Keck School Faculty

Maryann Pentz, PhD
Maryann Pentz, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine;Sidney R. Garfield Chair in Health Sciences;Director, Institute for Prevention Research
Preventive Medicine
SSB 302H 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

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

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

The feasibility and acceptability of assessing inhibitory control and working memory among adolescents via an ecological momentary assessment approach Child Neuropsychol. 2018 Dec 18; 1-13. . View in PubMed

A videogame intervention for tobacco product use prevention in adolescents Addict Behav. 2018 Nov 14. . View in PubMed

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

Talking about tobacco on Twitter is associated with tobacco product use Prev Med. 2018 Jun 10. . View in PubMed

Tobacco Marketing and Subsequent Use of Cigarettes, E-cigarettes and Hookah in Adolescents Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 May 28. . View in PubMed

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

Electronic cigarette retailers use Pokémon Go to market products Tob Control. 2017 Dec; 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 Nov; 94:172-179. . 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

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

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

E-Cigarettes and Future Cigarette Use Pediatrics. 2016 Jul; 138(1). . 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

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

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

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

Improving substance use prevention efforts with executive function training Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 06 01; 163 Suppl 1:S54-9. . 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

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 11 01; 168:176-180. . 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

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

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

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

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

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

NETWORK STRUCTURAL INFLUENCES ON THE ADOPTION OF EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTION IN COMMUNITIES J Community Psychol. 2009 Sep; 37(7):830-845. . 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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