The VCBH team has been prolific in their research and publishing since becoming a COBRE and TCORS center in 2013. To date, we have more than 380 COBRE and 200 TCORS publications. For a complete list, please download our COBRE (PDF) or TCORS (PDF) publications documents. These lists were last updated on June 10, 2024.

Highlighted Articles

The following selected articles are representative of recent VCBH research. Click on names for a complete list of their publications on PubMed.

Philip Ades, MD

Ades PA, Khadanga S, Savage PD, Gaalema DE. Enhancing participation in cardiac rehabilitation: Focus on underserved populations. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2022 Jan-Feb;70:102-110. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2022.01.003. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35108567

Ades PA, Savage PD. The treatment of obesity in cardiac rehabilitation.  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2021. 2021 Sep 1;41(5):295-301. PMID: 34461619

Thomas Ahern, PhD, MPH

Ahern TP, MacLehose RF, Haines L, Cronin-Fenton DP, Damkier P, Collin LJ, Lash TL. Improving the transparency of meta-analyses with interactive web applications. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2021 Dec;26(6):327-332.  PMCID: PMC7530078.

Collin LJ, Veres K, Gradus JL, Ahern TP, Lash TL, Sørensen HT.  Preexisting stress-related diagnoses and mortality: A Danish cancer cohort study. Cancer. 2021 Nov 19. Doi: 10.1002/cncr.34036. PMID: 34797563

Christopher J. Brady, MD

Curran DM, Kim BY, Withers N, Shepard DS, Brady CJ. Telehealth screening for diabetic retinopthy: Economic modeling reveals cost savings. Telemed J E Health. 2022 Jan 24. PMID: 35073213

Naufal F, Brady CJ, Wolle MA, Saheb Kashaf M, Mkocha H, Bradley C, Kobana G, Njondi J, Massof RW, West SK. Evluation of photography using head-mounted display technology (ICAPS) for district Trachoma surveys. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Nov 8;15(11):e0009928. PMCID: PMC8601615

Sulamunn R.M. Coleman, PhD

Coleman SRM, Oliver AC, Klemperer EK, DeSarno M, Atwood G, Higgins ST. Delay discounting and narcissism: A review and meta-analysis with implications for narcissistic personality disorder. Personal Disord. 2022 May;13(3):210-220. PMID: 34990195. PMCID: PMC9064993.

Bolivar HA, Klemperer EM, Coleman SRM, DeSarno M, Skelly JM, Higgins St. Contingency management for patients receiving medication for opioid use disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Aug 4. Doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.1969. PMCID: PMC8340014.

Diann E Gaalema, PhD

Gaalema DE, O’Neill S, Savage P, Bolívar HA, Denkmann D, Khadanga S, Ades PA. (2021). The association of patient educational attainment with cardiac rehabilitation adherence and benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. In press

Gaalema DE, Mahoney K, Ballon J. (2021). Cognition and exercise: General overview and implications for cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2021 Nov 1;41(6):400-406. PMCID: PMC8563446.

Sarah H. Heil, PhD

Heil SH, Melbostad HS, Matusiewicz AK, Rey CN, Badger GJ, Shepard DS, Sigmon SC, MacAfee LK, Higgins ST.  Efficacy and cost-benefit of onsite contraceptive services with and without incentives among women with opioid use disorder at high risk for unintended pregnancy: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.1715. PMCID: PMC8280955

Oliver AC, DeSarno M, Irvin CG, Kaminsky D, Tidey JW, Sigmon SC, Heil SH, Gaalema DE, Lee D, Villanti AC, Bunn JY, Davis DR, Bergeria CL, Streck JM, Gallagher T, Higgins ST. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) outcomes from a randomized clinical trial examining reduced nicotine content cigarettes among smokers with psychiatric conditions or socioeconomic disadvantage. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 Jul 13:ntab145. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab145. PMID: 34255068

Stephen T. Higgins, PhD

Higgins ST, Nighbor TD, Kurti AN, Heil SH, Slade EP, Shepard DS, Solomon LJ, Lynch ME, Johnson HK, Markesich C, Rippberger PL, Skelly JM, DeSarno M, Bunn J, Hammond JB, Roemhildt ML, Williams RK, O'Reilly DM, Bernstein IM. Randomized clinical trial examining the efficacy of adding financial incentives to best practices for smoking cessation among pregnant and newly postpartum women. Prev Med. 2022 Mar 3:107012. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35248683.

Higgins ST. Leveraging behavioral economics and reinforcement theory in treating episodic heavy drinking among college students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2022 Jan;46(1):25-28. PMCID: PMC8799517

Sherrie Khadanga, MD

Khadanga S, Savage PD, Pecha A, Rengo J, Ades PA. Optimizing training response for women in cardiac rehabilitation. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Cardiol. 2022 Feb 1;7(2):215-218. PMCID: PMC8613699.

Khadanga S, Gaalema DE, Savage P, Ades PA. Underutilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Women: Barriers and Solutions. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2021 Jul 1;41(4):207-213. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000629. PMID: 34158454

Elias Klemperer, PhD

Villanti AC, Klemperer EM, Sprague BL, Ahern TP. State-level rurality and cigarette smoking-associated cancer incidence and mortality: Do individual-level trends translate to population-level outcomes? Prev Med. 2021 Nov;152(Pt 2):106759. PMCID: PMC8545854.

Klemperer EM, Hughes JR, Callas PW, West JC, Villanti AC.  Tobacco and nicotine use among US adult “never smokers” in Wave 4 (2016-2018) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study.  Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 Jun 8;23(7):1199-1207. PMCID: PMC8186421

Kelly Peck, PhD

Peck KR, Moxley-Kelly N, Badger GJ, Sigmon SC. Posttraumatic stress disorder in individuals seeking treatment for opioid use disorder in Vermont. Prev Med. 2021 Nov;152(Pt 2):106817. PMCID: PMC8641000.

Peck KR, Nighbor TD, Price M. Examining associations between impulsivity, opioid use disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder: The additive relation between disorders.  Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 Jul 22. doi: 10.1037/pha0000507. PMID: 34291989

Richard Rawson, PhD

Rawson R, Glasner S, Brecht ML, Farabee D. A randomized comparison of 4 vs 16 weeks of psychosocial treatment for stimulant users. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 May;124:108274. Doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108274. PMID: 33771278

Grunvald W, Herrington R, King R, Lamberson M, Mackey S, Maruti S, Rawson R, Wolfson D. COVID-19: A new barrier to treatment for opioid use disorder in the emergency department. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Mar 17;2(2):e12403. PMCID: PMC7967916.

Stacey Sigmon, PhD

Ametti MR, Crehan ET, O’Loughlin K, Schreck MC, Dube SL, Potter AS, Sigmon SC, Althoff RR. Frustration, cognition, and psychophysiology in dysregulated children: A research domain criteria approach. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 Jan 21:S0890-8567(22)00012-0. PMID: 35074486

Oleskowicz TN, Ochalek TA, Peck KR, Badger GJ, Sigmon SC. Within-subject evaluation of interim buprenorphine treatment during waitlist delays. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Jan 20;220:108532. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108532. PMCID: PMC8148627

Brian Sprague, MD

Sprague BL, Ahern TP, Herschorn SD, Sowden M, Weaver DL, Wood ME. Identifying key barriers to effective breast cancer control in rural settings. Prev Med. 2021 Nov;152(Pt 2):106741. PMCID: PMC8545865.

Sprague BL, Ahern TP, Herschorn SD, Sowden M, Weaver DL, Wood ME. Identifying key barriers to effective breast cancer control in rural settings. Prev Med. 2021 Jul 21:106741. Doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106741. PMID: 34302837.

Eric Thrailkill, PhD

Thrailkill EA, DeSarno M, Higgins ST. Loss aversion and risk for cigarette smoking and other substance use.  Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Mar 1;232:109307. PMCID: PMC8887823