Tobacco Regulatory, Experimental & Clinical Science Lab

Eleanor L. Leavens, MS
Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Student Scholar

Eleanor Leavens, MS, is a fourth year clinical psychology graduate student at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center and Oklahoma State University. Her research focuses on non-cigarette tobacco/nicotine products with a primary focus on waterpipe tobacco smoking. Eleanor was awarded an NRSA pre-doctoral fellowship from NIDA/NIH for her dissertation project examining the impact of concurrent alcohol use on waterpipe tobacco smoking.


B.A. - Psychology - St. Louis University
MS - Clinical Psychology - Oklahoma State University
PhD - Clinical Psychology - Oklahoma State University (expected August 2019)

Current Grant Funding:

  • NIH/NIDA F31 DA04252, 08/15/2016 - 08/14/2018 (PI: Leavens)
    Effect of Alcohol Use on Waterpipe Smoking Patterns and Toxicant Exposure
    Total Cost: $86,146
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sponsors: Theodore L. Wagener (Primary Sponsor), Thad Leffingwell (Co-Sponsor), Tom               Eissenberg (Co-Sponsor)

Recent Selected Publications:

Leavens E.L., Driskill LM, Molina N, Eissenberg T, Shihadeh A, Brett E, Floyd E, & Wagener TL. (2017) Comparison of a preferred versus non-preferred waterpipe tobacco flavour: subjective experience, smoking behaviour and toxicant exposure. Tobacco Control. [epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053344.

Leavens, E. L., Brett, E. I., Frank, S., Shaikh, R. A., Leffingwell, T. R., Croff, J. M., & Wagener, T. L. (2017). Association between breath alcohol concentration and waterpipe lounge patrons’ carbon monoxide exposure: A field investigation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 170, 152-155.

Brett, E. I., Leavens, E. L., & Wiener, J. I. (2016). Impacting Multiunit Housing Managers' Beliefs About the Benefits of Adopting Smoke-Free Policies: A Pilot Investigation. Am J Health Promot. doi:10.1177/0890117116670291

Wagener, T. L., Floyd, E. L., Stepanov, I., Driskill, L. M., Frank, S. G., Meier, E., Leavens, E.L. . . . Queimado, L. (2016). Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-generation and third-generation electronic cigarette users. Tob Control. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053041

Busch, A. M., Leavens, E. L., Wagener, T. L., Buckley, M. L., & Tooley, E. M. (2016). Prevalence, Reasons for Use, and Risk Perception of Electronic Cigarettes Among Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome Smokers. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev, 36(5), 352-357. doi:10.1097/HCR.0000000000000179

Brett, E. I., Leavens, E. L., Miller, M. B., Lombardi, N., & Leffingwell, T. R. (2016). Normative perceptions of alcohol-related consequences among college students. Addict Behav, 58, 16-20. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.02.008

Miller, M. B., Brett, E. I., Leavens, E. L., Meier, E., Borsari, B., & Leffingwell, T. R. (2016). Informing alcohol interventions for student service members/veterans: Normative perceptions and coping strategies. Addict Behav, 57, 76-82. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.02.009

Miller, M. B., Leavens, E. L., Meier, E., Lombardi, N., & Leffingwell, T. R. (2016). Enhancing the efficacy of computerized feedback interventions for college alcohol misuse: An exploratory randomized trial. J Consult Clin Psychol, 84(2), 122-133. doi:10.1037/ccp0000066

Miller, M. B., Meier, E., Lombardi, N., Leavens, E. L., Grant, D. M., & Leffingwell, T. R. (2016). The Valued Living Questionnaire for Alcohol Use: Measuring value-behavior discrepancy in college student drinking. Psychol Assess, 28(9), 1051-1060. doi:10.1037/pas0000235

Leavens, E., Marotta, J., & Weinstock, J. (2014). Disordered gambling in residential substance use treatment centers: an unmet need. J Addict Dis, 33(2), 163-173. doi:10.1080/10550887.2014.909697