24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) (2018)


Westat staff will be participating at the 24th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) in Baltimore, Maryland, February 21-24, 2018. The conference provides opportunities to forge partnerships and to learn about and share new, cutting-edge nicotine and tobacco science.

Papers, posters, and presentations to which Westat staff (names in bold) have contributed follow. For more details, see the online program.

Michael Amato, Michael Parks, Raymond Boyle, and Cassandra Stanton. (Poster). The Continued Importance of Tobacco Taxes: Examining Outcomes from a Recent Cigarette Tax Increase.

Kelly Blake, Annette Kaufman, David Cantor, Lloyd Hicks, Amy Lin, Andrew Caporaso, Terisa Davis, Richard Moser, and Bradford Hesse. (Poster). HINTS-FDA 2015 and 2017: Rationale, Methods, Response Rates, and Challenges Oversampling Smokers in National Surveys.

Amelia Burke-Garcia, Dasha Afanaseva, Cassandra Stanton, and Isaac Lipkus Reiner. (Poster). To Hookah or Not to Hookah? A Thematic Content Analysis of Consumer-Driven Social Media Conversations about Hookah.

Victoria Castleman, Teresa Kline, Jocelyn Newsome, and Kristie Taylor. (Poster). Perceptions of the Relative Harm of Seven Tobacco Products.

Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Nathan Doogan, Megan Roberts, Andrea Villanti, Allison Kurti, Alexa Lopez, Ryan Redner, Diana Keith, Cassandra Stanton, Diann Gaalema, and Stephen Higgins. (Symposium). Smoking Trends Among Rural Women Lag Behind Those of Rural Men, Urban Men, and Urban Women.

Cindy Chang, Brian Rostron, Catherine Corey, Heather Kimmel, Connie Sosnoff, Maciej Goniewicz, Kathryn Edwards, Dorothy Hatsukami, Yuesong Wang, Joanne Chang, Stephen Hecht, A. Yesy Del Valle-Pinero, Maocheng Yang, Heather D’Angelo, Stephen Arnstein, Mark Travers, Kristie Taylor, Kevin Conway, Andrew Hyland, Bridget Ambrose, Nicolette Borek, Lanqing Wang, Benjamin Blount, and Dana van Bemmel. (Symposium). Biomarkers of Exposure Among U.S. Adult Cigar Smokers: Results From 2013-2014 Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

Blair Coleman, Brian Rostron, Sarah Johnson, Alexander Persoskie, Jennifer Pearson, Cassandra Stanton, Kelvin Choi, Gabriella Anic, Maciej Goniewicz, K. Michael Cummings, Karin Kasza, Marushka Silveira, Cristine Delnevo, Daniel Giovenco, Raymond Niaura, David Abrams, Heather Kimmel10, Nicolette Borek, Wilson Compton, and Andrew Hyland. (Paper Session). Transitions in Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, Waves 1 and 2.

Maria Cooper, Lauren Pacek, Mignonne Guy, Cassandra Stanton, Patricia Simon, Jessica Barrington-Trimis, and Grace Kong. Hookah Use Among U.S. Youth: A Systematic Review.

MeLisa Creamer, Josephine Hinds, Grace Kong, Howard Fishbein, and Jennifer Ross. (Symposium). Identifying and Addressing Cigar Measurement Challenges.

Danielle Deros, Charlotte Hagerman, Jenna Kramer, Eric Anderson, Shawn Regis, Andrea McKee, Brady McKee, Cassandra Stanton, Raymond Niaura, David Abrams, Michael Ramsaier, Shelby Fallon, Harry Harper, Kathryn Taylor. (Poster). Evidence for the Immediate Impact of Lung Cancer Screening on Smoking-Related Outcomes.

Kathryn Edwards, Eva Sharma, Tasmia Naz, Michael Halenar, Charles Carusi, and Cassandra Stanton. (Poster). Biomarkers of Exposure in Exclusive Menthol vs. Non-Menthol Cigarette Smokers: Wave 1 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

Tara Elton-Marshall, Pete Driezen, Geoffrey Fong, K. Michael Cummings, Alexander Persoskie, Olivia Wackowski, Kelvin Choi, Annette Kaufman, David Strong, Shannon Gravely, Kristie Taylor, Heather D’Angelo, Jonathan Kwan, Maansi Bansal-Travers, Mark Travers, and Andrew Hyland. (Symposium). Adult Perceptions of the Relative Harmfulness of Tobacco Products and Subsequent Tobacco Product Use: Longitudinal Findings from Waves 1-2 of the PATH Study.

June Feng, Lanqing Wang, Connie Sosnoff, Benjamin Blount, Nathan Geldner, B. Rey deCastro, Sharyn Miller, Dana van Bemmel, Rachel Zamoiski, A. Yesy Del Valle-Pinero, Juan Crespo-Barreto, Nicolette Borek, Heather Kimmel, Kathryn Edwards, Andrew Hyland, Maciej Goniewicz, Dorothy Hatsukami, and Stephen Hecht. (Paper Session). Nicotine Exposure Assessment in U.S. Population, PATH Wave 1.

Howard Fishbein, MeLisa Creamer, and Irfan Rahman. (Symposium). A Symposium on Cigars: Measurement Challenges, Harmonization and Statistical Techniques for Aggregating Diverse Data Sets, and Indicators of Cigar Toxicity.

Howard Fishbein, Robin Mermelstein, Melissa Harrel, Alexander Loukas, and Kymberly Sterling. (Symposium). Harmonizing Cigar Survey Data Across TCORS, CTP, and PATH Studies: The Cigar Collaborative Research Group.

Karin Kasza, Nicolette Borek, Kevin Conway, Maciej Goniewicz, Cassandra Stanton, Eva Sharma, Geoffrey Fong, David Abrams, Blair Coleman, Liane Schneller, Elizabeth Lambert, Jennifer Pearson, Maansi Bansal-Travers, IiLun Chen, Yu-Ching Cheng, Elisabeth Donaldson, Shari Feirman, Shannon Gravely, Tara Elton-Marshall, Dennis Trinidad, Daniel Gundersen, Raymond Niaura, K. Michael Cummings, Wilson Compton, and Andrew Hyland. (Poster). Transitions in Tobacco-Product Use by U.S. Adults: PATH Study Waves 1 & 2.

Heather Kimmel, Kathryn Edwards, A. Yesy Del Valle-Pinero, Charles Lawrence, Charles Carusi, Patricia Chulada, Barbara O’Brien, Ethel Taylor, Nicolette Borek, Karl Poonai, Kara Duffy, Andrew Hyland, and Dana van Bemmel. (Poster). Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Biospecimen Access Program.

Grace Kong, Patricia Simon, Margaret Mayer, Jessica Barrington-Trimis, Lauren Pacek, Maria Cooper, Mignonne Guy, and Cassandra Stanton. (Symposium). A Latent Class Analysis of Tobacco Harm Perceptions Among U.S. Adolescents.

Allison Kurti, Janice Bunn, Andrea Villanti, Cassandra Stanton, Ryan Redner, Alexa Lopez, Diann Gaalema, Nathan Doogan, Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Megan Roberts, Julie Phillips, Amanda Quisenberry, Diana Keith, and Stephen Higgins. (Symposium). Examining Patterns of Tobacco Product Use Among Pregnant Women.

Wasim Maziak, Marielle C. Brinkman, Cindy Hauser, Karen K. Bernd, Laura R. Stroud, Erin Sutfin, and Eva Sharma. (Symposium). The Impact of Waterpipe Constituents, Compounds, and Design Features on Toxicity:  A Call for Regulatory Action.

Meghan Morean, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Steven Sussman, Jonathan Foulds, Howard Fishbein, Rachel Grana, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Hyoshin Kim, Scott Weaver, and Stephanie O’Malley. (Poster). Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Novel Measure of Sensory Experiences Associated with E-Cigarette Use.

Emily Peterson, David Portnoy, Kelly Blake, Gordon Willis, Katy Trundle, Andrew Caporaso, Aaron Maitland, and Annette Kaufman. (Poster). Item Development for HINTS-FDA Questions Related to Perceptions About Regulation, Health Information, and Tobacco Product Images.

John Pierce, Karen Messer, Yuyan Shi, Dennis Trinidad, Martha White, Madison Noble, Sheila Kealey, Eric Leas, David Portnoy, Nicolette Borek, Katherine Margolis, Kimberly Snyder, Annette Kaufman, Victoria Green, Marushka Silveira, Kelvin Choi, Charles Carusi, Cassandra Stanton, Maansi Bansal-Travers, Andrew Hyland, James Sargent, Susanne Tanski, and M. Jane Lewis. (Poster).  Receptivity to Tobacco Advertising at Wave 1 and Progression to Tobacco Use at Wave 2 in Youth and Young Adults in the PATH Study.

Ryan Redner, Alexa Lopez, Allison Kurti, Diana Keith, Andrea Villanti, Cassandra Stanton, Diann Gaalema, Janice Bunn, Nathan Doogan, Megan Roberts, and Stephen Higgins. (Symposium). Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Use in a U.S. National Sample of Women of Reproductive Age.

Shyanika Rose, Amanda Johnson, Allison Glasser, Andrea Villanti, Bridget Ambrose, Kevin Conway, K. Michael Cummings, Cassandra Stanton, Cristine Delnevo, Olivia Wackowski, Kathryn Edwards, Shari Feirman, Maansi Bansal-Travers, Jennifer Bernat, Enver Holder-Hayes, Victoria Green, Marushka Silveira, Yitong Zhou, Haneen Abudayyeh, and Andrew Hyland. (Poster). Flavor Types Used by Youth and Adult Tobacco Users in Wave 2 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study 2014-15.

Connie Sosnoff, June Feng, Yao Li, Benjamin Blount, B. Rey deCastro, Kevin Caron, James Akins, Kristin Dortch, Ronald Hunter, Dana van Bemmel, Nicolette Borek, Heather Kimmel, Ying Deng-Bryant, Elena Mishina, Kathryn Edwards, Maciej Goniewicz, Andrew Hyland, Dorothy Hatsukami, Lanqing Wang.  (Poster). Serum Concentrations of Cotinine an Trans-3ʹ- Hydroxycotinine in U.S. Adults: Results from Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

Eric Soule, Paul Harrell, Andrew Plunk, Rashelle Hayes, and Kathryn Edwards. (Poster). Longitudinal Analysis of Associations Between Reasons for Using Electronic Cigarettes and Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

David Strong, John Pierce, Karen Messer, Yuyan Shi, Martha White, Madison Noble, David Portnoy, Alexander Persoskie, Annette Kaufman, Kelvin Choi, Charles Carusi, Maansi Bansal-Travers, and Andrew Hyland. (Poster). Youth Perceptions of Harm and Addictiveness of Cigarette and Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products: Descriptive Findings from Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

Zhiqun Tang, Eva Sharma, and Cassandra Stanton. (Poster). Latent Class Analysis of Tobacco and Other Substances among Water Pipe Smoking Young Adults.

Kristie Taylor, Steven Curry, Kevin Frissell, Sarah Measday, and Victoria Castleman. (Poster). Undercounted Exposures to Harmful Constituents in Combusted Tobacco: Blunt Users Who Do Not Identify as Cigar Users.

Andrea Villanti, Maria Parker, Cassandra Stanton, Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Diann Gaalema, Allison Kurti, Diana Keith, Ryan Redner, Alexa Lopez, Nathan Doogan, Megan Roberts, Amanda Quisenberry, and Stephen Higgins. (Symposium). Differences In U.S. Adults’ Cigarette Beliefs by Education and Income: Results from 2015 HINTS Data.

Baoyun Xia, Benjamin Blount, Yao Li, B. Rey deCastro, Yang Xia, Cindy Chang, Gladys Erives, Tonya Guillot, Christina Brosius, John Lee, Justin Brown, Stephen Arnstein, Diane Choi, Erin Wade, Angel Cobos, Keegan Nicodemus, Dana Freeman, John Bernert, Kevin Conway, Kathryn Edwards, Andrew Hyland, Maciej Goniewicz, Dorothy Hatsukami, Stephen Hecht, Dana van Bemmel, Nicolette Borek, Heather Kimmel, and Lanqing Wang. (Paper Session). Urinary Concentration of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines (TSNAS) in the U.S. Population from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

A. Yesy Del Valle-Pinero, Heather Kimmel, Charles Lawrence, Benjamin Blount, Kathryn Edwards, Cindy Chang, Nicolette Borek, Marushka Silveira, Kara Duffy, Andrew Hyland, and Dana van Bemmel. (Poster). Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Biospecimen Collection and Biomarker Analyses.