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Carolyn F. Wong, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics
Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 30 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 8427

Overview

Carolyn Wong is a social health psychologist with interest in understanding how stress and coping impact individuals’ mental and physical health. For the past few years, she has been examining the psychosocial risk and resilient factors of young adult populations at high risk for drug use and sexual risk-taking, including young men who have sex with men (YMSM), young prescription drug misusers, and homeless youth. Carolyn is currently an assistant professor of research at USC.

Publications

Wong CF, Clark LF, Marlotte L. The Impact of Specific and Complex Trauma on the Mental Health of Homeless Youth. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Mar; 31(5):831-54. View in: PubMed

Kecojevic A, Wong CF, Corliss HL, Lankenau SE. Risk factors for high levels of prescription drug misuse and illicit drug use among substance-using young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 May 1; 150:156-63. View in: PubMed

Holloway IW, Schrager SM, Wong CF, Dunlap SL, Kipke MD. Network correlates of sexual health advice seeking and substance use among members of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):306-18. View in: PubMed

Wong CF, Schrager SM, Holloway IW, Meyer IH, Kipke MD. Minority stress experiences and psychological well-being: the impact of support from and connection to social networks within the los angeles house and ball communities. Prev Sci. 2014 Feb; 15(1):44-55. View in: PubMed

Wong CF, Silva K, Kecojevic A, Schrager SM, Bloom JJ, Iverson E, Lankenau SE. Coping and emotion regulation profiles as predictors of nonmedical prescription drug and illicit drug use among high-risk young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Sep 1; 132(1-2):165-71. View in: PubMed

Wong CF, Schrager SM, Chou CP, Weiss G, Kipke MD. Changes in developmental contexts as predictors of transitions in HIV-risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Jun; 51(3-4):439-50. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Iverson E, Wong CF, Bloom JJ, McNeeley M, Davidson PJ, McCarty C, Kral AH, Lankenau SE. Personal social network factors associated with overdose prevention training participation. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jan; 48(1-2):21-30. View in: PubMed

Kecojevic A, Wong CF, Schrager SM, Silva K, Bloom JJ, Iverson E, Lankenau SE. Initiation into prescription drug misuse: Differences between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and heterosexual high-risk young adults in Los Angeles and New York. Addict Behav. 2012 Nov; 37(11):1289-93. View in: PubMed

Friedman MS, Marshal MP, Guadamuz TE, Wei C, Wong CF, Saewyc E, Stall R. A meta-analysis of disparities in childhood sexual abuse, parental physical abuse, and peer victimization among sexual minority and sexual nonminority individuals. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug; 101(8):1481-94. View in: PubMed

Epstein D, Wong CF, Khemani RG, Moromisato DY, Waters K, Kipke MD, Markovitz BP. Race/Ethnicity is not associated with mortality in the PICU. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e588-97. View in: PubMed

Schrager SM, Wong CF, Weiss G, Kipke MD. Human immunodeficiency virus testing and risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County. Am J Health Promot. 2011 Mar-Apr; 25(4):244-7. View in: PubMed

Wong CF, Weiss G, Ayala G, Kipke MD. Harassment, discrimination, violence, and illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Aug; 22(4):286-98. View in: PubMed

Wong CF, Kipke MD, Weiss G, McDavitt B. The impact of recent stressful experiences on HIV-risk related behaviors. J Adolesc. 2010 Jun; 33(3):463-75. View in: PubMed

Wong CF, Kipke MD, Weiss G. Risk factors for alcohol use, frequent use, and binge drinking among young men who have sex with men. Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1012-20. View in: PubMed

Kipke MD, Weiss G, Wong CF. Residential status as a risk factor for drug use and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(6 Suppl):56-69. View in: PubMed

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