1), 72. DOI:10.1186/1472-6947-14-72 · 1.50 Impact Factor

Stepanov, I., Biener, L., Yershova, K., Nyman, A. L., Bliss, R., Parascandola, M. & Hatsukami, D. K. (2014). Monitoring tobacco-specific n-nitrosamines and nicotine in novel smokeless tobacco products: Findings from round 2 of the new product watch. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(8), 1070-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Wee, C. C., Huskey, K. W., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Colten, M. E., Davis, R. B., & Hamel, M. (2014). Sex, race, and consideration of bariatric surgery among primary care patients with moderate to severe obesity. J Gen Intern Med., 29(1), 68-75. doi:10.1007/s11606-013-2603-1. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

Wee, C. C., Mukamal, K. J., Huskey, K. W., Davis, R. B., Colten, M. E., Bolcic-Jankovic, D., Apovian, C. M., Jones, D. B., & Blackburn, G. L. (2014). High-risk alcohol use after weight loss surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis., 10(3), 508-13. pii: S1550-7289(14)00006-9. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2013.12.014. [Epub ahead of print]

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