Selected Publications

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

Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Shensa A, Sidani JE, Escobar-Viera CG, Chu K, Bowman ND, Knight JM, Primack BA. Real-life closeness of social media contacts and depressive symptoms among university students. Journal of American College Health. In press, 2018.
  • Shensa A, Sidani JE, Dew MA, Escobar-Viera CG, Primack BA. Social media use and depression and anxiety symptoms: A cluster analysis. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2018;42(2):116-128. PMID: 29458520.
  • Whaite E, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Rosen D, Primack BA. Social media relationships and depressive symptoms among U.S. university students. Personality and Individual Differences. In press, 2017.

Waterpipe Tobacco Use

  • Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Tulikangas MC, Roberts MS, Colditz JB, James AE, Fine MJ. Comparison of toxicant load from waterpipe and cigarette tobacco smoking among young adults in the United States. Tobacco Control. In press, 2018.
  • Colditz JB, Chu K, Switzer GE, Pelechrinis K, Primack BA. Online data to contextualize waterpipe tobacco smoking establishments surrounding large US universities. Health Informatics Journal. 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 PMID: 28082346.

Cigarette/E-Cigarette Use

  • Hoffman BL, Tulikangas MC, James AE, Shensa A, Colditz JB, Primack BA. Pennsylvania policymakers’ knowledge, attitudes, and likelihood for action regarding waterpipe tobacco smoking & electronic nicotine delivery systems. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation. In press, 2018.
  • Soneji S, Primack BA, Pierce JJ, Sung H, Sargent JD. Quantifying population-level health benefits and harms of e-cigarette use. PLOS ONE. 2018;13(3):e0193328 PMID: 29538396 PMCID: PMC5851558
  • Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Soneji S, Hoffman BL, Sargent JD, James AE, Hoffman R, Fine MJ. Initiation of traditional cigarette smoking after electronic cigarette use among tobacco-naïve U.S. young adults. American Journal of Medicine. PMID: 29242110.

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.
  • 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

  • Chakraborty P, Colditz JB, Silvestre AJ, Friedman MR, Bogen KW, Primack BA. Using Twitter to characterize public sentiment toward HPV vaccination. Cogent Medicine. 2017;4(1).
  • Rosen DA, McCall J, Primack BA. A telehealth protocol prevents readmission among a high-risk cohort of patients with congestive heart failure. The American Journal of Medicine. 2017;130(11):1326-1330.
  • 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