1. The relationship between population-level exposure to alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth in the US.

    Alcohol and Alcoholism 50(3):358 (2015) PMID 25754127 PMCID PMC4398991

    We investigated the population-level relationship between exposure to brand-specific advertising and brand-specific alcohol use among US youth. We conducted an internet survey of a national sample of 1031 youth, ages 13-20, who had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days. We ascertained all of the ...
  2. More on hidden formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosols.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(16):1575 (2015) PMID 25875274

  3. Flavored alcoholic beverage use, risky drinking behaviors, and adverse outcomes among underage drinkers: results from the ABRAND Study.

    American Journal of Public Health 105(4):810 (2015) PMID 25713955 PMCID PMC4358196

    We examined associations between consumption of different types of flavored alcoholic beverages (FABs) and risky drinking and drinking-related harms among underage drinkers. For the Alcohol Brand Research among Underage Youth study, we applied multivariable logistic regression analyses to data f...
  4. Proof of concept of fiber dispersed Raman spectroscopy using superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.

    Optics Express 23(4):5078 (2015) PMID 25836542

    Due to its high molecular specificity, Raman spectroscopy is a well-established analytical tool. Usually the inelastically scattered Raman light is spectrally dispersed by a spectrometer. Here, we present an alternative method, using an optical fiber as dispersive element. As the group velocity ...
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  5. Patterns of media use and alcohol brand consumption among underage drinking youth in the United States.

    Journal of Health Communication 20(3):314 (2015) PMID 25631372 PMCID PMC4451204

    This study investigated whether underage drinkers with varied media use patterns differentially consume popular brands of alcohol. A survey was conducted with a national online panel of 1,032 underage youth 13-20 years of age who had consumed at least 1 drink in the past 30 days. A latent class ...
  6. Differences in alcohol brand consumption between underage youth and adults-United States, 2012.

    Substance Abuse: Official Publication Of The As... 36(1):106 (2015) PMID 24483601 PMCID PMC4141902

    The alcohol brand preferences of US underage drinkers have recently been identified, but it is not known whether youth are simply mimicking adult brand choices or whether other factors are impacting their preferences. This study is the first to compare the alcohol brand preferences of underage d...
  7. Examining the relationship between the prevalence of guns and homicide rates in the USA using a new and improved state-level gun ownership proxy.

    Injury Prevention 20(6):424 (2014) PMID 24740937

    Determining the relationship between gun ownership levels and firearm homicide rates is critical to inform public health policy. Previous research has shown that state-level gun ownership, as measured by a widely used proxy, is positively associated with firearm homicide rates. A newly developed...
  8. Vested interests in addiction research and policy. Alcohol brand sponsorship of events, organizations and causes in the United States, 2010-2013.

    British journal of addiction 109(12):1977 (2014) PMID 25384933 PMCID PMC4228795

    There has been insufficient research attention to the alcohol industry's use of corporate sponsorship as a marketing tool. This paper provides a systematic investigation of the nature and extent of alcohol sponsorship-at the brand level-in the United States. The study examined sponsorship of org...
  9. Vested interests in addiction research and policy. Alcohol brand sponsorship of events, organizations and causes in the United States, 2010-2013.

    British journal of addiction 109(12):1977 (2014) PMID 25384933 PMCID PMC4228795

    There has been insufficient research attention to the alcohol industry's use of corporate sponsorship as a marketing tool. This paper provides a systematic investigation of the nature and extent of alcohol sponsorship-at the brand level-in the United States. The study examined sponsorship of org...
  10. Examining the relationship between the prevalence of guns and homicide rates in the USA using a new and improved state-level gun ownership proxy.

    Injury Prevention 20(6):424 (2014) PMID 24740937

    Determining the relationship between gun ownership levels and firearm homicide rates is critical to inform public health policy. Previous research has shown that state-level gun ownership, as measured by a widely used proxy, is positively associated with firearm homicide rates. A newly developed...
  11. Examining the relationship between the prevalence of guns and homicide rates in the USA using a new and improved state-level gun ownership proxy.

    Injury Prevention 20(6):424 (2014) PMID 24740937

    Determining the relationship between gun ownership levels and firearm homicide rates is critical to inform public health policy. Previous research has shown that state-level gun ownership, as measured by a widely used proxy, is positively associated with firearm homicide rates. A newly developed...
  12. Vested interests in addiction research and policy. Alcohol brand sponsorship of events, organizations and causes in the United States, 2010-2013.

    British journal of addiction 109(12):1977 (2014) PMID 25384933 PMCID PMC4228795

    There has been insufficient research attention to the alcohol industry's use of corporate sponsorship as a marketing tool. This paper provides a systematic investigation of the nature and extent of alcohol sponsorship-at the brand level-in the United States. The study examined sponsorship of org...
  13. The relationship between alcohol price and brand choice among underage drinkers: are the most popular alcoholic brands consumed by youth the cheapest?

    Substance Use and Misuse 49(13):1833 (2014) PMID 25183436 PMCID PMC4192130

    We examined the influence of price on alcohol brand choice among underage youth. Using a national sample of 1,032 youth, ages 13-20, recruited from a national Internet panel in 2011-2012, we compared differences in mean prices between popular and unpopular brands, examined the association of pri...
  14. Alcohol facts labels on Four Loko: will the Federal Trade Commission's order be effective in reducing hazardous drinking among underage youth?

    American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 40(6):424 (2014) PMID 25265094

    Underage drinking accounts for 4400 alcohol-attributable deaths in the US each year. After several reports of the deaths of young people due to the consumption of the flavored-alcoholic beverage (FAB) Four Loko, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) examined whether Phusion Projects violated federa...
  15. The relationship between alcohol price and brand choice among underage drinkers: are the most popular alcoholic brands consumed by youth the cheapest?

    Substance Use and Misuse 49(13):1833 (2014) PMID 25183436 PMCID PMC4192130

    We examined the influence of price on alcohol brand choice among underage youth. Using a national sample of 1,032 youth, ages 13-20, recruited from a national Internet panel in 2011-2012, we compared differences in mean prices between popular and unpopular brands, examined the association of pri...
  16. Alcohol facts labels on Four Loko: will the Federal Trade Commission's order be effective in reducing hazardous drinking among underage youth?

    American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 40(6):424 (2014) PMID 25265094

    Underage drinking accounts for 4400 alcohol-attributable deaths in the US each year. After several reports of the deaths of young people due to the consumption of the flavored-alcoholic beverage (FAB) Four Loko, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) examined whether Phusion Projects violated federa...
  17. The relationship between gun ownership and stranger and nonstranger firearm homicide rates in the United States, 1981-2010.

    American Journal of Public Health 104(10):1912 (2014) PMID 25121817

    We examined the relationship between gun ownership and stranger versus nonstranger homicide rates. Using data from the Supplemental Homicide Reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports for all 50 states for 1981 to 2010, we modeled stranger and nonstranger homicide rat...
  18. The relationship between gun ownership and stranger and nonstranger firearm homicide rates in the United States, 1981-2010.

    American Journal of Public Health 104(10):1912 (2014) PMID 25121817

    We examined the relationship between gun ownership and stranger versus nonstranger homicide rates. Using data from the Supplemental Homicide Reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports for all 50 states for 1981 to 2010, we modeled stranger and nonstranger homicide rat...
  19. The relationship between brand-specific alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth.

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 38(8):2234 (2014) PMID 24986257 PMCID PMC4146644

    Being able to investigate the relationship between underage drinkers' preferences for particular brands and their exposure to advertising for those brands would represent a significant advance in alcohol marketing research. However, no previous national study has examined the relationship betwee...
  20. The relationship between brand-specific alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth.

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 38(8):2234 (2014) PMID 24986257 PMCID PMC4146644

    Being able to investigate the relationship between underage drinkers' preferences for particular brands and their exposure to advertising for those brands would represent a significant advance in alcohol marketing research. However, no previous national study has examined the relationship betwee...