Faculty

Back to Index
Raina Pang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 300 2001 N. Soto Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7251

Overview

Broadly speaking my research interest lies in understanding sex/gender differences and women specific factors in addiction. As part of these efforts, I have completed a postdoctoral fellowship investigating the interactive role of menstrual cycle and nicotine on response inhibition and smoking behavior using laboratory based behavioral pharmacology. Currently, I am PI on a five year study aimed at understanding within and between subject effects of ovarian hormones on mood and smoking behavior across the menstrual cycle using ecological momentary assessment.

Publications

Effects of sweet flavorings and nicotine on the appeal and sensory properties of e-cigarettes among young adult vapers: Application of a novel methodology. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Nov 1; 168:176-180. View in: PubMed

Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and negative affect during tobacco withdrawal in a non-clinical sample of African American smokers. J Anxiety Disord. 2016 Oct 5. View in: PubMed

Negative Urgency Is Associated With Heightened Negative Affect and Urge During Tobacco Abstinence in Regular Smokers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Sep; 77(5):766-73. View in: PubMed

Premenstrual symptoms and smoking-related expectancies. Addict Behav. 2016 Jun; 57:38-41. View in: PubMed

Tobacco Withdrawal Amongst African American, Hispanic, and White Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Jun; 18(6):1479-87. 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

Asians compared to Whites show increased response to d-amphetamine on select subjective and cardiovascular measures. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2016 May; 144:73-7. View in: PubMed

Associations between ADHD symptoms and smoking outcome expectancies in a non-clinical sample of daily cigarette smokers. Am J Addict. 2016 Mar; 25(2):152-9. View in: PubMed

Gender, Ethnicity, and Their Intersectionality in the Prediction of Smoking Outcome Expectancies in Regular Cigarette Smokers. Behav Modif. 2015 Oct 5. View in: PubMed

Gender differences in negative reinforcement smoking expectancies. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Jun; 17(6):750-4. View in: PubMed

Examination of anxiety sensitivity and distress tolerance as transdiagnostic mechanisms linking multiple anxiety pathologies to alcohol use problems in adolescents. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Mar; 39(3):532-9. View in: PubMed

Novelty Seeking as a Phenotypic Marker of Adolescent Substance Use. Subst Abuse. 2015; 9(Suppl 1):1-10. View in: PubMed

Depressive symptoms, negative urgency and substance use initiation in adolescents. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 1; 144:225-30. View in: PubMed

Depression and anxiety symptoms moderate the relation between negative reinforcement smoking outcome expectancies and nicotine dependence. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 Sep; 75(5):775-80. View in: PubMed

Anxiety sensitivity and negative urgency: a pathway to negative reinforcement-related smoking expectancies. J Addict Med. 2014 May-Jun; 8(3):189-94. View in: PubMed

Hostility as a predictor of affective changes during acute tobacco withdrawal. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Mar; 16(3):335-42. View in: PubMed

Functional connectivity-based parcellation and connectome of cortical midline structures in the mouse: a perfusion autoradiography study. Front Neuroinform. 2014; 8:61. View in: PubMed

Relationships between trait urgency, smoking reinforcement expectancies, and nicotine dependence. J Addict Dis. 2014; 33(2):83-93. View in: PubMed

Sex differences in negative affect and lapse behavior during acute tobacco abstinence: a laboratory study. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2013 Aug; 21(4):269-76. View in: PubMed

Positive and negative affect as predictors of urge to smoke: temporal factors and mediational pathways. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Mar; 27(1):262-7. View in: PubMed

Functional reorganization of motor and limbic circuits after exercise training in a rat model of bilateral parkinsonism. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e80058. View in: PubMed

Alterations in prefrontal-limbic functional activation and connectivity in chronic stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59138. View in: PubMed

Circadian rhythmicity in serotonin transporter knockout mice. Life Sci. 2012 Oct 5; 91(11-12):365-8. View in: PubMed

Anxiolytic-like effect of pregabalin on unconditioned fear in the rat: An autoradiographic brain perfusion mapping and functional connectivity study. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 15; 59(4):4168-88. View in: PubMed

Functional brain activation during retrieval of visceral pain-conditioned passive avoidance in the rat. Pain. 2011 Dec; 152(12):2746-56. View in: PubMed

Mapping functional brain activation using [14C]-iodoantipyrine in male serotonin transporter knockout mice. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e23869. View in: PubMed

Powered bySC CTSI