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Anger, anxiety, and depressive affect as predictors of stress-induced cortisol production in khat and tobacco users

Lemieux, A. M., Nakajima, M., Saif-Ali, R., Al-Habori, M., Dokam, A. & al'Absi, M. N., Jul 1 2018, In : Addictive Behaviors. 82, p. 195-201 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catha
Tobacco
Anger
Hydrocortisone
Anxiety
3 Citations

Changes in circulating peptide YY and ghrelin are associated with early smoking relapse

Lemieux, A. M. & al'Absi, M. N., Jan 1 2018, In : Biological Psychology. 131, p. 43-48 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peptide YY
Ghrelin
Smoking
Recurrence
Smoking Cessation

Circulating orexin changes during withdrawal are associated with nicotine craving and risk for smoking relapse

al'Absi, M. N., Lemieux, A., Hodges, J. S. & Allen, S. S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Addiction Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Smoking
Recurrence
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Neurobiology

Development of the Khat Knowledge, Attitudes and Perception Scale

Nakajima, M., Hoffman, R., Alsameai, A., Khalil, N. S. & al'Absi, M. N., Sep 1 2018, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 37, 6, p. 802-809 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catha
nicotine
Yemen
health consequences
East Africa
Arousal
Emotions
Depression
Hypertension
Blood Pressure

Exposure to community and collective violence during childhood and tobacco use patterns among young adults in Tunisia

El Mhamdi, S., Lemieux, A., Ben Salah, A., Bouanene, I., Ben Salem, K. & al'Absi, M. N., Nov 1 2018, In : Health and Social Care in the Community. 26, 6, p. 935-945 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tunisia
Tobacco Use
Violence
Tobacco Use Disorder
nicotine

Hormonal contraceptive use in smokers: Prevalence of use and associations with smoking motives

Allen, A. M., Lundeen, K., Eberly, L. E., Allen, S. S., al'Absi, M., Muramoto, M. & Hatsukami, D., Feb 1 2018, In : Addictive Behaviors. 77, p. 187-192 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Agents
Smoking
Follicular Phase
Luteal Phase
Reproductive History

Impact of early life adversity on the stress biobehavioral response during nicotine withdrawal

al'Absi, M. N., Nakajima, M. & Lemieux, A., Dec 1 2018, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 98, p. 108-118 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Hydrocortisone
Smoking
Hormones
Saliva
6 Citations

Stress and Addiction: When a Robust Stress Response Indicates Resiliency

al'Absi, M. N., Jan 1 2018, In : Psychosomatic Medicine. 80, 1, p. 2-16 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pain Perception
Research
Opioid Analgesics
Cardiovascular Diseases
Addictive Behavior
1 Citations

Stress response pathways, appetite regulation, and drug addiction

al'Absi, M. N., Jan 1 2018, In : Biological Psychology. 131, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Appetite Regulation
Substance-Related Disorders
1 Citations

Thirsting to understand the temporal dynamics of physical activity and alcohol use

Conroy, D. E., Pincus, A. L., Ram, N. & al'Absi, M. N., Sep 1 2018, In : British journal of sports medicine. 52, 18, p. 1158-1159 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Alcohols
2017

A new direction for biosensing: RF sensors for monitoring cardio-pulmonary function

Gao, J., Baskar, S., Teng, D., al'Absi, M. N., Kumar, S. & Ertin, E., Jul 12 2017, Mobile Health: Sensors, Analytic Methods, and Applications. Springer International Publishing, p. 289-312 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Physiologic Monitoring
Radio
Lung
Monitoring
Sensors
1 Citations

Building Bridges through Science

Lissek, T., Adams, M., Adelman, J., Ahissar, E., Akaaboune, M., Akil, H., al'Absi, M., Arain, F., Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Atasoy, D., Avila, J., Badawi, A., Bading, H., Baig, A. M., Baleriola, J., Belmonte, C., Bertocchi, I., Betz, H., Blakemore, C., Blanke, O. & 102 othersBoehm-Sturm, P., Bonhoeffer, T., Bonifazi, P., Brose, N., Campolongo, P., Celikel, T., Chang, C. C., Chang, T. Y., Citri, A., Cline, H. T., Cortes, J. M., Cullen, K., Dean, K., Delgado-Garcia, J. M., Desroches, M., Disterhoft, J. F., Dowling, J. E., Draguhn, A., El-Khamisy, S. F., El Manira, A., Enam, S. A., Encinas, J. M., Erramuzpe, A., Esteban, J. A., Fariñas, I., Fischer, E., Fukunaga, I., Gabilondo, I., Ganten, D., Gidon, A., Gomez-Esteban, J. C., Greengard, P., Grinevich, V., Gruart, A., Guillemin, R., Hariri, A. R., Hassan, B., Häusser, M., Hayashi, Y., Hussain, N. K., Jabbar, A. A., Jaber, M., Jahn, R., Janahi, E. M., Kabbaj, M., Kettenmann, H., Kindt, M., Knafo, S., Köhr, G., Komai, S., Krugers, H., Kuhn, B., Ghazal, N. L., Larkum, M. E., London, M., Lutz, B., Matute, C., Martinez-Millan, L., Maroun, M., McGaugh, J., Moustafa, A. A., Nasim, A., Nave, K. A., Neher, E., Nikolich, K., Outeiro, T., Palmer, L. M., Penagarikano, O., Perez-Otano, I., Pfaff, D. W., Poucet, B., Rahman, A. U., Ramos-Cabrer, P., Rashidy-Pour, A., Roberts, R. J., Rodrigues, S., Sanes, J. R., Schaefer, A. T., Segal, M., Segev, I., Shafqat, S., Siddiqui, N. A., Soreq, H., Soriano-García, E., Spanagel, R., Sprengel, R., Stuart, G., Südhof, T. C., Tønnesen, J., Treviño, M., Uthman, B. M., Venter, J. C., Verkhratsky, A., Weiss, C., Wiesel, T. N., Yaksi, E., Yizhar, O., Young, L. J., Young, P., Zawia, N. H., Zugaza, J. L. & Hasan, M. T., Nov 15 2017, In : Neuron. 96, 4, p. 730-735 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Biological Science Disciplines
Neurosciences
1 Citations

Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)

Kumar, S., Abowd, G., Abraham, W. T., Al'Absi, M., Chau, D. H., Ertin, E., Estrin, D., Ganesan, D., Hnat, T., Hossain, S. M., Ives, Z., Kerr, J., Marlin, B. M., Murphy, S., Rehg, J. M., Nahum-Shani, I., Shetty, V., Sim, I., Spring, B., Srivastava, M. & 1 othersWetter, D., Jan 1 2017, In : IEEE Pervasive Computing. 16, 2, p. 18-27 10 p., 7891193.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sensors
Biomarkers
3 Citations
Catha
Mental Health
Mediterranean Region
International Cooperation
Mastication
2 Citations

Correlates of khat use during pregnancy: A cross-sectional study

Nakajima, M., Jebena, M. G., Taha, M., Tesfaye, M., Gudina, E., Lemieux, A., Hoffman, R. & al'Absi, M. N., Oct 1 2017, In : Addictive Behaviors. 73, p. 178-184 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catha
Health risks
Health care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health

Differences in mood and cortisol by menstrual phase during acute smoking abstinence: A within-subject comparison

Carlson, S. C., Allen, A. M., Allen, S. S. & Al'Absi, M., Oct 1 2017, In : Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology. 25, 5, p. 338-345 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrocortisone
Smoking
Follicular Phase
Luteal Phase
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
2 Citations

Early life adversity influences stress response association with smoking relapse

al'Absi, M. N., Lemieux, A., Westra, R. & Allen, S. S., Nov 1 2017, In : Psychopharmacology. 234, 22, p. 3375-3384 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking Cessation
Smoking
Hydrocortisone
Recurrence
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
10 Citations

Effects of 6-week use of reduced-nicotine content cigarettes in smokers with and without elevated depressive symptoms

Tidey, J. W., Pacek, L. R., Koopmeiners, J. S., Vandrey, R., Nardone, N., Drobes, D. J., Benowitz, N. L., Dermody, S. S., Lemieux, A., Denlinger, R. L., Cassidy, R., al'Absi, M., Hatsukami, D. K. & Donny, E. C., Jan 1 2017, In : Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 19, 1, p. 59-67 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Tobacco Products
Depression
Epidemiologic Studies
Smoking
2 Citations

Gender differences in adverse childhood experiences, collective violence, and the risk for addictive behaviors among university students in Tunisia

El Mhamdi, S., Lemieux, A., Bouanene, I., Ben Salah, A., Nakajima, M., Ben Salem, K. & al'Absi, M., Jun 1 2017, In : Preventive Medicine. 99, p. 99-104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Addictive Behavior
Tunisia
Risk-Taking
Violence
Students

Khat Use is Associated with Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illicit Drug Use: A Cross-Sectional Examination in the United States

Nakajima, M., Molla, K., Belachew, B., Mohammed, A., Hassan, A., Kroll, J. & al’Absi, M., Oct 20 2017, In : Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 49, 5, p. 413-419 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catha
Street Drugs
Tobacco
Alcohols
Tobacco Use
1 Citations

Long term effect of a school based intervention to prevent chronic diseases in Tunisia, 2009-2015

Ghammam, R., Maatoug, J., Zammit, N., Kebaili, R., Boughammoura, L., Al’Absi, M., Lando, H. & Ghannem, H., Jan 1 2017, In : African Health Sciences. 17, 4, p. 1137-1148 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tunisia
Chronic Disease
Program Evaluation
Vegetables
Developing Countries
1 Citations

Mhealth visual Discovery Dashboard

Fang, D., Kahng, M., Hohman, F., Sharmin, M., Polack, P., Al'Absi, M., Sarker, H. & Chau, D. H., Sep 11 2017, UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 237-240 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Web browsers
Data mining
Time series
Sensors
mHealth
2 Citations
Catha
Yemen
Sleep
Demography

Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Participant-Centric Smoking Cessation System

Sharmin, M., Weber, T., Sarker, H., Saleheen, N., Kumar, S., Ahmed, S. & al'Absi, M. N., Sep 7 2017, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2017. Demartini, C., Conte, T., Nakamura, M., Lung, C-H., Zhang, Z., Hasan, K., Reisman, S., Liu, L., Claycomb, W., Takakura, H., Yang, J-J., Tovar, E., Cimato, S., Ahamed, S. I. & Akiyama, T. (eds.). IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 1. p. 835-844 10 p. 8029706

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Medical problems
Health
Wearable sensors
9 Citations

Reduced nicotine content cigarettes and use of alternative nicotine products: exploratory trial

Hatsukami, D. K., Luo, X., Dick, L., Kangkum, M., Allen, S. S., Murphy, S. E., Hecht, S. S., Shields, P. G. & al'Absi, M., Jan 1 2017, In : Addiction. 112, 1, p. 156-167 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Tobacco Products
Confidence Intervals
Smoking
Biomarkers
3 Citations

Reducing nicotine exposure results in weight gain in smokers randomised to very low nicotine content cigarettes

Rupprecht, L. E., Koopmeiners, J., Dermody, S. S., Oliver, J. A., al'Absi, M. N., Benowitz, N. L., Denlinger-Apte, R., Drobes, D. J., Hatsukami, D. K., McClernon, F. J., Pacek, L. R., Smith, T. T., Sved, A. F., Tidey, J., Vandrey, R. & Donny, E. C., Mar 1 2017, In : Tobacco control. 26, e1, p. e43-e48

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Tobacco Products
Weight Gain
nicotine
Group
2 Citations
Sex Characteristics
Smoking
Blood Pressure
Epinephrine
Heart Rate

Smokers report lower intake of key nutrients than nonsmokers, yet both fall short of meeting recommended intakes

Raatz, S. K., Jahns, L., Johnson, L. A. K., Scheett, A., Carriquiry, A., Lemieux, A., Nakajima, M. & al'Absi, M. N., Sep 1 2017, In : Nutrition Research. 45, p. 30-37 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recommended Dietary Allowances
Food
Energy Intake
Riboflavin
Smoking

Stress exposure and physical, mental, and behavioral health among american Indian adults with type 2 diabetes

Walls, M. L., Sittner, K. J., Aronson, B. D., Forsberg, A. K., Whitbeck, L. B. & Al’Absi, M., Sep 16 2017, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 14, 9, 1074.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

North American Indians
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Mental Health
Health
Community-Based Participatory Research
5 Citations

Toward a Biopsychosocial Ecology of the Human Microbiome, Brain-Gut Axis, and Health

Maier, K. J. & al'Absi, M. N., Oct 1 2017, In : Psychosomatic Medicine. 79, 8, p. 947-957 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Microbiota
Ecology
Health
Brain
Medicine
2016

Addiction, Pain, and Stress Response

Nakajima, M. & al'Absi, M. N., Jan 4 2016, The Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion: Psychological and Clinical Implications. Elsevier Inc., p. 203-229 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pain
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Drug Tolerance
Street Drugs
Sex Characteristics
2 Citations

Anger Expression Style Predicts the Domain of the First Smoking Relapse After a Quit Attempt

Bongard, S., Olson, L., Nakajima, M. & al'Absi, M. N., Nov 9 2016, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 51, 13, p. 1810-1814 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

relapse
Anger
anger
smoking
Smoking

Assessment of the validity of self-reported smoking status among schoolchildren in Sousse, Tunisia

Maatoug, J., Sahli, J., Harrabi, I., Chouikha, F., Hmad, S., Dendana, E., Fredj, S. B., Slama, S., al'Absi, M. N., Lando, H. A. & Ghannem, H., May 1 2016, In : International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 28, 2, p. 211-216 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tunisia
Self Report
Carbon Monoxide
Smoking
Sensitivity and Specificity
4 Citations

Chronic Smoking, Trait Anxiety, and the Physiological Response to Stress

Wiggert, N., Wilhelm, F. H., Nakajima, M. & al'Absi, M. N., Oct 14 2016, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 51, 12, p. 1619-1628 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physiological Stress
smoking
Anxiety
Smoking
anxiety
1 Citations

Clustering of chronic disease risk factors with tobacco smoking habits among adults in the work place in Sousse, Tunisia

Sonia, H., Jihene, M., Imed, H., Rim, G., Mylene, B., Mounir, S., Souad, A., Khaoula, K., al'Absi, M. N., Lando, H. A., Najib, M. & Hassen, G., Jul 12 2016, In : Pan African Medical Journal. 24, 220.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tunisia
Workplace
Habits
Cluster Analysis
Chronic Disease
3 Citations

Correlates of Concurrent Khat and Tobacco Use in Yemen

Nakajima, M., Dokam, A., Khalil, N. S., Alsoofi, M. & al'Absi, M. N., Oct 14 2016, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 51, 12, p. 1535-1541 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catha
Yemen
Tobacco Use
nicotine
gender
1 Citations

Evaluation of a reduced nicotine product standard: Moderating effects of and impact on cannabis use

Pacek, L. R., Vandrey, R., Dermody, S. S., Denlinger-Apte, R. L., Lemieux, A., Tidey, J. W., McClernon, F. J., Bangdiwala, A. S., Drobes, D. J., al'Absi, M. N., Strasser, A. A., Koopmeiners, J., Hatsukami, D. K. & Donny, E. C., Jan 1 2016, In : Drug and alcohol dependence. 167, p. 228-232 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cannabis
Nicotine
Tobacco Products
Smoking
Tobacco
14 Citations

Finding significant stress episodes in a discontinuous time series of rapidly varying mobile sensor data

Sarker, H., Tyburskir, M., Rahman, M. D. M., Hovsepian, K., Sharmin, M., Epsteinr, D. H., Prestonr, K. L., Furr-Holden, C. D., Milam, A., Nahum-Shani, I., Al'Absi, M. & Kumar, S., May 7 2016, CHI 2016 - Proceedings, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 4489-4501 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Time series
Sensors
Mobile devices
Global positioning system
5 Citations

Khat use is a neglected addictive behaviour

Kassim, S. & al'Absi, M. N., Jan 1 2016, In : Addiction (Abingdon, England). 111, 1, p. 179-180 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Catha
Addictive Behavior
Middle East
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Health
3 Citations

Life adversity is associated with smoking relapse after a quit attempt

Lemieux, A., Olson, L., Nakajima, M., Schulberg, L. & al'Absi, M. N., Sep 1 2016, In : Addictive Behaviors. 60, p. 71-77 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Tobacco Products
Smoking
Recurrence
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome

Pain and the Placebo Effect

Flaten, M. A. & al'Absi, M. N., Jan 4 2016, The Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion: Psychological and Clinical Implications. Elsevier Inc., p. 99-116 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Placebo Effect
Pain
Aptitude
Central Nervous System
Placebos

Psychometric examination of an arabic version of the state-trait anger expression inventory

Nakajima, M., Bouanene, I., El-Mhamdi, S., Soltani, M., Bongard, S. & al'Absi, M. N., Aug 1 2016, In : Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal. 16, 3, p. e322-e328

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anger
Psychometrics
Equipment and Supplies
Yemen
Tunisia

Stress and Pain: Conclusions and Future Directions. Conclusions and Future Directions.

al'Absi, M. N. & Flaten, M. A., Jan 4 2016, The Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion: Psychological and Clinical Implications. Elsevier Inc., p. 283-289 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pain
Complementary Therapies
Emotions
Psychosomatic Medicine
Behavioral Medicine
10 Citations

Stress psychobiology in the context of addiction medicine: from drugs of abuse to behavioral addictions

Lemieux, A. & al'Absi, M. N., Dec 1 2016, Progress in Brain Research. Elsevier B.V., p. 43-62 20 p. (Progress in Brain Research; vol. 223).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Street Drugs
Psychological Stress
Medicine
Endocannabinoids
Gambling
4 Citations

The Impact of Smoking Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes on Alcohol Use

Dermody, S. S., Tidey, J. W., Denlinger, R. L., Pacek, L. R., al'Absi, M., Drobes, D. J., Hatsukami, D. K., Vandrey, R. & Donny, E. C., Mar 1 2016, In : Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 40, 3, p. 606-615 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Tobacco Products
Smoking
Alcohols
Tars
Neurosciences
Psychological Stress
Emotions
Pain
Research
2015
3 Citations
Pregnanolone
Cognition
Nicotine
Smoking
Tobacco Use Cessation Products
3 Citations

Associations between adrenocortical activity and nicotine response in female smokers by menstrual phase

Huttlin, E. A., Allen, A. M., Tosun, N. L., Allen, S. S. & al'Absi, M. N., Nov 1 2015, In : Addictive Behaviors. 50, p. 135-139 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotine
Hydrocortisone
Tobacco Use Cessation Products
Smoke
Tobacco Products
14 Citations

Center of excellence for mobile sensor data-to-knowledge (MD2K)

Kumar, S., Abowd, G. D., Abraham, W. T., Al'Absi, M., Gayle Beck, J., Chau, D. H., Condie, T., Conroy, D. E., Ertin, E., Estrin, D., Ganesan, D., Lam, C., Marlin, B., Marsh, C. B., Murphy, S. A., Nahum-Shani, I., Patrick, K., Rehg, J. M., Sharmin, M., Shetty, V. & 4 othersSim, I., Spring, B., Srivastava, M. & Wetter, D. W., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 22, 6, p. 1137-1142 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Software
Research Personnel
Education