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Damon Vidrine, DrPH, MS

Vice Chair, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior

Program: Health Outcomes and Behavior


Dr. Vidrine’s research program is focused on tobacco use in special and underserved populations, including community-based low socioeconomic status populations, safety net clinic-based populations, people living with HIV, and cancer patients. This work has focused on the identification of the unique risks of tobacco use in these underserved populations, as well as the development and evaluation of mHealth interventions.


    • Health Outcomes and Behavior
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training


  • University of Texas, -

Dr. Vidrine’s research program is focused on tobacco use in special and underserved populations, including community-based low socioeconomic status populations, safety net clinic-based populations, people living with HIV, and cancer patients. This work has focused on the identification of the unique risks of tobacco use in these underserved populations, as well as the development and evaluation of mHealth interventions.


  • Poudel KC, Poudel-Tandukar K, Bertone-Johnson ER, Pekow P, Vidrine DJ. Inflammation in Relation to Intensity and Duration of Cigarette Smoking Among People Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2021 Mar.25(3):856-865. Pubmedid: 32986190.
  • Bui TC, Sopheab H, Businelle MS, Chhea C, Ly SP, Vidrine JI, Thol D, Frank-Pearce S, Vidrine DJ. Mobile-health intervention for smoking cessation among Cambodian people living with HIV: A mixed-methods pilot study. AIDS Care. 2021 Mar.1-10. Pubmedid: 33715537.
  • Ashare RL, Bernstein SL, Schnoll R, Gross R, Catz SL, Cioe P, Crothers K, Hitsman B, Marhefka SL, McClure JB, Pacek LR, Vidrine DJ, Vilardaga R, Kaufman A, Edelman EJ. The United States National Cancer Institute's Coordinated Research Effort on Tobacco Use as a Major Cause of Morbidity and Mortality among People with HIV. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 Jan.23(2):407-410. Pubmedid: 32803251. Pmcid: PMC7454816.
  • Hébert ET, Suchting R, Ra CK, Alexander AC, Kendzor DE, Vidrine DJ, Businelle MS. Predicting the first smoking lapse during a quit attempt: A machine learning approach. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Jan.218:108340. Pubmedid: 33092911.
  • Schnoll R, Bernstein SL, Kaufman A, Gross R, Catz SL, Cioe PA, Hitsman B, Marhefka SL, Pacek LR, Vidrine DJ, Vilardaga R, Edelman EJ, McClure JB, Ashare R, Lockhart E, Crothers K. COVID-19 Challenges Confronted by Smoking Cessation Clinical Trials for People Living With HIV: The Experience of Grantees of the US National Cancer Institute. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 Aug.23(9):1629-1632. Pubmedid: 33657227. Pmcid: PMC7989188.
  • Hébert ET, Ra CK, Alexander AC, Helt A, Moisiuc R, Kendzor DE, Vidrine DJ, Funk-Lawler RK, Businelle MS. A Mobile Just-in-Time Adaptive Intervention for Smoking Cessation: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Mar.22(3):e16907. Pubmedid: 32149716. Pmcid: PMC7091024.
  • Frank DW, Cinciripini PM, Deweese MM, Karam-Hage M, Kypriotakis G, Lerman C, Robinson JD, Tyndale RF, Vidrine DJ, Versace F. Toward Precision Medicine for Smoking Cessation: Developing a Neuroimaging-Based Classification Algorithm to Identify Smokers at Higher Risk for Relapse. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 Jul.22(8):1277-1284. Pubmedid: 31724052. Pmcid: PMC7364823.
  • Piñeiro B, Vidrine DJ, Wetter DW, Hoover DS, Frank-Pearce SG, Nguyen N, Zbikowski SM, Vidrine JI. Implementation of Ask-Advise-Connect in a safety net healthcare system: quitline treatment engagement and smoking cessation outcomes. Transl Behav Med. 2020 Feb.10(1):163-167. Pubmedid: 30476236. Pmcid: PMC7295694.
  • Bui TC, Piñeiro B, Vidrine DJ, Wetter DW, Frank-Pearce SG, Vidrine JI. Quitline Treatment Enrollment and Cessation Outcomes Among Smokers Linked With Treatment via Ask-Advise-Connect: Comparisons Among Smokers With and Without HIV. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 Aug.22(9):1640-1643. Pubmedid: 31811295. Pmcid: PMC7749194.
  • Kendzor DE, Businelle MS, Waring JJC, Mathews AJ, Geller DW, Barton JM, Alexander AC, Hébert ET, Ra CK, Vidrine DJ. Automated Mobile Delivery of Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adults: Feasibility Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Apr.8(4):e15960. Pubmedid: 32293568. Pmcid: PMC7191346.
  • Stevens EM, Wetter DW, Vidrine DJ, Hoover DS, Frank-Pearce SG, Nguyen N, Li Y, Waters AJ, Meade CD, Wagener TL, Vidrine JI. Enhancing Smoking Risk Communications: The Influence of Need for Cognition. Am J Health Behav. 2019 Sep.43(5):950-962. Pubmedid: 31439101. Pmcid: PMC7045173.
  • Hoover DS, Spears CA, Vidrine DJ, Walker JL, Shih YT, Wetter DW. Smoking Cessation Treatment Needs of Low SES Cervical Cancer Survivors. Am J Health Behav. 2019 May.43(3):606-620. Pubmedid: 31046890. Pmcid: PMC6686858.
  • Matheny JD, Stevens EM, Chen S, Christiansen BA, Kowitt SD, Osman A, Vidrine DJ. The RICO Verdict and Corrective Statements: Catalysts for Policy Change?. Tob Regul Sci. 2019 May.5(3):206-228. Pubmedid: 32095491. Pmcid: PMC7039654.
  • Piñeiro B, Wetter DW, Vidrine DJ, Hoover DS, Frank-Pearce SG, Nguyen N, Zbikowski SM, Williams MB, Vidrine JI. Quitline treatment dose predicts cessation outcomes among safety net patients linked with treatment via Ask-Advise-Connect. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Mar.13:262-267. Pubmedid: 30723660. Pmcid: PMC6351387.
  • Stevens EM, Frank D, Codispoti M, Kypriotakis G, Cinciripini PM, Claiborne K, Deweese MM, Engelmann JM, Green CE, Karam-Hage M, Minnix JA, Ng J, Robinson JD, Tyndale RF, Vidrine DJ, Versace F. The Late Positive Potentials Evoked by Cigarette-Related and Emotional Images Show no Gender Differences in Smokers. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar.9(1):3240. Pubmedid: 30824792. Pmcid: PMC6397300.
  • Fletcher FE, Vidrine DJ, Trejo MB, Molina Y, Sha BE, Floyd BR, Sarhene N, Mator J, Matthews AK. "You Come Back to the Same Ole Shit:" A Qualitative Study of Smoking Cessation Barriers among Women Living with HIV: Implications for Intervention Development. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2019 Jul.12(2):106-122. Pubmedid: 32963893. Pmcid: PMC7505055.
  • Daly AT, Deshmukh AA, Vidrine DJ, Prokhorov AV, Frank SG, Tahay PD, Houchen ME, Cantor SB. Cost-effectiveness analysis of smoking cessation interventions using cell phones in a low-income population. Tob Control. 2019 Jan.28(1):88-94. Pubmedid: 29886411. Pmcid: PMC6692895.
  • Vidrine DJ, Frank-Pearce SG, Vidrine JI, Tahay PD, Marani SK, Chen S, Yuan Y, Cantor SB, Prokhorov AV. Efficacy of Mobile Phone-Delivered Smoking Cessation Interventions for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Individuals: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Feb.179(2):167-174. Pubmedid: 30556832. Pmcid: PMC6439644.
  • Savin MJ, Frank-Pearce SG, Pulvers K, Vidrine DJ. The association between lifetime polytobacco use and intention to quit among HIV-positive cigarette smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Oct.191:152-158. Pubmedid: 30107321. Pmcid: PMC6709522.
  • Prokhorov AV, Khalil GE, Calabro KS, Machado TC, Russell S, Czerniak KW, Botello GC, Chen M, Perez A, Vidrine DJ, Perry CL. Mobile Phone Text Messaging for Tobacco Risk Communication Among Young Adult Community College Students: Protocol and Baseline Overview for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Oct.7(10):e10977. Pubmedid: 30322833. Pmcid: PMC6231779.
  • Bui TC, Scheurer ME, Pham VT, Tran LT, Hor LB, Vidrine DJ, Ross MW, Markham CM. Intravaginal practices and genital human papillomavirus infection among female sex workers in Cambodia. J Med Virol. 2018 Nov.90(11):1765-1774. Pubmedid: 30016541. Pmcid: PMC6158050.
  • Hoover DS, Wetter DW, Vidrine DJ, Nguyen N, Frank SG, Li Y, Waters AJ, Meade CD, Vidrine JI. Enhancing Smoking Risk Communications: The Influence of Health Literacy and Message Content. Ann Behav Med. 2018 Feb.52(3):204-215. Pubmedid: 29538662. Pmcid: PMC5942894.
  • Vidrine DJ, Frank SG, Savin MJ, Waters AJ, Li Y, Chen S, Fletcher FE, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. HIV Care Initiation: A Teachable Moment for Smoking Cessation?. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Aug.20(9):1109-1116. Pubmedid: 29059424. Pmcid: PMC6093446.
  • Reitzel LR, Childress SD, Obasi EM, Garey L, Vidrine DJ, McNeill LH, Zvolensky MJ. Interactive Effects of Anxiety Sensitivity and Subjective Social Status on Psychological Symptomatology in Black Adults. Behav Med. 2017 Oct.43(4):268-276. Pubmedid: 26963636. Pmcid: PMC6093854.
  • Bui TC, Tran LT, Thai TN, Shete SS, Vidrine DJ, Sturgis EM. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection With Multiple Genotypes in the United States. Sex Transm Dis. 2017 Mar.44(3):166-172. Pubmedid: 28178115. Pmcid: PMC6710830.
  • Aigner CJ, Gritz ER, Tamí-Maury I, Baum GP, Arduino RC, Vidrine DJ. The role of pain in quitting among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive smokers enrolled in a smoking cessation trial. Substance Abuse. 2017 Jul.38(3):249-252. Pubmedid: 28328303. Pmcid: PMC6691496.
  • Prokhorov AV, Machado TC, Calabro KS, Vanderwater EA, Vidrine DJ, Pasch KP, Marani SK, Buchberg M, Wagh A, Russell SC, Czerniak KW, Botello GC, Dobbins MH, Khalil GE, Perry CL. Developing mobile phone text messages for tobacco risk communication among college students: a mixed methods study. BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan.17(1):137. Pubmedid: 28143432. Pmcid: PMC5282879.
  • Buchberg MK, Gritz ER, Kypriotakis G, Arduino RC, Vidrine DJ. The role of BMI change on smoking abstinence in a sample of HIV-infected smokers. AIDS Care. 2017 Jan.28(5):603-607. Pubmedid: 26666313. Pmcid: PMC4970860.
  • Nguyen NT, Tran BX, Hwang LY, Markham CM, Swartz MD, Vidrine JI, Phan HT, Latkin CA, Vidrine DJ. Effects of cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive patients in Vietnam. AIDS Care. 2016 Sep.28(3):359-364. Pubmedid: 26461976. Pmcid: PMC6691494.
  • Businelle MS, Ma P, Kendzor DE, Frank SG, Wetter DW, Vidrine DJ. Using Intensive Longitudinal Data Collected via Mobile Phone to Detect Imminent Lapse in Smokers Undergoing a Scheduled Quit Attempt. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Oct.18(10):e275. Pubmedid: 27751985. Pmcid: PMC5088341.
  • Bui TC, Tran LT, Hor LB, Scheurer ME, Vidrine DJ, Markham CM. Intravaginal Practices in Female Sex Workers in Cambodia: A Qualitative Study. Arch Sex Behav. 2016 May.45(4):935-943. Pubmedid: 26742508. Pmcid: PMC4821710.
  • Farris SG, DiBello AM, Heggeness LF, Reitzel LR, Vidrine DJ, Schmidt NB, Zvolensky MJ. Sustained smoking abstinence is associated with reductions in smoking-specific experiential avoidance among treatment-seeking smokers. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 2016 Jun.51:51-57. Pubmedid: 26773342. Pmcid: PMC4755816.
  • Kypriotakis G, Vidrine DJ, Francis LE, Rose JH. The longitudinal relationship between quality of life and survival in advanced stage cancer. Psychooncology. 2016 Feb.25(2):225-231. Pubmedid: 25959260. Pmcid: PMC6708077.
  • Businelle MS, Ma P, Kendzor DE, Frank SG, Vidrine DJ, Wetter DW. An Ecological Momentary Intervention for Smoking Cessation: Evaluation of Feasibility and Effectiveness. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Dec.18(12):e321. Pubmedid: 27956375. Pmcid: PMC5187451.
  • Buchberg MK, Fletcher FE, Vidrine DJ, Levison J, Peters MY, Hardwicke R, Yu X, Bell TK. A mixed-methods approach to understanding barriers to postpartum retention in care among low-income, HIV-infected women. Aids Patient Care Stds. 2015 Mar.29(3):126-132. Pubmedid: 25612217. Pmcid: PMC4442589.
  • Nguyen NP, Tran BX, Hwang LY, Markham CM, Swartz MD, Phan HT, Nong VM, Nguyen CT, Nguyen AH, Latkin CA, Vidrine DJ. Prevalence of cigarette smoking and associated factors in a large sample of HIV-positive patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Vietnam. PLoS One. 2015 Feb.10(2):e0118185. Pubmedid: 25723596. Pmcid: PMC4344328.
  • Vidrine DJ, Kypriotakis G, Li L, Arduino RC, Fletcher FE, Tamí-Maury I, Gritz ER. Mediators of a smoking cessation intervention for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Feb.147:76-80. Pubmedid: 25542824. Pmcid: PMC4461214.
  • Fletcher FE, Buchberg M, Schover LR, Basen-Engquist K, Kempf MC, Arduino RC, Vidrine DJ. Perceptions of barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among low-income, HIV-infected women from an integrated HIV clinic. AIDS Care. 2015 Feb.26(10):1229-1235. Pubmedid: 24635664. Pmcid: PMC4087052.
  • Nguyen NT, Tran BX, Hwang LY, Markham CM, Swartz MD, Vidrine JI, Phan HT, Latkin CA, Vidrine DJ. Motivation to quit smoking among HIV-positive smokers in Vietnam. BMC Public Health. 2015 Apr.15:326. Pubmedid: 25885342. Pmcid: PMC4392856.
  • Castro Y, Correa-Fernández V, Cano MÁ, Mazas C, Gonzalez K, Vidrine DJ, Vidrine JI, Wetter DW. Failure to replicate the structure of a Spanish-language brief Wisconsin Inventory of Smoking Dependence Motives across three samples of Latino smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Sep.16(9):1277-1281. Pubmedid: 24912605. Pmcid: PMC4155477.
  • Fletcher FE, Vidrine DJ, Tami-Maury I, Danysh HE, King RM, Buchberg M, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. Cervical cancer screening adherence among HIV-positive female smokers from a comprehensive HIV clinic. AIDS Behav. 2014 Mar.18(3):544-554. Pubmedid: 23605155. Pmcid: PMC4383031.
  • Wefel JS, Vidrine DJ, Marani SK, Swartz RJ, Veramonti TL, Meyers CA, Hoekstra HJ, Hoekstra-Weebers JE, Gritz ER. A prospective study of cognitive function in men with non-seminomatous germ cell tumors. Psychooncology. 2014 Jun.23(6):626-633. Pubmedid: 24339329. Pmcid: PMC4066616.
  • Vidrine DJ, Fletcher FE, Buchberg MK, Li Y, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. The influence of HIV disease events/stages on smoking attitudes and behaviors: project STATE (Study of Tobacco Attitudes and Teachable Events). BMC Public Health. 2014 Feb.14:149. Pubmedid: 24517853. Pmcid: PMC3929124.
  • Tamí-Maury I, Vidrine DJ, Fletcher FE, Danysh H, Arduino R, Gritz ER. Poly-tobacco use among HIV-positive smokers: implications for smoking cessation efforts. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Dec.15(12):2100-2106. Pubmedid: 23907506. Pmcid: PMC3819982.
  • Gritz ER, Danysh HE, Fletcher FE, Tami-Maury I, Fingeret MC, King RM, Arduino RC, Vidrine DJ. Long-term outcomes of a cell phone-delivered intervention for smokers living with HIV/AIDS. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Aug.57(4):608-615. Pubmedid: 23704120. Pmcid: PMC3719892.
  • Vidrine DJ, Marks RM, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. Efficacy of cell phone-delivered smoking cessation counseling for persons living with HIV/AIDS: 3-month outcomes. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012 Jan.14(1):106-110. Pubmedid: 21669958. Pmcid: PMC3242970.
  • Vidrine DJ, Fletcher FE, Danysh HE, Marani S, Vidrine JI, Cantor SB, Prokhorov AV. A randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of an interactive mobile messaging intervention for underserved smokers: Project ACTION. BMC Public Health. 2012 Aug.12:696. Pubmedid: 22920991. Pmcid: PMC3585470.
  • King RM, Vidrine DJ, Danysh HE, Fletcher FE, McCurdy S, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. Factors associated with nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive smokers. Aids Patient Care Stds. 2012 Aug.26(8):479-485. Pubmedid: 22612468. Pmcid: PMC3407390.
  • Vidrine DJ, Vidrine JI. Active vs passive recruitment to quitline studies: public health implications. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Jun.103(12):909-910. Pubmedid: 21666099.
  • Wefel JS, Vidrine DJ, Veramonti TL, Meyers CA, Marani SK, Hoekstra HJ, Hoekstra-Weebers JE, Shahani L, Gritz ER. Cognitive impairment in men with testicular cancer prior to adjuvant therapy. Cancer. 2011 Jan.117(1):190-196. Pubmedid: 20737560. Pmcid: PMC6691495.
  • Tuinman MA, Hoekstra HJ, Vidrine DJ, Gritz ER, Sleijfer DT, Fleer J, Hoekstra-Weebers JE. Sexual function, depressive symptoms and marital status in nonseminoma testicular cancer patients: a longitudinal study. Psychooncology. 2010 Mar.19(3):238-247. Pubmedid: 19319832. Pmcid: PMC6704471.
  • Vidrine DJ, Hoekstra-Weebers JE, Hoekstra HJ, Tuinman MA, Marani S, Gritz ER. The effects of testicular cancer treatment on health-related quality of life. Urology. 2010 Mar.75(3):636-641. Pubmedid: 19963242.
  • Vidrine JI, Vidrine DJ, Costello TJ, Mazas C, Cofta-Woerpel L, Mejia LM, Wetter DW. The Smoking Consequences Questionnaire: Factor structure and predictive validity among Spanish-speaking Latino smokers in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009 Nov.11(11):1280-1288. Pubmedid: 19696309. Pmcid: PMC2762927.
  • Vidrine DJ. Cigarette smoking and HIV/AIDS: health implications, smoker characteristics and cessation strategies. AIDS Educ Prev. 2009 Jun.21(3 Suppl):3-13. Pubmedid: 19537950. Pmcid: PMC6698157.
  • Vidrine DJ, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. The effects of smoking abstinence on symptom burden and quality of life among persons living with HIV/AIDS. Aids Patient Care Stds. 2007 Sep.21(9):659-666. Pubmedid: 17919093.
  • Tuinman MA, Hoekstra HJ, Sleijfer DT, Fleer J, Vidrine DJ, Gritz ER, Hoekstra-Weebers JE. Testicular cancer: a longitudinal pilot study on stress response symptoms and quality of life in couples before and after chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2007 Mar.15(3):279-286. Pubmedid: 16944218. Pmcid: PMC2092408.
  • Fingeret MC, Vidrine DJ, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. The association between body image and smoking cessation among individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Body Image. 2007 Jun.4(2):201-206. Pubmedid: 18089265. Pmcid: PMC1950121.
  • Gritz ER, Vidrine DJ, Fingeret MC. Smoking cessation a critical component of medical management in chronic disease populations. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Dec.33(6 Suppl):S414-S422. Pubmedid: 18021917.
  • Vidrine DJ. The potential of behavior-change interventions to improve the HIV/AIDS survivorship experience: the example of smoking cessation. Res Initiat Treat Action. 2007 Dec.12(2):15-17. Pubmedid: 17489117.
  • Vidrine DJ, Arduino RC, Lazev AB, Gritz ER. A randomized trial of a proactive cellular telephone intervention for smokers living with HIV/AIDS. Aids. 2006 Jan.20(2):253-260. Pubmedid: 16511419.
  • Gritz ER, Fingeret MC, Vidrine DJ, Lazev AB, Mehta NV, Reece GP. Successes and failures of the teachable moment: smoking cessation in cancer patients. Cancer. 2006 Jan.106(1):17-27. Pubmedid: 16311986.
  • Vidrine DJ, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. Impact of a cell phone intervention on mediating mechanisms of smoking cessation in individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Nicotine Tob Res. 2006 Dec.8 Suppl 1:S103-S108. Pubmedid: 17491177.
  • Walker MS, Vidrine DJ, Gritz ER, Larsen RJ, Yan Y, Govindan R, Fisher EB. Smoking relapse during the first year after treatment for early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Dec.15(12):2370-2377. Pubmedid: 17132767.
  • Vidrine DJ, Amick BC, Gritz ER, Arduino RC. Assessing a conceptual framework of health-related quality of life in a HIV/AIDS population. Qual Life Res. 2005 May.14(4):923-933. Pubmedid: 16041890.
  • Gritz ER, Vidrine DJ, Lazev AB, Amick BC, Arduino RC. Smoking behavior in a low-income multiethnic HIV/AIDS population. Nicotine Tob Res. 2004 Feb.6(1):71-77. Pubmedid: 14982690.
  • Vidrine DJ, Amick BC, Gritz ER, Arduino RC. Validity of the Household and Leisure Time Activities questionnaire (HLTA) in a multiethnic HIV-positive population. AIDS Care. 2004 Feb.16(2):187-197. Pubmedid: 14676025.
  • Lazev A, Vidrine D, Arduino R, Gritz E. Increasing access to smoking cessation treatment in a low-income, HIV-positive population: the feasibility of using cellular telephones. Nicotine Tob Res. 2004 Apr.6(2):281-286. Pubmedid: 15203801.
  • Vidrine DJ, Amick BC, Gritz ER, Arduino RC. Functional status and overall quality of life in a multiethnic HIV-positive population. Aids Patient Care Stds. 2003 Apr.17(4):187-197. Pubmedid: 12737642.


Title: Randomized Trial of Automated Video-Assisted Smoking Treatment for People Living with HIV
Sponsor: Nat Institutes of Health
PI: Vidrine, D.