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Pebbles Fagan
Title Researcher
Faculty Rank Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D., M.P.H.
Institution University of Hawaii
Department Cancer Prevention and Control
Clusters Cancer
701 Ilalo Street
City Honolulu
State HI
Postal Code 96813
Telephone 808-356-5775
Fax 808-586-3077
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Title Professor
Institution University of Arkansas
Department Health Behavior and Health Education
Division COPH

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2019Reducing Tobacco Smoke Exposures among Low Income Children and Women Caregivers in the Arkansas Delta Region5U54MD002329-13
2019A Tobacco Regulatory Agenda for Vulnerable and Disparate Groups: Developing a Blueprint for Research, Policy, and Regulatory Standards1R13FD006611-01
2018Contextual Knowledge Core2U54DA036105-06
2018Reducing Tobacco Smoke Exposures among Low Income Children and Women Caregivers in the Arkansas Delta Region5U54MD002329-12
2017Reducing Tobacco Smoke Exposures among Low Income Children and Women Caregivers in the Arkansas Delta Region2U54MD002329-11

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1. Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Fagan P, Unger JB, Stacy AW. E-cigarette Advertising Exposure, Explicit and Implicit Harm Perceptions, and E-Cigarette use Susceptibility Among Non-Smoking Young Adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Feb 10.
2. Soule EK, Maloney SF, Guy MC, Eissenberg T, Fagan P. User-identified electronic cigarette behavioral strategies and device characteristics for cigarette smoking reduction. Addict Behav. 2018 Apr; 79:93-101.
3. Fagan P, Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Moolchan ET, Cassel KD, Franke AA, Li X, Pagano I, Trinidad DR, Sakuma KK, Sterling K, Jorgensen D, Lynch T, Kawamoto C, Guy MC, Lagua I, Hanes S, Alexander LA, Clanton MS, Graham-Tutt C, Eissenberg T. Sugar and Aldehyde Content in Flavored Electronic Cigarette Liquids. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Nov 22.
4. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Herzog TA, Laestadius L, Buente W, Kawamoto CT, Lee HR, Unger JB. Social media e-cigarette exposure and e-cigarette expectancies and use among young adults. Addict Behav. 2018 Mar; 78:51-58.
5. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Herzog TA, Schmid S, Kawamoto CT, Unger JB. Comparison of Measures of E-cigarette Advertising Exposure and Receptivity. Tob Regul Sci. 2017 Oct; 3(4):424-434.
6. Felicitas-Perkins JQ, Sakuma KK, Blanco L, Fagan P, Pérez-Stable EJ, Bostean G, Xie B, Trinidad DR. Smoking among Hispanic/Latino nationality groups and Whites, comparisons between California and the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Aug 30.
7. Fagan P, Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Guy MC, Sakuma KK, Trinidad DR, Cassel K, Jorgensen D, Lynch T, Felicitas-Perkins JQ, Palafox S, Hamamura F, Maloney S, Degree K, Sterling K, Moolchan E, Clanton MS, Eissenberg T. Warning Statements and Safety Practices among Manufacturers and Distributors of Electronic Cigarette Liquids in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 May 18.
8. Soule EK, Maloney SF, Guy MC, Eissenberg T, Fagan P. User identified positive outcome expectancies of electronic cigarette use: A concept mapping study. Psychol Addict Behav. 2017 05; 31(3):343-353.
9. Buchting FO, Emory KT. Transgender Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, and E-Cigarettes in a National Study. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jul; 53(1):e1-e7.
10. Sakuma KK, Felicitas-Perkins JQ, Blanco L, Fagan P, Pérez-Stable EJ, Pulvers K, Romero D, Trinidad DR. Tobacco use disparities by racial/ethnic groups: California compared to the United States. Prev Med. 2016 Oct; 91:224-232.
11. Sterling KL, Fryer CS, Pagano I, Fagan P. Little Cigars and Cigarillos Use Among Young Adult Cigarette Smokers in the United States: Understanding Risk of Concomitant Use Subtypes. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 12; 18(12):2234-2242.
12. Trinidad DR, Blanco L, Emery SL, Fagan P, White MM, Reed MB. Associations Between Cigarette Print Advertising and Smoking Initiation Among African Americans. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Jun; 4(3):515-522.
13. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Cassel K, Trinidad DR, Kaholokula JK, Herzog TA. Social Network Characteristics, Social Support, and Cigarette Smoking among Asian/Pacific Islander Young Adults. Am J Community Psychol. 2016 06; 57(3-4):353-65.
14. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Herzog TA, Chen Q, Muranaka N, Kehl L, Unger JB. E-cigarette advertising exposure and implicit attitudes among young adult non-smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 06 01; 163:134-40.
15. Alexander LA, Trinidad DR, Sakuma KL, Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Clanton MS, Moolchan ET, Fagan P. Why We Must Continue to Investigate Menthol's Role in the African American Smoking Paradox. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Apr; 18 Suppl 1:S91-101.
16. Antonio AM, Fagan P, Hamamura FD, Lagua IJ, Liu J, Park DJ, Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Pagano I, Cassel K, Sy A, Jorgensen D, Lynch T, Kawamoto C, Boushey CJ, Franke A, Clanton MS, Moolchan ET, Alexander LA. Menthol cigarette smoking and obesity in young adult daily smokers in Hawaii. Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:946-52.
17. Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Muranaka N, Regmi S, Fagan P. Contexts of cigarette and e-cigarette use among dual users: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 04; 15:859.
18. Okuyemi KS, Reitzel LR, Fagan P. Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):887-91.
19. Tong EK, Fagan P, Cooper L, Canto M, Carroll W, Foster-Bey J, Hébert JR, Lopez-Class M, Ma GX, Nez Henderson P, Pérez-Stable EJ, Santos L, Smith JH, Tan Y, Tsoh J, Chu K. Working to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities from Tobacco: A Review of the National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):908-23.
20. Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Muranaka N, Fagan P. Young adult e-cigarette users' reasons for liking and not liking e-cigarettes: A qualitative study. Psychol Health. 2015; 30(12):1450-69.
21. Sterling KL, Fryer CS, Fagan P. The Most Natural Tobacco Used: A Qualitative Investigation of Young Adult Smokers' Risk Perceptions of Flavored Little Cigars and Cigarillos. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 May; 18(5):827-33.
22. Fagan P, Pokhrel P, Herzog TA, Pagano IS, Franke AA, Clanton MS, Alexander LA, Trinidad DR, Sakuma KL, Johnson CA, Moolchan ET. Nicotine Metabolism in Young Adult Daily Menthol and Nonmenthol Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Apr; 18(4):437-46.
23. Fagan P, Moolchan ET, Pokhrel P, Herzog T, Cassel KD, Pagano I, Franke AA, Kaholokula JK, Sy A, Alexander LA, Trinidad DR, Sakuma KL, Johnson CA, Antonio A, Jorgensen D, Lynch T, Kawamoto C, Clanton MS. Biomarkers of tobacco smoke exposure in racial/ethnic groups at high risk for lung cancer. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jun; 105(6):1237-45.
24. Trinidad DR, Xie B, Fagan P, Pulvers K, Romero DR, Blanco L, Sakuma KL. Disparities in the Population Distribution of African American and Non-Hispanic White Smokers Along the Quitting Continuum. Health Educ Behav. 2015 Dec; 42(6):742-51.
25. Sterling KL, Fryer CS, Nix M, Fagan P. Appeal and Impact of Characterizing Flavors on Young Adult Small Cigar Use. Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Apr; 1:42-53.
26. Fagan P, Pohkrel P, Herzog T, Pagano I, Vallone D, Trinidad DR, Sakuma KL, Sterling K, Fryer CS, Moolchan E. Comparisons of three nicotine dependence scales in a multiethnic sample of young adult menthol and non-menthol smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Apr 01; 149:203-11.
27. Sakuma KL, Felicitas J, Fagan P, Gruder CL, Blanco L, Cappelli C, Trinidad DR. Smoking Trends and Disparities Among Black and Non-Hispanic Whites in California. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Dec; 17(12):1491-8.
28. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Kehl L, Herzog TA. Receptivity to e-cigarette marketing, harm perceptions, and e-cigarette use. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Jan; 39(1):121-31.
29. Pokhrel P, Little MA, Fagan P, Kawamoto CT, Herzog TA. Correlates of use of electronic cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy for help with smoking cessation. Addict Behav. 2014 Dec; 39(12):1869-73.
30. Pokhrel P, Little MA, Fagan P, Muranaka N, Herzog TA. Electronic cigarette use outcome expectancies among college students. Addict Behav. 2014 Jun; 39(6):1062-5.
31. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Little MA, Kawamoto CT, Herzog TA. Smokers who try e-cigarettes to quit smoking: findings from a multiethnic study in Hawaii. Am J Public Health. 2013 Sep; 103(9):e57-62.
32. McLellan DL, Hodgkin D, Fagan P, Reif S, Horgan CM. Unintended consequences of cigarette price changes for alcohol drinking behaviors across age groups: evidence from pooled cross sections. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2012 Jul 11; 7:28.
33. Shavers VL, Klein WM, Fagan P. Research on race/ethnicity and health care discrimination: where we are and where we need to go. Am J Public Health. 2012 May; 102(5):930-2.
34. Shavers VL, Fagan P, Jones D, Klein WM, Boyington J, Moten C, Rorie E. The state of research on racial/ethnic discrimination in the receipt of health care. Am J Public Health. 2012 May; 102(5):953-66.
35. Clauser SB, Taplin SH, Foster MK, Fagan P, Kaluzny AD. Multilevel intervention research: lessons learned and pathways forward. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2012 May; 2012(44):127-33.
36. Pérez-Stable EJ, Viswanath K, Fagan P, Vallone D, Buchting FO. Global tobacco inequalities: a new frontier. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Mar; 23 Suppl 1:1-5.
37. Rose A, Fagan P, Lawrence D, Hart A, Shavers VL, Gibson JT. The role of worksite and home smoking bans in smoking cessation among U.S. employed adult female smokers. Am J Health Promot. 2011 Sep-Oct; 26(1):26-36.
38. Lawrence D, Rose A, Fagan P, Moolchan ET, Gibson JT, Backinger CL. National patterns and correlates of mentholated cigarette use in the United States. Addiction. 2010 Dec; 105 Suppl 1:13-31.
39. Fagan P, Moolchan ET, Hart A, Rose A, Lawrence D, Shavers VL, Gibson JT. Nicotine dependence and quitting behaviors among menthol and non-menthol smokers with similar consumptive patterns. Addiction. 2010 Dec; 105 Suppl 1:55-74.
40. Fagan P, Rigotti NA. Light and intermittent smoking: the road less traveled. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009 Feb; 11(2):107-10.
41. Fagan P, Brook JS, Rubenstone E, Zhang C, Brook DW. Longitudinal precursors of young adult light smoking among African Americans and Puerto Ricans. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009 Feb; 11(2):139-47.
42. Brook JS, Zhang C, Fagan P. Exposure to Parental Cigarette Smoking and Child Problem Behaviors: A Longitudinal Study. J Child Fam Stud. 2008 Jun 01; 17(3):372-384.
43. Backinger CL, Fagan P, O'Connell ME, Grana R, Lawrence D, Bishop JA, Gibson JT. Use of other tobacco products among U.S. adult cigarette smokers: prevalence, trends and correlates. Addict Behav. 2008 Mar; 33(3):472-89.
44. Fagan P, Shavers VL, Lawrence D, Gibson JT, O'Connell ME. Employment characteristics and socioeconomic factors associated with disparities in smoking abstinence and former smoking among U.S. workers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Nov; 18(4 Suppl):52-72.
45. Fagan P, Moolchan ET, Lawrence D, Fernander A, Ponder PK. Identifying health disparities across the tobacco continuum. Addiction. 2007 Oct; 102 Suppl 2:5-29.
46. Moolchan ET, Fagan P, Fernander AF, Velicer WF, Hayward MD, King G, Clayton RR. Addressing tobacco-related health disparities. Addiction. 2007 Oct; 102 Suppl 2:30-42.
47. Fagan P, Augustson E, Backinger CL, O'Connell ME, Vollinger RE, Kaufman A, Gibson JT. Quit attempts and intention to quit cigarette smoking among young adults in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2007 Aug; 97(8):1412-20.
48. Lawrence D, Fagan P, Backinger CL, Gibson JT, Hartman A. Cigarette smoking patterns among young adults aged 18-24 years in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Jun; 9(6):687-97.
49. Fagan P, Shavers V, Lawrence D, Gibson JT, Ponder P. Cigarette smoking and quitting behaviors among unemployed adults in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Feb; 9(2):241-8.
50. Shavers VL, Fagan P, Alexander LA, Clayton R, Doucet J, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Workplace and home smoking restrictions and racial/ethnic variation in the prevalence and intensity of current cigarette smoking among women by poverty status, TUS-CPS 1998-1999 and 2001-2002. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2006 Sep; 60 Suppl 2:34-43.
51. King G, Polednak A, Fagan P, Gilreath T, Humphrey E, Fernander A, Bendel R, Noubary F. Heterogeneity in the smoking behavior of African American women. Am J Health Behav. 2006 May-Jun; 30(3):237-46.
52. Stoddard AM, Fagan P, Sorensen G, Hunt MK, Frazier L, Girod K. Reducing cigarette smoking among working adolescents: results from the SMART study. Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Dec; 16(10):1159-64.
53. Shavers VL, Lawrence D, Fagan P, Gibson JT. Racial/ethnic variation in cigarette smoking among the civilian US population by occupation and industry, TUS-CPS 1998-1999. Prev Med. 2005 Aug; 41(2):597-606.
54. Fagan P, Brook JS, Rubenstone E, Zhang C. Parental occupation, education, and smoking as predictors of offspring tobacco use in adulthood: a longitudinal study. Addict Behav. 2005 Mar; 30(3):517-29.
55. Abroms LC, Fagan P, Eisenberg ME, Lee HS, Remba N, Sorensen G. The STRENGTH Ezine: an application of e-mail for health promotion in adolescent girls. Am J Health Promot. 2004 Sep-Oct; 19(1):28-32.
56. Sorensen G, Fagan P, Hunt MK, Stoddard AM, Girod K, Eisenberg M, Frazier L. Changing channels for tobacco control with youth: developing an intervention for working teens. Health Educ Res. 2004 Jun; 19(3):250-60.
57. Fagan P, King G, Lawrence D, Petrucci SA, Robinson RG, Banks D, Marable S, Grana R. Eliminating tobacco-related health disparities: directions for future research. Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb; 94(2):211-7.
58. Fagan P, Eisenberg M, Frazier L, Stoddard AM, Avrunin JS, Sorensen G. Employed adolescents and beliefs about self-efficacy to avoid smoking. Addict Behav. 2003 Jun; 28(4):613-26.
59. Backinger CL, McDonald P, Ossip-Klein DJ, Colby SM, Maule CO, Fagan P, Husten C, Colwell B. Improving the future of youth smoking cessation. Am J Health Behav. 2003; 27 Suppl 2:S170-84.

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