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Recent Publications

Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Aug 3. pii: ntw197.
Authors: Pugach O, Cannon DS, Weiss RB, Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ.

INTRODUCTION: Prior research suggests the CHRNA5A3B4 and CHRNB3A6 gene clusters have independent effects on smoking progression in young smokers. Here classification tree analysis uncovers conditional relations between these genes. METHODS: Conditional classification... more

J Behav Med. 2017 Apr;40(2):343-351.
Authors: Tejeda S, Gallardo RI, Ferrans CE, Rauscher GH.

Cultural beliefs about breast cancer may act as a barrier to Latina women seeking preventive services or timely follow-up for breast symptoms regardless of access. This study examines the association between factors and breast cancer cultural beliefs and the extent to which cultural beliefs are... more

J Behav Med. 2017 Feb;40(1):203-213.
Authors: Buscemi J, Janke EA, Kugler KC, Duffecy J, Mielenz TJ, St George SM, Sheinfeld Gorin SN.

The dissemination and implementation of evidence-based behavioral medicine interventions into real world practice has been limited. The purpose of this paper is to discuss specific limitations of current behavioral medicine research within the context of the RE-AIM framework, and potential opportunities to increase public health impact by applying novel intervention designs and data collection approaches. The MOST... more

Tob Control. 2016 Sep;25(5):558-63.
Authors: San S, Chaloupka FJ.

PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine whether tobacco spending has a 'crowding out' effect on food and utility spending within Turkish households. It also examines whether tobacco control policies have caused the spending patterns of smoking households to become similar to those of non-smoking households. METHODS: Using 2007 and 2011 Turkish Household Budget Surveys, we estimated the Quadratic Conditional Engel Curve (QCEC) to... more

Am J Health Behav. 2016 Jul;40(4):446-54.
Authors: Singleton CR, Baskin M, Levitan EB, Sen B, Affuso E, Affuso O.

OBJECTIVES: We studied whether use of farm-to-consumer (FTC) retail outlets (eg,... more

Prev Sci. 2016 Aug;17(6):743-50.
Selya AS, Dierker L, Rose JS, Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ.

Novice and light adolescent smokers can develop symptoms of nicotine dependence, which predicts smoking behavior several years into the future. However, little is known about how the association between these early - emerging symptoms and later smoker behaviors may change across time from early adolescence into young adulthood. Data were drawn from a 7-year longitudinal study of experimental (<100 cigarettes/lifetime; N = 594) and light (100+ cigarettes... more

Addiction. 2016 Aug;111(8):1466-76.
Authors: Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D.

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The neuropsychological correlates of simultaneous... more

Health Promot Pract. 22016 Nov;17(6):845-852.
Authors: Curry SJ, Mermelstein RJ, Sporer AK.

What helps community-based smoking cessation programs for youth stay in operation?

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Prev Med. 2017 Feb;95S:S120-S125.
Authors: Leider J, Chriqui JF, Thrun E.

In 2014, 30 percent of U.S. adults reported that none of their leisure activities involve any form of physical exertion. A sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for cognitive decline, heart attack, diabetes and certain cancers. One of the... more

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