Selected Publications

For an extended list of publications, see our publications page.

Mental and Behavioral Health

  • 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. In press, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Waterpipe Tobacco Use

  • 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.
  • 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. 2018. PMID: 29741621.
  • 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.

Cigarette/E-Cigarette Use

  • 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. In press, 2018.
  • Hoffman BL, Tulikangas MC, James AE, Shensa A, Colditz JB, Primack BA. Pennsylvania policymakers’ knowledge, attitudes, and likelihood for action regarding waterpipe tobacco smoking & electronic nicotine delivery systems. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation.  2018;4.
  • Soneji S, Primack BA, Pierce JJ, Sung H, Sargent JD. Quantifying population-level health benefits and harms of e-cigarette use. PLOS ONE. 2018;13(3):e0193328 PMID: 29538396 PMCID: PMC5851558

Alcohol and Other Substance Use

  • 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. PMCID: PMC4451204
  • Primack BA, Colditz JB, Pang K, Jackson KM. Portrayal of alcohol intoxication on YouTube. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2015;39(3):496-503. PMCID: PMC4510943
  • 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

Entertainment Education

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

Clinical & Translational Science

  • 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. In press, 2019.
  • 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. In press, 2018.
  • 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).