The following publications are attributable to OSU-CERTS projects, mentored faculty and post-doctoral researchers, and/or are focused policy pieces triggered by OSU-CERTS research.

OSU-CERTS author names are italicized. Updated 2/13/18.


Emery, L.F., Romer, D., Sheerin, K.M., Jamieson, K.H., Peters, E. Affective and cognitive mediators of the impact of cigarette warning labels. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Mar;16(3):263-9. PMCID: PMC3920332


Roberts, M.E., Bidwell, L.C., Colby, S.M., Gwaltney, C.J. With Others or Alone? Adolescent Individual Differences in the Context of Smoking Lapses.  Health Psychol. 2015 Feb 9. PMCID: PMC4530102

Roberts, M.E., Colby, S.M., Jackson, K.M.  What predicts early smoking milestones? J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Mar;76(2):256-66. PMCID: PMC5374478

Berman M.L., Kim A.E. Bridging the gap between science and law: the example of tobacco regulatory science. J Law Med Ethics. 2015 March;43 Suppl 1:95-8. PMCID:PMC4465282

Roberts, M.E., Nargiso, J.E., Gaitonde, L.B., Stanton, C.A., Colby, S.M. Adolescent social networks: general and smoking-specific characteristics associated with smoking. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Mar;76(2):247-55. PMCID:PMC5374477

Berman, M.L., Connolly, G., Cummings, K.M., Djordjevic, M.V., Hatsukami, D.K., Henningfield, J.E., Myers, M., O'Connor, R.J., Parascandola, M., Rees, V., Rice, J.M., Shields, P.G. Providing a Science Base for the Evaluation of Tobacco Products. Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Apr;1(1):76-93. PMCID: PMC4671507  

Yates, K., Friedman, K., Slater, M., Berman, M.L., Paskett, E., Ferketich, A.K. A Content Analysis of Electronic Cigarette Portrayal in Newspapers. Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Apr;1(1):94-102. PMCID:PMC4517829

Cassidy, R.N., Roberts, M.E., Colby, S.M. Validation of a respiratory symptom questionnaire in adolescent smokers. Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Jul;1(2):121-128. PMCID: PMC4517836

Klein, E.G., Shoben, A.B., Krygowski, S., Ferketich, A., Berman, M.L., Peters, E., Rao, U., Wewers, M.E. Does Size Impact Attention and Recall of Graphic Health Warnings? Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Jul;1(2):175-185. PMCID: PMC4631437

Higgins, S.T., Kurti, A.N., Redner, R., White, T.J., Gaalema, D.E., Roberts, M.E., Doogan, N.J., Tidey, J.W., Miller, M.E., Stanton, C.A, Henningfield, J.E., Atwood, G. A. A literature review on prevalence of gender differences and intersections with other vulnerabilities to tobacco use in the United States, 2004-2014. Prev Med. 2015 Nov;80:89-100. PMCID: PMC4592404  

Roberts, M.E., Berman, M.L., Slater, M.D., Hinton, A., Ferketich, A.K.  Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing in Rural and Urban Ohio: Could the New Landscape of Tobacco Products Widen Inequalities?  Prev Med. 2015 Dec;81:232-5. PMCID: PMC4679669

Evans, A. T., Peters, E., Strasser, A. A., Emery, L. F., Sheerin, K. M., Romer, D. Graphic Warning Labels Elicit Affective and Thoughtful Responses from Smokers: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial. PLoS One. 2015 Dec 16;10(12):e0142879.  PMCID: PMC4684406  


Song, M.A., Marian, C., Brasky, T.M., Reisinger, S., Djordjevic, M., Shields, P.G. Chemical and Toxicological Characteristics of Conventional and Low TSNA Moist Snuff Tobacco Products. Toxicol Lett. 2016 Jan 21;245:68-77. PMCID: PMC4910161

Higgins, S.T., Kurti, A.N., Redner, R., White, T.J., Keith, D.R., Gaalema, D.E., Sprague, B.L., Stanton, C.A., Roberts, M.E., Doogan, N.J., Priest, J.S. Co-occurring risk factors for current cigarette smoking in a U.S. nationally representative sample. Prev Med. 2016 Feb 21.  PMCID: PMC4992654

Roberts, M.E., Colby, S.M., Lu, B., Ferketich, A.K. Understanding tobacco use onset among African Americans. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Apr;18 Suppl 1:S49-56. PMCID: PMC4889995

Roberts, M.E., Peters, E., Ferketich, A.K., Klein, E.G.  The age-related positivity effect and tobacco warning labels.  Tob Regul Sci. 2016 Apr;2(2):176-185. PMCID: PMC5014443

Stanton, C.A., Keith, D.R., Gaalema, D.E., Bunn, J.Y., Doogan, N.J., Redner, R., Kurti, A.N., Roberts, M.E., Higgins, S.T. Trends in tobacco use among US adults with chronic health conditions: National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2005-2013.  Prev Med. 2016 Apr 15. PMCID: PMC5065737

Roberts, M.E., Doogan, N.J., Kurti, A.N., Redner, R., Gaalema, D.E., Stanton, C.A., White, T.J., Higgins, S.T. Rural Tobacco Use across the United States: How rural and urban areas differ, broken down by census regions and divisions. Health Place. 2016 May;39:153-9.  PMCID: PMC4874850

Klein, E.G., Berman, M.L., Hemmerich, N., Htut, S., Carlson, C., Slater, M.  Online e-cigarette marketing claims: A systematic content and legal analysis. Tob Regul Sci. 2016 Jul;2(3):252-262. PMCID: PMC4950517

Wipfli H.L., Berman M.L., Hanson K., Kelder S., Solis A., Villanti A.C., Ribeiro C.M., Meissner H.I., Anderson R. Defining tobacco regulatory science competencies. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Jul 14. PMCID: PMC5234367

Davison, G., Shoben, A., Pasch, K.E., Klein, E.G. Energy drink use among Ohio Appalachian smokers. J Community Health. 2016 Oct;41(5):897-902. PMCID: PMC5293181

Meernik, C., Jarman, K., Wright, S.T., Klein, E.G., Goldstein, A.O., Ranney, L. Eye Tracking Outcomes in Tobacco Control Regulation and Communication: A Systematic Review. Tob Regul Sci. 2016 Oct;2(4):377-403. PMCID: PMC5033068

Peters, E., Evans, A.T., Hemmerich, N.,  Berman, M.L. Emotion in the law and the lab: The case of graphic cigarette warnings. Tob Regul Sci. 2016 Oct;2(4), 404-413. PMCID: PMC5648023.

Weng D.Y., Chen J., Taslim C., Hsu P.C., Marian C., David S.P., Loffredo C.A., Shields P.G. Persistent alterations of gene expression profiling of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells from smokers. Mol Carcinog. 2016 Oct;55(10):1424-37. PMCID: PMC4860148


Hsu P.C., Lan R.S., Brasky T.M., Marian C., Cheema A.K., Ressom H.W., Loffredo C.A., Pickworth W.B., Shields P.GMenthol smokers: metabolomic profiling and smoking behavior.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jan;26(1):51-60. PMCID: PMC5386404

Hsu P.C., Lan R.S., Brasky T.M., Marian C., Cheema A.K., Ressom H.W., Loffredo C.A., Pickworth W.B., Shields P.GMetabolomic Profiles of Current Cigarette Smokers. Mol Carcinog. 2017 Feb;56(2):594-606.  PMCID: PMC5646689

Lazard, A., Schmidt, A., Vu, H., Byron, M. J., Peters, E., Boynton, M. H., Brewer, N.T.  Icons for health effects of cigarette smoke: A test of semiotic type. J Behav Med. 2017 Feb 20. PMCID: PMC5501993

Doogan, N.J., Wewers, M.E., Berman, M.L. The Impact of a Federal Cigarette Minimum Pack Price Policy on Cigarette Use in the USA. Tob Control. 2017 Mar 04. PMCID: PMC5583019

Doogan, N.J., Roberts, M.E., Wewers, M.E., Stanton, C.A., Keith, D.R., Gaalema, D.E., Kurti, A.N., Redner, R., Cepeda-Benito, A., Bunn, J.Y., Lopez, A.A., Higgins, S.T. A growing geographic disparity: Urban and rural cigarette use trends in the United States. Prev Med. 2017 Mar 16. PMCID: PMC5600673

Evans A.T, Peters E., Shoben A.B, Meilleur L.R., Klein E.G., Tompkins M.K., Tusler, M. Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels Increase Both Risk Perceptions and Smoking Myth Endorsement. Psychol Health. 2017 Apr 7:1-22. PMCID: PMC5632120

Cameron L.D., Biesecker B.B., Peters E., Taber J.M., Klein W.M.P. Self-regulation principles underlying risk perception and decision making within the context of genomic testing. Soc Personal Psychol Compass. 2017;11:e12315. PMCID: PMC5716481

Roberts, M.E., Lu, B., Browning, C.R., Ferketich, A.K. Tracking young adults’ attitudes toward tobacco marketing using ecological momentary assessment (EMA). Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Jul 29;52(9):1219-1224.  PMCID: PMC5568032

Heckman, B.W., Cummings, K.M., Hirsch, A.A., Quisenberry, A., Borland, R., O’Connor, R.J., Fong, G.T., Bickel, W.K. A novel method for evaluating the acceptability of substitutes for cigarettes: The Experimental Tobacco Marketplace. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 3(3), 2017 July, pp. 266-279(14).

Hemmerich, N., Klein, E.G., Berman, M.L.  Evidentiary Support in Public Comments to the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2017 Aug;42(4):645-666.  PMCID: PMC5522345

Shields, P.G., Berman, M.L., Brasky, T.M., Freudenheim, J.L., Mathe, E.A., McElroy, J., Song, M.A., Wewers, M.D. A Review of Pulmonary Toxicity of Electronic Cigarettes In The Context of Smoking: A Focus On InflammationCancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Aug;26(8):1175-1191.  PMCID: PMC5614602

Quisenberry, A.J., Koffarnus, M.N., Epstein, L.H., Bickel, W.K. The Experimental Tobacco Marketplace II: Substitutability and sex effects in dual electronic cigarette and conventional cigarette users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Sep 1;178:551-555.  PMCID: PMC5729205

Roberts, M.E., Doogan, N.J., Stanton, C.A., Quisenberry, A.J., Villanti, A., Gaalema, D.E., Kurti, A.N., Lopez, A.A., Redner, R., Cepeda-Benito, A., Higgins, S. Rural vs. urban use of traditional and emerging tobacco products in the United States, 2013-2014. Am J Public Health. 2017 Oct;107(10):1554-1559. PMCID: PMC5607677

Evans, A.T., Peters, E., Shoben, A., Meilleur, L., Klein, E., Tompkins, M.K., Romer, D., Tusler, M. Cigarette graphic warning labels are not created equal: They can increase or decrease smokers’ quit intentions relative to text-only warnings.   Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Oct 1;19(10):1155-1162.  PMC Journal – In Process

Klein, E.G., Quisenberry, A.J., Shoben, A.B., Krygowski, S., Ferketich, A.K., Berman, M.L., Peters, E., Wewers, M.E.  Health warning labels for smokeless tobacco: The impact of graphic images on attention, recall, and craving. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Oct 1;19(10):1172-1177.   PMC Journal – In Process

Peters, E. (Oct 2017).  Educating good decisions. Behavioural Public Policy, 1(2), 162-176.

Zettler, P.J., Hemmerich, N., Berman, M.L., Closing the Regulatory Gap for Synthetic Nicotine (October 1, 2017). Boston College Law Review, Forthcoming; Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper ; Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 425.

Athamneh, L., Stein, J., Quisenberry, A.J., Pope, D., & Bickel, W.K. The association between parental history and delay discounting among individuals in recovery from addiction. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Oct 1;179:153-158.  PMCID: PMC5599355 

Kurti, A.N., Redner, R., Lopez, A.A., Keith D.R., Villanti, A., Stanton, C.A., Gaalema, D.E., Bunn, J., Doogan, N.J., Cepeda-Benito, A., Roberts, M.E., Phillips, M.D., Higgins, S.T. Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Use in a Nationally Representative Sample of Pregnant Women. Prev Med. 2017 Nov;104:50-56. PMCID: PMC5734954

Song M.A., Benowitz N.L., Berman M., Brasky T.M., Cummings K.M.,  Hatsukami D., Marian C., O’Connor R., Rees V., Woroszylo C., Shields P.G. Cigarette filter ventilation and its relationship to increasing rates of lung adenocarcinoma. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Dec 1;109(12).  NIHMSID: 906308.

Curry, E., Nemeth, J., Wermert, A., Conroy, S., Shoben, A., Ferketich, A., Wewers, M.E. A descriptive report of electronic cigarette use after participation in a community-based tobacco cessation trial. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Dec 13;20(1):135-139.  PMC Journal – In Process

Roberts, M.E., Klein, E.G., Berman, M.L., Berhane, B., Ferketich, A.K. Young Adult Perceptions Surrounding Hookah Use. Health Behav Policy Rev. 2017 Nov;4(6):593-600. PMCID: PMC5685191

Romer, D., Ferguson, S., Strasser, A.A., Evans, A.T., Tompkins, M.K., Macisco, J., Fardal, M., Tusler, M., Peters, E. (2018). Effects of pictorial warning labels for cigarettes and quit-efficacy on emotional responses, smoking satisfaction, and cigarette consumption. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, 53-64. PMCID: PMC5680153

Byron, M.J., Lazard, A.J., Peters, E., Vu, H., Schmidt, A., Brewer, N. T. (2018). Effective formats for communicating risks from cigarette smoke chemicals. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 4(2), 16-29.

Brasky, T.M., Hinton, A., Doogan, N.J., Cooper, S.E., Nagaraja, H.N., Xi, W., Shields, P.G., Wewers, M,E. Characteristics of the Tobacco User Adult Cohort in Urban and Rural Ohio. Tob Regul Sci 2018; 4(1):614-630. (In Press).

Lazard, A.J., Byron, M.J., Vu, H., Peters, E., Schmidt, A., Brewer, N. T. Website designs for communicating about chemicals in cigarette smoke. Health Communication.  (in press)

Thrasher, J.F., Brewer, N.T., Niederdeppe, J. Peters, E., Strasser, A.A., Grana, R., Kaufman, A.R. Advancing tobacco product warning labels research methods and theory: A summary of a grantee meeting held by the US National Cancer Institute. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. (in press)

Peters, E., Shoots-Reinhard, B. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water: Commentary on Kok, Peters, Kessels, ten Hoor, and Ruiter (2018). Health Psychology Review. (in press)

Berman, M.L., Byron, M.J., Hemmerich, N, Lindblom, E.N., Lazard, A.J., Peters, E., Brewer, N.T.  Communicating tobacco product information to the public.   Food & Drug Law Journal.  PMCID: 5794026

Friedman, K.L., Roberts, M.E., Keller-Hamilton, B., Yates, K.A., Paskett, E.D., Berman, M.L., Slater, M.D., Lu, B., Ferketich, A.K. Attitudes towards Tobacco, Alcohol, and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Advertisement Themes among Adolescent Boys. Substance Use and Misuse. (accepted)


Book Chapters:

Tompkins, M. K., Bjalkebring, P., & Peters, E. (in press). Emotional aspects of risk perceptions. In Martina Raue, Eva Lermer & Bernhard Streicher (Ed.), Psychological Aspects of Risk and Risk Analysis: Theory, Models, and Applications (pp.). New York: Springer.

Peters, E., & Meilleur, L. (2016). The influence of affect on health decisions. In M.A. Diefenbach, S.M. Miller SM, & D. Bowen. Handbook of Health Decision Science. (pp 109-120). New York, NY:  Springer Verlag.

Bickel, W.K., Moody, L., Snider, S.E., Mellis, A., Stein, J.S., & Quisenberry, A.J. (2017; Invited Chapter). The behavioral economics of tobacco products: Innovations in laboratory methods to inform regulatory science. In Y. Hanoch, T. Rice, and A. Barnes (Eds.), Behavioral Economics of Health Behaviors: Key concepts and current research. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

Bickel, W.K., Stein, J. S., Moody, L.N., Snider, S.E., Mellis, A., & Quisenberry, A.J. (2017; Invited Chapter). Toward narrative theory: Interventions for reinforcer pathology in health behaviors. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Volume 63: Impulsivity: How Time and Risk Influence Decision Making. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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