Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Melissa Mercincavage

Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3535 Market St., Ste. 4100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-7285
Education:
BS (Psychology)
University of Pittsburgh, 2008.
MS (Biobehavioral Health)
The Pennsylvania State University, 2012.
PhD (Biobehavioral Health)
The Pennsylvania State University, 2015.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tobacco Regulatory Science, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction, University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2018.
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Description of Research Expertise

tobacco regulatory science

Selected Publications

Mercincavage M, Lochbuehler K, Wileyto EP, Benowitz NL, Tyndale RF, Lerman C, Strasser AA: Associations of reduced nicotine content cigarettes with smoking behaviors and biomarkers of exposure among slow and fast nicotine metabolizers. JAMA Network Open 1(4): e181346, August 2018.

Lochbuehler K, Wileyto EP, Mercincavage M, Souprountchouk V, Burdge J, Tang KZ, Cappella JN, Strasser AA: Temporal effects of message congruency on attention to and recall of pictorial health warning labels on cigarette packages. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 21(7): 879–886, July 2019.

Mercincavage M, Lochbuehler K, Villanti AC, Wileyto EP, Audrain-McGovern J, Strasser AA: Examining risk perceptions among daily smokers naïve to reduced nicotine content cigarettes. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 21(7): 985-990, July 2019.

Lochbuehler K, Wileyto EP, Tang KZ, Mercincavage M, Cappella JN, Strasser AA: Do current and former cigarette smokers have an attentional bias for e-cigarette cues? Journal of Psychopharmacology 32(3): 316-23, March 2018.

Lochbuehler K, Mercincavage M, Tang KZ, Tomlin CD, Cappella JN, Strasser AA: Effect of message congruency on attention and recall in pictorial health warning labels. Tobacco Control 27: 266-71, 2018.

Mercincavage M, Burdge J, Lochbuehler K, Souprountchouk V, McCullough AA, Strasser AA: Visual attention patterns differ by pictorial health warning label features. Tobacco Regulatory Science 4(6): 8-17, November 2018.

Mercincavage M, Saddleson ML, Gup E, Halstead A, Mays D, Strasser AA: Reduced nicotine content cigarette advertising: How false beliefs and subjective ratings affect smoking behavior. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 173: 99-106, April 2017.

Mercincavage M, Wileyto EP, Saddleson ML, Lochbuehler K, Donny EC, Strasser AA: Attrition during a randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine content cigarettes as a proxy for understanding acceptability of nicotine product standards. Addiction 112(6): 1095-1103, June 2017.

Mercincavage M, Souprountchouk V, Tang KZ, Dumont RL, Wileyto EP, Carmella SG, Hecht SS, Strasser AA: A randomized controlled trial of progressively reduced nicotine content cigarettes on smoking behaviors, biomarkers of exposure, and subjective ratings. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 25(7): 1125-33, July 2016.

Mercincavage M, Smyth JM, Strasser AA, Branstetter SA: Reduced nicotine content expectancies affect initial responses to smoking. Tobacco Regulatory Science 2(4): 309-316, October 2016.

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