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Works in Progress:

Adams, M., Todd, M., Angadi, S., Hurley, J., Stecher, C., Berardi, V., Phillips, C., McEntee, M., Hovell, M. & Hooker, S. "Adaptive Goal Setting and Financial Reinforcement to Increase Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in Insufficiently Active Overweight Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial"

Stecher, C. & Ketcham, J. "Learning to work together: Productivity gains from shared experience among cardiology teams."

Stecher, C., Sullivan, M. & Huberty, J. "Using Personalized Anchors to Establish Routine Meditation Practice with a Mobile App: Randomized Controlled Trial." 

Martin, J., Stecher, C., Hui, C., Kisana, H. & Hustedt, J. "Comparison of Postoperative Complications Associated With Anesthetic Choice for Surgery of the Foot or Ankle"

McCullough, M & Stecher, C. "Associations between provider financial models and use of health information exchange (HIE): Are alternative payment models associated with increased uptake of HIE?"

Stecher, C., Chen, C., Codella, J. & Hendler, J. "Promoting Contextually Cued Physical Activity Habits: A Pilot Study Using Cue-Contingent Financial Incentives for Daily Walking"


Behavioral Health Economics:

Stecher, C., Mukasa, B., Linnemayr, S. 2021. "Uncovering a Behavioral Strategy for Establishing New Habits: Evidence from Incentives for Medication Adherence in Uganda." Journal of Health Economics; Vol. 77., in-press. [Link]

Stecher, C. 2021. "Physician Network Connections to Specialists and HIV Quality of Care" Health Services  Research; published online Feb, 2021, in-press. [Link]

Medical literature:

Abashidze, N., Stecher, C., Rosenkrantz, A., Duszak, R. & Hughes, D. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Prostate MRI Following an Elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen Test." JAMA Network Open (forthcoming)

Stecher, C., Everhart, A., Smith, L., Jena, A., Ross, J., Desai, N., Shah, N. & Karaca-Mandic, P. "Physician Network Connections Associated with Faster De-Adoption of Dronedarone for Permanent Atrial Fibrillation." Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (forthcoming) [Link]

Biomedical Informatics:
Stecher, C., Fowers, R., Christ, J., Berardi, V., Chung, Y. & Huberty, J. "Using mHealth Data to Identify Mindfulness Meditation Habits and the Associated Mental Health Benefits" Journal of Medical Internet Research (forthcoming)


Public Health:
Keister, L., Stecher, C., Aronson, B., McConnell, W., Hustedt, J. & Moody, M. "Provider Bias in prescribing opioid analgesics: a study of electronic medical Records at a Hospital Emergency Department." BMC Public Health; 21, article number 1518. [

Wagner, Z., Stecher, C., Saya, U. & Linnemayr, S. "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on use of HIV care, antiretroviral therapy adherence, and viral suppression An observational cohort study from Uganda." JAIDS (forthcoming) [Link]

Stecher, C. & Linnemayr, S. 2021. "Promoting antiretroviral therapy adherence habits: a novel approach based on a synthesis of economic and psychological theories of habit formation" AIDS; 35 (5):p. 711-716. [Link]

Bhuiyan, N., Puzia, M., Stecher, C. & Huberty, J. 2021. "Associations Between Rural-Urban Status, Health  Outcomes and Behaviors, and COVID-19 Perceptions Among Meditation App Users: A Longitudinal Survey" JMIR mHealth and uHealth; published April 20 online, in-press. [Link]

Huberty, J., Puzia, M., Green, J. & Stecher, C. 2021. "Mental health and meditation practices of pregnant women during COVID-19." Obstetrics and Gynecology Research; 4: p. 1-6. [Link]

Koskan, A., Klasko-Foster, L., Stecher, C., Rodriguez, S., Helitzer, D. & Yoo W. 2021. "Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guideline adherence among Arizona's Medicaid beneficiaries" Vaccine; 39(4): p. 682-686. [Link]

Huberty, J., Green, J., Puzia, M. & Stecher, C. 2021. "Evaluation of Mood Check-in Feature for Participation in Meditation Mobile App Users: Retrospective Longitudinal Analysis." JMIR mHealth and uHealth; 9(4): p.e27106. [Link]

Green, J., Huberty, J., Puzia, M. & Stecher, C. 2020. "The Effect of Meditation and Physical Activity on the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Related Stress and Attention to News Among Mobile App Users in the United States: Cross-sectional Survey." JMIR mHealth uHealth, 8(4): e28479. [Link]

Linnemayr S., Stecher C., Saya U., et al. 2020. "Behavioral Economics Incentives to Support HIV Treatment Adherence (BEST): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial in Uganda." Trials; 21(1): p. 1-13. [Link]

Koskan, A., Stecher, C., Helitzer, D. 2020. "College males' behaviors, intentions, and influencing factors related to vaccinating against HPV." Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics; 17(4): p. 1044-1051. [Link]

Linnemayr, S. & Stecher, C. 2017. "Behavioral Economic Incentives to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral (ARV) Medication: Early Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda." AIDS; 31(5): p. 719-26. [Link]

Linnemayr, S. & Stecher, C. 2015. "Behavioral Economics Matters for HIV Research: The Impact of Behavioral Biases on Adherence to Antiretrovirals (ARVs)." AIDS and Behavior; 19(11): p. 2069-75. [Link]

Datar, A., Liu, J., Linnemayr, S. & Stecher, C. 2013. "The Impact of Natural Disasters on Child Health and Investments in Rural India." Social Science and Medicine; 76(1): p. 83-91. [Link]