Bethany Cara Bray
Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Bray B, Dziak J, Patrick M, Lanza S. Inverse Propensity Score Weighting with a Latent Class Exposure: Estimating the Causal Effect of Reported Reasons for Alcohol Use on Problem Alcohol Use 16 Years Later. Prev Sci. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..A supplementary appendix provides evidence for the accuracy of the proposed approach via a small-scale simulation study, as well as sample programming code to conduct the step-by-step approach. ..
Terry McElrath Y, O Malley P, Johnston L, Bray B, Patrick M, Schulenberg J. Longitudinal patterns of marijuana use across ages 18-50 in a US national sample: A descriptive examination of predictors and health correlates of repeated measures latent class membership. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017;171:70-83 pubmed publisher
Bray B, Smith R, Piper M, Roberts L, Baker T. Transitions in Smokers' Social Networks After Quit Attempts: A Latent Transition Analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016;18:2243-2251 pubmed
..This suggests that quitting smoking may expand a person's social milieu rather than narrow it. This effect, plus reduced exposure to smokers, may help sustain abstinence. ..