Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Steven A. Branstetter, PhD

Steven A. Branstetter, PhD

Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Tobacco Products
  • Smoking
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tobacco
  • Nicotine
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Exercise
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Parents
  • Therapeutics
  • Smoke
  • Opioid Analgesics

Recent Publications


Branstetter, SA, Nye, R, Sipko, JJ & Muscat, J 2019, 'The Effect of Price on the Consumption of Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes', Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 955-961.


Stroup, AM & Branstetter, SA 2019, 'An introduction to the electronic waterpipe' Addictive Behaviors, vol. 91, pp. 90-94.
Stroup, AM & Branstetter, SA 2018, 'Effect of e-cigarette advertisement exposure on intention to use e-cigarettes in adolescents', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 82, pp. 1-6.


Nye, RT, Mercincavage, M & Branstetter, SA 2017, 'Time to first cigarette, physical activity, and pulmonary function in middle-aged to older adult smokers', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 612-616.


Mercincavage, M, Smyth, JM, Branstetter, SA & Catley, D 2016, 'Exploring the Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) as a possible measure of nicotine dependence' Substance Abuse, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 323-329.
Branstetter, SA, Horton, WJ, Mercincavage, M & Buxton, OM 2016, 'Severity of nicotine addiction and disruptions in sleep mediated by early awakenings', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 2252-2259.


Branstetter, SA, Mercincavage, M, Dino, G & Horn, K 2015, 'Development and validation of a smoking expectancies measure for adolescents seeking to quit smoking' Substance Abuse, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 119-126.
Branstetter, SA, Lengerich, E, Dignan, M & Muscat, J 2015, 'Knowledge and perceptions of tobacco-related media in rural Appalachia', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 15, no. 1, 3136.
Branstetter, SA, Mercincavage, M & Muscat, J 2015, 'Predictors of the nicotine dependence behavior time to the first cigarette in a multiracial cohort', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 819-824.

Clinical Trials Search

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