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Carolyn F. Wong, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research of Pediatrics
Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 30 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 8427

Overview

Carolyn Wong is a social health psychologist with interest in understanding how stress and coping impact individuals’ mental and physical health. For the past few years, she has been examining the psychosocial risk and resilient factors of young adult populations at high risk for drug use and sexual risk-taking, including young men who have sex with men (YMSM), young prescription drug misusers, and homeless youth. Carolyn is currently an assistant professor of research at USC.

Publications

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Marijuana practices and patterns of use among young adult medical marijuana patients and non-patient marijuana users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jan 01; 170:181-188. View in: PubMed

The Impact of Specific and Complex Trauma on the Mental Health of Homeless Youth. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Mar; 31(5):831-54. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for high levels of prescription drug misuse and illicit drug use among substance-using young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 May 01; 150:156-63. View in: PubMed

Network correlates of sexual health advice seeking and substance use among members of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):306-18. View in: PubMed

Minority stress experiences and psychological well-being: the impact of support from and connection to social networks within the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. Prev Sci. 2014 Feb; 15(1):44-55. View in: PubMed

Coping and emotion regulation profiles as predictors of nonmedical prescription drug and illicit drug use among high-risk young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Sep 1; 132(1-2):165-71. View in: PubMed

Coping and emotion regulation profiles as predictors of nonmedical prescription drug and illicit drug use among high-risk young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Sep 01; 132(1-2):165-71. View in: PubMed

Changes in developmental contexts as predictors of transitions in HIV-risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Jun; 51(3-4):439-50. View in: PubMed

Personal social network factors associated with overdose prevention training participation. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jan; 48(1-2):21-30. View in: PubMed

Initiation into prescription drug misuse: differences between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and heterosexual high-risk young adults in Los Angeles and New York. Addict Behav. 2012 Nov; 37(11):1289-93. View in: PubMed

A meta-analysis of disparities in childhood sexual abuse, parental physical abuse, and peer victimization among sexual minority and sexual nonminority individuals. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug; 101(8):1481-94. View in: PubMed

Human immunodeficiency virus testing and risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County. Am J Health Promot. 2011 Mar-Apr; 25(4):244-7. View in: PubMed

Race/Ethnicity is not associated with mortality in the PICU. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e588-97. View in: PubMed

Harassment, discrimination, violence, and illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Aug; 22(4):286-98. View in: PubMed

The impact of recent stressful experiences on HIV-risk related behaviors. J Adolesc. 2010 Jun; 33(3):463-75. View in: PubMed

Strategies Used by Gay and Bisexual Young Men to Cope with Heterosexism. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2008 Oct 01; 20(4):354-380. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for alcohol use, frequent use, and binge drinking among young men who have sex with men. Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1012-20. View in: PubMed

Residential status as a risk factor for drug use and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(6 Suppl):56-69. View in: PubMed

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