Ellen Meier

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: D231 Science Building


Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University
M.S. - Oklahoma State University
B.A. - University of North Dakota


PSYC 385 - Health Psychology
PSYC 401 - Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSYC 480 - Applied Theories of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Research Interests

My research focuses on risky health behaviors surrounding tobacco use, substance use, and chronic illnesses. Various past and ongoing projects involved several methodologies and populations including laboratory trials examining tobacco use behaviors and evaluation of harmful chemical exposure, smoking abstinence trials in an outpatient clinic, surveys of e-cigarette/vape users in vape shops, and evaluation of college campus-wide smoking bans. Most recently, I have been conducting several projects on tobacco and marijuana co-use and the exposure to harmful chemicals experienced by co-users.

Past students have been involved in conducting phone screens for study eligibility, conducting patient visits, managing data, participant recruitment efforts, and journal club meetings focused on expanding student expertise in particular sub-fields of health psychology and substance abuse. Projects are aimed for presentation at local and national conferences as well as peer-reviewed journal publications.

Recent Publications

Leavens, E. L. S., Meier, E., Tackett, A. P., Miller, M. B., Brett, E. I., Tahirkheli, N. N., Mowls, D. S., Driskill, L. M., Anderson, M., & Wagener, T. L. (2018). The impact of a brief cessation induction intervention for waterpipe tobacco smoking: A pilot randomized clinical trial. Addictive Behaviors, 78, 94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.10.023

Meier, E., Wahlquist, A., Heckman, B.W., Cummings, K.M., Froeliger, B., & Carpenter, M.J. (2017). A pilot randomized crossover trial of e-cigarette sampling among smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19(2), 176-182. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntw157

Meier, E., Vogel, R.I., Carmella, S., Paiano, V., Hecht, S.S., & Hatsukami, D. (2017). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biomarker levels among smokers who switch to oral nicotine. Tobacco Regulatory Science, 3(2), 204-209. doi.org/10.18001/TRS.3.2.8

Meier, E., Miller, M.B., Lombardi, N., & Leffingwell, T.R. (2017). Assessment reactivity: A randomized controlled trial of alcohol-specific measures on alcohol-related behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 67(1), 44-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.11.025

Meier, E., & Hatsukami, D.K. (2016). A Review of the Additive Health Risk of Cannabis and Tobacco Co-use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 166, 6-12. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.07.01 

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