Assistant Professor of Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
UHC room 4102
- B.A. Lewis & Clark College, 2011
- Ph.D. University of Vermont, 2019
Research and/or Creative Works
Broadly, my research addresses drug use from a behavioral framework and uses a variety of research methodologies including randomized controlled trials, meta-analysis, fine-grained longitudinal research, and cross-sectional surveys. My primary focus is on improving treatment and policy to address nicotine addiction. Most recently this includes examining behavioral mechanisms of nicotine reduction among people who use tobacco and are not ready to quit. Currently, I am preparing to start two randomized controlled trials. The first compares the influence of reducing nicotine versus reducing vaping behavior among adults who use electronic and tobacco cigarettes. The second tests smoking cessation treatment when continuing versus quitting vaping among young adults who use both electronic and tobacco cigarettes.
Associations and Affiliations
Faculty, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health
- Klemperer, E. M., Mermelstein, R., Baker, T. B., Hughes, J. R., Fiore, M. C., Piper, M. E., Schlam, T. R., Jorenby, D. E., Collins, L. M., & Cook, J. W. (2020). Predictors of smoking cessation attempts and success following motivation-phase interventions among people initially unwilling to quit smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa051.
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., & Naud, S. (2020). Study characteristics influence the efficacy of substance abuse treatments: A meta-analysis of medications for smoking cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22(3):317-323. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty225.
- Lindson N, Klemperer E, Hong B, Ordóñez-Mena JM, Aveyard P. Smoking reduction interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD013183. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013183.pub2.
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., Callas, P. W., Benner, J. A., & Morley, N. E. (2019). Effectiveness of switching to very low nicotine content cigarettes plus nicotine patch versus reducing daily cigarette consumption plus nicotine patch to decrease dependence: An exploratory randomized trial. Addiction, 114(9):1639-1650. doi: 10.1111/add.14666.
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., & Callas, P. W. (2019). Increasing quit attempts by transitioning to very low nicotine content cigarettes versus reducing number of cigarettes per day: A secondary analysis of a randomized trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 21(Suppl 1):S81-S87. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntz145
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., & Naud, S. (2019). Study characteristics influence the efficacy of substance abuse treatments: A meta-analysis of medications for alcohol use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.06.015.
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., & Naud, S. (2018). Reduction in cigarettes per day prospectively predicts making a quit attempt: A fine-grained secondary analysis of a natural history study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 1, 1-7. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty056.
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., Callas, P.W., & Solomon, L. J. (2017) Working alliance and empathy as mediators of brief telephone counseling for cigarette smokers who are not ready to quit. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 31(1), 130-135. doi: 10.1037/adb0000243.
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., Callas, P.W., & Solomon, L. J. (2017). A mediation analysis of motivational, reduction, and usual care interventions for smokers who are not ready to quit. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19(8), 916-921. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx025.
- Klemperer, E. M., Hughes, J. R., Solomon, L. J., Callas, P.W., & Fingar, J. R. (2017). Motivational and reduction interventions for smokers who are not ready to quit: A randomized controlled trial. Addiction, 112(1) 146-155. doi: 10.1111/add.13594.