Dr. Myers, colleagues publish lead article in Western Journal of Nursing Research
John Myers, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics and his colleagues in the School of Nursing and Department of Communication have published the second findings from their American Cancer Society grant. The manuscript, " Smoking Identities and Behavior: Evidence of Discrepancies, Issues for Measurement and Intervention," will be the lead article in the June 2010 edition of the Western Journal of Nursing Research. As the editor details, "the research team convincingly shows...that a discordance exists between actual smoking behavior and self-described smoking identity . . . resulting in missed opportunities for delivering smoking cessation interventions." The co-authors are Lee Ridner, PhD, Assistant Professor (School of Nursing), Kandi Walker, PhD, Associate Professor, and Joy Hart, PhD, Professor (Department of Communication).