Amy Ferketich K PhD

Amy Ferketich K PhD
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

  • Gallus S, Ferketich AK, Lugo A, La Vecchia C, Fernandez E, Boffetta P, Clancy LRelation between national-level tobacco control policies and individual-level voluntary home smoking bans in Europe.Tob Control in press 10/21/2014
  • Ferketich AK, Pennell M, Seiber EE, Wang L, Farietta T, Jin Y, Wewers MEProvider-delivered tobacco dependence treatment to medicaid smokers.Nicotine Tob Res 16 786-93 6/1/2014
  • Hood NE, Bernat DH, Ferketich AK, Danesh D, Klein EGCommunity characteristics associated with smokefree park policies in the United States.Nicotine Tob Res 16 828-35 6/1/2014
  • Liu ST, Nemeth JM, Klein EG, Ferketich AK, Kwan MP, Wewers MEAdolescent and adult perceptions of traditional and novel smokeless tobacco products and packaging in rural Ohio.Tob Control 23 209-14 5/1/2014
  • Klein EG, Liber AC, Kauffman RM, Berman M, Ferketich AKLocal smoke-free policy experiences in Appalachian communities.J Community Health 39 11-6 2/1/2014
  • 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 16 141-8 2/1/2014
  • Hood NE, Ferketich AK, Klein EG, Pirie P, 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
  • Danesh D, Paskett ED, Ferketich AKDisparities in receipt of advice to quit smoking from health care providers: 2010 national health interview survey.Prev Chronic Dis 11 E131 1/1/2014
  • Jin Y, Wang L, Lu B, Ferketich AKSecondhand Smoke Exposure, Indoor Smoking Bans and Smoking-Related Knowledge in China.Int J Environ Res Public Health 11 12835-12847 1/1/2014
  • Grassi MC, Baraldo M, Chiamulera C, Culasso F, Raupach T, Ferketich AK, Patrono C, Nencini PKnowledge about Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking and Quitting among Italian University Students: The Importance of Teaching Nicotine Dependence and Treatment in the Medical Curriculum.Biomed Res Int 2014 321657 1/1/2014
  • Nelms E, Wang L, Pennell M, Wewers ME, Seiber E, Adolph MD, Paskett ED, Ferketich AKTrust in physicians among rural Medicaid-enrolled smokers.J Rural Health 30 214-20 1/1/2014
  • Hood NE, Wewers ME, Ferketich AK, Klein EG, Pirie PPredictors 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
  • Jradi H, Wewers ME, Pirie PL, Binkley PF, Ferketich AKTobacco dependence curricula in Middle Eastern and North African medical education.Tob Control 22 427-8 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 38 753-8 8/1/2013
  • Jin Y, Seiber EE, Ferketich AKSecondhand smoke and asthma: what are the effects on healthcare utilization among children?Prev Med 57 125-8 8/1/2013
  • Hood NE, Ferketich AK, Klein EG, Wewers ME, Pirie PIndividual, social, and environmental factors associated with support for smoke-free housing policies among subsidized multiunit housing tenants.Nicotine Tob Res 15 1075-83 6/1/2013
  • Wewers ME, Ferketich AK, Diaz P, Browning KKTobacco use and cessation in HIV-infected individuals.Clin Chest Med 34 181-90 6/1/2013
  • Niland JC, Mamet R, Zornosa C, D'Amico TA, Ettinger DS, Kalemkerian GP, Pisters KM, Reid ME, Otterson GA, Ferketich AKSmoking status and survival in the national comprehensive cancer network non-small cell lung cancer cohort.Cancer 119 847-53 2/15/2013
  • Hood NE, Ferketich AK, Paskett ED, Wewers METreatment adherence in a lay health adviser intervention to treat tobacco dependence.Health Educ Res 28 72-82 2/1/2013
  • Ferketich AK, Diaz P, Browning KK, Lu B, Koletar SL, Reynolds NR, Wewers MESafety of varenicline among smokers enrolled in the lung HIV study.Nicotine Tob Res 15 247-54 1/1/2013
  • Hood NE, Ferketich AK, Klein EG, Wewers ME, Pirie PSmoking behaviors and cessation interests among multiunit subsidized housing tenants, Columbus, Ohio, 2011.Prev Chronic Dis 10 E108; quiz E108 1/1/2013

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