Aaron Scherer, PhD

Portrait
Associate of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

Education

MA, Criminal Justice, University at Albany-SUNY
PhD, Psychology, University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, enter for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan

Publications

Scherer, A. M., Reisinger, H. S., Goto, M., Goedken, C. C., Clore, G. S., Marra, A. R., Chasco, E. E., Evans, C. T., Rubin, M. A. & Perencevich, E. N. (2018). Testing a novel audit and feedback method for hand hygiene compliance: A multicenter quality improvement study. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 1-6. PMID: 30430974.

Levy, A. G., Scherer, A. M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Larkin, K., Barnes, G. D. & Fagerlin, A. (2018). Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Patient Nondisclosure of Medically Relevant Information to Clinicians. JAMA Network Open, 1(7), e185293. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5293.

Tipirneni, R., Politi, M. C., Kullgren, J. T., Kieffer, E. C., Goold, S. D. & Scherer, A. M. (2018). Association Between Health Insurance Literacy and Avoidance of Health Care Services Owing to Cost. JAMA Network Open, 1(7), e184796. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.4796.

Gornick, M. C., Ryan, K. A., Scherer, A. M., Roberts, J. S., De Vries, R. G. & Uhlmann, W. R. (2018). Interpretations of the Term "Actionable" when Discussing Genetic Test Results: What you Mean Is Not What I Heard. Journal of Genetic Counseling. PMID: 30194681.

Bruchmann, K., Koopmann-Holm, B. & Scherer, A. (2018). Seeing beyond political affiliations: The mediating role of perceived moral foundations on the partisan similarity-liking effect. PloS One, 13(8), e0202101. PMID: 30157213.

Han, P., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Duarte, C. W., Knaus, M., Black, A., Scherer, A. M. & Fagerlin, A. (2018). Communication of Scientific Uncertainty about a Novel Pandemic Health Threat: Ambiguity Aversion and Its Mechanisms. Journal of Health Communication, 1-10. PMID: 29648962.

Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Scherer, A. M., Witteman, H. O., Solomon, J. B., Exe, N. L. & Fagerlin, A. (2018). Effect of Harm Anchors in Visual Displays of Test Results on Patient Perceptions of Urgency About Near-Normal Values: Experimental Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(3), e98. PMID: 29581088.

Scherer, A. M., Schacht Reisinger, H., Schweizer, M. L., Askelson, N. M., Fagerlin, A. & Lynch, C. F. (2018). Cross-sectional associations between psychological traits, and HPV vaccine uptake and intentions in young adults from the United States. PloS One, 13(2), e0193363. PMID: 29474403.

Scherer, L. D., Shaffer, V. A., Caverly, T., Scherer, A. M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Kullgren, J. T. & Fagerlin, A. (2018). The role of the affect heuristic and cancer anxiety in responding to negative information about medical tests. Psychology & Health, 33(2), 292-312. PMID: 28535696.

Scherer, A. M., Knaus, M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Das, E. & Fagerlin, A. (2017). Effects of Influenza Strain Label on Worry and Behavioral Intentions. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(8), 1425-1426. PMID: 28726629.

Fagerlin, A., Valley, T. S., Scherer, A. M., Knaus, M., Das, E. & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2017). Communicating infectious disease prevalence through graphics: Results from an international survey. Vaccine, 35(32), 4041-4047. PMID: 28647168.

Scherer, L. D., Shaffer, V. A., Caverly, T., Scherer, A. M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Kullgren, J. T. & Fagerlin, A. (2017). The role of the affect heuristic and cancer anxiety in responding to negative information about medical tests. Psychology & Health, 1-21. PMID: 28535696.

Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Scherer, A. M., Witteman, H. O., Solomon, J. B., Exe, N. L., Tarini, B. A. & Fagerlin, A. (2017). Graphics help patients distinguish between urgent and non-urgent deviations in laboratory test results. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 24(3), 520-528. PMID: 28040686.

Scherer, A. M., Bruchmann, K., Windschitl, P. D., Rose, J. P., Smith, A. R., Koestner, B., Snetselaar, L. & Suls, J. (2016). Sources of bias in peoples' social-comparative estimates of food consumption. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 22(2), 173-83. PMID: 27054551.

Scherer, A. M., Taber-Thomas, B. C. & Tranel, D. (2015). A neuropsychological investigation of decisional certainty. Neuropsychologia, 70, 206–213. PMID: 25725416.

Scherer, A. M., Windschitl, P. D. & Graham, J. (2015). An Ideological House of Mirrors: Political Stereotypes as Exaggerations of Motivated Social Cognition Differences. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(2), 201–209. DOI: 10.1177/1948550614549385.

Scherer, A. M., Scherer, L. D. & Fagerlin, A. (2015). Getting ahead of illness: Using metaphors to influence medical decision making. Medical Decision Making, 35(1), 37–45. PMID: 24615273.

Windschitl, P. D., Bruchmann, K., Scherer, A. M. & McEvoy, S. (2013). Egocentrism in Judging the Effectiveness of Treatments. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35(4), 325–333. DOI: 10.1080/01973533.2013.785405.

Scherer, A. M., Windschitl, P. D. & Smith, A. R. (2013). Hope to be right: Biased information seeking following arbitrary and informed predictions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(1), 106–112. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.07.012.

Windschitl, P. D., Scherer, A. M., Smith, A. R. & Rose, J. P. (2013). Why so confident? The influence of outcome desirability on selective exposure and likelihood judgment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120(1), 73–86. DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2012.10.002.

Scherer, A. M., Windschitl, P. D., O’Rourke, J. & Smith, A. R. (2012). Hoping for more: The influence of desirability on information seeking and predictions about relative quantity. Cognition, 125(1), 113–117. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2012.06.013.

Englebrecht, C., Peterson, D., Scherer, A. & Naccarato, T. (2008). "It’s not my fault": Acceptance of responsibility as a component of engagement in juvenile residential treatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(4), 466–484. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2007.11.005.

DeLisi, M., Hochstetler, A., Scherer, A. M., Purhmann, A. & Berg, M. T. (2008). The Starkweather Syndrome: Exploring criminal history antecedents of homicidal crime sprees. Criminal Justice Studies, 21(1), 37–47. DOI: 10.1080/14786010801972670.

Delisi, M., Scherer, A. M. (2006). Multiple homicide offenders: Offense characteristics, social correlates, and criminal careers. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 33(3), 367–391. DOI: 10.1177/0093854806286193.