Internal Medicine

Mark W. Vander Weg, PhD


Associate Professor of Psychologican and Brain Sciences (Secondary Appointment)
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine  - General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office: 147 VAMC Building 42
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: -158-7717



BA, Psychology, Hope College
MS, Psychology, The University of Memphis
PhD, Clinical Psychology, The University of Memphis

Residency, Clinical Psychology, subspecialty: Behavioral Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center/Jackson Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Research Summary

My primary research interests include the prevention and treatment of nicotine dependence and other substance use disorders, the etiology and management of overweight and obesity, and other behavioral risk factors for cancer, cardiovascular, and infectious disease.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Center for Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Selected Publications

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Vander Weg M, Mengeling M, Booth B, Torner J, Sadler A.  Prevalence and Correlates of Cigarette Smoking Among Operation Iraqi Freedom-era and Operation Enduring Freedom-era Women From the Active Component Military and Reserve/National Guard..  Medical care.  2015 April 1. 53(4 Suppl 1):S55-62.

Katz D, Holman J, Johnson S, Hillis S, Adams S, Fu S, Grant K, Buchanan L, Prochazka A, Battaglia C, Titler M, Joseph A, Vander Weg M.  Implementing best evidence in smoking cessation treatment for hospitalized veterans: results from the VA-BEST trial.  The Joint Commision Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  2014 November. 40(11):493.

Mosher H, Jiang L, Vaughan Sarrazin M, Cram P, Kaboli P, Vander Weg M.  Prevalence and characteristics of hospitalized adults on chronic opioid therapy..  Journal of hospital medicine.  2014 February 1. 9(2):82-7.

Katz D, Holman J, Nugent A, Baker L, Johnson S, Hillis S, Tinkelman D, Titler M, Vander Weg M.  The emergency department action in smoking cessation (EDASC) trial: impact on cessation outcomes..  Nicotine Tob Res.  2013 June. 15(6):1032-43.

Wolinsky F, Vander Weg M, Howren M, Jones M, Dotson M.  A randomized controlled trial of cognitive training using a visual speed of processing intervention in middle aged and older adults..  PloS one.  2013. 8(5):e61624.

Vander Weg M, Rosenthal G, Vaughan Sarrazin M.  Smoking bans linked to lower hospitalizations for heart attacks and lung disease among medicare beneficiaries..  Health Aff.  2012 December. 31(12):2699-707.

Vander Weg M, Howren M, Cai X.  Use of routine clinical preventive services among daily smokers, non-daily smokers, former smokers, and never-smokers..  Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.  2012 February. 14(2):123-30.

Vander Weg M.  Adverse childhood experiences and cigarette smoking: the 2009 Arkansas and Louisiana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems..  Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.  2011 July. 13(7):616-22.

Vander Weg M, Cunningham C, Howren M, Cai X.  Tobacco use and exposure in rural areas: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.  Addictive behaviors.  2011 March. 36(3):231-6.

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