Raina Pang, PhD

Associate Professor of Research Population and Public Health Sciences

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Overview

Broadly speaking my research interest lies in understanding sex/gender differences and women specific factors in addiction. As part of these efforts, I have completed a postdoctoral fellowship investigating the interactive role of menstrual cycle and nicotine on response inhibition and smoking behavior using laboratory based behavioral pharmacology. Currently, I am PI on a five year study aimed at understanding within and between subject effects of ovarian hormones on mood and smoking behavior across the menstrual cycle using ecological momentary assessment.

Publications

  • Longitudinal associations between anxiety sensitivity and substance use in adolescents: Mediation by depressive affect Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2024 Feb; 32(1):90-103. . View in PubMed
  • Association of e-Cigarette Use and Postpartum Depression: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System 2016-2019 J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2024 Jan; 33(1):45-51. . View in PubMed
  • Nicotine deprivation amplifies attentional bias toward racial discrimination stimuli in African American adults who smoke cigarettes Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2023 Dec; 31(6):1023-1031. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of ‘Ice’ flavoured e-cigarettes with synthetic cooling agent WS-23 or menthol on user-reported appeal and sensory attributes Tob Control. 2023 Nov 08. . View in PubMed
  • Interactive effects of financial strain and distress tolerance on prequit tobacco withdrawal symptoms in smokers preparing to initiate a quit attempt Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2023 Aug; 31(4):805-816. . View in PubMed
  • Characterizing different-flavored e-cigarette solutions from user-reported sensory attributes and appeal Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2023 Feb; 31(1):46-56. . View in PubMed
  • Associations of DHEA(S) with negative and positive affect in people who smoke daily with elevated and low depression symptoms: A pilot laboratory study Addict Behav. 2023 11; 146:107801. . View in PubMed
  • E-cigarette use and promotion by social media influencers during videogame play on Twitch Tob Control. 2023 07; 32(4):526-527. . View in PubMed
  • Daily ovarian hormone exposure and loss of control eating in adolescent girls: A registered report Int J Eat Disord. 2023 06; 56(6):1246-1253. . View in PubMed
  • Alcohol use and motives for drinking across the menstrual cycle in a psychiatric outpatient sample Alcohol Clin Exp Res (Hoboken). 2023 01; 47(1):127-142. . View in PubMed
  • Implementation planning for equitable tobacco treatment services: a mixed methods assessment of contextual facilitators and barriers in a large comprehensive cancer center Transl Behav Med. 2023 08 11; 13(8):539-550. . View in PubMed
  • Emotion regulation expectancies and smoking cessation factors: A daily diary study of California adults who smoke cigarettes during a practice quit attempt Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 04 01; 245:109810. . View in PubMed
  • An Analysis of Twitter Posts About the US. Food and Drug Administration’s Menthol Ban. Nicotine Tob Res. 2023 04 06; 25(5):962-966. . View in PubMed
  • Interactive associations between abstinence plans and romantic partner conflict and support with cigarette smoking Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 02 01; 243:109756. . View in PubMed
  • Interactions between daily abstinence plans and approach/avoidance motivation on cigarette smoking in pre-quit smokers Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2022 Oct; 30(5):666-672. . View in PubMed
  • Affect and subjective cognitive functioning by depression symptom levels during naturalistic cigarette smoking in premenopausal females who smoke daily Psychol Addict Behav. 2022 Feb; 36(1):90-99. . View in PubMed
  • A novel smoking-specific self-control task: An initial study of feasibility, acceptability, and changes in self-control and cigarette smoking behaviors among adults using cigarettes Psychol Addict Behav. 2022 Feb; 36(1):28-38. . View in PubMed
  • Understanding daily life experiences of women who smoke: The role of smoking-related weight control expectancies Addict Behav. 2022 11; 134:107413. . View in PubMed
  • Association of depression symptom level with smoking urges, cigarette withdrawal, and smoking reinstatement: A preliminary laboratory study Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 03 01; 232:109267. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of cigarette abstinence on negative and positive affect by depression symptom levels: A lab study J Affect Disord. 2022 06 15; 307:163-170. . View in PubMed
  • Parsing Intra- and Inter-Individual Covariation Between the Sensory Attributes and Appeal of E-Cigarettes: Associations and Gender Differences Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 06 15; 24(7):1012-1019. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing Sex, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Race, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Mental Health Concerns in Tobacco Use Disorder Treatment Research: Measurement Challenges and Recommendations From a Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Pre-conference Workshop Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 03 26; 24(5):643-653. . View in PubMed
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use and Pregnancy II: Perinatal Outcomes Following ENDS Use During Pregnancy Curr Addict Rep. 2021 Sep; 8(3):366-379. . View in PubMed
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use and Pregnancy I: ENDS Use Behavior During Pregnancy Curr Addict Rep. 2021 Sep; 8(3):347-365. . View in PubMed
  • E-cigarette, cigarette, and cannabis use patterns as a function of sexual identity in a sample of Southern California young adults Addict Behav Rep. 2021 Jun; 13:100338. . View in PubMed
  • Social facilitation of alcohol subjective effects in adolescents: Associations with subsequent alcohol use Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2021 Mar; 238(3):887-897. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of self-efficacy on daily intention to not smoke Addict Behav. 2021 07; 118:106877. . View in PubMed
  • Self-control and smoking in a sample of adults living with HIV/AIDS: A cross-sectional survey Addict Behav. 2021 05; 116:106807. . View in PubMed
  • Association of frequency of perceived exposure to discrimination with tobacco withdrawal symptoms and smoking lapse behavior in African Americans Addiction. 2021 04; 116(4):914-925. . View in PubMed
  • Developmental patterns of tobacco product and cannabis use initiation in high school Addiction. 2021 02; 116(2):382-393. . View in PubMed
  • Detecting variations in ovulation and menstruation during the COVID-19 pandemic, using real-world mobile app data PLoS One. 2021; 16(10):e0258314. . View in PubMed
  • Twitter Posts About Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Postpartum:A Content Analysis Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(7):1074-1077. . View in PubMed
  • Anxiety sensitivity in relation to cigarette smoking and other substance use in African American smokers Psychol Addict Behav. 2020 Sep; 34(6):669-679. . View in PubMed
  • Impulsivity across substance use categories: Consideration of sex/gender Curr Behav Neurosci Rep. 2020 Sep; 7(3):109-127. . View in PubMed
  • Effectiveness of transdermal nicotine patch in premenopausal female smokers is moderated by within-subject severity of negative affect and physical symptoms Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020 Jun; 237(6):1737-1744. . View in PubMed
  • Subjective effects from the first cigarette of the day vary with precigarette affect in premenopausal female daily smokers Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2020 Jun; 28(3):299-305. . View in PubMed
  • Indirect Associations of Anxiety Sensitivity with Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drug Use Problems Through Emotional Disorder Symptoms in Adolescents Behav Med. 2020 Apr-Jun; 46(2):161-169. . View in PubMed
  • Sex differences in the appeal of flavored e-cigarettes among young adult e-cigarette users Psychol Addict Behav. 2020 Mar; 34(2):303-307. . View in PubMed
  • Sensory attributes of e-cigarette flavours and nicotine as mediators of interproduct differences in appeal among young adults Tob Control. 2020 11; 29(6):679-686. . View in PubMed
  • Somatic symptoms and binge eating in women’s daily lives J Psychosom Res. 2020 08; 135:110161. . View in PubMed
  • Conceptualizing Health Behaviors as Acute Mood-Altering Agents: Implications for Cancer Control Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2020 04; 13(4):343-350. . View in PubMed
  • Potential Moderating Effects of Sex/Gender on the Acute Relative Reinforcing and Subjective Effects of Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes in Vulnerable Populations Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 05 26; 22(6):878-884. . View in PubMed
  • Subjective effects of combustible, vaporized, and edible cannabis: Results from a survey of adolescent cannabis users Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 01 01; 206:107716. . View in PubMed
  • Flavored E-cigarette Use and Progression of Vaping in Adolescents Pediatrics. 2019 11; 144(5). . View in PubMed
  • Effects of non-tobacco flavors and nicotine on e-cigarette product appeal among young adult never, former, and current smokers Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 10 01; 203:99-106. . View in PubMed
  • Gender Differences in Negative Affect During Acute Tobacco Abstinence Differ Between African American and White Adult Cigarette Smokers Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 07 17; 21(8):1072-1078. . View in PubMed
  • Smoking Consequences Questionnaire: A reevaluation of the psychometric properties across two independent samples of smokers Psychol Assess. 2018 05; 30(5):678-692. . View in PubMed
  • Ovarian Hormones and Transdermal Nicotine Administration Independently and Synergistically Suppress Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms and Smoking Reinstatement in the Human Laboratory Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 03; 43(4):828-837. . View in PubMed
  • Happiness as a Buffer of the Association Between Dependence and Acute Tobacco Abstinence Effects in African American Smokers Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 09 04; 20(10):1215-1222. . View in PubMed
  • Anhedonia and Abstinence as Predictors of the Subjective Pleasantness of Positive, Negative, and Smoking-Related Pictures Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Jun 01; 19(6):743-749. . View in PubMed
  • Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and negative affect during tobacco withdrawal in a non-clinical sample of African American smokers J Anxiety Disord. 2017 May; 48:78-86. . View in PubMed
  • Impulsivity and history of behavioral addictions are associated with drug use in adolescents Addict Behav. 2017 11; 74:41-47. . View in PubMed
  • Associations of anxiety sensitivity and emotional symptoms with the subjective effects of alcohol, cigarettes, and cannabis in adolescents Addict Behav. 2017 10; 73:192-198. . View in PubMed
  • Premenstrual symptoms and factors implicated in smoking cessation among woman smokers Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 08; 25(4):235-241. . 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
  • Premenstrual symptoms and smoking-related expectancies Addict Behav. 2016 Jun; 57:38-41. . View in PubMed
  • Asians compared to Whites show increased response to d-amphetamine on select subjective and cardiovascular measures Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2016 May; 144:73-7. . View in PubMed
  • Associations between ADHD symptoms and smoking outcome expectancies in a non-clinical sample of daily cigarette smokers Am J Addict. 2016 Mar; 25(2):152-9. . View in PubMed
  • Negative Urgency Is Associated With Heightened Negative Affect and Urge During Tobacco Abstinence in Regular Smokers J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 09; 77(5):766-73. . View in PubMed
  • Tobacco Withdrawal Amongst African American, Hispanic, and White Smokers Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 06; 18(6):1479-87. . View in PubMed
  • Gender, Ethnicity, and Their Intersectionality in the Prediction of Smoking Outcome Expectancies in Regular Cigarette Smokers Behav Modif. 2016 Jan; 40(1-2):281-302. . View in PubMed
  • Social Self-Control Is a Statistically Nonredundant Correlate of Adolescent Substance Use Subst Use Misuse. 2016 05 11; 51(6):788-94. . View in PubMed
  • Gender differences in negative reinforcement smoking expectancies Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Jun; 17(6):750-4. . View in PubMed
  • The association of SNCA with hazardous alcohol use is mediated by impulsivity Psychiatry Res. 2015 Apr 30; 226(2-3):523-4. . View in PubMed
  • Examination of anxiety sensitivity and distress tolerance as transdiagnostic mechanisms linking multiple anxiety pathologies to alcohol use problems in adolescents Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Mar; 39(3):532-9. . View in PubMed
  • Novelty Seeking as a Phenotypic Marker of Adolescent Substance Use Subst Abuse. 2015; 9(Suppl 1):1-10. . View in PubMed
  • Depressive symptoms, negative urgency and substance use initiation in adolescents Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 01; 144:225-30. . View in PubMed
  • Depression and anxiety symptoms moderate the relation between negative reinforcement smoking outcome expectancies and nicotine dependence J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 Sep; 75(5):775-80. . View in PubMed
  • Anxiety sensitivity and negative urgency: a pathway to negative reinforcement-related smoking expectancies J Addict Med. 2014 May-Jun; 8(3):189-94. . View in PubMed
  • Hostility as a predictor of affective changes during acute tobacco withdrawal Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Mar; 16(3):335-42. . View in PubMed
  • Functional connectivity-based parcellation and connectome of cortical midline structures in the mouse: a perfusion autoradiography study Front Neuroinform. 2014; 8:61. . View in PubMed
  • Relationships between trait urgency, smoking reinforcement expectancies, and nicotine dependence J Addict Dis. 2014; 33(2):83-93. . View in PubMed
  • Sex differences in negative affect and lapse behavior during acute tobacco abstinence: a laboratory study Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2013 Aug; 21(4):269-76. . View in PubMed
  • Positive and negative affect as predictors of urge to smoke: temporal factors and mediational pathways Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Mar; 27(1):262-7. . View in PubMed
  • Alterations in prefrontal-limbic functional activation and connectivity in chronic stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59138. . View in PubMed
  • Functional reorganization of motor and limbic circuits after exercise training in a rat model of bilateral parkinsonism PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e80058. . View in PubMed
  • Circadian rhythmicity in serotonin transporter knockout mice Life Sci. 2012 Oct 05; 91(11-12):365-368. . View in PubMed
  • Anxiolytic-like effect of pregabalin on unconditioned fear in the rat: an autoradiographic brain perfusion mapping and functional connectivity study Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 15; 59(4):4168-88. . View in PubMed
  • Functional brain activation during retrieval of visceral pain-conditioned passive avoidance in the rat Pain. 2011 Dec; 152(12):2746-2756. . View in PubMed
  • Mapping functional brain activation using [14C]-iodoantipyrine in male serotonin transporter knockout mice PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e23869. . View in PubMed