Research Statement

My research focuses on healthcare consumer judgment and decision-making. 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. In my current research, I study how patients judge physicians who use AI in their medical decision making and how publicly posted quality measures are related to veteran choices on where to seek healthcare.

Peer-reviewed articles

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)