Selected publications by Julie Downs

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Barth, K.R., Cook, R.L., Downs, J., Switzer, G., & Fischhoff, B. (2002). Social Stigma and Negative Consequences: Factors that Influence College Students? Decisions to Seek Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Journal of American College Health, 50, 153-159.

Bruine de Bruin, W., Downs, J.S., & Fischhoff , B. (in press). Adolescents' thinking about the risks and benefits of sexual behavior. In: Lovett, M. & Shah, P. (Eds.) Thinking with data. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Buzzini, S. R. R., Gold, M. A., Buzzini, T. N. D. Downs, J., Murray, P. J. (2003), Patterns of pre-admission physical activity among male juvenile detainees. Journal of Adolescent Health, 32, 160

Cook, R. L., Barth, K., Downs, J. S., & Fischhoff, B. (1998). Barriers to STD screening among asymptomatic youth: A perspective from those at risk. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 13, 98.

Downs, J.S., Bruine de Bruin, W., Murray, P.J., & Fischhoff, B. (2006). Specific STI knowledge may be acquired too late. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 65-67.

Downs, J. S., Bruine de Bruin, W., Murray, P. J., & Fischhoff, B. (2004). When “it only takes once” fails: perceived infertility predicts condom use and STI acquisition. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 17(3), 224.

Downs, J.S., Murray, P.J., Bruine de Bruin, W., White, J.P., Palmgren, C. & Fischhoff, B. (2004). Interactive Video Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Adolescent Females' STD Risk: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Social Science & Medicine, 59, 1561-1572.

Fischhoff, B., Bruine de Bruin, W., Perrin, W. & Downs, J.S. (2004). Travel risks in a time of terror: Judgments and choices. Risk Analysis, 24, 1299-1307.

Fischhoff, B., & Downs, J. (1997). Accentuate the relevant. Psychological Science, 8(3), 1-5.

Fischhoff, B., & Downs, J. (1997). Decision-making theory and HIV disease. Focus, 12(5), 1-4.

Fischhoff, B., & Downs, J. S. (1998). Communicating Foodborne Disease Risk. Emerging Infectious Disease, 3, 489-495.

Fischhoff, B., Downs, J., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (1998). Adolescent vulnerability: A framework for behavioral interventions. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 7, 77-94.

Fischhoff, B., Parker, A., Bruine de Bruin, W., Downs, J., Palmgren, C., Dawes, R.M., & Manski, C. (2000). Teen expectations for significant life events. Public Opinion Quarterly, 64, 189-205.

Gold, M. A., Schorzman, C. M., Murray, P. J., Downs, J., & Tolentino, G. (in press). Body Piercing Practices and Attitudes Among Urban Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, in press.

Murray, P. J., Downs, J. S., Fischhoff, B., White, J. P., & McGinnis, M. S. (2001). Contraceptive choice: A behavioral correlate of condom use. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Murray, P.J., Downs, J.S., White, J.P., Fischhoff, B., Barr, S.A., & Palmgren, C. (2000). Previous clinical diagnosis of chlamydia helps patients predict outcome of new chlamydia. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 13(2), 98.

Ness, R.B., Hillier, S.L., Richter. H,E,, Soper, D.E., Stamm, C., Bass, D.C., Sweet, R.L., Rice, P., Downs, J., Aral, S. (2003). Why women douche and why they may or may not stop. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 30, 71-74.