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Jennifer B Unger, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
SSB 302 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8234

Overview

Dr. Unger is a Professor of Preventive Medicine. Her research interests include psychological, social, and cultural influences on health-risk and health-protective behaviors in diverse populations.

Awards

Jacobs Institute of Women's Health: Ortho Pharmaceutical Scholar in Women's Health, 1997

University of Southern California: Southern California Studies Center Junior Faculty Award for Research on Southern California, 1998

APHA: Jay Drotman Award

Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior

Jacobs Institute of Women's Health: Ortho Pharmaceutical Scholar in Women's Health, 1997

Publications

Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Huang S, Villamar JA, Soto D, Pattarroyo M. Alcohol use among recent immigrant Latino/a youth: acculturation, gender, and the Theory of Reasoned Action. Ethn Health. 2016 Dec; 21(6):609-27. View in: PubMed

Lam CN, Goldenson NI, Burner E, Unger JB. Cultural buffering as a protective factor against electronic cigarette use among Hispanic emergency department patients. Addict Behav. 2016 Dec; 63:155-60. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Meca A, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Cano MÁ, Piña-Watson B, Szapocznik J, Zamboanga BL, Córdova D, Romero AJ, Lee TK, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Des Rosiers SE, Pattarroyo M. Personal Identity Development in Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents: Links with Positive Psychosocial Functioning, Depressive Symptoms, and Externalizing Problems. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Nov 23. View in: PubMed

Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Meca A, Unger JB, Romero A, Gonzales-Backen M, Piña-Watson B, Cano MÁ, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Pattarroyo M, Schwartz SJ. Latino Parent Acculturation Stress: Longitudinal Effects on Family Functioning and Youth Emotional and Behavioral Health. J Fam Psychol. 2016 Nov 7. View in: PubMed

McConnell R, Barrington-Trimis JL, Wang K, Urman R, Hong H, Unger J, Samet J, Leventhal A, Berhane K. Electronic-cigarette Use and Respiratory Symptoms in Adolescents. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov 2. View in: PubMed

Samet JM, Pentz MA, Unger JB. Flavoured tobacco products and the public's health: lessons from the TPSAC menthol report. Tob Control. 2016 Nov; 25(Suppl 2):ii103-ii105. View in: PubMed

Córdova D, Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Des Rosiers SE, Lee TK, Meca A, Cano MÁ, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Oshri A, Salas-Wright CP, Piña-Watson B, Romero AJ. A Longitudinal Test of the Parent-Adolescent Family Functioning Discrepancy Hypothesis: A Trend toward Increased HIV Risk Behaviors Among Immigrant Hispanic Adolescents. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Oct; 45(10):2164-77. View in: PubMed

Cerrada CJ, Unger JB, Huh J. Correlates of Perceived Smoking Prevalence Among Korean American Emerging Adults. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Oct; 18(5):1183-9. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Unger JB. Emerging adulthood themes and hookah use among college students in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2016 Oct; 61:16-9. View in: PubMed

Barrington-Trimis JL, Urman R, Leventhal AM, Gauderman WJ, Cruz TB, Gilreath TD, Howland S, Unger JB, Berhane K, Samet JM, McConnell R. E-cigarettes, Cigarettes, and the Prevalence of Adolescent Tobacco Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug; 138(2). View in: PubMed

Barrington-Trimis JL, Urman R, Berhane K, Unger JB, Cruz TB, Pentz MA, Samet JM, Leventhal AM, McConnell R. E-Cigarettes and Future Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul; 138(1). View in: PubMed

Barrington-Trimis JL, Berhane K, Unger JB, Cruz TB, Urman R, Chou CP, Howland S, Wang K, Pentz MA, Gilreath TD, Huh J, Leventhal AM, Samet JM, McConnell R. The E-cigarette Social Environment, E-cigarette Use, and Susceptibility to Cigarette Smoking. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jul; 59(1):75-80. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Sussman S, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. Role transitions and substance use among Hispanic emerging adults: A longitudinal study using coarsened exact matching. Addict Behav. 2016 Jul; 58:95-9. View in: PubMed

Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Herzog TA, Chen Q, Muranaka N, Kehl L, Unger JB. E-cigarette advertising exposure and implicit attitudes among young adult non-smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 1; 163:134-40. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Soto DW, Leventhal A. E-cigarette use and subsequent cigarette and marijuana use among Hispanic young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 1; 163:261-4. View in: PubMed

Sussman S, Chou CP, Pang RD, Kirkpatrick M, Guillot CR, Stone M, Khoddam R, Riggs NR, Unger JB, Leventhal AM. Social Self-Control Is a Statistically Nonredundant Correlate of Adolescent Substance Use. Subst Use Misuse. 2016 May 11; 51(6):788-94. View in: PubMed

Grigsby TJ, Forster M, Unger JB, Sussman S. Predictors of alcohol-related negative consequences in adolescents: A systematic review of the literature and implications for future research. J Adolesc. 2016 Apr; 48:18-35. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Escobedo P, Chu KH, Soto DW, Cruz TB, Unger JB. Campaigns and counter campaigns: reactions on Twitter to e-cigarette education. Tob Control. 2016 Mar 8. View in: PubMed

Davis AN, Carlo G, Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Zamboanga BL, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Cano MÁ, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Oshri A, Streit C, Martinez MM, Piña-Watson B, Lizzi K, Soto D. The Longitudinal Associations Between Discrimination, Depressive Symptoms, and Prosocial Behaviors in U. S. Latino/a Recent Immigrant Adolescents. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Mar; 45(3):457-70. View in: PubMed

Gilreath TD, Leventhal A, Barrington-Trimis JL, Unger JB, Cruz TB, Berhane K, Huh J, Urman R, Wang K, Howland S, Pentz MA, Chou CP, McConnell R. Patterns of Alternative Tobacco Product Use: Emergence of Hookah and E-cigarettes as Preferred Products Amongst Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Feb; 58(2):181-5. View in: PubMed

Forster M, Allem JP, Mendez N, Qazi Y, Unger JB. Evaluation of a telenovela designed to improve knowledge and behavioral intentions among Hispanic patients with end-stage renal disease in Southern California. Ethn Health. 2016 Feb; 21(1):58-70. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Strong DR, Sussman S, Kirkpatrick MG, Unger JB, Barrington-Trimis JL, Audrain-McGovern J. Psychiatric comorbidity in adolescent electronic and conventional cigarette use. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Feb; 73:71-8. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Trajectories of perceived discrimination from adolescence to emerging adulthood and substance use among Hispanic youth in Los Angeles. Addict Behav. 2016 Feb; 53:108-12. View in: PubMed

Sussman S, Allem JP, Garcia J, Unger JB, Cruz TB, Garcia R, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Who walks into vape shops in Southern California?: a naturalistic observation of customers. Tob Induc Dis. 2016; 14:18. View in: PubMed

Arpawong TE, Rohrbach LA, Milam JE, Unger JB, Land H, Sun P, Spruijt-Metz D, Sussman S. Stressful Life Events and Predictors of Post-traumatic Growth among High-Risk Early Emerging Adults. J Posit Psychol. 2016 Jan 1; 11(1):1-14. View in: PubMed

Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger JB, Oshri A, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Soto D. Profiles of bullying victimization, discrimination, social support, and school safety: Links with Latino/a youth acculturation, gender, depressive symptoms, and cigarette use. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2016 Jan; 86(1):37-48. View in: PubMed

Miller KA, Huh J, Unger JB, Richardson JL, Allen MW, Peng DH, Cockburn MG. Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:303-8. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Benet-Martínez V, Meca A, Zamboanga BL, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Rosiers SE, Oshri A, Sabet RF, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Huang S, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Szapocznik J. Longitudinal trajectories of bicultural identity integration in recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents: Links with mental health and family functioning. Int J Psychol. 2015 Dec; 50(6):440-50. View in: PubMed

Rendón AD, Unger JB, Cruz T, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Perceptions of Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Among Hispanic Residents of Multiunit Housing. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Nov 6. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. Adverse childhood experiences and substance use among Hispanic emerging adults in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:199-204. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Unger JB, Garcia R, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Sussman S. Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors of Vape Shop Retailers in Los Angeles. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Nov; 39(6):794-8. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Forster M, Neiberger A, Unger JB. Characteristics of emerging adulthood and e-cigarette use: Findings from a pilot study. Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:40-4. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Bello MS, Unger JB, Strong DR, Kirkpatrick MG, Audrain-McGovern J. Diminished Alternative Reinforcement as a Mechanism Underlying Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Substance Use. Prev Med. 2015 Nov; 80:75-81. View in: PubMed

Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger JB. Ethnic Discrimination, Acculturative Stress, and Family Conflict as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms and Cigarette Smoking Among Latina/o Youth: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Oct; 44(10):1984-97. View in: PubMed

Unger JB. E-Cigarettes: Introducing New Complexities and Controversies to the Field of Nicotine and Tobacco Research. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Oct; 17(10):1185-6. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Unger JB. Determinants of Host Society Acculturation and Its Relationship with Health Behaviors and Outcomes: A New Research and Intervention Framework. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Oct; 17(5):1420-6. View in: PubMed

Ameringer KJ, Chou CP, Sussman S, Unger JB, Leventhal AM. Identifying Shared Latent Dimensions of Psychological Symptoms: Implications for the Psychological Correlates of Smoking. J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2015 Sep 1; 37(3):454-468. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Unger JB, Audrain-McGovern J, Sussman S, Volk HE, Strong DR. Measuring Anhedonia in Adolescents: A Psychometric Analysis. J Pers Assess. 2015 Sep-Oct; 97(5):506-14. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Strong DR, Kirkpatrick MG, Unger JB, Sussman S, Riggs NR, Stone MD, Khoddam R, Samet JM, Audrain-McGovern J. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Initiation of Combustible Tobacco Product Smoking in Early Adolescence. JAMA. 2015 Aug 18; 314(7):700-7. View in: PubMed

Barrington-Trimis JL, Berhane K, Unger JB, Cruz TB, Huh J, Leventhal AM, Urman R, Wang K, Howland S, Gilreath TD, Chou CP, Pentz MA, McConnell R. Psychosocial Factors Associated With Adolescent Electronic Cigarette and Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):308-17. View in: PubMed

Forster M, Grigsby T, Soto DW, Schwartz SJ, Unger JB. The role of bicultural stress and perceived context of reception in the expression of aggression and rule breaking behaviors among recent-immigrant Hispanic youth. J Interpers Violence. 2015 Jul; 30(11):1807-27. View in: PubMed

Cano MÁ, Schwartz SJ, Castillo LG, Romero AJ, Huang S, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger JB, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lizzi KM, Soto DW, Oshri A, Villamar JA, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Depressive symptoms and externalizing behaviors among Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Examining longitudinal effects of cultural stress. J Adolesc. 2015 Jul; 42:31-9. View in: PubMed

Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Schwartz SJ, Unger JB. Stressful life events, ethnic identity, historical trauma, and participation in cultural activities: Associations with smoking behaviors among American Indian adolescents in California. Addict Behav. 2015 Jun 9; 50:64-69. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Zamboanga BL, Córdova D, Mason CA, Huang S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Des Rosiers SE, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Pattarroyo M, Lizzi KM, Szapocznik J. Developmental trajectories of acculturation: links with family functioning and mental health in recent-immigrant Hispanic adolescents. Child Dev. 2015 May; 86(3):726-48. View in: PubMed

Chu KH, Unger JB, Cruz TB, Soto DW. Electronic Cigarettes on Twitter - Spreading the Appeal of Flavors. Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Apr; 1(1):36-41. View in: PubMed

Arpawong TE, Sussman S, Milam JE, Unger JB, Land H, Sun P, Rohrbach LA. Post-traumatic growth, stressful life events, and relationships with substance use behaviors among alternative high school students: A prospective study. Psychol Health. 2015 Apr; 30(4):475-94. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Zamboanga BL, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Des Rosiers SE, Romero AJ, Cano MÁ, Gonzales-Backen MA, Córdova D, Piña-Watson BM, Huang S, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Trajectories of cultural stressors and effects on mental health and substance use among Hispanic immigrant adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Apr; 56(4):433-9. View in: PubMed

Tate EB, Unger JB, Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D, Pentz MA, Riggs NR. Children's Executive Function and High-Calorie, Low-Nutrient Food Intake: Mediating Effects of Child-Perceived Adult Fast Food Intake. Health Educ Behav. 2015 Apr; 42(2):163-70. View in: PubMed

Epstein D, Unger JB, Ornelas B, Chang JC, Markovitz BP, Dodek PM, Heyland DK, Gold JI. Satisfaction with care and decision making among parents/caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit: A comparison between English-speaking whites and Latinos. J Crit Care. 2015 Apr; 30(2):236-41. View in: PubMed

Pentz MA, Shin H, Riggs N, Unger JB, Collison KL, Chou CP. Parent, peer, and executive function relationships to early adolescent e-cigarette use: A substance use pathway? Addict Behav. 2015 Mar; 42:73-8. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Ayers JW, Unger JB, Vollinger RE, Latkin C, Juon HS, Park HR, Paik HY, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF. The environment modifies the relationship between social networks and secondhand smoke exposure among korean nonsmokers in seoul and california. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 27(2):NP437-47. View in: PubMed

Cabassa LJ, Oh H, Humensky JL, Unger JB, Molina GB, Baron M. Comparing the impact on latinos of a depression brochure and an entertainment-education depression fotonovela. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Mar 1; 66(3):313-6. View in: PubMed

Fagerstrom K, Etter JF, Unger JB. E-cigarettes: a disruptive technology that revolutionizes our field? Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Feb; 17(2):125-6. View in: PubMed

Forster M, Grigsby TJ, Bunyan A, Unger JB, Valente TW. The protective role of school friendship ties for substance use and aggressive behaviors among middle school students. J Sch Health. 2015 Feb; 85(2):82-9. View in: PubMed

Unger JB. Preventing Substance Use and Misuse Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents: Why Are We Not Addressing Discrimination in Prevention Programs? Subst Use Misuse. 2015; 50(8-9):952-5. View in: PubMed

Oshri A, Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Kwon JA, Des Rosiers SE, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Córdova D, Soto DW, Lizzi KM, Villamar JA, Szapocznik J. Bicultural stress, identity formation, and alcohol expectancies and misuse in Hispanic adolescents: a developmental approach. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Dec; 43(12):2054-68. View in: PubMed

Becker D, Thing JP, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Schwartz SJ, Soto DW, Unger JB. Cultural measures associated with sexual risk behaviors among latino youth in southern california: a longitudinal study. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2014 Dec; 46(4):193-201. View in: PubMed

Gilreath TD, Astor RA, Estrada JN, Benbenishty R, Unger JB. School Victimization and Substance Use among Adolescents in California. Prev Sci. 2014 Dec; 15(6):897-906. View in: PubMed

Basáñez T, Dennis JM, Crano W, Stacy A, Unger JB. Measuring Acculturation Gap Conflicts among Hispanics: Implications for Psychosocial and Academic Adjustment. J Fam Issues. 2014 Nov; 35(13):1727-1753. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Schwartz SJ, Huh J, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Acculturation and perceived discrimination: Predictors of substance use trajectories from adolescence to emerging adulthood among Hispanics. Addict Behav. 2014 Sep; 39(9):1293-6. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Zamboanga BL, Tomaso CC, Kondo KK, Unger JB, Weisskirch RS, Ham LS, Meca A, Cano MÁ, Whitbourne SK, Brittian AS, Des Rosiers SE, Hurley EA, Vazsonyi AT, Ravert RD. Association of acculturation with drinking games among Hispanic college students. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2014 Sep; 40(5):359-66. View in: PubMed

Basáñez T, Warren MT, Crano WD, Unger JB. Perceptions of intragroup rejection and coping strategies: malleable factors affecting Hispanic adolescents’ emotional and academic outcomes. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Aug; 43(8):1266-80. View in: PubMed

Epstein D, Reibel M, Unger JB, Cockburn M, Escobedo LA, Kale DC, Chang JC, Gold JI. The effect of neighborhood and individual characteristics on pediatric critical illness. J Community Health. 2014 Aug; 39(4):753-9. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Unger JB. Host society acculturation and health practices and outcomes in the United States: Public health policy and research implications worldwide. J Public Health Policy. 2014 Aug; 35(3):278-91. View in: PubMed

Unger JB. Special issue on culture and substance use. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jul; 49(8):919-21. View in: PubMed

Halley Grigsby TJ, Forster M, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. Problematic substance use among Hispanic adolescents and young adults: implications for prevention efforts. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jul; 49(8):1025-38. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Thing J, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Associations between ethnic labels and substance use among hispanic/latino adolescents in los angeles. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jul; 49(8):1007-16. View in: PubMed

Huang GC, Unger JB, Soto D, Fujimoto K, Pentz MA, Jordan-Marsh M, Valente TW. Peer influences: the impact of online and offline friendship networks on adolescent smoking and alcohol use. J Adolesc Health. 2014 May; 54(5):508-14. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Benet-Martínez V, Knight GP, Unger JB, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Stephens DP, Huang S, Szapocznik J. Effects of language of assessment on the measurement of acculturation: Measurement equivalence and cultural frame switching. Psychol Assess. 2014 Mar; 26(1):100-14. View in: PubMed

Unger JB. Cultural Influences on Substance Use Among Hispanic Adolescents and Young Adults: Findings From Project RED. Child Dev Perspect. 2014 Mar 1; 8(1):48-53. View in: PubMed

Grigsby TJ, Forster M, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Soto DW, Unger JB. Do adolescent drug use consequences predict externalizing and internalizing problems in emerging adulthood as well as traditional drug use measures in a Hispanic sample? Addict Behav. 2014 Mar; 39(3):644-51. View in: PubMed

Clark F, Pyatak EA, Carlson M, Blanche EI, Vigen C, Hay J, Mallinson T, Blanchard J, Unger JB, Garber SL, Diaz J, Florindez LI, Atkins M, Rubayi S, Azen SP. Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clin Trials. 2014; 11(2):218-29. View in: PubMed

Sussman S, Garcia R, Cruz TB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Pentz MA, Unger JB. Consumers' perceptions of vape shops in Southern California: an analysis of online Yelp reviews. Tob Induc Dis. 2014; 12(1):22. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Des Rosiers SE, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Szapocznik J. Perceived context of reception among recent Hispanic immigrants: conceptualization, instrument development, and preliminary validation. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2014 Jan; 20(1):1-15. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Lisha NE, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. Emerging adulthood themes, role transitions and substance use among Hispanics in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2013 Dec; 38(12):2797-800. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. Role transitions in emerging adulthood are associated with smoking among Hispanics in Southern California. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Nov; 15(11):1948-51. View in: PubMed

Epstein D, Unger JB, Ornelas B, Chang JC, Markovitz BP, Moromisato DY, Dodek PM, Heyland DK, Gold JI. Psychometric evaluation of a modified version of the family satisfaction in the ICU survey in parents/caregivers of critically ill children*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct; 14(8):e350-6. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Sussman S, Unger JB. Cultural and Social Influences on Adolescent Smoking Dissipate by Emerging Adulthood Among Hispanics in Southern California. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Sep 22. View in: PubMed

Gilreath TD, Astor RA, Estrada JN, Johnson RM, Benbenishty R, Unger JB. Substance Use Among Adolescents in California: A Latent Class Analysis. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Aug 23. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Des Rosiers SE, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Zamboanga BL, Huang S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Domains of Acculturation and Their Effects on Substance Use and Sexual Behavior in Recent Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents. Prev Sci. 2013 Jul 5. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Des Rosiers S, Huang S, Zamboanga BL, Unger JB, Knight GP, Pantin H, Szapocznik J. Developmental trajectories of acculturation in Hispanic adolescents: associations with family functioning and adolescent risk behavior. Child Dev. 2013 Jul-Aug; 84(4):1355-72. View in: PubMed

Barnett E, Spruijt-Metz D, Unger JB, Rohrbach LA, Sun P, Sussman S. Bidirectional associations between future time perspective and substance use among continuation high-school students. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jun; 48(8):574-80. View in: PubMed

Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Soto D, Baezconde-Garbanati L. A longitudinal analysis of Hispanic youth acculturation and cigarette smoking: the roles of gender, culture, family, and discrimination. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 May; 15(5):957-68. View in: PubMed

Riggs NR, Shin HS, Unger JB, Spruijt-Metz D, Pentz MA. Prospective Associations between Bilingualism and Executive Function in Latino Children: Sustained Effects While Controlling for Biculturalism. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Apr 30. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Cabassa LJ, Molina GB, Contreras S, Baron M. Evaluation of a fotonovela to increase depression knowledge and reduce stigma among Hispanic adults. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Apr; 15(2):398-406. View in: PubMed

Valente TW, Fujimoto K, Soto D, Ritt-Olson A, Unger JB. A comparison of peer influence measures as predictors of smoking among predominately hispanic/latino high school adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Mar; 52(3):358-64. View in: PubMed

Forster M, Dyal SR, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Chou CP, Soto DW, Unger JB. Bullying victimization as a mediator of associations between cultural/familial variables, substance use, and depressive symptoms among Hispanic youth. Ethn Health. 2013; 18(4):415-32. View in: PubMed

Guo Q, Unger JB, Palmer PH, Chou CP, Johnson CA. The role of cognitive attributions for smoking in subsequent smoking progression and regression among adolescents in China. Addict Behav. 2013 Jan; 38(1):1493-8. View in: PubMed

Basáñez T, Unger JB, Soto D, Crano W, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Perceived discrimination as a risk factor for depressive symptoms and substance use among Hispanic adolescents in Los Angeles. Ethn Health. 2013; 18(3):244-61. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Schwartz SJ. Conceptual considerations in studies of cultural influences on health behaviors. Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 55(5):353-5. View in: PubMed

Unger JB. Jennifer B. Unger on Zili Sloboda's "The state of support for research on the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of drug use and drug use disorders in the USA". Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Nov-Dec; 47(13-14):1581-3. View in: PubMed

Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger JB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Ritt-Olson A, Soto D. Acculturation, enculturation, and symptoms of depression in Hispanic youth: the roles of gender, Hispanic cultural values, and family functioning. J Youth Adolesc. 2012 Oct; 41(10):1350-65. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Rosiers SE, Huang S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Substance use and sexual behavior among recent Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Effects of parent-adolescent differential acculturation and communication. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Sep; 125 Suppl 1:S26-34. View in: PubMed

Leventhal AM, Ray LA, Rhee SH, Unger JB. Genetic and environmental influences on the association between depressive symptom dimensions and smoking initiation among chinese adolescent twins. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012 May; 14(5):559-68. View in: PubMed

Fuqua JL, Gallaher PE, Unger JB, Trinidad DR, Sussman S, Ortega E, Anderson Johnson C. Multiple peer group self-identification and adolescent tobacco use. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 May; 47(6):757-66. View in: PubMed

Guo Q, Unger JB, Azen SP, Mackinnon DP, Johnson CA. Do cognitive attributions for smoking predict subsequent smoking development? Addict Behav. 2012 Mar; 37(3):273-9. View in: PubMed

Unger JB. The most critical unresolved issues associated with race, ethnicity, culture, and substance use. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Mar; 47(4):390-5. View in: PubMed

Barnett E, Spruijt-Metz D, Unger JB, Sun P, Rohrbach LA, Sussman S. Boosting a teen substance use prevention program with motivational interviewing. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Mar; 47(4):418-28. View in: PubMed

Fujimoto K, Unger JB, Valente TW. A network method of measuring affiliation-based peer influence: assessing the influences of teammates' smoking on adolescent smoking. Child Dev. 2012 Mar; 83(2):442-51. View in: PubMed

Sun P, Johnson CA, Palmer P, Arpawong TE, Unger JB, Xie B, Rohrbach LA, Spruijt-Metz D, Sussman S. Concurrent and predictive relationships between compulsive internet use and substance use: findings from vocational high school students in china and the USA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Mar; 9(3):660-73. View in: PubMed

Haile RW, John EM, Levine AJ, Cortessis VK, Unger JB, Gonzales M, Ziv E, Thompson P, Spruijt-Metz D, Tucker KL, Bernstein JL, Rohan TE, Ho GY, Bondy ML, Martinez ME, Cook L, Stern MC, Correa MC, Wright J, Schwartz SJ, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Blinder V, Miranda P, Hayes R, Friedman-Jiménez G, Monroe KR, Haiman CA, Henderson BE, Thomas DC, Boffetta P. A review of cancer in u. s. Hispanic populations. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Feb; 5(2):150-63. View in: PubMed

Sun P, Unger JB, Palmer P, Ma H, Xie B, Sussman S, Johnson CA. Relative income inequality and selected health outcomes in urban Chinese youth. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jan; 74(1):84-91. View in: PubMed

Allem JP, Ayers JW, Unger JB, Irvin VL, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF. Smoking Trajectories among Koreans in Seoul and California: Exemplifying a Common Error in Age Parameterization. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012; 13(5):1851-6. View in: PubMed

Lisha NE, Sun P, Rohrbach LA, Spruijt-Metz D, Unger JB, Sussman S. An evaluation of immediate outcomes and fidelity of a drug abuse prevention program in continuation high schools: project towards no drug abuse (TND). J Drug Educ. 2012; 42(1):33-57. View in: PubMed

Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Soto D, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Acculturation, gender, depression, and cigarette smoking among U. S. Hispanic youth: the mediating role of perceived discrimination. J Youth Adolesc. 2011 Nov; 40(11):1519-33. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Lankenau SE, Palinkas LA, Richardson JL, Chou CP, Unger JB. The influence of the perceived consequences of refusing to share injection equipment among injection drug users: balancing competing risks. Addict Behav. 2011 Aug; 36(8):835-42. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Pang Z, Guo Q, Ning F, Gallaher P, Lee L, Cao W, Conti D, Johnson CA. Heritability of smoking, alcohol use, and psychological characteristics among adolescent twins in Qingdao, China. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2011 Jul; 23(4):568-80. View in: PubMed

Hsu YW, Johnson CA, Chou CP, Unger JB, Sun P, Xie B, Palmer PH, Gallaher PE, Spruijt-Metz D. Correlates of overweight status in Chinese youth: an East-West paradox. Am J Health Behav. 2011 Jul; 35(4):496-506. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Cockburn MG, Yaroch AL, Unger JB, Rueda R, Reynolds KD. Preliminary evidence for mediation of the association between acculturation and sun-safe behaviors. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jul; 147(7):814-9. View in: PubMed

Baezconde-Garbanati LA, Weich-Reushé K, Espinoza L, Portugal C, Barahona R, Garbanati J, Seedat F, Unger JB. Secondhand smoke exposure among Hispanics/Latinos living in multiunit housing: exploring barriers to new policies. Am J Health Promot. 2011 May-Jun; 25(5 Suppl):S82-90. View in: PubMed

Belcher BR, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, McClain AD, Hsu YW, Unger JB, Spruijt-Metz D. The influence of worries on emotional eating, weight concerns, and body mass index in Latina female youth. J Adolesc Health. 2011 May; 48(5):487-92. View in: PubMed

Li D, London SJ, Liu J, Lee W, Jiang X, Van Den Berg D, Bergen AW, Nishita D, Waleh N, Swan GE, Gallaher P, Chou CP, Shih JC, Unger JB, Gauderman WJ, Gilliland F, Johnson CA, Conti DV. Association of the calcyon neuron-specific vesicular protein gene (CALY) with adolescent smoking initiation in China and California. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 May 1; 173(9):1039-48. View in: PubMed

Soto C, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Soto DW, Black DS, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Cultural values associated with substance use among Hispanic adolescents in southern California. Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(10):1223-33. View in: PubMed

Lac A, Unger JB, Basáñez T, Ritt-Olson A, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Marijuana use among Latino adolescents: gender differences in protective familial factors. Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(5):644-55. View in: PubMed

Allen B, Cruz TB, Leonard E, Unger JB. Development and validation of a scale to assess attitudes and beliefs about menthol cigarettes among african american smokers. Eval Health Prof. 2010 Dec; 33(4):414-36. View in: PubMed

Sakuma KL, Sun P, Unger JB, Johnson CA. Evaluating depressive symptom interactions on adolescent smoking prevention program mediators: a mediated moderation analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Nov; 12(11):1099-107. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Yaroch AL, Unger JB, Cockburn MG, Rueda R, Reynolds KD. Moderated mediation regarding the sun-safe behaviors of U. S. Latinos: advancing the theory and evidence for acculturation-focused research and interventions. J Immigr Minor Health. 2010 Oct; 12(5):691-8. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Lankenau SE, Palinkas LA, Richardson JL, Chou CP, Unger JB. The perceived consequences of safer injection: an exploration of qualitative findings and gender differences. Psychol Health Med. 2010 Oct; 15(5):560-73. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Unger JB, Bluthenthal RN, Andreeva VA, Pentz MA. Cognitive behavioral theories used to explain injection risk behavior among injection drug users: a review and suggestions for the integration of cognitive and environmental models. Health Educ Behav. 2010 Aug; 37(4):504-32. View in: PubMed

Xie B, Unger JB, Gallaher P, Johnson CA, Wu Q, Chou CP. Overweight, body image, and depression in Asian and Hispanic adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2010 Jul-Aug; 34(4):476-88. View in: PubMed

Black DS, Sussman S, Unger JB. A further look at the intergenerational transmission of violence: witnessing interparental violence in emerging adulthood. J Interpers Violence. 2010 Jun; 25(6):1022-42. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Valente TW, Casanova M, Partovi SM, Mendenhall BM, Hundley JH, Gonzalez M, Unger JB. Evaluation of an overdose prevention and response training programme for injection drug users in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CA. Int J Drug Policy. 2010 May; 21(3):186-93. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB, Zamboanga BL, Szapocznik J. Rethinking the concept of acculturation: implications for theory and research. Am Psychol. 2010 May-Jun; 65(4):237-51. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Allen B, Leonard E, Wenten M, Cruz TB. Menthol and non-menthol cigarette use among Black smokers in Southern California. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Apr; 12(4):398-407. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Ritt-Olson A, Chou CP, Pokhrel P, Duan L, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Soto DW, Unger JB. Associations between family structure, family functioning, and substance use among Hispanic/Latino adolescents. Psychol Addict Behav. 2010 Mar; 24(1):98-108. View in: PubMed

Schwartz SJ, Unger JB. Biculturalism and Context: What Is Biculturalism, and When Is It Adaptive?: Commentary on Mistry and Wu. Hum Dev. 2010 Mar; 53(1):26-32. View in: PubMed

Guo Q, Unger JB, Azen SP, Li C, Spruijt-Metz D, Palmer PH, Chou CP, Lee L, Sun P, Johnson CA. Cognitive attributions for smoking among adolescents in China. Addict Behav. 2010 Feb; 35(2):95-101. View in: PubMed

Okamoto J, Ritt-Olson A, Soto D, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. Perceived discrimination and substance use among Latino adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2009 Nov-Dec; 33(6):718-27. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Wagner KD, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Parent-child acculturation patterns and substance use among Hispanic adolescents: a longitudinal analysis. J Prim Prev. 2009 Jul; 30(3-4):293-313. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Parent-child acculturation discrepancies as a risk factor for substance use among Hispanic adolescents in Southern California. J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Jun; 11(3):149-57. View in: PubMed

Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Unger JB, Spruijt-Metz D. Psychological determinants of emotional eating in adolescence. Eat Disord. 2009 May-Jun; 17(3):211-24. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Unger JB, Yaroch AL, Cockburn MG, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Reynolds KD. Acculturation and sun-safe behaviors among US Latinos: findings from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey. Am J Public Health. 2009 Apr; 99(4):734-41. View in: PubMed

Otsuki M, Tinsley BJ, Chao RK, Unger JB. An ecological perspective on smoking among Asian American college students: the roles of social smoking and smoking motives. Psychol Addict Behav. 2008 Dec; 22(4):514-23. View in: PubMed

Ma H, Unger JB, Chou CP, Sun P, Palmer PH, Zhou Y, Yao J, Xie B, Gallaher PE, Guo Q, Wei Y, Chen B, Wang Z, Wang X, Duan H, Song Y, Gong J, Azen SP, Lee L, Johnson CA. Risk factors for adolescent smoking in urban and rural China: findings from the China seven cities study. Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1081-5. View in: PubMed

Sussman S, Unger JB, Palinkas LA. Country prototypes and translation of health programs. Eval Health Prof. 2008 Jun; 31(2):110-23. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Soto C, Thomas N. Translation of health programs for American Indians in the United States. Eval Health Prof. 2008 Jun; 31(2):124-44. View in: PubMed

Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Chou CP, Unger JB, Spruijt-Metz D. BMI as a moderator of perceived stress and emotional eating in adolescents. Eat Behav. 2008 Apr; 9(2):238-46. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Ritt-Olson A, Soto DW, Rodriguez YL, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. The role of acculturation, parenting, and family in Hispanic/Latino adolescent substance use: findings from a qualitative analysis. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2008; 7(3):304-27. View in: PubMed

Pokhrel P, Unger JB, Wagner KD, Ritt-Olson A, Sussman S. Effects of parental monitoring, parent-child communication, and parents' expectation of the child's acculturation on the substance use behaviors of urban, Hispanic adolescents. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2008; 7(2):200-13. View in: PubMed

Booker CL, Unger JB, Azen SP, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lickel B, Johnson CA. A longitudinal analysis of stressful life events, smoking behaviors, and gender differences in a multicultural sample of adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2008; 43(11):1521-43. View in: PubMed

Wagner KD, Ritt-Olson A, Soto DW, Unger JB. Variation in family structure among urban adolescents and its effects on drug use. Subst Use Misuse. 2008; 43(7):936-51. View in: PubMed

Fosados R, McClain A, Ritt-Olson A, Sussman S, Soto D, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. The influence of acculturation on drug and alcohol use in a sample of adolescents. Addict Behav. 2007 Dec; 32(12):2990-3004. View in: PubMed

Booker CL, Unger JB, Azen SP, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lickel B, Johnson CA. Stressful life events and smoking behaviors in Chinese adolescents: a longitudinal analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9(11):1085-94. View in: PubMed

Valente TW, Ritt-Olson A, Stacy A, Unger JB, Okamoto J, Sussman S. Peer acceleration: effects of a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program among high-risk adolescents. Addiction. 2007 Nov; 102(11):1804-15. View in: PubMed

Sun P, Unger JB, Guo Q, Gong J, Ma H, Palmer PH, Chou CP, Li Y, Sussman S, Ritt-Olson A, Xiao L, Johnson CA. Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9 Suppl 4:S599-609. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Unger JB, Pentz MA. Breast cancer among immigrants: a systematic review and new research directions. J Immigr Minor Health. 2007 Oct; 9(4):307-22. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Palmer PH, Johnson CA. Tobacco and alcohol etiology, prevention, and policy in the Pacific Rim: lessons learned and directions for future research. Introduction. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Sep; 9 Suppl 3:S443-5. View in: PubMed

Nguyen-Michel ST, Unger JB, Spruijt-Metz D. Dietary correlates of emotional eating in adolescence. Appetite. 2007 Sep; 49(2):494-9. View in: PubMed

Johnson CA, Cen S, Gallaher P, Palmer PH, Xiao L, Ritt-Olson A, Unger JB. Does effectiveness depend on sociocultural context and individual characteristics? Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Jun; 16(6):1043-9. View in: PubMed

Guo Q, Johnson CA, Unger JB, Lee L, Xie B, Chou CP, Palmer PH, Sun P, Gallaher P, Pentz M. Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking. Addict Behav. 2007 May; 32(5):1066-81. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Sun P, Johnson CA. Socioeconomic correlates of smoking among an ethnically diverse sample of 8th grade adolescents in Southern California. Prev Med. 2007 Apr; 44(4):323-7. View in: PubMed

Allen B, Unger JB. Sociocultural correlates of menthol cigarette smoking among adult African Americans in Los Angeles. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Apr; 9(4):447-51. View in: PubMed

Anderson Johnson C, Palmer PH, Chou CP, Pang Z, Zhou D, Dong L, Xiang H, Yang P, Xu H, Wang J, Fu X, Guo Q, Sun P, Ma H, Gallaher PE, Xie B, Lee L, Fang T, Unger JB. Tobacco use among youth and adults in Mainland China: the China Seven Cities Study. Public Health. 2006 Dec; 120(12):1156-69. View in: PubMed

Sun W, Andreeva VA, Unger JB, Conti DV, Chou CP, Palmer PH, Sun P, Johnson CA. Age-related smoking progression among adolescents in China. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Nov; 39(5):686-93. View in: PubMed

Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Pang Z, Swan GE, Guo Q, Wang S, Cao W, Unger JB, Johnson CA, Lee L. Heritability of cigarette smoking and alcohol use in Chinese male twins: the Qingdao twin registry. Int J Epidemiol. 2006 Oct; 35(5):1278-85. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Kipke MD, De Rosa CJ, Hyde J, Ritt-Olson A, Montgomery S. Needle-sharing among young IV drug users and their social network members: The influence of the injection partner's characteristics on HIV risk behavior. Addict Behav. 2006 Sep; 31(9):1607-18. View in: PubMed

Hamilton AS, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Cockburn MG, Unger JB, Cozen W, Mack TM. Gender differences in determinants of smoking initiation and persistence in California twins. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jun; 15(6):1189-97. View in: PubMed

Valente TW, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Cen SY, Anderson Johnson C. The interaction of curriculum type and implementation method on 1-year smoking outcomes in a school-based prevention program. Health Educ Res. 2006 Jun; 21(3):315-24. View in: PubMed

Weiss JW, Cen S, Schuster DV, Unger JB, Johnson CA, Mouttapa M, Schreiner WS, Cruz TB. Longitudinal effects of pro-tobacco and anti-tobacco messages on adolescent smoking susceptibility. Nicotine Tob Res. 2006 Jun; 8(3):455-65. View in: PubMed

Grenard JL, Guo Q, Jasuja GK, Unger JB, Chou CP, Gallaher PE, Sun P, Palmer P, Anderson Johnson C. Influences affecting adolescent smoking behavior in China. Nicotine Tob Res. 2006 Apr; 8(2):245-55. View in: PubMed

Chou CP, Li Y, Unger JB, Xia J, Sun P, Guo Q, Shakib S, Gong J, Xie B, Liu C, Azen S, Shan J, Ma H, Palmer P, Gallaher P, Johnson CA. A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China. Prev Med. 2006 Apr; 42(4):280-5. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Perceptions of ceremonial and nonceremonial uses of tobacco by American-Indian adolescents in California. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Apr; 38(4):443. e9-16. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Shakib S, Gallaher P, Ritt-Olson A, Mouttapa M, Palmer PH, Johnson CA. Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in an ethnically diverse sample of Southern California adolescents. J Cult Divers. 2006; 13(1):55-63. View in: PubMed

Hoffman BR, Sussman S, Unger JB, Valente TW. Peer influences on adolescent cigarette smoking: a theoretical review of the literature. Subst Use Misuse. 2006; 41(1):103-55. View in: PubMed

Valente TW, Unger JB, Johnson CA. Do popular students smoke? The association between popularity and smoking among middle school students. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Oct; 37(4):323-9. View in: PubMed

Sun P, Unger JB, Palmer PH, Gallaher P, Chou CP, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Sussman S, Johnson CA. Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research. Cyberpsychol Behav. 2005 Oct; 8(5):441-53. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Gallaher P, Unger JB, Johnson CA. Unique contributions of meanings of smoking and outcome expectancies to understanding smoking initiation in middle school. Ann Behav Med. 2005 Oct; 30(2):104-11. View in: PubMed

Johnson CA, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Palmer PH, Cen SY, Gallaher P, Chou CP. Smoking prevention for ethnically diverse adolescents: 2-year outcomes of a multicultural, school-based smoking prevention curriculum in Southern California. Prev Med. 2005 Jun; 40(6):842-52. View in: PubMed

Weiss JW, Mouttapa M, Chou CP, Nezami E, Anderson Johnson C, Palmer PH, Cen S, Gallaher P, Ritt-Olson A, Azen S, Unger JB. Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence. J Adolesc. 2005 Feb; 28(1):49-62. View in: PubMed

Sun P, Unger JB, Sussman S. A new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2005 Jan-Feb; 29(1):3-11. View in: PubMed

Trinidad DR, Unger JB, Chou CP, Johnson CA. Emotional intelligence and acculturation to the United States: interactions on the perceived social consequences of smoking in early adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2005; 40(11):1697-706. View in: PubMed

Shakib S, Zheng H, Johnson CA, Chen X, Sun P, Palmer PH, Yan L, Jie G, Unger JB. Family characteristics and smoking among urban and rural adolescents living in China. Prev Med. 2005 Jan; 40(1):83-91. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Reynolds K, Shakib S, Spruijt-Metz D, Sun P, Johnson CA. Acculturation, physical activity, and fast-food consumption among Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents. J Community Health. 2004 Dec; 29(6):467-81. View in: PubMed

Booker CL, Gallaher P, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Johnson CA. Stressful life events, smoking behavior, and intentions to smoke among and multiethnic sample of sixth graders. Ethn Health. 2004 Nov; 9(4):369-97. View in: PubMed

Stacy AW, Zogg JB, Unger JB, Dent CW. Exposure to televised alcohol ads and subsequent adolescent alcohol use. Am J Health Behav. 2004 Nov-Dec; 28(6):498-509. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Gallaher PE, Unger JB, Anderson-Johnson C. Meanings of smoking and adolescent smoking across ethnicities. J Adolesc Health. 2004 Sep; 35(3):197-205. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Hamilton JE, Sussman S. A family member's job loss as a risk factor for smoking among adolescents. Health Psychol. 2004 May; 23(3):308-13. View in: PubMed

Ritt-Olson A, Milam J, Unger JB, Trinidad D, Teran L, Dent CW, Sussman S. The protective influence of spirituality and "Health-as-a-Value" against monthly substance use among adolescents varying in risk. J Adolesc Health. 2004 Mar; 34(3):192-9. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Gallaher P, Palmer PH, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Trinidad DR, Cen S, Johnson CA. Characteristics of adolescents who provide neither parental consent nor refusal for participation in school-based survey research. Eval Rev. 2004 Feb; 28(1):52-63. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Chou CP, Palmer PH, Ritt-Olson A, Gallaher P, Cen S, Lichtman K, Azen S, Johnson CA. Project FLAVOR: 1-Year Outcomes of a Multicultural, School-Based Smoking Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents. Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb; 94(2):263-5. View in: PubMed

Unger JB. Gene-environment interactions in substance use: how will we use transdisciplinary findings to improve health outcomes? Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):2086-7. View in: PubMed

Sussman S, Unger JB. A "drug abuse" theoretical integration: a transdisciplinary speculation. Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):2055-69. View in: PubMed

Mouttapa M, Valente T, Gallaher P, Rohrbach LA, Unger JB. Social network predictors of bullying and victimization. Adolescence. 2004; 39(154):315-35. View in: PubMed

Trinidad DR, Unger JB, Chou CP, Azen SP, Johnson CA. Emotional intelligence and smoking risk factors in adolescents: interactions on smoking intentions. J Adolesc Health. 2004 Jan; 34(1):46-55. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Shakib S, Palmer PH, Nezami E, Mora J. A cultural psychology approach to "drug abuse" prevention. Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1779-820. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Cruz T, Shakib S, Mock J, Shields A, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Palmer P, Cruz JD, Edsall E, Gritz ER, Glynn T, Johnson CA. Exploring the cultural context of tobacco use: a transdisciplinary framework. Nicotine Tob Res. 2003 Dec; 5 Suppl 1:S101-17. View in: PubMed

Chen X, Li G, Unger JB, Liu X, Johnson CA. Secular trends in adolescent never smoking from 1990 to 1999 in California: an age-period-cohort analysis. Am J Public Health. 2003 Dec; 93(12):2099-104. View in: PubMed

Mouttapa M, Huang TT, Shakib S, Sussman S, Unger JB. Authority-related conformity as a protective factor against adolescent health risk behaviors. J Adolesc Health. 2003 Nov; 33(5):320-1. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Shakib S, Cruz TB, Hoffman BR, Pitney BH, Rohrbach LA. Smoking behavior among urban and rural Native American adolescents in California. Am J Prev Med. 2003 Oct; 25(3):251-4. View in: PubMed

Shakib S, Mouttapa M, Johnson CA, Ritt-Olson A, Trinidad DR, Gallaher PE, Unger JB. Ethnic variation in parenting characteristics and adolescent smoking. J Adolesc Health. 2003 Aug; 33(2):88-97. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Sussman S, Dent CW. Interpersonal conflict tactics and substance use among high-risk adolescents. Addict Behav. 2003 Jul; 28(5):979-87. View in: PubMed

Trinidad DR, Chou CP, Unger JB, Johnson CA, Li Y. Family harmony as a protective factor against adolescent tobacco and alcohol use in Wuhan, China. Subst Use Misuse. 2003 Jun; 38(8):1159-71. View in: PubMed

Li C, Unger JB, Schuster D, Rohrbach LA, Howard-Pitney B, Norman G. Youths' exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS): associations with health beliefs and social pressure. Addict Behav. 2003 Jan-Feb; 28(1):39-53. View in: PubMed

Chen X, Unger JB, Palmer P, Weiner MD, Johnson CA, Wong MM, Austin G. Prior cigarette smoking initiation predicting current alcohol use: evidence for a gateway drug effect among California adolescents from eleven ethnic groups. Addict Behav. 2002 Sep-Oct; 27(5):799-817. View in: PubMed

Chen X, Zheng H, Steve S, Gong J, Stacy A, Xia J, Gallaher P, Dent C, Azen S, Shan J, Unger JB, Johnson CA. Use of the fagerstrom tolerance questionnaire for measuring nicotine dependence among adolescent smokers in China: a pilot test. Psychol Addict Behav. 2002 Sep; 16(3):260-3. View in: PubMed

Rohrbach LA, Howard-Pitney B, Unger JB, Dent CW, Howard KA, Cruz TB, Ribisl KM, Norman GJ, Fishbein H, Johnson CA. Independent evaluation of the California Tobacco Control Program: relationships between program exposure and outcomes, 1996-1998. Am J Public Health. 2002 Jun; 92(6):975-83. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Yan L, Shakib S, Rohrbach LA, Chen X, Qian G, Chou CP, Jianguo S, Azen S, Zheng H, Johnson CA. Peer influences and access to cigarettes as correlates of adolescent smoking: a cross-cultural comparison of Wuhan, China, and California. Prev Med. 2002 Apr; 34(4):476-84. View in: PubMed

Chen X, Cruz TB, Schuster DV, Unger JB, Johnson CA. Receptivity to protobacco media and its impact on cigarette smoking among ethnic minority youth in California. J Health Commun. 2002 Mar-Apr; 7(2):95-111. View in: PubMed

Unger JB, Molina GB. Acculturation and attitudes about contraceptive use among Latina women. Health Care Women Int. 2000 Apr-May; 21(3):235-49. View in: PubMed

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