Erika S. Trapl, PhD

Assistant Professor | 216.368.0098 | BioEnterprise Building, 4th Floor


Ph.D. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. 2007.  Dissertation: Understanding adolescent survey responses: Impact of mode and other characteristics on data outcomes and quality.

Research Interests

Tobacco control and little cigars; Built environment and obesity; Food access and the food environment;  Adolescent sexual behavior; Health behavior measurement and surveillance; Survey-based data collection methods and technology; Community-based Interventions

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Health Behavior
American Public Health Association

Recent Publications

  1. Flocke, SA, Hoffman, R, Eberth, JM, Park, H, Birkby, G, Trapl, E, Zeliadt, S. The Prevalence of Tobacco Use at Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14 : E29. PubMed PMID:28384096 .
  2. Freedman, DA, Flocke, S, Shon, EJ, Matlack, K, Trapl, E, Ohri-Vachaspati, P, Osborne, A, Borawski, E. Farmers' Market Use Patterns Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients With High Access to Farmers' Markets. J Nutr Educ Behav 2017; : . PubMed PMID:28274790 .
  3. Antognoli, E, Cavallo, D, Trapl, E, Step, M, Koopman Gonzalez, S, Perez, R, Flocke, S. Understanding Nicotine Dependence and Addiction Among Young Adults Who Smoke Cigarillos: A Qualitative Study. Nicotine Tob. Res. 2017; : . PubMed PMID:28184877 .
  4. Trapl, ES, O'Rourke-Suchoff, D, Yoder, LD, Cofie, LE, Frank, JL, Fryer, CS. Youth Acquisition and Situational Use of Cigars, Cigarillos, and Little Cigars:: A Cross-sectional Study. Am J Prev Med 2017; 52 (1): e9-e16. PubMed PMID:27717517 .
  5. JaKa, MM, Haapala, JL, Trapl, ES, Kunin-Batson, AS, Olson-Bullis, BA, Heerman, WJ, Berge, JM, Moore, SM, Matheson, D, Sherwood, NE. Reporting of treatment fidelity in behavioural paediatric obesity intervention trials: a systematic review. Obes Rev 2016; 17 (12): 1287-1300. PubMed PMID:27612933 PubMed Central PMC5193220.
  6. Step, MM, Bracken, CC, Trapl, ES, Flocke, SA. User and Content Characteristics of Public Tweets Referencing Little Cigars. Am J Health Behav 2016; 40 (1): 38-47. PubMed PMID:26685812 .
  7. Koopman Gonzalez, SJ, Cofie, LE, Trapl, ES. "I just use it for weed": The modification of little cigars and cigarillos by young adult African American male users. J Ethn Subst Abuse ; 16 (1): 66-79. PubMed PMID:26643132 .
  8. Trapl, ES, Yoder, LD, Frank, JL, Borawski, EA, Sattar, A. Individual, Parental, and Environmental Correlates of Cigar, Cigarillo, and Little Cigar Use Among Middle School Adolescents. Nicotine Tob. Res. 2016; 18 (5): 834-41. PubMed PMID:26385927 .
  9. Walsh, CC, Taggart, M, Freedman, DA, Trapl, ES, Borawski, EA. The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition: "we have evolved". Prev Chronic Dis 2015; 12 : E86. PubMed PMID:26043301 PubMed Central PMC4456855.
  10. Borawski, EA, Tufts, KA, Trapl, ES, Hayman, LL, Yoder, LD, Lovegreen, LD. Effectiveness of health education teachers and school nurses teaching sexually transmitted infections/human immunodeficiency virus prevention knowledge and skills in high school. J Sch Health 2015; 85 (3): 189-96. PubMed PMID:25611941 PubMed Central PMC4703031.
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