Selected Publications


Kibbey, M. M., Fedorenko, E. J., & Farris, S. G. (in press). Anxiety, depression, and health anxiety in undergraduate students living in US outbreak “hotspot” during COVID-19 pandemic. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2020.1853805


Chronic Disease

Farris, S.G., Abrantes, A.M., Bond, D.S., Stabile, L.M., & Wu, W-C. (2019). Anxiety and fear of exercise in cardiopumonary rehabilitation: Patient and practitioner perspectives. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 39(2), E9-E13. doi:10.1097/HCR.0000000000000401

Farris, S. G., Bond, D. S., Wu, W-C., Stabile, L. M., & Abrantes, A. M. (2018). Anxiety sensitivity and fear of exercise in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation . Mental Health and Physical Activity, 15, 22-26. 

Farris, S. G., Thomas, J. G., Abrantes, A. M., Godley, F. A., Roth, J. L., Lipton, R. B., Pavlovic, J., & Bond, D. S. (2018). Intentional avoidance of physical activity in women with migraine . Cephalalgia Reports, 1, 1–8. doi: 10.1177/2515816318788284

Farris, S.G., Thomas, J.G., Abrantes, A.M., Lipton, R.B., Pavlovic, J., Smitherman, T.A., Irby, M.E., Penzien, D.B., Roth, J., O'Leary, K.C., & Bond, D.S. (2018). Pain worsening with physical activity during migraine attacks in women with overweight/obesity: A prospective evaluation of frequency, consistency, and correlatesCephalalgia, 38(11), 1707-1715. doi: 10.1177/0333102417747231

Farris, S. G., & Abrantes, A. M. (2017). Anxiety sensitivity in smokers with indicators of cardiovascular disease . Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22 (8), 961-968. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2017.130067259

Mahaffey, B. L., Gonzalez, A., Farris, S. G., Zvolensky, M. J. Bromet, E J., Luft, B. J., &  Kotov, R. (2017). Understanding the connection between posttraumatic stress symptoms and respiratory problems: Contributions of anxiety sensitivity . Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(1), 71-79. doi:10.1002/jts.22159

McLeish, A. C., Farris, S. G., Johnson, A. L., Bernstein, J. A., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2016). Evaluation of smokers with and without asthma in terms of smoking cessation outcome, nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and craving: Findings from a self-guided quit attempt . Addictive Behaviors, 63, 149-154. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.07.021

McLeish, A. C., Farris, S. G., Johnson, A. L., Bernstein, J. A., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2015). An examination of the indirect effect of anxiety sensitivity in terms of asthma and smoking cessation processes . Addictive Behaviors, 50, 188–191. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.06.036


Physical Activity and Exercise

Gomez, G. J., Burr, E.K.., DiBello, A.M. & Farris, S.G. (in press). Understanding sex differences in physical activity behavior: The role of anxiety sensitivity. Mental Healh and Physical Activity.

Farris, S. G., Legasse, A., Uebelacker, L., Brown. R. A., Price, L. H., & Abrantes, A. M. (2018). Anxiety sensitivity is associated with lower enjoyment and an anxiogenic response to physical activity in smokers . Cognitive Therapy and Research. Doi: 10.1007/s10608-018-9948-z

Abrantes, A.M. Farris, S. G., Minami, H., Strong, D. R., Riebe, D., & Brown, R.A. (2018). Acute effects of aerobic exercise on affect and smoking craving in the weeks before and after a cessation attempt . Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 20(5), 575-582. Doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx104.

Abrantes, A. M., Farris, S. G., Garnaat, S. L., *Minto, A., Brown, R. A., Price, L. H., & Uebelacker, L.A.  (2017). The role of physical activity enjoyment on the acute mood experience of exercise among smokers with elevated depressive symptoms . Mental Health and Physical Activity, 12, 37-43. Doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2017.02.001

Farris, S. G., Uebelacker, L., Brown, R. A., Price, L., Desaulniers, J., & Abrantes, A. M. (2017). Anxiety sensitivity predicts increased perceived exertion during a 1-mile walk test among treatment-seeking smokers .  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(6), 886-893. Doi: 10.1007/s10865-017-9853-z

Abrantes, A. M., Reddy, M. K., Farris, S. G., Greenberg, B., Spofford, C., McLaughlin, N., & Shea, M. T. (2017).   Exercise preferences and perceived benefits and barriers of physical activity among veterans with PTSD . Journal of Behavioral Health, 6, 111-119. doi: 10.5455/jbh.20170508111344

Farris, S. G., Davis, M. L., Rosenfield, D., Kauffman, B. Y., Baird, S. O., Powers, M. B., Otto, M. W., Marcus, B. H., Church, T. S., Smits, J. A. J., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2016). Exercise self-efficacy moderates the relation between anxiety sensitivity and body mass index and exercise tolerance in treatment-seeking smokers . Mental Health and Physical Activity, 10, 25-32. Doi:10.1016/j.mhpa.2016.05.001

Vujanovic, A. A., Farris, S. G., Harte, C. B., Smits, J. J., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2013). Smoking status and exercise in relation to PTSD symptoms: A test among trauma-exposed adults . Mental Health and Physical Activity, 6(2), 132-138. doi:10.1016/j.mhpa.2012.12.001


Cigarette Smoking

Farris, S. G., O’Keefe, B. J., Abrantes, A. M., & DiBello, A. M. (2019).Sex-specific link between emotional vulnerability and poor weight control in cigarette smokers. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,26(1):69-75. doi: 10.1007/s12529-018-9755-7.

Zvolensky, M. J., Garey, L., Allan, N. P., Farris, S. G., Raines, A.M., Smits, J.A.J., Kauffman, B.Y., Manning, K., Schmidt, N.B. (2018). Effects of anxiety sensitivity reduction on smoking abstinence: An analysis from a panic prevention program . Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86, 474-485. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000288.

Farris, S. G., Brown, L. A., Goodwin, R. D., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2017). Panic attack history and smoking topography . Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 171, 84-90.

Farris, S. G., Aston, E. R., Abrantes, A. M., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2017). Tobacco demand, delay discounting, and smoking topography among smokers with and without psychopathology . Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 179, 247-253. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.06.042

Farris, S. G., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2016). An experimental test of the effect of acute anxious arousal and anxiety sensitivity on negative reinforcement smoking . Journal of Psychopharmacology. 30(7), 641–653. doi: 10.1177/0269881116642880

Farris, S. G., Leyro, T. M., Allan, N. P., Øverup, C. S., Schmidt, N. B., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2016). Distress intolerance during smoking cessation treatment . Behaviour Research and Therapy, 85, 33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2016.08.002

Farris, S. G., Zvolensky, M. J., & Schmidt, N. B. (2016). Difficulties with emotion regulation and psychopathology interact to predict early smoking cessation lapse . Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40(3), 357-36744. doi: 10.1007/s10608-015-9705-5

Farris, S. G., Allan, N. P., Morales, P. C., Schmidt, N. B., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2015).   Does successful smoking cessation reduce anxious arousal among treatment-seeking smokers? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 36, 92–98. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.07.009

Zvolensky, M. J., Farris, S. G., Guillot, C. R., & Leventhal, A. M. (2014).   Anxiety sensitivity as an amplifier of the subjective and behavioral tobacco abstinence effects . Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 142, 224-230. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.023


Cannabis Use

Aston, E. R., Farris, S. G., Metrik, J., & Rosen, R. K. (in press). Vaporization of marijuana among recreational users: A qualitative study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Aston, E. R., Farris, S. G., MacKillop, J., & Metrik, J. (2017).   Latent factor structure of a behavioral economic marijuana demand curve .  Psychopharmacology, 234, 2421-2429. doi: 10.1007/s00213-017-4633-6

Farris, S. G., Metrik, J., Bonn-Miller, M. O., Kahler, C. W., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2016).   Anxiety sensitivity and distress intolerance in predicting cannabis dependence symptoms, problems, and craving: The mediating role of coping motives . Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 889-897.

Farris, S. G., & Metrik, J. (2016).   Acute effects of cannabis on breath-holding duration . Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 24(4), 305-12. doi: 10.1037/pha0000075

Farris, S. G., Zvolensky, M. J., Boden, M. T., & Bonn-Miller, M. O. (2014). Cannabis use expectancies mediate the relation between depressive symptoms and cannabis use among cannabis-dependent veterans . Journal of Addiction Medicine, 8(2), 130-136. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000010


Women’s Health

Farris, S. G., Abrantes, A. M., & Zvolensky, M. J. (in press). Emotional distress and tobacco demand during the menstrual cycle in female smokers . Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2018.1494208  [Epub ahead of print]

Farris, S. G., Zvolensky, M. J., Robles, Z., & Schmidt, N. B. (2015). Examining substance use and affective processes as multivariate risk factors associated with overweight body mass among treatment-seeking smokers . Psychology, Health, & Medicine, 20(7), 846-857. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2014 .963129

Farris, S. G., Epstein, E. E., McCrady, B. S., & Hunter-Reel, D. (2012).  Do co-morbid anxiety disorders predict drinking outcomes in women with alcohol use disorders? Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47(2), 143-148. doi:10.1093/alcalc/agr155


Measurement Development and Validation

Farris, S. G., Burr, E. K., Kibbey, M. M., Abrantes, A. M., & DiBello, A. M. (2020). Development and initial validation of the Exercise Sensitivity Questionnaire. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 19, 100346. doi:10.1016/j.mhpa.2020.100346

Kibbey, M. M., DiBello, A. M., Babu, A. A., & Farris, S. G. (2020). Validation of the Valuing Questionnaire (VQ) in adults with cardiovascular disease and risk. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 17, 144-151. doi:10.1016/j.mhpa.2020.100346

Farris, S. G., DiBello, A. M., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2018). Development and validation of a contextual behavioral distress intolerance task in cigarette smokers . Addictive Behaviors, 87, 260-266. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.07.020

Farris, S. G., DiBello, A. M., Bloom, E. L., & Abrantes, A. M. (2018). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Smoking and Weight Eating Episodes Test (SWEET) . International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25(4), 465-472.. doi: 10.1007/s12529-018-9717-0.

Metrik, J., Farris, S. G., Aston, E. R., & Kahler, C. W. (2017).   Development and initial validation of a Marijuana Cessation Expectancy Questionnaire . Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 177, 163-170. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.04.005

Farris, S. G., DiBello, A. M., Allan, N. P., Hogan, J., Schmidt, N. B., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2015).   Evaluation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 among treatment-seeking smokers . Psychological Assessment, 27(3), 1123-1128. doi: 10.1037/pas0000112

Farris, S. G., Zvolensky, M. J., DiBello, A. M., & Schmidt, N. B. (2015). Validation of the Avoidance and Inflexibility Scale (AIS) among treatment-seeking smokers . Psychological Assessment, 27(2), 467-477. doi:10.1037/pas0000059