Research Statement

My research focuses on healthcare consumer judgment and decision-making. In my current research, I study how veterans make decisions about where to receive healthcare based on public quality information and how patients judge physicians when faced with AI-physician recommendation discrepancy. In my dissertation research, I examined how patients evaluated their physicians in online physician reviews. I investigated what reviews conveyed about the physician characteristics patients value, and whether differences exist in patient judgments based on physicians' specialty and gender.

Peer-reviewed articles

Madanay, F., Tu, K., Campagna, K., Davis, J.K., Doerstling, S., Chen, F., & Ubel, P. (2024). What patients like and dislike about their physicians: Developing and testing a natural-language-processing algorithm to classify social judgments in online physician reviews. Manuscript accepted at Journal of Medical Internet Research. 

Thoumi, A., Plasencia, G., Madanay, F., Ho, E., Palmer, C., Kaalund, K., Chaudhry, N.,   Labrador, A., Rigsby, K., Onunkwo, A., Almonte, I., Gonzales-Guarda, R., Martinez-Bianchi, V., & Cholera, R. (2023). Promoting Latinx Health Equity through Community-Engaged Policy and Practice Reforms in North Carolina. Frontiers in Public Health, 11. 

Madanay, F., McDevitt, R.C., & Ubel, P.A (2022). Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: Variation in regional political preferences predicted new prescriptions after President Trump’s endorsement. Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, 47(4), 429-451.

[Difference in HCQ prescriptions among top and bottom Trump-voting DMAs from article shown 

at right.]

Delaney, R.K., Sisco-Taylor, B.L., Wang, X., Scherr, K., Ubel, P.A., Haaland, B., Kahn, V.C., Hamstra, D., Wei, J.T., Madanay, F., Davis, J.K., Greeno, T.U., & Fagerlin, A. (2022). Two Specialists, Two Recommendations: Discordance between Urologists’ & Radiation Oncologists’ Prostate Cancer Treatment  Recommendations. Urology, 169, 156-161.

Wong, C.A., Hakimi, S., Santanam, T.S., Madanay, F., Fridman, I., Ford, C., Patel, M., & Ubel, P.A. (2020). Applying behavioral economics to improve adolescent and young adult health: a developmentally sensitive approach. Journal of Adolescent Health, 69(1), 17-25.

Wong, C.A., Madanay, F., Ozer, E., Harris, S., Moore, M., Master, S.O., Moreno, M., & Weitzman, E.R. (2020). Digital health technology to enhance adolescent and young adult clinical preventive services: Affordances and challenges. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(2), S24-S33. 

Buzi, R.S., Madanay, F.L., & Fujimoto, K. (2020). Sexual and social networks, venue attendance, and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Care, 1-6.

Wong, C.A., Ellsworth, E., Madanay, F., Chandrasekaran, D., Moore, M.E., Polsky, D., & Ubel, P.A. (2019). The roles of assisters and automated decision support tools in consumers’ marketplace choices: Room for improvement. Health Affairs, 38(3), 473-481.

Vulimiri, M., Bleser, W.K., Saunders, R.S., Madanay, F., Moseley, C., McGuire, H.F., Ubel, P.A., McKethan, A., McClellan, M., & Wong, C.A. (2019). Engaging beneficiaries in Medicaid programs that incentivize health-promoting behaviors. Health Affairs, 38(3), 431-439. 

[Medicaid program incentives from article shown at right.]

Buzi, R.S., Weinman, M.L., Smith, P.B., Loudd, G., & Madanay, F.L. (2018). HIV stigma perceptions and sexual risk behaviors among black young women. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 17(1), 69-85. 

Buzi, R.S., Madanay, F.L., & Smith, P.B. (2016). Integrating routine HIV testing into family planning clinics that treat adolescents and young adults. Public Health Reports, 131(Suppl 1), 130-138.
[HIV testing trends from article shown at left.]

Invited Book Reviews

Madanay, F. & Ubel, P.A. (2021, April). [Review of the book The Origins of Behavioural Public Policy, by Adam Oliver]. Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 46(2), 375-379.

Madanay, F. (2014, September). [Review of the book The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944, by R. Lukas]. The Sarmatian Review 34(3), 1867-1869.

Poster presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA (2018)