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photo Jaime E. Sidani, PhD, MPH, CHES

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assistant Director, Center for Research on Behavioral Health, Media, and Technology


Phone: 412-864-3192

Office: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3192
Education and Training
BA, University of Rochester, 2002
MPH, Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health, 2003
PhD, University of Toledo, 2009
Research Interest
Dr. Sidani's main research interests include adolescent health behavior and tobacco use prevention, with a specific focus on media and technology. She is funded through the Fine Foundation to optimize mental health in the age of social media and the National Cancer Institute to leverage Twitter to monitor nicotine and tobacco-related cancer communication.
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Selected Publications:
Sidani, J.E., Colditz, J.B., Barrett, E.L., Shensa, A., James, A.E., Primack, B.A. I wake up and hit the JUUL: analyzing Twitter for JUUL nicotine effects and addiction. Drug Abuse & Dependence. 2019.
Sidani, J.E., Shensa, A., Yabes, J., Fertman, C., Primack, B.A. Waterpipe tobacco use in college and non-college young adults in the USA. Family Practice. 2018; 36: 103-109.
Sidani, J.E., Shensa, A., Naidu, M.R., Yabes, J., Primack, B.A. Initiation, progression, and sustained waterpipe use: a nationally-representative longitudinal study of U.S. young adults. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention. 2017; 26: 748-755.
Sidani, J.E., Shensa, A., Hoffman, B., Hanmer, J., Primack, B.A. The association between social media use and eating concerns among U.S. young adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2016; 116: 1465-1472.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Development of Two New Media Literacy Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Tennessee State University/ Tennessee Department of Health
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Notable Achievements
Member, American Public Health Association, 2017-present
Presentation Press Release, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2019
2017 Article of the Year, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2018