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Selected Publications

* = Graduate student

  • Branstetter, S.A., Mercincavage, M.*, & Muscat, J.E. (in press). Predictors of the nicotine dependence behavior time to the first cigarette in a multiracial cohort. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Epub ahead of print.

  • Branstetter, S.A., Mercincavage, M.*, Dino, G.E., & Horn, K.A. (in press). Development and validation of a smoking expectancies measure for adolescents seeking to quit smoking. Substance Abuse, Epub ahead of print.

  • Branstetter, S.A., Mercincavage, M.*, & Muscat, J.E. (2014). Time to first cigarette predicts 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) in adolescent regular and intermittent smokers, NHANES 2007-2010. Addiction, 109(6), 1005-1012.

  • Branstetter, S.A. & Muscat, J.E. (2013). Time to first cigarette and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridal)-1-butanol (NNAL) levels in adult smokers; National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2007-2010. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 22(4): 615-622.

  • Mercincavage, M.*, Branstetter, S.A., Muscat J.E., & Horn, K.A. (2013). Time to first cigarette predicts cessation outcomes among adolescent smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(12): 1996-2004.

  • Branstetter, S.A. & Furman, W. (2013). The Buffering Effect of Parental Monitoring Knowledge and Parent-Adolescent Relationships on Negative Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(2): 192-198.

  • Branstetter, S.A. & Muscat, J. (2012). Time to first cigarette and serum cotinine in adolescent smokers: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2010. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(3): 701-707.

  • Anderson, R. & Branstetter, S.A. (2012). Adolescents, Parents, and Monitoring: A Review of Constructs with Attention to Process and Theory. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 4(1): 1-19.

  • Branstetter, S.A., Horn, K. & Dino, G. (2012). Gender differences in cigarette smoking, social correlates and cessation among adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 37(6): 739-742.

  • Goldfine, M.*, Branstetter, S.A. & Horn, K. (2012). The nicotine withdrawal assessment for youth: Initial instrument validation and psychometric properties. Addictive Behaviors, 37 (4): 580–582.

  • Foulds J. & Branstetter, S.A. (2012). Tobacco harm reduction. In: Riley D & Pates R (Eds). Drugs and Harm Reduction. Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Horn, K., Dino, G., Branstetter, S.A., Zhang, J., Jarrett, T. & Taylor, M. (2011). Quit and Fit: Exploring the Effects of Physical Activity on Teen Smoking Cessation. Pediatrics, 128(4):801-811.

  • Branstetter, S.A., Low, S. & Furman, W. (2010). The Influence of Parents and Friends on Adolescent Substance Use: A Multidimensional Approach. Journal of Substance Use, 16 (2), 150-160.

  • Branstetter, S.A. Furman, W. & Cottrell, L. (2009). The Influence of Representations of Attachment, Maternal–Adolescent Relationship Quality, and Maternal Monitoring on Adolescent Substance Use: A 2-Year Longitudinal Examination. Child Development, 80, 1448 – 1462.

  • Horn, K., Branstetter, S.A., Dino, G., Tworek, C. & Zhang, J. & Jarrett, T. (2009) Potential Effects of Active Parental Consent: Enrolling Teen Smokers into Research and Non-research Applications of a School-Based Cessation Program. Nicotine & Tobacco Research,11, 1359-1367

  • Branstetter, S.A., Horn, K., Dino, G. & Zhang, J. (2009) Beyond Quitting: Predictors of Teen Smoking Acceleration, Cessation, and Reduction Following a School-Based Intervention. Drug and Alcohol Dependence,99, 160-168.

  • Dino, G., Horn, K., Abdulkadri, A., Kalsekar, I. & Branstetter, S.A. (2008). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Not On Tobacco Program for Adolescent Smoking Cessation. Prevention Science, 9, 38-46.

  • Horn, K., Dino, G., Branstetter, S.A., Zhang, J., Kelly, G. & Noearchmanto, N. (2008). A Profile of Teen Smokers Who Volunteered to Participate in School-based Smoking Intervention. Tobacco Induced Disease, 5: 4-6

Recent Conference Presentations

* = Graduate student / ** = Undergraduate student

  • Branstetter, S.A., Mercincavage, M.*, & Muscat, J.E. (in press). Predictors of the nicotine dependence behavior time to the first cigarette in a multiracial cohort. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Epub ahead of print.

  • Branstetter, S.A., Nye, R.*, Stroup, A.*, & Horn, K.A. (2015 February). Time to first cigarette predicts expired carbon monoxide in adolescent smokers. Poster accepted for presentation at the 21st Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Stroup, A.* (2015 February). Factors influencing hookah use in college students in the United States: a systematic review. Poster accepted for presentation at the 21st Annual Meeting for Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Nye, R.*, Branstetter, S.A., & Horn, K.A. (2015 February). Physical activity predicts quit confidence in youth smokers. Poster accepted for presentation at the 21st Annual Meeting for Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Mercincavage, M.*, Smyth, J.M., Branstetter, S.A., & Catley, D. (2015 February). Exploring the severity of dependence index (SDS) as a possible measure of nicotine dependence. Poster accepted for presentation at the 21st Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Tapia, S.F.**, Manion, C.**, Ghattas, S.**, Lacue, A.E.**, Mercincavage, M.*, Branstetter, S.A., & Horn, K.A. (2015 February). A profile of "full-time" adolescent smokers. Poster accepted for presentation at the 21st Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Mercincavage, M.*, Branstetter, S.A., & Muscat, J.E. (2014 June). Time to first cigarette: A potential clinical screening tool for nicotine dependence and cancer risk. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Abstract published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 146, e38.

  • Branstetter, S.A., Mercincavage, M.*, & Muscat, J. E. (2013). Time to first cigarette predicts NNAL in daily and non-daily adolescent smokers. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 14; Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Mercincavage, M.*, & Branstetter, S.A. (2013). Smoking patterns among adolescent “regular” versus “light” cigarette users. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 14; Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Pilosi, J.J.*, Branstetter, S.A. & Cottrell, L. (2013). Effect of gender on parent-adolescent communication comfort levels and tobacco use. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting for theSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 13: Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Branstetter, S.A., Mercincavage, M.*, Horn, K.A. & Dino, G.A. (2013). A profile of weekday and weekend smoking patterns among adolescent heavy smokers. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 14; Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Hefferon, C.A.**, Manion, C.A.**, Haywiser, C.M.**, Mercincavage, M.*, Pilosi, J.J.*, Horn, K.A., and Branstetter, S.A. (2013). Characteristics of adolescent smoking cessation program drop-outs. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 16; Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Grady, E.*, Larkin, K.T. & Branstetter, S.A. (2012). Subjective and physiological responses to in-vivo and pictorial smoking cues in young adult smokers. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 14; Houston, Texas.

  • Mercincavage, M.*, Branstetter, S.A, & Horn, K. (2012). Time to first cigarette predicts cessation outcomes in adolescent smokers. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 16; Houston, Texas.

  • Baccino, E.C.**, Hefferon, C.A.**, Mercincavage, M.* & Branstetter, S.A, (2012). Cigarette smoking among a US sample of opiate dependent adults. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 16; Houston, Texas.

  • Branstetter, S.A, Muscat, J. & Mercincavage, M.* (2012). Time to first cigarette predicts tobacco specific carcinogens. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 16; Houston, Texas.

  • Grady, E.*, Larkin, K.T., & Branstetter, S.A. (2012). Order effects in cue reactivity research with young adult smokers. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, March 14; Houston, Texas.