Chih-Ping Chou

Chih-Ping Chou

Professor of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
SSB 302X 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Anhedonia, screen time, and substance use in early adolescents: A longitudinal mediation analysis J Adolesc. 2019 Dec 05; 78:24-32. . View in PubMed

Risk factors associated with subsequent initiation of cigarettes and e-cigarettes in adolescence: A structural equation modeling approach Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Oct 29; 207:107676. . View in PubMed

Relationship between social media engagement and e-cigarette policy support Addict Behav Rep. 2019 Jun; 9:100155. . 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

Demographic and Clinical Factors Associated with Patient Adherence to Acupuncture Treatment J Altern Complement Med. 2019 May; 25(5):522-525. . View in PubMed

Do fluctuations in positive affective and physical feeling states predict physical activity and sedentary time? Psychol Sport Exerc. 2019 Mar; 41:153-161.. 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

In-home obesity prevention in low-income infants through maternal and social transmission Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 02; 77:61-69. . View in PubMed

Linkage between teen mother's childhood adversity and externalizing behaviors in their children at age 11: Three aspects of parenting Child Abuse Negl. 2019 02; 88:326-336. . View in PubMed

Adolescent Substance Use and Sensation-Seeking on Sexual Behaviors Among Young Adults from Continuation High Schools Subst Use Misuse. 2019; 54(3):373-383. . View in PubMed

Mean level of positive affect moderates associations between volatility in positive affect, mental health, and alcohol consumption among mothers J Abnorm Psychol. 2018 Oct; 127(7):639-649. . View in PubMed

Racial Pride and Condom Use in Post-Incarcerated African-American Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women: Test of a Conceptual Model for the Men in Life Environments Intervention Arch Sex Behav. 2018 01; 47(1):169-181. . View in PubMed

Comparative Effectiveness of a Technology-Facilitated Depression Care Management Model in Safety-Net Primary Care Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: 6-Month Outcomes of a Large Clinical Trial J Med Internet Res. 2018 04 23; 20(4):e147. . View in PubMed

Characterizing Polytobacco Use Trajectories and Their Associations With Substance Use and Mental Health Across Mid-Adolescence Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 08 14; 20(suppl_1):S31-S38. . View in PubMed

Associations between anhedonia and marijuana use escalation across mid-adolescence Addiction. 2017 Dec; 112(12):2182-2190. . 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

Examining acute bi-directional relationships between affect, physical feeling states, and physical activity in free-living situations using electronic ecological momentary assessment J Behav Med. 2017 Jun; 40(3):445-457. . View in PubMed

Incarcerated Amyand's hernia Ci Ji Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2017 Apr-Jun; 29(2):129-130. . 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

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

Reductions in cannabis use are associated with improvements in anxiety, depression, and sleep quality, but not quality of life J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 10; 81:53-58. . View in PubMed

Associations of Affective Responses During Free-Living Physical Activity and Future Physical Activity Levels: an Ecological Momentary Assessment Study Int J Behav Med. 2017 08; 24(4):513-519. . View in PubMed

Measuring sustainment of prevention programs and initiatives: a study protocol Implement Sci. 2016 Jul 16; 11:95. . View in PubMed

Overweight Perception: Associations with Weight Control Goals, Attempts, and Practices among Chinese Female College Students J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 Mar; 116(3):458-466. . 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

Cigarette smoking is associated with unhealthy patterns of food consumption, physical activity, sleep impairment, and alcohol drinking in Chinese male adults Int J Public Health. 2015 Dec; 60(8):891-899. . View in PubMed

A Rights-Based Sexuality Education Curriculum for Adolescents: 1-Year Outcomes From a Cluster-Randomized Trial J Adolesc Health. 2015 Oct; 57(4):399-406. . View in PubMed

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

A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Socioeconomic Factors, Foreign Media, and Attitude toward Appearance on General and Central Adiposity in Chinese Adolescents Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:608-214. . View in PubMed

Identifying Shared Latent Dimensions of Psychological Symptoms: Implications for the Psychological Correlates of Smoking J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2015 09 01; 37(3):454-468. . 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

Double jeopardy: metabolic syndrome leads to increased sedentary behavior in peri-pubertal minority females Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2014 Aug; 26(3):266-73. . 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

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

Bullying victimization as a mediator of associations between cultural/familial variables, substance use, and depressive symptoms among Hispanic youth Ethn Health. 2013; 18(4):415-32. . View in PubMed

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

Autonomic and behavioral responses of children with autism to auditory stimuli Am J Occup Ther. 2012 Sep-Oct; 66(5):567-76. . View in PubMed

Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in promoting the well-being of independently living older people: results of the Well Elderly 2 Randomised Controlled Trial J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 Sep; 66(9):782-90. . 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

Depressive symptom deterioration among predominantly Hispanic diabetes patients in safety net care Psychosomatics. 2012 Jul-Aug; 53(4):347-55. . View in PubMed

Randomized controlled trial to improve adiposity, inflammation, and insulin resistance in obese African-American and Latino youth Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Apr; 20(4):811-8. . 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

One-year postcollaborative depression care trial outcomes among predominantly Hispanic diabetes safety net patients Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 Sep-Oct; 33(5):436-42. . View in PubMed

Correlates of overweight status in Chinese youth: an East-West paradox Am J Health Behav. 2011 Jul; 35(4):496-506. . View in PubMed

Psychometric properties of reverse-scored items on the CES-D in a sample of ethnically diverse older adults Psychol Assess. 2011 Jun; 23(2):558-62. . View in PubMed

Association of the calcyon neuron-specific vesicular protein gene (CALY) with adolescent smoking initiation in China and California Am J Epidemiol. 2011 May 01; 173(9):1039-48. . 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

One-year follow-up of collaborative depression care for low-income, predominantly Hispanic patients with cancer Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Feb; 62(2):162-70. . View in PubMed

Influences of social support, perceived barriers, and negative meanings of physical activity on physical activity in middle school students J Phys Act Health. 2011 Feb; 8(2):210-9. . 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

Longitudinal analysis of weight perception and psychological factors in Chinese adolescents Am J Health Behav. 2011 Jan-Feb; 35(1):92-104. . View in PubMed

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

Physical activity in US youth: effect of race/ethnicity, age, gender, and weight status Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Dec; 42(12):2211-21. . 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

Development, reliability, and validity of an urban trail use survey Am J Health Promot. 2010 Sep-Oct; 25(1):2-11. . View in PubMed

Overweight, body image, and depression in Asian and Hispanic adolescents Am J Health Behav. 2010 Jul-Aug; 34(4):476-88. . View in PubMed

Collaborative depression treatment in older and younger adults with physical illness: pooled comparative analysis of three randomized clinical trials Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Jun; 18(6):520-30. . View in PubMed

Collaborative care management of major depression among low-income, predominantly Hispanic subjects with diabetes: a randomized controlled trial Diabetes Care. 2010 Apr; 33(4):706-13. . View in PubMed

Associations between family structure, family functioning, and substance use among Hispanic/Latino adolescents Psychol Addict Behav. 2010 Mar; 24(1):98-108. . View in PubMed

Cognitive attributions for smoking among adolescents in China Addict Behav. 2010 Feb; 35(2):95-101. . 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

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

Adolescent affiliations and adiposity: a social network analysis of friendships and obesity J Adolesc Health. 2009 Aug; 45(2):202-4. . View in PubMed

Randomized control trial to improve adiposity and insulin resistance in overweight Latino adolescents Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Aug; 17(8):1542-8. . View in PubMed

Reasons for urban trail use predict levels of trail-related physical activity J Phys Act Health. 2009 Jul; 6(4):426-34. . View in PubMed

A high-sugar/low-fiber meal compared with a low-sugar/high-fiber meal leads to higher leptin and physical activity levels in overweight Latina females J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jun; 109(6):1058-63. . View in PubMed

Acculturation and substance use: social influence as a mediator among Hispanic alternative high school youth J Health Soc Behav. 2009 Jun; 50(2):164-79. . View in PubMed

Confronting challenges in intervention research with ethnically diverse older adults: the USC Well Elderly II Trial Clin Trials. 2009 Feb; 6(1):90-101. . 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

Risk factors for adolescent smoking in urban and rural China: findings from the China seven cities study Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1081-5. . View in PubMed

Concurrent psychosocial predictors of sun safety among middle school youth J Sch Health. 2008 Jul; 78(7):374-81; quiz 408-10. . View in PubMed

BMI as a moderator of perceived stress and emotional eating in adolescents Eat Behav. 2008 Apr; 9(2):238-46. . 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

Reducing sedentary behavior in minority girls via a theory-based, tailored classroom media intervention Int J Pediatr Obes. 2008; 3(4):240-8. . View in PubMed

Association between psychological factors and adolescent smoking in seven cities in China Int J Behav Med. 2008; 15(2):149-56. . View in PubMed

Perceived stress, depression and food consumption frequency in the college students of China Seven Cities Physiol Behav. 2007 Nov 23; 92(4):748-54. . 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

Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9 Suppl 4:S599-609. . View in PubMed

Perceived peer influence and peer selection on adolescent smoking Addict Behav. 2007 Aug; 32(8):1546-54. . View in PubMed

Age-related smoking progression among adolescents in China J Adolesc Health. 2006 Nov; 39(5):686-93. . View in PubMed

Influences affecting adolescent smoking behavior in China Nicotine Tob Res. 2006 Apr; 8(2):245-55. . View in PubMed

A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China Prev Med. 2006 Apr; 42(4):280-5. . View in PubMed

Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research Cyberpsychol Behav. 2005 Oct; 8(5):441-53. . View in PubMed

Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence J Adolesc. 2005 Feb; 28(1):49-62. . View in PubMed

Emotional intelligence and acculturation to the United States: interactions on the perceived social consequences of smoking in early adolescents Subst Use Misuse. 2005; 40(11):1697-706. . View in PubMed

Exploring peers as a mediator of the association between depression and smoking in young adolescents Subst Use Misuse. 2005; 40(1):77-98. . View in PubMed

Contrasting mediating variables in two 5-a-day nutrition intervention programs Prev Med. 2004 Nov; 39(5):882-93. . View in PubMed

Predictors of improved mood over time in clinical trials for major depression Psychiatry Res. 2004 Jun 30; 127(1-2):73-84. . View in PubMed

Effect of brief safer-sex counseling by medical providers to HIV-1 seropositive patients: a multi-clinic assessment AIDS. 2004 May 21; 18(8):1179-86. . View in PubMed

Project FLAVOR: 1-Year Outcomes of a Multicultural, School-Based Smoking Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb; 94(2):263-5. . View in PubMed

Emotional intelligence and smoking risk factors in adolescents: interactions on smoking intentions J Adolesc Health. 2004 Jan; 34(1):46-55. . View in PubMed

How can statistical approaches enhance transdisciplinary study of drug misuse prevention? Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1867-906.. 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

Longitudinal treatment effects among cocaine users: a growth curve modeling approach Subst Use Misuse. 2003 Jul; 38(9):1323-43. . View in PubMed

Family harmony as a protective factor against adolescent tobacco and alcohol use in Wuhan, China Subst Use Misuse. 2003 Jun; 38(8):1159-71. . View in PubMed

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

Peer influences and access to cigarettes as correlates of adolescent smoking: a cross-cultural comparison of Wuhan, China, and California Prev Med. 2002 Apr; 34(4):476-84. . View in PubMed

Dr. Chou is a Professor of Preventive Medicine. Â His research focuses on the advancement of research methodology and statistical techniques in social and health behavioral research. His research interest falls into three distinct areas: evaluation of prevention intervention of substance use among adolescents; evaluation of substance abuse treatment, and statistical and methodological application and development for prevention research. Â Dr. Chou is an internationally recognized researcher on structural equation modeling. Â He has a well-established record on the application and development of statistical models and research methodologies in prevention research, and has extensive experience in longitudinal analyses of the effects of health promotion interventions, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, growth curve modeling and psychometrics analysis. Â Dr. Chou received the Research Scientist Development Award and several research projects from NIH to study advanced statistical methods for prevention research. Â He has also been serving as the directors of measurement core and statistics core for four NIH funded transdisciplinary research centers based at USC. Â Dr. Chou also holds a joint appointment in School of Social Work.
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