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 285 COBRE and 165 TCORS publications. For a complete list, please download our COBRE (PDF) or TCORS (PDF) publications documents. These are both regularly updated.


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, M.D.

Barrett K, Savage PD, Ades PA.  Effects of weight loss goal setting in cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev.  In Press.

Ades PA, Balady GL, Berra K, Franklin BA, Froelicher V, Hamm LF, Kaminsky LA, Williams MA. The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention at 40 years and its role in the evolution of cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2020 Jan;40(1):2-8. PMID: 31868839.

Thomas Ahern, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Ahern TP, Damkier P, Feddersen S, Kjærsgaard A, Lash TL, Hamilton-Dutoit S, Lythjohan CB, Ejlertsen B, Christiansen PM, Cronin-Fenton DP. Predictive pharmacogenetic biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence prevention by simvastatin. Acta Oncol. 2020 Apr 30:1-7. PMID: 32351149

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. 2020 Mar 27. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2019-111308. PMID: 32220861

Christopher J. Brady, M.D.

Brady CJ, Garg S. Telemedicine for age-related macular degeneration. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Apr;26(4):565-568. PMCID: PMC7187971.

Horton MB, Brady CJ, Cavallerano J, Abramoff M, Barker G, Chiang MF, Crockett CH, Garg S, Karth P, Liu Y, Newman CD, Rathi S, Sheth V, Silva P, Stebbins K, Zimmer-Galler I. Practice Guidelines for Ocular Telehealth-Diabetic Retinopathy, Third Edition. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Apr;26(4):495-543. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0006. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32209018.

Diann E Gaalema, Ph.D.

Pericot-Valverde I, Priest JS, Wagener TL, Gaalema DE. Examination of a mouthpiece-based topography device for assessing relative reinforcing effects of e-cigarettes: A preliminary study. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2020 Feb;28(1):13-18. PMID: 31305091

Gaalema DE, Tidey JW, Davis DR, Sigmon SC, Heil SH, Stitzer ML, DeSarno MJ, Diaz V, Hughes JR, Higgins ST. Potential moderating effects of psychiatric diagnosis and symptom severity on subjective and behavioral responses to reduced nicotine content cigarettes. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Dec 23;21(Supplement_1):S29-S37. PMCID: PMC6939752

Sarah H. Heil, Ph.D.

Streck JM, Davis DR, Pang RD, Sigmon SC, Bunn JY, Bergeria CL, Tidey JW, Heil SH, Gaalema DE, Hughes JR, Stitzer ML, Reed E, Higgins ST. Potential moderating effects of sex/gender on the acute relative reinforcing and subjective effects of reduced nicotine content cigarettes in vulnerable populations. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 May 26;22(6):878-884. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz098. PMID: 31225625

Rey CN, Badger GJ, Melbostad HS, Wachtel D, Sigmon SC, MacAfee LK, Dougherty AK, Heil SH. Perceptions of long-acting reversible contraception among women receiving medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Vermont. Contraception. 2020 Jan 31. pii: S0010-7824(20)30029-9. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2020.01.010. PMID: 32014521.

Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D.

Higgins ST, Kurti AN, Davis DR. Voucher-based contingency management is efficacious by underutilized in treating addictions. Perspectives on Behavior Science. 2019 Jul 29;42(3):501-524. doi: 10.1007/s40614-019-00216-z. PMCID: PMC6768932.

Higgins ST.  2019.  Behavior change, health, and health disparities 2019: opioids, tobacco, and treatment adherence. Prev Med. 2019 Nov 9:105887. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105887. PMID: 31711863.

Kelly Peck, Ph.D.

Peck KR, Ochalek TA, Badger GJ, Sigmon SC. Effects of Interim Buprenorphine Treatment for opioid use disorder among emerging adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Mar 1;208:107879. PMCID: PMC7108757.

Peck KR, Parker MA, Sigmon SC. Reasons for non-medical use of opioids among young adults in the United States: The role of educational status. Prev Med. 2019 Apr 2. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.03.047. PMID: 30951735

Richard Rawson, Ph.D. 

Rawson RA, Rieckmann T, Cousins S, McCann M, Pearce R. Patient perceptions of treatment with medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in the Vermont hub-and-spoke system.  Prev Med. 2019 Jul 27:105785. doi: 10.1016/j/ypmed.2019. 105785. PMID: 31362002.

Rawson R, Cousins SJ, McCann M, Pearce R, Van Donsel A.  Assessment of medication for opioid use disorder as delivered within the Vermont hub-and-spoke system.  J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 Feb;97:84-90. PMID: 30577904.

Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D.

Streck JM, Sigmon SC, Priest J, Bergeria CL, Davis DR, Hughes JR, Villanti AC, Tidey JW, Heil SH, Gaalema DE, Stitzer ML, Higgins ST. Investigating tobacco withdrawal in response to reduced nicotine cigarettes among smokers with opioid use disorder and other vulnerabilities. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2020 Feb 6. doi: 10.1037/pha0000350. PMID: 32027158.

Parker MA, Sigmon SC, Villanti AC. Higher smoking prevalence among United States adults with co-occurring affective and drug use diagnoses. Addict Behav. 2019 Aug 26;99:106112. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106112.

Andrea Villanti, Ph.D., M.P.H

Villanti AC, West JC, Klemperer EM, Graham AL, Mays D, Mermelstein RJ, Higgins ST. Smoking-cessation interventions for U.S. young adults: Updated systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2020 May 14. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.01.021. PMID: 32418800.

Villanti AC, West JC, Mays D, Donny EC, Cappella JN, Strasser AA. Impact of brief nicotine messaging on nicotine-related beliefs in a U.S. sample. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Oct;57(4):e135-e142. PMID: 31542145.