Mira L Katz PhD, MPH

Mira L Katz PhD, MPH
Assoc ProfessorCollege of Public Healthkatz.114@osu.edu
Suite 525 Gateway Building C 1590 N High Street Columbus Ohio 43201
Phone:614-293-6603Fax: 614-293-5611
  • Cancer Control

General Research Interest

Communication issues associated with cancer prevention and control

Research Description

Dr. Katz’s research focuses on communication issues associated with cancer prevention and control, with a concentration on improving the health of minority and underserved populations by informing and influencing decision making to improve an individual’s health.  Her current research projects focus on improving colon cancer screening rates and developing HPV vaccine educational interventions

Current Publications

  • Smith JSProvider-Verified HPV Vaccine Coverage among a National Sample of Hispanic Adolescent Females.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 4/8/2014
  • Katz MLCapsule Commentary on Price-Haywood et al., Comparative Effectiveness of Audit-Feedback Versus Additional Physician Communication Training to Improve Cancer Screening for Patients with Limited Health Literacy.J Gen Intern Med 3/25/2014
  • Paskett EAdherence to Multiple Cancer Screening Tests among Appalachian Women.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23 564 3/1/2014
  • Oldach BR, Katz MLHealth literacy and cancer screening: A systematic review.Patient Educ Couns 94 149-57 2/1/2014
  • Meropol NJAttitudinal barriers to participation in oncology clinical trials: factor analysis and correlates of barriers.Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 1/28/2014
  • Paskett EDDevelopment and Initial Feedback About a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Comic Book for Adolescents.J Cancer Educ 1/15/2014
  • Paskett EDBarriers reported among patients with breast and cervical abnormalities in the patient navigation research program: impact on timely care.Womens Health Issues 24 e155-62 1/1/2014
  • Reiter PL, Oldach BR, Randle KE, Katz MLAcceptability of HPV Vaccine for Males and Preferences for Future Education Programs Among Appalachian Residents.Am J Mens Health in press 10/1/2013
  • Krieger JL, Katz ML, Eisenberg D, Heaner S, Sarge M, Jain PMedia coverage of cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine: implications for geographic health inequities.Health Expect 16(3) e1-12 9/1/2013
  • Francis SA, Katz MLThe HPV vaccine: a comparison of focus groups conducted in South Africa and Ohio Appalachia.Matern Child Health J 17(7) 1222-9 9/1/2013
  • Jiang ZQ, Varadhachary G, Wang X, Kopetz S, Lee JE, Wang H, Shroff R, Katz M, Wolff RA, Fleming J, Overman MJA retrospective study of ampullary adenocarcinomas: overall survival and responsiveness to fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy.Ann Oncol 24(9) 2349-53 9/1/2013
  • Reiter PL, Katz ML, Ruffin MT, Hade EM, Degraffenreid CR, Patel DA, Paskett ED, Unger ERHPV prevalence among women from Appalachia: results from the CARE project.PLoS One 8(8) e74276 8/30/2013
  • Paskett ED, Llanos AA, Young GS, Pennell ML, Lee CJ, Katz MLCorrelates of colorectal cancer screening among residents of Ohio Appalachia.J Community Health 38(4) 609-18 8/1/2013
  • Katz ML, Ferketich AK, Paskett ED, Bloomfield CDHealth literacy among the Amish: measuring a complex concept among a unique population.J Community Health 38(4) 753-8 8/1/2013
  • Reiter PL, Katz ML, Oliveri JM, Young GS, Llanos AA, Paskett EDValidation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behaviors among Appalachian residents.Public Health Nurs 30(4) 312-22 7/1/2013
  • Reiter PL, Katz ML, Paskett EDCorrelates of HPV vaccination among adolescent females from Appalachia and reasons why their parents do not intend to vaccinate.Vaccine 31(31) 3121-5 6/28/2013
  • Murray DM, Katz ML, Post DM, Pennell ML, Young GS, Tatum CM, Paskett EDEnhancing cancer screening in primary care: rationale, design, analysis plan, and recruitment results.Contemp Clin Trials 34(2) 356-63 3/1/2013
  • Reiter PL, Katz ML, Ruffin MT, Hade EM, Degraffenreid CR, Patel DA, Paskett ED, Unger ERCorrection: HPV Prevalence among Women from Appalachia: Results from the CARE Project.PLoS One 8 1/1/2013
  • Paskett EDImproving Symptom Communication Through Personal Digital Assistants: The CHAT (Communicating Health Assisted by Technology) Project.J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2013(47) 153-61 1/1/2013
  • Oldach BR, Katz MLOhio Appalachia public health department personnel: human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine availability, and acceptance and concerns among parents of male and female adolescents.J Community Health 37(6) 1157-63 12/1/2012
  • Reiter PL, Broder-Oldach B, Wewers M, Klein EG, Paskett ED, Katz MLAppalachian residents' perspectives on new U.S. cigarette warning labels.J Community Health 37(6) 1269-78 12/1/2012
  • Reiter PL, Katz ML, Paskett EDHPV vaccination among adolescent females from Appalachia: implications for cervical cancer disparities.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21(12) 2220-30 12/1/2012
  • Katz ML, Archer LE, Peppercorn JM, Kereakoglow S, Collyar DE, Burstein HJ, Schilsky RL, Partridge AHPatient advocates' role in clinical trials: perspectives from Cancer and Leukemia Group B investigators and advocates.Cancer 118(19) 4801-5 10/1/2012
  • Paskett ED, Katz ML, Post DM, Pennell ML, Young GS, Seiber EE, Harrop JP, Degraffinreid CR, Tatum CM, Dean JA, Murray DMThe Ohio Patient Navigation Research Program: does the American Cancer Society patient navigation model improve time to resolution in patients with abnormal screening tests?Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21(10) 1620-8 10/1/2012
  • Katz ML, Broder-Oldach B, Fisher JL, King J, Eubanks K, Fleming K, Paskett EDPatient-provider discussions about colorectal cancer screening: who initiates elements of informed decision making?J Gen Intern Med 27(9) 1135-41 9/1/2012
  • Ruffin MT 4th, Hade EM, Gorsline MR, Degraffinreid CR, Katz ML, Kobrin SC, Paskett EDHuman papillomavirus vaccine knowledge and hypothetical acceptance among women in Appalachia Ohio.Vaccine 30(36) 5349-57 8/3/2012
  • Katz ML, Pennell ML, Dignan MB, Paskett EDAssessment of cancer education seminars for Appalachian populations.J Cancer Educ 27(2) 287-93 6/1/2012

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