Team IMPACT's Accomplishments

Team News

  • The American Society of Preventive Oncology awarded Dr. Carpenter its 2024 Joseph W. Cullen Memorial Award, which recognizes distinguished achievement in national tobacco control efforts.
  • Drs. Smith and Carpenter were awarded a new R01 (as joint PIs) to examine adaptive treatments for smoking cessation.
  • Dr. Carpenter has presented his work at both the University of Vermont and the University of Hawai’i.
  • Dr. Smith was interviewed by local news outlets including the Post and Courier about her new FDA-funded trials.
  • Dr. Smith received four new R01s in the past year. Each of these studies will assess different issues relevant to tobacco regulatory policy, with a particular focus on product flavors. Congratulations Dr. Smith!
  • Johanna Hidalgo and Liz Hawes started clinical psychology Ph.D. programs in fall 2021. We wish them much luck with their journeys at the University of Vermont and the University of Alabama Birmingham.
  • Dr. Smith won the 2020 Jarvik-Russell Early Career Award from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT). The Jarvik-Russell Award honors SRNT members who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of nicotine and tobacco research within 7 years of receiving their terminal degree. Way to go, Dr. Smith!
  • Dr. Carpenter received a new R01 from the National Cancer Institute (R01 CA256729) to evaluate varenicline sampling for smoking cessation. Nice work, Dr. Carpenter!

Recent Team Publications

  • Carpenter MJ, Wahlquist AE, Dahne J, Gray KM, Cummings KM, Warren G, Wagener TL, Goniewicz ML, Smith T. Effect of unguided e-cigarette provision on uptake, use, and smoking cessation among adults who smoke in the USA: A naturalistic, randomised, controlled clinical trial. Lancet eClinical Medicine. 2023;63:102142. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102142; PMCID: 10518503.
  • Fahey, M. C., Dahne, J., Chen, B. K., Smith, T. T., Wahlquist, A. E., & Carpenter, M. J. (2023). “And then I found $5”: Optimizing recruitment efficiency in remote clinical trials. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 7 (1). doi: 10,1017/cts.2023.533. PMCID: PMC10225265.
  • Klemperer, E. M., Bunn, J. Y., Palmer, A. M., Smith, T. T., Toll, B. A., Cummings, K. M., & Carpenter, M. J. (2023). E-cigarette cessation and transitions in combusted tobacco smoking status: longitudinal findings from the US FDA PATH Study. Addiction, 118 (6); 1161-1166.
  • White, C. M., Watson, C., Bravo Cardenas, R., Ngac, P., Valentin-Blasini, L., Blount, B. C., Koopmeiners, J. S., Denlinger-Apte, R. L., Pacek, L. R., Benowitz, N. L., Hatsukami, D. K., Donny, E. C., Carpenter, M. J., Smith, T. T. (2022). Early changes in puffing intensity when exclusively using open-label very low nicotine content cigarette. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 24 (11), 1798-1802.
  • Carpenter, M. J., Gray K. M., Wahlquist A. E., Cropsey K., Saladin M. E., Froeliger B., Smith T. T., Toll B. A., & Dahne J. (2021). A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial of Remote Varenicline Sampling to Promote Treatment Engagement and Smoking Cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 23(6), 983-991. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa241. PMCID: PMC8150130.
  • Silvestri, N. J., Dahne, J., Wahlquist, A. E., Toll, B., & Carpenter, M. J. (2021). Does Medication Sampling Improve Compliance with Brief Advice? Results from a Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 1-4. doi: 10.1155/2021/6638872. PMCID: PMC8023690.
  • Dahne, J., Player, M., Carpenter, M. J., Ford, D. W., & Diaz, V. A. (2021). Evaluation of a Proactive Smoking Cessation Electronic Visit to Extend the Reach of Evidence-Based Cessation Treatment via Primary Care. Telemedicine and e-Health, 27(3), 347-354. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0167. PMCID: PMC7958988.
  • Smith, T. T., Nahhas, G. J., Carpenter, M. J., Squeglia, L. M., Diaz, V. A., Leventhal, A. M., & Dahne, J. (2021). Intention to Quit Vaping Among United States Adolescents: A Call for Treatment Development. JAMA Pediatrics, 175(1), 97-99. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.2348. PMCID: PMC7432259.
  • Denlinger-Apte, R. L., White, C. M., Donny, E. C., Hatsukami, D. K., Benowitz, N. L., Carpenter, M. J., & Smith, T. T. (2021). “I actually finally feel like the cigarettes aren’t controlling me.” –Interviews with participants smoking very low nicotine content cigarettes during a residential study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 219. Doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108465. PMCID: PMC7855643.
  • Dahne, J., Tomko, R. L., McClure, E. A., Obeid, J. S., & Carpenter, M. J. (2020). Remote Methods for Conducting Tobacco-Focused Clinical Trials. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22(12), 2134-2140. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa105. PMCID: PMC7454765.
  • Palmer AM, Smith TT, Nahhas GJ, Rojewski AM, Sanford BT, Carpenter MJ, Toll BA. Interest in quitting e-cigarettes among adult e-cigarette users with and without cigarette smoking history. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4:e214146. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.4146; PMCID: PMC8019099.
  • Carroll, D. M., Denlinger-Apte, R. L., Dermody, S. S., King, J. L., Mercincavage, M., Pacek, L. R., Smith, T. T., Tripp, H. L., & White, C. M.(2021). Polarization within the field of tobacco and nicotine science and its potential impact on trainees. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 23 (1): 36-39. PMCID: PMC7789943.
  • Smith, T. T., Nahhas, G. J., Borland, R., Cho, Y. J., Chung-Hall, J., Fairman, R. T., Fong, G. T., McNeill, A., Popova, L., Thrasher, J. F., & Cummings, K. M. (2021). Which tobacco control policies do smokers support? Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Preventive Medicine doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106600. PMCID: PMC3395152.
  • Cropsey KL, Wolford-Clevenger C, Sisson ML, Chichester KR, Hugley M, Azuero A, Businelle MS, Hendricks PS, Shelton RC, Carpenter MJ. A pilot study of nicotine replacement therapy sampling and selection to increase medication adherence in low-income smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. in press.
  • Palmer, A. M., Toll, B. A., Carpenter, M. J., Donny, E. C., Hatsukami, D. K., Rojewski, A. M., Smith, T. T., Sofuoglu, M., Thrul, J., & Benowitz, N. L. Reappraising choice in addiction: Novel conceptualizations and treatments for Tobacco Use Disorder. On Behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Treatment Network. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. in press.