Erika S. Trapl, PhD

Assistant 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. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. Pike, SN, Trapl, ES, Clark, JK, Rouse, CD, Bell, BA, Sehgal, AR, To, T, Borawski, E, Freedman, DA. Examining the Food Retail Choice Context in Urban Food Deserts, Ohio, 2015. Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14 : E90. PubMed PMID:28981402 PubMed Central PMC5645198.
  5. Antognoli, E, Koopman Gonzalez, S, Trapl, E, Cavallo, D, Lim, R, Lavanty, B, Flocke, S. The Social Context of Adolescent Co-Use of Cigarillos and Marijuana Blunts. Subst Use Misuse 2018; 53 (4): 654-661. PubMed PMID:28933976 PubMed Central PMC5820125.
  6. Flocke, SA, Ohri-Vachispati, P, Shon, EJ, Trapl, ES, Borawski, E, Matlack, K, Freedman, DA. Developing multidimensional measures of healthy food access among low-income adults in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Public Health Nutr 2017; 20 (16): 2859-2868. PubMed PMID:28847323 .
  7. 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 PubMed Central PMC5386614.
  8. 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; 49 (5): 397-404.e1. PubMed PMID:28274790 .
  9. 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. 2018; 20 (3): 377-382. PubMed PMID:28184877 .
  10. 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 PubMed Central PMC5704971.
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