Westat’s Tobacco Expertise @ SRNT 2022

March 14, 2022

Members of Westat’s Tobacco Studies Sector will present their research at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s (SRNT’s) 2022 conference in Baltimore, Maryland, March 15-18, 2022. Their work addresses a range of vital public health and policy areas, such as social media, use of new tobacco products, and related health effects. These symposia, posters, and talks are the fruit of their collaborations with federal agencies and leading research institutes. Many of these stem from Westat’s role as the contractor carrying out the federal government’s Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study and the Center for Coordination of Analysis, Science, Enhancement, and Logistics (CASEL) for the Tobacco Regulatory Science Program.

Westat’s staff (in bold) include the following:


Sharma, E., Zebrak, K., Lauten, K., Gravely, S., Cooper, M., Gardner, L.D., Zanganjor, I., Edwards, K.C., Kasza, K., Marshall, K., Kimmel, H.L., Stanton, C.A., Hyland, A., and Fong, G. (Symposium). Transitions in Cigarette/ENDS Dual Use Patterns Among Adults in the United States, 2016 – 2019.

Stanton, C.A., Tang, Z., Sharma, E., Yang, D., et. al. (Symposium). Adolescent to Young Adult ENDS and Cigarette Use Trajectories in the United States, 2013 – 2020.

Kasza, K., Edwards, K.C., Kimmel, H.L., Anesetti-Rothermel, A., Cummings, K.M., Niaura, R., Sharma, A., Ellis, E.M., Jackson, R., Blanco, C., Silveira, M.L., Hatsukami, D.K., and Hyland, A. (Symposium). ENDS Use Among Adult Cigarette Smokers With No Plans to Ever Quit Smoking in the United States, 2014 – 2019.

Strong, D.R., Pierce, J.P., White, M., Stone, M.D., Abrams, D.B., Glasser, A.M., Wackowski, O.A., Cummings, K.M., Hyland, A., Taylor, K.A., Edwards, K.C., Silveira, M.L., Kimmel, H.L., Lambert, E.Y., Compton, W.M., Hull, L.C. and Niaura, R. (Symposium). Indicators of Tobacco Dependence Among Youth in the United States, 2013.

Goniewicz, M.L., and Stanton, C.A. (Symposium Co-Chairs). Page, M., Keller-Hamilton, B., Li, D., and Jabba, S. (Symposium panelists). New Product or Same Old Playbook? Emerging Multidisciplinary Research on New Oral Nicotine Products.


Laestadius, L., Vassey, J., Majmundar, A., Stroup, A.M., Ben Taleb, Z., Meissner, H.E., Emery, S., Romer, D., Boley Cruz, T., and Kong, G. (Oral Presentation). Determining If Social Media Platform and Federal Tobacco Control Policies Align With Current Industry Practices.


Dunlap, C., Stroup, A.M., Abadi, M., Garrison, K.A., Chen-Sankey, J., Shamblen, S., Majmundar, A., Grutman, A., Stanton, C.A., and Cheney, M. (Poster). Population Characteristics and Disparities Associated With Local T21 Policies.

Vargees, C., Stroup, A.M., Niznik, T., Dunn, D., Wyatt, R., Hoetger, C., Ben Taleb, Z., Cohn, A.M., Cobb, C.O., and Fetterman, J.L. (Poster). Patterns of Use, Perceptions, and Cardiopulmonary Health Risks of Cigar Products: A Systematic Review.

Vassey, J., Barker, J., Valente, T., Stanton, C.A., Li, D., Laestadius, L., Boley Cruz, T., and Unger, J. (Poster). A Social Network Analysis of E-Cigarette Brands and Social Media Influencers on Instagram.

Chen-Sankey, J., Pasch, K.E., Mercincavage, M., Pericot-Valverde, I., Cruz-Cano, R., Moran, M., Abadi, M., Mays, D., Tang, Z., and Stanton, C.A. (Poster). Longitudinal Associations Between U.S. Youth Exposure to E-Cigarette Advertising and E-Cigarette Initiation.

Edwards, K.C., Ozga, J.E., Hatsukami, D., Reyes-Guzman, C., Hart, J.L., Smith, D., Kimmel, H., Jackson, A., Goniewicz, M., and Stanton, C.A. (Poster). Associations Between Baseline Biomarkers of Nicotine/Tobacco Exposure and Follow-Up Respiratory Symptoms Among Cigarette Smokers in the U.S.: Findings from the PATH Study Waves 1-4 (2013-2017).

Edwards, K.C., St.Helen, G., Halenar, M.J., Jacob III, P., and Stanton, C.A. (Poster). Using the Anatalline/Nicotelline Ratio to Distinguish Between Exclusive Users of Different Tobacco Products.

Ozga, J.E., Stroup, A.M., Dunlap, C., Chen-Sankey, J., Majmundar, A., Grutman, A., Garrison, K., Abadi, M.H., Cheney, M.K., and Stanton, C.A. (Poster). Electronic Cigarette Marketing Expenditures in the U.S., 2016-2021: Targeted Media Outlets and Consumer Demographics.

Douglas, A.E., Felicione, N.J., Mistred, A., Childers, M.G., Signorelli, M., Barton, A., Ozga, J.E., and Blank, M.D. (Poster). Self-Reported Electronic Cigarette Device and Liquid Characteristics: Inaccuracies and Inconsistencies.

Douglas, A.E., Childers, M.G., Signorelli, M., Barton, A., Felicione, N.J., Ozga, J.E., Soule, E., and Blank, M.D. (Poster). Electronic Cigarette Dependence: Association with Device and User Characteristics.

Kahan, A., Duitz, D., Duitz J., Chander, G., Weinberger, A. H., Kim, R., Stanton, C.A., and Shuter, J.A. (Poster). Comparison of Daily and Non-Daily Smokers with HIV. 

Stanton, C.A., Pasch, K.E., Mercincavage, M., Pericot-Valverde, I., Cruz-Cano, R., Moran, M., Abadi, M., Mays, D., Tang, Z., and Chen-Sankey, J. (Poster). Longitudinal Associations Between U.S. Youth Exposure to E-Cigarette Advertising and E-Cigarette Initiation.


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