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Brian Primack

Brian Primack

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Brian A. Primack is Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. In this role, he guides a highly diverse unit serving over 5000 undergraduate and graduate students, 300 staff members, and 180 faculty members. The college is characterized by rigorous instruction in areas such as K-12 education, nursing, educational policy, occupational therapy, exercise science, adult and community education, counseling, and human resources and workforce development. Dr. Primack also serves as the Henry G. Hotz Endowed Chair in Educational Innovations and Professor of Public Health and Medicine.

Prior to moving to the University of Arkansas, Dr. Primack was Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. There, he also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research on Health and Society and the Leo H. Criep Endowed Chair in Patient Care. He was also founding director of the University of Pittsburgh's multidisciplinary Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, which is widely regarded as the most influential center of its kind globally. The Center has over 200 publications in the past decade, over $10 millionin federal research funding, and multiple top research awards. Its findings have been published in multiple major journals in medicine, public health, and social science, and those results have been reported in news sources such as NPR, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, US News and World Report, the BBC, and many more.

After graduating Yale University magna cum laude in 1991 with degrees in English and Mathematics, Dr. Primack spent 4 years teaching adolescents and studying human development for his master's degree, which he received from Harvard University.  He subsequently graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from Emory Medical School and trained in Family Medicine in Pittsburgh.

In terms of research, Dr. Primack combines his expertise in education, technology, human development, and medicine by researching both positive and negative effects of media messages on health. He is a pioneer on the use of media literacy education in preventing adolescent smoking, underage drinking, and other harmful adolescent health behaviors. He has also conducted extensive research on various forms of tobacco and nicotine use, including traditional cigarette smoking, waterpipe (“hookah”) smoking, and electronic cigarette use.

He is the recent recipient of regional, national, and international awards for research, teaching, and overall achievement, including the New Investigator of the Year by the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (2006), the Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Physician Scholar Award (2006-2009), the Early Career Research Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2010), the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Junior Faculty Scholar Award (2010), and the University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Medical Student Mentoring Award two years in a row (2013 and 2014). In 2014, he was honored to give a TEDMED talk on their main stage. In 2019, he became only the 7th person in the state of Arkansas to be elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the leading organization globally for physician-scientists.

 

  • Assessing both positive and negative influences of technology and media exposures on health outcomes
  • Developing interventions to leverage technology and media exposures to improve health and education
  • Clinical, translational, health services, and outcomes research
  • Cancer control and prevention
  • Epidemiology, sociology, and policy around alternative tobacco and nicotine products such as waterpipes and electronic cigarettes
  • Undergraduate and graduate education
  • Adolescent, college, and young adult health and wellness
  • Reducing and eliminating health disparities
  • Health communication
  • Assessment of innovation in health sciences education for students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior, mid-career, and senior faculty

 

  • Public Health
  • Media Literacy
  • Health Literacy
  • Adolescent Development
  • Tobacco and Nicotine
  • Medicine
  • Health Communication
  • Social Media and Mental Health

2009–2019

Lecturer, Physician Assistant Board Review for Chatham University, two 3-hour lectures on pulmonology and endocrinology once each year.

2004–2019

Lecturer, “Clinical Experiences 1 and 2” (MED 5138 and MED 5233), two 1-hour lectures on health literacy and optimizing patient-physician communication each year for 150 first-year medical students.

2003–2019

Public Health School Lecturer, “Theories of Health Behavior” (BCHS 2511 and BCHS 2520), two lecture sessions per year to 25 Master of Public Health candidates per session.

2015–2017

Course co-Developer and lecturer, “Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED).” PROMISED is a leadership training program that also includes skills on career coaching. It is tailored toward future leaders who are members of underrepresented minority groups.

2015–2017

Lecturer, “Developing Leadership Skills for a Career in Clinical and Translational Science” (CLRES 2077). Three 2-hour lectures on budget planning, working with personal strengths and weaknesses, and setting a culture for success on the research team.

2008–2016

Lecturer, “Medical Writing and Presentation Skills” (MEDEDU 2140). One 1-hour lecture on medical writing twice each year.

2008–2012

Lecturer, “Profession of Pharmacy 4” (PHARM 5211), one 2-hour lecture on the effects of mass media on health for 100 fourth-year pharmacy students once a year.

2008–2012

Lecturer, “Foundations of Nursing Practice” (NUR 0800), one 2-hour lecture on the effects of mass media on health for 120 first-year nursing students once a year.

2007–2015

Lecturer, Combined Ambulatory Medicine and Pediatrics Clerkship (MED 5328), two 1-hour lectures on nicotine addiction for 20 third-year medical students 8 times a year.

2007–2013

Adolescent Health and Internal Medicine Preceptor, Student Health Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 4-8 hours of precepting and clinical teaching for one third-year medical student and one second-year internal medicine resident each week for 48 weeks a year.

2006

Problem-Based Learning Facilitator, “Introduction to Psychiatry” (MED 5133), two 3-hour meetings with 10 first-year medical students.

2005

Course developer and director, “Medicine: From Molecules to Mass Media” (MED 2111), a 3-credit course, given 3 hours per week for 16 weeks, to 8 undergraduate students in the University of Pittsburgh Honors College.

2004

Instructor and small-group facilitator, “Medical Interviewing” (MED 5122), seven 3-hour sessions given to 8 first-year medical students.

2004

Course developer and director, “Health: From Cells to Communities” (MED 2110), 3-credit course, given 3 hours per week for 16 weeks, to 16 undergraduate students in the University of Pittsburgh Honors College.

2003–2004

Lecturer, Family Medicine Clerkship, a 1-hour lecture on evidence-based prevention for 20 third-year medical students each month for 8 months a year.

2002–2004

Family Medicine Preceptor, Matilda Theiss Health Center, 6 hours of precepting and clinical teaching for 1 second-year medical student each week for 48 weeks a year.

2002–2003

Family Medicine Preceptor, Shadyside Family Health Center, 3 hours of precepting and clinical teaching for 15 students (third- and fourth-year medical students and first-, second-, and third-year residents) each week for 48 weeks a year.

1993–1995

Mathematics Instructor, University of Maryland. Each semester, taught 4 sections of remedial mathematics (MATH001 and MATH002) with 30-40 students in each section. Taught for 4 semesters.

1990–2000

Instructor, Head of House, and Dean of Students, Exploration Intermediate Summer Program at Wellesley College. Taught for seven summers during this period of time. Taught courses of my own design in the following areas: African Art and Culture; Mathematics and Art; Making and Breaking Codes; and Comedy Writing.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscript Authorship Breakdown

  • First author: 48/118 (41%)
  • Mentoring/supervising author: 51/118 (43%)
  • Other author: 19/118 (16%)

 

Refereed Articles of Original Research (*Indicates mentoring or supervisory author)

118.  Shiffman S, Scholl SM, Mao J, Ferguson SG, Hedeker D, Primack BA, Tindle HA. Using nicotine gum to assist non-daily smokers in quitting: a randomized clinical trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2019.

117.  Chu K, Colditz JB, Malik M, Yates T, Primack BA*. Identifying key target audiences for public health campaigns: leveraging machine learning in the case of hookah tobacco smoking. JMIR. 2019.

116.  Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Barrert EL, Chu K, James AE, Primack BA*. JUUL on Twitter: analyzing tweets about use of a new nicotine delivery system. Journal of School Health. 2019.

115.  Hoffman BL, Felter EM, Chu K, Shensa A, Hermann C, Wolynn T, Williams D, Primack BA*. It’s not all about autism: the emerging landscape of anti-vaccination sentiment on Facebook. Vaccine. 2019;37(16):2216-2223.

114.  Chu K, Escobar-Viera CG, Matheny S, Davis EM, Primack BA*. Tobacco cessation mobile app intervention (Just Kwit! study): protocol for a pilot randomized controlled pragmatic trial. Trials. 2019;20:147.

113.  Chu K, Colditz JB, Primack BA, Shensa A, Allem JP, Miller E, Unger JB, Cruz TB. JUUL: spreading online and offline. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2018;63(5):582-586.

112.  Primack BA, Karim SA, Shensa A, Bowman B, Knight J, Sidani JE. Positive and negative social media experiences and social isolation. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2019.

111.  Corbin BD, Colditz JB, Switzer GE, Sidani JE, Klatt PM, Schaffer T, Primack BA*. The SMARxT media literacy program: improving evidence-based prescribing among medical students. Journal of Media Literacy Education. 2018;10(3):1-18.

110.  Escobar-Viera CD, Whitfield DL, Wessel CB, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Brown Jr AL, Chandler CJ, Hoffman BL, Marshal MP, Primack BA*. For better or for worse? a systematic review of the evidence on social media use and depression among lesbian, gay, and bisexual minorities. JMIR Mental Health. 2018;5(3):e10496. PMID: 30037786. PMCID: PMC6079300.

109.  Taleb ZB, Laestadius LI, Asfar T, Primack BA, Maziak W. #Hookahlife: The rise of waterpipe promotion on Instagram. Health Education & Behavior. 2019;46(1):106-113.

108.  Escobar-Viera CG, Shensa A, Bowman ND, Sidani JE, Knight J, James AE, Primack BA*. Passive and active social media use and depressive symptoms among U.S. young adults. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 2018;21(7):437-443. PMID: 29995530.

107.  Primack BA, Bisbey M, Shensa A, Bowman B, Karim SA, Knight J, Sidani JE. The association between valence of social media experiences and depression. Depression and Anxiety. 2018;35(8):784-794.

106.  Sidani JE, Shensa A, Yabes J, Fertman C, Primack BA*. Waterpipe tobacco use in college and non-college young adults in the USA. Family Practice. 2019;36(2):103-109. PMID: 29741621. PMCID: PMC6425466.

105.  Colditz JB, Chu K, Emery S, Welling J, Larkin CR, James AE, Primack BA*. Toward real-time infoveillance of Twitter health messages: Practical considerations for data collection, management, and human coding. American Journal of Public Health. 2018;108(8): 1009-1014. PMID: 2992764. PMCID: PMC6050832.

104.  Hoffman BL, Tulikangas MC, James AE, Shensa A, Colditz JB, Sidani JE, Primack BA*. Pennsylvania policymakers’ knowledge, attitudes, and likelihood for action regarding waterpipe tobacco smoking & electronic nicotine delivery systems. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation. 2018;4.

103.  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. 2018:1-7. PMID: 29773707.

102.  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. 2018:1-8. PMID: 29452042.

101.  Soneji S, Sung H-Y, Primack BA, Pierce JJ, Sargent JD. Quantifying population-level health benefits and harms of e-cigarette use. PLOS ONE. 2018;13(3):e0193328 PMID: 29538396. PMCID: PMC5851558.

100.  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.

99.    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. 2018:1-11.

98.    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.

97.    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. 2018;131(4):443.e1-443.e9. PMID: 29242110.

96.    Whaite E, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Rosen D, Primack BA*. Social media use, personality characteristics, and social isolation among young adults in the United States. Personality and Individual Differences. 2018;124:45-50.

95.    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).

94.    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. PMID: 28756266.

93.    Levenson J, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Primack BA*. Social media use before bed and sleep disturbance among young adults in the United States: a nationally-representative study. SLEEP. 2017;40(9):1-7. PMID: 28934521.

92.    Shensa A, Escobar-Viera, CG, Sidani JE, Bowman ND, Marshal MP, Primack BA*. Problematic social media use and depressive symptoms among U.S. young adults: a nationally-representative study. Social Science & Medicine. 2017;182:150-157. PMID: 28446367. PMCID: PMC5476225.

91.    Soneji S, Barrington-Trimis JL, Leventhal AM, Unger JB, Gibson LA, Wills TA, Yang J, Andrews JA, Hornick RC, Primack BA, 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 Pediatrics. 2017;171(8):788-797. PMID: 28654986.

90.    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.

89.    Colditz JB, Welling J, Smith NA, James AE, Primack BA*. World Vaping Day: contextualizing vaping culture in online social media. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 2017:1-20.

88.    Hoffman BL, Hoffman RM, Wessel C, Shensa A, Woods MS, Primack BA*. The use of fictional medical television in medical education: a systematic review. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2018;23(1):201-216. PMID: 28083814.

87.    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.

86.    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.

85.    Primack BA, Shensa A, Escobar-Viera CG, Barrett EL, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, James AE. Use of multiple social media platforms and symptoms of depression and anxiety: a nationally-representative study among U.S. young adults. Computers in Human Behavior. 2017;69:1-9.

84.    Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Whaite EO, Lin L, Rosen D, Colditz JB, Radovic A, Miller E. Social media use and perceived social isolation among young adults in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017;53(1):1-8. PMID: 28279545.

83.    Jones JR, Colditz JB, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Lin L, Terry MA, Primack BA*. Associations between internet-based professional social networking and emotional distress. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 2016;19(10):601-8. PMID: 27732077. PMCID: PMC5067824.

82.    Maziak W, Taleb ZB, Jawad M, Afifi R, Nakkash R, Akl E, Ward KD, Salloum RG, Barnett TE, Primack BA, Sherman S, Cobb CO, Sutfin EL, Eissenberg T. Consensus statement on assessment of waterpipe smoking in epidemiological studies. Tobacco Control. 2016;0:1-6. PMID: 27165995. PMCID: PMC5104675.

81.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Hoffman B, Hanmer J, Primack BA*. Association between social media use and eating concerns among U.S. young adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2016;116(9):1465-72. PMID: 27161027. PMCID: PMC5003636.

80.    Brook JS, Zhang C, Rubenstone E, Primack BA, Brook DW. Trajectories of substance use as predictors of antisocial personality disorder, major depressive episode, and generalized anxiety disorder. Addictive Behaviors. 2016;62:114-21. PMID: 27344118. PMCID: PMC4955839.

79.    Levenson JC, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Primack BA*. Social media use and sleep disturbance among young adults. Preventive Medicine. 2016;85:36-41. PMID: 26791323. PMCID: PMC4857587.

78.    Lin LY, Sidani JE, Shensa A, Radovic A, Miller E, Colditz JB, Hoffman BL, Giles LM, Primack BA*. Association between social media use and depression among U.S. young adults. Depression and Anxiety. 2016;33(4):323-31. PMID: 26783723. PMCID: PMC4853817.

77.    Shensa A, Sidani JE, Lin L, Bowman ND, Primack BA*. Social media use and perceived emotional support among U.S. young adults. Journal of Community Health. 2016;41(3):541-9. PMID: 26613936. PMCID: PMC4842323.

76.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Shiffman S, Switzer GE, Primack BA*. Behavioral associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking dependence among U.S. young adults. Addiction. 2016;111(2):351-9. PMID: 26417942. PMCID: PMC4715762.

75.    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 Reports. 2016;131(1):76-85. PMID: 26843673. PMCID: PMC4716475.

74.    Shensa A, Phelps-Tschang JS, Miller E, Primack BA*. A randomized crossover study of Web-based media literacy to prevent smoking. Health Education Research. 2016;31(1):48-59. PMID: 26675176. PMCID: PMC4883031.

73.    Colditz JB, Ton J, James AE, Primack BA*. Toward effective water pipe tobacco control policy in the United States: synthesis of federal, state, and local policy texts. American Journal of Health Promotion. PMID: 26730559. PMCID: PMC4935627.

72.    Primack BA, Freedman-Doan P, Sidani JE, Rosen D, Shensa A, James AE, Wallace J. Sustained waterpipe tobacco smoking and trends over time. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015;49(6):859-67. PMID: 26385163. PMCID: PMC4780332.

71.    Primack BA, Soneji S, Stoolmiller M, Fine MJ, Sargent JD. Progression to traditional cigarette smoking after electronic cigarette use among U.S. adolescents and young adults. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015;169(9):1-7. PMID:26348249. PMCID: PMC4800740.

70.    Primack BA, Carroll MV, Shensa A, Davis W, Levine MD. Sex differences in hookah-related images posted on Tumblr. Journal of Health Communication. 2016;21(3):366-75. PMID: 26890733. PMCID: PMC779493.

69.    Primack BA, Colditz JB, Pang K, Jackson KM. Portrayal of alcohol intoxication on YouTube. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2015;39(3):496-503. PMID: 25703135. PMCID: PMC4510943.

68.    Phelps-Tschang J, Miller E, Rice K, Primack BA*. Web-based media literacy to prevent tobacco use among high school students. Journal of Media Literacy Education. 2015;7(3):29-40.

67.    Soneji S, Sargent JD, Tansky SE, Primack BA*. Associations between initial waterpipe tobacco smoking and snus and subsequent cigarette smoking: results from a longitudinal study of U.S. adolescents and young adults. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015;169(2):129-36. PMID: 25485959. PMCID: PMC4388043.

66.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Primack BA*. Waterpipe steam stones: familiarity with and use among U.S. young adults. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2015;17(1):114-8. PMID: 25145376. PMCID: PMC4318932.

65.    Rubio DM, Robinson GFWB, Gilliam VA, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. Characterization of investigators’ approach to translational research: a qualitative study. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014;7(6):441-6. PMID: 25066780. PMCID: PMC4268360.

64.    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 & Tobacco Research. 2014;16(12):1549-58. PMID: 24972889. PMCID: PMC4296182.

63.    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.

62.    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 & Tobacco Research. 2014;16(7):915-22. PMID: 24571810. PMCID: PMC4133566.

61.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Barnett TE, Cook RL, Primack BA*. Knowledge, attitudes, and normative beliefs as predictors of hookah tobacco smoking initiation: a longitudinal study of University students. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2014;16(6):647-54. PMID: 24323574. PMCID: PMC4015087.

60.    Robinson GFWB, Switzer GE, Cohen ED, Primack BA, Kapoor WN, Seltzer DL, Bakken LL, Rubio DM. Shortening the Work Preference Inventory for use with physician scientists: WPI 10. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014;7(4):324-8. PMID: 24405561. PMCID: PMC4090299.

59.    Primack BA, Mah J, Shensa A, Rosen D, Yonas MA, Fine MJ. Associations between race, ethnicity, religion, and waterpipe tobacco smoking. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 2014;13(1):58-71. PMID: 24564560. PMCID: PMC3998664.

58.    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: PMC3944911.

57.    Alzoubi KH, Khabour OF, Azab M, Shqair DM, Shihadeh A, Primack BA, Eissenberg T. Carbon monoxide exposure and puff topography are associated with the Lebanese Waterpipe Dependence Scale score. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2013;15(10):1782-6. PMID: 23616231. PMCID: PMC3842104.

56.    Robinson GFWB, Switzer GE, Cohen ED, Primack BA, Kapoor WN, Seltzer DL, Bakken LL, Rubio DM. A shortened version of the Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory: CRAI-12. Academic Medicine. 2013;88(9):1340-5. PMID: 23886999. PMCID: PMC3758379.

55.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Primack BA*. Substance use and living arrangement among fraternity and sorority members at U.S. colleges and universities. Journal of Community Health. 2012;38(2), 238-245. PMID: 22903805. PMCID: PMC3594445.

54.    Primack BA, Hendricks KM, Longacre MR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Weiss JE, Titus LJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA. Parental efficacy and child behavior in a community sample of children with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders. 2012;4(4):189-97. PMID: 22886756. PMCID: PMC3562484.

53.    Barnett TE, Shensa A, Kim KH, Cook RL, Nuzzo E, Primack BA*. The predictive utility of attitudes toward hookah tobacco smoking on current use and use among a sample of college students. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2013;37(4):433-439. PMID: 23985224. PMCID: PMC3761412.

52.    Primack BA, Shensa A, Kim KH, Carroll MV, Hoban MT, Leino EV, Eissenberg T, Dachille KH, Fine MJ. Waterpipe smoking among U.S. university students. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2013;15(1);29-35. PMID: 22641433. PMCID: PMC3524056.

51.    Nuzzo E, Shensa A, Kim KH, Fine MJ, Barnett TE, Cook R, Primack BA*. Associations between hookah tobacco smoking knowledge and hookah smoking behavior among U.S. college students. Health Education Research. 2013;28(1);92-100. PMID:22987864. PMCID: PMC3549589.

50.    Primack BA, Douglas E, Land SR, Miller E, Fine MJ. Comparison of media literacy and usual education to prevent tobacco use: a cluster randomized trial. Journal of School Health. 2014;84(2):106-115. PMID: 25099425. PMCID: PMC4126196.

49.    Primack BA, Land SR, Fan J, Kim KH, Rosen DA. Associations of mental health problems with waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among college students. Substance Use and Misuse. 2013;48(3):211-219. PMID: 23302059. PMCID: PMC3582711.

48.    Primack BA, Hopkins M, Hallett C, Carroll MV, Zeller M, Dachille K, Donohue JM. U.S. health policy related to hookah tobacco smoking. American Journal of Public Health. 2012;102(9):e47-51. PMID: 22827447. PMCID: PMC3482044.

47.    Khabour OF, Alzoubi KH, Eissenberg T, Mehrotra P, Azab M, Carroll MV, Afifi RA, Primack BA*. Waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among university students in Jordan. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2012;16(7):986-92. PMID: 22525279. NIHMSID: 387888.

46.    Shadel WG, Martino S, Setodji C, Haviland A, Primack BA, Scharf D. Motives for smoking in movies affect future smoking risk in middle school students: an experimental Investigation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2012;123(1-3);66-71. PMID: 22074766. PMCID: PMC3288217.

45.    Carroll MV, Shensa A, Primack BA*. A comparison of cigarette and hookah-related videos on YouTube. Tobacco Control. 2013;22(5):319-323. PMID: 22363069. PMCID: PMC3655091.

44.    Primack BA, Roberts T, Fine MJ, Dillman Carpentier FR, Rice KR, Barnato AE. ER vs. ED: a comparison of televised and real-life emergency medicine. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012;43(6):1160-6. PMID: 22766407. PMCID: PMC3391574.

43.    Primack BA, Carroll MV, McNamara M, Klem ML, King B, Rich MO, Chan CW, Nayak S. Role of video games in improving health-related outcomes: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;42(6):630-8. PMID: 22608382. PMCID: PMC3391574.

42.    Primack BA, Kim KH, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Barnett TE, Switzer GE. Tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol use in university students: a cluster analysis. Journal of American College Health. 2012;60(5):374-86. PMID: 22686360. PMCID: PMC3401532.

41.    Salgado MV, Perez-Stable EJ, Primack BA, Kaplan CP, Mejia RM, Gregorich SE, Alderete E. Association of media literacy with cigarette smoking among youth in Jujuy, Argentina. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2012;14(5):516-21. PMID: 22193569. PMCID: PMC3337534.

40.    Primack BA, Rice KR, Shensa A, Carroll MV, DePenna EJ, Nakkash R, Barnett T. U.S. hookah tobacco smoking establishments advertised on the Internet. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;42(2):150-6. PMID: 22261211. PMCID: PMC3391575.

39.    Primack BA, Nuzzo E, Rice K, Sargent J. Alcohol brand references in U.S. popular music. Addiction. 2012;107(3):557-66. PMID: 22011113. PMCID: PMC3273659.

38.    Primack BA, Longacre MR, Beach M, Adachi-Mejia AM, Dalton MA. Association of established smoking among adolescents with timing of exposure to smoking depicted in movies. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2012;104(7):1571-6. PMID: 22423010. PMCID: PMC3317882.

37.    Rubio DM, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. A comprehensive career-success model for physician-scientists. Academic Medicine. 2011:86(12):1571-6. PMID: 22030759. PMCID: PMC3228877.

36.    Hu X, Primack BA*, Barnett TE, Cook RL. College students and use of K2: an emerging drug of abuse in young persons. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2011;6:16. PMID: 21745369. PMCID: PMC3142218.

35.    Lee JS, Primack BA*, Mor MK, Stone RA, Obrosky DS, Yealy DM, Fine MJ. Processes of care and outcomes for community-acquired pneumonia. American Journal of Medicine. 2011;124(12):1175.e9-17. PMID: 22000624. PMCID: PMC3578284.

34.    Primack BA, Silk JS, DeLozier CR, Shadel WS, Dillman Carpentier F, Dahl RE, Switzer GE. Using ecological momentary assessment to determine media use by individuals with and without major depressive disorder. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2011;165(4):360-5. PMID: 21464384. PMCID: PMC3074228.

33.    Longacre M, Primack BA*, Owens PM, Gibson L, Beauregard S, Dalton MA. Public directory data sources do not accurately characterize the community food environment in two predominantly rural states. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011;111:577-82. PMID: 21443992. PMCID: PMC3119892.

32.    Bier MC, Spring SJ, Shields D, Zwarun L, Sherblom S, Primack BA, Pulley C, Rucker B. School-based smoking prevention with media literacy: a pilot study. Journal of Media Literacy Education. 2011;2(3):185-98.

31.    Shadel WG, Martino S, Haviland A, Setodji C, Primack BA. Smoking motives in movies are important for understanding adolescent smoking: a preliminary investigation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2010;12(8):850-4. PMID: 20576800. PMCID: PMC2917740.

30.    Primack BA, Dilmore TC, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Li JI, Landsittel DP, Kapoor WN, Rubio DM. Burnout among early-career research trainees. Clinical and Translational Science. 2010;3(4):186-8. PMID: 20718821. PMCID: PMC2925292.

29.    Dilmore TC, Rubio DM, Cohen E, Seltzer DL, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Primack BA, Fine MJ, Kapoor WN. Psychometric properties of the mentor role instrument when used in an academic medicine setting. Clinical and Translational Science. 2010;3(3):104-8. PMID: 20590679. PMCID: PMC3042890.

28.    Gold MA, Sheftel AV, Chiapetta L, Young AJ, Zuckoff A, Clemente CC, Primack BA*. Associations between religiosity and sexual and contraceptive behaviors. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2010;23:290-97. PMID: 20493738. PMCID: PMC2933332.

27.    Snyder ME, Zillich AJ, Primack BA, Rice K, McGivney MA, Pringle JL, Smith RB. Exploring successful community pharmacist-physician collaborative working relationships using mixed methods. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2010;6(4):307-23. PMID: 21111388. PMCID: PMC3004536.

26.    Primack BA, Wickett DJ, Kraemer KL, Zickmund S. Teaching health literacy using popular television programming: a qualitative pilot study. American Journal of Health Education. 2010;41(3):147-54. PMID: 23998135. PMCID: PMC3757562.

25.    Azab M, Khabour OF, Alkaraki AK, Eissenberg T, Alzoubi KH, Primack BA*. Water pipe tobacco smoking among university students in Jordan. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2010;12(6):606-12. PMID: 20418383. PMCID: PMC2878728.

24.    Simon MA, Primack BA, Teuteberg J, Kormos RL, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Shah H, Gorcsan J 3rd, McNamara DM. Left ventricular remodeling and myocardial recovery on mechanical circulatory support. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2010;16(2):99-105. PMID: 20142020. PMCID: PMC2819986.

23.    Primack BA, Douglas EL, Kraemer KL. Exposure to cannabis in popular music and cannabis use among adolescents. Addiction. 2010;105(3):515-23. PMID: 20039860. PMCID: PMC2881613.

22.    Primack BA, Fertman CI, Rice KR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Fine MJ. Waterpipe and cigarette smoking among college athletes in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2010;46(1):45-51. PMID: 20123257. PMCID: PMC3001225.

21.    Sherman EJ, Primack BA*. What works to prevent adolescent smoking? A systematic review of the National Cancer Institute’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs. Journal of School Health. 2009;79(9):391-9. PMID: 19691713. PMCID: PMC3004538.

20.    Fertman CI, Primack BA*. Elementary student self-efficacy scale development and validation focused on student learning, peer relations, and resisting drug use. Journal of Drug Education. 2009;39(1):23-38. PMID: 19886160. PMCID: PMC3008354.

19.    Arke ET, Primack BA*. Quantifying media literacy: development, reliability, and validity of a new measure. Educational Media International. 2009;46(1):53-65. PMID: 21572920. PMCID: PMC3092308.

18.    Rubin AG, Gold MA, Primack BA*. Associations between depressive symptoms and sexual risk behavior in a diverse sample of female adolescents. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2009;22(5):306-12. PMID: 19592279. PMCID: PMC3004526.

17.    Primack BA, Douglas EL, Fine MJ, Dalton MA. Exposure to sexual lyrics and sexual experience among urban adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2009;36(4):317-23. PMID: 19285196. PMCID: PMC3008595.

16.    Primack BA, Sidani J, Carroll MV, Fine MJ. Associations between smoking and media literacy in college students. Journal of Health Communication. 2009;14(6):541-55. PMID:19731126. PMCID: PMC3008588.

15.    Primack BA, Fine D, Yang CK, Wickett D, Zickmund S. Adolescents’ impressions of antismoking media literacy education: qualitative results from a randomized controlled trial. Health Education Research. 2009;24(4):608-21. PMID: 19052155. PMCID: PMC2706492.

14.    Adachi-Mejia AM, Primack BA*, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Longacre MR, Weiss JE, Dalton MA. Influence of movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established smoking. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2009;163(7):638-43. PMID: 19581547. PMCID: PMC3006430.

13.    Primack BA, Walsh M, Bryce C, Eissenberg T. Water-pipe tobacco smoking among middle and high school students in Arizona. Pediatrics. 2009;123(2):e282-8. PMID: 19171581. PMCID: PMC3013632.

12.    Primack BA, Swanier B, Georgiopoulos AM, Land SR, Fine MJ. Association between media use in adolescence and depression in young adulthood: a longitudinal study. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2009;66(2):181-8. PMID: 19188540. PMCID: PMC3004674.

11.    Primack BA, Kraemer KL, Fine MJ, Dalton MA. Media exposure and marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse. 2009;44(5):722-39. PMID: 19306219. PMCID: PMC3008330.

10.    Primack BA, Hobbs R. Association of various components of media literacy and adolescent smoking. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2009;33(2):192-201. PMID: 18844513. PMCID: PMC3001227.

9.      Primack BA, Sidani J, Agarwal AA, Shadel WG, Donny EC, Eissenberg TE. Prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. university students. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2008;36(1):81-6. PMID: 18719977. PMCID: PMC3004534.

8.      Primack BA, Gold MA, Schwarz EB, Dalton MA. Degrading and non-degrading sex in popular music: a content analysis. Public Health Reports. 2008;123(5):593-600. PMID: 18828414. PMCID: PMC2496932.

7.      Primack BA, Land SR, Fine MJ. Adolescent smoking and volume of exposure to various forms of media. Public Health. 2008;122(4):379-89. PMID: 18206196. PMCID: PMC3001229.

6.      Primack BA, Dalton MA, Carroll MV, Agarwal AA, Fine MJ. Content analysis of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs in popular music. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2008;162(2):169-75. PMID: 18250243. PMCID: PMC3004676.

5.      Primack BA, Bost JE, Land SR, Fine MJ. Volume of tobacco advertising in African American markets: systematic review and meta-analysis. Public Health Reports. 2007;122(5):607-15. PMID: 17877308. PMCID: PMC1936959.

4.      Primack BA, Bui T, Fertman CI. Social marketing meets health literacy: innovative improvement of health care providers’ comfort with patient interaction. Patient Education and Counseling. 2007;68(1):3-9. PMID: 17418522. PMCID: PMC3013365.

3.      Primack BA, Switzer GE, Dalton MA. Improving measurement of normative beliefs involving smoking among adolescents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2007;161(5):434-9. PMID: 17485617. PMCID: PMC3008629.

2.      Primack BA, Gold MA, Land SR, Fine MJ. Association of cigarette smoking and media literacy about smoking among adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006;39(4):465-72. PMID: 16982379. PMCID: PMC3008629.

1.      Primack BA, Gold MA, Switzer GE, Hobbs R, Land SR, Fine MJ. Development and validation of a smoking media literacy scale for adolescents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2006;160(4):369-74. PMID: 16585481. PMCID: PMC3001232.

Additional Publications, including Reviews, Commentaries, Invited Published Papers, Monographs, Books, and Book Chapters (*Indicates mentoring or lead supervisory author)

23.   Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Bowman N, Knight J, Karim SA, Bisbey M, Colditz JB, Woods MS, Escobar-Viera CG. Toward a paradigm for reducing risk for mental health conditions associated with social media use: encouraging “REAL” communication [Invited book chapter]. Families and Technology. 2018:155-176.

22.   Colditz JB, Woods MS, Primack BA*. Adolescents seeking online health information: topics, approaches, and challenges [invited book chapter]. Technology and Adolescent Health. 2018.

21.   Primack BA, Woods MS, Kupersmidt J, Bier M, Austin EW. Tobacco use and media literacy [invited book chapter]. The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. 2018.

20.   Primack BA, Escobar-Viera CG. Social media as it interfaces with mental illness in transitional age youth [invited review article]. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2017;26(2):217-233.

19.   Primack BA. Effects of nicotine patch vs. varenicline vs. combination replacement therapy on smoking cessation at 26 weeks: a randomized controlled trial [invited commentary]. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016;164(10):JC54.

18.   Primack BA, Mahaniah KJ. Anemia: In South-Paul JE, Matheny SC, Lewis EL, eds. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine. 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2015:332-344.

17.   James AE, Gellad W, Primack BA. Implications of new insurance coverage for access to care, cost-sharing, and reimbursement. [editorial]. JAMA. 2014;311(3):241-2. PMID: 24337312.

16.   Primack BA, Mahaniah KJ. Anemia. In: South-Paul JE, Matheny SC, Lewis EL, eds. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine. 3rd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2011:337-350.

15.   Primack BA. Video games: play or “playlike activity”? [invited commentary]. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2009;37(4):379-80. PMID: 19765513.

14.   Primack BA. Review: nicotine replacement therapy as assisted “reduction-to-stop” reduces smoking and sustains abstinence in smokers [invited commentary]. Evidence-Based Medicine. 2009;14(5):144. PMID: 19794019.

13.   Primack BA, Mahaniah KJ. Anemia. In: South-Paul JE, Matheny SC, Lewis EL, eds. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2007:329-42.

12.   Primack BA. Review: some evidence shows that self-help books based on cognitive behaviour therapy can relieve depression in some patients [invited commentary]. Evidence-Based Medicine. 2006;11(1):8. PMID: 17213050.

11.   Primack BA. Review: some therapies for treating the irritable bowel syndrome may be effective for symptom improvement [invited commentary]. American College of Physicians Journal Club. 2005;142(3):78. PMID: 15862077.

10.   Primack BA, Zimmerman RK. Influenza and other vaccinations important for women [invited article]. The Female Patient, Obstetrics/Gynecology Edition. 2004;29(10):34-40.

9.     Primack BA. Counseling patients on mass media and health [review]. American Family Physician. 2004;69(11):2545-6, 2548, 2553-4. PMID: 15202692.

8.     Primack BA, Zimmerman RK. Update on vaccinations for women [invited article; cover article]. The Female Patient, Primary Care Edition. 2004;29(1):12-8.

7.     Primack BA. Alcohol advertising and youth. Policy statement for the AAFP. Leawood, KS: AAFP; June 2004.

6.     Primack BA. Mass media and violence. Policy statement for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Leawood, KS: AAFP; June 2004.

5.     Primack BA, Mahaniah KJ. Anemia. In: South-Paul JE, Matheny SC, Lewis EL, eds. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2004:369-82.

4.     Primack BA, Mahaniah KJ. Anemia. Leawood, KS: American Academy of Family Physicians; 2004.

3.     Primack BA, Pincus HA. Review: complex organisational and educational interventions appear to be effective for managing depression in primary care [invited commentary]. Evidence-Based Medicine. 2003;8(6):191.

2.     Primack BA. The WHO-5 Wellbeing Index performed the best in screening for depression in primary care [invited commentary]. Evidence-Based Medicine. 2003;139(2):48. PMID: 12954040.

1.     Primack BA. Applied pressure reduced perceived pain at the intramuscular injection site [invited commentary]. Evidence-Based Medicine. 2003;8(2):61.

 

Published Abstracts / Presentations (*Indicates mentoring or lead supervisory author)

105.  Hoffman BL, Cafferty LA, Shensa A, Jain P, Rosenthal EL, Primack BA, Sidani JE. Patient-centered communication behaviors on primetime television. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

104.  Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Barrett E, Chu K, James AE, Primack BA*. I wake up and hit the JUUL: analyzing Twitter for JUUL nicotine effects and addiction. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

103.  Primack BA, Shensa A, Melcher EM, Sidani JE, Escobar-Viera CG. The perceived value of social media to self and others: associations with depression. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

102.  Shensa A, Sidani JE, Escobar-Viera CG, Hoffman BL, Primack BA*. Talking about stressful situations in-person and on social media: the differential associations with depression. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

101.  Hoffman BL, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Williams D, Escobar-Viera CG, Primack BA*. “Their page is still up”: the self-reported influence of social media on coping with the loss of a loved one. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

100.  Escobar-Viera CG, Sidani JE ,Shensa A, Hamm M, Melcher EM, Rzwenicki DI, Primack BA*. I don’t feel like the odd one’: experiences of sexual minorities and non-minorities on social media. Oral Presenation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

99.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Escobar-Viera CG, Primack BA*. Parental social media comparisons and associations with depressive symptoms. Oral Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

98.    Hoffman BL, Felter E, Chu K, Shensa A, Williams D, Himmel R, Wolynn R, Hermann C, Wolynn T, Primack BA*. The emerging landsape of anti-vaccination sentiment on Facebook. Poster Presentation. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

97.    Shensa A, Sidani JE, Escobar-Viera CG, Primack BA*. Emotional support from social media and in-person relationships: associations with depressive symptoms among young adults. Poster Symposia. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

96.    Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Chu K, Barrett EL, Primack BA*. “Why do people pee in the JUUL room?”: analyzing messages about JUUL use on Twitter. Poster Presentation. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

95.    Chu K, Colditz JB, Primack BA, Shensa A, Allem JP, Miller E, Matheny S, ,Barrett EL, Unger J, Cruz T. JUULing on Instagram. Poster Presentation. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. Washington, DC. March 6-9, 2019.

94.    Bisbey MA, Shensa A, Primack BA*. The association between type of social media use and depression among US young adults. Poster Presentation. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Chicago, IL. October 12-13, 2018.

93.    Shenouda M, Primack BA, Conti T, Wilson A. Systematic qualitative assessment of health needs and barriers in a low-income community. 26th International Conference on Healthcare & Life-Science Research (ICHLSR). Dubai, United Arab Emirates. December 23, 2017.

92.    Colditz JB, Tulikangas M, Dodson Z, Williams C, Williams D, Primack BA*. Regional prevalence of ENDS retailers in Pennsylvania using open data from the Yelp platform. Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

91.    Whaite E, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Rosen D, Primack BA*. Social media use, personality characteristics, and social isolation among young adults in the United States. Roundtable Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

90.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Wade K, Primack BA*.  Individual social media platforms and eating and body image concerns: a nationally-representative study of U.S. young adults. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

89.    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. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

88.    Primack BA, Karim S, Shensa A, Bowman ND, Knight JM, Sidani JE. Positive and negative social media experiences and social isolation. Roundtable Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

87.    Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Tulikangas M, Roberts M, Colditz JB, Mor M, James AE, Fine M. Comparison of toxicant load from waterpipe and cigarette tobacco smoking among young adults in the United States. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

86.    Primack BA, Bisbey M, Shensa A, Bowman ND, Karim S, Knight JM, Sidani JE. The association between valence of social media experiences and depression among U.S. young adults. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

85.    Levenson J, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Primack BA*. Social media use before bed and sleep disturbance among young adults in the United States: a nationally-representative study. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

84.    Chu K, Colditz JB, Malik M, Primack BA*. Detecting opinion change about waterpipe tobacco smoking on Twitter. Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

83.    Colditz JB, Chakraborty P, Silvestre A, Friedman MR, Bogen K, Primack BA*. Observation of public sentiment toward Human Papillomavirus vaccination on Twitter. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 5–8, 2017.

82.    Knight J, Bowman N, Banks J, Primack BA, Colditz JB, Shensa A. What’s on my mind: using social media to discuss stressful situations. Poster Presentation. Association of Internet Reserachers Conference. Tartu, Estonia. October 18-21, 2017.

81.    Rubio DM, Norman M, Nouraie SM, Zimmer S, Primack BA, Davis E, South-Paul J. Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED). Poster Presentation. Translational Science 2017. Washington DC. April, 2017.

80.    Esccobar-Viera CG, Shensa A, Bowman ND, Knight J, James AE, Primack BA*. Passive and active social media use and depressive symptoms among young adults. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 29, 2017.

79.    Jacobs Z, Kennedy A, Primack BA, Bui T. E-mentoring via text message: a model for maintaining professional relationships and providing mentorship from across the sea. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 29, 2017.

78.    Hoffman BL, Tulikangas MC, Shensa A, James AE, Colditz JB, Primack BA*. Pennsylvania policymakers’ attitudes & knowledge regarding waterpipe tobacco smoking & electronic nicotine delivery systems. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 29, 2017.

77.    Shensa A, Sidani JE, Bowman N, Primack BA*. Social media addiction as a contributing factor to the association between social media use and depression among US young adults. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 1, 2016.

76.    Colditz JB, Giles LM, Primack BA*. Prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking establishments near large universities: utility of public data from the Yelp platform. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 30, 2016.

75.    Hoffman BL, James AE, Tulikangas M, Primack BA*. Electronic nicotine delivery systems: the state of state politics. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 1, 2016.

74.    Hoffman BL, Colditz JB, McGarry R, Primack BA*. Use of Twitter to assess viewer reactions to the medical drama Code Black. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 2, 2016.

73.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Naidu M, Shiffman S, Primack BA*. Initiation of waterpipe tobacco smoking: a nationally-representative longitudinal study of U.S. young adults. Oral Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 31, 2016.

72.    Corbin B, Colditz JB, Raithel A, Switzer GE, Sidani JE, Klatt P, Primack BA*. The SMARxT Media Literacy Program: a pilot study to improve evidence-based prescribing among medical residents. Paper Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 1, 2016. [Winner of best student research award]

71.    Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Hoffman BL, Soneji S, James AE, Sargent JD, Fine MJ. Initiation of cigarette smoking after e-cigarette use: a nationally-representative study. Oral Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 30, 2016. [Winner of best research award]

70.    Rosen D, McCall J, Primack BA*. Adherence to a telehealth protocol designed to prevent readmission for patients with congestive heart failure. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 30, 2016.

69.    Primack BA, Giles LE, Colditz JB, Kraemer KL, Jackson KM. Alcohol brands represented on YouTube. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 30, 2016.

68.    Levenson J, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Primack BA*. Social media use and sleep disturbance among young adults. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 30, 2016.

67.    Colditz JB, Naidu M, Smith NA, Welling J, Primack BA*.  Use of Twitter to assess sentiment toward waterpipe tobacco smoking. Oral Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 30, 2016.

66.    Colditz JB, Shensa A, Jones JR, Lin L, Pilkonis PA, Rollman BL, Primack BA*. Social media use and anxiety as measured by the PROMIS anxiety short form. Oral Presentation. Inaugural PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Health Organization Conference. Philadelphia, PA. May 15, 2015.

65.    Primack BA, Colditz JB, Shensa A, Rosen D, Harris J, Brent D. Is higher social media use associated with reduced social isolation? Poster Presentation. Inaugural PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Health Organization Conference. Philadelphia, PA. May 15, 2015.

64.    Hoffman BL, Shensa A, Wessel C, Hoffman R, Primack BA*. Exposure to fictional medical television and patients’ health: a systematic review. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 24, 2015.

63.    Hoffman BL, Shensa A, Wessel C, Hoffman R, Primack BA*. the use of fictional medical television in medical education: a systematic review. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 23, 2015.

62.    Primack BA, Soneji S, Stoolmiller M, Fine MJ, Sargent JD. Initiation of cigarette smoking after electronic cigarette use: a national study of young adults. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 24, 2015.

61.    Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Abebe KZ, Xu J, Lin L, Primack BA*. Associations between social media use and perceived emotional support among a nationally-representative cohort of young adults. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 24, 2015.

60.    Sidani JE, Shiffman S, Shensa A, Switzer GE, Primack BA*. Waterpipe tobacco smoking dependence among US young adults. Poster Presentation. 38th Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 23, 2015.

59.    Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Colditz JB, Brook J, Eissenberg T, Fine MJ. Waterpipe tobacco smoking among US young adults both in and not in school: a nationally-representative study. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 24, 2015.

58.    Lin L, Sidani JE, Shensa A, Hoffman BL, Radakovic A, Miller E, Primack BA*. Associations between social media use and depressive symptoms among US young adults. Oral Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 24, 2015.

57.    Colditz JB, Pang K, James AE, Stanley C, Brook J, Primack BA*. “World Vape Day” 2014: lessons from the Twittersphere. Oral Presentation. 38th Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 25, 2015.

56.    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. Oral Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 24, 2015.

55.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Baffour M, Hoffman BL, Hanmer J, Primack BA*. Associations between social media use and eating disorder risk among US young adults. Oral Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 24, 2015.

54.    Yu M, Primack BA*, Pitner RO, Olate R. Tobacco advertising and marketing, and adolescent tobacco use. Poster Presentation. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. January 17, 2014.

53.    Phelps JT, Primack BA*. AD IT UP: innovative smoking prevention with inner city youth. Poster Presentation. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. October 25, 2013.

52.    Klatt P, Schaffer T, Wilson S, Primack BA*. SMARxT: a novel media literacy curriculum for family medicine trainees. Oral Presentation. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. May 3, 2013.

51.    Sidani JE, Shensa A, Primack BA*. Waterpipe smoking among fraternity and sorority members attending US colleges and universities. Poster Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 15, 2012.

50.    Carroll MV, Shensa A, Primack BA*. A comparison of internet videos related to cigarette and hookah tobacco smoking. Poster Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 15, 2012.

49.    Primack BA, Kim KH, Shensa AS, Sidani JE, Barnett TE, Switzer GE. Tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol use in university students: a cluster analysis. Poster Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 16, 2012.

48.    Primack BA, Hopkins M, Hallett C, Carroll MV, Zeller M, Dachille K, Kim KH, Fine MJ, Donohue JM. US health policy related to hookah tobacco smoking. Oral Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 17, 2012.

47.    Primack BA, Longacre MR, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Titus-Ernstoff L, Dalton MA. Established smoking among adolescents and its association with early and late exposure to smoking depicted in movies. Oral Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 17, 2012.

46.    Georgiopoulos AM, Primack BA*. Association between media use and adolescent depression. Poster Presentation. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada. October 18, 2011.

45.    Tschang J, Primack BA*. Humans still matter: blended e-learning for integration of human facilitation into computer-based media literacy programming. Poster Presentation. National Association of Media Literacy Education Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. July 24, 2011.

44.    Primack BA, Rice KR, Tschang J. AD IT UP: innovative Web-based media literacy to prevent tobacco use. Oral Presentation. National Association of Media Literacy Education Biannual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. July 24, 2011.

43.    Primack BA, Pringle JL. SMARxT: media literacy to improve evidence-based prescribing among family medicine trainees. Oral Presentation. National Association of Media Literacy Education Biannual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. July 24, 2011.

42.    Bergsma L, Austin EA, Chen Y, Glik D, Primack BA, Kupersmidt J. Media literacy education to promote health: research and promising K-12 and community applications. Member of Keynote Panel. National Association of Media Literacy Education Biannual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. July 24, 2011.

41.    Hu X, Primack BA*, Barnett TE, Cook RL. College students and use of K2/Spice: an emerging drug of abuse in young persons. Poster Presentation. Congress of Epidemiology Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC, Canada. June 23, 2011.

40.    Smith HA, Primack BA*, Marshal M, Shensa A. Sex and sexual orientation variations in cigarette, hookah, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use within a population-based study of college students in the U.S. Poster Presentation. National Service Research Award Annual Meeting. Bethesda, MD. May 25, 2011.

39.    Salgado MV, Pérez-Stable EJ, Primack BA, Kaplan CP, Mejia R, Gregorich SE, Alderete E. Association of media literacy with cigarette smoking among indigenous youth in Argentina. Oral Presentation. Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. May 5, 2011.

38.    Rice KR, DePenna EJ, Dinella HM, Land SR, Primack BA*. Hookah tobacco smoking establishment Web sites in the US. Oral Presentation. Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 30, 2011.

37.    Nuzzo E, Rice KR, Sargent JD, Primack BA*. Alcohol brand appearances in U.S. popular music. Oral Presentation. Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 30, 2011. [Winner of Best Student Research Award.]

36.    Primack BA, Roberts T, Fine MJ, Carpentier FRD, Rice KR, Barnato AE. ER vs. ED: a comparison of televised and real-life emergency medicine. Poster Presentation. Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 28, 2011.

35.    Primack BA, Silk JS, DeLozier CR, Shadel WG, Carpentier FRD, Dahl RE, Switzer GE. Investigating associations between media use and depression using ecological momentary assessment. Poster Presentation. Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 27, 2011.

34.    Primack BA, Douglas EL, Rice KR, Fine MJ. School-based media literacy to prevent adolescent smoking. Poster Presentation. Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. June 3, 2010.

33.    Primack BA, Hoban M, Leino EV, Rice KR, Land SR, Eissenberg T, Fine MJ. Hookah tobacco smoking in a large national sample of US university students. Poster Presentation. Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. June 2, 2010.

32.    Primack BA, Dilmore TC, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Li J, Landsittel D, Kapoor WN, Rubio DM. Burnout among early career clinical investigators. Poster Presentation. Joint Annual Meeting of the Association for Clinical Research Training and Society for Clinical and Translational Science. Washington, DC. April 6, 2010. [Winner of Best Poster Award.]

31.    Land SR, Cooper KL, Lee J, Moss D, Primack BA*. A social network analysis of cigarette and hookah tobacco smoking among college students. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. February 26, 2010.

30.    Martino SC, Primack BA, Haviland A, Shadel WG. Development and initial validation of a movie smoking media literacy scale. Poster Presentation. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. February 26, 2010.

29.    Shadel WG, Martino SC, Haviland A, Primack BA. The reasons that actors smoking in movies matter to adolescents: a preliminary investigation. Poster Presentation. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. February 26, 2010.

28.    Cobb C, Primack BA, Eissenberg TE. Tracking waterpipe tobacco smoking on a U.S. college campus. Poster Presentation. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting. Dublin, Ireland. April 29, 2009.

27.    Primack BA. Exposure to marijuana in popular music and marijuana smoking among adolescents. Poster Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC, Canada. April 25, 2009.

26.    Primack BA. Waterpipe tobacco smoking among college students: a first look at national data. Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Montreal, QC, Canada. April 25, 2009.

25.    Primack BA, Carroll M, McNamara M, Klem M, King B, Rich MO, Nayak S. Systematic review: can video games improve health? Oral Presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC, Canada. April 24, 2009.

24.    Rich MO, Bickham D, Primack BA. Take back the remote control: media literacy for adolescent health. Oral Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. March 25, 2009.

23.    Somma MA, Culley CM, Hall DL, Primack BA, Meyer SM. Integrating a student-directed public health outreach project into experiential learning. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. July 22, 2008.

22.    Chan CW, Primack BA*. Video games to improve health: a systematic review. Poster Presentation. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. May 1, 2008.

21.    Primack BA, Douglas E, Wickett DJ, Fine MJ. Exposure to degrading sex in popular music and sexual experience among adolescents. Oral Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. April 10, 2008.

20.    Primack BA, Sidani J, Agarwal AA, Shadel WS, Donny EC, Eissenberg TE. Prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. university students. Poster Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Greensboro, NC. March 27, 2008.

19.    Primack BA, Kraemer KL, Fine MJ, Dalton MA. Association between media exposure and marijuana and alcohol use in adolescents. Plenary Oral Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Greensboro, NC. March 27, 2008.

18.    Primack BA, Swanier B, Georgiopoulos AM, Land SR, Fine MJ. Adolescent media use and young adult depression: a longitudinal study. Plenary Oral Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Greensboro, NC. March 27, 2008.

17.    Primack BA, Dalton MA, Carroll MV, Agarwal AA, Fine MJ. Content analysis of references to substance abuse in popular music. Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 7, 2007.

16.    Primack BA, Hobbs R. Which specific components of media literacy are most strongly associated with adolescent smoking? Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 6, 2007.

15.    Primack BA, Gold MA, Schwarz EB, Dalton MA. Music preference and sexual experience among adolescents. Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 5, 2007.

14.    Primack BA. Antismoking media literacy: preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial. Oral Presentation. National Association of Media Literacy Education Biannual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. June 24, 2007.

13.    Primack BA. Measurement of smoking behaviors and beliefs. Plenary Oral Presentation. National Association of Media Literacy Education Biannual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. June 23, 2007.

12.    Sheftel AV, Chiapetta L, Primack BA, Gold MA. Association between religiosity and sexual behaviors. Oral Presentation. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. April 20, 2007. [Winner of the Laufer Award for Best Oral Presentation.]

11.    Primack BA. The relationship between media literacy and adolescent smoking. Oral Presentation. World Conference on Tobacco and Health. Washington, DC. July 14, 2006.

10.    Primack BA, Gold MA, Land SR, Fine MJ. Associations between media literacy and adolescent smoking. Plenary Oral Presentation. Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. March 23, 2006. [Winner of the New Investigator Award for Excellence in Research Unique to the Development and Health Care Needs of Adolescents.]

9.      Primack BA. Association of adolescent smoking and specific types of media exposure. Poster Presentation. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. February 18, 2006.

8.      Primack BA, Gold MA, Switzer GE, Hobbs R, Land SR, Fine MJ. Development and validation of a smoking media literacy scale. Poster Presentation. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. February 17, 2006.

7.      Primack BA. Ad It Up: innovative smoking media literacy education. Oral Presentation. National Association of Media Literacy Education Biannual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. June 26, 2005.

6.      Primack BA, Steinkamp K, Land SR. Developing school-based media education programs aimed at reducing youth tobacco use. Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 9, 2004.

5.      Primack BA, Land SR, Fine MJ. Tobacco-related mass communications aimed at African Americans. Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 8, 2004.

4.      Primack BA. Feasibility of media literacy to prevent adolescent smoking. Poster Presentation. Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 6, 2004.

3.      Primack BA. Can family physicians buffer the impact of media messages on the health of their patients? Oral Presentation. World Congress of Family Physicians. Orlando, FL. October 15, 2004.

2.      Primack BA. A family physician–led school-based media education program to reduce adolescent smoking. Oral Presentation. World Congress of Family Physicians. Orlando, FL. October 14, 2004.

1.      Primack BA. Remote control: media literacy and health education. Oral Presentation. Annual Patient Education Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and American Association of Family Physicians. Fort Lauderdale, FL. November 22, 2002.

 

Other Publications

5.      Soneji S, Primack BA, Pierce JJ, Sung HY, Sargent JD. Assessment of the impact of vaporized nicotine product initiation in the United States [letter]. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. In press, 2018.

4.      Soneji S, Sargent JD, Primack BA, Unger J, Pierce JP. Assessing the potential harm of e-cigarette use based on the best available scientific evidence [letter]. Epidemiology. In press, 2018.

3.      Sidani JE, Shensa A, Shiffman S, Switzer GE, Primack BA*. Public health implications of waterpipe tobacco use in the U.S. warrant initial steps toward assessing dependence [letter]. Addiction. 2016;111:937-8.

2.      Primack BA, Walsh M, Bryce C, Eissenberg TE. Highlighting the potential dangers of waterpipe tobacco smoking to the public health [letter]. Pediatrics. 2009;123:e282.

1.      Primack BA, Aronson JD, Agarwal AA. An old custom, a new threat to tobacco control [letter]. American Journal of Public Health. 2006;96(8):1339. PMID: 16809578; PMCID: PMC1522102.

2019–present

Professor of Public Health (with tenure), College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2019–present

Professor of Medicine (conjoint appointment), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

2019–present

Director Emeritus, Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, Schools of the Health Sciences (Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Rehabilitation), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2017–2019

Dean, Honors College, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2017–2019

Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Endowed Chair, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2016–2019

Professor of Medicine (with tenure), Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2016–2019

Professor of Pediatrics (secondary appointment), Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2016–2019

Professor of Clinical and Translational Science (tertiary appointment), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2014–2019

Director, Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, Schools of the Health Sciences (Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Rehabilitation), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2009–2019

Affiliated Faculty Member, Section of Health Disparities and International Health, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2007–2019

Affiliated Faculty Member, Institute for Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2016–2017

Leo H. Criep Endowed Chair in Patient Care, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2014–2017

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research on Health and Society, Schools of the Health Sciences (Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Rehabilitation), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2014–2016

Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Science (tertiary appointment), Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2011–2016

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2011–2016

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (secondary appointment), Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2010–2014

Director, Program for Research on Media and Health, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2008–2013

Affiliated Faculty Member, RAND–University of Pittsburgh Health Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

2007–2013

Core Faculty Member, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2007–2012

Affiliated Faculty Member, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA

2007–2011

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (secondary appointment), Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2005–2011

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2002–2005

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1993–1995

Instructor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1992–1993

Teacher, American International School of Niamey, Niger, West Africa

 

2019

2019 Delta Omega Honor Society Thesis/Dissertation Award (to my mentee). Hoffman BL, Felter EM, Chu K, Shensa A, Hermann C, Wolynn T, Williams D, Primack BA. It’s not all about autism: The emerging landscape of anti-vaccination sentiment on Facebook. Vaccine. 2019;37(16):2216-2223.

2019

Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, representing fewer than 1% of physician-scientists in the United States.

2018

American Journal of Preventive Medicine award for single most impactful paper of 2017, for Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Whaite EO, Lin L, Rosen D, Colditz JB, Radovic A, Miller E. Social media use and perceived social isolation among young adults in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017;53(1):1-8. PMID: 28279545.

2018

Altmetric Top 100 award. Original research manuscript published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine was #73 in terms of publicity for all published research in 2017, which included over 2.2 million articles.

2017

Plenary Student Research Award (to my mentee). Shenouda M, Primack BA*, Conti T, Wilson A. Systematic Qualitative Assessment of Health Needs and Barriers in a Low-Income Community. 26th International Conference on Healthcare & Life-Science Research (ICHLSR). Dubai, United Arab Emirates. December 23, 2017.

2017

Featured in NIH Director’s Blog for groundbreaking research on the intersection of media, technology, and health.

2016

Executive Leadership Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine.

2016

Outstanding Research Award. Awarded for Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Hoffman BL, Soneji S, James AE, Sargent JD, Fine MJ. Initiation of Cigarette Smoking after E-cigarette Use: A Nationally-Representative Study. Oral Presentation. 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. March 30, 2016.

2016

Outstanding Student Research Award (to my mentee). Awarded for Corbin B, Colditz JB, Raithel A, Switzer GE, Sidani JE, Klatt P, Primack BA. The SMARxT Media Literacy Program: A Pilot Study to Improve Evidence-Based Prescribing among Medical Residents. Oral Presentation. 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC. April 1, 2016.

2016

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Institute for Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh.

2014

Outstanding Medical Student Research Mentor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

2013

Outstanding Medical Student Research Mentor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (received two years in a row).

2012

Best Student Research and Travel Award (to my mentee). Awarded for Carroll MV, Shensa A, Primack BA. A comparison of internet videos related to cigarette and hookah tobacco smoking. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 15, 2012.

2011

Best Student Research Award (to my mentee). Awarded for Nuzzo E, Rice KR, Sargent JD, Primack BA. Alcohol brand appearances in U.S. popular music. Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting 2011. Washington, DC. April 30, 2011.

2010

Best Poster Award, Association for Clinical Research Training and Society for Clinical and Translational Science. Awarded for Primack BA, Dilmore TC, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Li J, Landsittel D, Kapoor WN, Rubio DM. Burnout among early career clinical investigators. Joint Annual Meeting of the Association for Clinical Research Training and Society for Clinical and Translational Science, Washington, DC. April 2010.

2010

Top Early Career Researcher Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine (given to one individual annually).

2010

Research Scholar Award, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.

2009

Physician Faculty Scholar Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2006

New Investigator Award for “Excellence in Research Unique to the Development and Health Care Needs of Adolescents,” Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (given to one individual annually).

2006

Bronze Telly Award (National Video Production Award), Health and Wellness Category.

2005

Innovation in Education Award, University of Pittsburgh.

2003

Program Award in Cancer Control, American Cancer Society.

2002

Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

1999

Graduated summa cum laude and was first in the Class of 1999 with a 4.0/4.0 GPA, Emory University School of Medicine.

1998

Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honor society representing top 3% of class).

1997

Stanley Foundation Fellowship (grant for summer research in psychiatry).

1997

Award for Service to the Community, Anne Elizabeth and Harper Gaston Service Award, Atlanta, GA ($10,000 cash award).

1995

Robert W. Woodruff Fellowship in Medicine (full four-year scholarship and stipend to medical school, given to 4 individuals from a pool of over 5000 applications received).

1992

Niger National Champion, Individual Category, International French Mathematics Competition of 1992, Fédération Française des Jeux Mathématiques, Paris, France.

1991

Commencement Day Speaker, Class of 1991, Yale University.

1991

Graduated magna cum laude, Yale University.

1991

Graduated with distinction in the English major, Yale University.

1991

Fellow’s Prize for “Academic Achievement Above and Beyond the Call of Duty,” Saybrook College of Yale University.

1987

Valedictorian (first in a class of over 400), Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD.