James Lightwood, PhD

Associate Professor
Clinical Pharmacy
+1 415 514-0939

Research program involves estimating the changes in direct healthcare costs due to changes in smoking behavior in large populations, and changes in exposure to passive smoking and health care cost and utilization attributable to adoption of smoke-free laws. Dr. Lightwood has done research in cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of disease prevention and management programs, cost savings attributable to smoking cessation, and the economics of infectious disease control

Publications: 

Estimating the long-run relationship between state cigarette taxes and county life expectancy.

Tobacco control

Baum A, Aguilar-Gomez S, Lightwood J, Bruzelius E, Glantz SA, Basu S

Healthcare Costs of Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home for U.S. Children.

American journal of preventive medicine

Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W

Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Smokeless Tobacco Use among US Adults.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Wang Y, Sung HY, Lightwood J, Chaffee BW, Yao T, Max W

Polytobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence Symptoms Among US Adults, 2012-2014.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Infrequent and Frequent Nondaily Smokers and Daily Smokers: Their Characteristics and Other Tobacco Use Patterns.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Cigar Smoking Among US Adults, 2000-2015.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Healthcare costs attributable to secondhand smoke exposure at home for U.S. adults.

Tobacco induced diseases

Tingting Yao, Hai-Yen Sung, Yingning Wang, James Lightwood, Wendy Max

Healthcare costs attributable to secondhand smoke exposure at home for U.S. adults.

Preventive medicine

Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W

Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S.

PloS one

Yao T, Max W, Sung HY, Glantz SA, Goldberg RL, Wang JB, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Cataldo J

Improved Label and Liver Warning for Nonprescription Acetaminophen Products.

Therapeutic innovation & regulatory science

Soller RW, Ho T, Lightwood JM

Polytobacco Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, Chewing Tobacco, and Snuff Among US Adults.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

PHP5 Argentina’s Generic Drug Law: Was It Successful?.

Value in Health

B. Lee, O.U. Garay, J. Goldhaber-Fiebert, J. Tang, J. Lightwood, L.S. Wilson

Pharmacy students teaching prescribers strategies to lower prescription drug costs for underserved patients.

Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP

Stebbins MR, Frear ME, Cutler TW, Lightwood JM, Fingado AR, Lai CJ, Lipton HL

Improvement of the Drug Allergy Alert for Nonprescription NSAIDs.

Therapeutic innovation & regulatory science

R. William Soller, Christopher Shaheen, Jennifer Yen, John Rose, James Lightwood

Association between smokefree laws and voluntary smokefree-home rules.

American journal of preventive medicine

Cheng KW, Glantz SA, Lightwood JM

Evaluation of value-based insurance design with a large retail employer.

The American journal of managed care

Kim YA, Loucks A, Yokoyama G, Lightwood J, Rascate K, Serxner SA

The impact of the aging population on coronary heart disease in the United States.

The American journal of medicine

Odden MC, Coxson PG, Moran A, Lightwood JM, Goldman L, Bibbins-Domingo K

Projected Effect of Dietary Salt Reductions on Future Cardiovascular Disease.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Glenn M. Chertow, Pamela G. Coxson, Andrew Moran, James M. Lightwood, Mark J. Pletcher, Lee Goldman

Projected effect of dietary salt reductions on future cardiovascular disease.

The New England journal of medicine

Bibbins-Domingo K, Chertow GM, Coxson PG, Moran A, Lightwood JM, Pletcher MJ, Goldman L

Forecasting the future economic burden of current adolescent overweight: an estimate of the coronary heart disease policy model.

American journal of public health

Lightwood J, Bibbins-Domingo K, Coxson P, Wang YC, Williams L, Goldman L

Comparing impact and cost-effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for lipid-lowering.

Annals of internal medicine

Pletcher MJ, Lazar L, Bibbins-Domingo K, Moran A, Rodondi N, Coxson P, Lightwood J, Williams L, Goldman L

Coronary heart disease attributable to passive smoking: CHD Policy Model.

American journal of preventive medicine

Lightwood JM, Coxson PG, Bibbins-Domingo K, Williams LW, Goldman L

Adolescent overweight and future adult coronary heart disease.

The New England journal of medicine

Bibbins-Domingo K, Coxson P, Pletcher MJ, Lightwood J, Goldman L

Comparison of the packaging and labeling of Target ClearRx with conventional prescription drug packaging and labeling.

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA

Soller RW, Lightwood JM

Cost-Effectiveness of Bupropion, Nortriptyline, and Psychological Intervention in Smoking Cessation.

The journal of behavioral health services & research

Sharon M. Hall, James M. Lightwood, Gary L. Humfleet, Alan Bostrom, Victor I. Reus, Ricardo Mu??oz

Cost-effectiveness of bupropion, nortriptyline, and psychological intervention in smoking cessation.

The journal of behavioral health services & research

Hall SM, Lightwood JM, Humfleet GL, Bostrom A, Reus VI, Muñoz R

The economics of smoking and cardiovascular disease.

Progress in cardiovascular diseases

Lightwood J

Smoking cessation in heart failure: it is never too late.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Lightwood J, Fleischmann KE, Glantz SA

Pancreatic cancer: total costs and utilization of health services.

Journal of surgical oncology

Wilson LS, Lightwood JM