Steve <span>K.</span> Sutton, PhD
Researcher

Steve K. Sutton, PhD

Academic Rank: Assistant Member

Overview

Discipline

    • Supportive Care Medicine
    • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    • Cancer Chemoprevention Research Interest Group
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training

    • Northwestern University, PhD - Psychology
    • Northwestern University, MS - Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences
    • The University of Texas Austin, MA - Psychology
    • University of California Berkeley, Fellow - Emotion Research
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Fellow
Research

Dr. Sutton’s primary research interests as a behavior scientist are individual differences in (1) cancer prevention behaviors and responses to interventions and (2) quality of life in cancer survivors. Quantitative issues of greatest interest to Dr. Sutton focus on behavior measurement, longitudinal data analysis and management of missing data using multiple imputations.

Publications

  • Meltzer LR, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Drobes DJ, Quinn GP, Meade CD, Unrod M, Brandon KO, Harrell PT, Eissenberg T, Bullen CR, Brandon TH. A randomized controlled trial of a smoking cessation self-help intervention for dual users of tobacco cigarettes and E-cigarettes: Intervention development and research design. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Sep;60:56-62. Pubmedid: 28648969. Pmcid: PMC5559662.
  • Brandon TH, Unrod M, Drobes DJ, Sutton SK, Hawk LW, Simmons VN, Brandon KO, Roetzheim RG, Meltzer LR, Miller RR, Cahill SP. Facilitated Extinction Training to Improve Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation: A Pilot Feasibility Trial. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Sep. Pubmedid: 29059409.
  • Hudson J, Schabath MB, Sanchez J, Sutton S, Simmons VN, Vadaparampil ST, Kanetsky PA, Quinn GP. Sexual and Gender Minority Issues Across NCCN Guidelines: Results From a National Survey. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2017 Nov;15(11):1379-1382. Pubmedid: 29118229.
  • Christy SM, Gwede CK, Sutton SK, Chavarria E, Davis SN, Abdulla R, Ravindra C, Schultz I, Roetzheim R, Meade CD. Health Literacy among Medically Underserved: The Role of Demographic Factors, Social Influence, and Religious Beliefs. J Health Commun. 2017 Nov;1-9. Pubmedid: 29125435.
  • Mason TM, Boubekri A, Lalau J, Patterson A, Hartranft SR, Sutton SK. Equivalence Study of Two Temperature-Measurement Methods in Febrile Adult Patients With Cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017 Mar;44(2):E82-E87. Pubmedid: 28222086.
  • Tinsley SM, Sutton SK, Thapa R, Lancet J, McMillan SC. Treatment Choices: A Quality of Life Comparison in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and High-risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Jul;17S:S75-S79. Pubmedid: 28760305.
  • Schabath MB, Curci MB, Kanetsky PA, Vadaparampil ST, Simmons VN, Sanchez JA, Sutton SK, Wheldon C, Quinn GP. Ask and Tell: The Importance of the Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care for Sexual and Gender Minorities. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Aug;13(8):542-546. Pubmedid: 28719237.
  • Wheldon CW, Sutton SK, Fontenot HB, Quinn GP, Giuliano AR, Vadaparampil ST. Physician Communication Practices as a Barrier to Risk-Based HPV Vaccine Uptake Among Men Who Have Sex with Men. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Apr. Pubmedid: 28456947.
  • Davis SN, Christy SM, Chavarria EA, Abdulla R, Sutton SK, Schmidt AR, Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP, Simmons VN, Ufondu CB, Ravindra C, Schultz I, Roetzheim RG, Shibata D, Meade CD, Gwede CK. A randomized controlled trial of a multicomponent, targeted, low-literacy educational intervention compared with a nontargeted intervention to boost colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical testing in community clinics. Cancer. 2017 Apr;123(8):1390-1400. Pubmedid: 27906448. Pmcid: PMC5384866.
  • Syrjala KL, Sutton SK, Jim HS, Knight JM, Wood WA, Lee SJ, Jacobsen PB, Abidi MH, Yi JC. Cancer and treatment distress psychometric evaluation over time: A BMT CTN 0902 secondary analysis. Cancer. 2017 Apr;123(8):1416-1423. Pubmedid: 27893933. Pmcid: PMC5384862.
  • McIntyre J, Jiménez J, Rivera YM, Sutton SK, Asencio G, Castro-Figueroa EM, Gwede CK, Brandon TH, Vadaparampil ST, Simmons VN, Corchado J, Moreno L, Wells KJ, Quinn GP. Comparison of Health Communication Channels for Reaching Hispanics About Biobanking: a Pilot Trial. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Apr. Pubmedid: 28378199. Pmcid: PMC5628139.
  • Díaz DB, Brandon TH, Sutton SK, Meltzer LR, Hoehn HJ, Meade CD, Jacobsen PB, McCaffrey JC, Haura EB, Lin HY, Simmons VN. Smoking relapse-prevention intervention for cancer patients: Study design and baseline data from the surviving SmokeFree randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Sep;50:84-89. Pubmedid: 27468664. Pmcid: PMC5564185.
  • Evans DE, Sutton SK, Jentink KG, Lin HY, Park JY, Drobes DJ. Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CNR1) gene variant moderates neural index of cognitive disruption during nicotine withdrawal. Genes Brain Behav. 2016 Sep;15(7):621-626. Pubmedid: 27453054.
  • Vadaparampil ST, Malo TL, Sutton SK, Ali KN, Kahn JA, Casler A, Salmon D, Walkosz B, Roetzheim RG, Zimet GD, Giuliano AR. Missing the Target for Routine Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Consistent and Strong Physician Recommendations Are Lacking for 11- to 12-Year-Old Males. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Oct;25(10):1435-1446. Pubmedid: 27486020. Pmcid: PMC5050120.
  • Nelson AM, Gonzalez BD, Jim HS, Cessna JM, Sutton SK, Small BJ, Fishman MN, Zachariah B, Jacobsen PB. Characteristics and predictors of fatigue among men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a controlled comparison. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Oct;24(10):4159-4166. Pubmedid: 27142516. Pmcid: PMC4995123.
  • Christy SM, Davis SN, Williams KR, Zhao X, Govindaraju SK, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST, Lin HY, Sutton SK, Roethzeim RR, Shibata D, Meade CD, Gwede CK. A community-based trial of educational interventions with fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer screening uptake among blacks in community settings. Cancer. 2016 Nov;122(21):3288-3296. Pubmedid: 27420119. Pmcid: PMC5073009.
  • Jim HS, Sutton SK, Small BJ, Jacobsen PB, Wood WA, Knight JM, Majhail NS, Syrjala KL, Lee SJ. Trajectories of Quality of Life after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Secondary Analysis of Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network 0902 Data. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Nov;22(11):2077-2083. Pubmedid: 27538374. Pmcid: PMC5068568.
  • Gonzalez BD, Jim HS, Small BJ, Sutton SK, Fishman MN, Zachariah B, Heysek RV, Jacobsen PB. Changes in physical functioning and muscle strength in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a controlled comparison. Support Care Cancer. 2016 May;24(5):2201-2207. Pubmedid: 26563183. Pmcid: PMC4805468.
  • Unrod M, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Cummings KM, Celestino P, Craig BM, Lee JH, Meltzer LR, Brandon TH. Relapse-Prevention Booklets as an Adjunct to a Tobacco Quitline: A Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Mar;18(3):298-305. Pubmedid: 25847293. Pmcid: PMC4757931.
  • Brandon TH, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Unrod M, Harrell PT, Meade CD, Craig BM, Lee JH, Meltzer LR. Extended Self-Help for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jul;51(1):54-62. Pubmedid: 26868284. Pmcid: PMC4914420.
  • Cessna JM, Jim HS, Sutton SK, Asvat Y, Small BJ, Salsman JM, Zachariah B, Fishman M, Field T, Fernandez H, Perez L, Jacobsen PB. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the PROMIS Cancer Fatigue Short Form with cancer patients. J Psychosom Res. 2016 Feb;81:9-13. Pubmedid: 26800633. Pmcid: PMC4822706.
  • Jim HS, Sutton SK, Jacobsen PB, Martin PJ, Flowers ME, Lee SJ. Risk factors for depression and fatigue among survivors of hematopoietic cell transplantation. Cancer. 2016 Apr;122(8):1290-1297. Pubmedid: 26814442.
  • Barata A, Gonzalez BD, Sutton SK, Small BJ, Jacobsen PB, Field T, Fernandez H, Jim HS. Coping strategies modify risk of depression associated with hematopoietic cell transplant symptomatology. J Health Psychol. 2016 Apr;1359105316642004. Pubmedid: 27106092. Pmcid: PMC5509511.
  • Malo TL, Ali KN, Sutton SK, Perkins RB, Giuliano AR, Vadaparampil ST. The content and context of physicians' communication with males about human papillomavirus vaccination. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 06;12(6):1511-1518. Pubmedid: 26835599. Pmcid: PMC4964649.
  • Sutton SK, Van Rensburg KJ, Jentink KG, Drobes DJ, Evans DE. Nicotine-induced cortical activation among nonsmokers with moderation by trait cognitive control. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 06;233(12):2301-2308. Pubmedid: 27044353.
  • Bloom EL, Oliver JA, Sutton SK, Brandon TH, Jacobsen PB, Simmons VN. Post-operative smoking status in lung and head and neck cancer patients: association with depressive symptomatology, pain, and fatigue. Psychooncology. 2015 Sep;24(9):1012-1019. Pubmedid: 25257853. Pmcid: PMC4374041.
  • Gonzalez BD, Jim HS, Donovan KA, Small BJ, Sutton SK, Park J, Lin HY, Spiess PE, Fishman MN, Jacobsen PB. Course and Moderators of Hot Flash Interference during Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: A Matched Comparison. J Urol. 2015 Sep;194(3):690-695. Pubmedid: 25791402. Pmcid: PMC4546512.
  • Correa JB, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Meltzer LR, Brandon TH. A content analysis of attributions for resuming smoking or maintaining abstinence in the post-partum period. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Mar;19(3):664-674. Pubmedid: 24996953. Pmcid: PMC4284152.
  • Gonzalez BD, Jim HS, Booth-Jones M, Small BJ, Sutton SK, Lin HY, Park JY, Spiess PE, Fishman MN, Jacobsen PB. Course and Predictors of Cognitive Function in Patients With Prostate Cancer Receiving Androgen-Deprivation Therapy: A Controlled Comparison. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun;33(18):2021-2027. Pubmedid: 25964245. Pmcid: PMC4461804.
  • Evans DE, Sutton SK, Oliver JA, Drobes DJ. Cortical activity differs during nicotine deprivation versus satiation in heavy smokers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Jun;232(11):1879-1885. Pubmedid: 25491928. Pmcid: PMC4426214.
  • Quinn GP, Sutton SK, Winfield B, Breen S, Canales J, Shetty G, Sehovic I, Green BL, Schabath MB. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Perceptions and Health Care Experiences. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2015 Jul;27(2):246-261.
  • Harrell PT, Marquinez NS, Correa JB, Meltzer LR, Unrod M, Sutton SK, Simmons VN, Brandon TH. Expectancies for cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and nicotine replacement therapies among e-cigarette users (aka vapers). Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Feb;17(2):193-200. Pubmedid: 25168035. Pmcid: PMC4438353.
  • Quinn GP, Sanchez JA, Sutton SK, Vadaparampil ST, Nguyen GT, Green BL, Kanetsky PA, Schabath MB. Cancer and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) populations. CA-Cancer J Clin. 2015 Dec;65(5):384-400. Pubmedid: 26186412. Pmcid: PMC4609168.
  • Gonzalez BD, Jim HS, Cessna JM, Small BJ, Sutton SK, Jacobsen PB. Concealment of lung cancer diagnosis: prevalence and correlates. Psychooncology. 2015 Dec;24(12):1774-1783. Pubmedid: 25753772. Pmcid: PMC4564357.
  • Quinn GP, Schabath MB, Sanchez JA, Sutton SK, Green BL. The importance of disclosure: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning, and intersex individuals and the cancer continuum. Cancer. 2015 Apr;121(8):1160-1163. Pubmedid: 25521303. Pmcid: PMC4505934.
  • Kumar NB, Quinn GP, Alexandrow MG, Gray J, Schell M, Sutton S, Haura EB. Chemoprevention Trial Feasibility Using Botanicals in Exceptionally High Risk Populations for Lung Cancer. J Clin Trials. 2014 Sep;4(4). Pubmedid: 26101725. Pmcid: PMC4474484.
  • Evans DE, Jentink KG, Sutton SK, Van Rensburg KJ, Drobes DJ. 7mg nicotine patch fails to enhance P300 neural indices of cognitive control among nonsmokers. Pharmacol Biochem Be. 2014 Nov;126:77-82. Pubmedid: 25218552.
  • Davis SN, Sutton SK, Vadaparampil ST, Meade CD, Rivers BM, Patel MV, Torres-Roca JF, Heysek RV, Spiess P, Pow-Sang J, Jacobsen PB, Gwede CK. Informed decision making among first-degree relatives of prostate cancer survivors: a pilot randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Nov;39(2):327-334. Pubmedid: 25465497. Pmcid: PMC4274628.
  • Unrod M, Drobes DJ, Stasiewicz PR, Ditre JW, Heckman B, Miller RR, Sutton SK, Brandon TH. Decline in cue-provoked craving during cue exposure therapy for smoking cessation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Mar;16(3):306-315. Pubmedid: 24078760. Pmcid: PMC4830224.
  • Unrod M, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Meltzer LR, Harrell PT, Meade CD, Craig BM, Lee JH, Brandon TH. A randomized clinical trial of self-help intervention for smoking cessation: research design, interventions, and baseline data. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2):284-290. Pubmedid: 24865525. Pmcid: PMC4104245.
  • Unrod M, Gironda RJ, Clark ME, White KE, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Brandon TH. Smoking behavior and motivation to quit among chronic pain patients initiating multidisciplinary pain treatment: a prospective study. Pain Med. 2014 Aug;15(8):1294-1303. Pubmedid: 24528473. Pmcid: PMC4374596.
  • Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Quinn GP, Meade CD, Brandon TH. Prepartum and postpartum predictors of smoking. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Apr;16(4):461-468. Pubmedid: 24203933. Pmcid: PMC3954426.
  • Gonzalez LE, Sutton SK, Pratt C, Gilbertson M, Antonia S, Quinn GP. The bottleneck effect in lung cancer clinical trials. J Cancer Educ. 2013 Sep;28(3):488-493. Pubmedid: 23733149. Pmcid: PMC4501775.
  • Simmons VN, Litvin EB, Jacobsen PB, Patel RD, McCaffrey JC, Oliver JA, Sutton SK, Brandon TH. Predictors of smoking relapse in patients with thoracic cancer or head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2013 Apr;119(7):1420-1427. Pubmedid: 23280005. Pmcid: PMC3604135.
  • Brandon TH, Simmons VN, Meade CD, Quinn GP, Lopez Khoury EN, Sutton SK, Lee JH. Self-help booklets for preventing postpartum smoking relapse: a randomized trial. Am J Public Health. 2012 Nov;102(11):2109-2115. Pubmedid: 22994170. Pmcid: PMC3477952.
  • Henderson H, Schwartz C, Mundy P, Burnette C, Sutton S, Zahka N, Pradella A. Response monitoring, the error-related negativity, and differences in social behavior in autism. Brain Cogn. 2006 Jun;61(1):96-109. Pubmedid: 16458401. Pmcid: PMC2652868.
  • Sutton SK, Burnette CP, Mundy PC, Meyer J, Vaughan A, Sanders C, Yale M. Resting cortical brain activity and social behavior in higher functioning children with autism. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2005 Feb;46(2):211-222. Pubmedid: 15679529.
  • Burnette CP, Mundy PC, Meyer JA, Sutton SK, Vaughan AE, Charak D. Weak central coherence and its relations to theory of mind and anxiety in autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2005 Feb;35(1):63-73. Pubmedid: 15796123.
  • Essex MJ, Goldsmith HH, Smider NA, Dolski I, Sutton SK, Davidson RJ. Comparison of video- and EMG-based evaluations of the magnitude of children's emotion-modulated startle response. Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput. 2003 Nov;35(4):590-598. Pubmedid: 14748503.
  • Sutton SK, Vitale JE, Newman JP. Emotion among women with psychopathy during picture perception. J Abnorm Psychol. 2002 Nov;111(4):610-619. Pubmedid: 12428774.
  • Sutton SK, Davidson RJ. Prefrontal brain electrical asymmetry predicts the evaluation of affective stimuli. Neuropsychologia. 2000 Dec;38(13):1723-1733. Pubmedid: 11099730.
  • Sutton SK. Effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccine. Lancet. 1998 Apr;351(9111):1284-1285. Pubmedid: 9643769.
  • Sutton SK, Davidson RJ, Donzella B, Irwin W, Dottl DA. Manipulating affective state using extended picture presentations. Psychophysiology. 1997 Mar;34(2):217-226. Pubmedid: 9090273.
  • Kalin NH, Davidson RJ, Irwin W, Warner G, Orendi JL, Sutton SK, Mock BJ, Sorenson JA, Lowe M, Turski PA. Functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of emotional processing in normal and depressed patients: effects of venlafaxine. J Clin Psychiatry. 1997 Feb;58 suppl 16:32-39. Pubmedid: 9430507.
  • Tomarken AJ, Sutton SK, Mineka S. Fear-relevant illusory correlations: what types of associations promote judgmental bias?. J Abnorm Psychol. 1995 May;104(2):312-326. Pubmedid: 7790633.
  • Davidson RJ, Sutton SK. Affective neuroscience: the emergence of a discipline. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1995 Apr;5(2):217-224. Pubmedid: 7620310.