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Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Oct 18;52:20-26.
Authors: Hynes DM, Fischer MJ, Schiffer LA, Gallardo R, Chukwudozie IB, Porter A, Berbaum M, Earheart J,... more

Tob Control. 2016 Oct;25(Suppl 1):i32-i37.
Authors: DeLong H, Chriqui J, Leider J, Chaloupka FJ.

From the open-access manuscript:

Background: Native American tribes, as sovereign nations, are exempt from state tobacco... more

Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Oct;18(10):1973-80.
Authors: Stoklosa M, Drope J, Chaloupka FJ.

INTRODUCTION: Many European Union (EU) Member States have expressed the need for EU legislation to clarify the issue of e-cigarette taxation, but the economic evidence to inform creation... more

Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol. 2016 Sep;16(3):117-131.
Authors: Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ, Demirtas H, Berbaum ML.

In health studies, questionnaire items are often scored on an ordinal scale, for example on a Likert scale. For such questionnaires, item response theory (IRT) models provide a useful approach for obtaining summary scores for subjects (i.e., the model's random subject effect... more

Health Place. 2016 Sep 14;42:47-53. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Taber DR, Chriqui JF, Quinn CM, Rimkus LM, Chaloupka FJ.

We examined racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and urban/rural disparities in food policy enactment across different sectors, as well as retail food access, throughout the United States. Policy and retail food store... more

Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Aug 3. pii: ntw197. [Epub ahead of print]
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: ... more

J Behav Med. 2016 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]
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... more

J Behav Med. 2016 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]
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... 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