Behavioral Health Economics:

Stecher, C. and Ketcham, J. (2022). Learning to work together: Productivity Gains From Shared Experience Among Cardiology Teams. American Journal of Health Economics. In press.

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:

Hui, C., Kisana, H., Martin, J., Stecher, C., Carter, T., Lederman, E. & Hustedt, J. (2022). Physician Professional Fees Are Declining and Inpatient and Outpatient Facility Fees Are Increasing For Orthopedic Procedures in the United States. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery. In press.


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; 4(11), pp. e2132388. [Link]

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; 14(10), pp. e32794. [Link]

Martin, J., Kisana, H., Hui, C., Stecher, C. & Hustedt, J. (2022). Complications Associated with Anesthetic Choice for Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 7(1), doi:10.1177/2473011421S00349 [Link]

Hui, C., Kisana, H., Martin, J., Stecher, C. & Hustedt, J. (2022). Trends in Medicare Physician and Facility Fee Reimbursement in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 7(1), doi:10.1177/2473011421S00254. [Link]

Kisana, H., Hui, C., Martin, J., Stecher, C. & Hustedt, J. (2021). Development of a Risk Stratification Scoring System to Predict General Surgical Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery Patients. Orthopedics, 45(3), pp. 139-144. [Link]


Biomedical Informatics:

Fowers, R., Berardi, V., Huberty, J. & Stecher, C. (2022). Using Mobile Meditation App Data to Predict Future App Engagement: An Observational Study. JAMIA: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. In press.

Stecher, C., Fowers, R., Christ, J., Berardi, V., Chung, Y. & Huberty, J. "Identifying App-Based Meditation Habits and the Associated Mental Health Benefits: Longitudinal Observational Study." JMIR: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(11), pp. e27282. [Link]


Public Health:
Stecher, C., Sullivan, M. & Huberty, J. (2021). Using Personalized Anchors to Establish Routine Meditation Practice with a Mobile App: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 9(12), pp. e32794. [

Koskan, A., Stecher, C. & Helitzer, D. (2022). Influences on Male College Students' Patient-Provider Communications and Uptake Behaviors Related to the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Journal of American College Health. In press.  

Zhang, A., Boronowsky, R., Braverman, I., Stecher, C., Cleveland, D., Garnett, E., Wang, M. & Jay, J. (2022). Using the Default Nudge to Increase Plant-based Meal Consumption on College Campuses. Current Developments in Nutrition, 6(1), pp. 84. [Link]

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. [Link]


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]