On the use of absolute and relative health inequality measures:
- A theoretical overview of these issues is Sam Harper, Nicholas B. King, et al. (2010) “Implicit Value Judgments in the Measurement of Health Inequalities.” Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 88(1). In response to a commentary on this essay, we published the following reply: King, Nicholas B., Sam Harper, et al. “We’ll Take the Red Pill: A Reply to Asada” Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 88(4): 623-637.
- A structured review of the use of relative and absolute measures in medical and public health literature is Nicholas B. King, Sam Harper, and Meredith Young. “Use of relative and absolute measures in reporting health inequalities: structured review.” BMJ 345: e5774.
- Results from an experiment on the framing of health inequalities information in absolute and relative terms. “Impact of Selective Evidence Presentation on Judgments of Health Inequality Trends: An Experimental Study.” PLOS One 8(5): e63362.
- King, Nicholas B., Jay S, Kaufman, and Sam Harper. “Relative Measures Alone Tell Only Part of the Story.” American Journal of Public Health 100(11): 2014-2015.
- Kaufman, Jay, Sam Harper, and Nicholas B. King. “A More Complete Picture of Higher Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence Among Blacks Compared to Whites.” The American Journal of Medicine 124(5): e5-e6.
On the role of language and the mass media in perceptions of disease:
- Meredith Young, Nicholas B. King, Sam Harper, “The influence of popular media on perceptions of personal and population risk in possible disease outbreaks.” Health, Risk, and Society: Forthcoming.
- Meredith Young, et al. (2008) “The Role of Medical Language in Changing Public Perceptions of Illness.” PLoS ONE 3(12): e3875.
- Meredith Young, et al. (2008) “Medicine in the Popular Press: The Influence of the Media on Perceptions of Disease.” PLoS ONE 3(10): e3552.