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Arnold Levinson, PhD, MJ 


Research Interests:

      • ​​​​Increasing Smoking Cessation Motivation and use of proven  Cessation Strategies
      • Reducing Youth Access to Tobacco
      • Reducing Population Disparities in Tobacco-Related Burdens
      • ​Survey Methodology​

Courses Taught:

  • HBSC: 7021Theoretical Perspectives in Health and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research Projects:

      • ​Evaluation Center for CDPHE Tobacco Programs
      • ​Tobacco Epidemiology
      • ​UC Cancer Center smoking cessation service development for all cancer patients​

Key Publications:
      • ​Levinson AH, Hendershott S, Byers TE. The ID-effect on youth access to cigarettes. Tobacco Control 2002; 11(4):296-9.
      • ​Levinson A, Perez-Stable E, Espinoza P, Flores E, Byers T. Latinos report less use of pharmaceutical aids when trying to quit smoking. Am J Prev Med 2004; 26(2): 105-11.
      • ​Levinson AH, Campo S, Gascoigne J, Jolly O, Zakharyan A, Tran ZV. Smoking, but not smokers: Identity among college students who smoke cigarettes. Nicot Tob Res 2007; 9(8):845-52.
      • ​Levinson AH, Mickiewicz T. Reducing underage cigarette sales in an isolated community: the effect on adolescent cigarette supplies. Prev Med 2007; 45(6):447-53.
      • ​Burns E, Levinson AH. Discontinuation of Nicotine Replacement Therapy among Smoking-Cessation Attempters. Am J Prev Med 2008; 34(3):212-5.
      • ​Willett JG, Hood NE, Burns EK, Swetlick JL, Wilson SM, Lang DA, Levinson AH. Clinical Faxed Referrals to a Tobacco Quitline: Reach, Enrollment, and Participant Characteristics. Am J Prev Med 2009; 36(4):337-40.
      • ​Burns EK, Levinson AH. Reaching Spanish-Speaking Smokers: State-Level Evidence of Untapped Potential for Quitline Utilization. Am J Public Health 2010; 100(S1):S165-70.
      • ​Burns EK, Deaton EA, Levinson AH. Rates and Reasons: Disparities in Low Intentions to Use a State Smoking Cessation Quitline. Am J Health Promo 2011; 25(5S):S59-S65.
      • ​Levinson AH, Hood N, Mahajan R, Russ R. Smoking cessation treatment preferences, intentions, and behaviors among a large sample of Colorado gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered smokers. Nicot Tob Res 2012; 14(8): 910-918.
      • ​Cook-Shimanek M, Burns EK, Levinson AH. Medicinal nicotine nonuse: Smokers' rationales for past behavior and intentions to try medicinal nicotine in a future quit attempt. Nicot Tob Res 2013; 15(11):1926-33.
      • ​Morris C, Burns EK, Waxmonsky J, Levinson AH. Smoking cessation behaviors among persons with psychiatric diagnoses: Results from a population-level state survey. Drug Alc Dep 2014; 136:63-8.
      • ​Levinson AH, Valverde P, Kimminau M, Garrett K, Burns E, Albright K, Flynn D. Community-based navigators for tobacco cessation treatment: a proof-of-concept pilot study among low-income smokers. BMC Public Health 2015; 15:627. Online,
      • ​Sedjo R, Li Y, Levinson AH. Smoking Cessation Treatment: Use trends among non-Hispanic white and English-speaking Hispanic/Latino smokers, Colorado 2001-2012. Am J Prev Med 2016; 51(2):232-39.
      • ​Johnson RM, Brooks-Russell A, Ma M, Fairman B, Tolliver R, Levinson AH. Usual modes of marijuana consumption among high school students in Colorado. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2016; 77(4):580-8.
      • ​Levinson AH. Where the U.S. tobacco epidemic still rages: Most remaining smokers have lower socioeconomic status. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2017; 28:100-107.
      • ​​Levinson AH. Nicotine sales to minors: Store level comparison of e-cigarette vs. cigarette violation rates. Nicot Tob Res 2018; 20(2):267-70. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx065 [e-pub ahead of print, April 1, 2017].
      • ​Harpin SB, Brooks-Russell A, Ma M, James KA, Levinson AH. Adolescent marijuana use and perceived ease of access before and after legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. Subst Use Misuse 2018; 53(3):451-456 [first published online, Aug. 17, 2017].
  • University of California - Berkeley, BA, Health Arts & Sciences, Master of Journalism
  • University of Colorado - Denver, PhD, Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Colorado School of Public Health

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