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Johannes
Thrul
,
PhD

Assistant Professor
Johannes Thrul

Departmental Affiliations

Primary

Johannes Thrul, PhD, MS, uses mobile health technology to understand and treat substance use disorders.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

substance use; tobacco; alcohol; cannabis; mHealth; social media; ecological momentary assessment
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Friedrich Alexander University
2013
MS
Dresden University of Technology
2010
BS
University of Regensburg
2006
Overview
The focus of my work is mobile health (mHealth) research to study substance use behavior based on event-level data. I am also using technology, including smartphones, text messaging, and social media, to develop, test, and deliver evidence based cognitive behavioral interventions to prevent and treat substance use disorders.
Honors & Awards
2021 Excellence in Teaching Award, Course “Digital and Mobile Health Research in Public Mental Health”, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2020 Excellence in Teaching Award, Course “The Epidemiology of Substance Use and Related Problems”, Co-instructor with Renee Johnson, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2020 Excellence in Teaching Award, Summer Institute “Mobile Mental Health Research: Planning and Conducting Ecological Momentary Assessment”, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2020 Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) for Outstanding Service by the Student Association of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2020 Participant, Yale Innovation to Impact, Entrepreneurship training program for substance use researchers

2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, Summer Institute “Mobile Mental Health Research: Planning and Conducting Ecological Momentary Assessment”, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2018 Participant, NCI-CRUK Sandpit Workshop “Implementing Digital Health Interventions for Cancer Prevention”, Potomac, MD

2017 Travel award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)

2016 Travel award, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco – Europe (SRNT-E)

2015 Participant, NIH mHealth Training Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Travel award, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

2013 Travel award, European Graduate School in Addiction Research

2012 Travel award, German Academic Exchange Service

2008 – 2009 Fulbright Fellowship, German-American Fulbright Commission
Select Publications
Selected publications
  • Nordeck, C.D., Riehm, K.E., Smail, E.J., Holingue, C., Kane, J., Johnson, R.M., Veldhuis, C.B., Kalb, L.G., Stuart, E.A., & Thrul, J. (In press). Changes in drinking days among US adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addiction.
  • Thrul, J., Gubner, N.R., Nguyen, N., Nguyen, C., Goodell, E.A., Holmes, L.M., Vandrey, R.G., & Ling, P.M. (2021). Perceived reward from using cigarettes with alcohol or cannabis and concurrent use: A smartphone-based daily diary study. Addictive Behaviors, 114, 106747.
  • Thrul, J., Rabinowitz, J.A., Reboussin, B.A., Maher, B.S., & Ialongo, N.S. (2021). Adolescent cannabis and tobacco use are associated with opioid use in young adulthood - 12-year longitudinal study in an urban cohort. Addiction, 116(3), 643-650.
  • Thrul, J., Labhart, F., & Kuntsche, E. (2017). Drinking with mixed-gender groups is associated with heavy weekend drinking among young adults. Addiction, 112(3), 432-439.
  • Thrul, J., Klein, A.B., & Ramo, D.E. (2015). Smoking cessation intervention on Facebook: Which content generates the best engagement? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(11), e244.
Projects
Real Time Monitoring of Prescription Opioid and Cannabis Co-Use in Patients with Chronic Pain
Testing the impact of smartphone-based messaging to support young adult smoking cessation