In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of an on-going interagency partnership, funded A-TRAC 1.0. After a successful five-year program, they funded A-TRAC 2.0 in 2018. The following is a collection of publications from the on-going A-TRAC project.

A-TRAC 2.0 (2018-Present)

  1. Electronic Cigarette Use Prevalence, Associated Factors, and Pattern by Cigarette Smoking Status in the United States From NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) 2013-2014
    Authors: Rana M Jaber, Mohammadhassan Mirbolouk, Andrew P DeFilippis, Wasim Maziak, Rachel Keith, Thomas Payne, Andrew Stokes, Emelia Benjamin, Aruni Bhatnagar, Ron Blankstein, Anshul Saxena, Michael J Blaha, Khurram Nasir
    Publication: J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jul 14;7(14):e008178. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.008178.
  2. E-cigarette use and perceived health change: Better health through vaping?
    Authors: Joy L Hart, Kandi L Walker, Clara G Sears, Alexander S Lee, Stanley Lee Ridner, Rachel J Keith
    Publication: Tob Induc Dis. 2018 Oct 10;16:48. doi: 10.18332/tid/95218. eCollection 2018.
  3. Systemic Toxicity of Smokeless Tobacco Products in Mice
    Authors: Marina V Malovichko, Iris Zeller, Tatiana V Krivokhizhina, Zhengzhi Xie, Pawel Lorkiewicz, Abhinav Agarwal, Nalinie Wickramasinghe, Srinivas D Sithu, Jasmit Shah, Timothy O'Toole, Shesh N Rai, Aruni Bhatnagar, Daniel J Conklin, Sanjay Srivastava
    Publication: Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Jan 1;21(1):101-110. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx230.
  4. Cardiovascular injury induced by tobacco products: assessment of risk factors and biomarkers of harm. A Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science compilation
    Authors: Daniel J Conklin, Suzaynn Schick, Michael J Blaha, Alex Carll, Andrew DeFilippis, Peter Ganz, Michael E Hall, Naomi Hamburg, Tim O'Toole, Lindsay Reynolds, Sanjay Srivastava, Aruni Bhatnagar
    Publication: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol . 2019 Apr 1;316(4):H801-H827. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00591.2018. Epub 2019 Feb 1.
  5. Relation Between Cigarette Smoking and Heart Failure (from the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Authors: Megan Watson, Zeina Dardari, Sina Kianoush, Michael E Hall, Andrew P DeFilippis, Rachel J Keith, Emelia J Benjamin, Carlos J Rodriguez, Aruni Bhatnagar, Joao A Lima, Javed Butler, Michael J Blaha, Mahmoud Al Rifai
    Publication: Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jun 15;123(12):1972-1977. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.03.015. Epub 2019 Mar 18.
  6. Comparison of Urinary Biomarkers of Exposure in Humans Using Electronic Cigarettes, Combustible Cigarettes, and Smokeless Tobacco
    Authors: Pawel Lorkiewicz, Daniel W Riggs, Rachel J Keith, Daniel J Conklin, Zhengzhi Xie, Saurin Sutaria, Blake Lynch, Sanjay Srivastava, Aruni Bhatnagar
    Publication: Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Aug 19;21(9):1228-1238. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty089.
  7. Urinary levels of the acrolein conjugates of carnosine are associated with inhaled toxicants
    Authors: Timothy E. O’Toole , Xiaohong Li, Daniel W. Riggs, David J. Hoetker, Ray Yeager, Pawel Lorkiewicz, Shahid P. Baba, Nigel G. F Cooper & Aruni Bhatnagar
    Publication: 12 Nov 2020,
  8. Acute Use Impairs Vascular Function in Exclusive Juul Users (the Jive Study)
    Authors: Sana Majid, Rachel J Keith, Jessica L Fetterman, Robert M Weisbrod, Comreen Vargees, Jessica Nystoriak, Tabitha L Thomas, Andrew Stokes, Michael J Blaha, Sanjay Srivastava, Rose M Robertson, Aruni Bhatnagar, Naomi M Hamburg
    Publication: 12 Nov 2020Circulation. 2020;142:A16510
  9. Effects of Electronic Cigarette Solvents on Endothelial Dysfunction
    Authors: Lexiao Jin, Jordan Lynch, Andre Richardson, Daniel J Conklin
    Publication: 12 Nov 2020, , Circulation. 2020;142:A17100
  10. E-cigarette Aerosol Exposure Acutely Alters Cardiac Conduction and Autonomic Balance and Induces Arrhythmia in Mice
    Authors: Alex P Carll, Meredith D Miles, Emily ONeill, Nima Talebi, Jeff Zurita, Aruni Bhatnagar, Daniel J Conklin
    Publication: 12 Nov 2020, Circulation. 2020;142:A17343
  11. Tobacco Use Prevalence and Transitions Among Adults With a History of Cardiovascular Disease
    Authors: Cristian Zamora, Lindsay M Reynolds, Un Jung Lee, Andrew Stokes, Benjamin Emelia J, Aruni Bhatnagar, Thomas Payne, Carlos J Rodriguez
    Publication: 12 Nov 2020, , Circulation. 2020;142:A17227
  12. Association of Cigarette and Electronic Cigarette Use Behaviors With Levels of Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers Among United States Adults, Path 2013-2014
    Authors: Andrew Stokes, Anna E Wilson, Wubin Xie, Olusola A Orimoloye, Jessica L Fetterman, Andrew P Defilippis, Rachel J Keith, Emelia J Benjamin, Rose M Robertson, Aruni Bhatnagar, Naomi M Hamburg, Michael J Blaha
    Publication: 12 Nov 2020, Circulation. 2020;142:A17095

A-TRAC 1.0 (2013-2018)