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. 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 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 2017; : 1-8. PubMed PMID:28933976 .
  4. 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 .
  5. 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.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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 .
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