Projects

Current

Cessation in Non-Daily Smokers: An RCT of NRT with Ecological Momentary Assessment
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA R01)
2014-2018

Alcohol Marketing and Underage Drinking
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA R01)
2014-2017

Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States 
National Cancer Institute (NCI R01)  
2010–2016 

Sponsored Health IT and Evidence-Based Prescribing among Medical Residents
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ R21)
2014–2016

Using Social Media Data to Track Substance Use Trends
University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute
2014–2016 

Exploring sex differences in Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking 
National Institutes of Health, Office of Women’s Health (R01 Supplement)
2014-2016

Improving U.S. Health Policy Regarding Water-pipe Tobacco Smoking
National Cancer Institute (NCI R21)
2014–2016

 

Completed

Alcohol-Related Messages in Social Media
ABMRF: The Alcohol Research Foundation
2013-2015

Emergence of Gender Inequitable Practice in Adolescence
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD R24)
2013–2015 

Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking among Women: Data Synthesis from Social Media and Implications for Interventions
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
2012-2014

Media Literacy to Improve Evidence-Based Prescribing among Family Medicine Trainees
Oregon Department of Justice
2011-2012

Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking among Students at the University of Florida
University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research
2009–2011

Expanding Dissemination of Media Literacy to Prevent Adolescent Smoking 
National Institutes of Health (K07 Supplement)
2009–2011

Computer-Based Health and Medical Education in Needy Area High Schools
Maurice Falk Foundation
2008–2011

Media Literacy to Prevent Adolescent Smoking
National Institutes of Health (K07)
2006–2011

Investigating Associations between Media Use, Depression, and Anxiety, Using Ecological Momentary Assessment
RAND–University of Pittsburgh Health Institute
2009–2011

School-Based Media Literacy to Reduce Adolescent Smoking
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Physician Faculty Scholar Award)
2006–2009

Improving Medical Students’ Cultural Competency through Developing Community Patient Education Materials
University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Innovation in Education Award
2005–2006

AD IT UP: Integration of Video Production into Smoking Prevention Media Literacy Programs
Maurice Falk Foundation
2004–2007

Determining Associations Between Tobacco Use, Media Exposure, and Media Literacy
Tobacco Free Allegheny
2004–2005

Media Literacy for Health Education and Disease Prevention: Pilot Project
Maurice Falk Foundation
2003–2004