1. Effect of childhood victimization on occupational prestige and income trajectories.

    PLoS ONE 10(2):e0115519 (2015) PMID 25723670 PMCID PMC4344214

    Violence toward children (childhood victimization) is a major public health problem, with long-term consequences on economic well-being. The purpose of this study was to determine whether childhood victimization affects occupational prestige and income in young adulthood. We hypothesized that yo...
  2. Effect of childhood victimization on occupational prestige and income trajectories.

    PLoS ONE 10(2):e0115519 (2015) PMID 25723670 PMCID PMC4344214

    Violence toward children (childhood victimization) is a major public health problem, with long-term consequences on economic well-being. The purpose of this study was to determine whether childhood victimization affects occupational prestige and income in young adulthood. We hypothesized that yo...
  3. Young adult former ever smokers: The role of type of smoker, quit attempts, quit aids, attitudes/beliefs, and demographics

    Preventive Medicine 57(5):690 (2013)

    Objective Young adults who smoke are often nondaily users who either quit or transition into dependent smokers. Further, this age group often has been considered an extension of the adult population. This study aims to examine young adult former ever smokers to understand fac...
  4. Young adult former ever smokers: the role of type of smoker, quit attempts, quit aids, attitudes/beliefs, and demographics.

    Preventive Medicine 57(5):690 (2013) PMID 24021991 PMCID PMC3855223

    Young adults who smoke are often nondaily users who either quit or transition into dependent smokers. Further, this age group often has been considered an extension of the adult population. This study aims to examine young adult former ever smokers to understand factors associated with their sto...
  5. Correlates of smoking among young adults: The role of lifestyle, attitudes/beliefs, demographics, and exposure to anti-tobacco media messaging

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence 130(1-3):115 (2013)

    Background Young adults (18-24 years) have the highest smoking rate of any age group. Unlike youth/adult populations where there is one primary message targeting behavior, anti-tobacco campaigns targeting young adults should contain messages of prevention and cessation. The o...
  6. Correlates of smoking among young adults: the role of lifestyle, attitudes/beliefs, demographics, and exposure to anti-tobacco media messaging.

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence 130(1-3):115 (2013) PMID 23182411

    Young adults (18-24 years) have the highest smoking rate of any age group. Unlike youth/adult populations where there is one primary message targeting behavior, anti-tobacco campaigns targeting young adults should contain messages of prevention and cessation. The objective was to identify factor...
  7. Culturally specific versus standard group cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation among African Americans: an RCT protocol.

    BMC Psychology 1(1):15 (2013) PMID 25566367

    African American smokers experience disproportionately higher rates of tobacco-related illnesses compared to Caucasians. It has been suggested that interventions targeted to specific racial/ethnic groups (i.e., culturally specific) are needed; however, the literature examining the efficacy of cu...
  8. Culturally specific versus standard group cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation among African Americans: an RCT protocol.

    BMC Psychology 1(1):15 (2013) PMID 25566367 PMCID PMC4269979

    African American smokers experience disproportionately higher rates of tobacco-related illnesses compared to Caucasians. It has been suggested that interventions targeted to specific racial/ethnic groups (i.e., culturally specific) are needed; however, the literature examining the efficacy of cu...
  9. Culturally specific versus standard group cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation among African Americans: an RCT protocol.

    BMC Psychology 1(1):15 (2013) PMID 25566367 PMCID PMC4269979

    African American smokers experience disproportionately higher rates of tobacco-related illnesses compared to Caucasians. It has been suggested that interventions targeted to specific racial/ethnic groups (i.e., culturally specific) are needed; however, the literature examining the efficacy of cu...
  10. Developing an urban community-campus partnership: lessons learned in infrastructure development and communication.

    Progress in Community Health Partnerships Resea... 6(4):435 (2012) PMID 23221288

    A low-income, African American neighborhood in Miami, Florida, experiences health disparities including an excess burden of cancer. Many residents are disenfranchised from the healthcare system, and may not participate in cancer prevention and screening services. We sought to describe the develo...
  11. Developing an urban community-campus partnership: lessons learned in infrastructure development and communication.

    Progress in Community Health Partnerships Resea... 6(4):435 (2012) PMID 23221288

    A low-income, African American neighborhood in Miami, Florida, experiences health disparities including an excess burden of cancer. Many residents are disenfranchised from the healthcare system, and may not participate in cancer prevention and screening services. We sought to describe the develo...
  12. Trends in smokeless tobacco use in the us workforce: 1987-2005.

    Tobacco Induced Diseases 9(1):6 (2011) PMID 21631951 PMCID PMC3118314

    The primary aim was to examine whether increasing workplace smoking restrictions have led to an increase in smokeless tobacco use among US workers. Smokeless tobacco exposure increases the risk of oral cavity, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers, and stroke. The prevalence of smokeless tobacco u...
  13. Secondhand smoke exposure and the risk of hearing loss.

    Tobacco Control 20(1):82 (2011) PMID 21081307 PMCID PMC3071573

    Hearing loss has been associated with tobacco smoking, but its relationship with secondhand smoke is not known. We sought to investigate the association between secondhand smoke exposure and hearing loss in a nationally representative sample of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examinati...
  14. Trends in smokeless tobacco use in the us workforce: 1987-2005.

    Tobacco Induced Diseases 9(1):6 (2011) PMID 21631951 PMCID PMC3118314

    The primary aim was to examine whether increasing workplace smoking restrictions have led to an increase in smokeless tobacco use among US workers. Smokeless tobacco exposure increases the risk of oral cavity, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers, and stroke. The prevalence of smokeless tobacco u...
  15. Secondhand smoke exposure and the risk of hearing loss.

    Tobacco Control 20(1):82 (2011) PMID 21081307 PMCID PMC3071573

    Hearing loss has been associated with tobacco smoking, but its relationship with secondhand smoke is not known. We sought to investigate the association between secondhand smoke exposure and hearing loss in a nationally representative sample of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examinati...
  16. Toward the identification of communities with increased tobacco-associated cancer burden: Application of spatial modeling techniques.

    Journal of Carcinogenesis 10:22 (2011) PMID 22013392 PMCID PMC3190569

    Smoking-attributable risks for lung, esophageal, and head and neck (H/N) cancers range from 54% to 90%. Identifying areas with higher than average cancer risk and smoking rates, then targeting those areas for intervention, is one approach to more rapidly lower the overall tobacco disease burden ...
  17. Toward the identification of communities with increased tobacco-associated cancer burden: Application of spatial modeling techniques.

    Journal of Carcinogenesis 10:22 (2011) PMID 22013392 PMCID PMC3190569

    Smoking-attributable risks for lung, esophageal, and head and neck (H/N) cancers range from 54% to 90%. Identifying areas with higher than average cancer risk and smoking rates, then targeting those areas for intervention, is one approach to more rapidly lower the overall tobacco disease burden ...
  18. Menthol cigarette smoking and health, Florida 2007 BRFSS.

    American Journal of Health Behavior 35(1):3 (2011) PMID 20950154

    To examine associations between menthol cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence, quit attempts, and physical and mental health. Data were drawn from the 2007 Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and a follow-up survey among current smokers (N = 3396). Univariate and multi...
  19. Secondhand smoke policy and the risk of depression.

    Annals of Behavioral Medicine 39(2):198 (2010) PMID 20354832 PMCID PMC2881688

    Banning smoking in work and public settings leads to immediate reductions in disease burden. However, no previous studies have looked specifically at the impact smoking bans may have on depression. The 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) uses a cross-sectional design represen...
  20. Changes in youth cigarette use following the dismantling of an antitobacco media campaign in Florida.

    Preventing chronic disease 7(3):A65 (2010) PMID 20394704 PMCID PMC2879997

    We examined the association of the termination of a successful youth-targeted antitobacco media campaign ("truth") and changes in smoking rates among youths aged 12-17 years in Florida. Six telephone-based surveys were completed during the active media campaign (1998-2001), and 2 postcampaign su...