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Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 582-7971


shoba_ramanadhan@dfci.harvard.edu

Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Research Scientist, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research focuses on reducing cancer disparities through knowledge translation in community settings. I am particularly interested in opportunities to use community engagement, capacity-building, and staff social networks to create sustainable, system-level change in community-based health promotion efforts. I am also interested in the role of interpersonal social networks for supporting behavior change related to cancer control. While in my position as a Research Scientist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, I have taught courses on theories of behavior change and mixed-methods research at the Harvard School of Public Health. I also mentor students (at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels) interested in cancer disparities and population health. I also serve as a consultant for the Harvard Catalyst, providing expertise in the areas of mixed-methods, participatory, and qualitative research to Harvard-affiliated researchers. I am currently a fellow in the two-year Mentored Training on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer fellowship, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.

Publications

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  • Ramanadhan S, Minsky S, Martinez-Dominguez V, Viswanath K. Building practitioner networks to support dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs in community settings. Transl Behav Med 2017. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Nagler RH, McCloud R, Kohler R, Viswanath K. Graphic health warnings as activators of social networks: A field experiment among individuals of low socioeconomic position. Soc Sci Med 2017; 175:219-227. PubMed
  • Nagler RH, Bigman CA, Ramanadhan S, Ramamurthi D, Viswanath K. Prevalence and Framing of Health Disparities in Local Print News: Implications for Multilevel Interventions to Address Cancer Inequalities. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016; 25:603-12. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Nagler RH, McCauley MP, Lora V, Minsky S, Bruff C, Muneton YF, McCloud RF, Puleo E, Viswanath K. Much Ventured, Much Gained: Community-Engaged Data Collection by Adolescents and Young Adults. Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016; 10:217-24. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Galarce E, Xuan Z, Alexander-Molloy J, Viswanath K. Addressing the Vaccine Hesitancy Continuum: An Audience Segmentation Analysis of American Adults Who Did Not Receive the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine. Vaccines (Basel) 2015; 3:556-78. PubMed
  • Bekalu MA, Eggermont S, Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Effect of media use on HIV-related stigma in Sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e100467. PubMed
  • Jung M, Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Effect of information seeking and avoidance behavior on self-rated health status among cancer survivors. Patient Educ Couns 2013. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K. Priority-setting for evidence-based health outreach in community-based organizations: A mixed-methods study in three Massachusetts communities. Transl Behav Med 2013; 3:180-188. PubMed
  • Nagler RH, Ramanadhan S, Minsky S, Viswanath K. Recruitment and Retention for Community-Based eHealth Interventions with Populations of Low Socioeconomic Position: Strategies and Challenges. J Commun 2013; 63:201-220. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Mendez SR, Rao M, Viswanath K. Social media use by community-based organizations conducting health promotion: a content analysis. BMC Public Health 2014; 13:1129. PubMed
  • Ackerson LK, Ramanadhan S, Arya M, Viswanath K. Social disparities, communication inequalities, and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes in India. AIDS Behav 2012. PubMed
  • Viswanath K, Nagler RH, Bigman-Galimore CA, McCauley MP, Jung M, Ramanadhan S. The communications revolution and health inequalities in the 21st century: implications for cancer control. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012; 21:1701-8. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Crisostomo J, Alexander-Molloy J, Gandelman E, Grullon M, Lora V, Reeves C, Savage C, , Viswanath K. Perceptions of evidence-based programs among community-based organizations tackling health disparities: a qualitative study. 2012. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Salhi C, Achille E, Baril N, D'Entremont K, Grullon M, Judge C, Oppenheimer S, Reeves C, Savage C, Viswanath K. Addressing cancer disparities via community network mobilization and intersectoral partnerships: a social network analysis. PLoS ONE 2012; 7:e32130. PubMed
  • Galarce EM, Ramanadhan S, Weeks J, Schneider EC, Gray SW, Viswanath K. Class, race, ethnicity and information needs in post-treatment cancer patients. Patient Educ Couns 2011. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Wiecha JL, Emmons KM, Gortmaker SL, Viswanath K. Extra-team connections for knowledge transfer between staff teams. 2009. PubMed
  • Ramanadhan S, Wiecha JL, Gortmaker SL, Emmons KM, Viswanath K. Informal training in staff networks to support dissemination of health promotion programs. Am J Health Promot 2010; 25:12-8. PubMed
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