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Erin Lynne Sutfin, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Erin Lynne Sutfin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Substance Addiction& Abuse Ctr

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Academic: 336-713-5282 | Department: 336-713-5282


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Education & Training

  • B.A., William Smith College, 1996
  • M.A., University of Virginia, 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2006


  • Soc Res Nicotine and Tobacco
  • Am Psychological Assn
  • Am Public Health Assn
Erin Lynne Sutfin, Ph.D.

Erin Lynne Sutfin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Substance Addiction& Abuse Ctr

Research Interests

Students; Universities; Smoking; Smoking Cessation; North Carolina
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Academic: 336-713-5282 | Department: 336-713-5282


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Recent Publications

Adolescents' and young adults' knowledge and beliefs about constituents in novel tobacco products. Wiseman KD, Cornacchione J, Wagoner KG, Noar SM, Moracco KE, Teal R, Wolfson M, Sutfin EL.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016;18(7):1581-1587.

E-cigarettes, hookah pens and vapes: adolescent and young adult perceptions of electronic nicotine delivery systems. Wagoner KG, Cornacchione J, Wiseman KD, Teal R, Moracco KE, Sutfin EL.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016;18(10):2006-2012.

Marijuana use trajectories and academic outcomes among college students. Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016;162():137-145.

Understanding how perceptions of tobacco constituents and the FDA relate to effective and credible tobacco risk messaging: a national phone survey of U.S. adults, 2014-2015. Boynton MH, Agans RP, Bowling JM, Brewer NT, Sutfin EL, Goldstein AO, Noar SM, Ribisl KM.. BMC Public Health. 2016;16():516.

Adolescent and young adult perceptions of hookah and little cigars/cigarillos: implications for risk messages. Cornacchione J, Wagoner KG, Wiseman KD, Kelley D, Noar SM, Smith MH, Sutfin EL.. J Health Commun. 2016;21(7):818-825.

Electronic cigarette use among high school students and its association with cigarette use and smoking cessation, North Carolina youth tobacco surveys, 2011 and 2013. Huang LL, Kowitt SD, Sutfin EL, Patel T, Ranney LM, Goldstein AO.. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016;13():E103.

Assessing and predicting susceptibility to waterpipe tobacco use among college students. Lipkus IM, Reboussin BA, Wolfson M, Sutfin EL.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015;17(9):1120-1125.

Motivational interviewing intervention with college student tobacco users: providers' beliefs and behaviors. McNamara RS, Y Song E, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Pockey JR, Kimes C, Foley KL, Sutfin EL.. J Am Coll Health. 2015;63(4):286-290.

The impact of trying electronic cigarettes on cigarette smoking by college students: a prospective analysis. Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Debinski B, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(8):e83-e89.

First tobacco product tried: associations with smoking status and demographics among college students. Sutfin EL, Sparks A, Pockey JR, Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Addict Behav. 2015;51():152-157.

K2 and Spice use among a cohort of college students in southeast region of the USA. Egan KL, Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Wagoner KG, Sutfin EL, Debinski B, Wolfson M.. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015;41(4):317-322.

The role of smokeless tobacco use in smoking persistence among male college students. Wolfson M, Suerken CK, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J.. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015;41(6):541-546.

Electronic cigarette trial and use among young adults: reasons for trial and cessation of vaping. Biener L, Song E, Sutfin EL, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(12):16019-26.

Poly-tobacco use among high school students. Kowitt SD, Patel T, Ranney LM, Huang LL, Sutfin EL, Goldstein AO.. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(11):.

First-year college students' interest in trying dissolvable tobacco products. Wolfson M, Pockey JR, Reboussin BA, Sutfin EL, Egan KL, Wagoner KG, Spangler JG.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;134():309-313.

Prevalence of marijuana use at college entry and risk factors for initiation during freshman year. Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Sutfin EL, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Addict Behav. 2014;39(1):302-307.

What are young adults smoking in their hookahs? A latent class analysis of substances smoked. Sutfin EL, Song EY, Reboussin BA, Wolfson M.. Addict Behav. 2014;39(7):1191-1196.

E-cigarette availability and promotion among retail outlets near college campuses in two southeastern states. Wagoner KG, Song EY, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16(8):1150-1155.

Correlates of smokeless tobacco use among first year college students. Spangler J, Song E, Pockey J, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Wagoner K, Wolfson M.. Health Educ J. 2014;73(6):693-701.

Alcohol-related injury among Greek-letter college students: defining a target population for secondary prevention. O'Brien MC, McNamara RS, McCoy TP, Sutfin EL, Wolfson M, Rhodes SD.. J Health Psychol. 2013;18(4):461-469.

Electronic cigarette use by college students. Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Morrell HE, Hoeppner BB, Wolfson M.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;131(3):214-221.

Simultaneous use of non-medical ADHD prescription stimulants and alcohol among undergraduate students. Egan KL, Reboussin BA, Blocker JN, Wolfson M, Sutfin EL.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;131(1-2):71-77.

Building capacity for tobacco research in Hungary. Foley K, Easterling D, Rogers T, Sutfin E, Wolfson M, Spangler J, Balazs, P. In: Balazs P, ed. Increasing capacity for tobacco research in Hungary 2008-2013. Budapest (HU): Institute for the History of Hungarian Sciences;2013: 9-22.

Screening and brief intervention for tobacco use by student health providers on college campuses. Sutfin EL, McNamara RS, Blocker JN, Ip EH, O'Brien MC, Wolfson M.. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(1):66-73.

Tobacco use by college students: a comparison of daily and nondaily smokers. Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Berg CJ, Champion H, Helme DW, O'Brien MC, Wolfson M.. Am J Health Behav. 2012;36(2):218-229.

Smoking cessation counseling beliefs and behaviors of outpatient oncology providers. Weaver KE, Danhauer SC, Tooze JA, Blackstock AW, Spangler J, Thomas L, Sutfin EL.. Oncologist. 2012;17(3):455-462.

Use of and interest in smoking cessation strategies among daily and nondaily college student smokers. Berg CJ, Sutfin EL, Mendel J, Ahluwalia JS.. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(3):194-202.

Free alcohol use and consequences: gender differences among undergraduates. Wagoner KG, Blocker J, McCoy TP, Sutfin EL, Champion H, Wolfson M.. Am J Health Behav. 2012;36(4):446-458.

The need for tobacco cessation in a free clinic population. Pockey JR, Song E-Y, Sutfin EL, Spangler JG, Jones C, Helme DW, Foley KL.. Addict Behav. 2012;37(12):1299-1302.

Integrating evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions in free medical clinics: opportunities and challenges. Foley KL, Pockey JR, Helme DW, Song E-Y, Stewart K, Jones C, Spangler JG, Sutfin EL.. Health Promot Pract. 2012;13(5):687-695.

Predictors of clinician tobacco intervention counseling in six North Carolina free clinics. Spangler JG, Song E-Y, Pockey JR, Sutfin EL, Helme DW, Jones C, Foley KL.. Tob Use Insights. 2012;5():11-16.

Impact of a randomized campus/community trial to prevent high-risk drinking among college students. Wolfson M, Champion H, McCoy TP, Rhodes SD, Ip EH, Blocker JN, Martin BA, Wagoner KG, O'Brien MC, Sutfin EL, Mitra A, Durant RH.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36(10):1767-1778.

Prevalence and correlates of waterpipe tobacco smoking by college students in North Carolina. Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011;115(1-2):131-136.

Modeling the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI): a comparison of statistical methods. Light LS, McCoy TP, Thompson MP, Spitler HD, Sutfin EL, Rhodes SD.. Addict Res Theory. 2011;19(6):510-518.

The development and validation of a scale assessing individual schemas used in classifying a smoker: implications for research and practice. Berg CJ, Nehl E, Sterling K, Buchanan T, Narula S, Sutfin E, Ahluwalia JS.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011;13(12):1257-1265.

Occasional smoking in college: who, what, when and why?. Brown AE, Carpenter MJ, Sutfin EL.. Addict Behav. 2011;36(12):1199-1204.

Do early smoking experiences count in development of smoking?: Temporal stability and predictive validity of an early smoking experience questionnaire in adolescents. Urban R, Sutfin E.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010;12(12):1265-1269.

Are college student smokers really a homogeneous group? A latent class analysis of college student smokers. Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, McCoy TP, Wolfson M.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009;11(4):444-454.

Calorie restriction on drinking days: an examination of drinking consequences among college students. Giles SM, Champion H, Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Wagoner K.. J Am Coll Health. 2009;57(6):603-609.

Health policy approaches to reduce adolescent risk behavior and adverse health consequences. Altman DG, Champion H, Sutfin EL. In: DiClemente RJ, Santelli JS, Crosby RA, eds. Adolescent health: understanding and preventing risk behaviors. San Francisco (CA): Jossey-Bass;2009: 511-529.

College students' exposure to secondhand smoke. Wolfson M, McCoy TP, Sutfin EL.. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009;11(8):977-984.

The moderating role of gender in the prospective associations between expectancies and alcohol-related negative consequences among college students. Thompson MP, Spitler H, McCoy TP, Marra L, Sutfin EL, Rhodes SD, Brown C.. Subst Use Misuse. 2009;44(7):934-942.

Protective behaviors and high-risk drinking among entering college freshmen. Sutfin EL, Light LS, Wagoner KG, McCoy TP, Thompson MP, Rhodes SD, Spitler HD.. Am J Health Behav. 2009;33(5):610-619.

Individual differences in gender development: associations with parental sexual orientation, attitudes, and division of labor. Fulcher M, Sutfin EL, Patterson CJ.. Sex Roles. 2008;58(5-6):330-341.

How lesbian and heterosexual parents convey attitudes about gender to their children: the role of gendered environments. Sutfin EL, Fulcher M, Bowles RP, Patterson CJ.. Sex Roles. 2008;58(7-8):501-513.

Contextual factors and health risk behaviors associated with date fighting among high school students. Champion H, Foley KL, Sigmon-Smith K, Sutfin EL, DuRant RH.. Women Health. 2008;47(3):1-22.

Adolescents' responses to anti-tobacco advertising: exploring the role of adolescents' smoking status and advertisement theme. Sutfin EL, Szykman LR, Moore MC.. J Health Commun. 2008;13(5):480-500.

Availability of tobacco cessation services in free clinics. Foley KL, Sutfin EL.. N C Med J. 2008;69(4):270-274.

Non-prescription use of stimulants among college students: associations with alcohol and other substance use [abstract]. Champion H, Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, O'Brien MC, Cohen G, DuRant RH, Wolfson M.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007;31(6 Suppl 2):168A.

Impact of a group-randomized trial to reduce high risk drinking by college students [abstract]. Wolfson M, DuRant R, Champion H, Ip E, McCoy T, O'Brien MC, Rhodes SD, Sutfin E, Martin BA, Wagoner K.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007;31(6 Suppl 2):115A.

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Associate Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

Erin Lynne Sutfin, Ph.D.

Erin Lynne Sutfin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Substance Addiction& Abuse Ctr

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