Keck School Faculty

Maryann Pentz

Maryann Pentz

Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Sidney R. Garfield Chair in Health Sciences
Director, Institute for Prevention Research
SSB 302H 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Outcome of the AVID College Preparatory Program on Adolescent Health: A Randomized Trial Pediatrics. 2023 01 01; 151(1). . View in PubMed

Time-Varying Associations Between Device-Based and Ecological Momentary Assessment-Reported Sedentary Behaviors and the Concurrent Affective States Among Adolescents: Proof-of-Concept Study JMIR Form Res. 2022 Jun 10; 6(6):e37743. . View in PubMed

Associations between living in localities with e-cigarette sales restrictions and e-cigarette use change among young adults in Los Angeles County Tob Control. 2022 11; 31(Suppl 3):s187-s196. . View in PubMed

Tobacco product use and the risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19: current understanding and recommendations for future research Lancet Respir Med. 2022 09; 10(9):900-915. . View in PubMed

Monitoring Health Effects of Vaping Discussed on Twitter in 2018 and 2019 J Gen Intern Med. 2022 02; 37(3):673-675. . View in PubMed

Lucy-Novel Flavored Nicotine Gum, Lozenges, and Pouches: Are They Misleading Consumers? Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(8):1328-1331.. View in PubMed

Twitter Surveillance at the Intersection of the Triangulum Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 01 01; 24(1):118-124. . View in PubMed

Patterns of Objectively Measured Sedentary Time and Emotional Disorder Symptoms Among Youth J Pediatr Psychol. 2022 07 19; 47(7):757-768. . View in PubMed

Advancing racial equity and social justice for Black communities in US tobacco control policy Tob Control. 2021 Sep 15. . View in PubMed

Cross-Sectional Associations of Multiple Tobacco Product Use with Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms among Young Adult E-Cigarette Users Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(12):1807-1814. . View in PubMed

An integrated risk and epidemiological model to estimate risk-stratified COVID-19 outcomes for Los Angeles County: March 1, 2020-March 1, 2021 PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0253549. . View in PubMed

Retail Marketing of Menthol Cigarettes in Los Angeles, California: a Challenge to Health Equity Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 02 11; 18:E11. . View in PubMed

Psychosocial factors and multiple health risk behaviors among early adolescents: a latent profile analysis J Behav Med. 2020 12; 43(6):1002-1013. . View in PubMed

Anhedonia, screen time, and substance use in early adolescents: A longitudinal mediation analysis J Adolesc. 2020 01; 78:24-32. . View in PubMed

Research on Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Use, 2013-2018, From the Food and Drug Administration-National Institutes of Health Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 06 12; 22(7):1063-1076. . View in PubMed

The effect of sensation seeking on alcohol use among middle school students: a latent state-trait analysis Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2020 05 03; 46(3):316-324. . View in PubMed

Adolescent menthol cigarette use and risk of nicotine dependence: Findings from the national Population Assessment on Tobacco and Health (PATH) study Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 01 01; 206:107715. . View in PubMed

A positive deviance-based qualitative study of stress, coping, and feeding practices among low-income, Hispanic mothers whose children do versus do not meet guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake Health Educ Res. 2020 12 23; 35(6):584-604. . View in PubMed

Disparities in retail marketing for little cigars and cigarillos in Los Angeles, California Addict Behav Rep. 2019 Jun; 9:100149. . View in PubMed

Retailers' Perceptions of FDA Tobacco Regulation Authority Tob Regul Sci. 2019 May; 5(3):291-300. . View in PubMed

Factors in the perceived stress scale differentially associate with mindfulness disposition and executive function among early adolescents J Child Fam Stud. 2019 Mar; 28(3):814-821. . View in PubMed

The feasibility and acceptability of assessing inhibitory control and working memory among adolescents via an ecological momentary assessment approach Child Neuropsychol. 2019 11; 25(8):1022-1034. . View in PubMed

Evaluating the predictive value of measures of susceptibility to tobacco and alternative tobacco products Addict Behav. 2019 09; 96:50-55. . View in PubMed

Executive function and probabilities of engaging in long-term sedentary and high calorie/low nutrition eating behaviors in early adolescence Soc Sci Med. 2019 09; 237:112483. . View in PubMed

A videogame intervention for tobacco product use prevention in adolescents Addict Behav. 2019 04; 91:188-192. . View in PubMed

Tobacco Retail Licensing and Youth Product Use Pediatrics. 2019 02; 143(2). . View in PubMed

Tobacco Marketing and Subsequent Use of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, and Hookah in Adolescents Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 06 21; 21(7):926-932. . View in PubMed

Tob Regul Sci. 2018 Jul; 4(4):41-49. . View in PubMed

Tobacco regulatory compliance with STAKE Act age-of-sale signage among licensed tobacco retailers across diverse neighborhoods in Southern California Tob Induc Dis. 2018 Jun; 16. . View in PubMed

Talking about tobacco on Twitter is associated with tobacco product use Prev Med. 2018 09; 114:54-56. . View in PubMed

Performance of cigarette susceptibility index among e-cigarette and hookah users Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 02 01; 183:43-50. . View in PubMed

Direct and indirect effects of parent stress on child obesity risk and added sugar intake in a sample of Southern California adolescents Public Health Nutr. 2017 Dec; 20(18):3285-3294. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal relationships of sleep and inhibitory control deficits to early adolescent cigarette and alcohol use J Adolesc. 2017 Jun; 57:31-41. . View in PubMed

Electronic cigarette retailers use Pokémon Go to market products Tob Control. 2017 12; 26(e2):e145-e147. . View in PubMed

Perceived stress and poly-tobacco product use across adolescence: Patterns of association and gender differences J Psychiatr Res. 2017 11; 94:172-179. . View in PubMed

Implementation of HPV vaccination guidelines in a diverse population in Los Angeles: Results from an environmental scan of local HPV resources and needs Vaccine. 2017 09 05; 35(37):4930-4935. . View in PubMed

Associations among dispositional mindfulness, self-compassion, and executive function proficiency in early adolescents Mindfulness (N Y). 2016 Dec; 7(6):1377-1384. . 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 01; 168:176-180. . View in PubMed

Improving substance use prevention efforts with executive function training Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 01; 163 Suppl 1:S54-9. . View in PubMed

Translating research into prevention of high-risk behaviors in the presence of complex systems: definitions and systems frameworks Transl Behav Med. 2016 Mar; 6(1):17-31. . View in PubMed

Physical Activity and Variation in Momentary Behavioral Cognitions: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study J Phys Act Health. 2016 Mar; 13(3):344-51. . View in PubMed

Patterns of Alternative Tobacco Product Use: Emergence of Hookah and E-cigarettes as Preferred Products Amongst Youth J Adolesc Health. 2016 Feb; 58(2):181-5. . View in PubMed

Flavoured tobacco products and the public's health: lessons from the TPSAC menthol report Tob Control. 2016 11; 25(Suppl 2):ii103-ii105. . View in PubMed

Executive function mediates prospective relationships between sleep duration and sedentary behavior in children Prev Med. 2016 10; 91:82-88. . View in PubMed

Shared health characteristics in Hispanic colorectal cancer patients and their primary social support person following primary diagnosis Psychooncology. 2016 09; 25(9):1028-35. . View in PubMed

E-Cigarettes and Future Cigarette Use Pediatrics. 2016 07; 138(1). . View in PubMed

The E-cigarette Social Environment, E-cigarette Use, and Susceptibility to Cigarette Smoking J Adolesc Health. 2016 07; 59(1):75-80. . View in PubMed

Inhibitory control and the onset of combustible cigarette, e-cigarette, and hookah use in early adolescence: The moderating role of socioeconomic status Child Neuropsychol. 2016; 22(6):679-91. . View in PubMed

Toward a Better Understanding of the Link Between Parent and Child Physical Activity Levels: The Moderating Role of Parental Encouragement J Phys Act Health. 2015 Sep; 12(9):1238-44. . View in PubMed

Association of usual self-reported dietary intake with ecological momentary measures of affective and physical feeling states in children Appetite. 2015 Sep; 92:314-21. . View in PubMed

Two facets of stress and indirect effects on child diet through emotion-driven eating Eat Behav. 2015 Aug; 18:84-90. . View in PubMed

Psychosocial Factors Associated With Adolescent Electronic Cigarette and Cigarette Use Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):308-17. . View in PubMed

Food and physical activity environments: an energy balance approach for research and practice Am J Prev Med. 2015 May; 48(5):620-9. . View in PubMed

Children's executive function and high-calorie, low-nutrient food intake: mediating effects of child-perceived adult fast food intake Health Educ Behav. 2015 Apr; 42(2):163-70. . View in PubMed

Parent, peer, and executive function relationships to early adolescent e-cigarette use: a substance use pathway? Addict Behav. 2015 Mar; 42:73-8.. View in PubMed

The effects of teacher fidelity of implementation of pathways to health on student outcomes Eval Health Prof. 2015 Mar; 38(1):21-41. . View in PubMed

Prospective associations between bilingualism and executive function in Latino children: sustained effects while controlling for biculturalism J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Oct; 16(5):914-21. . View in PubMed

Quantile Mediation Models: A Comparison of Methods for Assessing Mediation Across the Outcome Distribution Multivariate Behav Res. 2014 Sep-Oct; 49(5):471-85. . View in PubMed

The interaction of social networks and child obesity prevention program effects: the pathways trial Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jun; 22(6):1520-6. . View in PubMed

Peer influences: the impact of online and offline friendship networks on adolescent smoking and alcohol use J Adolesc Health. 2014 May; 54(5):508-14. . View in PubMed

Integrating mindfulness into school-based substance use and other prevention programs Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Apr; 49(5):617-9. . View in PubMed

Understanding the physical and social contexts of children's nonschool sedentary behavior: an ecological momentary assessment study J Phys Act Health. 2014 Mar; 11(3):588-95. . View in PubMed

Momentary assessment of affect, physical feeling states, and physical activity in children Health Psychol. 2014 Mar; 33(3):255-63. . View in PubMed

Neighborhood park use by children: use of accelerometry and global positioning systems Am J Prev Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):136-42. . View in PubMed

Consumers' perceptions of vape shops in Southern California: an analysis of online Yelp reviews Tob Induc Dis. 2014; 12(1):22. . View in PubMed

mHealth approaches to child obesity prevention: successes, unique challenges, and next directions Transl Behav Med. 2013 Dec; 3(4):406-15. . View in PubMed

Indian students' perspectives on obesity and school-based obesity prevention: a qualitative examination Health Promot Pract. 2013 Nov; 14(6):816-23. . View in PubMed

Cigarettes, culture, and Korean American emerging adults: an exploratory qualitative study West J Nurs Res. 2013 Oct; 35(9):1205-21. . View in PubMed

Smart growth community design and physical activity in children Am J Prev Med. 2013 Oct; 45(4):386-92. . View in PubMed

Transitional life events and trajectories of cigarette and alcohol use during emerging adulthood: latent class analysis and growth mixture modeling J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Sep; 74(5):727-35. . View in PubMed

Addressing core challenges for the next generation of type 2 translation research and systems: the translation science to population impact (TSci Impact) framework Prev Sci. 2013 Aug; 14(4):319-51. . View in PubMed

Changes in friends' and parental influences on cigarette smoking from early through late adolescence J Adolesc Health. 2013 Jul; 53(1):132-8. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal relationships of executive cognitive function and parent influence to child substance use and physical activity Prev Sci. 2013 Jun; 14(3):229-37. . View in PubMed

Locations of joint physical activity in parent-child pairs based on accelerometer and GPS monitoring Ann Behav Med. 2013 Feb; 45 Suppl 1:S162-72. . View in PubMed

Executive function and latent classes of childhood obesity risk J Behav Med. 2012 Dec; 35(6):642-50. . View in PubMed

Children's perceptions of physical activity environments captured through ecological momentary assessment: a validation study Prev Med. 2012 Aug; 55(2):119-21. . View in PubMed

Joint physical activity and sedentary behavior in parent-child pairs Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Aug; 44(8):1473-80. . View in PubMed

Does community type moderate the relationship between parent perceptions of the neighborhood and physical activity in children? Am J Health Promot. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(6):371-80.. View in PubMed

Translating evidence based violence and drug use prevention to obesity prevention: development and construction of the pathways program Health Educ Res. 2012 Apr; 27(2):343-58. . View in PubMed

Investigating the impact of a smart growth community on the contexts of children's physical activity using Ecological Momentary Assessment Health Place. 2012 Jan; 18(1):76-84. . View in PubMed

Relationships between executive cognitive function and lifetime substance use and obesity-related behaviors in fourth grade youth Child Neuropsychol. 2012; 18(1):1-11. . View in PubMed

A study of community design, greenness, and physical activity in children using satellite, GPS and accelerometer data Health Place. 2012 Jan; 18(1):46-54. . View in PubMed

Assessing the social and physical contexts of children's leisure-time physical activity: an ecological momentary assessment study Am J Health Promot. 2012 Jan-Feb; 26(3):135-42. . View in PubMed

Measuring the meanings of eating in minority youth Eat Behav. 2011 Dec; 12(4):277-83. . View in PubMed

Investigating ethnic differences in adolescent alcohol use and peer norms using semi-continuous latent growth models Alcohol Alcohol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 46(5):620-6. . View in PubMed

Investigating children's physical activity and sedentary behavior using ecological momentary assessment with mobile phones Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Jun; 19(6):1205-12. . View in PubMed

Psychometrics of the Eating in Emotional Situations Questionnaire (EESQ) among low-income Latino elementary-school children Eat Behav. 2011 Apr; 12(2):156-9. . View in PubMed

Identifying patterns of eating and physical activity in children: a latent class analysis of obesity risk Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Mar; 19(3):652-8. . View in PubMed

High calorie, low nutrient food/beverage intake and video gaming in children as potential signals for addictive behavior Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 12; 8(12):4406-24. . View in PubMed

Social Network Status and Depression among Adolescents: An Examination of Social Network Influences and Depressive Symptoms in a Chinese Sample Res Hum Dev. 2011; 8(1):67-88. . View in PubMed

Physical and social contextual influences on children's leisure-time physical activity: an ecological momentary assessment study J Phys Act Health. 2011 Jan; 8 Suppl 1:S103-8. . View in PubMed

Initial Status in Growth Curve Modeling for Randomized Trials J Drug Issues. 2010 Dec; 40(1):155-172. . View in PubMed

Executive cognitive function and food intake in children J Nutr Educ Behav. 2010 Nov-Dec; 42(6):398-403. . View in PubMed

Tobacco use moderates the association between major depression and obesity Health Psychol. 2010 Sep; 29(5):521-8. . View in PubMed

Cognitive behavioral theories used to explain injection risk behavior among injection drug users: a review and suggestions for the integration of cognitive and environmental models Health Educ Behav. 2010 Aug; 37(4):504-32. . View in PubMed

Executive cognitive function as a correlate and predictor of child food intake and physical activity Child Neuropsychol. 2010; 16(3):279-92. . View in PubMed

Early adolescent alcohol use and sexual experience by emerging adulthood: a 10-year longitudinal investigation J Adolesc Health. 2009 Nov; 45(5):478-82. . View in PubMed

Preventing growth in amphetamine use: long-term effects of the Midwestern Prevention Project (MPP) from early adolescence to early adulthood Addiction. 2009 Oct; 104(10):1691-9. . View in PubMed


Trajectories of peer social influences as long-term predictors of drug use from early through late adolescence J Youth Adolesc. 2009 Mar; 38(3):454-65. . View in PubMed

Protecting against intergenerational problem behavior: mediational effects of prevented marijuana use on second-generation parent-child relationships and child impulsivity Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 Feb 01; 100(1-2):153-60. . View in PubMed

Long-term effects of adolescent marijuana use prevention on adult mental health services utilization: the midwestern prevention project Subst Use Misuse. 2009; 44(5):616-31. . View in PubMed

Promoting community coalition functioning: effects of Project STEP Prev Sci. 2008 Jun; 9(2):63-72. . View in PubMed

Time to re-examine old definitions of nicotine dependence Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 Jun; 10(6):1109-11. . View in PubMed

Early cigarette use and psychological distress as predictors of obesity risk in adulthood Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 Feb; 10(2):325-35. . View in PubMed

Adolescent to emerging adulthood smoking trajectories: when do smoking trajectories diverge, and do they predict early adulthood nicotine dependence? Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9(11):1147-54.. View in PubMed

Breast cancer among immigrants: a systematic review and new research directions J Immigr Minor Health. 2007 Oct; 9(4):307-22. . View in PubMed

Preventing risk for obesity by promoting self-regulation and decision-making skills: pilot results from the PATHWAYS to health program (PATHWAYS) Eval Rev. 2007 Jun; 31(3):287-310. . View in PubMed

Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking Addict Behav. 2007 May; 32(5):1066-81. . View in PubMed

Community coalitions as a system: effects of network change on adoption of evidence-based substance abuse prevention Am J Public Health. 2007 May; 97(5):880-6. . View in PubMed

Parent program component analysis in a drug abuse prevention trial J Adolesc Health. 2006 Jul; 39(1):66-72. . View in PubMed

Misuse of "study drugs:" prevalence, consequences, and implications for policy Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2006 Jun 09; 1:15. . View in PubMed

Translation in tobacco and drug abuse prevention research Eval Health Prof. 2006 Jun; 29(2):246-71. . View in PubMed

Translation in the health professions: converting science into action Eval Health Prof. 2006 Mar; 29(1):7-32. . View in PubMed

The mediational role of neurocognition in the behavioral outcomes of a social-emotional prevention program in elementary school students: effects of the PATHS Curriculum Prev Sci. 2006 Mar; 7(1):91-102. . View in PubMed

Motivational interviewing with adolescents and young adults for drug-related problems Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2006 Jan-Mar; 18(1):53-67. . View in PubMed

Form follows function: designs for prevention effectiveness and diffusion research Prev Sci. 2004 Mar; 5(1):23-9. . View in PubMed

Political science, public policy, and drug use prevention Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1821-65. . View in PubMed

A critical unresolved issue in transdisciplinary prevention research Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):2079-80. . View in PubMed

A transdisciplinary focus on drug abuse prevention: an introduction Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1441-56. . View in PubMed

Parallel developmental trajectories of sensation seeking and regular substance use in adolescents Psychol Addict Behav. 2003 Sep; 17(3):179-92. . View in PubMed

Evidence-based prevention: characteristics, impact, and future direction J Psychoactive Drugs. 2003 May; 35 Suppl 1:143-52. . View in PubMed

Motivation in tobacco use cessation research Subst Use Misuse. 2003 Jan; 38(1):25-50. . View in PubMed

Parental substance use as a modifier of adolescent substance use risk Addiction. 2002 Dec; 97(12):1537-50. . View in PubMed

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