Ahuja’s articles about public health interventions published in academic journals


Feb. 2, 2024

Nikhil Ahuja, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health, recently wrote an article and co-authored another that were published in two academic journals.

Ahuja’s paper titled, “Predictors of Adolescent’s Transition through the Stages of Change for Quitting E-cigarettes: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study,” was published in the American Journal of Health Promotion. The article explores ways public health intervention efforts must target specific predictive factors that may help adolescent smokers quit.

Ahuja also co-authored an article titled “Association between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Opioid Use-Related Behaviors: A Systematic Review” that was published in the Trauma, Violence, and Abuse Journal. The article reaffirms the association between adverse childhood experiences and opioid use-related behaviors, highlighting the need for future public health interventions to target opioid use-related behaviors to specifically address the underlying ACEs.