Erika S. Trapl, PhD

Associate Professor | 216.368.0098 | BioEnterprise Building, 4th Floor


Ph.D. Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, 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. Stein, CM, Ponsaran, R, Trapl, ES, Goldenberg, AJ. Experiences and perspectives on the return of secondary findings among genetic epidemiologists. Genet. Med. 2018; : . PubMed PMID:30467403 .
  2. Trapl, ES, Smith, S, Joshi, K, Osborne, A, Benko, M, Matos, AT, Bolen, S. Dietary Impact of Produce Prescriptions for Patients With Hypertension. Prev Chronic Dis 2018; 15 : E138. PubMed PMID:30447106 PubMed Central PMC6266424.
  3. Antognoli, E, Koopman Gonzalez, S, Trapl, E, Cavallo, D, Lavanty, B, Lim, R, Flocke, S. Cigarettes, Little Cigars, and Cigarillos: Initiation, Motivation, and Decision-Making. Nicotine Tob. Res. 2018; 20 (suppl_1): S5-S11. PubMed PMID:30125020 PubMed Central PMC6093420.
  4. Trapl, ES, Koopman Gonzalez, SJ. Attitudes and Risk Perceptions Toward Smoking Among Adolescents Who Modify Cigar Products. Ethn Dis 2018; 28 (3): 135-144. PubMed PMID:30038474 PubMed Central PMC6051504.
  5. Trapl, ES, Koopman Gonzalez, SJ, Fryer, CS. Adolescent dual-product users: Acquisition and situational use of cigarettes and cigars. Drug Alcohol Depend 2018; 188 : 356-363. PubMed PMID:29879633 PubMed Central PMC6002754.
  6. Borawski, EA, Jones, SD, Yoder, LD, Taylor, T, Clint, BA, Goodwin, MA, Trapl, ES. We Run This City: Impact of a Community-School Fitness Program on Obesity, Health, and Fitness. Prev Chronic Dis 2018; 15 : E52. PubMed PMID:29729132 PubMed Central PMC5951154.
  7. Freedman, DA, Lee, E, Ohri-Vachaspati, P, Trapl, E, Borawski, E, Bess, K, Flocke, S. Predictors of Farmers' Market Shopping among People Receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits. Am J Community Psychol 2018; 61 (3-4): 488-499. PubMed PMID:29659024 .
  8. Joshi, K, Smith, S, Bolen, SD, Osborne, A, Benko, M, Trapl, ES. Implementing a Produce Prescription Program for Hypertensive Patients in Safety Net Clinics. Health Promot Pract 2018; : 1524839917754090. PubMed PMID:29380633 .
  9. Heerman, WJ, JaKa, MM, Berge, JM, Trapl, ES, Sommer, EC, Samuels, LR, Jackson, N, Haapala, JL, Kunin-Batson, AS, Olson-Bullis, BA, Hardin, HK, Sherwood, NE, Barkin, SL. The dose of behavioral interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity: a systematic review and meta-regression. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2017; 14 (1): 157. PubMed PMID:29141651 PubMed Central PMC5688650.
  10. Trapl, ES, Pike, SN, Borawski, E, Flocke, SA, Freedman, DA, Walsh, CC, Schneider, C, Yoder, L. Food Melt in Consumer Food Environments in Low-income Urban Neighborhoods. Am J Health Behav 2017; 41 (6): 710-718. PubMed PMID:29025499 .
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