Health Publications, Reports & Presentations

Recent Publication on NIH (May 2, 2024)

Surveillance Report #121 [PDF]: Apparent Per Capita Alcohol Consumption: National, State, and Regional Trends, 1977–2022
(Slater, Megan E.; Alpert, Hillel R.) April 2024

AEDS Publications (2018-current)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Kerridge, B.T., Chou, S.P., Huang, B., and Harford, T.C. (2020). Sociodemographic characteristics, adverse childhood experiences, and substance use and psychiatric disorders among adolescent-limited, adult-onset, life-course-persistent offenders and nonoffenders in a general population survey. Crime & Delinquency 66(12):1729–1753.
  • Yoon, Y.-H., Chen, C.M., Slater, M.E., Jung, M.K., and White, A.M. 2020. Trends in premature deaths from alcoholic liver disease in the U.S., 1999–2018. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 59(4):469–480. PMID: 32863077. PMCID: PMC7508789.
  • Chen, C.M., Harford, T.C., Grant, B.F., and Chou, S.P. 2020. Association between aggressive and non-fatal suicidal behaviors among U.S. high school students. Journal of Affective Disorders 277: 649–657. PMID: 32911215. PMCID: PMC7572741.
  • Falk, D.E., O’Malley, S.S., Witkiewitz, K., Anton, R.F., Litten, R.Z., Slater, M., Kranzler, H.R., Mann, K.F., Hasin, D.S., Johnson, B., Meulien, D., Ryan, M., and Fertig, J. 2019. Evaluation of drinking risk levels as outcomes in alcohol pharmacotherapy trials: A secondary analysis of 3 randomized clinical trials. JAMA Psychiatry, 76(4):374–381. PMID: 30865232. PMCID: PMC6450273.
  • Harford, T.C., Chen, C.M., Kerridge, B.T., and Grant, B.F. 2019. Borderline personality disorder and violence toward self and others: A national study. Journal of Personality Disorders 33(5): 653–670. PMID: 30307827. PMCID: Pending.
  • Ng, G.I., Chen, C.M., Graubard, B.I., Hoffman, H.J., and Breslow, R.A. 2019. Alcohol and taste intensity. Chemosensory Perception 12(2):90–99.

Surveillance Reports

  • Slater, M.E., and Alpert, H.R. 2023. Surveillance Report #120: Apparent Per Capita Alcohol Consumption: National, State, and Regional Trends, 1977–2021. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Slater, M.E., and Alpert, H.R. 2022. Surveillance Report #119: Apparent Per Capita Alcohol Consumption: National, State, and Regional Trends, 1977–2020. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Chen, C.M., and Yoon, Y.-H. 2022. Surveillance Report #118: Liver Cirrhosis Mortality in the United States: National, State, and Regional Trends, 2000–2019. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • U.S. Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System. 2020–2022. Surveillance Report COVID-19: Alcohol Sales During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Slater, M.E., and Alpert, H.R. 2021. Surveillance Report #117: Apparent Per Capita Alcohol Consumption: National, State, and Regional Trends, 1977–2019. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Chen, C.M., and Yoon, Y.-H. 2021. Surveillance Report #116: Trends in Underage Drinking in the United States, 1991–2019. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Slater, M.E., and Alpert, H.R. 2020. Surveillance Report #115: Apparent Per Capita Alcohol Consumption: National, State, and Regional Trends, 1977–2018. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Yoon, Y.-H., and Chen, C.M. 2019. Surveillance Report #114: Liver Cirrhosis Mortality in the United States: National, State, and Regional Trends, 2000–2017. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Slater, M.E., and Alpert, H.R. 2019. Surveillance Report #113: Apparent Per Capita Alcohol Consumption: National, State, and Regional Trends, 1977–2017. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Data Directory

  • U.S. Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System. 2022. Alcohol Epidemiologic Data Directory 2022. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Presentations

  • Alpert, H.R., Slater, M.E., and Freeman, R.C. 2020. An Examination of Alcohol Control Policy Effects on Sexual Violence. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (virtual conference), New Orleans, LA, June 20–24.
  • Slater, M.E. 2022. AEDS Contract Update. Presented at the DEPR staff meeting (virtual) on November 22.

NIAAA Publications

  • Bifactor analysis to explore the psychometric properties of PTSD (Chen, Yoon, Harford, and Grant,2017)
  • Latent class analysis of alcohol dependence (Moss, Chen, and Yi, 2007, 2008)
  • Meta-analysis and pooled analysis of multiple years of NHIS data linked with the NDI (Mukamal, Chen, Rao, and Breslow, 2010; Breslow, Chen, Graubard, and Mukamal, 2011).
  • Receiver operating characteristic analysis of multiple years of NSDUH data (Chung, Smith, Donovan, Windle, Faden, Chen, and Martin, 2012)
    • Was used in developing the Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide (available on NIAAA’s website)

Other Publications

  • Alpert, H.R., Slater, M.E., Yoon, Y.H., Chen, C.M., Winstanley, N., & Esser, M.B. (2022). Alcohol consumption and 15 causes of fatal injuries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 63(2), 286-300.
  • Rodgers, M., Swetschinski, L.R., Dodson, R.E., Alpert, H.R., Fleming, J.M., & Rudel, R.A. (2019). Health toll from open flame and cigarette-started fires on flame retardant furniture in Massachusetts, 2003- 2016. American Journal of Public Health 109(9), 1205-1211.
  • Alpert, H. R., Carpenter, D., & Connolly, G. N. (2017). Tobacco industry response to a ban on lights descriptors on cigarette packaging and population outcomes. Tobacco Control. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053683.
  • Alpert, R., Agaku, I. T., & Connolly, G. N. (2016). A study of pyrazines in cigarettes and how additives might be used to enhance tobacco addiction. Tobacco Control 25, 444–450.
  • Agaku, T., & Alpert, H. R. (2016). Trends in annual sales and current use of cigarettes, cigars, roll-your- owntobacco, pipes, and smokeless tobacco among U.S. adults, 2002–2012. Tobacco Control 25(4), 451– 457.
  • Agaku, I. T., Vardavas, C. I., Ayo-Yusuf, O. A., Alpert, H. R., & Connolly, G. N. (2014). Gender and racial differences in smoking of long/ultra-long and king-size cigarettes among U.S. adult smokers, NHANES 1999–2012. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 1(136), 28–35.
  • Alpert, R., Christiani, D. C., Orav, E. J., Dockery, D. W., & Connolly, G. N. (2014). Effectiveness of thecigarette ignition propensity standard in preventing unintentional residential fires in Massachusetts. American Journal of Public Health 104(4), e56–e61.
  • Alpert, H. R., Vardavas, C. I., Chaloupka, F. J., Vozikis, A., Athanasakis, K., Kyriopoulos, I., Bertic, M., Behrakis, P. K., &Connolly, G. N. (2014). The recent and projected public health and economic benefits of cigarette taxation in Greece. Tobacco Control 23(5), 452–454.
  • Connolly, G. N., & Alpert, H. R. (2014). Has the tobacco industry evaded the FDA’s ban on “Light” cigarette descriptors? Tobacco Control 23(2),140–145.
  • Agaku, I. T., Ayo-Yusuf, O. A., Vardavas, C. I., Alpert, H. R., & Connolly, G. N. (2013). Use of conventionaland novel smokeless tobacco products among S. adolescents. Pediatrics 132(3), e578–586.
  • Agaku, T., Vardavas, C. I., Ayo-Yusuf, O. A., Alpert, H. R., & Connolly, G. N. (2013). Temporal trends insmokeless tobacco use among U.S. middle and high school students, 2000–2011. JAMA 309(19), 1992– 1994.
  • Alpert, H. R., Connolly, G. N., & Biener, L. (2013). A prospective cohort study challenging the effectivenessof population-based medical intervention for smoking Tobacco Control 22(1), 32– 37.
  • Behm, , Kabir, Z., Connolly, G. N., & Alpert, H. R. (2012). Increasing prevalence of smoke-free homes and decreasing rates of sudden infant death syndrome in the United States: An ecological association study. Tobacco Control 21(1), 6–11.
  • Connolly, N., Behm, I., Healton, C. G., & Alpert, H. R. (2012). Public attitudes regarding banning of cigarettes and regulation of nicotine. American Journal of Public Health 102(4), e1–e2.
  • Seidenberg, B., Rees, V. W., Alpert, H. R., O’Connor, R. J., Giovino, G. A., Hyland, A., & Connolly, G. N. (2012). Smokers’ self-reported responses to the introduction of reduced ignition propensity (RIP) cigarettes. Tobacco Control 21(3), 337–340.
  • Alpert, R., Behm, I., Connolly, G. N., & Kabir, Z. (2011). Smoke-free households with children and decreasing rates of paediatric clinical encounters for otitis media in the United States. Tobacco Control 20(3), 207–211.
  • Kabir, Z., Arora, M., & Alpert, H. R. (2011). Have public smoking bans resulted in an improvement in quality of life? Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 11(4), 375–377.
  • Kabir, Z., Connolly, G. N., & Alpert, H. R. (2011). Secondhand smoke exposure and neurobehavioral disorders among children in the United States. Pediatrics 128(2), 263–270.
  • Koh, K., Alpert, H. R., Judge, C. M., Caughey, R. W., Elqura, L. J., Connolly, G. N., & Warren, C. W. (2011). Understanding worldwide youth attitudes towards smoke-free policies: An analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. Tobacco Control 20(3), 219–225.
  • Seidenberg, B., Rees, V. W., Alpert, H. R., O’Connor, R. J., & Connolly, G. N. (2011). Ignition strength of 25 international cigarette brands. Tobacco Control 20(1), 77–80.
  • Alpert, H. R., O’Connor, R. J., Spalletta, R., & Connolly, G. N. (2010). Recent advances in cigarette ignitionpropensity research and Fire Technology 46(2), 275–289.
  • Connolly, G. N., Richter, P., Aleguas, A., Pechacek, T. F., Stanfill, S. B., & Alpert, H. R. (2010). Unintentional child poisonings through ingestion of conventional and novel tobacco Pediatrics 125(5), 896–899.
  • O’Connor, J., Rees, V. W., Norton, K. J., Cummings, K. M, Connolly, G. N., Alpert, H. R., Sjodin, A., Romanoff, L., Li, Z., June, K. M., & Giovino, G. A. (2010). Does switching to reduced ignition propensitycigarettes alter smoking behavior or exposure to tobacco smoke constituents? Nicotine & Tobacco Research 12(1), 1011–1018.
  • Tomar, L., Alpert, H. R., & Connolly, G. N. (2010). Patterns of dual use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco among U.S. males: Findings from national surveys. Tobacco Control 19(2), 104–109.
  • Alpert, R., Koh, H., & Connolly, G. N. (2008). Free nicotine content and strategic marketing of moist snuff tobacco products in the United States: 2000–2006. Tobacco Control 17(5), 332–338.
  • Alpert, H. R., Koh, H. K., & Connolly, G. N. (2008). After the master settlement agreement: Targeting and exposure of youth to magazine tobacco advertising. Health Affairs 27(6), w503–w512.
  • Christophi, C. A., Kolokotroni, O., Alpert, H. R., Warren, C. W., Jones, N. R., Demokritou, P., & Connolly, G. N. (2008). Prevalence and social environment of cigarette smoking in Cyprus youth. BMC Public Health 8, 190.
  • Connolly, N. & Alpert, H. R. (2008). Trends in the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products 2000– 2007. JAMA 299(22), 2629–2630.
  • Kreslake, J. M., Wayne, G. F., Alpert, H. R., Koh, H. K., & Connolly, G. N. (2008). Tobacco industry controlof menthol in cigarettes and targeting of adolescents and young American Journal of Public Health 98(9), 1685–1692.
  • Leistikow, N., Kabir, Z., Connolly, G. N., Clancy, L., & Alpert, H.R. (2008). Male tobacco smoke load and non-lung cancer mortality associations in Massachusetts. BMC Cancer 8, 341.
  • Alpert, R., Carpenter, C. M., Travers, M. J., & Connolly, G. N. (2007). Environmental and economic evaluation of the Massachusetts smoke-free workplace law. Journal of Community Health 32(4), 269–281.
  • Connolly, N., Alpert, H. R., Wayne, G. F., & Koh, H. (2007). Trends in nicotine yield in smoke and its relationship with design characteristics among popular U.S. cigarette brands, 1997–2005. Tobacco Control 16(5), e5.
  • Koh, K., Jacobson, M. D., Lyddy, A. M., O’Connor, K. J, Fitzpatrick, S. M., Krakow, J., Judge, C. M., Alpert,H. R., & Luskin, R. S. (2007). A statewide public health approach to improving organ donation: TheMassachusetts Organ Donation Initiative. American Journal of Public Health 97(1), 30–36.
  • Hauser, M., Chang, C. H., Alpert, H., Baldwin, D., Emanuel, E. J., & Emanuel, L. (2006). Who’s caring for whom: Differing perspectives between seriously ill patients and their family caregivers. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 23(2), 105–112.
  • Connolly, G. N., Alpert, H. R., Rees, V., Carpenter, C., Wayne, G. F., Vallone, D., & Koh, H. (2005). Effectof the New York State cigarette fire safety standard on ignition propensity, smoke constituents, and the consumer market. Tobacco Control 14(5), 321–327.
  • Woolf, D., Gardiner, P., Whelan, J., Alpert, H. R., & Dvorkin, L. (2005). Views of pediatric health care providers on the use of herbs and dietary supplements in children. Clinical Pediatrics 44(7), 579–587. [PMID: 16151563]
  • Alpert, H. R., & Hillman, B. J. (2004). Quality and variability in diagnostic radiology. Journal of the American College of Radiology 1(2), 127–132.
  • Kouri, E., Parsons, R. G., & Alpert H. R. (2002). Physician self-referral for diagnostic imaging: Review of the empiric literature. American Journal of Roentgenology 179(4), 843–850.
  • Emanuel, L. L., Alpert, H. R., & Emanuel, E. E. (2001). Concise screening questions for clinical assessments of terminal care: The needs near the end-of-life care screening tool. Journal of Palliative Medicine 4(4), 465–474.
  • Woolf, A., Alpert, H. R., Garg, A., & Lesko, S. (2001). Adolescent occupational toxic exposures: A national study. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 155(6), 704–710.
  • Bottrell, M. M., Alpert, H., Fischbach, R. L., & Emanuel, L. L. (2000). Hospital informed consent for procedure forms: Facilitating quality patient-physician Archives of Surgery 135(1), 26–33.
  • Emanuel, L., Alpert, H. R., Baldwin, Jr., D. C., & Emanuel E. J. (2000). What terminally ill patients careabout: Toward a validated construct of patients’ perspectives. Journal of Palliative Medicine 3(4), 419–431.
  • Homer, C., Susskind, O., Alpert, H. R., Owusu, M. S, Schneider, L., Rappaport, L. A., & Rubin, D. H. (2000). An evaluation of an innovative multimedia educational software program for asthma management:Report of a randomized, controlled Pediatrics 106(1 Pt 2), 210–215.
  • Emanuel, E. J., Fairclough, D. L., Slutsman, J., Alpert, H., Baldwin, D., & Emanuel L. L. (1999). Assistance from family members, friends, paid care givers, and volunteers in the care of terminally ill patients. New England Journal of Medicine 341(13), 956–963.
  • Homer, J., Marino, B., Cleary, P. D., Alpert, H. R., Smith, B., Crowley Ganser, C. M., Brustowicz, R. M., &Goldmann, D. A. (1999). Quality of care at a children’s hospital: The parents’ perspective. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 153(11), 1123–1129.
  • Mandl, D., Tronick, E. Z., Brennan, T. A., Alpert, H. R., & Homer, C. J. (1999). Infant health care use and maternal depression.
  • Rodman, , Weill, K., Driscoll, M., Fenton, T., Alpert, H., Salem-Schatz, S., & Palfrey, J. S. (1999). A nationwide survey of financing health‐related services for special education students. Journal of School Health. 69(4), 133–139.
  • Alpert, R., & Emanuel, L. (1998). Comparing utilization of life‐sustaining treatments with patient and public preferences. Journal of General Internal Medicine 13(3),175–181.
  • Fischer, S., Alpert, H. R., Stoeckle, J. D., & Emanuel, L. L. (1997). Can goals of care be used to predictintervention preferences in an advance directive? Archives of Internal Medicine 157(7), 801–807.
  • Alpert, H. R., Hoijtink, H., Fischer, G. S., & Emanuel, (1996). Psychometric analysis of an advance directive. Medical Care 34(10),1057–1065.
  • Stern, A., Gross, P. L., Pollack, M. H., Browne, B. J., Mahoney, D., Alpert, H. R., Reder, V., & Mulley, G. (1991). Drug overdoses seen in the emergency department: Assessment, disposition, and follow-up. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 3, 223–231.
  • Remold-O’Donnell, , & Alpert, H. R. (1979). Alteration of hormone-stimulated cyclic AMP synthesis in guinea pig peritoneal macrophages. Cellular Immunology 45(1), 221–229.

    Affiliations

    • Acting Editor-in-Chief. Sage Publishing, Tobacco Use Insights (2019-2023)
    • Deputy editor-in-chief, Sage Publishing, Tobacco Use Insights (2017–2019)
    • Deputy editor-in-chief, Libertas Academica (2015–2017)
    • Consultant, Scientific Advisory Committee on Tobacco Product Regulation of the World Health Organization (2007–2013)