Selected Publications

For an extended list of publications, see our recent publications page.

Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Whaite EO, Lin L, Rosen D, Colditz JB, Radovic A, Miller E. Social media use and social isolation among young adults in the United States. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In press, 2017.
  • 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. 2017;69:1-9.
  • 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. NIHMSID: 784746

Waterpipe Tobacco Use

  • 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.
  • 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. 2017;26(5)748-755. PMCID: PMC5413431
  • 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

Cigarette/E-Cigarette Use

  • 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.
  • Shensa A, Phelps-Tschang JS, Miller E, Primack BA. A randomized crossover study of Web-based media literacy to prevent smoking. Health Education Research. 2015;169(11). PMCID: PMC4883031
  • 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

Alcohol and Other Substance Use

  • 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. 2017;78(5), 654–664. PMCID: PMC4451204
  • 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
  • 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

Entertainment Education

  • Hoffman BL, Shensa A, Wessel C, Hoffman RM, Primack BA. Exposure to fictional medical television and health: A systematic review. Health Education Research. 2017;32(2):107-123.
  • 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.
  • 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

Clinical & Translational Science

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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