Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Jessica Yingst, DrPH

Jessica Yingst, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
jmy5048@psu.edu
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Research Interests

Dr. Jessica Yingst is a public health researcher focused on understanding methods to reduce harms associated with tobacco use.

Dr. Yingst is a member of the Penn State Center for Research on Tobacco and Health and serves as the Associate Director of the Penn State Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Program at the Penn State College of Medicine.

  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
  • Smokers
  • Tobacco Products
  • Vaping
  • Nicotine
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco Use
  • Smoking
  • Health

Recent Publications

2020

Hobkirk, AL, Bitzer, Z, Goel, R, Sica, CT, Livelsberger, C, Yingst, J, Houser, KR, Rupprecht, S, Trushin, N, Karunanayaka, P, Foulds, J, Richie, JP, Spreen, L, Hoglen, B, Wang, J, Elias, RJ & Yang, QX 2020, 'An Electronic Aerosol Delivery System for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging', Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, vol. 14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1178221820904140
Du, P, Bascom, R, Fan, T, Sinharoy, A, Yingst, J, Mondal, P & Foulds, J 2020, 'Changes in flavor preference in a cohort of long-term electronic cigarette users', Annals of the American Thoracic Society, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 573-581. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201906-472OC
Yingst, J, Foulds, J & Hobkirk, AL 2021, 'Dependence and Use Characteristics of Adult JUUL Electronic Cigarette Users', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 61-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2020.1834582
Yingst, J, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Cobb, CO, Yen, MS, Hrabovsky, S, Allen, SI, Bullen, C & Eissenberg, T 2020, 'Measurement of Electronic Cigarette Frequency of Use among Smokers Participating in a Randomized Controlled Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 699-704. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/nty233

2019

Yingst, J, Foulds, J, Zurlo, J, Steinberg, MB, Eissenberg, T & Du, P 2020, 'Acceptability of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) among HIV positive smokers', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1224-1228. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1687835
Du, P, Fan, T, Yingst, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Chen, C & Foulds, J 2019, 'Changes in E-Cigarette Use Behaviors and Dependence in Long-term E-Cigarette Users', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 374-383. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2019.04.021
Allen, SI, Wasserman, E, Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Liao, J, Krebs, NM, Horn, K, Reinhart, L, Modesto, J, Putt, K, Evins, AE, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2019, 'Characteristics of Adult Cigarette Smokers Who "Relight" and the Effects of Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Constituents', Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1206-1212. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/nty138
Hrabovsky, SM, Midya, V, Lester, C, Veldheer, S, Yingst, JM, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Liao, J, Reinhart, L, Modesto, J, Evins, AE, Richie, JP, Muscat, JE, Horn, K & Foulds, J 2019, 'Effect of cigarette rod length on smokers switching to SPECTRUM cigarettes', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 380-392. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.43.2.14
Yingst, JM, Hrabovsky, S, Hobkirk, A, Trushin, N, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2019, 'Nicotine Absorption Profile Among Regular Users of a Pod-Based Electronic Nicotine Delivery System', JAMA network open, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. e1915494. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.15494
Yingst, JM, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Trushin, N, Eissenberg, TT, Williams, J, Richie, JP, Nichols, TT, Wilson, SJ & Hobkirk, AL 2019, 'Nicotine absorption during electronic cigarette use among regular users', PloS one, vol. 14, no. 7, e0220300. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220300

2018

Veldheer, S, Midya, V, Lester, C, Liao, J, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Reinhart, L, Evins, AE, Horn, K, Richie, J, Muscat, J & Foulds, J 2018, 'Acceptability of SPECTRUM Research Cigarettes among Participants in Trials of Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes', Tobacco Regulatory Science, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 573-585. https://doi.org/10.18001/TRS.4.1.4
Veldheer, S, Midya, V, Lester, C, Liao, JJ, Yingst, JM, Hrabovsky, S, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Reinhart, L, Evins, AE, Horn, K, Richie, J, Muscat, J & Foulds, J 2018, 'Acceptability of Switching from Usual Brand to SPECTRUM Research Cigarettes with Normal Nicotine Content', Tobacco Regulatory Science, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 573-585.
Yingst, J, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S & Du, P 2019, 'Device characteristics of long term electronic cigarette users: A follow-up study', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 91, pp. 238-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.08.001
Yingst, JM, Lester, C, Veldheer, S, Allen, SI, Du, P & Foulds, J 2019, 'E-cigarette users commonly stealth vape in places where e-cigarette use is prohibited', Tobacco Control, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 493-497. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054432
Yingst, J, Veldheer, S & Foulds, J 2018, 'Knowledge and Perceptions of FDA Regulation among US Adults in 2015', Journal of Regulatory Science, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 15-19. https://doi.org/10.21423/jrs-v06n01p015
Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Hammett, E, Nicholson, J, Berg, A & Foulds, J 2018, 'Pilot Randomized Trial of an Automated Smoking Cessation Intervention via Mobile Phone Text Messages as an Adjunct to Varenicline in Primary Care', Journal of Health Communication, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 370-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2018.1453890
Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Midya, V, Hummer, B, Lester, C, Krebs, N, Hrabovsky, S, Wilhelm, A, Liao, JJ, Yen, MS, Cobb, C, Eissenberg, T & Foulds, J 2019, 'Pulmonary and other health effects of electronic cigarette use among adult smokers participating in a randomized controlled smoking reduction trial', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 91, pp. 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.041
Hammett, E, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J, Berg, A, Poole, E, Stauffer, D & Foulds, J 2018, 'TXT2STAYQUIT: Pilot randomized trial of brief automated smoking cessation texting intervention for inpatient smokers discharged from the hospital', Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 488-489. https://doi.org/10.12788/jhm.2907
Allen, SI, Foulds, J, Wasserman, E, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J & Liu, G 2018, 'Tobacco use among middle and high school students in Pennsylvania', Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 15, no. 2, 170289. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd15.170289

2017

Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hammett, E, Hrabovsky, S & Foulds, J 2017, 'A method for classifying user-reported electronic cigarette liquid flavors', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 19, no. 11, ntw383, pp. 1381-1385. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw383
Allen, SI, Foulds, J, Pachas, GN, Veldheer, S, Cather, C, Azzouz, N, Hrabovsky, S, Hameed, A, Yingst, J, Hammett, E, Modesto, J, Krebs, NM, Zhu, J, Liao, J, Muscat, JE, Richie, J & Evins, AE 2017, 'A two-site, two-arm, 34-week, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine cigarettes in smokers with mood and/or anxiety disorders: trial design and protocol', BMC Public Health, vol. 17, no. 1, 100, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3946-4
Hobkirk, A, Nichols, TT, Foulds, J, Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Richie, J, Eissenberg, T & Wilson, S 2018, 'Changes in resting state functional brain connectivity and withdrawal symptoms are associated with acute electronic cigarette use', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 138, pp. 56-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2017.05.010
Hammett, E, Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S & Foulds, J 2017, 'Characteristics, use patterns and perceptions of electronic cigarette users who were never traditional cigarette smokers', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 65, pp. 92-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.10.007
Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hammett, E & Foulds, J 2017, 'Measurement of exhaled breath carbon monoxide in clinical practice: A study of levels in Central Pennsylvania community members', Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 310-315. https://doi.org/10.1002/2327-6924.12460
Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hammett, E, Hrabovsky, S & Foulds, J 2017, 'Should electronic cigarette use be covered by clean indoor air laws?', Tobacco Control, vol. 26, no. e1, pp. e16-e18. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053074
Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J, Sciamanna, C, Berg, A & Foulds, J 2018, 'The Use of Self-Directed Relapse Prevention Booklets to Assist in Maintaining Abstinence After a 6-Week Group Smoking Cessation Treatment Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 190-197. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198117710979

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