Publications, Last Four Years
Edberg, M., Shaikh, H., Rimal, R. N., Rassool, R., & Mthembu, M. (2017). Development of a communication strategy to reduce violence against children in South Africa: A social-ecological approach. The African Journal of Information and Communication, 20, 49-76. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/23576.
Juon, H.S. Rimal, R. N., Lee, S., & Klassen, A. (2017). Social norms, family discussion, and HBV screening among Asian Americans. Journal of Health Communication. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10810730.2017.1388454
Borzekowski, D., Clearfield, E., Rimal, R. N., & Gielen, A. (2017). Young children’s perceptions of fire safety: Do framing and parental mediation matter? Journal of Burn Care and Research, 35, 303-312. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e31829afe6c
Ranjit, Y., Snyder, L., Hamilton, M., & Rimal, R. N. (2017). Self-determination theory and risk behavior in a collectivistic society: Preventing reckless driving in Urban Nepal. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 672-681.
Borsky, A., McDonnell, K., Turner, M., & Rimal, R. N. (2016). Raising a red flag on dating violence: Evaluation of a low-resource, college-based bystander behavior intervention program. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-22 (ahead of print online).
Borsky, A., McDonnell, K., Rimal, R. N., & Turner, M. (2016). Assessing bystander behavior intentions (BBI) towards friends to prevent dating violence: Development of the BBI-Friends scale through concept mapping and exploratory factor analysis. Violence and Victims, 31, 215-234.
Chung, A., & Rimal, R. N. (2016). Social norms: A review. Review of Communication Research, 4, 1-29.
Kaufman, M. R., Mooney, A., Gebrestsadik, L. A., Rieder, R., Limaye, R. J., Girma, E., Rimal, R. N., & Sudhakar, M. N. (2016). The differential effects of an opt-out HIV testing policy for pregnant women in Ethiopia when accounting for stigma: Secondary analysis of DHS data. Prevention Science, 18, 245-252.
Mead, E. L., Rimal, R. N., Cohen, J. E., Turner, M., Lumby, E., Feighery, E., & Shah, V. (2016). A two-wave observational study of compliance with youth access and tobacco advertising provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act in India. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18(5), 1363-70.
Mollen, S., Holland, R., Ruiter, R. A. C., Rimal, R. N., & Kok, G. (2016). When the frame fits the social picture: The effects of framed social messages on healthy and unhealthy food intake. Communication Research.
Padon, A., Rimal, R. N., Jernigan, D., Siegel, M., & DeJong, W. (2016). Assessing youth-appealing content in alcohol advertisements: Application of a content appealing to youth (CAY) index. Health Communication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2016.1250331
Padon, A., Rimal, R. N., Jernigan, D., Siegel, M., & DeJong, W. (2016). Tapping into motivations for drinking among youth: Normative beliefs about alcohol use among underage drinkers. Journal of Health Communication 21, 1079-1087.
Rabbani, F., Shipton, L., White, F., Nuwayhid, I., Londo, L., Ghaffar, A., Ha, B. T. T., Tomson, G., Rimal, R., et al. (2016). Schools of public health in low and middle income countries: An imperative investment for improving the health of populations. BMC Public Health, 16, 941. Doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3616-6
Thatte, N., Bingenheimer, J. B., Ndiaye, K., & Rimal, R. N. (2016). Unpacking the barriers to reproductive health services in Ghana: HIV/STI testing, abortion and contraception. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 20, 53-61.
Turner, M. M., Rimal, R. N., *Lumby, E., Cohen, J., *Surette, A., Roundy, V., Feighery, E, & Shah, V. (2016). Compliance with tobacco control policies in India: An examination of facilitators and barriers. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 20, 411-416.
Chung, A., & Rimal, R. N. (2015). Revisiting the importance of knowledge: From Namibia, A case for promoting knowledge by campaigns to reduce stigma. Health Education and Behavior, 42(2), 249-256. doi: 10.1177/1090198114550824
Limaye, R. J., Rimal, R. N., Mkandawire, G., & Kamath, V. (2015). Tapping into traditional norms for preventing HIV and unintended pregnancy: Harnessing the influence of grandmothers (Agogos) in Malawi. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 1-18.
Rimal, R. N., Sripad, P., Speizer, I. S., & Calhoun, L. M. (2015). Interpersonal communication as an agent of normative influence: A mixed method study among the urban poor in India. Reproductive Health, 12, 71. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-015-0061-4
Rimal, R. N., Chung, A., & Dhungana, N. (2015). Media as educator, media as disruptor: Conceptualizing the role of social context in media effects. Journal of Communication, 65, 863-887. doi:10.1111/jcom.12175
Roter, D. L., Erby, L. H., Rimal, R. N., Smith, K. C., Larson, S., Bennett, I. M., Cole, K. W., Guan, Y., Molloy, M., & Bienstock, J. (2015). Empowering women’s prenatal communication: Does literacy matter? Journal of Health Communication, 20, 60-68.
Rimal, R. N., & Lapinksi, M. K. (2015). A re-explication of social norms, ten years later. Communication Theory, 25, 393-409.
Juon, H. S., Lee, S., Strong, C., Rimal, R. N., Kirk, G. D., & Bowie, J. (2014). Effect of a liver cancer education program on Hepatitis B screening among Asian Americans in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, 2009-2010. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Helath Research, Practice, and Policy, 11, 130258. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.130258.
Kaufman, M. R., Rimal, R. N., Carrasco, M., Fajobi, O. O., Soko, A., Limaye, R., & Mkandawire, G. (2014). Using social and behavior change communication to increase HIV testing and condom use: The Malawi BRIDGE Project. AIDS Care, 26, S46-S49. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2014.906741.
Mead, E. L., Rimal, R. N., Ferrence, R., & Cohen, J. E. (2014). Understanding the source of normative influence on behavior: The example of tobacco. Social Science & Medicine, 115, 139-143.
Woolf, J., Rimal, R. N., & Sripad, P. (2014). Understanding the influence of proximal networks on high school athletes’ intentions to use androgenic anabolic steroids. Journal of Sport Management, 28, 8-20.