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Complete lists of Dr. Taber's publications are also available on Google Scholar and ResearchGate


Thompson, C.A., Mielicki, M.K., Rivera, F., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Scheibe, D.A., Sidney, P.G., Taber, J.M., & Waters, E.A. (accepted for publication). Leveraging Math Cognition to Combat Health Innumeracy. Perspectives in Psychological Science.


Simonovic, N. & Taber, J.M. (2021). Psychological Impact of Ambiguous Health Messages about COVID-19. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-13.


Thompson, C.A., Taber, J.M., Sidney, P.G., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Mielicki, M.K., Matthews, P.G., Schemmel, E. A., Simonovic, N., Foust, J.L., Aurora, P., Disabato, D.J., Seah, T.H.S., Schiller, L. & Coifman, K.G. (2021). Math matters: A novel, brief educational intervention decreases whole number bias when reasoning about COVID-19. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 27(4), 632. Special Issue on Risk Perception, Communication, and Decision Making in the Time of COVID.


Simonovic, N. & Taber, J.M. (2021). Effects of construal level on responses to ambiguous health information about alcohol consumption. Health Communication. Advance online publication, July 2, 2021. https://doi.org10.1080/10410236.2021.1945197


Coifman, K.G., Disabato, D.J., Aurora, P., Seah, T.H.S., Simonovic, N., Foust, J.L., Sidney, P.G., Thompson, C.A., & Taber, J.M.. (2021). What drives preventive health behavior during a global pandemic? Emotion and worry. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55(8), 791-804.


Peterson, E.B., Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P. (2021). Information avoidance, self-affirmation, and intentions to receive genomic sequencing results among members of an African descent cohort. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Advance online publication, June 5, 2021.


Huelsnitz, C.O., Turbitt, E., Taber, J.M., Lewis, K.L., Biesecker, L.G., Biesecker, B.B., & Klein, W.M.P. (2021). Dyadic concordance and associations of beliefs with intentions to learn carrier results from genomic sequencing. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Advance online publication, May 13, 2021


Thompson, C.A., Taber, J.M., Fitzsimmons, C.J., Sidney, P.G. (2021). Math Predictors of Numeric Health and Non-Health Decision-Making Problems. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 7(2), 221-229.


Seaman, E.L., Robinson, C.D., Crane, D., Taber, J.M., Ferrer, R.A., Harris, P.R., & Klein, W.M.P. (2021). Spontaneous but not Induced Self-Affirmation is Associated with Smoking Cessation in a Mobile App Intervention. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(3):e18433.

Taber, J. M., Stacey, C. L., & Sheehan, D. K. (2021). Understanding hospice patients’ beliefs about their life expectancy: A qualitative interview study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, 38 (3), 238-245.

Waters, E. A., Foust, J. L., Scherer, L. D., McQueen, A., & Taber, J. M. (2021). Adherence of internet-based cancer risk assessment tools to best practices in risk communication: Content analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(1), e23318.


Waters, E. A., Taber, J. M., McQueen, A., Housten, A. J., Studts, J. L., & Scherer, L. D. (2020). Translating cancer risk prediction models into personalized cancer risk assessment tools: Stumbling blocks and strategies for success. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers, 29(12), 2389-2394.

Ferrer, R. A., Taber, J. M., Sheeran, P., Bryan, A. D., Cameron, L. D., Peters, E., Lerner, J. S., Grenen, E., & Klein, W. M. P. (2020). The role of incidental affective states in appetitive risk behavior: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 39(12), 1109–1124.

Choi, S. S., Taber, J. M., Thompson, C. A., & Sidney, P. G. (2020). Math anxiety, but not induced stress, is associated with objective numeracy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied26(4), 604–619.

Thai, C. L., Rice, E. L., Taber, J. M., Kaufman, A. R., & Klein, W. M. (2020). Implicit theories of smoking and association with interest in quitting among current smokers. Journal of behavioral medicine, 43(4), 544-552.

Simonovic, N., Taber, J. M., Klein, W. M., & Ferrer, R. A. (2020). Evidence that perceptions of and tolerance for medical ambiguity are distinct constructs: An analysis of nationally representative US data. Health Expectations, 23(3), 603-613. https://10.1111/hex.13037

Taber, J. M., Aspinwall, L. G., Drummond, D. M., Stump, T. K., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., ... & Leachman, S. A. (2020). Priority of risk (but not perceived magnitude of risk) predicts improved sun-protection behavior following genetic counseling for familial melanoma. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Taber, J. M., Cribbet, M. R., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Mays, D., Smith, M. B., Rana, B., & Paljarvi, T. (2020). Associations among sleep and cancer risk behaviors: A scoping review of experimental studies in healthy adult populations. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-15.

Stump, T.K., Aspinwall, L.G., Drummond, D., Taber, J.M., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., Cassidy, P.B., Petrie, T., Liley, B., & Leachman, S.A. (2020). CDKN2A testing and genetic counseling promote reductions in objectively-measured sun exposure one year later. Genetics in Medicine, 22(1), 26-34.



Sidney, P.G., Thompson, C.A., Fitzsimmons, C.*, Taber, J.M. (2019). Children’s and Adults’ Math Attitudes Are Differentiated by Number Type. The Journal of Experimental Education. Advance Online Publication, September 12, 2019.


Taber, J.M., Ellis, E., Ferrer, R.A., Reblin, M., Ellington, L. (2019). Knowledge of and beliefs about palliative care in a nationally-representative U.S. sample. PLoS One, 14(8), e0219074.   

Taber, J.M., McQueen, A. Simonovic, N., Waters, E.A. (2019). Adapting a self-affirmation intervention for use in a mobile application: Smokers who self-affirm report greater intentions to smoke. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 1050-1061.

Thai, C.L., Taber, J.M., Oh, A., Segar, M.L., Blake, K., & Patrick, H. (2019). “Keep it Realistic”: Recommendations for Physical Activity Promotion Messages From Focus Groups of Ethnically Diverse Women. American Journal of Health Promotion.


Taber, J.M., Dickerman, B.A., Okhovat, J.P., Geller, A.C., Dwyer, L.A., Hartman, A.M., Perna, F.M. (2018). Skin Cancer Interventions Across the Cancer Control Continuum: Review of technology, environment, and theory. Preventive Medicine, 111, 451-458.

Geller, A.C., Dickerman, B.A., Taber, J.M., Dwyer, L.A., Hartman, A.M., Perna., F.A. (2018). Skin Cancer Interventions Across the Cancer Control Continuum: A Review of Experimental Evidence (1/12000-6/30/2015) and Future Research Directions. Preventive Medicine, 111, 442-450.


Turbitt, E., Roberts, M.C., Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J.M., Lewis, K.L., Biesecker, L.G., Biesecker, B.B., & Klein, W.M.P. (2018). Intentions to share exome sequencing results with family members: Exploring spousal beliefs and attitudes. European Journal of Human Genetics, 26(5), 735-739.


Ellis, E.M., Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J.M., & Klein, W.M.P. (2018). Relationship of “don’t know” responses to cancer knowledge and belief questions with colorectal cancer screening behavior, Health Psychology, 37(4), 394-398. 


Aspinwall, L.G., Stump, T.K., Taber, J.M., Drummond, D.M., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., Leachman, S.A. (2018). Genetic test reporting of CDKN2A provides informational and motivational benefits for managing melanoma risk. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(1), 29-43.


Reid, A.E., Taber, J.M., Ferrer, R.A., Biesecker, B.B., Lewis, K.L., Biesecker, L.G., & Klein, W.M.P.  (2018). Associations of perceived norms with intentions to learn genomic sequencing results: Roles for attitudes and ambivalence. Health Psychology, 37(6), 553-561.


Geller, A.C., Jablonski, N.G. Pagoto, S.L., Hay, J.L., Hillhouse, J., Buller, D.B. Kenney, L., Robinson, J.K., Weller, R.B., Moreno, M.A., Gilchrest, B.A., Sinclair, C., Arndt, J., Taber, J.M., Morris, K.L., Dwyer, L.A., Perna, F.M., Klein, W.M.P. & Suls, J.M. (2018). Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sun Safety. JAMA Dermatology, 154(1), 88-92.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Lewis, K.L., Johnston, J. Biesecker, L.G., & Biesecker, B.B. (2018). Reactions to clinical reinterpretation of a gene variant by participants in a sequencing study. Genetics in Medicine, 20(3), 337-345.

Roberts, M., Taber, J.M., & Klein, W.M.P. (2018). Engagement with genetic information and uptake of genetic testing: The role of trust and personal cancer history. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(4), 893-900.


Emanuel, A. S., Howell, J. L., Taber, J. M., Ferrer, R. A., Klein, W. M., & Harris, P. R. (2018). Spontaneous self-affirmation is associated with psychological well-being: Evidence from a US national adult survey sample. Journal of Health Psychology, 23(1), 95-102.


Leyva, B., Taber, J.M., Trivedi, A. (2017). Medical Care Avoidance among Older Americans. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Published online December 18, 2017.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Persky, S., Ferrer, R.A., Kaufman, A.R., Thai, C.L., Harris, P.R. (2017). Interest in and Reactions to Genetic Risk Information: A Role for Implicit Theories and Self-Affirmation. Social Science & Medicine, 190, 101-110. 


Scheideler, J., Taber, J.M., Ferrer, R.A., Grenen, E., Klein, W.M.P. (2017). Heart Disease versus Cancer: Understanding Perceptions of Personal Risk and Population Prevalence. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(5), 839-845.


Cameron, L.D., Biesecker, B.B., Peters, E., Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P. (2017). Self-Regulation Principles Underlying Risk Perception and Decision Making within the Context of Genomic Testing. Social and Personality Psychology Compass;11:e12315


Segar, M.L., Taber, J.M., Thai, C.L., Patrick, H., & Oh, A. (2017). Rethinking Physical Activity Communications: Using Focus Groups to Understand Women’s Goals, Values, and Beliefs to Improve Public Health. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 462.


Perna, F.M., Dwyer, L., Tesauro, G., Taber, J.M., Norton, W., Hartman, A, Geller, A. (2017). Research on Skin Cancer-Related Behaviors and Outcomes in the NIH Grant Portfolio, 2000-2014: Skin Cancer Intervention Across the Cancer Control Continuum (SCI-3C). JAMA Dermatology, 53(5), 398-405.

Klein, W.M.P., Grenen, E.G., O’Connell, M., Blanch-Hartigan, D., Chou, W.S., Hall, K.L., Taber, J.M., Vogel, A.L. (2017). Integrating Knowledge across Domains to Advance the Science of Health Behavior: Overcoming Challenges and Facilitating Success. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(1), 98-105.

Taber, J. M., Klein, W. M., Suls, J. M., & Ferrer, R. A. (2017). Lay Awareness of the Relationship between Age and Cancer Risk. Annals of Behavioral Medicine51(2), 214-225.


Taber, J. M., Klein, W. M., Ferrer, R. A., Augustson, E., & Patrick, H. (2016). A Pilot Test of Self-Affirmations to Promote Smoking Cessation in a National Smoking Cessation Text Messaging Program. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 4(2) e71.

Taber, J.M. & Klein, W.M.P. (2016). The role of conviction in personal risk perceptions: What can we learn from research on attitude certainty? Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(4), 202-218.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Kent, E.E., & Harris, P.R. (2016). Optimism and spontaneous self-affirmation are associated with lower likelihood of cognitive impairment and greater positive affect among cancer survivors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 50 (2), 198-209. 

Taber, J.M., Howell, J.L., Emanuel, A.S., Klein, W.M.P, Ferrer, R.A., & Harris, P.R. (2016). Associations of spontaneous self-affirmation with health care experiences and health information seeking in national survey of US adults. Psychology & Health, 31(3), 292-309.


Persoskie, A., Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J. M., Klein, W.M.P., Parascandola, M., & Harris, P.R. (2015). Smoke-free air laws and quit attempts: Evidence for a moderating role of spontaneous self-affirmation. Social Science & Medicine, 141, 46-55.

Taber, J.M., Aspinwall, L.G., Stump, T.K., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., & Leachman, S.A. (2015). Genetic testing enhances understanding of risk information and acceptance of prevention recommendations compared to family history-based counseling alone. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 740-753. 

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Han, P., Lewis, K.L., Biesecker, L.G., & Biesecker, B.B. (2015). Perceived ambiguity as a barrier to intentions to learn genome sequencing results. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 715-726. 

Aspinwall, L.G., Stump, T.K., Taber, J.M., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2015). Impact of melanoma genetic test reporting on perceived control over melanoma prevention. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 754-765.

Taber, J.M., & Aspinwall, L.G. (2015). Framing recommendations to promote prevention behaviors among people at high risk: A simulation study of responses to melanoma genetic test reporting. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 5, 771-782. 

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Lewis, K.L., Harris, P.R., Shepperd, J.A., & Biesecker, L.G. (2015). Information avoidance tendencies, threat management resources, and interest in genetic sequencing feedback. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49, 616-621. 

Ferrer, R.A., Grenen, E.G., & Taber, J.M. (2015). Effectiveness of internet-based affect induction procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Emotion, 15(6), 752-762.

Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Harris, P., Lewis, K., & Biesecker, L.G. (2015). The role of current affect, anticipated affect, and spontaneous self-affirmation in decisions to receive self-threatening genetic risk information. Cognition & Emotion, 29(8), 1456-1465.

Taber, J.M., Chang, C.Q., Lam, T.K., Gillanders, E.M., Hamilton, J.G., & Schully, S.D. (2015). Correlates of sharing high-penetrance cancer genetic test results with health professionals and family members: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey. Public Health Genomics, 18(2), 67-77.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Biesecker, B.B., Lewis, K.L., & Biesecker, L.G. (2015). Dispositional optimism and perceived risk interact to predict intentions to learn genome sequencing results. Health Psychology, 34(7), 718-728. 

Taber, J.M., Leyva, B., & Persoskie, A. (2015). Why do people avoid doctors?: A qualitative study using national data. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(3), 290-297. 


Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2014). Daily routine sun-protection improves 2 years following melanoma genetic test reporting. Genetics in Medicine, 16(11), 846-853.

Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Kohlmann, W., Leaf, S.L., & Leachman, S.A. (2014). Perceived risk following melanoma genetic testing: A 2-year prospective study distinguishing subjective estimates from recall. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 23(3), 421-437. 

Taber, J. M., Aspinwall, L. G., Heichman, K. A., & Kinney, A. Y. (2014). Preferences for blood-based colon cancer screening differ by race/ethnicity. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38(3), 351-361.


Taber, J.M., Aspinwall, L.G., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2013). Partner involvement in conduct of skin self-examinations remains low following CDKN2A/p16 genetic test reporting and counseling. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 69(5), 842-844.

Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2013). Psychological aspects of hereditary cancer risk counseling and genetic testing. In B.I. Carr & J. Steel (Eds.), Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management (pp. 31-64). New York: Springer.

Aspinwall, L. G., Taber, J. M., Leaf, S. L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S. A. (2013). Genetic testing for hereditary melanoma and pancreatic cancer: A longitudinal study of psychological outcome. Psycho-Oncology, 22(2), 276-289. 

Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2013). Melanoma genetic counseling and test reporting improve screening adherence among unaffected carriers 2 years later. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, 22(10), 1687-1697.


Taber, J.M., Aspinwall, L.G., Kohlmann, W., Dow, R., & Leachman, S.A. (2010). Parental preferences for CDKN2A/p16 genetic testing of minors. Genetics in Medicine, 12(12), 823-838.

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