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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Many CEPEG staff publish on topics related to epidemiology, program evaluation, survey research and tobacco control.  Articles are organized by subject matter.


 Tobacco Control

Peer-reviewed publications

Levinson AH, Patnaik, JL.  A practical way to estimate retail tobacco sales violation rates more accurately.  Nicotine & tobacco research 2013; (1462-2203), 15 (11), p. 1952.

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. Nicotine & tobacco research 2013; (1462-2203), 15 (11), p. 1926. 


Burns EK, Levinson AH, Deaton EA. Factors in non-adherence to quitline services: Smoker characteristics explain little. Health Educ Beh 2012; 39(5):596-602.


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.


Bruintjes G, Bartelson BB, Hurst P, Levinson AH, Hokanson JE, Krantz MJ. Reduction in acute myocardial infarction after implementation of a smoking ordinance. Am J Med 2011; 124:647-654.


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.


Glasgow RE, Gaglio B, Estabrooks PA, Marcus AC, Ritzwoller DP, Smith TL, Levinson AH, Sukhanova A, O'Donnell C, Ferro EF, France EK. Long-Term Results of a Smoking Reduction Program. Med Care 2009; 47(1):115-20.


Burns E, Levinson AH. Discontinuation of Nicotine Replacement Therapy among Smoking-Cessation Attempters. Am J Prev Med 2008; 34(3):212-5.


Levinson AH, Glasgow RE, Gaglio B, Smith T, Cahoon J, Marcus A. Tailored Behavioral Support for Smoking Reduction: Development and Pilot Results of an Innovative Intervention. Health Educ Res 2008; 23:335-46.


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.


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.


Burns E, Levinson AH, Prochazka A, Lezotte D. Differences in Smoking Cessation between Latinos and Anglos by Duration of Smoking. Nicot Tob Res 2007; 9(7):731-7.


Levinson AH, Borrayo E, Espinoza P, Flores E, Perez-Stable E. An exploration of Latino smokers and the use of pharmaceutical aids. Am J Prev Med 2006; 31(2):167-71.


Glasgow RE, Gaglio B, France EK, Marcus A, Riley KM, Levinson A, Bischoff K. Do Behavioral Smoking Reduction Approaches Reach More or Different Smokers? Addictive Behaviors 2006; 31(3):509-18.


Strecher VJ, Marcus A, Bishop K, Fleisher L, Stengle W, Levinson A et al. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Multiple Tailored Messages for Smoking Cessation Among Callers to the Cancer Information Service. J Health Communication 2005; 10(S1):105-18.


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, Hendershott S, Byers TE. The ID-effect on youth access to cigarettes. Tobacco Control 2002; 11(4):296-9.





James, K. A., & Meliker, J. R. (2013). Environmental cadmium exposure and osteoporosis: A review. Int J Public Health, Oct;58(5), 737-745.

James, K. A., Marshall, J. A., Hokanson, J. E., Meliker, J. R., Zerbe, G. O., & Byers, T. E. (2013). A case-cohort study examining lifetime exposure to inorganic arsenic in drinking water and diabetes mellitus. En Res, (123), 33-38.


James, K., Meliker, J., Marshall, J., Hokanson, J., Zerbe, G., & Byers, T.E. (2013). Validation of estimates of past exposure to arsenic in drinking water using historical urinary arsenic concentrations. J Expos Sci Environ Epidemiol, Jul/Aug;23(4): 450-454. DOI: 10.1038/jes.2013.8


Nabukera S.K., Romitti P.A., Caspers K.M., Street N., Cunniff C., Mathews K.D., Fox D.J., Puzhankara S., Ciafaloni E., James K.A., Su Y., MD STARnet (2013). Reproductive patterns among mothers of males diagnosed with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy. Am J Med Genet A. Jan;161(1):70-5. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35682


Holtzer C., Meaney F.J., Andrews J., Ciafaloni E., Fox D.J., James K.A., Zhenqiang L., Miller L., Pandya S. Ouyang L. Cunniff C. (2011). Disparities in the Diagnostic Process of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy. Genet Med.  Nov;13(11):942-7. DOI: 10.1097/GIM.OBO13e31822623fl


James K.A., Schoen S.S., Schaaf R.A., Neilsen D., Miller L.J.. (2011) Phenotypes within Sensory Modulation Dysfunction.  J Comp Psych. 52(6), 715-724. Doi: 10.1016/j.comp;sych.2010.11.010 (EPUB, 2011).


Matthews D.J., James K.A., Miller L.A., Pandya S., Campbell K.A., Ciafaloni E., Mathews K.D., Miller T.M., Cuniff C., Meaney F.J., Druschel C.M., Romitti P.A., Fox D.J (2010). Use of corticosteroids in a population-based cohort of boys with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.  J Child Neuro. 11:1319-1324.  Doi: 10.1177/0883073810362762


Romitti P., Puzhankara S., Matthews K., Zamba G., Cunniff C., Andrews J., Matthews D.E., James K., Miller L., Druschel C., Fox D., Pandya S., Ciafaloni E (2009). Prevalence of Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy among males aged 5-24 years – four states, 2007. MMWR 58(400): 1119-1122 Centers for Disease Control and Environment.


Cuniff C., Andrews J., Meaney F.J., Mathews K.D., Matthews D., Ciafaloni E., Miller T.M., Bodensteiner J.B., Miller L.A., James K.A., Druschel C.M., Romitti P.A., Pandya S. (2009). Mutation analysis in a population-based cohort of boys with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy. J Child Neurol. Apr;24(4):425-30. (Epub 2008 Dec 12).  doi: 10.1177/0883073808324770


Margulis T., Schonbeck N., Morin-Voilleque N., James K.A., LaVelle J. (2004).  A comparative study of 239,240Pu in soil near the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility, Golden, CO. J Env Rad. 75(2):143-157. Doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2003.12.005


James, K. A., Weitzel, L. R. B., Engelman, C. D., Zerbe, G., & Norris, J. M. (2003). Genome scan linkage results for longitudinal systolic blood pressure phenotypes in subjects from the Framingham heart study. BMC Gen Epi , 75(2), 149-157. (Suppl 1):S83. doi: 10.1186/1471-2156-4-S1-S83



 Program Evaluation

Block, S., Rosenberg, S., Kellar-Guenther, Y., Robinson, C.C., & Goetze, L. (2014).  Child and Parent Characteristics Affecting the Authorization and Expenditure of Funds for Early Intervention Services.  Journal of Disability Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1044207313518070


Woods G, Levinson AH, Kennedy R, Marcus A. The Living Well By Faith Health and Wellness Program for African Americans: an Exemplar of Community-Based Participatory Research. Ethn Dis 2013, 23, 223-229.


Kellar-Guenther, Y., Rosenberg, S. A., Block, S. R., & Robinson, C. C. (2013).  Parent involvement in early intervention:  What role does setting play?  Early Years:  An International Research Journal.  33(1). 1-13.


Fernald D, Harris A, Deaton EA, Weister V, Pray S, Baumann C, Levinson AH. A Standardized Reporting Tool for Assessment of Highly Diverse Public Health Programs. Prev Chronic Dis 2012; 9:120004.


Burns EK, Tong S, Levinson AH. Reduced NRT supplies through a quitline: smoking cessation differences. Nicot Tob Res 2010; 12(8): 845-9.


Pickler, L., Kellar-Guenther, Y., Goldson, E. (2010).  Barriers in Healthcare Transition for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities.  Special issue on Health Care Transition of the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 3(4).

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.


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.


Glasgow RE, Estabrooks PA, Marcus AC, Smith TL, Gaglio B, Levinson AH, Tong S. Evaluating Initial Reach and Robustness of a Practical Randomized Trial of Smoking Reduction. Health Psychol 2008; 27(6):780-8.


Kempe A, Renfrew B, Barrow J, Cherry D, Levinson A, Steiner JF. The first two years of a state child-health insurance plan: Who are we reaching? Pediatrics 2003; 111(4): 735-740.



Smith ML, Raab SS, Fernald DH, James KA, Lebin JA, Grzybicki DM, Zelie C, West DR. Evaluating the connections between primary care practice and clinical laboratory testing: a review of the literature and call for laboratory involvement in the solutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013, Jan;137(1):120-5


Nieto FH, Zhang HW, Li W. Using the Reversible Jump MCMC procedure for identifying and estimating univariate TAR models. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, 2013, 42(4), 814-840.


Garrett KM, Okuyama S, Jones WC, Chesney M, Barnes D, Spencer-Tafoya L, Olson J, Lewis K, Maroni P, Tran ZV, & Marcus AC. (2013). Bridging the transition from cancer patient to survivor: Pilot study results of the Cancer Survivor Telephone Education and Personal Support (C-STEPS) program. Patient Education and Counseling, (92(2013)), 266-272. doi: 10.1016/j.pec 2013.04.002


Price A, Bergin C, Luby C, Watson E, Squires J, Funk K, Wells K, Betts W, Little C. (2012). CAPTA Requirements to Serve Substance-Exposed Newborns: Lessons from a Collective Case Study of Four Program Models. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(2), p149-171.


Weir SW, Posner HE, Zhang J, Jones WC, Willis G, Baxter JD, Clark RE. Disparities in routine breast cancer screening for Medicaid Managed Care Members with a Work-Limiting Disability. Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, 2011, 1(4).


Li W, Fu H. Bayesian Optimal Adaptive Designs for Delayed Responses Dose-Finding Studies. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics (Invited), 2011, 21(5), 888-901.


Lorenzo C, Nir K, Li W, Carriquiry A, Pawlovich M, Freeman S. A Bayesian Assessment of the Effect of Highway Bypasses in Iowa on Crashes and Crash Rate. Journal of Safety Research, 2011, 42(4), 241-252.


Li W, Yu C, Carriquiry A, Kliemann W. The Asymptotic Behavior of the R/S Statistic for Fractional Brownian Motion. Statistics and Probability Letters 2011, 81, 83-91.


Li W, Qu Y. Adjustment for Measurement Error in Evaluation Biomarkers. Statistics in Medicine 2010, 29, 2338-2346.


Isebrands HN, Hallmark SL, Li W, McDonald T, Storm R, Preston H. Roadway Lighting Shows Safety Benefits at Rural Intersections. Journal of Transportation Engineering – ASCE, 2010, 136, 949-955.


Li W, Carriquiry A, Pawlovich M, Welch T. The Choice of Statistical Models in Road Safety Countermeasure Effectiveness Studies in Iowa. Accident Analysis and Prevention 2008, 40, 1531-1542.

Miller LJ, Schoen SA, James KA, Schaaf RC.  Lessons learned: a pilot study on occupational therapy effectiveness for children with sensory modulation disorder.  American Journal for Occupational Therapy. 2007m 61(2):161-9.


Conrad D & Kellar-Guenther Y. (2006).  Compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction among Colorado child protection workers.  Child Abuse and Neglect: An International Journal, 30 (10), 1071-1080.


Pawlovich MD, Li W, Carriquiry A, Welch T. Iowa’s Experience with “Road Diet” Measures: Impacts on Crash Frequencies and Crash Rates Assessed Following a Bayesian Approach. Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2006, 1953, 163-171.


Kellar-Guenther Y. (2003).  Health and families.  In J.J. Ponzetti, Jr., et al. International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (2nd edition) (pp. 795-796).  New York:  McMillan.

Kellar-Guenther Y. (1999).  The power of romance: Changing the focus of AIDS education messages.  In W. Elwood (Ed.) Power in the Blood:  A Handbook on AIDS, Politics, and Communication (pp. 215-229).  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum. (competitively selected)

Trost MR, Langan E, & Kellar-Guenther Y. (1999).  Drug resistance in relational context: When adolescents will and won't "Just Say No."  Journal of Applied Communication Research, 27, 120-138.



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