Alayna Tackett, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1845 N. Soto Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90032
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    Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KYBA05/2009Psychology; Honor's Studies
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OKMS05/2014Psychology; Pediatric Psychology Specality
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OKPhD07/2017Psychology; Pediatric Psychology Specality
    Brown University, Providence, RI07/2017Clinical Psychology Internship/Residency
    Brown University, Providence, RI07/2018Postdoctoral Fellowship

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    VERIFY: Vaping’s End through Research and Innovation For Youth
    American Heart Association 20YVNR35490079Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: MPI Project 2
    Description: The goal is to provide answers in three areas: the short- and long-term effects of e-cigarettes, including their impact on the brain, lungs and heart; the most effective regulations to reduce the appeal and addictiveness of e-cigarettes for youth; and the best methods to help youth kick their addiction to e-cigarettes.
    Respiratory effects of e-cigarette use among youth: a prospective, longitudinal investigation
    NIH K01HL148907Aug 15, 2019 - Jul 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Electronic Cigarettes in Youth with Asthma
    NIH F32HL138734Sep 11, 2017 - Sep 10, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Prospective Associations of Tobacco Weight Control Beliefs with E-Cigarette Use Patterns in the PATH Study. Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(10):1581-1586. Mason TB, Tackett AP, Kechter A, Leventhal AM. PMID: 35799480.
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    2. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Symptom Development among U.S. Young Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 06 01; 205(11):1320-1329. Xie W, Tackett AP, Berlowitz JB, Harlow AF, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Fetterman JL, Cho J, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, DeFilippis AP, Hall ME, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. PMID: 35089853.
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    3. Ice flavours and non-menthol synthetic cooling agents in e-cigarette products: a review. Tob Control. 2022 Apr 28. Leventhal AM, Tackett AP, Whitted L, Jordt SE, Jabba SV. PMID: 35483721; PMCID: PMC9613790.
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    4. Alternative Flavored Inhalable Products-A New Respiratory Hazard? Toxicol Sci. 2022 04 26; 187(1):1-2. Tackett AP, Rebuli ME. PMID: 35472170; PMCID: PMC9041544.
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    5. Characterizing different-flavored e-cigarette solutions from user-reported sensory attributes and appeal. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2022 Apr 25. Anderson MK, Whitted L, Mason TB, Pang RD, Tackett AP, Leventhal AM. PMID: 35467923; PMCID: PMC9592684.
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    6. 'Flavour ban approved': new marketing strategies from tobacco-free nicotine pouch maker Zyn. Tob Control. 2022 Apr 22. Tackett AP, Barrington-Trimis JL, Leventhal AM. PMID: 35459750; PMCID: PMC9587134.
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    7. Differences in Young Adults' Perceptions of and Willingness to Use Nicotine Pouches by Tobacco Use Status. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 25; 19(5). Vogel EA, Barrington-Trimis JL, Kechter A, Tackett AP, Liu F, Sussman S, Lerman C, Unger JB, Hughes Halbert C, Chaffee BW, Leventhal AM. PMID: 35270385; PMCID: PMC8910652.
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    8. Disposable E-Cigarette Use Prevalence, Correlates, and Associations With Previous Tobacco Product Use in Young Adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 02 14; 24(3):372-379. Leventhal AM, Dai H, Barrington-Trimis JL, Tackett AP, Pedersen ER, Tran DD. PMID: 34379787; PMCID: PMC8842396.
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    9. Correlates of youth Poly-E-Cigarette device use. Addict Behav. 2022 06; 129:107248. Hoffmeyer N, Hinton A, Wagener TL, Tackett AP. PMID: 35091199; PMCID: PMC9008600.
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    10. Secondhand nicotine vaping at home and respiratory symptoms in young adults. Thorax. 2022 07; 77(7):663-668. Islam T, Braymiller J, Eckel SP, Liu F, Tackett AP, Rebuli ME, Barrington-Trimis J, McConnell R. PMID: 35013000; PMCID: PMC9203939.
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    11. Tobacco product use for weight control as an eating disorder behavior: Recommendations for future clinical and public health research. Int J Eat Disord. 2022 03; 55(3):313-317. Mason TB, Tackett AP, Smith CE, Leventhal AM. PMID: 34866222; PMCID: PMC8917997.
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    12. Drug and alcohol dependence acute effects of pod-style e-cigarettes in vaping-naïve smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 11 01; 228:109083. Peraza N, Bello MS, Schiff SJ, Cho J, Zhang Y, Callahan C, Tackett A, Leventhal AM. PMID: 34600262; PMCID: PMC8631487.
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    13. Pregnant Smokers' Intention to Switch From Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes: A Reasoned Action Approach. Womens Health Issues. 2021 Nov-Dec; 31(6):540-549. Dobbs PD, Branscum P, Cohn AM, Tackett AP, Comiford AL. PMID: 34452825.
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    14. Cross-Sectional Associations of Multiple Tobacco Product Use with Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms among Young Adult E-Cigarette Users. Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(12):1807-1814. Cwalina SN, Pacek LR, Barrington-Trimis JL, Tackett AP, Pentz MA. PMID: 34320919; PMCID: PMC9153521.
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    15. Patterns of Asthma Medication Use across the Transition to High School. J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 06 03; 46(5):578-587. McQuaid EL, Kopel SJ, Seifer R, Tackett A, Farrow M, Koinis-Mitchell D, Dunsiger S. PMID: 33550368; PMCID: PMC8599728.
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    16. Harm Perceptions of Tobacco/Nicotine Products and Child Exposure: Differences between Non-Users, Cigarette-Exclusive, and Electronic Cigarette-Exclusive Users. Tob Use Insights. 2021; 14:1179173X21998362. Tackett AP, Wallace SW, Smith CE, Turner E, Fedele DA, Stepanov I, Lechner WV, Hale JJ, Wagener TL. PMID: 33854392; PMCID: PMC8013926.
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    17. Youth use of e-cigarettes: Does dependence vary by device type? Addict Behav. 2021 08; 119:106918. Tackett AP, Hébert ET, Smith CE, Wallace SW, Barrington-Trimis JL, Norris JE, Lechner WV, Stevens EM, Wagener TL. PMID: 33798918; PMCID: PMC8113136.
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    18. Effects of Negative Emotion on Abstinence Induced Change in Urge to Vape and Measures of Vaping Dependence. Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(6):768-776. Kittaneh AA, Sidhu NK, Tackett AP, Lechner WV. PMID: 33706646.
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    19. Associations Between Exposure to The Real Cost Campaign, Pro-Tobacco Advertisements, and Tobacco Use Among Youth in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2021 05; 60(5):706-710. Stevens EM, Hébert ET, Keller-Hamilton B, Frank-Pearce SG, Tackett AP, Leshner G, Wagener TL. PMID: 33583677; PMCID: PMC8506651.
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    20. Effect of Exposure to e-Cigarettes With Salt vs Free-Base Nicotine on the Appeal and Sensory Experience of Vaping: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 01 04; 4(1):e2032757. Leventhal AM, Madden DR, Peraza N, Schiff SJ, Lebovitz L, Whitted L, Barrington-Trimis J, Mason TB, Anderson MK, Tackett AP. PMID: 33433597; PMCID: PMC7804919.
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    21. Adolescent Susceptibility to E-Cigarettes: An Update From the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Am J Health Promot. 2021 05; 35(4):551-558. Tackett AP, Keller-Hamilton B, Hébert ET, Smith CE, Wallace SW, Stevens EM, Johnson AL, Wagener TL. PMID: 33167676; PMCID: PMC8496989.
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    22. Evaluation of Respiratory Symptoms Among Youth e-Cigarette Users. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 10 01; 3(10):e2020671. Tackett AP, Keller-Hamilton B, Smith CE, Hébert ET, Metcalf JP, Queimado L, Stevens EM, Wallace SW, McQuaid EL, Wagener TL. PMID: 33048131; PMCID: PMC8094411.
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    23. Harm Perceptions of the JUUL E-Cigarette in a Sample of Ever Users. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 07 02; 17(13). Stevens EM, Hébert ET, Tackett AP, Leavens ELS, Wagener TL. PMID: 32630647; PMCID: PMC7369803.
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    24. Racial/ethnic differences in pediatric asthma management: the importance of asthma knowledge, symptom assessment, and family-provider collaboration. J Asthma. 2021 10; 58(10):1395-1406. Tackett AP, Farrow M, Kopel SJ, Coutinho MT, Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL. PMID: 32546119; PMCID: PMC7775333.
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    25. E-cigarette regulation: a delicate balance for public health. Addiction. 2020 12; 115(12):2197-2199. Tackett AP, Hébert ET, Stevens EM, Wagener TL. PMID: 32307739; PMCID: PMC7572541.
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    26. People in E-Cigarette Ads Attract More Attention: An Eye-Tracking Study. Tob Regul Sci. 2020 Mar; 6(2):105-117. Stevens EM, Johnson AL, Leshner G, Sun F, Kim S, Leavens ELS, Tackett AP, Hébert ET, Wagener TL. PMID: 33816715; PMCID: PMC8018674.
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    27. Food insecurity and caregiver perceptions of food allergen risk by food purchase location in children with food allergies. Transl Behav Med. 2019 05 16; 9(3):404-412. Tackett AP, Roberts CM, Farrow M, McQuaid EL. PMID: 31094448; PMCID: PMC6771765.
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    28. Polytobacco use and risk perceptions among young adults: The potential role of habituation to risk. Addict Behav. 2019 03; 90:278-284. Leavens ELS, Meier E, Brett EI, Stevens EM, Tackett AP, Villanti AC, Wagener TL. PMID: 30472536; PMCID: PMC8049086.
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    29. Post traumatic stress symptoms in parents of children with cancer: A mediation model. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 May; 35(4):231-244. Perez MN, Sharkey CM, Tackett AP, Delozier AM, Bakula DM, Gamwell KL, Mayes S, McNall R, Chaney JM, Clawson AH, Mullins LL. PMID: 30395795.
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    30. Preliminary exploration of secondhand smoke exposure in youth with Sickle Cell Disease: biochemical verification, pulmonary functioning, and health care utilization. Psychol Health Med. 2019 01; 24(1):35-42. Tackett AP, Leavens ELS, Wiedenmann A, Perez MN, Baker A, Mayes S, Mullins LL, Wagener TL. PMID: 30203658; PMCID: PMC6262893.
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    31. Poor Adherence Is Associated with More Infections after Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 02; 24(2):381-385. Pai ALH, Rausch J, Drake S, Morrison CF, Lee JL, Nelson A, Tackett A, Berger S, Szulczewski L, Mara C, Davies S. PMID: 29102720.
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    32. The impact of a brief cessation induction intervention for waterpipe tobacco smoking: A pilot randomized clinical trial. Addict Behav. 2018 03; 78:94-100. Leavens ELS, Meier E, Tackett AP, Miller MB, Tahirkheli NN, Brett EI, Carroll DM, Driskill LM, Anderson MP, Wagener TL. PMID: 29128712; PMCID: PMC5801765.
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    33. Asthma-specific cognitions, self-focused attention, and fear of negative evaluation in adolescents and young adults diagnosed with childhood-onset asthma. Psychol Health Med. 2018 Jan; 23(1):69-81. Junghans-Rutelonis AN, Tackett AP, Suorsa KI, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. PMID: 28524707.
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    34. Illness uncertainty and illness intrusiveness as predictors of depressive and anxious symptomology in college students with chronic illnesses. J Am Coll Health. 2017 Jul; 65(5):352-360. Mullins AJ, Gamwell KL, Sharkey CM, Bakula DM, Tackett AP, Suorsa KI, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. PMID: 28362166.
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    35. Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-generation and third-generation electronic cigarette users. Tob Control. 2017 03; 26(e1):e23-e28. Wagener TL, Floyd EL, Stepanov I, Driskill LM, Frank SG, Meier E, Leavens EL, Tackett AP, Molina N, Queimado L. PMID: 27729564; PMCID: PMC5574194.
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    36. Parent illness appraisals, parent adjustment, and parent-reported child quality of life in pediatric cancer. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016 Aug; 33(5):314-326. Mullins LL, Cushing CC, Suorsa KI, Tackett AP, Molzon ES, Mayes S, McNall-Knapp R, Mullins AJ, Gamwell KL, Chaney JM. PMID: 27437562.
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    37. A Proposed Collaboration Against Big Tobacco: Common Ground Between the Vaping and Public Health Community in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 May; 18(5):730-6. Wagener TL, Meier E, Tackett AP, Matheny JD, Pechacek TF. PMID: 26508399; PMCID: PMC6959509.
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    38. Illness Uncertainty, Global Psychological Distress, and Posttraumatic Stress in Pediatric Cancer: A Preliminary Examination Using a Path Analysis Approach. J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Apr; 41(3):309-18. Tackett AP, Cushing CC, Suorsa KI, Mullins AJ, Gamwell KL, Mayes S, McNall-Knapp R, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. PMID: 26423322.
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    39. Characterizing Early Psychosocial Functioning of Parents of Children with Moderate to Severe Genital Ambiguity due to Disorders of Sex Development. J Urol. 2015 Dec; 194(6):1737-42. Suorsa KI, Mullins AJ, Tackett AP, Reyes KJ, Austin P, Baskin L, Bernabé K, Cheng E, Fried A, Frimberger D, Galan D, Gonzalez L, Greenfield S, Kropp B, Meyer S, Meyer T, Nokoff N, Palmer B, Poppas D, Paradis A, Yerkes E, Wisniewski AB, Mullins LL. PMID: 26196734; PMCID: PMC5889973.
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    40. Biochemically verified smoking cessation and vaping beliefs among vape store customers. Addiction. 2015 May; 110(5):868-74. Tackett AP, Lechner WV, Meier E, Grant DM, Driskill LM, Tahirkheli NN, Wagener TL. PMID: 25675943.
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    41. Caregivers' interest in using smokeless tobacco products: Novel methods that may reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke. J Health Psychol. 2016 10; 21(10):2306-13. Wagener TL, Tackett AP, Borrelli B. PMID: 25845835; PMCID: PMC5527333.
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    42. Which nicotine products are gateways to regular use? First-tried tobacco and current use in college students. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jan; 48(1 Suppl 1):S86-93. Meier EM, Tackett AP, Miller MB, Grant DM, Wagener TL. PMID: 25528714.
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    43. Self-esteem, Self-focused Attention, and the Mediating Role of Fear of Negative Evaluation in College Students With and Without Asthma. J Am Coll Health. 2015; 63(8):554-62. Junghans-Rutelonis AN, Suorsa KI, Tackett AP, Burkley E, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. PMID: 26151164.
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    44. Postpartum depression on the neonatal intensive care unit: current perspectives. Int J Womens Health. 2014; 6:975-87. Tahirkheli NN, Cherry AS, Tackett AP, McCaffree MA, Gillaspy SR. PMID: 25473317; PMCID: PMC4247145.
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    45. Effects of duration of electronic cigarette use. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Feb; 17(2):180-5. Lechner WV, Tackett AP, Grant DM, Tahirkheli NN, Driskill LM, Wagener TL. PMID: 24827788; PMCID: PMC4830219.
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    46. Assessing psychosocial risk in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: validation of the Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jan; 58(1):51-6. Pai AL, Tackett A, Hente EA, Ernst MM, Denson LA, Hommel KA. PMID: 23969535; PMCID: PMC3885900.
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    47. Effectiveness of electronic aids for smoking cessation. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2013 Dec; 7(6). Meier E, Tackett AP, Wagener TL. PMID: 24319519; PMCID: PMC3851041.
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    48. System for integrated adherence monitoring: real-time non-adherence risk assessment in pediatric kidney transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Jun; 16(4):329-34. Pai AL, Rausch J, Tackett A, Marsolo K, Drotar D, Goebel J. PMID: 22353189.
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    49. Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General: validity of a psychosocial risk screener in a pediatric kidney transplant sample. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Feb; 16(1):92-8. Pai AL, Tackett A, Ittenbach RF, Goebel J. PMID: 22192481.
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