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Recent Publications

Am J Prev Med. 2015 May;48(5):575-9.
Authors: Kornfield R, Alexander GC, Qato DM, Kim Y, Hirsch JD, Emery SL.

Introduction: TV accounts for more than half of pharmaceutical direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) spending in the U.S. The purpose of this study is to quantify average household exposure to branded and non-branded (help-seeking) televised prescription drug advertisements and describe variation over time and according to medication indication and geography... more

J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Sheean P, Kabir C, Rao R, Hoskins K, Stolley M.

Background: Historically, women with metastatic breast cancer are excluded from lifestyle interventions under the assumptions that diet and physical activity will have little impact on their disease trajectory. However, recent treatment advances have led to significant increases in survivorship that pose challenges to this assumption. Objective: The... more

Prev Chronic Dis. 2015;12:140472.
Authors: Schermbeck RM, Powell LM.

We compare the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative’s (CFBAI’s) April 2014 list of food and beverage products approved to be advertised on children’s television programs with the federal Interagency Working Group’s nutrition recommendations for such advertised products. Products were assessed by using the nutrients to limit (saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, and sodium) component of the Interagency Working Group’s recommendations. Fifty-three percent of the listed products did not... more

Am J Prev Med. 2015 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Zenk SN, Powell LM, Isgor Z, Rimkus L, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ.

Introduction: Prepared, ready-to-eat foods comprise a significant part of Americans' diets and are increasingly obtained from food stores. Yet, little is known about the availability and healthfulness of prepared, ready-to-eat food offerings at stores. This study examines associations among... more

Psychol Assess. 2015 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D.

Neuropsychological performance has historically been measured in laboratory settings using standardized assessments. However, these methods may be inherently limited in generalizability. This concern may be mitigated with paradigms such as ecological momentary assessment (EMA). We evaluated the initial feasibility and acceptability of administering a visual working... more

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Daubresse M, Hutfless S, Kim Y, Kornfield R, Qato DM, Huang J, Miller K, Emery SL, Alexander GC.

Rationale: The United States is one of only two countries that permit direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs, and many questions remain regarding its effects. Objective: To... more

Tob Control. 2015 April 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Huang J, Zheng R, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Jiang Y.

Background: Few studies have examined the impact of tobacco tax and price policies in China. In addition, very little is known about the differential responses to tax and price increases based on socioeconomic status in China. Objective: To estimate the conditional cigarette consumption price elasticity among adult urban smokers in China and to examine the differential responses to cigarette... more

Tob Control. 2015 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, O'Connor RJ.

Background: Recent studies have shown that more opportunities exist for tax avoidance when cigarette excise tax structure departs from a uniform specific structure. However, the association between tax structure and cigarette price variability has not been thoroughly studied in the existing literature. Objective: To examine how cigarette tax structure is associated with price variability.... more

Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Apr 3;42:98-104.
Auhtors: Buscemi J, Blumstein L, Kong A, Stolley ML, Schiffer L, Odoms-Young A, Bittner C, Fitzgibbon ML.

Retaining underserved populations, particularly low-income and/or minority participants in research trials, presents a unique set of challenges. In this paper, we describe initial retention strategies and... more

J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2015 Apr 1:1-13. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Crane NA, Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Gonzalez R.

Introducation: Earlier initiation of cannabis use is associated with poorer neuropsychological functioning across several domains. Given well-documented sex differences in neuromaturation during adolescence, initiation of cannabis use during this time may affect... more