Proposed OSU-CATS Projects 

The proposed overall theme of The Ohio State University Center for the Advancement of Tobacco Science (OSU-CATS) is to provide real world and complementary experimental scientific evidence to support tobacco control policies that impact tobacco use and risk, specifically considering factors that are market-focused, product-focused and user-focused. We propose to conduct four studies:

Project 1: The Buckeye Teen and Young Adult Cohort Study
Project Co-Leaders: Amy Ferketich, PhD & Megan Roberts, PhD

Proect 2: The Tobacco User Adult Cohort (TUAC)
Project Co-Leaders: Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH & Liz Klien, PhD, MPH

Project 3: Experimental Tobacco Marketplace: Testing Regulation and Policies on Product Choice
Project Leader: Warren Bickel, PhD

Project 4: Exposure and Lung Toxicity for Emerging ENDS
Project Co-Leaders: Peter Shields, MD & Mark Wewers, MD

OSU-CERTS Projects, in the final stages: 

Project 1: Urban and Rural Male Youth Cohort Study of Tobacco Use

Project 2: Understanding Adolescent Trajectories, Exposures and Susceptibilities

Project 3: Diversity of Tobacco Products Used and Purchased 

Completed OSU-CERTS Projects: 

Project 4: Comprehension of Health Risks in More and Less Arousing Affective Contexts

SupplementNavigating Information about Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in Tobacco Products

2014-2015 Pilot Projects 

Comprehension of Health Risks in More and Less Arousing Affective Contexts: Appalachian Sample

Content Analysis and Legal Review of Online E-Cigarette Advertising from Manufacturers, Retailers and Affiliates

Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on the Oral Microbiome

2015-2016 Pilot Projects

Effects of Electronic Cigarette Use on the Human Lung

Using Functional Neuroimaging to Assess the Reward-Value of Flavored Tobacco Product Advertisements in Adolescents

2016-2017 Pilot Projects
OSU-CERTS Project 3: Biomarker Pilot Study among Adult Urban and Rural Tobacco Product Users

Mouth and Lung Microbiome in Relation to Tobacco Use

A Study of the Environmental Influences of Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Among Incoming Freshmen

The Ohio State University, Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (OSU-CERTS), is supported by grant number P50CA180908 from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The content in this website is solely the responsibility of OSU-CERTS and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the Food and Drug Administration.