Recent Publications

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

Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Escobar-Viera CG, Shensa A, Hamm M, Melcher EM, Rzewnicki DI, Egan JE, Sidani JE, Primack BA. ‘I don’t feel like the odd one’: Utilizing content analysis to compare the effects of social media use on well-being among sexual minority and non-minority U.S. young adults. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2019.
  • Shensa A, Sidani JE, Escobar-Viera CG, Switzer GE, Primack BA, Choukas-Bradley S. Emotional support from social media and face-to-face relationships: associations with depression risk among young adults. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2020;260:38-44. PMID: 31493637.
  • Primack BA, Karim SA, Shensa A, Bowman B, Knight J, Sidani JE. Positive and negative social media experiences and social isolation. American Journal of Health Promotion. In press, 2018.

Waterpipe Tobacco Use

  • Chu K, Colditz JB, Malik M, Yates T, Primack BA. Identifying key target audiences for public health campaigns: leveraging machine learning in the case of hookah tobacco smoking. JMIR. 2019;21(7). PMID: 31287063.
  • Colditz JB, Chu K, Emery S, Welling J, Larkin CR, James AE, Primack BA. Toward real-time infoveillance of Twitter health messages: Practical considerations for data collection, Management, and Human Coding. American Journal of Public Health. 2018;108(8): 1009-1014. PMID: 2992764 PMCID: PMC6050832.
  • Sidani JE, Shensa A, Yabes J, Fertman C, Primack BA. Waterpipe tobacco use in college and non-college young adults in the USA. Family Practice. 2019;36(2):103-109. PMID: 29741621 PMCID: PMC6425466

Cigarette/E-Cigarette Use

  • Chu K, Shensa A, Colditz JB, Sidani JE, Hoffman BL, Sinclair D, Primack BA. Modeling the social dynamics of cigarette and e-cigarette use. Health Education Behavior. 2019.
  • Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Barrett EL, Shensa A, Chu K, James AE, Primack BA. I wake up and hit the JUUL: analyzing Twitter for JUUL nicotine effects and dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2019.
  • Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Barrert EL, Chu K, James AE, Primack BA. JUUL on Twitter: analyzing tweets about use of a new nicotine delivery system. Journal of School Health. 2019.

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, Rosenthal EL, Colditz JB, McGarry R, Primack BA. Use of Twitter to assess viewer reactions to the medical drama Code Black. Journal of Health Communication. 2018;23(3):244-253.  PMID: 29452057
  • 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. PMID: 28334962
  • Hoffman BL, Hoffman RM, Wessel C, Shensa A, Woods MS, Primack BA. Use of fictional medical television in medical education: A systematic review. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2018;23(1):201-216. PMID: 28083814  

Clinical & Translational Science

  • Escobar-Viera CG, Zhou Z, Morano JP, Lucero R, Lieb S, McIntosh S,Clauson KA, Cook RL. The Florida mHealth Adherence Project for People Living with HIV (FL-mAPP): longitudinal assessment of feasibility, acceptability, and clinical outcomes. JMIR mHealth. 2019.
  • Hoffman BL, Felter EM, Chu K, Shensa A, Hermann C, Wolynn T, Williams D, Primack BA. It’s not all about autism: The emerging landscape of anti-vaccination sentiment on Facebook. Vaccine. 2019;37(16):2216-2223. PMID: 30905530. 
  • Corbin BD, Colditz JB, Switzer GE, Sidani JE, Klatt PM, Schaffer T, Primack BA. The SMARxT media literacy program: Improving evidence-based prescribing among medical students. Journal of Media Literacy Education. 2018;10(3):1-18.