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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

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

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

Publications

Waterpipe Promotion and Use on Instagram: #Hookah. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Oct 01; 19(10):1248-1252. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal Trajectories of Family Functioning Among Recent Immigrant Adolescents and Parents: Links With Adolescent and Parent Cultural Stress, Emotional Well-Being, and Behavioral Health. Child Dev. 2017 Aug 18. View in: PubMed

Posttraumatic growth among childhood cancer survivors: Associations with ethnicity, acculturation, and religious service attendance. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2017 Aug 17; 0. View in: PubMed

Association Between Initial Use of e-Cigarettes and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Aug 01; 171(8):788-797. View in: PubMed

Sexual orientation health inequality: Evidence from Understanding Society, the UK Longitudinal Household Study. Prev Med. 2017 Aug; 101:126-132. View in: PubMed

Cultural values associated with substance use among Hispanic emerging adults in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2017 Jul 14. View in: PubMed

Images of Little Cigars and Cigarillos on Instagram Identified by the Hashtag #swisher: Thematic Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Jul 14; 19(7):e255. View in: PubMed

Sugar Restriction Leads to Increased Ad Libitum Sugar Intake by Overweight Adolescents in an Experimental Test Meal Setting. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Jul; 117(7):1041-1048. View in: PubMed

Personal and cultural identity development in recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents: Links with psychosocial functioning. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2017 Jul; 23(3):348-361. View in: PubMed

Associations between anhedonia and marijuana use escalation across mid-adolescence. Addiction. 2017 Jun 17. View in: PubMed

Support for electronic cigarette regulations among California voters. Tob Control. 2017 May; 26(3):334-337. View in: PubMed

Sexual Positioning Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Narrative Review. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 May; 46(4):869-884. View in: PubMed

Lifestyle intervention for adults with spinal cord injury: Results of the USC-RLANRC Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Apr 17; 1-18. View in: PubMed

Electronic Cigarette Use and Respiratory Symptoms in Adolescents. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr 15; 195(8):1043-1049. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Victimization in Latino Emerging Adults. J Youth Adolesc. 2017 Apr 05. View in: PubMed

Personal Identity Development in Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents: Links with Positive Psychosocial Functioning, Depressive Symptoms, and Externalizing Problems. J Youth Adolesc. 2017 Apr; 46(4):898-913. View in: PubMed

Erratum to: Personal Identity Development in Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents: Links with Positive Psychosocial Functioning, Depressive Symptoms, and Externalizing Problems. J Youth Adolesc. 2017 Apr; 46(4):914-915. View in: PubMed

Changes in the strength of peer influence and cultural factors on substance use initiation between late adolescence and emerging adulthood in a Hispanic sample. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Apr-Jun; 16(2):137-154. View in: PubMed

Methods for Coding Tobacco-Related Twitter Data: A Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Mar 31; 19(3):e91. View in: PubMed

Perceived Discrimination, Cultural Identity Development, and Intimate Partner Violence Among a Sample of Hispanic Young Adults. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2017 Mar 23. View in: PubMed

Correlates of sun protection behaviors among Hispanic children residing in a high UVR environment. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2017 Mar; 33(2):75-83. View in: PubMed

Campaigns and counter campaigns: reactions on Twitter to e-cigarette education. Tob Control. 2017 Mar; 26(2):226-229. View in: PubMed

Perceptions of Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Among Hispanic Residents of Multiunit Housing. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Feb; 19(1):162-169. View in: PubMed

Sweet Temptations: How Does Reading a Fotonovela About Diabetes Affect Dutch Adults with Different Levels of Literacy? Health Commun. Sweet Temptations: How Does Reading a Fotonovela About Diabetes Affect Dutch Adults with Different Levels of Literacy? Health Commun. 2017 Jan 17; 1-7. View in: PubMed

Second and Thirdhand Smoke Exposure, Attitudes and Protective Practices: Results from a Survey of Hispanic Residents in Multi-unit Housing. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Jan 10. View in: PubMed

Electronic cigarette retailers use Pokémon Go to market products. Tob Control. 2017 Jan 02. View in: PubMed

Why do people use electronic nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes)? A content analysis of Twitter, 2012-2015. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0170702. View in: PubMed

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

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

Latino parent acculturation stress: Longitudinal effects on family functioning and youth emotional and behavioral health. J Fam Psychol. 2016 Dec; 30(8):966-976. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal Effects of Latino Parent Cultural Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Family Functioning on Youth Emotional Well-Being and Health Risk Behaviors. Fam Process. 2016 Oct 23. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Testing the Parent-Adolescent Acculturation Discrepancy Hypothesis: A Five-Wave Longitudinal Study. J Res Adolesc. 2016 Sep; 26(3):567-586. View in: PubMed

Vaping on Instagram: cloud chasing, hand checks and product placement. Tob Control. 2016 Sep; 26(5):575-578. View in: PubMed

Commentary: Forces That Drive the Vape Shop Industry and Implications for the Health Professions. Eval Health Prof. 2016 Sep; 39(3):379-88. View in: PubMed

E-cigarettes, Cigarettes, and the Prevalence of Adolescent Tobacco Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug; 138(2). View in: PubMed

The Revised Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-R) and Substance Use Among College Students. Eval Health Prof. 2016 Jul 27. View in: PubMed

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

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

E-Cigarettes and Future Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul; 138(1). View in: PubMed

E-cigarette use and subsequent cigarette and marijuana use among Hispanic young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 01; 163:261-4. View in: PubMed

E-cigarette advertising exposure and implicit attitudes among young adult non-smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 01; 163:134-40. View in: PubMed

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

Perceptions of Secondhand E-Cigarette Aerosol Among Twitter Users. Tob Regul Sci. 2016 Apr; 2(2):146-152. View in: PubMed

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

Health risk behaviors and depressive symptoms among Hispanic adolescents: Examining acculturation discrepancies and family functioning. J Fam Psychol. 2016 Mar; 30(2):254-65. View in: PubMed

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

Psychiatric comorbidity in adolescent electronic and conventional cigarette use. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Feb; 73:71-8. View in: PubMed

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

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

Employee and customer handling of nicotine-containing e-liquids in vape shops. Tob Prev Cessat. 2016; 2(Suppl). View in: PubMed

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; 21(1):58-70. View in: PubMed

Who walks into vape shops in Southern California?: a naturalistic observation of customers. Tob Induc Dis. 2016; 14:18. View in: PubMed

Stressful Life Events and Predictors of Post-traumatic Growth among High-Risk Early Emerging Adults. J Posit Psychol. 2016 Jan 01; 11(1):1-14. View in: PubMed

Vape shop retailers' perceptions of their customers, products and services: A content analysis. Tob Prev Cessat. 2016; 2(Suppl). View in: PubMed

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

Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:303-8. View in: PubMed

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

Characteristics of emerging adulthood and e-cigarette use: Findings from a pilot study. Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:40-4. View in: PubMed

Adverse childhood experiences and substance use among Hispanic emerging adults in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:199-204. View in: PubMed

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 Nov; 50:64-9. View in: PubMed

Diminished Alternative Reinforcement as a Mechanism Underlying Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Substance Use. Prev Med. 2015 Nov; 80:75-81. View in: PubMed

Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors of Vape Shop Retailers in Los Angeles. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Nov; 39(6):794-8. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Understanding Consistent Condom Use Among Homeless Men Who Have Sex with Women and Engage in Multiple Sexual Partnerships: A Path Analysis. AIDS Behav. 2015 Sep; 19(9):1676-88. View in: PubMed

Identifying Shared Latent Dimensions of Psychological Symptoms: Implications for the Psychological Correlates of Smoking. J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2015 Sep 01; 37(3):454-468. View in: PubMed

Measuring Anhedonia in Adolescents: A Psychometric Analysis. J Pers Assess. 2015 Sep-Oct; 97(5):506-14. View in: PubMed

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

Latino/a Youth Intentions to Smoke Cigarettes: Exploring the Roles of Culture and Gender. J Lat Psychol. 2015 Aug; 3(3):129-142. View in: PubMed

Psychosocial Factors Associated With Adolescent Electronic Cigarette and Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):308-17. View in: PubMed

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

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

Developmental trajectories of acculturation: links with family functioning and mental health in recent-immigrant Hispanic adolescents. Child Dev. 2015 May-Jun; 86(3):726-48. View in: PubMed

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

Electronic Cigarettes on Twitter - Spreading the Appeal of Flavors. Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Apr; 1(1):36-41. View in: PubMed

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

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

Parent, peer, and executive function relationships to early adolescent e-cigarette use: a substance use pathway? Addict Behav. 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

Comparing the impact on Latinos of a depression brochure and an entertainment-education depression fotonovela. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Mar 01; 66(3):313-6. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Cultural and social influences on adolescent smoking dissipate by emerging adulthood among Hispanics in Southern California. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Feb; 17(1):192-7. View in: PubMed

Diffusion of Messages from an Electronic Cigarette Brand to Potential Users through Twitter. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0145387. View in: PubMed

Preventing Substance Use and Misuse Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents: Why Are We Not Addressing Discrimination in Prevention Programs? Subst Use Misuse. 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

The Relationship Between the Accumulated Number of Role Transitions and Hard Drug Use among Hispanic Emerging Adults. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2015 Jan-Mar; 47(1):60-4. View in: PubMed

Post-traumatic growth, stressful life events, and relationships with substance use behaviors among alternative high school students: a prospective study. Psychol Health. 2015; 30(4):475-94. View in: PubMed

School victimization and substance use among adolescents in California. Prev Sci. 2014 Dec; 15(6):897-906. View in: PubMed

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

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

Measuring Acculturation Gap Conflicts among Hispanics: Implications for Psychosocial and Academic Adjustment. J Fam Issues. 2014 Nov; 35(13):1727-1753. View in: PubMed

Prospective associations between bilingualism and executive function in Latino children: sustained effects while controlling for biculturalism. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Oct; 16(5):914-21. View in: PubMed

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

Association of acculturation with drinking games among Hispanic college students. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2014 Sep; 40(5):359-66. View in: PubMed

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

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

The effect of neighborhood and individual characteristics on pediatric critical illness. J Community Health. 2014 Aug; 39(4):753-9. View in: PubMed

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

Domains of acculturation and their effects on substance use and sexual behavior in recent Hispanic immigrant adolescents. Prev Sci. 2014 Jun; 15(3):385-96. View in: PubMed

Problematic substance use among Hispanic adolescents and young adults: implications for prevention efforts. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jun; 49(8):1025-38. View in: PubMed

Associations between ethnic labels and substance use among Hispanic/Latino adolescents in Los Angeles. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jun; 49(8):1007-16. View in: PubMed

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

Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: the USC-Rancho Los Amigos pressure ulcer prevention study (PUPS). Clin Trials. 2014 Apr; 11(2):218-29. View in: PubMed

Cultural Influences on Substance Use Among Hispanic Adolescents and Young Adults: Findings From Project RED. Child Dev Perspect. 2014 Mar 01; 8(1):48-53. View in: PubMed

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

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. 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

Consumers' perceptions of vape shops in Southern California: an analysis of online Yelp reviews. Tob Induc Dis. 2014; 12(1):22. View in: PubMed

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

Emerging adulthood themes, role transitions and substance use among Hispanics in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2013 Dec; 38(12):2797-800. View in: PubMed

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

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

Substance Use Among Adolescents in California: A Latent Class Analysis. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Aug 23. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Multiple peer group self-identification and adolescent tobacco use. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 May; 47(6):757-66. View in: PubMed

Do cognitive attributions for smoking predict subsequent smoking development? Addict Behav. Do cognitive attributions for smoking predict subsequent smoking development? Addict Behav. 2012 Mar; 37(3):273-9. View in: PubMed

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

Boosting a teen substance use prevention program with motivational interviewing. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Mar; 47(4):418-28. View in: PubMed

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

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 03; 9(3):660-73. View in: PubMed

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

Relative income inequality and selected health outcomes in urban Chinese youth. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jan; 74(1):84-91. View in: PubMed

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

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

The relevance of cultural activities in ethnic identity among California Native American youth. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2011 Oct-Dec; 43(4):343-8. View in: PubMed

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

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

Correlates of overweight status in Chinese youth: an East-West paradox. Am J Health Behav. 2011 Jul; 35(4):496-506. View in: PubMed

Preliminary evidence for mediation of the association between acculturation and sun-safe behaviors. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jul; 147(7):814-9. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal effects of hostility, depression, and bullying on adolescent smoking initiation. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jun; 48(6):591-6. View in: PubMed

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

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

Association of the calcyon neuron-specific vesicular protein gene (CALY) with adolescent smoking initiation in China and California. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 May 01; 173(9):1039-48. View in: PubMed

Marijuana use among Latino adolescents: gender differences in protective familial factors. Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(5):644-55. View in: PubMed

Cultural values associated with substance use among Hispanic adolescents in southern California. Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(10):1223-33. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

Gender differences in body consciousness and substance use among high-risk adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Aug; 45(10):1623-35. View in: PubMed

Family and personal protective factors moderate the effects of adversity and negative disposition on smoking among Chinese adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Jul; 45(9):1367-89. View in: PubMed

Overweight, body image, and depression in Asian and Hispanic adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2010 Jul-Aug; 34(4):476-88. View in: PubMed

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

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

Rethinking the concept of acculturation: implications for theory and research. Am Psychol. 2010 May-Jun; 65(4):237-51. View in: PubMed

Menthol and non-menthol cigarette use among Black smokers in Southern California. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Apr; 12(4):398-407. View in: PubMed

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

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

Cognitive attributions for smoking among adolescents in China. Addict Behav. 2010 Feb; 35(2):95-101. View in: PubMed

Perceived discrimination and substance use among Latino adolescents. Am J Health Behav. 2009 Nov-Dec; 33(6):718-27. View in: PubMed

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

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

Psychological determinants of emotional eating in adolescence. Eat Disord. 2009 May-Jun; 17(3):211-24. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Country prototypes and translation of health programs. Eval Health Prof. 2008 Jun; 31(2):110-23. View in: PubMed

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

BMI as a moderator of perceived stress and emotional eating in adolescents. Eat Behav. 2008 Apr; 9(2):238-46. View in: PubMed

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

Variation in family structure among urban adolescents and its effects on drug use. Subst Use Misuse. 2008; 43(7):936-51. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Stressful life events and smoking behaviors in Chinese adolescents: a longitudinal analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9(11):1085-94. View in: PubMed

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

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

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