Keck School Faculty

Raina Pang

Raina Pang

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


Understanding daily life experiences of women who smoke: The role of smoking-related weight control expectancies Addict Behav. 2022 Jun 16; 134:107413. . View in PubMed

Characterizing different-flavored e-cigarette solutions from user-reported sensory attributes and appeal Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2022 Apr 25. . 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

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

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

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

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

E-cigarette use and promotion by social media influencers during videogame play on Twitch Tob Control. 2021 Oct 08. . 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

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

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

Twitter Posts About Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Postpartum:A Content Analysis Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(7):1074-1077. . 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

Impulsivity across substance use categories: Consideration of sex/gender Curr Behav Neurosci Rep. 2020 Sep; 7(3):109-127. . 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

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

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

Subjective effects from the first cigarette of the day vary with precigarette affect in premenopausal female daily smokers Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2019 Aug 01. . 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

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

Alterations in prefrontal-limbic functional activation and connectivity in chronic stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59138. . 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

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.
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