Heffner J.L., Watson, N.L., McClure, J.B., Anthenelli, R.M., Hohl, S., Bricker, J. "I Smoke Like This to Suppress These Issues That Are Flaws of My Character": Challenges and Facilitators of Cessation Among Smokers With Bipolar Disorder. (2018) Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 19:1-8.


Bricker, J.B., Mull, K.E., McClure, J.B., Watson, N.L., & Heffner, J.L. (2017). Improving the quit rates of web-delivered interventions for smoking cessation: Long term results from a full scale randomized trialAddiction (epub).

Heffner, J.L., Watson, N.L., McClure, J.B., Anthenelli, R.M., Hohl, S., & Bricker, J.B. (2018). “I smoke like this to suppress these issues that are flaws of my character”: Challenges and facilitators of cessation among smokers with bipolar disorder. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 19, 1-8.

Heffner, J.L., Mull, K.E., McClure, J.B., & Bricker, J.B. (2017).  Positive affect as a predictor of smoking cessation and relapse: does it offer unique predictive value among depressive symptom domains? Substance Use & Misuse, 21, 19.

Heffner, J.L., Mull, K.E. (2017). Smartphone ownership among US adult cigarette smokers: 2014 health information national trends survey (HINTS) data. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19, e305.

Zeliadt, S., Greene, P., Krebs, P., Klein, D., Ko, B., Swanson, L., Todd, K., Feemster, L., Au, D., Reinke, L., Slatore, C.G., Heffner, J. (2017). A proactive telephone-delivered motivational risk communication intervention for smokers participating in lung cancer screening: A controlled pilot trial.  Journal of Smoking Cessation (epub), 1-8.

Isgro, M., Doran, N., Heffner, J.L., Wong, E., Dinh, L., Tibbs, J., Russell, K., Bittner, T., Wehrle, C., & Anthenelli, R.M. (2017). Type A/Type B alcoholism predicts differential response to topiramate in a smoking cessation trial in dually-diagnosed men. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, 232-240.

Anthenelli, R.M., Heffner, J.L., Wong, E., Tibbs, J., Russell, K., Isgro, M., Dinh, E., Wehrle, C., Worley, M.J., Doran, N. (2017). A randomized trial evaluating whether topiramate aids smoking cessation and prevents alcohol relapse in recovering alcohol-dependent men. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 197-206.

Watson, N.L.,* Heffner, J.L., McClure, J.B., Mull, K.E., Bricker, J.B. (2017). Differential prevalence of established risk factors for poor cessation outcomes among smokers by level of social anxiety. American Journal on Addiction, 26, 176-182.

McClure, J.B., Heffner, J., Hohl, S., Klasnja, P., Catz, S.L. (2017). Design considerations for mHealth programs targeting smokers not yet ready to quit: results of a sequential mixed-methods study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 10, e31.

Bricker, J.B., Copeland, W., Mull, K.E., Zeng, E.Y., Watson, N.L., Akioka, K.J., & Heffner, J.L.   (2017). Single-arm trial of the second version of an acceptance & commitment therapy smartphone application for smoking cessation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 170, 37-42.


Watson, N.L.*, Heffner, J.L., McClure, J.B., & Bricker, J.B.  (2016). Relationships between social anxiety and smoking-specific experiential avoidance. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 14, 1-5.

Zeng, E.Y.*, Heffner, J.L., Copeland, W.K., Mull, K.E., & Bricker, J.B. (2016). Get with the program: adherence to a smartphone app for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 63, 120-124.

Heffner, J.L., Kealey, K.A., Marek, P.M., Bricker, J.B., Ludman, E.J., & Peterson, A.V. (2016). Proactive telephone counseling for adolescent smokers: comparing regular smokers with infrequent and occasional smokers on treatment receptivity, engagement, and outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 165, 229-235.

Peterson, A.V., Marek, P.M., Kealey, K.A., Bricker, J.B., Ludman, E.J., & Heffner, J.L. (2016). Does effectiveness of adolescent smoking cessation intervention endure into young adulthood? 7-year follow-up results from a group-randomized trial. PLOS One, 11(2), e0146456.


Zeliadt, S.B., Heffner, J.L., Sayre, G., Klein, D.E., Simmons, C., Williams, J., Reinke, L.F., & Au, D.H.  (2015). Attitudes and perceptions about smoking cessation in the context of lung cancer screening. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(9), 1530-7.  (2016 VA Health Services Research and Development Paper of the Year Award)

Zeng, E.Y.,* Vilardaga, R., Heffner, J.L., Mull, K.E., & Bricker, J.B. (2015). Predictors of utilization of a novel smoking cessation smartphone app. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 21(12), 998-1004.

Heffner, J.L., McClure, J.B., Mull, K.E., Anthenelli, R.M. & Bricker, J.B.  (2015).  Acceptance and commitment therapy and nicotine patch for smokers with bipolar disorder: Preliminary evaluation of in-person and telephone-delivered treatment. Bipolar Disorders, 17 (5), 560-6.

Jones, H.,* Heffner, J.L., Wyszynski, C.M., Mercer, L., Vilardaga, R., & Bricker, J.B.  (2015). Web-based acceptance and commitment therapy smoking cessation treatment for smokers with depressive symptoms. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 11, 56-62.

Heffner, J.L., Vilardaga, R., Mercer, L.D., Kientz, J.A., & Bricker, J.B. (2015). Feature-level analysis of a novel smartphone application for smoking cessation. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41, 68-73.


Bricker, J.B., Mull, K.E., Vilardaga, R., Kientz, J.A., Mercer, L.D., Akioka, K., Heffner, J.L.  (2014). Randomized, controlled pilot trial of a smartphone app for smoking cessation using acceptance and commitment therapy. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 143, 87-94.

Vilardaga, R.,* Heffner, J.L., Mercer, L.D., & Bricker, J.B. (2014).  Do counselor techniques predict quitting during smoking cessation treatment? A component analysis of telephone-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  Behaviour Research & Therapy, 61, 89-95.

Bricker, J.B., Bush, T., Zbikowski, S., Mercer, L., Heffner, J.L. (2014). Randomized trial of telephone-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy vs. cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation: a pilot study.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16, 1446-1454.

Stephens, J.R.,* Heffner, J.L, Adler, C.M., Blom, T.J., Anthenelli, R.M., Fleck, D.E., Welge, J.A., Strakowski, S.M., & DelBello, M.P. (2014). Risk and protective factors associated with substance use disorders in first-episode manic adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 771-779.


Heffner, J.L., Anthenelli, R.M., DelBello, M.P., Stahl, L., Strakowski, S.M. (2013). Mood management and nicotine patch for smoking cessation in adults with bipolar disorder.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 1805-1806.

Heffner, J.L., Wyszynski, C.M., Comstock, B., Mercer, L., Bricker, J.  (2013). Overcoming recruitment challenges of web-based tobacco interventions: The case of web-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2473-2476.

Heffner, J.L., Anthenelli, R.M., Adler, C.M., Strakowski, S.M., Beavers, J.R., & DelBello, M.P.  (2013). Prevalence and correlates of heavy smoking and nicotine dependence in adolescents with bipolar and cannabis use disorders. Psychiatry Research, 210, 857-862.

Bricker, J., Wyszynski, C., Comstock, B., & Heffner, J. L.  (2013). Pilot randomized controlled trial of the first web-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for smoking cessation.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 1756-1764.

Heffner, J.L., Lewis, D.F., & Winhusen, T.M. (2013). Osmotic release oral system methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) prevents weight gain during a smoking cessation  attempt in adults with ADHD.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 393-400.

Heffner, J.L., Lewis, D.F., & Winhusen, T.M. (2013). Preliminary evidence that adherence to counseling mediates the effects of pre-treatment self-efficacy and motivation on outcome of a cessation attempt in smokers with ADHD.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 583-587.


Heffner, J.L., DelBello, M.P., Fleck, D.E., Adler, C.M., Strakowski, S.M. (2012). Unplanned pregnancies in adolescents with bipolar disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169, 1319.

Heffner, J.L., Fleck, D.E., DelBello M.P., Adler, C.M., & Strakowski, S.M. (2012). Cigarette smoking and impulsivity in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 14, 735-742. 

Heffner, J.L., DelBello M.P., Anthenelli, R.M., Fleck, D.E., Adler, C.M., & Strakowski, S.M.  (2012). Cigarette smoking and its relationship to mood disorder symptoms and co-occurring alcohol and cannabis use  disorders following first hospitalization for bipolar disorder.  Bipolar Disorders, 14, 99-108.

Mingione, C.J.,* Heffner, J.L., Blom, T.J., & Anthenelli, R.M.  Childhood adversity, serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) genotype, and risk for cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence in alcohol dependent adults (2012).  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123, 201-206.

Black, J.J.,* Heffner, J.L., Anthenelli, R.M., Beavers, J.N., Albertz, A., Adler, C., Strakowski, S.M., & DelBello, M.P. (2012). Diagnosing alcohol and cannabis use disorders in adolescents with bipolar disorder: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8, 13-18.

Heffner, J.L., Blom, T.J., & Anthenelli, R.M.  (2011). Gender differences in trauma history and symptoms as predictors of relapse to alcohol and drug use.  The American Journal on Addictions, 20, 307-311.


Heffner, J.L., Mingione, C., Blom, T.J., & Anthenelli, R.M.  (2011). Smoking history, nicotine dependence, and changes in craving and mood during short-term smoking abstinence in alcohol dependent vs. control smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 244-247.


Johnson, C.S., Heffner, J.L., Blom, T.J., & Anthenelli, R.M.  (2010). Exposure to traumatic events among treatment-seeking, alcohol-dependent women and men without PTSD.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 649-652.

Thompson, R.D.,* Heffner, J.L., Strong, J., Blom, T.J., & Anthenelli, R.M.  (2010).  Relationship between the serotonin transporter polymorphism and obsessive-compulsive alcohol craving in alcohol dependent adults.  Alcohol, 44, 401-406.

Heffner, J.L., Lee, T.C., Arteaga, C., & Anthenelli, R.M.  (2010). Predictors of post-treatment relapse to smoking in successful quitters: pooled data from two phase III varenicline trials.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 109, 120-125. 

Heffner, J.L., Johnson, C.S., Blom, T.J., & Anthenelli, R.M. (2010). Relationship between cigarette smoking and childhood symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity in alcohol dependent adults without ADHD.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12, 243-250. 

Heffner, J.L., Tran, G.Q., Johnson, C.S., Winders Barrett, S., Blom, T.J., Thompson, R.D., & Anthenelli, R.M.  (2010).  Combining motivational interviewing with compliance enhancement therapy (MI-CET): development and preliminary evaluation of a new, manual-guided psychosocial adjunct to alcohol dependence pharmacotherapy.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 7, 61-70.


Heffner J.L., DelBello M.P., Fleck D.E., Anthenelli R.M., Strakowski S.M.  (2008).  Cigarette smoking in the early course of bipolar disorder:  association with ages-at-onset of alcohol and marijuana use.  Bipolar Disorders, 10, 838-845. 


Heffner, J.L., Blom, T., Camerota, E., Sansone, L., Bodie, L., Smith, J., Lin, S., Drake, M., Meyer, C., & Anthenelli, R.M. (2007). Interrelated effects of substance use diagnosis, race, and smoking severity on abstinence initiation in dually-dependent male smokers: Results of a retrospective chart review. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 1, 191-197. 


Heffner, J.L., Ogles, B.M., Gold, E., Tchikatilov, K., & Johnson, M. (2003). Nutrition and eating in female college athletes: A survey of coaches. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 11, 225-236.

Book chapters, reviews and invited papers

Heffner J.L., Strawn J.R., DelBello M.P., Strakowski S.M., Anthenelli R.M. (2011). The co-occurrence of cigarette smoking and bipolar disorder: phenomenology and treatment considerations.  Bipolar Disorders, 13, 439-453.

Heffner, J.L., & Anthenelli, R.M.  (2011).  Helping psychiatric patients break the chains of tobacco addiction.  Current Psychiatry, 10,41-48.

Nguyen, T.A., Heffner, J.L., Lin, S.W., & Anthenelli, R.M.  Genetic factors in the risk for substance use disorders.  In P. Ruiz, E. Strain (eds.).  Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, pp. 36-54.

Heffner, J.L., & Anthenelli, R.M.  Smoking cessation during substance abuse treatment: is it mission possible?  Psychiatric Times, 2010; 26(9).

Heffner, J.L., & Anthenelli, R.M. (2008).  Future Developments 1:  CB1 Blockade for Weight Gain Subsequent to Smoking Cessation.  In J-P Despres, V. DiMarzo (eds.).  Abdominal Obesity and the Endocannabinoid System:  From Basic Aspects to Clinical Management of Related Cardiometabolic Risk.   New York: Informa Healthcare, pp. 247-252.

Anthenelli R.M., Heffner J.L., Johnson C.S.  (2008).  Anticonvulsants as potential aids to smoking cessation.  In S.L. McElroy, P.E. Keck Jr., R. Post (eds.), Antiepileptic Drugs to Treat Psychiatric Disorders.  London:  Informa Healthcare, pp. 271-282.

Heffner, J.L., Winders-Barrett, S., & Anthenelli, R.M. (2007). Predicting alcohol misusers' readiness and ability to quit smoking: a critical review. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 42, 186-195.

Heffner, J.L., Winders-Barrett, S., & Anthenelli, R.M. (2006).  Obesity and smoking. In S.L. McElroy, D.B. Allison, & G.A. Bray (Eds.), Obesity and Mental Disorders. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 123- 144.