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. Freedman, DA, Bell, BA, Clark, J, Ngendahimana, D, Borawski, E, Trapl, E, Pike, S, Sehgal, AR. Small Improvements in an Urban Food Environment Resulted in No Changes in Diet Among Residents. J Community Health 2020; : . PubMed PMID:32170531 .
  2. Schlosser, AV, Joshi, K, Smith, S, Thornton, A, Bolen, SD, Trapl, ES. "The coupons and stuff just made it possible": economic constraints and patient experiences of a produce prescription program. Transl Behav Med 2019; 9 (5): 875-883. PubMed PMID:31570919 PubMed Central PMC6937548.
  3. Lim, R, Ishler, K, Trapl, E, Flocke, S. "Phantom smokers": Young cigarillo users who do not identify as smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend 2019; 204 : 107551. PubMed PMID:31541873 PubMed Central PMC6949010.
  4. Schlosser, AV, Smith, S, Joshi, K, Thornton, A, Trapl, ES, Bolen, S. "You Guys Really Care About Me…": a Qualitative Exploration of a Produce Prescription Program in Safety Net Clinics. J Gen Intern Med 2019; 34 (11): 2567-2574. PubMed PMID:31512182 PubMed Central PMC6848686.
  5. Moore, SM, Borawski, EA, Love, TE, Jones, S, Casey, T, McAleer, S, Thomas, C, Adegbite-Adeniyi, C, Uli, NK, Hardin, HK, Trapl, ES, Plow, M, Stevens, J, Truesdale, KP, Pratt, CA, Long, M, Nevar, A. Two Family Interventions to Reduce BMI in Low-Income Urban Youth: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics 2019; 143 (6): . PubMed PMID:31126971 PubMed Central PMC6565337.
  6. Stein, CM, Ponsaran, R, Trapl, ES, Goldenberg, AJ. Correction: Experiences and perspectives on the return of secondary findings among genetic epidemiologists. Genet. Med. 2019; 21 (6): 1463. PubMed PMID:30792497 .
  7. Antognoli, E, Ishler, KJ, Trapl, E, Flocke, SA. A comparison of methods to measure daily cigarillo consumption among adolescents and young adults. Tob Control 2020; 29 (2): 153-158. PubMed PMID:30696781 .
  8. Stein, CM, Ponsaran, R, Trapl, ES, Goldenberg, AJ. Experiences and perspectives on the return of secondary findings among genetic epidemiologists. Genet. Med. 2019; 21 (7): 1541-1547. PubMed PMID:30467403 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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