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. Abeyesundere, N, Osborn, CC, Pike Moore, S, Suratkal, JP, Kaur, M, Otieno, C, Quisenberry, AJ, Klein, EG, Trapl, ES. Substitution of flavored cigarillos with menthol cigarettes among young adults in the U.S. Drug Alcohol Depend 2022; 239 : 109603. PubMed PMID:35987085 .
  2. Lee, E, Moore, SP, Trapl, E, Fryer, CS, Gunzler, D, Sterling, KL. Changes in Little Cigar and Cigarillo Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Nationally Representative Sample of Young Adult Users. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022; 19 (15): . PubMed PMID:35897303 PubMed Central PMC9331994.
  3. Trapl, E, Pike Moore, S, Osborn, C, Gupta, N, Love, TE, Kinzy, TG, Kinsella, A, Frank, S. Evaluation of Restrictions on Tobacco Sales to Youth Younger Than 21 Years in Cleveland, Ohio, Area. JAMA Netw Open 2022; 5 (7): e2222987. PubMed PMID:35819781 PubMed Central PMC9277498.
  4. Osborn, CC, Suratkal, JP, Pike Moore, SN, Koopman Gonzalez, S, Sterling, KL, Quisenberry, AJ, Klein, EG, Trapl, ES. Dissonance in Young Adult Cigarillo Users' Categorization of Concept Flavored and Unflavored Products. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022; 19 (12): . PubMed PMID:35742467 PubMed Central PMC9223595.
  5. Basourakos, SP, Gulati, R, Vince, RA Jr, Spratt, DE, Lewicki, PJ, Hill, A, Nyame, YA, Cullen, J, Markt, SC, Barbieri, CE et al.. Harm-to-Benefit of Three Decades of Prostate Cancer Screening in Black Men. NEJM Evid 2022; 1 (6): . PubMed PMID:35721307 PubMed Central PMC9202998.
  6. Glasser, AM, Nemeth, JM, Quisenberry, AJ, Shoben, AB, Trapl, ES, Klein, EG. Cigarillo Flavor and Motivation to Quit among Co-Users of Cigarillos and Cannabis: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022; 19 (9): . PubMed PMID:35565122 PubMed Central PMC9101063.
  7. Flocke, SA, Ishler, K, Albert, E, Cavallo, D, Lim, R, Trapl, E. Measuring nicotine dependence among adolescent and young adult cigarillo users. Nicotine Tob Res 2022; : . PubMed PMID:35512368 .
  8. Yeager, KA, Zahnd, WE, Eberth, JM, Vanderpool, RC, Rohweder, C, Teal, R, Vu, M, Stradtman, L, Frost, EL, Trapl, E et al.. Correction to: Financial navigation: staff perspectives on patients' financial burden of cancer care. J Cancer Surviv 2022; : . PubMed PMID:35194758 .
  9. Yeager, KA, Zahnd, WE, Eberth, JM, Vanderpool, RC, Rohweder, C, Teal, R, Vu, M, Stradtman, L, Frost, EL, Trapl, E et al.. Financial navigation: Staff perspectives on patients' financial burden of cancer care. J Cancer Surviv 2022; : . PubMed PMID:35080699 PubMed Central PMC9314461.
  10. Koopman Gonzalez, SJ, Trapl, ES, Albert, EL, Ishler, KJ, Cavallo, DN, Lim, R, Flocke, SA. "I got a little addiction": Adolescent and young adult cigarillo users' self-perceptions of addiction. Drug Alcohol Depend 2022; 231 : 109235. PubMed PMID:35042154 PubMed Central PMC8958415.
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Physicians usually use BMI to measure risk in their patients. However, an NIMHD-funded study suggests that other measurements may be better indicators when identifying #BreastCancer risk in Black women. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth Retweeted by Erika Trapl

“How do we measure progress in addressing #racism in #oncology ?” Acknowledge interconnected systems; measure patient experience; report equity quality metrics; assess and address #SDoH #ASCOQLTY22 Retweeted by Erika Trapl

.@FDAPatientInfo and @CTTI_Trials are looking for new members to join the Patient Engagement Collaborative. If you are patient or patient advocate interested in discussing strategies to increase patient engagement in medical product development, apply now:… Retweeted by Erika Trapl

We're back from our summer break! Join us for a special September #PRCHNSeminar on the 21st! We will learn about Young Adult Perceptions of Flavored Cigarillos and their Implications for Flavor Policy. Register at Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Sandwich generation is a tough place to be #lovemykids #lovemyparents

Extremely excited to share our (@erikatrapl) new piece in the recent issue of Ohio Journal of Public Health. Thank you to @prchn. You can read the article here:… #medstudenttwitter #MedTwitter #research #publichealth Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Clinicians: Your recommendation is the number one reason parents choose to vaccinate their child/ren on time. Learn effective strategies from @CDCgov’s #HowIRecommend campaign. Retweeted by Erika Trapl

New @CDCgov tool! Environmental Justice Index (EJI): gauge whether all communities enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental hazards, & equal access to the decision-making process to live, learn, & work in a healthy environment #healthequity… Retweeted by Erika Trapl

Thanks, @RuthKeri2 ! It was great to be able to share our story of research and impact!…

Thanks @WEWS for talking with me about these important results! Tobacco21 policy in Cleveland led to a decrease in cigarette, cigar product, and e-cigarette use among HS youth in Cleveland across all gender and race/ethnicity groups!…

Thank you to @CleDPH and the Healthy Cleveland Initiative for pursuing policy to protect the health of your residents.

…and minimize the differences in tobacco use across demographic groups. We hope this results in a reduction in tobacco-related disparities in chronic disease as these children age.

Similar to national data, tobacco product use differs across demographic groups. Policies like T21 that are inclusive of all tobacco products can have a larger population impact…

Cleveland implemented T21 in 2016, and our local commitment to YRBS allowed us to monitor the impact of this policy over time. Use of cigarettes, cigars, and ecigs declined among all demographic groups of youth by 2017.

It was a privilege to be involved with this local policy work and even more exciting to see how this policy affected all youth, regardless of gender, race and ethnicity, in CLE. @prchn @caseccc…

This survey study found substantial declines in high school youth tobacco use disparities for cigarettes, cigar products, and e-cigarettes following implementation of Cleveland’s Tobacco 21 policy across sex, race and ethnicity. @prchn @erikatrapl @caseccc Retweeted by Erika Trapl

This is an important moment to reset policies that scale up and prioritize protections for people who have been left behind by many pandemic-era policy decisions. Three important #HealthEquity lessons emerged during the pandemic. 1/5 Retweeted by Erika Trapl

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