• 892 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Area of Expertise

My current research interests center around adolescent risk behaviors. I am studying alternative tobacco products, including hookah and electronic cigarette rates, and trends among Florida teens and college students; co-occurring substance use among young adults, particularly the role of alcohol and tobacco concurrent use; body image perception and smoking rates, particularly for adolescent females; and developing public service announcements in tobacco prevention and cessation to be used for college students.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Medical and Applied Sociology, Western Michigan University

MA in Sociology, Western Michigan University

BS in Psychology, Eastern Michigan University

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2002 2018

  • 892 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 50 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Letter

Food choice priorities change over time and predict dietary intake at the end of the first year of college among students in the U.S

Vilaro, M. J., Colby, S. E., Riggsbee, K., Zhou, W., Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Olfert, M. D., Barnett, T. E., Horacek, T., Sowers, M. & Mathews, A. E., 13 Sep 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 9, 1296.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

college students
food choices
food intake

Livingston et al. Respond

Livingston, M. D., Barnett, T. E., Delcher, C. & Wagenaar, A. C., 1 Mar 2018, In : American Journal of Public Health. 108, 3, p. e12-e13

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Beliefs and attitudes associated with Hookah smoking among a United States college population

Martinasek, M. P., Haddad, L. G., Wheldon, C. W. & Barnett, T. E., 1 Mar 2017, In : Respiratory Care. 62, 3, p. 370-379 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Consensus statement on assessment of waterpipe smoking in epidemiological studies

Expert Panel on Waterpipe Assessment in Epidemiological Studies, 1 Jan 2017, In : Tobacco Control. 26, 3, p. 338-343 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Epidemiologic Studies

Development and Preliminary Testing of the Food Choice Priorities Survey (FCPS): Assessing the Importance of Multiple Factors on College Students’ Food Choices

Vilaro, M. J., Zhou, W., Colby, S. E., Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Riggsbee, K., Olfert, M. D., Barnett, T. E. & Mathews, A. E., 1 Dec 2017, In : Evaluation and the Health Professions. 40, 4, p. 425-449 25 p.

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Surveys and Questionnaires
Health Communication
Focus Groups