My thirty years in academia at The Ohio State University encompassed research, teaching and administration as associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Nursing. I am a professor in the College of Nursing at Ohio State University (OSU) and serve as director of the pilot project core of the P50 Center of Excellence in Tobacco Regulatory Science (CERTS). My program of research on biobehavioral aspects of cigarette smoking includes: the influence of menthol on smoke constituent exposure, smoking topography, cigarette type and state tobacco control policies on smoking behaviors, and bitter taste phenotype and taste receptor genotype as related to oral nicotine replacement therapy adherence. National Institute on Drug Abuse funding has supported my research program. In my current CERTS role as director of pilot projects we solicited and secured pilot project applications across campus, screened these within CERTS, and obtained reviews of proposed pilot projects by NIH and FDA to determine congruence with FDA CTP research needs.
Tepper BJ, Melis M, Koelliker Y, Gasparini P, Ahijevych KL & Barbarossa IT. 2017. Factors inﬂuencing the phenotypic characterization of the oral marker, PROP. Nutrients 9, 1275.
Ahijevych K, Tepper BJ, Graham M, Holloman C, Matcham W. Relationships of PROP taste phenotype, taste receptor genotype, and oral nicotine replacement use. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Sep;17(9):1149-55.
Wewers ME, Salsberry PJ, Ferketich AK, Ahijevych KL, Hood NE, Paskett ED. (2012). Risk factors for smoking in rural women. Journal of Women’s Health (Larchmt), 21(5): 548-56.
Baker CJ, Fortney CA, Wewers ME, Ahijevych KL. (2011). The cultural context of smoking among immigrants from the Former Soviet Union. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(2), 166-173.
Trupp RJ, Corwin EJ, Ahijevych K, Nygren T. (2011). The impact of educational message framing on adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 9(1), 38-52.
Ahijevych K, Garrett, BE. (2010). The role of menthol in cigarettes as a reinforcer of smoking behavior. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(Suppl. 2):S110-S116.
Ahijevych K, Ford J. (2010). The relationships between menthol cigarette preference and state tobacco control policies on smoking behaviors of young adult smokers in the 2006-07 Tobacco Use Supplements to the Current Populations Surveys (TUS CPS). Addiction, 105(Suppl.1): 46-54.
Keib C, Reynolds N, Ahijevych K. (2010). Poor cardiac rehabilitation utilization among older adults: A self-regulatory model for tailored interventions. Heart & Lung: J Acute Critical Care, 39 (6), 504-11.
Neal JL, Lowe NK, Ahijevych KL, Patrick TE, Cabbage LA, Corwin EJ. (2010). 'Active labor' duration and dilation rates among low-risk, nulliparous women with spontaneous labor onset: a systematic review. J Midwifery & Women's Health, 55: 308-318.
McDaniel J, Belury M, Ahijevych K. (2010). Effect on n-3 oral supplements on n-6/n-3 ratio in young adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32: 64-81.
Ahijevych K. (2009). Biological models for studying and assessing tobacco use. In L Sarna and S bialous (Eds.). Annual Review of Nursing Research, 145-168.
McDaniel JC, Belury M, Ahijevych K, Blakely W. (2008). Omega-3 fatty acids effect on wound healing. Wound Repair and Regulation, 16: 337-345.