Publications of Melissa Blank, PhD

Acute effects of "hyping" a Black&Mild cigarillo.
Blank MD, Cobb CO, Eissenberg T, Nasim A.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2016; [Epub ahead of print]

PMC Journal - In Process.

Dopaminergic genetic variation moderates the effect of nicotine on cigarette reward.
Harrell PT, Lin HY, Park JY, Blank MD, Drobes DJ, Evans DE.
Psychopharmacology. 2016;233(2):351-360.


Commentary on Brose et al. (2015): Protecting individual and public health by regulating electronic cigarette nicotine delivery.
Blank MD, Eissenberg T.
Addiction. 2015;110(7):1169-1170.


Genetic risks to nicotine dependence predict negative mood and affect in current non-smokers.
Chen X, Aggen SH, Chen J, Li L, Kendler KS, Blank MD, Eissenberg T.
Sci Rep. 2015;5:9521

PMC Journal - In Process.

Comparison of puff topography, toxicant exposure, and subjective effects in low- and high-frequency waterpipe users: a double-blind, placebo-control study.
Cobb CO, Blank MD, Morlett A, Shihadeh A, Jaroudi E, Karaoghlanian N, Kilgalen B, Austin J, Weaver MF, Eissenberg T.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2015;17(6):667-674.

PMC Journal - In Process.

The role of caffeine in the alcohol consumption behaviors of college students.
Cobb CO, Nasim A, Jentink K, Blank MD.
Subst Abus. 2015;36(1):90-98.

PMC Journal - In Process.

Adolescent former cigarette smokers' vulnerability to other tobacco products.
Nasim A, Blank MD, Cobb CO, Eissenberg T.
J Child Adolescent Substance Abuse. 2015;24(2):113-118.


An observational study of group waterpipe use in a natural environment.
Blank MD, Brown KW, Goodman RJ, Eissenberg T.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16(1):93-99.

PMC3864492.

Variation in the alpha 5 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit gene predicts cigarette smoking intensity as a function of nicotine content.
MacQueen DA, Heckman BW, Blank MD, Janse Van Rensburg K, Park JY, Drobes DJ, Evans DE.
Pharmacogenomics J. 2014;14(1):70-76.

PMC3778124.

How to freak a Black & Mild: a multi-study analysis of YouTube videos illustrating cigar product modification.
Nasim A, Blank MD, Cobb CO, Berry BM, Kennedy MG, Eissenberg T.
Health Educ Res. 2014;29(1):41-57.


Indoor air quality in Virginia waterpipe cafes.
Cobb CO, Vansickel AR, Blank MD, Jentink K, Travers MJ, Eissenberg T.
Tob Control. 2013;22(5):338-343.

PMC3889072.

Effects of intravenous nicotine on prepulse inhibition in smokers and non-smokers: relationship with familial smoking.
Drobes DJ, MacQueen DA, Blank MD, Saladin ME, Malcolm RJ.
Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013;229(2):285-294.

PMC3758468.


Heckman BW, Blank MD, Peters EN, Patrick ME, Bloom EL, Mathew AR, Schweizer CA, Rass O, Lidgard AL, Cook JW, Hughes JR.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2013;15(3)


A multiple indicators and multiple causes model of alternative tobacco use.
Nasim A, Blank MD, Cobb CO, Eissenberg T.
Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(1):25-31.

PMC3739477.

Nicotine interactions with low-dose alcohol: pharmacological influences on smoking and drinking motivation.
Oliver JA, Blank MD, Van Rensburg KJ, MacQueen DA, Brandon TH, Drobes DJ.
J Abnorm.Psychol. 2013;122(4):1154-1165.

PMC4127808.

Transient compensatory smoking in response to placebo cigarettes.
MacQueen DA, Heckman BW, Blank MD, Janse Van Rensburg K, Evans DE, Drobes DJ.
Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012;223(1):47-54.

PMC3802524.

Cigar use misreporting among youth: data from the 2009 Youth Tobacco Survey, Virginia.
Nasim A, Blank MD, Berry BM, Eissenberg T.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:E42

PMC3320093.

Trends in alternative tobacco use among light, moderate, and heavy smokers in adolescence, 1999-2009.
Nasim A, Khader Y, Blank MD, Cobb CO, Eissenberg T.
Addict Behav. 2012;37(7):866-870.

PMC3739487.

Patterns of alternative tobacco use among adolescent cigarette smokers.
Nasim A, Blank MD, Cobb CO, Eissenberg T.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012;124(1-2):26-33.

PMC3739478.

Does switching to a tobacco-free waterpipe product reduce toxicant intake? A crossover study comparing CO, NO, PAH, volatile aldehydes, "tar" and nicotine yields.
Shihadeh A, Salman R, Jaroudi E, Saliba N, Sepetdjian E, Blank MD, Cobb CO, Eissenberg T.
Food Chem Toxicol. 2012;50(5):1494-1498.

PMC3407543.

Acute effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking: a double-blind, placebo-control study.
Blank MD, Cobb CO, Kilgalen B, Austin J, Weaver MF, Shihadeh A, Eissenberg T.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011;116(1-3):102-109.

PMC3098931.

Acute effects of cigarillo smoking.
Blank MD, Nasim A, Hart A, Jr., Eissenberg T.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2011;13(9):874-879.

PMC3203400.

Areca nut dependence among chewers in a South Indian community who do not also use tobacco.
Bhat SJ, Blank MD, Balster RL, Nichter M, Nichter M.
Addiction. 2010;105(7):1303-1310.

PMC3143027.

Evaluating oral noncombustible potential-reduced exposure products for smokers.
Blank MD, Eissenberg T.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2010;12(4):336-343.

PMC2847072.

Comparison of methods for measurement of smoking behavior: mouthpiece-based computerized devices versus direct observation.
Blank MD, Disharoon S, Eissenberg T.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2009;11(7):896-903.

PMC2699933.

Fear reactivity to bodily sensations among heavy smokers and nonsmokers.
Abrams KA, Zvolensky MJ, Dorflinger L, Galatis A, Blank MD, Eissenberg T.
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2008;16(3):230-239.


Nicotine delivery, cardiovascular profile, and subjective effects of an oral tobacco product for smokers.
Blank MD, Sams C, Weaver MF, Eissenberg T.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2008;10(3):417-421.

PMC3207995.

Availability and characteristics of betel products in the U.S.
Blank MD, Deshpande LD, Balster RL.
J Psychoactive Drugs. 2008;40(3):309-313.

PMC2647011.

Caffeine's influence on nicotine's effects in nonsmokers.
Blank MD, Kleykamp BA, Jennings JM, Eissenberg T.
Am J Health Behav. 2007;31(5):473-483.

PMC3209967.

Transdermal nicotine-induced tobacco abstinence symptom suppression: nicotine dose and smokers' gender.
Evans SE, Blank MD, Sams C, Weaver MF, Eissenberg T.
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006;14(2):121-135.

PMC1564049.

The effects of nicotine on attention and working memory in never-smokers.
Kleykamp BA, Jennings JM, Blank MD, Eissenberg T.
Psychol Addict Behav. 2005;19(4):433-438.