26 March 2014

Suggs’ publications


I.A.1       Books, Chapters and Case studies in books

  1. Suggs, L.S., Rangelov, N., Schmeil, A., Occa, A., Bardus, B., Radchuk, O. & Dianat, S. (2015). E-Health Services. In: The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society. Wiley Blackwell.
  2. Suggs LS, Rangelov N, Rangel Garcia M, Aguirre Sánchez L. (2013). FAN – Famiglia, Attività fisica, Nutrizione: Ticino Switzerland’s campaign for healthy weight. In: Hastings G, Domegan C, (eds.) Social marketing, from tunes to symphonies. Routledge, UK
  3. Suggs, L.S. & Ratzan, S.C. (2012). Global e-health communication. In: The Handbook of Global Health Communication. First Edition. Waisbord, S. and Obregon, R. (Eds). Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-4443-3862-1

I.A.2       Peer Reviewed

  1. Coman, E. N., Lin, C. A., Suggs, S. L., Iordache, E., McArdle, J. J., & Barbour, R. (2014). Altering dynamic pathways to reduce substance use among youth: Changes achieved by dynamic coupling. Addiction Research & Theory. doi: doi:10.3109/16066359.2014.892932
  2. Coman, E., Iordache, E., Dierker, L., Fifield, J., Schensul, J. J., Suggs, S., Barbour, R. (2014). Statistical Power of Alternative Structural Models for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Advantages of Modeling Unreliability. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods.
  3. de Viron, S., Suggs. L.S., Brand, A., & Van Oyen, H. (2013). Communicating genetics and smoking through social media: Are we there yet? JMIR. doi:10.2196/jmir.2653
  4. Malik, S., Blake, H., & Suggs, L.S. (2013). A systematic review of workplace health promotion interventions for increasing physical activity. British Journal of Health Psychology.
  5. Suggs, L.S., Bardus, M. Blake, H. & Lloyd (2013). Effects of text-messaging in addition to emails on uptake of physical activity among university and college employees at UK worksites. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 18(1 suppl). p. 56-64.
  6. Luca, N.R. & Suggs, L.S., (2013). Theory and Model Use in Social Marketing Health Interventions. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. 13(1). p. 20-40. DOI:10.1080/10810730.2012.688243. PMID: 22934539
  7. Domegan, C., Suggs, L.S., & Moreira, P. (2012). Social Marketing in Europe: Exploring new approaches to health and behaviour change. International Journal of Healthcare Management. 5(4), pp. 231-232(2). DOI: 10.1179/2047970012Z.00000000035
  8. Wettstein, D., Suggs, L.S., & Lellig, C. (2012). Social Marketing and alcohol misuse prevention in German speaking countries. Journal of Social Marketing. 2(3). p.187 – 206
  9. Déglise, C., Suggs, L.S., & Odermatt, P. (2012). SMS for Disease Control: A Systematic Review of Applications in Developing Countries. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 18(5). p. 273-281
  10. Déglise, C., Suggs, L.S., & Odermatt, P. (2012). SMS for Disease Prevention in Developing Countries. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 14(1):e3) doi:10.2196/jmir.1823
  11. McHugh, J., & Suggs, L.S. (2012). Online Tailored Weight Management in the Worksite: Do They Make a Difference in Biennial HRA Data? Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. 17(3) p. 278-293
  12. Suggs, L.S., & Rots, G. Jacques, J., Vong, H., Mui, J., Reardon, B. & Team IA2SD, (2011). I’m Allergic to Stupid Decisions: An m-health campaign to reduce youth alcohol consumption. Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing. 5: 111-135. Available from: www.casesjournal.org/volume5.
  13. Suggs, L.S. & McIntyre, C. (2011). European Union Public Opinion on Policy Measures to Address Childhood Overweight and Obesity. Journal of Public Health Policy, 32(1). doi: 10.1057/jphp.2010.44
  14. Cowdery, J., Kindred, J., Michalakis, A., & Suggs, L.S. (2011). Promoting health in a virtual world: Impressions of health communication messages delivered in Second life. First Monday. 16(9).
  15. Luca, N.R. & Suggs, L.S. (2010). Strategies for the Social Marketing Mix: A Systematic Review. Social Marketing Quarterly, 16(4), p. 122-149.
  16. Suggs, L.S., Cowdery, J.E., & Noll, D. (2010). Health information seeking behavior of young educated Hispanic women. American Journal of Health Studies, 25(4), p. 186-195.
  17. Suggs, L.S., McIntyre, C. & Cowdery, J. (2010). Overweight and Obese Sedentary Adults’ Physical Activity Beliefs and Preferences. American Journal of Health Studies. 25(2), p. 67-77.
  18. Daly, B. & Suggs, L.S. (2010). Teachers’ experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: implications for empathy development. Journal of Moral Education.39(1), p. 101-112.
  19. Suggs, L.S., Raina, P., Gafni, A., Grant, S., Skilton, K., Fan, A. & Szala-Meneok, K. (2009). Family Physician Attitudes about Prescribing using a Drug Formulary. BMC Family Practice. 10:69. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-69
  20. Suggs, L.S. & McIntyre, C. (2009). Are we there yet? An examination of online tailored health communication. Health Education & Behavior. 36(2), p.278-288.
  21. Cowdery, J., Suggs, L.S., & Parker, S. (2007). Application of a Web-Based Tailored Health Risk Assessment in a Worksite Population. Health Promotion Practice. 8(1). p. 88-95.
  22. Suggs, L.S. (2006). A 10-Year Retrospective of Research in New Technologies for Health Communication. Journal of Health Communication. 11(1). p. 61-74.
  23. Suggs, L.S., Cowdery, J., & Carroll, J.B. (2006). Tailored Program Evaluation: Past, Present, Future. Evaluation and Program Planning. 29. p. 426-432.
  24. Suggs, L.S., Cissell, W.B., McIntyre, C., & Ward, M. (2002). Adoption of Communication Technologies in a Texas Health Setting. Educational Technology and Society. 5(2). 69-74.  
  25. Suggs, L.S. (2000). 1-2-3 SmokeFree Program at Quitcigs.com. Health Education and Behavior. 27(6). 682-3.
  26. Oomen, J., Owens, L., and Suggs, L.S. (1999). Culture Counts: Why Current Treatment Models Fail Hispanic Women With Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Educator. 25(2). 220-225.
  27. Goldstein, R.B., Johannes, C.B., Woods, J., Crawford, S.L., McIntyre, C., Suggs, L.S., McWilliams, E.M., Rightmeyer, J., & Osganian, V. (1999). Use of wireless handheld computers in clinical research. Controlled Clinical Trials: Design, Methods, and Analysis. 20(2S). 44S.


I.A.3       Non Peer Reviewed

  1. Suggs, L.S., (2011). What role do social media play in advancing health literacy? White Paper. European Health Forum Gastein 2010.
  2. Eysenbauch, G., MacMiliian, H., McIntyre, C., McKibbon, A., O’Brien, MA., Santaguida P.L, and Suggs, L.S. (2004). A Synthesis of Literature to Identify Best Practices: e-Health and Mental Health Services. Prepared for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care & Ontario Mental Health Foundation.
  3. Suggs, L.S. (2003). Analysis & Perspective: The Case for Tailored Behavior Change Programs, HealthPlan and Provider Report. 9(50). 1336-1339.

I.A.4       Peer reviewed conference proceedings:

  1. Schmeil, A. & Suggs, L.S. (2014). “How am I doing?” Personifying Health Behavior through Animated Characters.” HCI International 2014 conference (Greece) session “Experience Design for Behavior Change”. Crete, Greece. 22-27 June, 2014.
  2. Schmeil, A. & Suggs, L.S. (2014). “An Empirical Comparison of Variations of a Virtual Representation of an Individual’s Health”. Persuasive 2014: The 9th International Conference on Persuasive Technology. Padova Italy, 21-23 May 2014.


I.A.5       In Review


  1. Occa, A. & Suggs, L.S. Effectiveness of video and infographics for improving breast cancer awareness and preventive behaviors.
  2. Fast, I., Sørensen, K. Brand, H., & Suggs, L.S. Social Media for Public Health: A Policy Analysis.
  3. Rangelov, N. and Suggs, L.S. Using Technologies and Strategic Social Marketing to Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity Behaviors of Parents and Children in Switzerland: The Case of FAN.
  4. Bardus, M., Blake, H., Lloyd, S. & Suggs, L.S. Reasons for participating in a workplace physical activity intervention: A qualitative analysis.