Recent Publications

Mental and Behavioral Health

  1. Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Whaite EO, Lin L, Rosen D, Colditz JB, Radovic A, Miller E. Social Media Use and Perceived Social Isolation Among Young Adults in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In press, 2017.
  2. Primack BA, Shensa A, Escobar-Viera CG, Barrett EL, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, James AE. Use of multiple social media platforms and symptoms of depression and anxiety: A nationally-representative study among U.S. young adults. Computers in Health Behavior. In press, 2017.
  3. Jones JR, Colditz JB, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Lin L, Terry MA, Primack BA. Associations between internet-based professional social networking and emotional distress. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 2016;19(10):601-8. PMID: 27732077 PMCID: PMC5067824.
  4. Sidani JE, Shensa A, Hoffman B, Hanmer J, Primack BA. The association between social media use and eating concerns among US young adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2016;(16)30:1-8. NIHMS: 784746
  5. Lin LY, Sidani JE, Shensa A, Radovic A, Miller E, Colditz JB, Hoffman BL, Giles LM, Primack BA. Association between social media use and depression among U.S. young adults. Depression and Anxiety. 2016;33(4):323-331. PMCID: PMC4853817
  6. Levenson JC, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Primack BA. Social media use and sleep disturbance among young adults. Preventive Medicine. 2016;85(4);36-41. PMCID: PMC4857587
  7. Shensa A, Sidani JE, Lin L, Bowman ND, Primack BA. Social media use and perceived emotional support among US young adults. Journal of Community Health. 2016;41(3):541-9. PMCID: PMC4842323
  8. Primack BA, Land SR, Fan J, Kim KH, Rosen DA. Associations of mental health problems with waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among college students. Substance Use and Misuse. 2013;48(3), 211-219. PMCID: PMC3582711
  9. Primack BA, Silk JS, DeLozier CR, Shadel WS, Dillman Carpentier F, Dahl RE, Switzer GE. Using ecological momentary assessment to determine media use by individuals with and without major depressive disorder. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2011;165(4):360-5. PMCID: PMC3074228
  10. Primack BA, Swanier B, Georgiopoulos AM, Land SR, Fine MJ. Association between media use in adolescence and depression in young adulthood: a longitudinal study. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2009;66(2):181-8. PMCID: PMC3004674
  11. Primack BA, Douglas EL, Fine MJ, Dalton MA. Exposure to sexual lyrics and sexual experience among urban adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2009;36(4):317-23. PMCID: PMC3008595
  12. Primack BA, Gold MA, Schwarz EB, Dalton MA. Degrading and non-degrading sex in popular music: a content analysis. Public Health Reports. 2008;123(5):593-600. PMCID: PMC2496932

Waterpipe Tobacco Use

  1. Sidani, JE, Shensa A, Naidu MR, Yabes J, Primack BA. Initiation, progression, and sustained waterpipe use: A nationally-representative longitudinal study of U.S. young adults. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. In press, 2017.
  2. Maziak W, Taleb ZB, Jawad M, Afifi R, Nakkash R, Akl E, Ward KD, Salloum RG, Barnett TE, Primack BA, Sherman S, Cobb CO, Sutfin EL, Eissenberg T. Consensus statement on assessment of waterpipe smoking in epidemiological studies. Tobacco Control. In press, 2017.
  3. Sidani JE, Shiffman S, Shensa A, Switzer GE, Primack BA. Waterpipe tobacco smoking dependence among US young adults. Addiction. 2016;111(2);351-359. PMCID: PMC4715762
  4. Colditz JB, Ton J, James AE, Primack BA. Toward Effective Water Pipe Tobacco Control Policy in the United States: Synthesis of Federal, State, and Local Policy Texts. American Journal of Health Promotion. Online January 5, 2016.  PMCID: PMC4935627 
  5. Primack BA, Carroll MV, Weiss PM, Shihadeh AL, Shensa A, Farley ST, Fine MJ, Eissenberg T, Nayak S. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Inhaled Toxicants from Waterpipe and Cigarette Smoking. Public Health Reports. 2016;131(1):76-85. PMCID: PMC4716475
  6. Primack BA, Carroll MV, Davis W, Shensa A, Levine MD. Hookah-related images posted by and about females on Tumblr. Journal of Health Communication. 2016;21(3):366-375. PMCID: PMC4873310
  7. Primack BA, Freedman-Doan P, Sidani JE, Rosen D, Shensa A, James AE, Wallace J. Sustained waterpipe tobacco smoking and trends over time among US high school seniors: Findings from Monitoring the Future. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015;49(6):859-67. PMCID: PMC4780332
  8. Soneji S, Sargent JD, Tansky SE, Primack BA. Associations between initial waterpipe tobacco smoking and snus and subsequent cigarette smoking: Results from a longitudinal study of US adolescents and young adults. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015;169(2):129–36. PMCID: PMC438804
  9. Sidani JE, Shensa A, Primack BA. Waterpipe steam stones: Familiarity with and use among US young adults. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2015;17(1):114–8.  PMCID: PMC4318932
  10. Carroll MV, Chang J, Sidani JE, Barnett TE, Soule E, Balbach E, Primack BA. Reigniting tobacco ritual: Waterpipe tobacco smoking establishment culture in the United States. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2014;16(12):1549–58.  PMCID: PMC4296182
  11. Primack BA, Khabour OF, Alzoubi KH, Switzer GE, Shensa A, Carroll MV, Azab M, Eissenberg T. The LWDS-10J: Reliability and validity of the Lebanon Waterpipe Dependence Scale among university students in Jordan. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2014;16(7):915-22. PMCID: PMC413366
  12. Sidani JE, Shensa A, Barnett TE, Cook RL, Primack BA. Knowledge, attitudes, and normative beliefs as predictors of hookah tobacco smoking initiation: A longitudinal study of University students. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2014;16(6):647-54.  PMCID: PMC4015087
  13. Primack BA, Mah J, Shensa A, Rosen D, Yonas MA, Fine MJ. Associations between race, ethnicity, religion, and waterpipe tobacco smoking. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 2014;13(1):58-71.  PMCID: PMC3998664
  14. Barnett TE, Shensa A, Kim KH, Cook RL, Nuzzo E, Primack BA. The predictive utility of attitudes toward hookah tobacco smoking on current use and use among a sample of college students. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2013;37(4):433-439. PMCID: PMC3761412
  15. Primack BA, Shensa A, Kim KH, Carroll MV, Hoban MT, Leino EV, Eissenberg T, Dachille KH, Fine MJ. Waterpipe smoking among U.S. university students. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2013;15(1);29-35. PMCID: PMC3524056
  16. Nuzzo E, Shensa A, Kim KH, Fine MJ, Barnett TE, Cook R, Primack BA. Associations between hookah tobacco smoking knowledge and hookah smoking behavior among US college students. Health Education Research. 2013;28(1);92-100. PMCID: PMC3549589
  17. Primack BA, Hopkins M, Hallett C, Carroll MV, Zeller M, Dachille K, Donohue JM. U.S. health policy related to hookah tobacco smoking. American Journal of Public Health. 2012;102(9):e47-51. PMCID: PMC382044
  18. Khabour OF, Alzoubi KH, Eissenberg T, Mehrotra P, Azab M, Carroll MV, Afifi RA, Primack BA. Waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among university students in Jordan. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2012;16(7):986-92. PMCID: PMC3570564
  19. Carroll MV, Shensa A, Primack BA. A comparison of cigarette and hookah-related videos on YouTube. Tobacco Control. 2013;22(5):319-323. PMCID: PMC3655091
  20. Primack BA, Rice KR, Shensa A, Carroll MV, DePenna EJ, Nakkash R, Barnett T. US hookah tobacco smoking establishments advertised on the internet. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;42(2):150-6. PMCID: PMC3391575
  21. Azab M, Khabour OF, Alkaraki AK, Eissenberg T, Alzoubi KH, Primack BA. Water pipe tobacco smoking among university students in Jordan. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2010;12(6):606-12. PMCID: PMC2878728
  22. Primack BA, Fertman CI, Rice KR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Fine MJ. Waterpipe and cigarette smoking among college athletes in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2010;46(1):45-51. PMCID: PMC3001225
  23. Primack BA, Walsh M, Bryce C, Eissenberg T. Water-pipe tobacco smoking among middle and high school students in Arizona. Pediatrics. 2009;123(2):e282-8. PMCID: PMC3013632
  24. Primack BA, Sidani J, Agarwal AA, Shadel WG, Donny EC, Eissenberg TE. Prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. university students. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2008;36(1):81-6. PMCID: PMC3004534

Cigarette/E-Cigarette Use

  1. Colditz JB, Welling J, Smith NA, James AE, Primack BA. World Vaping Day: Contextualizing vaping culture in online social media. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. In press, 2017.
  2. Shensa A, Phelps-Tschang JS, Miller E, Primack BA. A randomized crossover study of Web-based media literacy to prevent smoking. Health Education Research. 2016;31(1): 48-59. PMCID: PMC4883031
  3. Primack BA, Soneji S, Stoolmiller M, Fine MJ, Sargent JD. Progression to traditional cigarette smoking after electronic cigarette use among U.S. adolescents and young adults. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015;169(11):1018-1023. PMCID: PMC4800740
  4. Phelps-Tschang J, Miller E, Rice K, Primack BA. Web-based media literacy to prevent tobacco use among high school students. Journal of Media Literacy Education. 2015;7(3);29-40.
  5. Primack BA, Douglas E, Land SR, Miller E, Fine MJ. Comparison of media literacy and usual education to prevent tobacco use: A cluster randomized trial. Journal of School Health. 2014;84(2):106–15. PMCID: PMC4126196
  6. Shadel WG, Martino S, Setodji C, Haviland A, Primack BA, Scharf D. Motives for smoking in movies affect future smoking risk in middle school students: An experimental Investigation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2012;123(1-3);66-71. PMCID: PMC3288217
  7. Primack BA, Kim KH, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Barnett TE, Switzer GE. Tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol use in University students: A cluster analysis. Journal of American College Health. 2012;60(5):374-86. PMCID: PMC3401532
  8. Salgado MV, Perez-Stable EJ, Primack BA, Kaplan CP, Mejia RM, Gregorich SE, Alderete E. Association of media literacy with cigarette smoking among youth in Jujuy, Argentina. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2012;14(5):516-21. PMCID: PMC3337534
  9. Primack BA, Longacre MR, Beach M, Adachi-Mejia AM, Dalton MA. Association of established smoking among adolescents with timing of exposure to smoking depicted in movies. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2012;104(7):1571-6. PMCID: PMC3317882
  10. Shadel WG, Martino S, Haviland A, Setodji C, Primack BA. Smoking motives in movies are important for understanding adolescent smoking: A preliminary investigation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2010;12(8):850-4. PMCID: PMC2917740
  11. Sherman EJ, Primack BA. What works to prevent adolescent smoking? A systematic review of the National Cancer Institute’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs. Journal of School Health. 2009;79(9):391-9. PMCID: PMC3004538
  12. Primack BA, Sidani J, Carroll MV, Fine MJ. Associations between smoking and media literacy in college students. Journal of Health Communication. 2009;14(6):541-55. PMCID: PMC3008588
  13. Primack BA, Fine D, Yang CK, Wickett D, Zickmund S. Adolescents’ impressions of antismoking media literacy education: qualitative results from a randomized controlled trial. Health Education Research. 2009;24(4):608-21. PMCID: PMC2706492
  14. Primack BA, Hobbs R. Association of various components of media literacy and adolescent smoking. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2009;33(2):192-201. PMCID: PMC3001227
  15. Primack BA, Land SR, Fine MJ. Adolescent smoking and volume of exposure to various forms of media. Public Health. 2008;122(4):379-89. PMID: 18206196. PMCID: PMC3001229
  16. Primack BA, Dalton MA, Carroll MV, Agarwal AA, Fine MJ. Content analysis of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs in popular music. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2008;162(2):169-75. PMCID: PMC3004676
  17. Primack BA, Bost JE, Land SR, Fine MJ. Volume of tobacco advertising in African American markets: systematic review and meta-analysis. Public Health Reports. 2007;122(5):607-15. PMCID: PMC1936959
  18. Primack BA, Switzer GE, Dalton MA. Improving measurement of normative beliefs involving smoking among adolescents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2007;161(5):434-9. PMCID: PMC301365
  19. Primack BA, Gold MA, Land SR, Fine MJ. Association of cigarette smoking and media literacy about smoking among adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006;39(4):465-72. PMCID: PMC3008629
  20. Primack BA, Gold MA, Switzer GE, Hobbs R, Land SR, Fine MJ. Development and validation of a smoking media literacy scale for adolescents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2006;160(4):369-74. PMCID: PMC3001232

Alcohol and Other Substance Use

  1. Primack BA, Colditz JB, Rosen E, Giles LM, Jackson K, Kraemer KL. Portrayal of alcohol brands favored by underage youth on YouTube. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. In press, 2017.
  2. Primack BA, Colditz JB, Pang K, Jackson KM. Portrayal of alcohol intoxication on YouTube. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2015;39(3):496-503. PMCID: PMC4510943
  3. Primack BA, McClure A, Li Z, Sargent JD. Receptivity to and recall of alcohol brand appearances in US popular music and alcohol-related behaviors. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2014;38(6):1737-44. PMID: 24716496. PMCID: PMC4047148
  4. Sidani JE, Shensa A, Primack BA. Substance use and living arrangement among fraternity and sorority members at US colleges and universities. Journal of Community Health. 2012;38(2), 238-245. PMCID: PMC3594445
  5. Primack BA, Nuzzo E, Rice K, Sargent J. Alcohol brand references in U.S. popular music. Addiction. 2012;107(3):557-66. PMCID: PMC3273659
  6. Hu X, Primack BA, Barnett TE, Cook RL. College students and use of K2: An emerging drug of abuse in young persons. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2011; 6:16. PMCID: PMC3142218
  7. Primack BA, Douglas EL, Kraemer KL. Exposure to cannabis in popular music and cannabis use among adolescents. Addiction. 2010;105(3):515-23. PMCID: PMC2881613
  8. Primack BA, Kraemer KL, Fine MJ, Dalton MA. Media exposure and marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse. 2009;44(5):722-39. PMCID: PMC3008330

Entertainment Education

  1. Hoffman BL, Shensa A, Wessel C, Hoffman RM, Primack BA. Exposure to fictional medical television and health: A systematic review. Health Education Research. In press, 2017.
  2. Hoffman BL, Hoffman RM, Wessel C, Shensa A, Woods MS, Primack BA. The use of fictional medical television in medical education: A systematic review. Advances in Health Sciences Education. In press, 2017.
  3. Primack BA, Roberts T, Fine MJ, Dillman Carpentier FR, Rice KR, Barnato AE. ER vs. ED: A comparison of televised and real-life emergency medicine. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012;43(6):1160-6. PMCID: PMC3573875
  4. Primack BA, Carroll MV, McNamara M, Klem ML, King B, Rich MO, Chan CW, Nayak S. Role of video games in improving health-related outcomes: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;42(6):630-8. PMCID: PMC3391574
  5. Primack BA, Wickett DJ, Kraemer KL, Zickmund S. Teaching health literacy using popular television programming: a qualitative pilot study. American Journal of Health Education. 2010;41(3):147-54. PMCID: PMC3757562
  6. Arke ET, Primack BA. Quantifying media literacy: development, reliability, and validity of a new measure. Educational Media International. 2009;46(1):53-65. PMCID: PMC3092308

Clinical & Translational Science

  1. Primack BA, Colditz JB, Cohen E, Switzer GE, Robinson G, Seltzer DL, Rubio DM, Kapoor WN. Measurement of social capital among clinical research trainees. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014;7(1):33-7. PMID: 24118964. PMCID: PMC36644911
  2. Rubio DM, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. A comprehensive career-success model for physician-scientists. Academic Medicine. 2011:86(12):1571-6. PMCID: PMC3228877
  3. Lee JS, Primack BA, Mor MK, Stone RA, Obrosky DS, Yealy DM, Fine MJ. Processes of care and outcomes for community-acquired pneumonia. American Journal of Medicine. 2011;124(12):1175.e9-17. PMCID: PMC3578284
  4. Primack BA, Dilmore TC, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Li JI, Landsittel DP, Kapoor WN, Rubio DM. Burnout among early-career research trainees. Clinical and Translational Science. 2010;3(4):186-8. PMCID: PMC2925292
  5. Primack BA, Bui T, Fertman CI. Social marketing meets health literacy: innovative improvement of health care providers’ comfort with patient interaction. Patient Education and Counseling. 2007;68(1):3-9. PMCID: PMC3004527

Mental and Behavioral Health
Waterpipe Tobacco Use
Cigarette/E-Cigarette Use
Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse
Entertainment Education
Clinical and Translational Science