Robert McMillen

Robert McMillen

Professor & Assoc Director
Magruder Hall 212
(662) 325-7127


NIH Bibliography

Educational Background

  • B.A., Rhodes College, 1991
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1998

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2006 Prevention of Cancer in Mississippi Award, Empowering Communities for a Healthy Mississippi Summit, The Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control
  • Smoke Free Champion, The Smoke Free Project, Children's National Medical Center, February 8, 2008
  • Faculty Sponsor for Rose Gonzales, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Undergraduate Research Award, December, 2008
  • 2009, Our People of "The People's University", Mississippi State University, 09.14.2009
  • 2009/10, College of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Month, December/January
  • 2010, StatePride Award, Mississippi State University, September 2010

Refereed Publications & Book Review

  • McMillen R, Tanski S, Wilson K, Klein JD, Winickoff JP. (in press). Adolescent use of different e-cigarette products. Pediatrics.
  • Groner J, Rule A, McGrath-Morrow S, Collaco J, Moss A, Tanski S, McMillen R, Whitmore R, Klein JD, Winickoff JP, Wilson K. (2018). Assessing pediatric tobacco exposure using parent report: comparison with hair nicotine. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.
  • McMillen R, Wilson K, Tanski S, Klein J, Winickoff J. (2018). Adult Attitudes and Practices Regarding Smoking Restrictions and Child Tobacco Smoke Exposure: 2000-2015. Pediatrics. 
  • Torok M, Winickoff JP, McMillen R, Klein J, Wilson K (2017).  Prevalence and location of tobacco smoke exposure outside the home in adults and children in the United States. Public Health, 151, 149-159.
  • Wilson K, Torok M, McMillen R, Klein J, Levy D, Winickoff JP (2017). Tobacco Smoke Incursions and Resident Satisfaction in Multiunit Housing with Children. Public Health Reports. 
  • Drouin O, McMillen R, Klein JD, Winickoff JP (2017). E-cigarette advice to patients from physicians and dentists in the U.S. American Journal of Health Promotion. 
  • Kim L, McGrath-Morrow S, McMillen R, Collaco JM (2017). Smoking Patterns and Perspectives of Families of Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, 30, 26-30.
  • McMillen R, O’Connor K, Groner J, Tanski S, Park E,  Klein JD (2017). Changes and Factors Associated with Tobacco Counseling: Results from the AAP Periodic Survey of Fellows. Academic Pediatrics.10.1016/j.acap.2017.01.002 
  • McMillen RC, Winickoff JP, Gottlieb M (2015). E-cigarettes – the roles of regulation and clinicians. JAMA Internal Medicine. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4436 
  • Winickoff JP, McMillen RC, Tanski S, Wilson, K, Gottlieb M, Crane R. (2015). Public Support for Raising the Age of Sale for Tobacco from 18 to 21: A Representative National Survey. Tobacco Control. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052126. (Impact Factor: 5.1) Reuters
  • McMillen RC, Gottlieb MA, Shaefer RM, Winickoff JP, Klein JD. (2014). Trends In Electronic Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults: Use Is Increasing In Both Smokers And Nonsmokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10.1093/ntr/ntu213. 
  • Wilson KM, Torok M, McMillen R, Tanski S, Klein JD, Winickoff JP (2014). Tobacco smoke incursions in multi-unit housing. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1445-1453, 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301878. (Impact Factor: 3.93)
  • O’Halloran A, Hu S, Malarcher A, McMillen R, Valentine N, Moore M, Reid J, Darling N, Gerzoff R (2014). Response order effects in the Youth Tobacco Survey: Results of a split-ballot experiment. Survey Practice, 7, ISSN 2168-0094.
  • Cheng KW, Okechukwu CA, McMillen RC, Glantz SA (2013).  Association between clean indoor air laws and voluntary smokefree rules in homes and cars. Tobacco Control.doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051121. 
  • Patwardhan P, McMillen R, Winickoff J (2013). Consumer perceptions of the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and grocery stores among U.S. adults. BMC Research Notes, 6, 26, doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-261.
  • McMillen R, Winickoff J, Wilson K, Tanski S, Klein J (2013). A dual-frame methodology to address landline replacement in tobacco control research. Tobacco Control. Online First: doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol- 2012-05072.
  • DiFranza J, Wellman R, Savageau JA, Beccia A, Ursprung S, McMillen R. (2013). What Aspect of Dependence Does the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence Measure?Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi:10.1155/2013/906276. Available at .
  • Avila-Tang, E., Elf, J., Cummings, M., Fong, G., Hovell, M., Klein, J., McMillen, R., Winickoff, J., & Samet, J. (2012). Assessing secondhand smoke exposure using reported measures.Tobacco Control, doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050296. 
  • Winickoff, J., McMillen, R., & Klein, J. (2012). The opportunity for tobacco-cessation when a patient is hospitalized – Going beyond the measures. New England Journal of Medicine,366, 1172-4.
  • McMillen, R., Maduka, J., & Winickoff, J. P. (2012). Use of emerging tobacco products in the United States. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. doi:10.1155/2012/989474
  • Winickoff, J., McMillen, R., Vallone, D., Pearson, J., Tanski, S., Dempsey, J., Healton, C., Klein, J., & Abrams, A. (2011). Attitudes about banning menthol in cigarettes: Results from a nationally representative survey. American Journal of Public Health. Published online May 12, 2011. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300146. 
  • Winickoff, J., Tanski, S., McMillen, R., Ross, K., Lipstein, E, Best, D., Hipple, B., Friebely, J., & Klein, J. (2011). Acceptability of Testing Children for Tobacco Smoke Exposure: A National Parent Survey. Pediatrics, 127, 628-634.
  • Winickoff JP, Friebely J, Tanski SE, Sherrod C, Matt GE, Hovel MF, McMillen RC. (2009). Beliefs about the health effects of "thirdhand" smoke and home smoking bans. Pediatrics, 123, e74-e79. 
  • Wellman, R., McMillen, R., & DiFranza, J. (2008). Assessing College Students' Autonomy over Smoking with the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist. The Journal of American College Health, 56, 5, 549-553. (
  • Hitt, H., McMillen, R., Thornton-Neaves, T., Koch, K., and Cosby, A. (2007). Comorbidity of Obesity and Pain in a General Population: Results from the Southern Pain Prevalence Study. The Journal of Pain, 8, 430-436.
  • McMillen, R., Gill, D., & Valentine, N. (2007). The leading health indicators of Mississippi: A report from the 2004 Mississippi Health Assessment. Journal of the Mississippi Medical Association, 47, 354-359.
  • Winickoff, J., Tanski, S., McMillen, R., Hipple, B., Friebely, J, Healey, E. (2006). A National Survey of the Acceptability of Quitlines to Help Parents Quit Smoking. Pediatrics 117, e695-e700. Retrieved April 11, 2006, from 
  • Cosby, A., Hitt, H., Thornton-Neaves, T., McMillen, R., Koch, K., Sitzman, T., Person, E., & Parvin, S. (2005). Profiles of Pain in Mississippi: Results from the Southern Pain Prevalence Study. Journal of the Mississippi Medical Association, 46, 301-309.
  • Kavanaugh, M., McMillen, R., Pascoe, J., Southward, L., Winickoff, J., and Weitzman, M. (2005). The Co-Occurrence of Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Smoking in a National Survey of Mothers. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 5, 341-348.
  • Winickoff, J., Tanski, S., McMillen, R. C., Klein, J., Rigotti, N., & Weitzman, M. (2005). Child health care clinician's use of medications to help parents quit smoking: A national patient survey. Pediatrics, 115, 1013- 1017. 
  • McMillen, R. C., Breen, J., & Cosby, A. G. (2004). Rural urban differences in the social climate surrounding environmental tobacco smoke: A report from the 2001 Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control. Journal of Rural Health, 20, 7-16. 
  • McMillen, R.C. (2004). Review of the book Learning to smoke: Tobacco use in the west. Journal of the American Medical Association, 291, 114.
  • Winickoff, J. P., McMillen, R.C., Browen, C. C., Klein, J. D., Rigotti, N. A., Tanski, S. E., & Weitzman, M. (2003). Addressing parental smoking in pediatrics and family practice: A national survey of parents. Pediatrics, 112, 1146-1151. 
  • McMillen, R. C., Winickoff, J. P., Klein, J. D., & Weitzman, M. (2003). U.S. adult attitudes and practices regarding smoking restrictions and child exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS): Changes in the social climate from 2000 to 2001. Pediatrics, 112, e55-e60. Retrieved July 8, 2003, from 
  • McMillen, R. C., Dawson, L., Jones, E., & Gill, D. (2003). A community health assessment of the North Mississippi Health Services Catchment Area. Journal of the Mississippi Medical Association, 44, 135-140.
  • McMillen, R. & Henley, T. (2001). Connectionism isn't just for Cognitive Science: Neural Networks as Methodological Tools. Psychological Record, 51, 3-18.
  • Tesser, A., McMillen, R., & Collins, J. (1997). Chaos: On making a convincing case for social psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 8, 137-143. 
  • Wells-Parker, E., Banghert-Drowns, R., McMillen, R., & Williams, M. (1995). Final results from a metaanalysis of remedial interventions with drink/drive offenders. Addiction, 90, 907-926. 
  • Wetzel, C., Hettinger, E., McMillen, R., Nix, A., & Rayburn, M. (1993). Methodological issues in the study of the Browning prediction of a New Madrid earthquake: A researcher's cautionary tale. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 11, 437-452.