Roberts, Katherine J. (kjr20)

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Roberts, Katherine
Adjunct Full Professor
Health & Behavior Studies

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Educational Background

Ed.D. in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University
M.S. in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University
M.P.H. in Sociomedical Sciences - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention from Columbia University
B.S. in Community Health Education from Ithaca College


MCHES - Master Certified Health Education Specialist
CPH - Certified in Public Health
Certified Instructor of Mental Health First Aid:

Scholarly Interests

Evaluation of school health education programs.
Research on quality of life issues of cancer survivors.

Selected Publications

Roberts, K.J., Revenson, T.A., Urken, M.L., et al. (2016). Testing with feedback improves comprehension in multimedia medical informed consent.  Patient Education & Counseling, 99(8):1377-81.  doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.03.014

Haser, G.C., Tuttle, R.M., Su, H.K., Alon, E.E., Bergman, D., Bernet, V., Brett, E., Cobin, R., Dewey, E.H., Doherty, G., Dos Reis, L.L., Harris, J., Klopper, J., Lee, S., Levine, R.A., Lepore, S.J., Likhterov, I., Lupo, M.A., Machac, J., Mandel, S.J., Machac, J., Mechanick, J.I., Mehra, S., Milas, M., Orloff, L., Randolph, G., Revenson, T.A., Roberts, K.J., Ross, D.S., Rowe, M.E., Smallridge, R, Terris, D, Tufano, R.P., Urken, M.L. (2016). Active surveillance for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: New challenges and opportunities for the health care system. Endocrine Practice, 22(5):602-11. doi: 10.4158/EP151065.RA

Basch, C.H., Roberts, K.J., Zagnit, E.A., & Martinex, A. (2016). Marketing strategies used to promote children’t medicine sold on internet sites of pharmaceutical stores. Journal of Community Health, 41: 1212:1216. doi: 10.1007/s10900-016-0205-7

Glaser, D., Roberts, K.J., Grosskopf, N.A, Basch, C.H. (2016). An evaluation of the effectiveness of school-based breastfeeding education. Journal of Human Lactation, 32(1): 46-52.

Basch, C.H., Roberts, K.J., Samayoa-Kozlowsky, S., & Glaser, D.B. (2016). Promoting weight loss methods in parenting magazines: implications for women. Women & Health,56(1): 119-28. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2015.1074641

Basch, C.H., Roberts, K.J., Ethan, D., & Samayoa-Kozlowsky, S. (2015). An examination of marketing techniques used to promote children’s vitamins in parenting magazines. Global Journal of Health Science, 7(3), 171-6. doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v7n3p171

Lepore, S.J., Revenson, T.A., Roberts, K.J., Prankikoff, J.R., Davey, A. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of expressive writing and quality of life in men and women treated for colon or rectal cancer. Psychology and Health, 30(3): 284-300. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2014.971798.

Marshall, B.L., Roberts, K.J., Donnelly, J., Rutledge, I. (2011). Attitudes towards campus policies regarding alcohol use among college students.  Journal of Drug Education, 40(4), 345-358.

Roberts, K.J., Lepore, S.J., Hanlon, A.L, Helgeson, V. (2010). Genitourinary functioning and depressive symptoms over time in younger versus older men treated for prostate cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 40(3), 275-283.

Lepore, S.J., Glaser, D.B., Roberts, K.J. (2008).  On the positive relation between received social support and negative affect: A test of the triage and self-esteem threat models in women with breast cancer.  Psycho-Oncology, 17(12), 1210-5.

Roberts, K.J., Lepore, S.J., Urken, M. (2008). Quality of life after thyroid cancer: An assessment of patient needs and preferences for information and support. J Cancer Educ, 23(3), 186-191.

Lepore, S. J., Roberts, K. J. (2007). Prostate cancer. In S. Ayer, A. Baum, C. McManus, K. Wallston, J. Wienman & R. West (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of psychology, health and medicine (2nd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Roberts, K. J., Lepore, S. J., & Helgeson, V. (2006). Social-cognitive correlates of adjustment to prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 15(3), 183-192.


Researcher and Evaluator for multiple state and federal grants including:
Mental Health Awareness Training
Extended Learning Time programs
Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant
Drug Free Communities Support Program
THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation


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