Presentations on Tobacco Research Methods

New Methods for Advancing Research on Tobacco DependenceMarch 28, 2012

On March 13, methodologists and smoking researchers from around the country participated in a workshop titled "New Methods for Advancing Research on Tobacco Dependence." The day-long session was part of the 2012 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. The workshop focused on methods for analyzing ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data and other forms of intensive longitudinal data.


Presentations from the workshop are available for anyone who researches smoking or analyzes intensive longitudinal data in any context. Tobacco researchers included Saul Shiffman, Megan Piper, Tom Piasecki, Robin Mermelstein, Danielle McCarthy, and Lisa Dierker. Methodologists included Daniel Rivera, Runze Li, Stephanie Lanza, and Don Hedeker.




New Methods for Advancing Research on Tobacco Dependence

Presentations From the SRNT Preconference Workshop

New Methods for Advancing Research on Tobacco Dependence (Agenda)


Saul Shiffman, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Clinical

Translational Research

University of Pittsburgh

Conceptual Considerations for Analysis of EMA Data


Robin J. Mermelstein, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy

Professor, Department of Psychology

Clinical Professor, Community Health Sciences

School of Public Health

University of Illinois at Chicago

Opportunities and Challenges in Using Ecological Momentary Assessments with Adolescent Smokers


Danielle McCarthy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Principal Investigator, Smoking Cessation Laboratory

Rutgers University

EMA of Treatment Mediators and Proximal Predictors of Smoking During a Quit Attempt


Tom Piasecki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Drug Motivation Laboratory

University of Missouri

Responses to Alcohol and Cigarette Use during Ecologically-Assessed Drinking Episodes (Contact the author for more information)


Megan E. Piper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Lead Researcher, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention

School of Medicine and Public Health

University of Wisconsin

Using EMA Data to Examine Negative Affect and Craving During a Quit Attempt


Lisa Dierker, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Psychology

Wesleyan University

Understanding Smoking Etiology through Time-Varying Effect Models


Don Hedeker, Ph.D.

Professor, Biostatistics

Principal Investigator, Institute for Health Research and Policy

School of Public Health

University of Illinois at Chicago

Mood Changes Associated with Smoking in Adolescents: An Application of a Mixed-E ffects Location Scale Model for Longitudinal Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Data


Daniel Rivera, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Program Director, Control Systems Engineering Laboratory

Arizona State University

Dynamical Systems Modeling using EMA Data: An Illustration from Smoking Cessation


Runze Li, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Statistics

Professor, Public Health Sciences

Principal Investigator, The Methodology Center

The Pennsylvania State University

New Statistical Models and Techniques for Analyzing EMA Data


Stephanie T. Lanza, Ph.D.

Scientific Director, The Methodology Center

Research Associate Professor, Health and Human Development

The Pennsylvania State University

A demonstration of the time-varying effect model (TVEM): The dynamic role of dependence on craving during quit attempts

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