1. Firearm Ownership and Suicide Rates Among US Men and Women, 1981-2013.

    American Journal of Public Health 106(7):1316 (2016) PMID 27196643

    To examine the relationship between state-level firearm ownership rates and gender-specific, age-adjusted firearm and total suicide rates across all 50 US states from 1981 to 2013. We used panel data for all 50 states that included annual overall and gender-specific suicide and firearm suicide r...
  2. Do alcohol advertisements for brands popular among underage drinkers have greater appeal among youth and young adults?

    Substance Abuse: Official Publication Of The As... 37(1):222 (2016) PMID 25961837 PMCID PMC4641838

    No previous study has determined whether there are differences in the youth appeal of alcohol advertisements for popular versus unpopular brands among underage drinkers. This paper provides a systematic investigation of the differential appeal of brand-level alcohol advertisements among underage...
  3. The relationship between exposure to brand-specific alcohol advertising and brand-specific consumption among underage drinkers--United States, 2011-2012.

    American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 42(1):4 (2016) PMID 26479468 PMCID PMC4767625

    Marketing is increasingly recognized as a potentially important contributor to youth drinking, yet few studies have examined the relationship between advertising exposure and alcohol consumption among underage youth at the brand level. To examine the relationship between brand-specific exposure ...
  4. Validity of the Simple-Measure for Assessing Psoriasis Activity (S-MAPA) for objectively evaluating disease severity in patients with plaque psoriasis.

    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 73(5):868 (2015) PMID 26475541 PMCID PMC4609315

  5. The relationship between population-level exposure to alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth in the US.

    Alcohol and Alcoholism 50(3):358 (2015) PMID 25754127 PMCID PMC4398991

    We investigated the population-level relationship between exposure to brand-specific advertising and brand-specific alcohol use among US youth. We conducted an internet survey of a national sample of 1031 youth, ages 13-20, who had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days. We ascertained all of the ...
  6. More on hidden formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosols.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(16):1575 (2015) PMID 25875274

  7. More on Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(16):1575 (2015) PMID 25875273

    To the Editor: The data presented by Jensen et al. (Jan. 22 issue)1 in their recent letter to the Editor do not support their conclusion that e-cigarette use presents a likely risk of excessive exposure to formaldehyde. The 5-V puff topography used by Jensen et al. appears to have over...
  8. Flavored alcoholic beverage use, risky drinking behaviors, and adverse outcomes among underage drinkers: results from the ABRAND Study.

    American Journal of Public Health 105(4):810 (2015) PMID 25713955 PMCID PMC4358196

    We examined associations between consumption of different types of flavored alcoholic beverages (FABs) and risky drinking and drinking-related harms among underage drinkers. For the Alcohol Brand Research among Underage Youth study, we applied multivariable logistic regression analyses to data f...
  9. Proof of concept of fiber dispersed Raman spectroscopy using superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.

    Optics Express 23(4):5078 (2015) PMID 25836542

    Due to its high molecular specificity, Raman spectroscopy is a well-established analytical tool. Usually the inelastically scattered Raman light is spectrally dispersed by a spectrometer. Here, we present an alternative method, using an optical fiber as dispersive element. As the group velocity ...
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  10. Patterns of media use and alcohol brand consumption among underage drinking youth in the United States.

    Journal of Health Communication 20(3):314 (2015) PMID 25631372 PMCID PMC4451204

    This study investigated whether underage drinkers with varied media use patterns differentially consume popular brands of alcohol. A survey was conducted with a national online panel of 1,032 underage youth 13-20 years of age who had consumed at least 1 drink in the past 30 days. A latent class ...
  11. Differences in alcohol brand consumption between underage youth and adults-United States, 2012.

    Substance Abuse: Official Publication Of The As... 36(1):106 (2015) PMID 24483601 PMCID PMC4141902

    The alcohol brand preferences of US underage drinkers have recently been identified, but it is not known whether youth are simply mimicking adult brand choices or whether other factors are impacting their preferences. This study is the first to compare the alcohol brand preferences of underage d...
  12. Vested interests in addiction research and policy. Alcohol brand sponsorship of events, organizations and causes in the United States, 2010-2013.

    British journal of addiction 109(12):1977 (2014) PMID 25384933 PMCID PMC4228795

    There has been insufficient research attention to the alcohol industry's use of corporate sponsorship as a marketing tool. This paper provides a systematic investigation of the nature and extent of alcohol sponsorship-at the brand level-in the United States. The study examined sponsorship of org...
  13. Examining the relationship between the prevalence of guns and homicide rates in the USA using a new and improved state-level gun ownership proxy.

    Injury Prevention 20(6):424 (2014) PMID 24740937

    Determining the relationship between gun ownership levels and firearm homicide rates is critical to inform public health policy. Previous research has shown that state-level gun ownership, as measured by a widely used proxy, is positively associated with firearm homicide rates. A newly developed...
  14. Alcohol facts labels on Four Loko: will the Federal Trade Commission's order be effective in reducing hazardous drinking among underage youth?

    American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 40(6):424 (2014) PMID 25265094

    Underage drinking accounts for 4400 alcohol-attributable deaths in the US each year. After several reports of the deaths of young people due to the consumption of the flavored-alcoholic beverage (FAB) Four Loko, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) examined whether Phusion Projects violated federa...
  15. The relationship between alcohol price and brand choice among underage drinkers: are the most popular alcoholic brands consumed by youth the cheapest?

    Substance Use and Misuse 49(13):1833 (2014) PMID 25183436 PMCID PMC4192130

    We examined the influence of price on alcohol brand choice among underage youth. Using a national sample of 1,032 youth, ages 13-20, recruited from a national Internet panel in 2011-2012, we compared differences in mean prices between popular and unpopular brands, examined the association of pri...
  16. The relationship between gun ownership and stranger and nonstranger firearm homicide rates in the United States, 1981-2010.

    American Journal of Public Health 104(10):1912 (2014) PMID 25121817

    We examined the relationship between gun ownership and stranger versus nonstranger homicide rates. Using data from the Supplemental Homicide Reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports for all 50 states for 1981 to 2010, we modeled stranger and nonstranger homicide rat...
  17. The relationship between brand-specific alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth.

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 38(8):2234 (2014) PMID 24986257 PMCID PMC4146644

    Being able to investigate the relationship between underage drinkers' preferences for particular brands and their exposure to advertising for those brands would represent a significant advance in alcohol marketing research. However, no previous national study has examined the relationship betwee...
  18. A new proxy measure for state-level gun ownership in studies of firearm injury prevention.

    Injury Prevention 20(3):204 (2014) PMID 23956369

    Since many states are considering gun control laws, researchers need reliable data on rates of gun ownership at the state level. Survey measures of gun ownership in all 50 states, however, are only available for 3 years, and no state-level data have been collected since 2004. Consequently, the N...
  19. The frequency of company-sponsored alcohol brand-related sites on Facebook™-2012.

    Substance Use and Misuse 49(7):779 (2014) PMID 24499464 PMCID PMC4410775

    This research provides an estimate of the frequency of company-sponsored alcohol brand-related sites on Facebook™. We conducted a systematic overview of the extent of alcohol brand-related sites on Facebook™ in 2012. We conducted a 2012 Facebook™ search for sites specifically related to 898 alco...
  20. The use of caffeinated alcoholic beverages among underage drinkers: results of a national survey.

    Addictive Behaviors 39(1):253 (2014) PMID 24161375 PMCID PMC3882903

    The mixing of alcoholic beverages with caffeine has been identified as a public health problem among college students; however, little is known about the consumption of such drinks among younger adolescents. We estimated the prevalence of caffeinated alcoholic beverage (CAB) use among a wide age...