• 476 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Professional information

Registered Dietitian, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Research interests

Dr. Susan Veldheer’s research broadly focuses on behavioral health interventions for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Using an interdisciplinary and community-engaged research approach, Dr. Veldheer has designed and tested interventions related to improving dietary intake of fruits and vegetables; assessing barriers to treatment for both smoking cessation and obesity; and understanding perceptions of public health interventions among patients, providers and community members.

Dr. Veldheer recently led a gardening intervention at the Hershey Community garden to improve dietary intake of fruits and vegetables among patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In addition, she has conducted randomized trials to assess the effectiveness and potential health effects of tobacco cessation interventions and novel tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes and reduced-nicotine-content cigarettes.

Finally, using qualitative research methods and supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Institute Bridges to Translation award, she is conducting studies to understand the perceptions of screening for social determinants of health among both patients and clinical care team members.

Education/Academic qualification

Communications, BA, Marquette University

Adult Education, DEd, The Pennsylvania State University

Human Nutrition, BS, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 476 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 2 Letter
  • 2 Review article

Changes in E-Cigarette Use Behaviors and Dependence in Long-term E-Cigarette Users

Du, P., Fan, T., Yingst, J., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Chen, C. & Foulds, J., Sep 1 2019, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 57, 3, p. 374-383 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products
Electronic Cigarettes

Characteristics of Adult Cigarette Smokers Who "Relight" and the Effects of Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Constituents

Allen, S. I., Wasserman, E., Veldheer, S., Yingst, J., Hrabovsky, S., Liao, J., Krebs, N. M., Horn, K., Reinhart, L., Modesto, J., Putt, K., Evins, A. E., Muscat, J. E., Richie, J. P. & Foulds, J., Aug 19 2019, In : Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 21, 9, p. 1206-1212 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products
Tobacco Use Disorder
2 Citations (Scopus)

Device characteristics of long term electronic cigarette users: A follow-up study

Yingst, J., Foulds, J., Veldheer, S. & Du, P., Apr 1 2019, In : Addictive Behaviors. 91, p. 238-243 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products
Equipment and Supplies
Electronic Cigarettes
6 Citations (Scopus)

E-cigarette users commonly stealth vape in places where e-cigarette use is prohibited

Yingst, J. M., Lester, C., Veldheer, S., Allen, S. I., Du, P. & Foulds, J., Sep 1 2019, In : Tobacco Control. 28, 5, p. 493-497 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

public health

Effect of cigarette rod length on smokers switching to SPECTRUM cigarettes

Hrabovsky, S. M., Midya, V., Lester, C., Veldheer, S., Yingst, J. M., Allen, S. I., Krebs, N. M., Liao, J., Reinhart, L., Modesto, J., Evins, A. E., Richie, J. P., Muscat, J. E., Horn, K. & Foulds, J., Mar 2019, In : American Journal of Health Behavior. 43, 2, p. 380-392 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products