As a behavioral scientist dedicated to improving health equity, my teaching and research are two interconnected areas that motivate me. I use mixed methods and community-engaged strategies to develop, implement, and evaluate theoretically-guided interventions to improve health outcomes and reduce cancer disparities.
1590 North High Street
Columbus, OH, 43210
My research concentrates on providing understandable and acceptable cancer prevention and control messages to different populations. My overarching research goal is to reduce cancer disparities among minority and underserved populations. In the past decade, as a behavioral scientist, I have led community-engaged research projects focused on increasing cancer screening rates and improving the uptake of the HPV vaccine. I have a special interest in providing cancer prevention and control information to individuals with limited health literacy skills so they may make informed health decisions.
reducing cancer disparities among minority and underserved populations
- Ph.D., Health Education, Temple University
- M.P.H., Community Health Education, Temple University
- M.L.A., Liberal Arts, Temple University
- B.S., Biology, University of Cincinnati
Katz ML, Emerson B, Champion VL, Schwartz PH, Imperiale TF, Fatima H, Paskett ED, Perkins SM, Tong Y, Gebregziabher N, Krier C, Tharp K, Malloy C, Strom S, Rawl SM. Process evaluation of a mailed interactive educational DVD in a comparative effectiveness trial to promote colorectal cancer screening. Health Promotion Practice 2021; August 3; online ahead of print.
Reiter PL, Gower AL, Kiss DE, Shoben AB, Katz ML, Bauermeister JA, Paskett ED, McRee A-L. Effects of a web-based HPV vaccination intervention on cognitive outcomes among young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. (in press)
Kruse-Diehr AJ, Oliveri JM, Vanderpool RC, Katz ML, Reiter PL, Gray DM, Pennell ML, Young GS, Huang B, Fickle D, Cromo M, Rogers M, Gross D, Gibson A, Jellison J, Sarap MD, Bivens TA, McGuire TD, McAlearney AS, Huerta TR, Rahurkar S, Paskett ED, Dignan M. Development of a multilevel intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia. Implementation Science Communications 2021;2;51
Reiter PL, Katz ML. Racial/ethnic differences in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about COVID-19 among adults in the United States. Frontiers in Public Health, 11 May 2021;9:653498.
Reiter PL, Pennell ML, Martinez, GA, Perkins RB, Katz ML. Provider recommendation for HPV vaccination actorss Hispanic/Latinx subgroups in the United States. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021;17:1083-1088.
Gray DM, Emerson B, Reddy M, Zimmermann BJ, Hashi A, Shoben A, Reiter PL, Katz ML. A teachable moment: Colorectal cancer screening among waiting companions of outpatients undergoing a colonoscopy. J Cancer Educ 2021;36:1163-1169.
Reiter PL, Pennell ML, Martinez, GA, Perkins RB, Katz ML. HPV Vaccine Coverage across Hispanic/Latinx Subgroups in the United States. Cancer Causes and Control 2020;31:905-914.
Reiter PL, Pennell, ML, Katz ML. Acceptability of a COVID-19 vaccine among adults in the United States: how many people would get vaccinated? Vaccine 2020;38:6500-6507.
Reiter PL, Gower AL, Kiss DE, Malone MA, Katz ML, Bauermeister JA, Shoben AB, Paskett ED, McRee AL. A web-based human papillomavirus vaccination intervention for young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols 2020;Feb 24;9(2):e16294. doi: 10.2196/16294.
Paskett ED, Bernardo BM, Young GS, Katz ML, Reiter PL, Tatum C, Oliveri J, DeGraffinreid C, Gray DM, Pearlman R, Hampel H. Comparative effectiveness of two interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening for those at increased risk based on family history: Results of a randomized trial. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2020;29:3-9.
Bishop E, Katz ML, Reiter PL. Acceptability of HPV self-sampling among a national sample of women in the United States. BioRes Open Access 2019;8:65-73.
Reiter PL, Shoben AB, McDonough D, Ruffin MT, Steinau M, Unger ER, Paskett ED, Katz ML. Results of a pilot study of a mail-based HPV self-testing program for underscreened women from Appalachian Ohio. Sex Transm Dis 2019;46:185-190.
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