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Bryan Heckman

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
AddressP.O. Box MSC 861
467N
67 President St.
Phone843-792-3066
Fax843-792-7353
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    Dr. Heckman’s clinical research uses a biopsychosocial approach to understand and treat addictive behaviors, and focuses on cigarette smoking. Specific interests include: 1) identification of biobehavioral mechanisms that maintain dependence (e.g., self-control depletion, cessation fatigue, craving, affect, pain); 2) development of relapse prevention interventions (e.g., just-in-time adaptive interventions, mHealth); and 3) use of behavioral economics to inform tobacco control policies (e.g., demand for alternative nicotine/tobacco products). He uses a variety of methodologies, including: survey development, meta-analysis, laboratory studies, randomized controlled trials, and population-based cessation surveillance. He is currently working to develop and test the first just-in-time adaptive interventions that can automatically detect triggers for smoking relapse and respond with real-time treatment delivery, which will be accomplished by transforming smartphones into context-aware healthcare delivery systems. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) since 2012. When taking a break from research, Dr. Heckman is likely to be spending time with friends/family, traveling, cooking, or enjoying nature.

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    relapse prevention, just-in-time adaptive interventions, behavioral economics, self-control, affect regulation

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    1. Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Nahas GJ, Willemsen MC, O'Connor RJ, Borland R, Hirsch AA, Bickel WK, Carpenter MJ. Behavioral Economic Purchase Tasks to Estimate Demand for Novel Nicotine/tobacco Products and Prospectively Predict Future Use: Evidence From The Netherlands. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 May 21; 21(6):784-791. PMID: 29547973.
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    2. Fix BV, Smith D, O'Connor R, Heckman BW, Willemsen MC, Cummings M, Fong G. Cannabis use among a nationally representative cross-sectional sample of smokers and non-smokers in the Netherlands: results from the 2015 ITC Netherlands Gold Magic Survey. BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 03; 9(3):E024497. PMID: 30833306.
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    3. Nahhas GJ, Braak D, Cummings KM, Heckman BW, Alberg AJ, Yong HH, Fong GT, Boudreau C, Hitchman SC, McNeill A. Rules about smoking and vaping in the home: findings from the 2016 International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Addiction. 2019 Feb 02. PMID: 30710468.
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    4. O'Connor RJ, Fix BV, McNeill A, Goniewicz ML, Bansal-Travers M, Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Hitchman S, Borland R, Hammond D, Levy D, Gravely S, Fong GT. Characteristics of nicotine vaping products used by participants in the 2016 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Addiction. 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30701622.
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    5. Borland R, Murray K, Gravely S, Fong GT, Thompson ME, McNeill A, O'Connor RJ, Goniewicz ML, Yong HH, Levy DT, Heckman BW, Cummings KM. A new classification system for describing concurrent use of nicotine vaping products alongside cigarettes (so-called 'dual use'): findings from the ITC-4 Country Smoking and Vaping wave 1 Survey. Addiction. 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30702175.
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    6. Cheng KW, Chaloupka FJ, Shang C, Ngo A, Fong GT, Borland R, Heckman BW, Levy DT, Cummings KM. Prices, use restrictions and electronic cigarette use-evidence from wave 1 (2016) US data of the ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Addiction. 2019 Jan 28. PMID: 30690802.
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    7. Braak DC, Cummings KM, Nahhas GJ, Heckman BW, Borland R, Fong GT, Hammond D, Boudreau C, McNeill A, Levy DT, Shang C. Where Do Vapers Buy Their Vaping Supplies? Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) 4 Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 01 26; 16(3). PMID: 30691091.
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    8. Mathew AR, Heckman BW, Froeliger B, Saladin ME, Brown RA, Hitsman B, Carpenter MJ. Multi-method assessment of distress tolerance and smoking-related factors among adult daily smokers. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2019 Apr; 27(2):136-145. PMID: 30589279.
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    9. Heckman BW, Fong GT, Borland R, Hitchman S, O'Connor RJ, Bickel WK, Stein JS, Yong HH, Nahhas GJ, Pope DA, Shang C, Cheng KW, Levy DT, Cummings KM. The impact of vaping and regulatory environment on cigarette demand: behavioral economic perspective across four countries. Addiction. 2018 Dec 21. PMID: 30575186.
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    10. Gravely S, Thrasher JF, Cummings KM, Ouimet J, McNeill A, Meng G, Lindblom EN, Loewen R, O'Connor RJ, Thompson ME, Hitchman SC, Hammond D, Heckman BW, Borland R, Yong HH, Elton-Marshall T, Bansal-Travers M, Gartner C, Fong GT. Discussions between health professionals and smokers about nicotine vaping products: results from the 2016 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Addiction. 2018 Dec 11. PMID: 30548374.
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    11. Thompson ME, Fong GT, Boudreau C, Driezen P, Li G, Gravely S, Cummings KM, Heckman BW, O'Connor R, Thrasher JF, Nahhas G, Borland R, Yong HH, McNeill A, Hitchman SC, Quah ACK. Methods of the ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey, wave 1 (2016). Addiction. 2018 Dec 11. PMID: 30548345.
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    12. Smith TT, Wahlquist AE, Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Carpenter MJ. Impact of e-cigarette sampling on cigarette dependence and reinforcement value. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Nov 30. PMID: 30500925.
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    13. Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Stoltman JJK, Dahne J, Borland R, Fong GT, Carpenter MJ. Longer duration of smoking abstinence is associated with waning cessation fatigue. Behav Res Ther. 2019 Apr; 115:12-18. PMID: 30509485.
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    14. Heckman BW, Dahne J, Germeroth LJ, Mathew AR, Santa Ana EJ, Saladin ME, Carpenter MJ. Does cessation fatigue predict smoking-cessation milestones? A longitudinal study of current and former smokers. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2018 Nov; 86(11):903-914. PMID: 30335423.
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    15. Tomko RL, Saladin ME, Baker NL, McClure EA, Carpenter MJ, Ramakrishnan VR, Heckman BW, Wray JM, Foster KT, Tiffany ST, Metts CL, Gray KM. Sex Differences in Subjective and Behavioral Responses to Stressful and Smoking Cues Presented in the Natural Environment of Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Oct 26. PMID: 30371887.
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    16. Dahne J, Wahlquist AE, Garrett-Mayer E, Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Carpenter MJ. State Tobacco Policies as Predictors of Evidence-Based Cessation Method Usage: Results From a Large, Nationally Representative Dataset. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Sep 25; 20(11):1336-1343. PMID: 29059345.
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    17. Stein JS, Heckman BW, Pope DA, Perry ES, Fong GT, Cummings KM, Bickel WK. Delay discounting and e-cigarette use: An investigation in current, former, and never cigarette smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 10 01; 191:165-173. PMID: 30121475.
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    18. Fix BV, O'Connor RJ, Heckman BW, Benowitz N, Cummings MK, Fong GT, Thrasher JF. Response to "Rapid Nicotine Ratio and Successful Quitting: Acceptable Explanation" by the Authors of "Nicotine Metabolite Ratio (NMR) Prospectively Predicts Smoking Relapse: Longitudinal Findings from ITC Surveys in Five Countries". Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 06 07; 20(7):909. PMID: 29878262.
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    19. Pope DA, Poe L, Stein JS, Kaplan BA, Heckman BW, Epstein LH, Bickel WK. Experimental tobacco marketplace: substitutability of e-cigarette liquid for cigarettes as a function of nicotine strength. Tob Control. 2019 03; 28(2):206-211. PMID: 29669748.
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    20. Mathew AR, Garrett-Mayer E, Heckman BW, Wahlquist AE, Carpenter MJ. One-Year Smoking Trajectories Among Established Adult Smokers With Low Baseline Motivation to Quit. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Dec 13; 20(1):50-57. PMID: 27694437.
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    21. Carpenter MJ, Heckman BW, Wahlquist AE, Wagener TL, Goniewicz ML, Gray KM, Froeliger B, Cummings KM. A Naturalistic, Randomized Pilot Trial of E-Cigarettes: Uptake, Exposure, and Behavioral Effects. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 12; 26(12):1795-1803. PMID: 29127080.
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    22. Dahne J, Wahlquist AE, Garrett-Mayer E, Heckman BW, Michael Cummings K, Carpenter MJ. The differential impact of state tobacco control policies on cessation treatment utilization across established tobacco disparities groups. Prev Med. 2017 Dec; 105:319-325. PMID: 28987337.
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    23. Fix BV, O'Connor RJ, Benowitz N, Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Fong GT, Thrasher JF. Nicotine Metabolite Ratio (NMR) Prospectively Predicts Smoking Relapse: Longitudinal Findings From ITC Surveys in Five Countries. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Sep 01; 19(9):1040-1047. PMID: 28387850.
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    24. Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Hirsch AA, Quisenberry AJ, Borland R, O'Connor RJ, Fong GT, Bickel WK. A Novel Method for Evaluating the Acceptability of Substitutes for Cigarettes: The Experimental Tobacco Marketplace. Tob Regul Sci. 2017 Jul; 3(3):266-279. PMID: 31276024.
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    25. Mathew AR, Heckman BW, Meier E, Carpenter MJ. Development and initial validation of a cessation fatigue scale. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 07 01; 176:102-108. PMID: 28531766.
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    26. Heckman BW, MacQueen DA, Marquinez NS, MacKillop J, Bickel WK, Brandon TH. Self-control depletion and nicotine deprivation as precipitants of smoking cessation failure: A human laboratory model. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Apr; 85(4):381-396. PMID: 28333537.
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    27. Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Kasza KA, Borland R, Burris JL, Fong GT, McNeill A, Carpenter MJ. Effectiveness of Switching Smoking-Cessation Medications Following Relapse. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Aug; 53(2):e63-e70. PMID: 28336353.
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    28. Ditre JW, Zale EL, Heckman BW, Hendricks PS. A measure of perceived pain and tobacco smoking interrelations: pilot validation of the pain and smoking inventory. Cogn Behav Ther. 2017 06; 46(4):339-351. PMID: 27871214.
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    29. Meier E, Wahlquist AE, Heckman BW, Cummings KM, Froeliger B, Carpenter MJ. A Pilot Randomized Crossover Trial of Electronic Cigarette Sampling Among Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Feb; 19(2):176-182. PMID: 27613880.
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    30. Ditre JW, Heckman BW, Zale EL, Kosiba JD, Maisto SA. Acute analgesic effects of nicotine and tobacco in humans: a meta-analysis. Pain. 2016 07; 157(7):1373-81. PMID: 27023418.
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    31. Palmer AM, Correa JB, Heckman BW, Brandon TH, Simmons VN. Health, Stigma, and the Burden of Smoking in College: A Thematic Analysis. Am J Health Behav. 2016 May; 40(3):381-8. PMID: 27103417.
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    32. O'Connor RJ, Heckman BW, Adkison SE, Rees VW, Hatsukami DK, Bickel WK, Cummings KM. Persistence and amplitude of cigarette demand in relation to quit intentions and attempts. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 06; 233(12):2365-71. PMID: 27048156.
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    33. Nagelhout GE, Heijndijk SM, Cummings KM, Willemsen MC, van den Putte B, Heckman BW, Hummel K, de Vries H, Hammond D, Borland R. E-cigarette advertisements, and associations with the use of e-cigarettes and disapproval or quitting of smoking: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Netherlands Survey. Int J Drug Policy. 2016 Mar; 29:73-9. PMID: 26818084.
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    34. Heckman BW, Mathew AR, Carpenter MJ. Treatment Burden and Treatment Fatigue as Barriers to Health. Curr Opin Psychol. 2015 Oct 01; 5:31-36. PMID: 26086031.
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    35. Heckman BW, Carpenter MJ, Correa JB, Wray JM, Saladin ME, Froeliger B, Drobes DJ, Brandon TH. Effects of experimental negative affect manipulations on ad libitum smoking: a meta-analysis. Addiction. 2015 May; 110(5):751-60. PMID: 25641624.
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    36. Burris JL, Heckman BW, Mathew AR, Carpenter MJ. A mechanistic test of nicotine replacement therapy sampling for smoking cessation induction. Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 29(2):392-9. PMID: 25347021.
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    37. Zale EL, Ditre JW, Dorfman ML, Heckman BW, Brandon TH. Smokers in pain report lower confidence and greater difficulty quitting. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Sep; 16(9):1272-6. PMID: 24827790.
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    38. Correa JB, Heckman BW, Marquinez NS, Drobes DJ, Unrod M, Roetzheim RG, Brandon TH. Perceived medication assignment during a placebo-controlled laboratory study of varenicline: temporal associations of treatment expectancies with smoking-related outcomes. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Jul; 231(13):2559-66. PMID: 24408212.
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    39. 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):306-15. PMID: 24078760.
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    40. Heckman BW, Kovacs MA, Marquinez NS, Meltzer LR, Tsambarlis ME, Drobes DJ, Brandon TH. Influence of affective manipulations on cigarette craving: a meta-analysis. Addiction. 2013 Dec; 108(12):2068-78. PMID: 23795674.
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    41. Simmons VN, Heckman BW, Fink AC, Small BJ, Brandon TH. Efficacy of an experiential, dissonance-based smoking intervention for college students delivered via the internet. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2013 Oct; 81(5):810-20. PMID: 23668667.
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    42. Macqueen DA, Heckman BW, Blank MD, Janse Van Rensburg K, Park JY, Drobes DJ, Evans DE. Variation in the a 5 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit gene predicts cigarette smoking intensity as a function of nicotine content. Pharmacogenomics J. 2014 Feb; 14(1):70-6. PMID: 23358500.
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    43. Unrod M, Oliver JA, Heckman BW, Simmons VN, Brandon TH. Outdoor smoking ban at a cancer center: attitudes and smoking behavior among employees and patients. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 Sep-Oct; 18(5):E24-31. PMID: 22836544.
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    44. Sayette MA, Creswell KG, Dimoff JD, Fairbairn CE, Cohn JF, Heckman BW, Kirchner TR, Levine JM, Moreland RL. Alcohol and group formation: a multimodal investigation of the effects of alcohol on emotion and social bonding. Psychol Sci. 2012 Aug 01; 23(8):869-78. PMID: 22760882.
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    45. Macqueen DA, Heckman BW, Blank MD, Janse Van Rensburg K, Evans DE, Drobes DJ. Transient compensatory smoking in response to placebo cigarettes. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Sep; 223(1):47-54. PMID: 22427021.
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    46. Brandon TH, Drobes DJ, Unrod M, Heckman BW, Oliver JA, Roetzheim RC, Karver SB, Small BJ. Varenicline effects on craving, cue reactivity, and smoking reward. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2011 Nov; 218(2):391-403. PMID: 21559801.
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    47. Heckman BW, Ditre JW, Brandon TH. The restorative effects of smoking upon self-control resources: a negative reinforcement pathway. J Abnorm Psychol. 2012 Feb; 121(1):244-9. PMID: 21381807.
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    48. Ditre JW, Heckman BW, Butts EA, Brandon TH. Effects of expectancies and coping on pain-induced motivation to smoke. J Abnorm Psychol. 2010 Aug; 119(3):524-33. PMID: 20677841.
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    49. Simmons VN, Heckman BW, Ditre JW, Brandon TH. A measure of smoking abstinence-related motivational engagement: development and initial validation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Apr; 12(4):432-7. PMID: 20190004.
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