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Steven A. Branstetter, PhD

Steven A. Branstetter, PhD

Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Tobacco Products
  • Smokers
  • Nicotine
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Health
  • Smoke
  • 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butan-1-ol
  • Exercise

Recent Publications


Zhu, J, Branstetter, S, Lazarus, P & Muscat, JE 2024, 'Smoking, Lung Cancer Stage, and Prognostic Factors—Findings from the National Lung Screening Trial', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 21, no. 4, 400.


Fan, T, Yingst, JM, Bascom, R, Tuanquin, L, Veldheer, S, Branstetter, S, Foulds, J & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Feasibility of Patient Navigation-Based Smoking Cessation Program in Cancer Patients', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 19, no. 7, 4034.
Horn, K, Crandell, I, Patel, M, Rose, SW, Schillo, B, Folger, S, Bernat, D & Branstetter, S 2022, 'Individual Health Determinants That Predict Low Risk of Transitioning to Tobacco Use During Young Adulthood: An In-Depth Examination of Race and Ethnicity', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 1487-1497.


Stroup, AM & Branstetter, SA 2021, 'Comparing Immediate Physiological Responses and Future Intentions of Use between Combustible and Electronic Waterpipe Users', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 115, 106741.
Baker, AN, Bakke, AJ, Branstetter, SA & Hayes, JE 2021, 'Harsh and Sweet Sensations Predict Acute Liking of Electronic Cigarettes, but Flavor Does Not Affect Acute Nicotine Intake: A Pilot Laboratory Study in Men', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 687-693.
Branstetter, SA, Krebs, NM & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Nighttime Waking to Smoke, Stress, and Nicotine Addiction', Behavioral Sleep Medicine.


Kamens, HM, Silva, CP, Nye, RT, Miller, CN, Singh, N, Sipko, J, Trushin, N, Sun, D, Branstetter, SA, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2020, 'Pharmacokinetic Profile of Spectrum Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 273-279.
Branstetter, SA, Muscat, JE & Mercincavage, M 2020, 'Time to First Cigarette: A Potential Clinical Screening Tool for Nicotine Dependence', Journal of Addiction Medicine, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 409-414.