Merriah Croston

Merriah Croston
Washington University in St. Louis | WUSTL , Wash U · George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Master of Public Health
Network analysis of the ways in which COVID-19 misinformation spreads on social media

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Education
August 2006 - May 2008
Emory University
Field of study
  • Rollins School of Public Health
August 2002 - May 2006
Georgetown University
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (11)
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Introduction Informal caregivers such as spouses, family members, and friends provide important support to breast cancer patients, but caregivers themselves often need support as well. We interviewed caregivers for Black breast cancer patients to understand caregiver experiences, perspectives on patient/caregiver resources, experiences of racism/di...
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Introduction Unconventional smoking behaviors such as smoking used or discarded cigarettes may increase the risk of nicotine dependence and exposure to toxins. To better understand low-income smokers who smoke discarded cigarettes and to inform effective tobacco cessation strategies, the current study examined potential correlates not considered in...
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Experts generally agree that risk taking is necessary for progress and innovation, however, the current research finds that consumers penalize nonprofits that take risks to a greater extent than they penalize for-profits that take the same risks. Eight preregistered experiments (N = 8,596) document that consumers punish nonprofit risk taking more h...
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Emerging evidence demonstrates that female-authored publications are not well represented in course readings in some fields, resulting in a syllabi gender gap. Lack of representation may decrease student awareness of opportunities in professional fields and disadvantage the career success of female academics. We contribute to the evidence on the sy...
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Unmet social needs—including food, housing, and utilities—have been associated with negative health outcomes, but most prior research has examined the health associations with a single unmet need or analyzed samples that were homogeneous along one or more dimensions (e.g., older adults or patients with chronic health conditions). We examined the as...
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Background Little empirical evidence exists on the effectiveness of using Twitter as a two-way communication tool for public health practice, such as Twitter chats. Objective We analyzed whether Twitter chats facilitate engagement in two-way communications between public health entities and their audience. We also describe how to measure two-way c...
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We examined the prevalence of mental disorders in a primary care setting affiliated with a large academic medical center. We also examined whether there were racial differences in mental health disorders. Patients were seeking medical care in an outpatient medical clinic; mental health data were available for them via medical records (n=767). Overa...
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Recent research shows that body dissatisfaction is related to suicide-related outcomes and, perhaps, partially mediates the relationship between obesity and suicidal ideation and attempt. Given the increase in obesity among youth over the last decade and the rising interest in youth suicide, this paper further examines the association between weigh...
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Using the homozygous diploid Saccharomyces deletion collection, we searched for strains with defects in K(+) homeostasis. We identified 156 (of 4653 total) strains unable to grow in the presence of hygromycin B, a phenotype previously shown to be indicative of ion defects. The most abundant group was that with deletions of genes known to encode mem...

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