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Prev Med. 2016 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Powell LM, Kumanyika SK, Isgor Z, Rimkus L, Zenk SN, Chaloupka FJ.

Food and beverage price promotions may be potential targets for public health initiatives but have not been well documented. We assessed prevalence and patterns of price promotions for food and beverage... more

Environ Behav. 2016;48(1):246-265.
Authors: Slater S, Pugach O, Lin W, Bontu A.

In a sample of racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods, using a quasi-experimental, prospective, longitudinal study design, we examined whether involvement of community groups in playground design selection, installation, and ongoing maintenance influences park utilization and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) post-playground renovations (N = 78 matched parks, 39 intervention/39control). Parks were matched on... more

Environ Behav. 2016;48(1):111-130.
Authors: Chriqui JF, Nicholson LM, Thrun E, Leider J, Slater SJ.

Although zoning is recognized for its role in facilitating healthy communities, no study has examined whether active living–oriented zoning codes are associated with adult leisure time physical activity (PA). This study sought to fill this gap and hypothesized that adult leisure time PA would be greater in communities with more progressive zoning code reforms and... more

Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Cannon DS, Mermelstein RJ, Medina TR, Pugach O, Hedeker D, Weiss RB.

INTRODUCTION: In very novice smokers, CYP2A6 genotypes that reduce nicotine metabolism to an intermediate rate may increase smoking risk, relative to both normal and slow rates. The present study examined the hypothesis that intermediate metabolism variants are... more

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Oct;24(10):1599-1606.
Authors: Mortel M, Rauscher GH, Murphy AM, Hoskins K, Warnecke RB.

BACKGROUND: In a racially and ethnically diverse sample of recently diagnosed urban patients with breast cancer, we examined associations of patient, tumor biology, and mammography facility characteristics on the probability of symptomatic discovery of their breast cancer despite a recent prior screening mammogram. ... more

Med Care. 2015 Oct;53(10):872-8.
Authors: Molina Y, Silva A, Rauscher GH.

BACKGROUND: Racial/ethnic disparities exist along the breast cancer continuum, including time to a diagnosis. Previous research has largely focused on patient-level factors, and less is known about the role that health care facilities may play in delayed breast cancer care. OBJECTIVES: We examined racial/ethnic disparities in delayed diagnosis for breast cancer in the Breast Cancer Care... more

Authors: Rose SW, Emery SL, Ennett S, McNaughton Reyes HL, Scott JC, Ribisl KM.
Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct;105(10):e60-7.

OBJECTIVES: We assessed public and smoker support for enacted and potential point-of-sale (POS) tobacco-control policies under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. METHODS: We surveyed a US nationally representative sample of 17 507 respondents (6595 smokers) in January through February 2013, and used linear regression to calculate weighted point estimates and identify factors associated with support for POS policies among adults and smokers. ... more

Authors: Huang J, Kim Y, Vera L, Emery SL.
Am J Prev Med. 2015 Sep 22. pii: S0749-3797(15)00357-8.

INTRODUCTION: The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) market has evolved rapidly in recent years, with exploding growth in brands and product types; however, e-cigarette use among priority (sexual minority and low-income) populations and its relationship with smoking-cessation and tobacco control policies have yet to be fully characterized. METHODS: The authors conducted a nationally representative online... more

Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Kim Y, Kornfield R, Shi Y, Vera L, Daubresse M, Alexander GC, Emery S.

INTRODUCTION: Televised direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) for prescription drugs is controversial, especially for tobacco cessation products such as varenicline, given safety concerns that arose only after its market approval. We aim to quantify the extent to which DTCA influenced... more

Authors: Emory K, Kim Y, Buchting F, Vera L, Huang J, Emery SL.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]

INTRODUCTION: Emerging evidence suggests bisexual populations are at increased risk for a variety of negative health outcomes, including tobacco use. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) populations are at increased risk for cigarette smoking, but research on LGB subpopulations' use of tobacco products beyond cigarettes and tobacco use differences across LGB subgroups is in its infancy. This study explores... more

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