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. Correction: Experiences and perspectives on the return of secondary findings among genetic epidemiologists. Genet. Med. 2019; : . PubMed PMID:30792497 .
  2. Antognoli, E, Ishler, KJ, Trapl, E, Flocke, SA. A comparison of methods to measure daily cigarillo consumption among adolescents and young adults. Tob Control 2019; : . PubMed PMID:30696781 .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 2019; 20 (1): 94-104. PubMed PMID:29380633 .
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