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Sophia Allen, PhD, MBA

Sophia Allen, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
SIA3@psu.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Sophia Allen's research interests focus on substance use (nicotine) and addiction among African Americans who smoke and improving the impact of mobile health (mHealth) interventions on smoking cessation to reduce health disparities.

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

Recent Publications

2023

Foulds, J, Allen, SI & Yingst, J 2023, 'Cytisinicline to Speed Smoking Cessation in the United States', JAMA, vol. 330, no. 2, pp. 129-130. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2023.5939

2022

Saran, SK, Salinas, KZ, Foulds, J, Kaynak, Ö, Hoglen, B, Houser, KR, Krebs, NM, Yingst, JM, Allen, SI, Bordner, CR & Hobkirk, AL 2022, 'A Comparison of Vaping Behavior, Perceptions, and Dependence among Individuals Who Vape Nicotine, Cannabis, or Both', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 19, no. 16, 10392. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191610392
Foulds, J, Cobb, CO, Yen, MS, Veldheer, S, Brosnan, P, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Lopez, AA, Allen, SI, Bullen, C, Wang, X, Sciamanna, C, Hammett, E, Hummer, BL, Lester, C, Richie, JP, Chowdhury, N, Graham, JT, Kang, L, Sun, S & Eissenberg, T 2022, 'Effect of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on Cigarette Abstinence in Smokers With No Plans to Quit: Exploratory Analysis of a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 955-961. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntab247
Hobkirk, AL, Hoglen, B, Sheng, T, Kristich, A, Yingst, JM, Houser, KR, Krebs, NM, Allen, SI, Bordner, CR, Livelsberger, C & Foulds, J 2022, 'Intentions and Attempts to Quit JUUL E-Cigarette Use: The Role of Perceived Harm and Addiction', Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 19, E06. https://doi.org/10.5888/PCD19.210255
Yingst, JM, Lester, C, Livelsberger, C, Allen, SI, Hammett, E, Veldheer, S, Hummer, B, Bordner, C, Zhu, J, Sciamanna, CN, Trushin, N, Tan, HS, Wilson, SJ, Twining, RC, Foulds, J & Grigson, PS 2022, 'Pilot randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of random nicotine delivery on cigarettes per day and smoke exposure', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 188, pp. 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2022.07.017
Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Pachas, G, Hrabovsky, S, Hameed, A, Allen, SI, Cather, C, Azzouz, N, Yingst, J, Hammett, E, Modesto, J, Krebs, NM, Lester, C, Trushin, N, Reinhart, L, Wasserman, E, Zhu, J, Liao, J, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Evins, AE 2022, 'The effects of reduced nicotine content cigarettes on biomarkers of nicotine and toxicant exposure, smoking behavior and psychiatric symptoms in smokers with mood or anxiety disorders: A double-blind randomized trial', PloS one, vol. 17, no. 11 November, e0275522. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0275522

2021

Hobkirk, AL, Midya, V, Krebs, NM, Allen, SI, Reinhart, L, Sun, D, Stennett, AL & Muscat, JE 2021, 'Characterizing nicotine exposure among a community sample of non-daily smokers in the United States', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, no. 1, 1025. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11052-9
Randomised Control Trial Methods Workgroup of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products 2021, 'Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery system with 0, 8, or 36 mg/mL liquid nicotine versus a cigarette substitute on tobacco-related toxicant exposure: a four-arm, parallel-group, randomised, controlled trial', The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 840-850. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(21)00022-9
Yingst, JM, Bordner, CR, Hobkirk, AL, Hoglen, B, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Houser, KR, Livelsberger, C & Foulds, J 2021, 'Response to flavored cartridge/pod-based product ban among adult juul users: “you get nicotine however you can get it”', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 1, 207, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010207
Yingst, JM, Krebs, NM, Bordner, CR, Hobkirk, AL, Allen, SI & Foulds, J 2021, 'Tobacco use changes and perceived health risks among current tobacco users during the COVID-19 pandemic', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 4, 1795, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041795

2020

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

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 and Tobacco Research, 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