Laura Scherer, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, Washington University In St. Louis (2010)
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Research Interests

Shared decision making, risk communication, health misinformation, patient centered care

Publications

  • Thorpe A, Gurmankin Levy A, Scherer LD, Scherer AM, Drews FA, Butler JM, Fagerlin A. Impact of prior COVID-19 infection on perceptions about the benefit and safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Am J Infect Control. 2024 Jan;52(1):125-128. PubMed PMID: 37544513
  • 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. 2023 Feb;43(2):152-163. PubMed PMID: 36059240
  • Røssell EL, Bo A, Grønborg TK, Kristiansen IS, Borgquist S, Scherer LD, Støvring H. Danish Women Want to Participate in a Hypothetical Breast Cancer Screening with Harms and No Reduction in Mortality: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Med Decis Making. 2023 Feb 3;:272989X231152830. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36734154
  • Watanabe N, Mo F, Zheng R, Ma R, Bray VC, van Leeuwen DG, Sritabal-Ramirez J, Hu H, Wang S, Mehta B, Srinivasan M, Scherer LD, Zhang H, Thakkar SG, Hill LC, Heslop HE, Cheng C, Brenner MK, Mamonkin M. Feasibility and preclinical efficacy of CD7-unedited CD7 CAR T cells for T cell malignancies. Mol Ther. 2023 Jan 4;31(1):24-34. PubMed PMID: 36086817
  • Montembeau SC, Rao BR, Mitchell AR, Speight CD, Allen LA, Halpern SD, Ko YA, Matlock DD, Moore MA, Morris AA, Scherer LD, Ubel P, Dickert NW. Integrating Cost into Shared Decision-Making for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (POCKET-COST-HF): A Trial Providing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Heart Failure Medications during Clinical Encounters. Am Heart J. 2023 Dec 12;269:84-93. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38096946
  • Butler JM, Wang X, Riddoch M, Thorpe A, Stevens V, Scherer LD, Drews FA, Shoemaker H, Fagerlin A. Veterans and Nonveterans Coping With Stress During 4 Months of COVID-19. Ann Fam Med. 2023 Nov-Dec;21(6):508-516. PubMed PMID: 38012035
  • 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. 2023 Feb;43(2):152-163. PubMed PMID: 36059240
  • Scherer LD, Suresh K, Lewis CL, McCaffery KJ, Hersch J, Cappella JN, Morse B, Tate CE, Mosley BS, Schmiege S, Schapira MM. Assessing and Understanding Reactance, Self-Exemption, Disbelief, Source Derogation and Information Conflict in Reaction to Overdiagnosis in Mammography Screening: Scale Development and Preliminary Validation. Med Decis Making. 2023 Oct-Nov;43(7-8):789-802. PubMed PMID: 37705500
  • Shoemaker HE, Thorpe A, Stevens V, Butler JM, Drews FA, Burpo N, Scherer LD, Fagerlin A. Telehealth Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Veterans and Nonveterans: Web-Based Survey Study. JMIR Form Res. 2023 Sep 8;7:e42217. PubMed PMID: 37527547
  • Bayerman SF, Li M, Syed A, Scherer LD. Development of a Naturalness Preference Scale. Med Decis Making. 2023 Oct-Nov;43(7-8):821-834. PubMed PMID: 37522395
  • Thorpe A, Zhong L, Scherer LD, Drews FA, Shoemaker H, Fagerlin A. Demographic, structural, and psychological predictors of risk-increasing and mask wearing behaviors among US adults between December 2020-March 2021. Patient Educ Couns. 2023 Sep;114:107792. PubMed PMID: 37201301
  • Waters EA, Taber JM, Ackermann N, Maki J, McQueen AM, Scherer LD. Testing Explanations for Skepticism of Personalized Risk Information. Med Decis Making. 2023 May;43(4):430-444. PubMed PMID: 37005827
  • Levy AG, Thorpe A, Scherer LD, Scherer AM, Butler JM, Shoemaker H, Fagerlin A. Parental Nonadherence to Health Policy Recommendations for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission Among Children. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Mar 1;6(3):e231587. PubMed PMID: 36877524
  • Røssell EL, Bo A, Grønborg TK, Kristiansen IS, Borgquist S, Scherer LD, Støvring H. Danish Women Want to Participate in a Hypothetical Breast Cancer Screening with Harms and No Reduction in Mortality: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Med Decis Making. 2023 May;43(4):403-416. PubMed PMID: 36734154
  • Navanandan N, McNulty MC, Suresh K, Freeman J, Scherer LD, Tyler A. Factors Associated With Clinician Self-Reported Resource Use in Acute Care and Ambulatory Pediatrics. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2023 May;62(4):329-337. PubMed PMID: 36199256
  • 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. 2023 Feb;43(2):152-163. PubMed PMID: 36059240
  • Schmid, P. Altay, S. & Scherer, L.D. The Psychological Impacts and Message Features of Health Misinformation (2023). European Psychologist.
  • Lum HD, Fischer S, Tell K, Scherer L, O'Leary S, Elk R, Hurley S, Washington K, Decamp M. (2023). Elevating Home Health Aid Input in Co-Creation of COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Vemuru S, Smith S, Colborn K, Huynh V, Leonard L, Bonnell L, Scherer L, Matlock D, Lee C, Kim S, Tevis S. (2023) Access to Results of Patient Reported Outcome Surveys Does Not Improve Survey Response Rates. Journal of Surgical Research.
  • Scherer LD, Shaffer VA, Zikmund-Fisher BJ (2023). Maximizing-satisficing and medical maximizing-minimizing are related but distinct dispositions. Decision 10(1), 31-43
  • 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. 2022 Jul 11;114(7):1036-1039. PubMed PMID: 34291289
  • 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 Jul;208:68-71. PubMed PMID: 35717747
  • 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 Jul;36(6):976-986. PubMed PMID: 35411819
  • 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 Jul;135(7):e182-e193. PubMed PMID: 35307357
  • Nosek BA, Hardwicke TE, Moshontz H, Allard A, Corker KS, Dreber A, Fidler F, Hilgard J, Kline Struhl M, Nuijten MB, Rohrer JM, Romero F, Scheel AM, Scherer LD, Schönbrodt FD, Vazire S. Replicability, Robustness, and Reproducibility in Psychological Science. Annu Rev Psychol. 2022 Jan 4;73:719-748. PubMed PMID: 34665669
  • Valentine KD, Scherer LD. Interpersonal (mis)perceptions and (mis)predictions in patient-clinician interactions. Curr Opin Psychol. 2022 Feb;43:244-248. PubMed PMID: 34461604
  • Valentine KD, Wegier P, Shaffer VA, Scherer LD. The Impact of 4 Risk Communication Interventions on Cancer Screening Preferences and Knowledge. Med Decis Making. 2022 Apr;42(3):387-397. PubMed PMID: 34470536
  • Levy AG, Thorpe A, Scherer LD, Scherer AM, Drews FA, Butler JM, Burpo N, Shoemaker H, Stevens V, Fagerlin A. Misrepresentation and Nonadherence Regarding COVID-19 Public Health Measures. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Oct 3;5(10):e2235837. PubMed PMID: 36215070
  • Navanandan N, McNulty MC, Suresh K, Freeman J, Scherer LD, Tyler A. Factors Associated With Clinician Self-Reported Resource Use in Acute Care and Ambulatory Pediatrics. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2022 Oct 5;:99228221128074. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36199256
  • 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;17(8):e0272426. PubMed PMID: 35930557
  • 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;11(12):e023789. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35723002
  • 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 Jul;208:68-71. PubMed PMID: 35717747
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 35622364
  • 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 Jul;36(6):976-986. PubMed PMID: 35411819
  • 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 Jul;135(7):e182-e193. PubMed PMID: 35307357
  • Nosek BA, Hardwicke TE, Moshontz H, Allard A, Corker KS, Dreber A, Fidler F, Hilgard J, Kline Struhl M, Nuijten MB, Rohrer JM, Romero F, Scheel AM, Scherer LD, Schönbrodt FD, Vazire S. Replicability, Robustness, and Reproducibility in Psychological Science. Annu Rev Psychol. 2022 Jan 4;73:719-748. PubMed PMID: 34665669
  • Valentine KD, Wegier P, Shaffer VA, Scherer LD. The Impact of 4 Risk Communication Interventions on Cancer Screening Preferences and Knowledge. Med Decis Making. 2022 Apr;42(3):387-397. PubMed PMID: 34470536
  • Valentine KD, Scherer LD. Interpersonal (mis)perceptions and (mis)predictions in patient-clinician interactions. Curr Opin Psychol. 2022 Feb;43:244-248. PubMed PMID: 34461604
  • 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. 2022 Jul 11;114(7):1036-1039. PubMed PMID: 34291289
  • Wallace B, Matlock DD, 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 Nov;41(8):963-969. PubMed PMID: 34053355
  • 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 Apr;40(4):274-284. PubMed PMID: 33646806
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 34046250
  • Scherer, L.D., Shaffer, V., Caverly, T., DeWitt, J. & Zikmund-Fisher, B.J. (2020). Medical Maximizing-Minimizing Predicts Patient Preferences for Both High-Benefit and Low-Benefit Care. Medical Decision Making.
  • Saffran, L., Hu, Sisi, Hinnant, A, Scherer, L.D., Nagle, S.C. (2020). Constructing and influencing perceived authenticity in science communication: Experimenting with narrative. Plos ONE.
  • Morgan, D., Scherer, L.D. & Korenstein, D. (2020). Improving physician communication about treatment decisions: Reconsideration of "risks versus benefits". Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
  • Scherer, L.D., Valentine, K.D., Patel, N., Baker, S.G., & Fagerlin, A. (2019). A Bias for Action in Cancer Screening? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25(2), 149-161.
  • VonGunten, C. & Scherer, L.D. (2019). Self-Other Differences in Multiattribute Decision Making: Compensatory versus Noncompensatory Decision Strategies. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32(2), 109-123.
  • Patel, N., Baker, S.G., Scherer, L.D. (2019). Examining the Cognitive Reflection Test as a Measure of Intuition/Reflection, Numeracy, and Insight Problem Solving, and the Implications for Understanding Real-World Judgments and Beliefs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Scherer, L.D. & Fagerlin, A. (2019). Shared decision making in revascularization decisions: Recent attempts highlight complexities and challenges. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 12(2), e005446.
  • Scherer, L.D. & Lin, G. (2019). Decision aids for prostate cancer screening: The true potential remains unknown. JAMA: Internal Medicine, 179(80), 1082-1083.
  • Piltch-Loeb, R., Zikmund-Fisher, B.J., Shaffer, V., Scherer, L.D., Fagerlin, A., Abramson, D.M. & Scherer, A.M. (2019). Cross-Sectional Psychological and Demographic Associations of Zika Knowledge and Conspiracy Beliefs Before and After Local Zika Transmission. Risk Analysis.
  • Evron, J.M, Reyes-Gastelum, D., Banerjee, M., Scherer, L.D., Wallner, L., Hamilton, A., Ward, K. Hawley, S., Zikmund-Fisher, B.J. & Haymart, M.R. (2019) The Role of Patient Maximizing-Minimizing Preferences in Thyroid Cancer Surveillance. Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Washington University In St. Louis (2010)
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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