Dr. Primack been the principal investigator on multiple federal grants from NCI, NIDA, and AHRQ (e.g., R01-CA140150, R01-DA034629, R21-HS022927, and R21-CA185767). He has also been a co-investigator on multiple NIH research projects funded by NICHD (R24-HD080194), NIAAA (R01-AA021347), NHLBI (R01-HL130388) and NIMHD (U54-GM119023-S1). The diversity of the source of these awards testifies to his multifaceted research interests, his penchant for collaboration, the marketability of his innovative ideas, and his passion for bridging disciplines.
Dr. Primack is broadly interested in improving interpersonal communication, health care, and health outcomes in an increasingly technological and media-driven world. This includes trying to improve the patient-provider bond, reducing mental health problems, and decreasing addiction.
Dr. Primack's work in these areas has been published in a wide variety of leading peer-reviewed journals in public health, medicine, and social science, including American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Preventive Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry, Public Health Reports, Tobacco Control, Journal of Adolescent Health, American Journal of Health Promotion, and Addiction. This research has been cited in leading international news sources including the New York Times, US News and World Report, the BBC, the Washington Post, and NPR’s “Here and Now.”