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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

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Anhedonia and Abstinence as Predictors of the Subjective Pleasantness of Positive, Negative, and Smoking-Related Pictures. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Feb 10. View in: PubMed

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

The association of SNCA with hazardous alcohol use is mediated by impulsivity. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Apr 30; 226(2-3):523-4. 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

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