Keck School Faculty

Carolyn F. Wong, PhD
Carolyn F. Wong, PhD
Assistant Professor Of Research Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 30 Off Campus Los Angeles
Carolyn Wong is a social health psychologist with interest in understanding how stress and coping impact individuals’ mental and physical health. For the past few years, she has been examining the psychosocial risk and resilient factors of young adult populations at high risk for drug use and sexual risk-taking, including young men who have sex with men (YMSM), young prescription drug misusers, and homeless youth. Carolyn is currently an assistant professor of research at USC.

Marijuana sources in a medical marijuana environment: dynamics in access and use among a cohort of young adults in Los Angeles, California Drugs (Abingdon Engl). 2020; 27(1):69-78. . View in PubMed

A Focus on the HIV Care Continuum Through the Healthy Young Men's Cohort Study: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Jan 24; 8(1):e10738. . View in PubMed

Engaging Young Men in the HIV Prevention and Care Continua: Experiences From Young Men of Color Who Have Sex With Men AIDS Educ Prev. 2019 08; 31(4):325-343. . View in PubMed

Simulation-based training for trauma resuscitation among ACS TQIP-Pediatric centers: Understanding prevalence of use, associated center characteristics, training factors, and implementation barriers Am J Surg. 2019 01; 217(1):180-185. . View in PubMed

Illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse among young adult medical cannabis patients and non-patient users in Los Angeles Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 05 01; 198:21-27. . View in PubMed

Density of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Current Marijuana Use among Young Adult Marijuana Users in Los Angeles Subst Use Misuse. 2019; 54(11):1862-1874. . View in PubMed

Health conditions and motivations for marijuana use among young adult medical marijuana patients and non-patient marijuana users Drug Alcohol Rev. 2018 02; 37(2):237-246. . View in PubMed

Becoming a medical marijuana user Int J Drug Policy. 2018 02; 52:62-70. . View in PubMed

Marijuana practices and patterns of use among young adult medical marijuana patients and non-patient marijuana users Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jan 01; 170:181-188. . View in PubMed

The Impact of Specific and Complex Trauma on the Mental Health of Homeless Youth J Interpers Violence. 2016 Mar; 31(5):831-54. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for high levels of prescription drug misuse and illicit drug use among substance-using young men who have sex with men (YMSM) Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 May 01; 150:156-63. . View in PubMed

Network correlates of sexual health advice seeking and substance use among members of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):306-18. . View in PubMed

Minority stress experiences and psychological well-being: the impact of support from and connection to social networks within the Los Angeles House and Ball communities Prev Sci. 2014 Feb; 15(1):44-55. . View in PubMed

Coping and emotion regulation profiles as predictors of nonmedical prescription drug and illicit drug use among high-risk young adults Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Sep 01; 132(1-2):165-71. . View in PubMed

Changes in developmental contexts as predictors of transitions in HIV-risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Jun; 51(3-4):439-50. . View in PubMed

Personal social network factors associated with overdose prevention training participation Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jan; 48(1-2):21-30. . View in PubMed

Initiation into prescription drug misuse: differences between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and heterosexual high-risk young adults in Los Angeles and New York Addict Behav. 2012 Nov; 37(11):1289-93. . View in PubMed

A meta-analysis of disparities in childhood sexual abuse, parental physical abuse, and peer victimization among sexual minority and sexual nonminority individuals Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug; 101(8):1481-94. . View in PubMed

Race/Ethnicity is not associated with mortality in the PICU Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e588-97. . View in PubMed

Human immunodeficiency virus testing and risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County Am J Health Promot. 2011 Mar-Apr; 25(4):244-7. . View in PubMed

Harassment, discrimination, violence, and illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Aug; 22(4):286-98. . View in PubMed

The impact of recent stressful experiences on HIV-risk related behaviors J Adolesc. 2010 Jun; 33(3):463-75. . View in PubMed

Strategies Used by Gay and Bisexual Young Men to Cope with Heterosexism J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2008 Oct 01; 20(4):354-380. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for alcohol use, frequent use, and binge drinking among young men who have sex with men Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1012-20. . View in PubMed

Residential status as a risk factor for drug use and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men AIDS Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(6 Suppl):56-69. . View in PubMed

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