Mark A Nichter

Summary

Affiliation: University of Arizona
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint For my wellness, not just my illness: North Americans' use of dietary supplements
    Mark Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 30:175-222. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Project Quit Tobacco International: laying the groundwork for tobacco cessation in low- and middle-income countries
    Mark Nichter
    School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0030, USA
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:181S-188S. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Industry's perception of presenting pharmacoeconomic models to managed care organizations
    Bridget M Olson
    University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, 1703 East Mabel St, Room 318, PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 9:159-67. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Smoking among low-income pregnant women: an ethnographic analysis
    Mimi Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:748-64. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Reading culture from tobacco advertisements in Indonesia
    Mimi Nichter
    University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, Emil Haury Building, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Tob Control 18:98-107. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Qualitative research: contributions to the study of drug use, drug abuse, and drug use(r)-related interventions
    Mark Nichter
    Departments of Anthropology, Family and Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1907-69. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Coming to our senses: appreciating the sensorial in medical anthropology
    Mark Nichter
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 45:163-97. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Popular perceptions of tobacco products and patterns of use among male college students in India
    Mimi Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Emil Haury Building, P O Box 210030, Tucson, AZ, 85721 0030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:415-31. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Smoking and drinking among college students: "it's a package deal"
    Mimi Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Emil Haury Building, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:16-20. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Developing a smoke free household initiative: an Indonesian case study
    Mimi Nichter
    School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:578-81. 2010

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint For my wellness, not just my illness: North Americans' use of dietary supplements
    Mark Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 30:175-222. 2006
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Project Quit Tobacco International: laying the groundwork for tobacco cessation in low- and middle-income countries
    Mark Nichter
    School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0030, USA
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:181S-188S. 2010
    ..This article reports on lessons learned, challenges faced, and successes realized to date...
  3. ncbi request reprint Industry's perception of presenting pharmacoeconomic models to managed care organizations
    Bridget M Olson
    University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, 1703 East Mabel St, Room 318, PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 9:159-67. 2003
    ..Previous research has shown that pharmacoeconomic (PE) data are considered important but may not be optimally utilized by decision makers. No research has compared the effectiveness of different types of PE models...
  4. ncbi request reprint Smoking among low-income pregnant women: an ethnographic analysis
    Mimi Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:748-64. 2007
    ..Future programs targeting this population would do well to acknowledge moral identity as an issue and recognize the challenges of quitting for women with limited social support and little control over their immediate environment...
  5. doi request reprint Reading culture from tobacco advertisements in Indonesia
    Mimi Nichter
    University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, Emil Haury Building, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Tob Control 18:98-107. 2009
    ..This analysis is used to identify strategies to break the chains of positive association that currently support widespread smoking...
  6. ncbi request reprint Qualitative research: contributions to the study of drug use, drug abuse, and drug use(r)-related interventions
    Mark Nichter
    Departments of Anthropology, Family and Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1907-69. 2004
    ..Finally, we discuss the challenges faced by qualitative researchers when engaging in transdisciplinary research...
  7. doi request reprint Coming to our senses: appreciating the sensorial in medical anthropology
    Mark Nichter
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 45:163-97. 2008
    ..Sensorial anthropology can contribute to the study of transformative healing and trajectories of healthcare seeking and patterns of referral in pluralistic healthcare arenas...
  8. ncbi request reprint Popular perceptions of tobacco products and patterns of use among male college students in India
    Mimi Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Emil Haury Building, P O Box 210030, Tucson, AZ, 85721 0030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:415-31. 2004
    ..Therefore, a person could easily smoke more of them, which would lead to addiction. Another widely held belief was that the more expensive the cigarette, the less harmful it was for one's health...
  9. doi request reprint Smoking and drinking among college students: "it's a package deal"
    Mimi Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Emil Haury Building, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:16-20. 2010
    ..Although a plethora of survey research has shown a positive association between smoking and alcohol use, little attention has been given to the utility functions of these co-occurring behaviors...
  10. doi request reprint Developing a smoke free household initiative: an Indonesian case study
    Mimi Nichter
    School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:578-81. 2010
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Smoking: what does culture have to do with it?
    Mark Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
    Addiction 98:139-45. 2003
    ..Promising areas of research are identified, as are the potential contributions of ethnographies of tobacco use...
  12. ncbi request reprint Types of lay health influencers in tobacco cessation: a qualitative study
    Nicole P Yuan
    Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, The University of Arizona, 1295 North Martin Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Am J Health Behav 34:607-17. 2010
    ..To identify types of health influencers in tobacco cessation based on the frequency and characteristics of brief intervention activities...
  13. ncbi request reprint Taking play seriously: low-level smoking among college students
    Peter Stromberg
    Department of Anthropology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 31:1-24. 2007
    ..Much the opposite, we caution that the contexts in which low-level smoking takes place and the utility functions of such smoking must be taken seriously by researchers in light of current increases in tobacco use among college students...
  14. pmc Smoking and harm-reduction efforts among postpartum women
    Mimi Nichter
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Qual Health Res 18:1184-94. 2008
    ..Future programs targeting this population should acknowledge women's harm-reduction efforts in environments where smoking is normative...
  15. pmc Breastfeeding and smoking among low-income women: results of a longitudinal qualitative study
    Kate Goldade
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, P O Box 210030, 1009 East South Campus Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0030, USA
    Birth 35:230-40. 2008
    ..Primary goals of this study were to explore contextual factors that contribute to breastfeeding intentions and behavior and to examine how smoking status affected women's decision making about breastfeeding...
  16. ncbi request reprint Smoking as a weight-control strategy among adolescent girls and young women: a reconsideration
    Mimi Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 18:305-24. 2004
    ..Researchers need to exert caution in propagating the idea that smoking is commonly used as a conscious and sustained weight-control strategy among adolescent females and young women...
  17. pmc Reconsidering stress and smoking: a qualitative study among college students
    Mark Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA
    Tob Control 16:211-4. 2007
    ..Although it is widely acknowledged among adult smokers that increases in smoking are often precipitated by stressful events, far less attention has been given to smoking during times of stress among youth...
  18. pmc Developing a patient-centered outcome measure for complementary and alternative medicine therapies I: defining content and format
    Cheryl Ritenbaugh
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:135. 2011
    ..Here we describe Phase I of our research program, the iterative process of content identification, item development and refinement, and response format selection. Cognitive interviews and psychometric evaluation are reported separately...
  19. ncbi request reprint The compliance paradox: what we need to know about "real-world" dietary supplement use in the United States
    Jennifer Jo Thompson
    University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 13:48-55. 2007
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Using qualitative research to inform survey development on nicotine dependence among adolescents
    Mark Nichter
    Department of Anthropology, 1009 E South Campus Drive, Building 30, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 68:S41-56. 2002
    ..Following a formative research process like this one will help tobacco researchers gain a better understanding of how nicotine dependence develops...
  21. ncbi request reprint On the definition of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine: societal mega-stereotypes vs. the patients' perspectives
    Opher Caspi
    Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 9:58-62. 2003
    ..It is our conclusion that individual patients, rather than society, should be the frame of reference and defining source for what constitutes integrative medicine and CAM...
  22. pmc Reconsidering the placebo response from a broad anthropological perspective
    Jennifer Jo Thompson
    Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0030, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 33:112-52. 2009
    ..Given body/mind/emotional resonance, we suggest that the placebo response is an evolutionarily adaptive trait and part of healing mechanisms operating across many levels--from genetic and cellular to social and cultural...
  23. ncbi request reprint Role of the media in influencing trajectories of youth smoking
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
    Addiction 98:79-103. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Prices, policies and youth smoking, May 2001
    Lan Liang
    Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, M C 144, 601 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Addiction 98:105-22. 2003
    ..More frequently collected longitudinal data than those currently available are needed to address the above issues. Understanding smoking behavior cannot be achieved without incorporating familial and other social contexts...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of anti-smoking advertising on youth smoking: a review
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    J Health Commun 8:229-47. 2003
    ..Anti-smoking advertising can influence youth smoking, but whether it does in the context of individual anti-smoking campaigns needs to be the subject of careful evaluation...
  26. ncbi request reprint The proximal association between smoking and alcohol use among first year college students
    Lisa Dierker
    Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:1-9. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the association between patterns of day-to-day smoking and drinking among first year college students...
  27. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use in Kerala: findings from three recent studies
    A S Pradeepkumar
    Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 695011, Kerala, India
    Natl Med J India 18:148-53. 2005
    ..We reviewed the literature on tobacco use in Kerala and present data from three recently conducted unpublished studies...
  28. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use among medical professionals in Kerala, India: the need for enhanced tobacco cessation and control efforts
    Sailesh Mohan
    Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Kerala, India
    Addict Behav 31:2313-8. 2006
    ..Smoking cessation programs are warranted in medical schools in Kerala. An initiative is presently underway by the authors to incorporate tobacco education into the medical school curriculum...
  29. pmc Tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use among first-year U.S. college students: a time series analysis
    Lisa Dierker
    Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology, Middletown, Connecticut 06459, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:680-99. 2008
    ..Study limitations are noted...
  30. ncbi request reprint Characterizing early cigarette use episodes in novice smokers
    Michelle C Acosta
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Addict Behav 33:106-21. 2008
    ..This study demonstrates that it is possible to study EUEs in college students within days or weeks of their occurrence and that most of these occur in social settings with the concurrent use of alcohol...
  31. pmc Physician assessment of patient smoking in Indonesia: a public health priority
    Nawi Ng
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, IKM Building 3rd Floor, Farmako Street, North Sekip, Jogjakarta 55281, Indonesia
    Tob Control 16:190-6. 2007
    ..To explore Indonesian physician's smoking behaviours, their attitudes and clinical practices towards smoking cessation...

Research Grants4

  1. Building Capacity of Tobacco Cessation in India & Indonesia
    Mark Nichter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed project will leverage lessons learned during QTI and provide an infrastructure for training a next generation of local tobacco researchers to meet the challenges of tobacco cessation within their own countries. ..
  2. Building Capacity of Tobacco Cessation in India & Indonesia
    Mark Nichter; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed project will leverage lessons learned during QTI and provide an infrastructure for training a next generation of local tobacco researchers to meet the challenges of tobacco cessation within their own countries. ..
  3. Building Capacity of Tobacco Cessation in India & Indonesia
    Mark A Nichter; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed project will leverage lessons learned during QTI and provide an infrastructure for training a next generation of local tobacco researchers to meet the challenges of tobacco cessation within their own countries. ..