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Selected Publications

Wu YP, Stump TK, Hay JL, Aspinwall LG, Boucher KM, Deboeck PR, Grossman D, Mooney K, Leachman SA, Smith KR, Wankier AP, Brady HL, Hancock SE, Parsons BG, Tercyak KP. The Family Lifestyles, Actions and Risk Education (FLARE) study: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a sun protection intervention for children of melanoma survivors. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Aug;131:107276. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107276. Epub 2023 Jun 29. PMID: 37393004.

'I had a bigger cancer risk that I thought...': The experience of receiving personalized risk information as part of a skin cancer prevention intervention in the college setting.
Brady, H.L., Hamilton, J.G., Kaphingst, K.A., Jensen, J.D., Kohlmann, W., Parsons, B.G., Lillie, H.M., Wankier, A.P., Smith, H.J., Grossman, D., Hay, J.L., Wu, Y.P. Health Expect. 2022; 1-13. doi:10.1111/hex.13601

Outdoor activities and sunburn among urban and rural families in a Western region of the US: Implications for skin cancer prevention.
Wu, Y. P., Parsons, B., Jo, Y., Chipman, J., Haaland, B., Nagelhout, E. S., Carrington, J., Wankier, A. P., Brady, H., & Grossman, D. (2022). Preventive medicine reports, 29, 101914.

Differences in reported sun protection practices, skin cancer knowledge, and perceived risk for skin cancer between rural and urban high school students.
Nagelhout ES, Parsons BG, Haaland B, Tercyak KP, Zaugg K, Zhu A, Harding G, Yancey J, Jensen JD, Grossman D, Wetter DW, Wu YP. (2019). Cancer Causes and Control, 30(11), 1251-1258.

A pilot study of a telehealth family-focused melanoma preventive intervention for children with a family history of melanoma.
Wu YP, Boucher K, Hu N, Hay J, Kohlmann W, Aspinwall LG, Bowen DJ, Parsons BG, Nagelhout ES, Grossman D, Mooney K, Leachman SA, Tercyak KP. (2020). Psycho-Oncology, 29(1), 148-155.

Feasibility and acceptability of using a newly developed wearable ultraviolet radiation exposure monitoring device among adults and children: A cross-sectional questionnaire study.
Nagelhout ES, Lensink R, Zhu A, Parsons BG, Jensen JD, Wu YP. (2020). JMIR Dermatology. In Press

A four-group experiment to improve western high school students’ sun protection behaviors.
Wu YP, Parsons BG, Nagelhout E, Haaland B, Jensen J, Zaugg K, Caputo H, Lensink R, Harding G, Yancey J, Klein SZ, Leachman SA, Tercyak KP. (2019). Translational Behavioral Medicine.

Understanding Skin Screening Practices among Children at Elevated Risk for Melanoma to Inform Interventions for Melanoma Prevention and Control.
Parsons BG, Hay JL, Aspinwall LG, Zaugg K, Zhu A, Mooney R, Klein SZ, Grossman D, Leachman SA, Wu YP (2019). Journal of Cancer Education.

A novel educational intervention targeting melanoma risk and prevention knowledge among children with a familial risk for melanoma.
Wu, Y. P., Nagelhout, E., Aspinwall, L. G., Boucher, K. M., Parsons, B. G., Kohlmann, W., ... & Harding, G. (2018).
Patient Education and Counseling, 101(3), 452-459

Use of a smartphone application for prompting oral medication adherence among adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Wu, Y. P., Linder, L. A., Kanokvimankul, P., Fowler, B., Parsons, B. G., Macpherson, C. F., & Johnson, R. H. (2018, January).
Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(1), 69-76.

Melanoma risk assessment based on relatives’ age at diagnosis.
Wu, Y. P., Kohlmann, W., Curtin, K., Yu, Z., Hanson, H. A., Hashibe, M., ... & Leachman, S. A. (2018). Cancer Causes & Control, 29(2), 193-199.

Barriers and Facilitators to Melanoma Prevention and Control Behaviors Among At-Risk Children.
Wu YP, Parsons BG, Mooney R, Aspinwall LG, Cloyes K, Hay JL, Kohlmann W, Grossman D, Leachman SA.
Journal of Community Health. 2018 Apr 6. doi: 10.1007/s10900-018-0516-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29623503.

Adherence to Oral Medications During Maintenance Therapy Among Children and Adolescents With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Medication Refill Analysis.
Wu YP, Stenehjem DD, Linder LA, Yu B, Parsons BG, Mooney R, Fluchel MN.
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 2018 Mar/Apr;35(2):86-93. doi: 10.1177/1043454217741877. Epub 2017 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 29188741.

Opportunities for Skin Cancer Prevention Education among Individuals Attending a Community Skin Cancer Screening in a High-Risk Catchment Area.
Parsons BG, Gren L, Simonsen S, Harding G, Grossman D, Wu YP.
Journal of Community Health. 2018 Apr;43(2):212-219. doi: 10.1007/s10900-017-0406-8. PubMed PMID: 28752269.

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors' Perspectives on Their Internet Use for Seeking Information on Healthy Eating and Exercise.
Mooney R, Samhouri M, Holton A, Devine KA, Kirchhoff AC, Wright J, Wu YP.
J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2017 Jun;6(2):367-371. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2016.0059. Epub 2016 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 27845844.

Pediatric Predispositional Genetic Risk Communication: Potential Utility for Prevention and Control of Melanoma Risk as an Exemplar.
Wu YP, Mays D, Kohlmann W, Tercyak KP.
J Genet Couns. 2017 May 25. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0105-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28547663.

Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Racially Diverse Population Served by a Safety-Net Clinic.
Nagelhout E, Comarell K, Samadder NJ, Wu YP.
J Community Health. 2017 Feb 6. doi: 10.1007/s10900-017-0319-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28168395.

Development of an Educational Program Integrating Concepts of Genetic Risk and Preventive Strategies for Children with a Family History of Melanoma.
Wu YP, Aspinwall LG, Nagelhout E, Kohlmann W, Kaphingst KA, Homburger S, Perkins RD, Grossman D, Harding G, Cassidy P, Leachman SA.
J Cancer Educ. 2016 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27889875; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5446308.

A systematic review of interventions to improve adherence to melanoma preventive behaviors for individuals at elevated risk.
Wu, YP, Aspinwall LG, Conn BM, Stump T, Grahmann B, Leachman SA
Prev Med, 2016 Apr 16;88:153-167

Discussion of photoprotection, screening, and risk behaviors with children and grandchildren after melanoma genetic testing.
Wu YP, Aspinwall LG, Michaelis TC, Stump T, Kohlmann WG, Leachman SA
J Community Genet, 2016 Jan;7(1):21-31.

Health Care Provider-Delivered Adherence Promotion Interventions: A Meta-Analysis.
Wu YP, Pai AL.
Pediatrics. 2014 May 5.

Using technology to assess and promote adherence to medical regimens in pediatric chronic illness.|
Wu YP, Hommel KA.
J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):922-7.

Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology
Edited by Michael C. Roberts, Brandon S. Aylward, and Yelena P. Wu
March 2014

Development and reliability of a correction factor for family-reported medication adherence: pediatric inflammatory bowel disease as an exemplar.
Wu YP, Pai AL, Gray WN, Denson LA, Hommel KA.
J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Sep;38(8):893-901.

Pediatric psychologist use of adherence assessments and interventions.
Wu YP, Rohan JM, Martin S, Hommel K, Greenley RN, Loiselle K, Ambrosino J, Fredericks EM.
J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Jul;38(6):595-604.

Family involvement with the diabetes regimen in young people: the role of adolescent depressive symptoms.
Wu YP, Hilliard ME, Rausch J, Dolan LM, Hood KK.
Diabet Med. 2013 May;30(5):596-602.

Initial examination of a new questionnaire assessing perceived social support in summer camp and home environments for children with cancer and their siblings.
Wu YP, Geldhof J, Roberts MC, Parikshak S, Amylon MD.