Research

If you are interested in my work on former grant and research projects, please contact me at rkbritt (at) ua (dot) edu. Below is a sample of my recent and representative work.

Select Publications

Relevant articles are listed here that may be of general interest. I have not listed teaching related articles, articles published as a graduate student, most that are not health related, or articles published pre-tenure.

Britt, R. K., Britt, B. C., Panek, E., & Lee, J. (in press). Communication expressed on the COVID-19 subreddit in the midst of a global pandemic. Health Communication. 

Britt, R. K., Britt, B. C., Anderson, J., Fahrenwald, N., & Harming, S. (in press). ‘Sharing Hope and Healing’: A culturally tailored social media campaign to promote living kidney donation and transplantation among Native Americans. Health Promotion Practice. 

Britt, B. C., & Britt, R. K. (in press). The roles of medium and narrative believability in guided mobile tour navigation. Technical Communication. 

Berge, P. S., & Britt, R. K. (in press). Dance with me, Claude: Shippers, queer baiting, and meaning making in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Twitter Fandom. Game Studies.

Britt, B. C., Britt, R. K., Hayes, J. L., & Oh, J. (in press). Continuing a community of practice beyond the death of its domain: Examining the Tales of Link subreddit. Behaviour & Information Technology. doi: 10.1080/0144929X.2020.1797173

Britt, R. K., Hayes, J., Britt, B. C., & Park, H. (2020). Too big to sell? A computational analysis of network and content characteristics among mega and micro beauty and fashion social media influencers. Journal of Interactive Advertising. doi.org/10.1080/15252019.2020.1763873

Britt, B. C., Britt, R. K., Hayes, J. L., Panek, E. T., Maddox, J., & Musaev, A. (2020). Oral healthcare implications of dedicated online communities: A computational content analysis of the r/dentistry subreddit. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1731937

Britt, B. C., & Britt, R. K. (2020). From waifus to whales: The evolution of discourse in a mobile game-based competitive community of practice. Mobile Media & Communication. doi: 10.1177/2050157920934509

Anderson, J., Britt, R. K., Britt, B. C., Fahrenwald, N., & Harming, S. (2020). Memorable conversations after exposure to culturally-targeted campaign to increase living kidney donation and transplant among Native Americans. Qualitative Health Research., 30(5), 679-692. doi: 10.1177/1049732319882672

Britt, R. K., Maddox, J., Kanthawala, S., & Hayes, J. L. (2020). The impact of mHealth interventions: Improving health outcomes through narratives, mixed methods and data mining. In J. Kim & H. Song, Eds., New Technologies for Health-related Cognitive and Behavioral Changes. Elsevier.

Britt, R. K., & Englebert, A. M. (2019). Experiences of patients living with inflammatory bowel disease in rural communities. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare, 3, 40-46. doi: 10.4081/qrmh.2019.7962

Musaev, A., Britt, R. K., Hayes, J., Britt, B. C., Maddox, J., & Sheinidashtegol, P. (2019). Study of Twitter communications on cardiovascular disease by state health departments. IEEE International Conference on Web Services, 1-8.

Britt, B. C., & Britt, R. K. (2019). An examination of factors underlying HPV vaccine adoption: The roles of gender and terminology. North American Journal of Psychology, 21(3), 475-502.

Britt, R. K., & Englebert, A. M. (2018). Behavioral determinants for vaccine acceptability among rurally located college students. Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, 6, 262-276. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2018.1505519

Britt, R. K. (2018). An evaluation of an interpretive, guided mobile tour. Journal of Interpretation Research, 22(2), 65-69.

Collison, B., Browne, B. L., McCutcheon, L. E., Britt, R. K., & Browne, A. M. (2018). The interpersonal beginnings of fandom: The relation between attachment style, trust, and the admiration of celebrities. International Journal of Personal Relationships, 12, 23-33. don: 10.5964/ijpr.v12il.282

Britt, R. K. Britt, B. C., & Anderson, J. (2017). Theoretical implications addressing rural college students’ organ donation behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(5), 650-660. doi: 10.1177/1359105315611953.

Britt, R. K., Collins, W. B., Linnemeier, G., Wilson, K., & Englebert, A. M. (2017). The role of the eHEALS scale and its relation to college students’ maintenance of health issues today: A study guided by the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(12), e392. 

Britt, R. K. (2017). Online social support processes for patients of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Health Communication, 32(12), 1529-1538. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1234539

Select Proceedings and Conferences

Here is a selection of a few recent presentations from the past few years. I’ve presented over 100 competitive, peer-reviewed conference manuscripts, typically at international and national conferences. I have also delivered professional reports at local events, including collaborative research centers, health conferences, hospitals, classes, and other events. I have only listed a few representative manuscripts below.

Britt, R. K., Britt, B. C., Panek, E., & Lee, J. (2020). Communication expressed on the COVID-19 subreddit in the midst of a global health pandemic. Manuscript presented at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN [Converted for COVID-19], Health Communication Division.

Lee, J., Britt, R. K., & Lee, S. (2020). The COVID-19 infodemic: An exploratory computational analysis in Twitter. Manuscript presented at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN, Health Communication Division.

Berge, P., & Britt, R. K. (2020). Dance with me, Claude: Shippers, queerbaiting, and meaning making in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Twitter Fandom. Manuscript presented at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN [Converted for COVID-19], Game Studies Division. *Top Paper Awarded from Game Studies Division.

Britt, R. K., & Berge, P. (2020). r/persona5 as a community of practice: A computational content analysis of expressed communication based on a Japanese role-playing game. Manuscript presented at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN [Converted for COVID-19], Japan-US Communication Association.

Barkley, K., & Britt, R. K. (2020). COVID-19 pandemic and Japan: The Tokyo Summer Games and the COVID-19 pandemic: Assessing Japan’s Olympiad as a crossroads of culture, health, communication, and sport. Presentation as part of a panel comprised of Omori, K. (Chair), Moscato, D., Anderson, J. S., & Nelson-Ichido, J. Presentation presented at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN [Converted for COVID-19], Japan-US Communication Association.

Price, S. F., & Britt, R. K. (2020). “Look for positive people: Construction of counternarratives within r/transgender_surgeries.” Manuscript presented at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN [Converted for COVID-19], GLBTQ Studies Division.

Britt, B. C., Britt, R. K., Hayes, J., Panek, E., Maddox, J., & Musaev, A. (2020). Oral healthcare implications of dedicated online communities. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, converted from Australia to virtual due to COVID-19.

Britt, B. C., & Britt, R. K. (2020). From waifus to whales: The evolution of discourse in the r/grandorder competitive community of practice. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, converted from Australia to virtual due to COVID-19.

Britt, R. K., & Doss, E. F. (2019). Conceptualizing endometriosis in the r/endo subreddit: A text mining and unsupervised analysis of communication. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Britt, R. K., Musaev, A., Britt, B.C., Hayes, J. L., & Maddox, J. (2019). Assessing patient needs and the characteristics of cardiovascular disease self-management apps through user reviews: The functional digital divide. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Britt, R. K., & Englebert, A. M. (2018). Building and testing an mHealth application from a pilot study in a campus-community initiative. Manuscript to be presented at the 104th annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT. *Top Paper Awarded from Communication and the Future Division.

Britt, R. K. (2018). Cancer prevention and communication among dispersed Native Americans: Results from a qualitative investigation to reduce the digital divide. Manuscript presented at the 104th annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Britt, R. K., Britt, B. C., Hayes, J. L., & Oh, J. (2018). Mobile gacha games from Japan to the U.S.: The Tales of Link subreddit as a community of practice. Manuscript presented at the 104th annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Britt, R. K. (2018). Engaging diversity through technology: Using digital technologies in campus-community partnerships. Manuscript presented at the 104th annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Britt, R. K., B. C., Anderson, J., Fahrenwald, N., & Harming, S. (2018). ‘Sharing Hope and Healing’: A culturally tailored social media campaign to promote living kidney donation and transplantation among Native Americans. Manuscript presented at the annual conference Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC.

Britt, R. K., & Britt, B. C. (2017). Assessing the role of narrative believability and need for cognition in guided mobile tours. Manuscript presented at the 103rd annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Anderson, J., Britt, R. K., Britt, B. C., Fahrenwald, N., & Harming, S. (2017). Memorable conversations after exposure to culturally-targeted campaign to increase living kidney donation and transplant among Native Americans. Manuscript presented at the 103rd annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Britt, B. C., Britt, R. K., Anderson, J., Fahrenwald, N., & Harming, S. (2017). Finding the invisible leader: When a priori opinion leader identification is impossible. Manuscript presented at the 103rd annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Britt, B. C., & Britt, R. K. (2017). Factors underlying HPV vaccine adoption: The roles of gender and terminology. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.