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Laura Scherer, PhD
Title: Assistant Research Professor, Medicine-Cardiology, University of Colorado
Location: Denver
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See Dr. Scherer's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials

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Dr. Scherer's publication titles indicate primary work is Veteran care
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Dr. Scherer's collaborations are primarily from the University of Colorado
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The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Scherer's publications and grants. The categories are based on 100 publications and 2 grants.
Publications Grants
Clinical Research Behavioral and Social Science
Behavioral and Social Science Prevention
Cancer Breast Cancer
Prevention Mental Health
Prostate Cancer Health Services
Urologic Diseases Mind and Body
Aging Basic Behavioral and Social Science
Health Services Cancer
Mind and Body Clinical Research
Patient Safety Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Recent Publications




Silverstein MC, Lee CN, Scherer LD, Phommasathit C, Merrill AL, Peters E. Operating on Anxiety: Negative Affect toward Breast Cancer and Choosing Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. Med Decis Making. 2022 Sep 5:272989X221121134. doi: 10.1177/0272989X221121134. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36059240
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Thorpe A, Fagerlin A, Butler J, Stevens V, Drews FA, Shoemaker H, Riddoch MS, Scherer LD. Communicating about COVID-19 vaccine development and safety. PLoS One. 2022 Aug 5;17(8):e0272426. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272426. PMCID: PMC9355181. PMID: 35930557
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Rao BR, Speight CD, Allen LA, Halpern SD, Ko YA, Matlock DD, Moore MA, Morris AA, Scherer LD, Thomson MC, Ubel P, Dickert NW. Impact of Financial Considerations on Willingness to Take Sacubitril/Valsartan for Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Jun 20:e023789. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.023789. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35723002
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Thorpe A, Fagerlin A, Drews FA, Shoemaker H, Scherer LD. Self-reported health behaviors and risk perceptions following the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the USA: an online survey study. Public Health. 2022 May 18;208:68-71. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2022.05.007. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC9113961. PMID: 35717747
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Baghdadi JD, Korenstein D, Pineles L, Scherer LD, Lydecker AD, Magder L, Stevens DN, Morgan DJ. Exploration of Primary Care Clinician Attitudes and Cognitive Characteristics Associated With Prescribing Antibiotics for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 2;5(5):e2214268. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.14268. PMID: 35622364
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Thorpe A, Fagerlin A, Drews FA, Butler J, Stevens V, Riddoch MS, Scherer LD. Communications to Promote Interest and Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines. Am J Health Promot. 2022 Apr 12:8901171221082904. doi: 10.1177/08901171221082904. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC9008475. PMID: 35411819
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Korenstein D, Scherer LD, Foy A, Pineles L, Lydecker AD, Owczarzak J, Magder L, Brown JP, Pfeiffer CD, Terndrup C, Leykum L, Stevens D, Feldstein DA, Weisenberg SA, Baghdadi JD, Morgan DJ. Clinician attitudes and beliefs associated with more aggressive diagnostic testing. Am J Med. 2022 Mar 17:S0002-9343(22)00190-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.02.036. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35307357
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Nosek BA, Hardwicke TE, Moshontz H, Allard A, Corker KS, Dreber A, Fidler F, Hilgard J, Struhl MK, Nuijten MB, Rohrer JM, Romero F, Scheel AM, Scherer LD, Schönbrodt FD, Vazire S. Replicability, Robustness, and Reproducibility in Psychological Science. Annu Rev Psychol. 2021 Oct 19. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-020821-114157. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34665669

Thomson MC, Allen LA, Halpern SD, Ko YA, Matlock DD, Mitchell AR, Moore MA, Morris AA, Rao BR, Scherer LD, Speight CD, Ubel PA, Dickert NW. Framing Benefits in Decision Aids: Effects of Varying Contextualizing Statements on Decisions About Sacubitril-Valsartan for Heart Failure. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Oct 18;6(2):23814683211041623. doi: 10.1177/23814683211041623. PMCID: PMC8529322.
PMID: 34693019

Pickles K, Scherer LD, Cvejic E, Hersch J, Barratt A, McCaffery KJ. Preferences for More or Less Health Care and Association With Health Literacy of Men Eligible for Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening in Australia. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Oct 1;4(10):e2128380. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28380.
PMID: 34636915

Valentine KD, Wegier P, Shaffer VA, Scherer LD. The Impact of 4 Risk Communication Interventions on Cancer Screening Preferences and Knowledge. Med Decis Making. 2021 Sep 1:272989X211039743. doi: 10.1177/0272989X211039743. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34470536

Valentine KD, Scherer LD. Interpersonal (mis)perceptions and (mis)predictions in patient-clinician interactions. Curr Opin Psychol. 2021 Jul 31;43:244-248. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.07.021. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34461604

Morgan DJ, Pineles L, Owczarzak J, Magder L, Scherer L, Brown JP, Pfeiffer C, Terndrup C, Leykum L, Feldstein D, Foy A, Stevens D, Koch C, Masnick M, Weisenberg S, Korenstein D. Clinician Conceptualization of the Benefits of Treatments for Individual Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2119747. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.19747.
PMID: 34287630

Johnson SB, Parsons M, Dorff T, Moran MS, Ward JH, Cohen SA, Akerley W, Bauman J, Hubbard J, Spratt DE, Bylund CL, Swire-Thompson B, Onega T, Scherer LD, Tward J, Fagerlin A. Cancer Misinformation and Harmful Information on Facebook and Other Social Media: A Brief Report. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Jul 22:djab141. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djab141. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34291289

Holtrop JS, Scherer LD, Matlock DD, Glasgow RE, Green LA. (2021). The Importance of Mental Models in Implementation Science. Frontiers in Public Health. Jul 6. 9, 916.

Scherer LD, Matlock DD, Allen LA, Knoepke CE, McIlvennan CK, Fitzgerald MD, Kini V, Tate CE, Lin G, Lum HD. Patient Roadmaps for Chronic Illness: Introducing a New Approach for Fostering Patient-Centered Care. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jul 2;6(1):23814683211019947. doi: 10.1177/23814683211019947. PMCID: PMC8255605.
PMID: 34277949

Morgan DJ, Pineles L, Owczarzak J, Magder L, Scherer L, Brown JP, Pfeiffer C, Terndrup C, Leykum L, Feldstein D, Foy A, Stevens D, Koch C, Masnick M, Weisenberg S, Korenstein D. Accuracy of Practitioner Estimates of Probability of Diagnosis Before and After Testing. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Jun 1;181(6):747-755. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.0269. PMCID: PMC8022260.
PMID: 33818595

Wallace B, Matlock DM, Scherer A, Fagerlin A, Scherer LD. Life Support Preferences in the Context of COVID-19: Results from a National US Survey. Med Decis Making. 2021 May 29:272989X211016313. doi: 10.1177/0272989X211016313. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34053355

Stuart, J. O., Windschitl, P. D., Miller, J. E., Smith, A. R., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., & Scherer, L. D. (2021). Attributions for ambiguity in a treatment-decision context can create ambiguity aversion or seeking. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 1– 16.

Scherer LD, Pennycook G. ¿Quién es más susceptible a la información errónea en línea sobre la salud? Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2021 May 12;45:e53. Spanish. doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2021.53. PMCID: PMC8110850.
PMID: 33995520

Ingle MP, Lammons W, Guigli R, Kini V, Matlock DD, Brereton E, Scherer LD. Patient Perspectives on the Benefits and Risks of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: A Qualitative Study. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2021 Apr 12;15:721-728. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S302146. PMCID: PMC8055246.
PMID: 33883883

McVay MA, Cooper KB, Seoane MC, Donahue ML, Scherer LD. Transparent reporting of hypotheses and analyses in behavioral medicine research: An audit of publications in 2018 and 2008. Health Psychol Behav Med. 2021;9(1):285-297. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2021.1907186. Epub 2021 Apr 7. PMCID: PMC8145985.
PMID: 34046250

Scherer LD, McPhetres J, Pennycook G, Kempe A, Allen LA, Knoepke CE, Tate CE, Matlock DD. Who is susceptible to online health misinformation? A test of four psychosocial hypotheses. Health Psychol. 2021 Mar 1. doi: 10.1037/hea0000978. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33646806

Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Shaffer VA, Scherer LD. Promoting Reflection on Medical Maximizing-Minimizing Preferences May Create Undesired Effects on Decisions About Low-Benefit and High-Benefit Care. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jan 29;6(1):2381468320987498. doi: 10.1177/2381468320987498. PMCID: PMC7863160.
PMID: 33598547

Waters EA, Foust JL, Scherer LD, McQueen A, Taber JM. Adherence of Internet-Based Cancer Risk Assessment Tools to Best Practices in Risk Communication: Content Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jan 25;23(1):e23318.
PMID: 33492238

Thorpe A, Scherer AM, Han PKJ, Burpo N, Shaffer V, Scherer L, Fagerlin A. Exposure to Common Geographic COVID-19 Prevalence Maps and Public Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Behavioral Intentions. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 4;4(1):e2033538. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.33538. PMCID: PMC7788466.
PMID: 33404615



Volpert-Esmond HI, Scherer LD, Bartholow BD. Dissociating Automatic Associations: Comparing Two Implicit Measurements of Race Bias. Eur J Soc Psychol. 2020 Jun;50(4):876-888. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2655. Epub 2019 Dec 17. PMCID: PMC7565860.
PMID: 33071368

Waters EA, Taber JM, McQueen A, Housten AJ, Studts JL, Scherer LD. Translating Cancer Risk Prediction Models into Personalized Cancer Risk Assessment Tools: Stumbling Blocks and Strategies for Success. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Dec;29(12):2389-2394. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0861. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMCID: PMC8170537.
PMID: 33046450

Scherer LD, Pennycook G. Who Is Susceptible to Online Health Misinformation? Am J Public Health. 2020 Oct;110(S3):S276-S277. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305908. PMCID: PMC7532320.
PMID: 33001736

Morgan DJ, Scherer LD, Korenstein D. Improving Physician Communication About Treatment Decisions: Reconsideration of ""Risks vs Benefits"". JAMA. 2020 Sep 8;324(10):937-938. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.0354.
PMID: 32150219

Fridman I, Fagerlin A, Scherr KA, Scherer LD, Huffstetler H, Ubel PA. Gain-loss framing and patients' decisions: a linguistic examination of information framing in physician-patient conversations. J Behav Med. 2020 Jul 28. doi: 10.1007/s10865-020-00171-0. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 32725580

Langford AT, Scherer LD, Ubel PA, Holmes-Rovner M, Scherr KA, Fagerlin A. Racial differences in veterans' response to a standard vs. patient-centered decision aid for prostate cancer: Implications for decision making in African American and White men. Patient Educ Couns. 2020 Jun 3:S0738-3991(20)30322-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.06.004. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 32591257

Volpert-Esmond HI, Scherer LD, Bartholow BD. Dissociating Automatic Associations: Comparing Two Implicit Measurements of Race Bias. Eur J Soc Psychol. 2020 Jun;50(4):876-888. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2655. Epub 2019 Dec 17.
PMID: 33071368

Scherer LD, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Eliciting Medical Maximizing-Minimizing Preferences with a Single Question: Development and Validation of the MM1. Med Decis Making. 2020 May;40(4):545-550. doi: 10.1177/0272989X20927700. Epub 2020 Jun 10.
PMID: 32522094

Saffran L, Hu S, Hinnant A, Scherer LD, Nagel SC. Constructing and influencing perceived authenticity in science communication: Experimenting with narrative. PLoS One. 2020 Jan 15;15(1):e0226711. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226711. PMCID: PMC6961857.
PMID: 31940373

Scherer LD, Shaffer VA, Caverly T, DeWitt J, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Medical Maximizing-Minimizing Predicts Patient Preferences for High- and Low-Benefit Care. Med Decis Making. 2020 Jan;40(1):72-80. doi: 10.1177/0272989X19891181.
PMID: 31975657



Piltch-Loeb R, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Shaffer VA, Scherer LD, Knaus M, Fagerlin A, Abramson DM, Scherer AM. Cross-Sectional Psychological and Demographic Associations of Zika Knowledge and Conspiracy Beliefs Before and After Local Zika Transmission. Risk Anal. 2019 Dec;39(12):2683-2693. doi: 10.1111/risa.13369. Epub 2019 Jul 9.
PMID: 31290166

Scherer LD, Lin G. Decision Aids for Prostate Cancer Screening-The True Potential Remains Unknown. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jun 24. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0753. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 31233089

Scherer LD, Brenner MK, Mamonkin M. Chimeric Antigen Receptors for T-Cell Malignancies. Front Oncol. 2019 Mar 5;9:126. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.00126. eCollection 2019.
PMID: 30891427

Scherer LD, Fagerlin A. Shared Decision-Making in Revascularization Decisions. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Feb;12(2):e005446. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.119.005446.
PMID: 30764653

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Understanding affective processing of scientific evidence to promote informed choice for breast cancer screening

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