Robert McMillen

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- Professor; Associate of Clinical Program & Associate Director Social Science Research Center

Tobacco Control

Tobacco Control Unit

Ph.D. University of Georgia, 1998

Curriculum Vitae



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, 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.

McMillen, R., Tanski S, Wilson K, Klein JD, Winickoff JP. (2018). Adolescent use of different e-cigarette products. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0260

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.