National Institutes of Health Merit Award, 2005;
Member, Electronic Resources Advisory Panel (PsycINFO), American Psychological Association;
Elected Member, Interoffice Governance Council, American Institues for Research 1993-1999;
APA Young Investigators Science Directorate Award, 1988.
For almost two decades, I have been conducting research in the interdisciplinary fields of human computer interaction, health communication, medical informatics, and decision support technology.
I began my research as a graduate student at the University of Utah, where I was funded jointly by the departments of psychology and medical informatics. From there, I joined the Committee for Social Science Research on Computing at Carnegie Mellon University, where I directed one of the first large scale electronic surveys of scientists working together in an online community. In 1989, I joined the not-for-profit American Institutes for Research in Palo Alto, California, where I co-founded a behavioral science research lab dedicated to issues on technology. My clients at the time included the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Defense, along with high tech companies Apple Computer, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Adobe, and Xerox software.
I joined the National Cancer Institute in 2003 and serve as Chief of the Institute's Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch. The branch offers resources for social psychologists interested in health issues, and offers funding opporunities in cancer control.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Communication, Language
- Health Psychology
- Internet and Virtual Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Research Methods, Assessment
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Rose, A. M., Hesse, B. W., Silver, P. A., Dumas, J. S., Peterson, N. G., & Mumford, M. D. (1999). Database design and development: Designing an electronic infrastructure. In N. G. Peterson, M. D. Mumford, W. C. Borman, P. R. Jeanneret, and E. A. Fleishman (Eds.), An occupational information system for the 21st century: The development of O*NET (pp. 273-287). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Hesse, B., W., Sproull, L., Kiesler, S. B., & Walsh, J. P. (1993). Returns to science: Computer networks in oceanography. Communications of the ACM, 36(8), 90-101.
- Nelson, D. E., Kreps, G. L., Hesse, B. W., Croyle, R. T., Willis, G., Arora, N. K., et al. (2004). The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS): Development, design, and dissemination. Journal of Health Communication, 9(5), 443-460; discussion 481-444.
- Hesse, B. W., & Shneiderman, B. (2007). eHealth research from the user's perspective. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(5 Suppl), S97-103.
- Turner, C. W., Hesse, B. W., & Peterson-Lewis, S. (1986). Naturalistic studies of the long-term effects of television violence. Journal of Social Issues, 42(3), 51-73.
- Hesse, B. W., Nelson, D. E., Kreps, G. L., Croyle, R. T., Arora, N. K., Rimer, B. K., et al. (2005). Trust and sources of health information: The impact of the Internet and its implications for health care providers: Findings from the first Health Information National Trends Survey. Archives of Internal Medicine, 165(22), 2618-2624.
- Arora, N. K., Hesse, B. W., Rimer, B. K., Viswanath, K., Clayman, M. L., & Croyle, R. T. (2007). Frustrated and confused: The American public rates its cancer-related information-seeking experiences. Journal of General Internal Medicine.
- Hesse, B. W., Moser, R. P., Rutten, L. J., & Kreps, G. L. (2006). The Health Information National Trends Survey: Research from the baseline. Journal of Health Communication, 11 Suppl 1, vii-xvi.
- Squiers, L., Finney Rutten, L. J., Treiman, K., Bright, M. A., & Hesse, B. (2005). Cancer patients' information needs across the cancer care continuum: Evidence from the cancer information service. Journal of Health Communication, 10 Suppl 1, 15-34.
- Robinson, S. J., Hesse, B. W., Shaikh, A., R., Coss, M., & Crawford, C. (2003). Using converging methods across disciplines to guide the redesign of a large, information-rich web site. Paper presented at the 2003 conference on Computers and Human Interaction. Retrieved 11-3-2005, from www.acm.org.
- Finney Rutten, L. J., Squiers, L., & Hesse, B. (2007). Cancer-related information sought by the general public: Evidence from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service, 2002-2003. Journal of Cancer Education, 22(2), 91-98.
- Walsh, J. P., Kiesler, S., Sproull, L. S., & Hesse, B. W. (1992). Self-selected and randomly selected respondents in a computer network survey. Public Opinion Quarterly, 56(2), 241-244.
- Hesse, B. W., Werner, C. M., & Altman, I. (1988). Temporal aspects of computer-mediated communication. Computers in Human Behavior, 4(2), 147-165.
- Hesse, B. W. (2007). Public health informatics. In M. C. Gibbons (Ed.), eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities (pp. 109-129). New York: Springer.
- Hesse, B. W. (2005). Harnessing the power of an intelligent health environment in cancer control. Stud Health Technol Inform, 118, 159-176.
Bradford W. Hesse
National Cancer Institute
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