Keck School Faculty

Claradina Soto

Claradina Soto

Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences
SSB 300 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Examining multilevel influences on parental HPV vaccine hesitancy among multiethnic communities in Los Angeles: a qualitative analysis BMC Public Health. 2023 03 22; 23(1):545. . View in PubMed

An opioid and substance use disorder needs assessment study for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in California Psychol Addict Behav. 2022 Aug; 36(5):429-439. . View in PubMed

Centering racial justice for Black/African American and Indigenous American people in commercial tobacco product regulation Prev Med. 2022 12; 165(Pt B):107117. . View in PubMed

Exploring Culturally Based Treatment Options for Opioid Use Disorders Among American Indian and Alaska Native Adults in California J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2022 07; 83(4):613-620. . View in PubMed

Project SUN: Pilot Study of a Culturally Adapted Smoking Cessation Curriculum for American Indian Youth J Drug Educ. 2022 03; 51(1-2):10-31. . View in PubMed

Substance and Behavioral Addictions among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 03 03; 19(5). . View in PubMed

A qualitative assessment of the perceptions and attitudes towards commercial tobacco policies and education among tribal communities in California Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2022 01 02; 48(1):49-57. . View in PubMed

Prevalence, Co-Occurrence, and Correlates of Substance and Behavioral Addictions Among American Indian Adolescents in California J Drug Educ. 2021 03; 50(1-2):31-44. . View in PubMed

Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Data Sovereignty: Ethical Issues Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2021; 28(2):77-97. . View in PubMed

Commercial Tobacco Retailing in Tribal Jurisdictions: A Field Study Am J Health Behav. 2021 03 01; 45(2):226-238. . View in PubMed

Comparison of e-cigarette marketing and availability in tobacco retail outlets among diverse low-income communities in California Tob Control. 2020 07; 29(4):469-471. . View in PubMed

Statewide collaborative partnerships among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities in California to target the opioid epidemic: Preliminary results of the Tribal Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) key informant needs assessment J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 01; 108:9-19. . View in PubMed

Cigarette and E-Cigarette Retail Marketing on and Near California Tribal Lands Health Promot Pract. 2020 01; 21(1_suppl):18S-26S. . View in PubMed

Point-of-sale marketing of little cigars and cigarillos on and near California Tribal lands Tob Control. 2020 01; 29(1):122-124. . View in PubMed

Spirituality, Ethnic Identity, and Substance Use among American Indian/Alaska Native Adolescents in California Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(7):1194-1198. . View in PubMed

Tobacco Industry Marketing Exposure and Commercial Tobacco Product Use Disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(2):261-270. . View in PubMed

Pro-tobacco marketing and anti-tobacco campaigns aimed at vulnerable populations: A review of the literature Tob Induc Dis. 2019; 17:68. . View in PubMed

Managers' Practices of Tobacco and Marijuana Smoking Policies in Hispanic-Occupied Multiunit Housing Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):304-311. . 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

Training leaders from priority populations to implement social norm changes in tobacco control: lessons from the LAAMPP Institute Health Promot Pract. 2011 Nov; 12(6 Suppl 2):195S-8S. . 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

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

Perceptions of ceremonial and nonceremonial uses of tobacco by American-Indian adolescents in CaliforniaJ Adolesc Health. 2006 Apr; 38(4):443. e9-16. . View in PubMed

Dr. Claradina Soto (Navajo/Jemez Pueblo) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research. She has over 20 years working with American Indian and Alaska Native populations in public health, collaborating with urban and Tribal communities in CA to reduce and prevent mental health disparities, cancer prevalence, commercial tobacco use, and substance use and opioid use disorders. She collaborates on several research projects funded by NIH/FDA, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), Department of Health Care Services, California Tobacco Control Programs and the Office of Health Equity. She teaches courses in the Master of Public Health and Health Promotion programs at USC and mentors undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Soto is a longtime advocate for the AI/AN communities and other priority populations to advance health equity and reduce health disparities.
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