Bridgid Conn

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Image of Bridgid Conn
Is this your profile? Click to edit


As a clinical psychologist and researcher, Dr. Conn’s program of research has focused on taking a socio-ecological and developmental approach to understanding the emergence of health risk behaviors among historically marginalized and minoritized adolescents and young adults, and potential intervenable and protective factors that can be incorporated into early intervention and treatment.

Major areas of research includes:
1. Cannabis, alcohol, and prescription drug misuse and co-use among adolescents and young adults
2. Risk and protective factors associated with mental health outcomes among sexual-minority and gender-minority adolescents and young adults
3. Taking structural and systemic approaches to understanding factors contributing to health disparities
5. Tailored clinical intervention development for adolescents and young adults


  • Medicinal cannabis use among young adults during California’s transition from legalized medical use to adult-use: a longitudinal analysis Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2024 Feb 26; 1-13. . View in PubMed
  • Mental and Physical Health-Related Cannabis Motives Mediate the Relationship between Childhood Trauma and Problematic Cannabis Use over Time among Emerging Adult Cannabis Users Subst Use Misuse. 2024; 59(2):193-207. . View in PubMed
  • Pre-Post Cannabis Legalization for Adult Use: A Trend Study of Two Cohorts of Young Adult Cannabis Users in Los Angeles J Psychoactive Drugs. 2023 Nov 24; 1-11. . View in PubMed
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake and Attitudes Within Two Cohorts of Younger Adult Cannabis Users J Drug Issues. 2023 Jul; 53(3):422-430. . View in PubMed
  • Dismantling Structural Racism in Child and Adolescent Psychology: A Call to Action to Transform Healthcare, Education, Child Welfare, and the Psychology Workforce to Effectively Promote BIPOC Youth Health and Development J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2023 May-Jun; 52(3):427-446. . View in PubMed
  • The Implementation of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) for Transgender and Gender Diverse Adolescents and Young Adults J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2023 Mar 13; 1-10. . View in PubMed
  • The process of capacity-building for pediatric subspecialty providers to address the needs of adolescents and young adults with chronic illness Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2023 Feb 01; 35(1):89-99. . View in PubMed
  • High Internalized Transphobia and Low Gender Identity Pride Are Associated With Depression Symptoms Among Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth J Adolesc Health. 2023 06; 72(6):877-884. . View in PubMed
  • Understanding Changes in Social Cannabis Use among Young Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Social Network Analysis Cannabis. 2023; 6(1):20-33. . View in PubMed
  • Changes in sexual identity and substance use during young adulthood Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109674. . View in PubMed
  • COVID-19’s Impact on Substance Use and Well-Being of Younger Adult Cannabis Users in California: A Mixed Methods Inquiry J Drug Issues. 2022 Apr; 52(2):207-224. . View in PubMed
  • Coping Motives Mediate the Association of Trauma History with Problematic Cannabis Use in Young Adult Medical Cannabis Patients and Non-Patient Cannabis Users Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(5):684-697. . View in PubMed
  • Finding MyVOICE: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Health Outcomes of Young Adults with Chronic Illness Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Health Care J Pediatr Health Care. 2021 Nov-Dec; 35(6):610-620. . View in PubMed
  • Attitudes and beliefs about recreational cannabis legalization among cannabis-using young adults in Los Angeles: Impact on concurrent cannabis practices and problematic cannabis use Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 11 01; 228:109053. . View in PubMed
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) and other drug use among young adults who use cannabis in Los Angeles Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 04 01; 221:108648. . View in PubMed
  • “Our lives aren’t over”: A strengths-based perspective on stigma, discrimination, and coping among young parents J Adolesc. 2018 07; 66:91-100. . View in PubMed
  • Acculturative stress as a moderator of the effect of drinking motives on alcohol use and problems among young adults Addict Behav. 2017 12; 75:85-94. . View in PubMed
  • A systematic review of interventions to improve adherence to melanoma preventive behaviors for individuals at elevated risk Prev Med. 2016 07; 88:153-67. . View in PubMed
  • Ethnic/Racial differences in peer and parent influence on adolescent prescription drug misuse J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014 May; 35(4):257-65. . View in PubMed