Primary Research Area
The growing popularity of the Internet as a source of health information and social support encourages wide assumptions about the benefits of web and mobile technologies for health promotion. Advances in eHealth technologies have led to the creation of increasingly innovative and interactive platforms to support the delivery of persuasive communications and behavior change interventions. Despite these exciting developments, there is still limited evidence about the efficacy of these approaches and whether the benefits of these applications can trickle down to those who need the most assistance (i.e., the chronically ill, and those who have limited means, education and access to healthcare services). Unfortunately, there is a prevailing tendency to design eHealth interventions around the technology and to focus on the bells and whistles that make these outwardly appealing to users. Rather than focusing on the “hi-tech”, we need to encourage the use of “appropriate technology” — to design systems that can support core clinical or self-management outcomes and address individual health information needs and barriers to behavior change. The corpus of my research focuses on exploring these issues and how information and communication technologies can be optimized for health promotion and education. I am also interested in related research areas such as health literacy, information seeking, persuasive technology, tailored messaging, participatory design and eHealth.
LUSTRIA, M.L.A. (2017). Message Tailoring in Health and Risk Messaging. In R. Parrott (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. NY, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.323
LUSTRIA, M.L.A. (2017, in press). Message Tailoring. In K. Sweeny and M. Robbins (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Zhao, D., LUSTRIA, M. L. A., & Hendrickse, J. (2017). Systematic review of the information and communication technology features of web- and mobile-based psychoeducational interventions for depression. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(6), 1049-1072. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.01.004
LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Cortese, J., Gerend, M. A., Schmitt, K., Kung, Y. M., & McLaughlin, C. (2016). A model of tailoring effects: A randomized controlled trial examining the mechanisms of tailoring in a web-based STD screening intervention. Health Psychology. doi:10.1037/hea0000399
Gerend, M. A., Shepherd, M. A., LUSTRIA, M. L. A., & Shepherd, J. E. (2016). Predictors of provider recommendation for HPV vaccine among young adult men and women: findings from a cross-sectional survey. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 92(2), 104-107. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052088
LUSTRIA, M. L. A. (2014). Computer-tailored interventions. In T. L. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication (pp. 244-246). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Kazmer, M. M., Lustria, M. L. A., Cortese, J., Burnett, G., Kim, J.-H., Ma, J., & Frost, J. (2014). Distributed knowledge in an online patient support community: Authority and discovery. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(7), 1319-1334. doi: 10.1002/asi.23064 [Author’s Original Manuscript can be downloaded at: http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/slis_faculty_publications/12/]
LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Noar, S. M., Cortese, J., Van Stee, S. K., Glueckauf, R. L., & Lee, J. A. (2013). A meta-analysis of web-delivered, tailored health behavior change interventions. Journal of Health Communication, 18(9), 1039-1069. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2013.768727 [Author’s Original Manuscript can be downloaded at: http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/slis_faculty_publications/13/]
Gerend, M. A., Shepherd, M. A., & LUSTRIA, M. L. A. (2013). Increasing human papillomavirus vaccine acceptability by tailoring messages to young adult women’s perceived barriers. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40(5), 401-405. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318283c8a8
Cortese, J., & LUSTRIA, M. L. A. (2012). Can tailoring increase elaboration of health messages delivered via an adaptive educational site on adolescent sexual health and decision making? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(8), 1567-1580. doi: 10.1002/asi.22700
LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Smith, S. A., & Hinnant, C. C. (2011). Exploring digital divides: An examination of eHealth technology use in health information seeking, communication and personal health information management in the USA. Health Informatics Journal, 17(3), 224-243. doi: 10.1177/1460458211414843 [Author’s Original Manuscript can be downloaded at: http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/slis_faculty_publications/23/]
LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Kazmer, M. M. M., Glueckauf, R. L., Hawkins, R., Randeree, E., Rosario, I. B., McLaughlin, C., &; Redmond, S. (2010). Participatory design of a health informatics system for rural health practitioners and disadvantaged women. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(11), 2243-2255. doi:10.1002/asi.21390
Noar, S. M., Palmgreen, P., Zimmerman, R. S., LUSTRIA, M. L. A. &Lu, H. (2010). Assessing the relationship between perceived message sensation value and perceived message effectiveness: Analysis of PSAs from an effective campaign. Communication Studies, 61(1), 21-45. doi: 10.1080/10510970903396477
LUSTRIA, M. L. A., & Brown, L. L. (2010). Information and communication technologies for diabetes self-management and education: User-centered perspectives. In W. Aspray & B. M. Hayes (Eds.), Health Informatics: A Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes (pp. 229-270). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Cortese, J., Noar, S. M., & Glueckauf, R. L. (2009). Computer-tailored health interventions delivered over the web: Review and analysis of key components. Patient Education and Counseling 74(2), 156-173. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.08.023
Glueckauf, R. L., & LUSTRIA, M. L. A. (2008). E-Health self-care Interventions for persons with chronic illnesses: Review and future directions. In J. C. Parker & E. Thorson (Eds.), Health Communication in the New Media Landscape (pp. 151-241). New York: Springer.
Dahlberg, Barnes, T., Rorrer, A., Seals, C., LUSTRIA, M. L. A., & Hawkes, L. (2008). The STARS leadership corps: Case studies in broadening participation in computing. Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, 1(3), 885-890.
Brown, L. L., LUSTRIA, M. L. A. & Rankins, J. (2007). A review of web-assisted interventions for diabetes management: Maximizing the potential for improving health outcomes. The Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 1(6), 164-174.
Kim, K., LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Burke. D., Kwon, N. (2007). Predictors of cancer information overload: Findings from a national survey. Information Research 12(4) paper 326 [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/12-4/paper326.html].
Zimmerman, R. S., Palmgreen, P., Noar, S. M., LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Hung-Yi, L., & Horosewski, M. L. (2007). Effects of a televised two-city safer sex mass media campaign targeting high sensation-seeking and impulsive decision-making young adults. Health Education & Behavior, 34(5), 810-826. doi: 10.1177/1090198107299700
Lu, Hung-Yi, Case, D. O., LUSTRIA, M. L. A., Kwon, N., Andrews, J. E., Cavendish, S., & Floyd, B. (2007). Predictors of online information seeking by international students when disaster strikes their countries. Cyberpsychology & Behavior 10(5), 709-712. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2007.9965
LUSTRIA, M. L. A. (2007). Can interactivity make a difference? Effects of interactivity on the comprehension and attitudes toward online health content. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. 58(6), 766-776. doi: 10.1002/asi.20557
Noar, S. M., Clark, A., Cole, C., & LUSTRIA, M. L. A. (2006). Review of interactive safer sex websites on the Internet: Practice and potential. Health Communication, 20(3), 233-241. doi: 10.1207/s15327027hc2003_3
Noar, S. M., Zimmerman, R. S., Palmgreen, P., LUSTRIA, M. L. A., & Horosewski, M. L.(2005).Integrating personality and psychosocial theoretical approaches to understanding safer sexual behavior: Implications for message design. Health Communication, 19(2), 165-174. doi: 10.1207/s15327027hc1902_8
LUSTRIA, M. L. A., & Case, D. O. (2005). The SPARC initiative: A survey of participants and features analysis of their journals. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31(3), 236-246. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2005.01.004