Amy K Ferketich PhD

Amy K Ferketich PhD
Assoc ProfessorCollege of Public
310 Cunz Hall 1841 Neil Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-292-7326Fax: 614-293-3937
  • Cancer Control

General Research Interest

Tobacco control policy, smoking cessation

Research Description

Dr. Ferketich’s primary research interest is tobacco control, and on this topic she has worked on smoking cessation projects targeting underserved populations and a study examining clean indoor air policy adoption in the Appalachian region of the U.S. Two of her previous studies were funded by the American Legacy Foundation as collaborative grants with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York City. One study involved designing and implementing a clinic-based cessation program for Chinese American adults. Dr. Ferketich has most recently been working on projects in Ohio Appalachia. She has experience as a PI and co-investigator on cessation projects delivered to adults in Appalachian counties. She also has experience evaluating cessation programs in health care settings through her role as Co-PI on the Tobacco Treatment Centers (TTC) evaluation project in Ohio. Finally, Dr. Ferketich was the PI on a grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that involved examining the prevalence of clean indoor air ordinance adoption and the community-level factors associated with adoption of these ordinances in Appalachian states.

Current Publications

  • Wewers MEAssociations between self-reported in-home smoking behaviours and surface nicotine concentrations in multiunit subsidised housing.Tob Control 23 27-32 1/1/2014
  • Jradi H, Wewers M, Pirie PL, Binkley PF, Ferketich AKTobacco dependence curricula in Middle Eastern and North African medical education.Tob Control 22 427-8 11/1/2013
  • Hood NE, Wewers M, Ferketich AK, Klein EG, Pirie PLPredictors of voluntary home-smoking restrictions and associations with an objective measure of in-home smoking among subsidized housing tenants.Am J Health Promot 28 97-104 11/1/2013
  • Katz ML, Ferketich AK, Paskett ED, Bloomfield CDHealth literacy among the Amish: measuring a complex concept among a unique population.J Community Health 38(4) 753-8 8/1/2013
  • Jin Y, Seiber EE, Ferketich AKSecondhand smoke and asthma: what are the effects on healthcare utilization among children?Prev Med 57(2) 125-8 8/1/2013
  • Hood NE, Ferketich AK, Klein EG, Wewers M, Pirie PLSmoking behaviors and cessation interests among multiunit subsidized housing tenants, Columbus, Ohio, 2011.Prev Chronic Dis 10 E108; quiz E108 7/3/2013
  • Klima J, Fitzgerald-Butt SM, Kelleher KJ, Chisolm DJ, Comstock RD, Ferketich AK, McBride KLUnderstanding of informed consent by parents of children enrolled in a genetic biobank.Genet Med in press 6/27/2013
  • Hood NE, Ferketich AK, Klein EG, Wewers M, Pirie PLIndividual, social, and environmental factors associated with support for smoke-free housing policies among subsidized multiunit housing tenants.Nicotine Tob Res 15(6) 1075-83 6/1/2013
  • Ferketich AK, Niland JC, Mamet R, Zornosa C, D'Amico TA, Ettinger DS, Kalemkerian GP, Pisters KM, Reid ME, Otterson GASmoking status and survival in the national comprehensive cancer network non-small cell lung cancer cohort.Cancer 119(4) 847-53 2/15/2013
  • Hood NE, Ferketich AK, Paskett ED, Wewers MTreatment adherence in a lay health adviser intervention to treat tobacco dependence.Health Educ Res 28(1) 72-82 2/1/2013
  • Ferketich AK, Diaz P, Browning KK, Lu B, Koletar SL, Reynolds NR, Wewers MSafety of varenicline among smokers enrolled in the lung HIV study.Nicotine Tob Res 15(1) 247-54 1/1/2013
  • McLaughlin JM, Anderson RT, Ferketich AK, Seiber EE, Balkrishnan R, Paskett EDEffect on survival of longer intervals between confirmed diagnosis and treatment initiation among low-income women with breast cancer.J Clin Oncol 30(36) 4493-500 12/20/2012
  • Nemeth JM, Liu ST, Klein EG, Ferketich AK, Kwan MP, Wewers MFactors influencing smokeless tobacco use in rural Ohio Appalachia.J Community Health 37(6) 1208-17 12/1/2012
  • Kelly KM, Ferketich AK, Ruffin Iv MT, Tatum C, Paskett EDPerceived risk of cervical cancer in Appalachian women.Am J Health Behav 36(6) 849-59 11/1/2012
  • Liu ST, Nemeth JM, Klein EG, Ferketich AK, Kwan MP, Wewers MAdolescent and adult perceptions of traditional and novel smokeless tobacco products and packaging in rural Ohio.Tob Control in press 10/9/2012
  • Grassi MC, Chiamulera C, Baraldo M, Culasso F, Ferketich AK, Raupach T, Patrono C, Nencini PCigarette smoking knowledge and perceptions among students in four Italian medical schools.Nicotine Tob Res 14(9) 1065-72 9/1/2012
  • Klein EG, Ferketich AK, Abdel-Rasoul M, Kwan MP, Kenda L, Wewers MSmokeless tobacco marketing and sales practices in Appalachian Ohio following federal regulations.Nicotine Tob Res 14(7) 880-4 7/1/2012
  • Ferketich AK, Otterson GA, King M, Hall N, Browning KK, Wewers MEA pilot test of a combined tobacco dependence treatment and lung cancer screening program.Lung Cancer 76(2) 211-5 5/1/2012
  • Wewers M, Salsberry PJ, Ferketich AK, Ahijevych KL, Hood NE, Paskett EDRisk factors for smoking in rural women.J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21(5) 548-56 5/1/2012

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