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Recent Publications

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jan 10;14(1).
Authors: Shang C, Chaloupka FJ.

Some manufacturers of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) voluntarily carried health warnings in their advertisements. This study... more

BMC Pediatr. 2016 Dec 1;16(1):198.
Authors: Martin MA, Rothschild SK, Lynch E, Christoffel KK, Pagán MM, Rodriguez JL, et al.

Background: The objective of this study was to design and test the feasibility and impact of a community health worker (CHW) intervention for comorbid asthma and obesity.

Methods: Using a proof of concept study design, we collected pre/post outcomes from a single intervention cohort of urban low-income in a single community area. A community-... more

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

Prev Med. 2016 Oct 3. pii: S0091-7435(16)30305-X.
Authors: Chriqui JF, Leider J, Thrun E, Nicholson LM, Slater SJ.

Can zoning regulations moderate inequities by income in active travel and taking public transit to work?

Dr. Jamie Chriqui led a research team in examining this question using data they... 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