Amy Ferketich, PhD


Amy Ferketich, PhD


1841 Neil Ave.
310 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH, 43210
Phone: 614-292-7326

Professional Overview

Dr. Ferketich’s research falls into the following areas within the field of tobacco control: smoking cessation, tobacco use surveillance, tobacco policy, and tobacco regulatory science. With respect to smoking cessation, her independent research is largely focused on smokers who can be reached through healthcare providers and the healthcare system. In the past, she has led projects that target Medicaid-enrolled smokers in Southeast Ohio and smokers with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Her surveillance work includes secondary analyses of population-based data from the US, China, and Italy. Her research in the area of tobacco control policy has involved work with clean indoor air ordinances and tobacco advertising. She currently leads the Buckeye Teen Health Study, which is a project in OSU’s Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science. The goals of the study are to examine initiation and transition to tobacco use, including dual use of products, among 1,220 adolescent boys in urban and rural counties in Ohio. Specifically, exposure to advertising, marketing, and general tobacco imagery will be examined for their relation to tobacco use transitions. She is also the PI (with Marielle Brinkman) on an NCI-funded project that is focused on examining the impact of a warning label on a waterpipe.

Areas of Research and Study

tobacco control: smoking cessation, tobacco use surveillance, tobacco policy, and tobacco regulatory science


M.A.S., Statistics, The Ohio State University 2001
Ph.D., Public Health, The Ohio State University 2000
M.A., Exercise Physiology, The Ohio State University 1994
B.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, Kent State University 1992
B.S., Physical Education, Kent State University 1992

Awards and Honors

  • College of Public Health’s Excellence in Teaching Award, October, 2007
  • Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, March, 2016
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Spotlight Mentor Recognition, 2017

Selected Publications

Keller-Hamilton B, Roberts ME, Slater, MD, Berman M, Ferketich AK. Adolescent males’ responses to blu’s fake warnings. Recall of Cigarette Advertisements Making “Natural” Claims. Tobacco Control, Epub: February 16, 2019.

Friedman KL, Roberts ME, Keller-Hamilton B, Yates KA, Paskett ED, Berman ML, Slater MD, Lu B, Ferketich AK. Attitudes towards Tobacco, Alcohol, and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Advertisement Themes among Adolescent Boys. Substance Use & Misuse, 53(10):1706-1714, 2018.

Evans AT, Peters E, Keller-Hamilton B, Loiewski C, Slater MD, Lu B, Roberts ME, Ferketich AK. Warning salience affects adolescent boys’ recollection of information in tobacco advertisements. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 4(3):79-87, 2018.

Roberts ME, Keller-Hamilton B, Hinton A, Browning CR, Slater MD, Xi W, Ferketich AK. The magnitude and impact of tobacco marketing exposure in adolescents’ day-to-day lives: An ecological momentary assessment (EM) study. Addict Behaviors, 88:144-149, 2018.

Ferketich AK. The value of state-based surveillance and surveys in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 107:850-852, 2017.

Roberts ME,Lu B, Browning CR, Ferketich AK. Tracking young adults’ attitudes toward tobacco marketing using ecological momentary assessment (EMA). Substance Use & Misuse, 52:1219-1224, 2017.

Wang L, Lu B, Wewers ME, Foraker RE, Ouyang L, Ferketich AK. Are Retailers Compliant with Zoning Regulations that Ban Tobacco Sales near Schools in Changsha, China? Tobacco Control, 26:446-451, 2017.

Wang L, Jin Y, Berman M, Ferketich AK. Would a cigarette by any other name taste as good in China? Tobacco Control, 25:638-639, 2016.

Jin Y, Lu B, Klein EG, Berman M, Foraker RE, Ferketich AK. The Impact of Tobacco-Free Pharmacy Policies on Tobacco Retailer Density. American Journal of Public Health, 106(4): 679-685, 2016.

Ferketich AK, Lugo A, LaVecchia C, Fernandez E, Boffetta P, Clancy L, Gallus S. Relation between national-level tobacco control policies and individual-level voluntary home smoking bans in Europe. Tobacco Control, 25(1):60-65, 2016.

Wang L, Jin Y, Lu B, Ferketich AK. Smoking cessation assistance utilization in 14 low and middle income countries. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(5):1076-1082, 2016.

Yates K, Friedman K, Slater M, Berman M, Paskett ED, Ferketich AK. A content analysis of electronic cigarette portrayal in newspapers. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 1(1), 94-102, 2015.

Jradi H, Wewers ME, Pirie PP, Binkley PF, Ferketich AK. Tobacco Dependence curricula in Middle Eastern and North African medical education. Tobacco Control, 22(6):427-428, 2013.

Ferketich AK, Diaz P, Browning KK, Lu B, Koletar SL, Reynolds NR, Wewers ME. Safety of varenicline among smokers enrolled in the Lung HIV study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(1):247-254, 2013.

Ferketich AK, Otterson GA, King M, Hall N, Browning K, Wewers ME. A pilot test of a combined tobacco dependence treatment and lung cancer screening program. Lung Cancer, 76(2):211-215, 2012.

Ferketich AK, Liber A, Pennell M, Nealy D, Hammer J, Berman M.  Clean indoor air ordinance coverage in the Appalachian region of the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 100(7):1313-1318, 2010.