Laura A. Gibson, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
1105B Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Cognitive Science with High Honors)
Dartmouth College, 1999.
M.A. (Social Psychology)
Harvard University, 2002.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
Harvard University, 2006.
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Selected Publications

Gibson LA, Siegel L, Kranzler E, Volinsky A, O’Donnell MB, Williams S, Yang Q, Kim Y, Binns S, Tran H, Maidel Epstein V, Leffel T, Jeong M, Liu J, Lee S, Emery S, Hornik RC: Automated content analysis to quantify theme mentions in e-cigarette and other tobacco coverage across mass media and social media sources (Poster Presentation). Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, San Francisco, CA Feb 2019.

Hornik RC, Gibson LA, Binns S, Emery S, Maidel Epstein V, Jeong M, Kim K, Kim Y, Kranzler E, Lee S, Liu J, O’Donnell MB, Siegel L, Tran H, Volinsky A, Williams S, Yang Q: Effects of mass media and social media coverage of anti-tobacco content on youth and young adult smoking intentions (Oral Presentation). Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, San Francisco, CA Feb 2019.

Volinsky AC, Kranzler EC, Gibson LA, Hornik RC: Tobacco 21 policy support by U.S. 13-25 year olds: Evidence from a rolling a cross-sectional study (2014-2017). American Journal of Preventive Medicine 55(1): 129-131, Jul 2018`

Gibson LA, Creamer MR, Breland AB, Giachello AL, Kaufman A, Kong G, Pechacek TF, Pepper JK, Soule EK, Halpern-Felsher B: Measuring perceptions related to e-cigarettes: Important principles and next steps to enhance study validity. Addictive Behaviors 79: 219-225, Apr 2018.

Barrington-Trimis JL, Gibson LA, Halpern-Felsher B, Harrell MB, Kong G, Krishnan-Sarin S, Leventhal AM, Loukas A, McConnell R, Weaver SR: Type of e-cigarette device used among adolescents and young adults: Findings from a pooled analysis of 8 studies of 2,166 vapers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 20(2): 271-274, Jan 2018.

Kranzler EC, Gibson LA, Hornik RC : Recall of "The Real Cost" anti-smoking campaign is specifically associated with endorsement of campaign-targeted beliefs. Journal of Health Communication 22(10): 818-828, Oct 2017.

Soneji S, Barrington-Trimis JL, Wills TA, Leventhal A, Unger JB, Gibson LA, Yang J, Primack BA, Andrews JA, Miech R, Spindle TR, Dick DM, Eissenberg T, Hornik RC, Dang R, Sargent J: Association between initial use of e-cigarettes and subsequent cigarette smoking among adolescents and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis JAMA Pediatrics 171(8): 788-797, Aug 2017.

Gibson LA, Tan AS, Feres D, Lewis N, Martinez L, Hornik RC: Non-medical information seeking amid conflicting health information: Negative and positive effects on prostate cancer screening Health Communication 31(4): 417-24, Apr 2016.

Gibson LA, Brennan E, Momjian A, Shapiro-Luft D, Seitz H, Cappella JN: Assessing the consequences of implementing graphic warning labels on cigarette packs for tobacco-related health disparities. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 17(8): 898-907, Aug 2015.

Brennan E, Gibson LA, Momjian A, Hornik RC: Are young people's beliefs about menthol cigarettes associated with their smoking-related intentions and behaviors? Nicotine and Tobacco Research 17(1): 81-90, Jan 2015.

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