Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh


Recent Selected PROMH Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arke ET, Primack BA. Quantifying media literacy: development, reliability, and validity of a new measure. Educational Media International. 2009;46(1):53-65. PMID: 31572920.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primack BA, Rice KR, Shensa A, Carroll MV, DePenna EJ, Nakkash R, Barnett TE. U.S. hookah tobacco smoking establishments advertised on the Internet. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;42(2):150-6. PMID: 22261211.
  • Primack BA, Nuzzo E, Rice KR, Sargent JD. Alcohol brand appearances in U.S. popular music. Addiction. 2012;107(3):557-66. PMID: 22011113.
  • Carroll MV, Shensa A, Primack BA. A comparison of cigarette- and hookah-related videos on YouTube. Tobacco Control. In press.
  • Primack BA, Beach M, Adachi-Mejia AM, Dalton MA. Early vs. late exposure to movie smoking. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In press.
  • Primack BA, Carroll MV, McNamara M, Klem ML, King B, Rich MO, Chan CW, Nayak S. Can video games improve health outcomes? A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In press.
  • 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. In press.
  • 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. In press.
  • Primack BA, Shensa A, Kim KH, Carroll M, Hoban M, Leino EV, Eissenberg T, Dachille K, Fine MJ. Waterpipe smoking among U.S. university students. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. In press.
  • 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 and Tobacco Research. In press.
  • Shadel WG, Martino SC, 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. In press.