Publications

Brian Primack, MD, PhD

Chu KH, Colditz J, Malik M, Yates T, Primack B. Identifying Key Target Audiences for Public Health Campaigns: Leveraging Machine Learning in the Case of Hookah Tobacco Smoking. J Med Internet Res. 2019 Jul 8;21(7):e12443. doi: 10.2196/12443. PubMed PMID: 31287063.
Shiffman S, Scholl SM, Mao J, Ferguson SG, Hedeker D, Primack B, Tindle HA. Using nicotine gum to assist non-daily smokers in quitting: A randomized clinical trial. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 May 24; doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz090. PubMed PMID: 31125988.
Chu KH, Escobar-Viera CG, Matheny SJ, Davis EM, Primack BA. Tobacco cessation mobile app intervention (Just Kwit! study): protocol for a pilot randomized controlled pragmatic trial. Trials. 2019 Feb 26;20(1):147. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3246-2. PubMed PMID: 30808389; PMCID: PMC6390617.
Chu KH, Colditz JB, Primack BA, Shensa A, Allem JP, Miller E, Unger JB, Cruz TB. JUUL: Spreading Online and Offline. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Nov;63(5):582-586. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.08.002. PubMed PMID: 30348280; PMCID: PMC6201306.
Ben Taleb Z, Laestadius LI, Asfar T, Primack BA, Maziak W. #Hookahlife: The Rise of Waterpipe Promotion on Instagram. Health Educ Behav. 2019 Feb;46(1):106-113. doi: 10.1177/1090198118779131. PubMed PMID: 29952224.
Colditz JB, Chu KH, Emery SL, Larkin CR, James AE, Welling J, Primack BA. Toward Real-Time Infoveillance of Twitter Health Messages. Am J Public Health. 2018 Aug;108(8):1009-1014. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304497. PubMed PMID: 29927648; PMCID: PMC6050832.
Primack BA, Bisbey MA, Shensa A, Bowman ND, Karim SA, Knight JM, Sidani JE. The association between valence of social media experiences and depressive symptoms. Depress Anxiety. 2018 Aug;35(8):784-794. doi: 10.1002/da.22779. PubMed PMID: 29877002.
Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Tulikangas MC, Roberts MS, Colditz JB, Mor MK, James AE, Fine MJ. Comparison of toxicant load from waterpipe and cigarette tobacco smoking among young adults in the USA. Tob Control. 2018 May 16; doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054226. PubMed PMID: 29773707.
Sidani JE, Shensa A, Yabes J, Fertman C, Primack BA. Waterpipe tobacco use in college and non-college young adults in the USA. Fam Pract. 2019 Mar 20;36(2):103-109. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmy037. PubMed PMID: 29741621; PMCID: PMC6425466.
Soneji SS, Sung HY, Primack BA, Pierce JP, Sargent JD. Quantifying population-level health benefits and harms of e-cigarette use in the United States. PLoS One. 2018;13(3):e0193328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193328. PubMed PMID: 29538396; PMCID: PMC5851558.
Colditz JB, Chu KH, Switzer GE, Pelechrinis K, Primack BA. Online data to contextualize waterpipe tobacco smoking establishments surrounding large US universities. Health Informatics J. 2018 Feb 1;1460458217754242. doi: 10.1177/1460458217754242. PubMed PMID: 29402174.
Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Hoffman BL, Soneji S, Sargent JD, Hoffman RM, Fine MJ. Initiation of Traditional Cigarette Smoking after Electronic Cigarette Use Among Tobacco-Naïve US Young Adults. Am J Med. 2018 Apr;131(4):443.e1-443.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.11.005. PubMed PMID: 29242110.
Soneji S, Barrington-Trimis JL, Wills TA, Leventhal AM, Unger JB, Gibson LA, Yang J, Primack BA, Andrews JA, Miech RA, Spindle TR, Dick DM, Eissenberg T, Hornik RC, Dang R, Sargent JD. Association Between Initial Use of e-Cigarettes and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Aug 1;171(8):788-797. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1488. PubMed PMID: 28654986; PMCID: PMC5656237.
Hoffman BL, Shensa A, Wessel C, Hoffman R, Primack BA. Exposure to fictional medical television and health: a systematic review. Health Educ Res. 2017 Apr 1;32(2):107-123. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx034. PubMed PMID: 28334962.
Sidani JE, Shensa A, Naidu MR, Yabes JG, Primack BA. Initiation, Progression, and Sustained Waterpipe Use: A Nationally Representative Longitudinal Study of U.S. Young Adults. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 May;26(5):748-755. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0687-T. PubMed PMID: 28082346; PMCID: PMC5413431.
Soneji S, Primack BA, Pierce JP, Sung HY, Sargent JD. Re: Modeling the Effects of E-cigarettes on Smoking Behavior: Implications for Future Adult Smoking Prevalence. Epidemiology. 2017 Jan;28(1):e1. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000560. PubMed PMID: 27682522; PMCID: PMC5130617.
Soneji S, Sung HY, Primack B, Pierce JP, Sargent J. Problematic Assessment of the Impact of Vaporized Nicotine Product Initiation in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Feb;19(2):264-265. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw232. PubMed PMID: 27613932; PMCID: PMC5234363.
Brook JS, Zhang C, Rubenstone E, Primack BA, Brook DW. Comorbid trajectories of substance use as predictors of Antisocial Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Episode, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Addict Behav. 2016 Nov;62114-21. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.06.003. PubMed PMID: 27344118; PMCID: PMC4955839.
Maziak W, Ben Taleb Z, Jawad M, Afifi R, Nakkash R, Akl EA, Ward KD, Salloum RG, Barnett TE, Primack BA, Sherman S, Cobb CO, Sutfin EL, Eissenberg T, Expert Panel on Waterpipe Assessment in Epidemiological Studies.. Consensus statement on assessment of waterpipe smoking in epidemiological studies. Tob Control. 2017 May;26(3):338-343. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-052958. PubMed PMID: 27165995; PMCID: PMC5104675.
Primack BA, Carroll MV, Shensa A, Davis W, Levine MD. Sex Differences in Hookah-Related Images Posted on Tumblr: A Content Analysis. J Health Commun. 2016;21(3):366-75. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1095814. PubMed PMID: 26890733; PMCID: PMC4873310.
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 Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb;131(1):76-85. doi: 10.1177/003335491613100114. PubMed PMID: 26843673; PMCID: PMC4716475.
Colditz JB, Ton JN, James AE, Primack BA. Toward Effective Water Pipe Tobacco Control Policy in the United States: Synthesis of Federal, State, and Local Policy Texts. Am J Health Promot. 2017 Jul;31(4):302-309. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.150218-QUAL-736. PubMed PMID: 26730559; PMCID: PMC4935627.
Shensa A, Phelps-Tschang J, Miller E, Primack BA. A randomized crossover study of web-based media literacy to prevent smoking. Health Educ Res. 2016 Feb;31(1):48-59. doi: 10.1093/her/cyv062. PubMed PMID: 26675176; PMCID: PMC4883031.
Sidani JE, Shensa A, Shiffman S, Switzer GE, Primack BA. Behavioral associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking dependence among US young adults. Addiction. 2016 Feb;111(2):351-9. doi: 10.1111/add.13163. PubMed PMID: 26417942; PMCID: PMC4715762.
Primack BA, Freedman-Doan P, Sidani JE, Rosen D, Shensa A, James AE, Wallace J. Sustained Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking and Trends Over Time. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Dec;49(6):859-67. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.030. PubMed PMID: 26385163; PMCID: PMC4780332.
Primack BA, Soneji S, Stoolmiller M, Fine MJ, Sargent JD. Progression to Traditional Cigarette Smoking After Electronic Cigarette Use Among US Adolescents and Young Adults. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Nov;169(11):1018-23. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1742. PubMed PMID: 26348249; PMCID: PMC4800740.
Rubio DM, Robinson GF, Gilliam VA, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. Characterization of investigators' approach to translational research: a qualitative study. Clin Transl Sci. 2014 Dec;7(6):441-6. doi: 10.1111/cts.12196. PubMed PMID: 25066780; PMCID: PMC4268360.
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 Tob Res. 2014 Dec;16(12):1549-58. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu101. PubMed PMID: 24972889; PMCID: PMC4296182.
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 Tob Res. 2014 Jul;16(7):915-22. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu002. PubMed PMID: 24571810; PMCID: PMC4133566.
Sidani JE, Shensa A, Barnett TE, Cook RL, Primack BA. Knowledge, attitudes, and normative beliefs as predictors of hookah smoking initiation: a longitudinal study of university students. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Jun;16(6):647-54. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt201. PubMed PMID: 24323574; PMCID: PMC4015087.

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