Symposium Speaker: Erika Trapl, PhD, MS

Dr. Erika Trapl is Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Acting Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods.  Dr. Trapl's research interests include little cigar and cigarillo use in the Cleveland area.

Recent Publications

  1. Petermann, V, Zahnd, WE, Vanderpool, RC, Eberth, JM, Rohweder, C, Teal, R, Vu, M, Stradtman, L, Frost, E, Trapl, E et al.. How cancer programs identify and address the financial burdens of rural cancer patients. Support Care Cancer 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34655327 .
  2. Trapl, ES, VanFrank, B, Kava, CM, Trinh, V, Land, SR, Williams, RS, Frost, E, Babb, S. Smoking and cessation behaviors in patients at federally funded health centers - United States, 2014. Drug Alcohol Depend 2021; 221 : 108615. PubMed PMID:33652378 .
  3. Klein, EG, Koopman Gonzalez, S, Pike Moore, S, Bohnert, EJ, Quisenberry, AJ, Trapl, ES. Pulling Your Mask down to Smoke: Qualitative Themes from Young Adults on Nicotine Use during a Pandemic. Subst Use Misuse 2021; 56 (4): 437-441. PubMed PMID:33435783 PubMed Central PMC8078211.
  4. Trapl, E, Anesetti-Rothermel, A, Pike Moore, S, Gittleman, H. Association between school-based tobacco retailer exposures and young adolescent cigarette, cigar and e-cigarette use. Tob Control 2020; : . PubMed PMID:32817573 .
  5. Ishler, KJ, Flocke, SA, Albert, EL, Trapl, E, Gunzler, D. Cigarillo and multiple tobacco product use and nicotine dependence in adolescents and young adults. Addict Behav 2020; 111 : 106537. PubMed PMID:32795846 PubMed Central PMC7484124.
  6. Cavallo, D, Lim, R, Ishler, K, Pagano, M, Perovsek, R, Albert, E, Koopman Gonzalez, S, Trapl, E, Flocke, S. Effectiveness of Social Media Approaches to Recruiting Young Adult Cigarillo Smokers: Cross-Sectional Study. J Med Internet Res 2020; 22 (7): e12619. PubMed PMID:32459629 PubMed Central PMC7407257.
  7. Freedman, DA, Bell, BA, Clark, J, Ngendahimana, D, Borawski, E, Trapl, E, Pike, S, Sehgal, AR. Small Improvements in an Urban Food Environment Resulted in No Changes in Diet Among Residents. J Community Health 2021; 46 (1): 1-12. PubMed PMID:32170531 PubMed Central PMC7487057.
  8. Schlosser, AV, Joshi, K, Smith, S, Thornton, A, Bolen, SD, Trapl, ES. "The coupons and stuff just made it possible": economic constraints and patient experiences of a produce prescription program. Transl Behav Med 2019; 9 (5): 875-883. PubMed PMID:31570919 PubMed Central PMC6937548.
  9. Lim, R, Ishler, K, Trapl, E, Flocke, S. "Phantom smokers": Young cigarillo users who do not identify as smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend 2019; 204 : 107551. PubMed PMID:31541873 PubMed Central PMC6949010.
  10. Schlosser, AV, Smith, S, Joshi, K, Thornton, A, Trapl, ES, Bolen, S. "You Guys Really Care About Me…": a Qualitative Exploration of a Produce Prescription Program in Safety Net Clinics. J Gen Intern Med 2019; 34 (11): 2567-2574. PubMed PMID:31512182 PubMed Central PMC6848686.
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NEW PAR: Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs #SDOH-- Contact NCI Program Staff to discuss feedback on research aims! @NCIBehaviors @NCI_ImplSci @NCICareDelivRes… Retweeted by Erika Trapl

A new Cleveland mayor, a new opportunity for #food #justice: Michelle B. Jackson and Gwendolyn Garth… Retweeted by Erika Trapl

"At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 21.7% of American adults were food insecure...The association btw food insecurity & negative health outcomes...among children & adults is one of the underlying causes of health disparities in the US." @prchn Retweeted by Erika Trapl

And there we have it, the full lineup of events for #BlackinCancerWeek21 🥳💃🏾 We can’t wait to ‘meet’ you all at the RollCall this Sunday to kickstart a week of #Empower -ing events 🥳 Visit our website to register: Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Were you diagnosed with cancer between ages 18-49? Please share your experience in a confidential, 30-min online survey to help us id priority areas to improve reproductive health after #cancer & its treatments. #REACTStudy #fertility Link to survey: Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Today @acscan volunteers asked their federal lawmakers to support increased funding for cancer research & cancer prevention programs; make the expanded ACA tax credits permanent & co-sponsor #HR194/ #S1873. Are you listening OH? #CancerLobbyDay #OhioFightsCancer Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Happy Monday! Registration is open our next #PRCHNseminar! Join Dr. Owusua Yamoah on October 13th to learn more about her work around spatial dynamics of food insecurity assistance. Learn more and register at Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Thanks to everyone who has registered so far for the next #PRCHNSeminar. We are all looking forward to Dr. Yamoah's presentation! Register at and please like, retweet, and share with your friends & colleagues! #happymonday Retweeted by Erika Trapl

This is definitely a must-read. Thanks @AmandaYKong for sharing this!…

Never promote overwork. It's not a sign of passion or dedication, it's misguided & deeply unhealthy. Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Please share/consider applying for this wonderful opportunity to engage in cancer disparities research here in CLE:… Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Areas of expertise include, but not limited to, cancer screening and early detection, obesity, tobacco, cancer communication, prevention and intervention, dissemination and implementation research.

The applicant’s program of research will be supported by the Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (that's me!), which facilitates bidirectional engagement of community partners in cancer center member research.

Come join a vibrant and growing cadre of researchers focused on community engaged research, multidisciplinary team science, and translation and dissemination of evidence-based research

Asst/Assoc level with cancer disp research agenda with a particular focus on determinants of disparities related to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstance, and/or residence in rural communities

#CancerDisparities Research Colleagues--are you on the market, or do you know someone who is? Please consider applying for our open position at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center!…

Our PRCHN family is heartbroken about the passing of our friend Rev. Stanley Miller. He was a champion for his community and had a heart and smile that reached beyond Cleveland. Thank you, Stanley, for your wisdom, presence, and commitment to service. We will miss you greatly. Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Interested in advancing equity and community engagement in implementation science? Please join the conversation and register at this link: #healthequity #impsci #Community-engagement #healthequity #impsci… Retweeted by Erika Trapl

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In Ohio, prostate cancer is most frequently diagnosed in men aged 65-74. Learn more about your risk factors: Retweeted by Erika Trapl

One week away from Dr. Kristina Knight's presentation around the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute! Register today at #CWRU #CWRUPubicHealth #PRCHNSeminar #CBPR Retweeted by Erika Trapl

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