Mesfin Awoke Bekalu, PhD
Mesfin Awoke Bekalu, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard University
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Individual and social determinants of COVID-19 vaccine uptake
K Viswanath, M Bekalu, D Dhawan, R Pinnamaneni, J Lang, R McLoud
BMC public health 21 (1), 818, 2021
Association of social media use with social well-being, positive mental health, and self-rated health: disentangling routine use from emotional connection to use
MA Bekalu, RF McCloud, K Viswanath
Health Education & Behavior 46 (2_suppl), 69S-80S, 2019
Presupposition in news discourse
MA Bekalu
Discourse & Society 17 (2), 147-172, 2006
Media use and HIV/AIDS knowledge: a knowledge gap perspective
MA Bekalu, S Eggermont
Health promotion international 29 (4), 739-750, 2014
The relative persuasiveness of narrative versus non-narrative health messages in public health emergency communication: Evidence from a field experiment
MA Bekalu, CA Bigman, RF McCloud, LK Lin, K Viswanath
Preventive medicine 111, 284-290, 2018
Mechachal: Online debates and elections in Ethiopia-from hate speech to engagement in social media
I Gagliardone, M Pohjonen, Z Beyene, A Zerai, G Aynekulu, M Bekalu, ...
Available at SSRN 2831369, 2016
COVID-19 news and misinformation: do they matter for public health prevention?
D Dhawan, M Bekalu, R Pinnamaneni, R McCloud, K Viswanath
Journal of health communication 26 (11), 799-808, 2021
The role of communication inequality in mediating the impacts of socioecological and socioeconomic disparities on HIV/AIDS knowledge and risk perception
MA Bekalu, S Eggermont
International Journal for Equity in Health 13, 1-11, 2014
Adherence to COVID-19 mitigation measures among American adults: the need for consistent and unified messaging
MA Bekalu, D Dhawan, R McCloud, R Pinnamaneni, K Viswanath
Health Education Research 36 (2), 178-191, 2021
Aligning HIV/AIDS communication with the oral tradition of Africans: A theory-based content analysis of songs’ potential in prevention efforts
MA Bekalu, S Eggermont
Health Communication 30 (5), 441-450, 2015
Effect of media use on HIV-related stigma in sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-Sectional Study
MA Bekalu, S Eggermont, S Ramanadhan, K Viswanath
PLOS one 9 (6), e100467, 2014
Past debates, fresh impact on nano-enabled food: A multigroup comparison of presumed media influence model based on spillover effects of attitude toward genetically modified food
SS Ho, TJ Goh, ASF Chuah, YW Leung, MA Bekalu, K Viswanath
Journal of Communication 70 (4), 598-621, 2020
Exposure to HIV/AIDS-related media content and HIV testing intention: Applying the integrative model of behavioral prediction
MA Bekalu, S Eggermont
Mass Communication and Society 18 (2), 144-164, 2015
Association of social participation, perception of neighborhood social cohesion, and social media use with happiness: Evidence of trade‐off (JCOP‐20‐277)
MA Bekalu, RF McCloud, S Minsky, K Viswanath
Journal of community psychology 49 (2), 432-446, 2021
Association between different types of mass media and antenatal care visits in India: a cross-sectional study from the National Family Health Survey (2015–2016)
D Dhawan, R Pinnamaneni, M Bekalu, K Viswanath
BMJ open 10 (12), e042839, 2020
Determinants of HIV/AIDS-related information needs and media use: beyond individual-level factors
MA Bekalu, S Eggermont
Health communication 28 (6), 624-636, 2013
Graphic and arousing? Emotional and cognitive reactions to tobacco graphic health warnings and associated quit-related outcomes among low SEP population groups
MA Bekalu, S Ramanadhan, CA Bigman, RH Nagler, K Viswanath
Health communication 34 (7), 726-734, 2019
The potential of smartphone apps in informing protobacco and antitobacco messaging efforts among underserved communities: longitudinal observational study
EWJ Lee, MA Bekalu, R McCloud, D Vallone, M Arya, N Osgood, X Li, ...
Journal of medical Internet research 22 (7), e17451, 2020
Using smart speaker technology for health and well-being in an older adult population: Pre-post feasibility study
R McCloud, C Perez, MA Bekalu, K Viswanath
JMIR aging 5 (2), e33498, 2022
Beyond Educating the Masses: The Role of Public Health Communication in Addressing Socioeconomic-and Residence-based Disparities in Tobacco Risk Perception
MA Bekalu, DA Gundersen, K Viswanath
Health communication 37 (2), 214-221, 2022
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