The New York Adult Tobacco Use Survey (NY ATS) is a telephone survey conducted to monitor trends in tobacco use, as well as tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors throughout New York State. The target population for NY ATS is adults 18 years of age or older, both smoking and non-smoking, living in New York households.
In collaboration with the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry, we are collecting and updating family history information and family medical information to help facilitate research on familial ovarian cancer.
The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC) is an ongoing multi-national telephone survey which is used to evaluate government policies regarding smoking and their impact on smoking habits. The seventh wave of the ITC project was successfully completed in May 2009.
View Deliverables:__ITC Web - Poster-SRNT 2010.pdf
As a supplementary study among ITC (International Tobacco Control) study participants, Wave 7.5 Pack Collection explored how a cigarette tax increase might influence smokers' behavior, in response to the increase in the federal cigarette tax on April 1, 2009. The principle investigators were Dr. Andrew Hyland and Brian Fix, MA, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The Western New York Adult Tobacco Use Survey (WNY ATS) was a telephone survey founded upon the New York State Adult Tobacco Use Survey (NYS ATS) in 2005 to assess the efficiency of various local level tobacco control interventions, as well as Western New Yorkers’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about tobacco use.
The purpose of this study to was to identify the prevalence and correlates of behaviors related to the risk of cigarette-caused fires in a cohort sample of Ontario smokers. Smokers were selected based on a Random Digit Dialing method.
View Deliverables:__Inj Prev Journal-2007-adstract.pdf
The purpose of this study was to link survey data from the National Cancer Institute’s Community Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) with genetic data derived from buccal cell samples from saliva, obtained through the mail. SRDAR’s role included the biologic kit assembly, shipment, tracking, receipt, and coordination of lab analysis.
View Deliverables:__QuitGene poster - SRNT.pdf
This study utilized APRIL® Age Progression software to show 8th and 10th grade students images of themselves being aged under the ‘smoking’ condition or, as a control, under the ‘obesity’ condition. Students completed surveys before being aged and approximately 6 weeks afterwards. Outcomes assessed were changes in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about smoking as well as changes in tobacco use indicators between the two groups overall and by grade level.
View Deliverables:__Aging Study Final Summary.pdf
The purpose of this study was to survey students at The State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) to assess their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and intentions related to the new HPV preventive vaccine. The study population consisted of 500 students who were enrolled in sections of General Psychology (PSY 101).
View Deliverables:__HPV poster-APHA 2009.pdf
“Quit the Smokes” was a quit and win contest that was held from January 15th to February 15th, 2007. Evaluation interviews were completed in July and August, 2007 using a bi-modal method of data collection.
View Deliverables:__Quit the Smokes Report - draft 11-12-07.pdf
This study was a collaboration with researchers from Yale University, evaluating various types of Quitline techniques. The first part of the study involves the development of new Quitline counseling techniques, printed materials, and protocols. The second phase was a pilot study which evaluated the effectiveness of these new techniques.
View Deliverables:__Message Framing - JNCI 2010 - Ben Toll.pdf
This study was conducted in collaboration with the Task Force for Tobacco-Free Women and Girls. Surveys were designed to assess organizations’ attitudes, policies and practices regarding sponsorships and donations from tobacco companies and to measure the effectiveness of an intervention to motivate policy change.
View Deliverables:__NSA Report-2009.pdf
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship and association of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) and specific physiologic indicators.
The Data Bank and BioRepository (DBBR) is an inclusive bank of data samples from willing participants who have been diagnosed with cancer. By obtaining a blood sample and questionnaire from participants, researchers analyze and interpret data to study the prevention, etiology, and treatment of different types of cancer.