Tobacco Regulatory, Experimental & Clinical Science Lab

Ellen Meier, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota
Tobacco Research Programs

Dr. Meier is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota in the Tobacco Research Programs. She received her doctoral training in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2015 with a specialization in behavioral medicine and completed her clinical internship at the Charleston Consortium with a Substance Abuse emphasis. She is currently completing a T32 postdoctoral fellowship for which her research focuses on understanding how “potential” modified-risk tobacco products (e.g., e-cigarettes and snus) can be used to reduce tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. She also examines how the process of quitting and/or reducing smoking is unique among co-users of tobacco and marijuana.


B.A. – Psychology – University of North Dakota
Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology – Oklahoma State University
Clinical Psychology Internship – Charleston Consortium at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

Current Grant Funding:

Recent Publications:

Meier, E., & Hatsukami, D. K. (2016). A review of the additive health risk of cannabis and tobacco co-use. Drug Alcohol Depend, 166, 6-12. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.07.013

Meier, E., Isaksson Vogel, R., O'Connor, R. J., Severson, H. H., Shields, P. G., & Hatsukami, D. K. (2016). Preference for Flavored Noncombustible Nicotine Products Among Smokers Motivated to Switch From Cigarettes. Nicotine Tob Res, 18(5), 892-893. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv259

Wagener, T. L., Meier, E., Tackett, A. P., Matheny, J. D., & Pechacek, T. F. (2016). A Proposed Collaboration Against Big Tobacco: Common Ground Between the Vaping and Public Health Community in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res, 18(5), 730-736. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv241

Meier, E. M., Tackett, A. P., Miller, M. B., Grant, D. M., & Wagener, T. L. (2015). Which nicotine products are gateways to regular use? First-tried tobacco and current use in college students. Am J Prev Med, 48(1 Suppl 1), S86-93. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2014.09.018

Lechner, W. V., Meier, E., Wiener, J. L., Grant, D. M., Gilmore, J., Judah, M. R., . . . Wagener, T. L. (2015). The comparative efficacy of first- versus second-generation electronic cigarettes in reducing symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Addiction, 110(5), 862-867. doi:10.1111/add.12870

Tackett, A. P., Lechner, W. V., Meier, E., Grant, D. M., Driskill, L. M., Tahirkheli, N. N., & Wagener, T. L. (2015). Biochemically verified smoking cessation and vaping beliefs among vape store customers. Addiction, 110(5), 868-874. doi:10.1111/add.12878

Wagener, T. L., Meier, E., Hale, J. J., Oliver, E. R., Warner, M. L., Driskill, L. M., . . . Foster, S. (2014). Pilot investigation of changes in readiness and confidence to quit smoking after E-cigarette experimentation and 1 week of use. Nicotine Tob Res, 16(1), 108-114. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntt138

Miller, M. B., Lechner, W. V., Meier, E., Tucker, R. P., & Wiener, J. L. (2014). Dual tobacco use among college students: contexts of use, self-perceptions, and attitudes toward quitting. Subst Use Misuse, 49(6), 700-707. doi:10.3109/10826084.2013.863345

Meier, E., Tackett, A. P., & Wagener, T. L. (2013). Effectiveness of electronic aids for smoking cessation. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep, 7(6). doi:10.1007/s12170-013-0343-8