JENNIFER BETH contact UNGER

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Smoking behavior among urban and rural Native American adolescents in California
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California School of Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Research, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:251-4. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in an ethnically diverse sample of Southern California adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, USA
    J Cult Divers 13:55-63. 2006
  3. pmc Socioeconomic correlates of smoking among an ethnically diverse sample of 8th grade adolescents in Southern California
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Prev Med 44:323-7. 2007
  4. pmc Acculturation and perceived discrimination: predictors of substance use trajectories from adolescence to emerging adulthood among Hispanics
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 39:1293-6. 2014
  5. pmc Evaluation of a fotonovela to increase depression knowledge and reduce stigma among Hispanic adults
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2001N Soto Street, MC 9239, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9239, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:398-406. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The most critical unresolved issues associated with race, ethnicity, culture, and substance use
    Jennifer B Unger
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:390-5. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Needle-sharing among young IV drug users and their social network members: The influence of the injection partner's characteristics on HIV risk behavior
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1607-18. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of ceremonial and nonceremonial uses of tobacco by American-Indian adolescents in California
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:443.e9-16. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint A family member's job loss as a risk factor for smoking among adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Psychol 23:308-13. 2004
  10. pmc Project FLAVOR: 1-Year Outcomes of a Multicultural, School-Based Smoking Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:263-5. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Drug Use Among Hispanic Emerging Adults
    JENNIFER BETH contact UNGER; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2005
  4. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2005
  6. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2007

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Detail Information

Publications66

  1. ncbi request reprint Smoking behavior among urban and rural Native American adolescents in California
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California School of Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Research, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:251-4. 2003
    ..This study used statewide data from California to examine the smoking behavior and related psychosocial risk factors among Native American adolescents living in urban and rural counties...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in an ethnically diverse sample of Southern California adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, USA
    J Cult Divers 13:55-63. 2006
    ..Increased understanding of adolescents' values could inform the creation of smoking prevention programs for ethnically diverse adolescents...
  3. pmc Socioeconomic correlates of smoking among an ethnically diverse sample of 8th grade adolescents in Southern California
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Prev Med 44:323-7. 2007
    ..Socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with smoking among adolescents, but it is not known which attributes of SES are responsible for the added risk, or whether these associations are consistent in ethnically diverse samples...
  4. pmc Acculturation and perceived discrimination: predictors of substance use trajectories from adolescence to emerging adulthood among Hispanics
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 39:1293-6. 2014
    ..However, few studies have examined the continuing influence of cultural factors on substance use from adolescence to emerging adulthood...
  5. pmc Evaluation of a fotonovela to increase depression knowledge and reduce stigma among Hispanic adults
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2001N Soto Street, MC 9239, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9239, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:398-406. 2013
    ..Results indicate that fotonovelas can be useful for improving health literacy among underserved populations, which could reduce health disparities...
  6. ncbi request reprint The most critical unresolved issues associated with race, ethnicity, culture, and substance use
    Jennifer B Unger
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:390-5. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Needle-sharing among young IV drug users and their social network members: The influence of the injection partner's characteristics on HIV risk behavior
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1607-18. 2006
    ..Public health interventions are needed to help young IVDUs to avoid needle-sharing with intimate partners...
  8. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of ceremonial and nonceremonial uses of tobacco by American-Indian adolescents in California
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:443.e9-16. 2006
    ..Although much has been written about the role of tobacco in traditional Native-American cultures, little is known about modern-day perceptions of tobacco among American-Indian adolescents...
  9. ncbi request reprint A family member's job loss as a risk factor for smoking among adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Psychol 23:308-13. 2004
    ..Job loss for a household member is a risk factor for adolescents' involvement in problem behaviors such as smoking...
  10. pmc Project FLAVOR: 1-Year Outcomes of a Multicultural, School-Based Smoking Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:263-5. 2004
    ..The prevention effect among Hispanic boys is encouraging, but additional research is needed to improve prevention effects among other groups...
  11. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of adolescents who provide neither parental consent nor refusal for participation in school-based survey research
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, USA
    Eval Rev 28:52-63. 2004
    ..This dual-consent procedure is useful for collecting some limited data from students who do not provide active consent or refusal...
  12. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and attitudes about contraceptive use among Latina women
    J B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Health Care Women Int 21:235-49. 2000
    ..Social norms and low self-efficacy may place moderately acculturated Latinas at high risk for unintended pregnancy and STDs...
  13. ncbi request reprint Acculturation, physical activity, and fast-food consumption among Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Community Health 29:467-81. 2004
    ..Health promotion programs are needed to encourage physical activity and healthy diets among adolescents in acculturating families...
  14. ncbi request reprint Exploring the cultural context of tobacco use: a transdisciplinary framework
    Jennifer B Unger
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:S101-17. 2003
    ..The framework challenges researchers to think about how the sociocultural context influences tobacco use at micro, meso, and macro levels. Finally, we offer suggestions for improving transdisciplinary research on culture and tobacco...
  15. pmc Parent-child acculturation discrepancies as a risk factor for substance use among Hispanic adolescents in Southern California
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 11:149-57. 2009
    ..Results suggest that family-based interventions for acculturating and bicultural Hispanic families may be useful in decreasing the likelihood of substance use among Hispanic adolescents...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tobacco and alcohol etiology, prevention, and policy in the Pacific Rim: lessons learned and directions for future research. Introduction
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco and Alcohol Use Research Center, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S443-5. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events and smoking behaviors in Chinese adolescents: a longitudinal analysis
    Cara L Booker
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1085-94. 2007
    ..Findings indicate that smoking among male adolescents in China may not be the result of stress; however, in females stress may contribute to the decision to smoke. Future directions are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Smoking prevention for ethnically diverse adolescents: 2-year outcomes of a multicultural, school-based smoking prevention curriculum in Southern California
    C Anderson Johnson
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, 1000 S Fremont, PO Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 40:842-52. 2005
    ..Effective school-based curricula are needed to prevent smoking among ethnically diverse adolescents. This study evaluated a multicultural smoking prevention curriculum in ethnically diverse Southern California middle schools...
  19. pmc Secular trends in adolescent never smoking from 1990 to 1999 in California: an age-period-cohort analysis
    Xinguang Chen
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:2099-104. 2003
    ..We analyzed age, time period, and cohort effects on trends in adolescent cigarette smoking in California from 1990 to 1999...
  20. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use among youth and adults in Mainland China: the China Seven Cities Study
    C Anderson Johnson
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Public Health 120:1156-69. 2006
    ..This article presents the methodology and prevalence data from the baseline survey of the CSCS, conducted in 2002...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variation in parenting characteristics and adolescent smoking
    Sohaila Shakib
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 33:88-97. 2003
    ..To examine ethnic variation in parenting characteristics and in associations among parenting characteristics and adolescent smoking, and to assess the strength of those associations separately by ethnic subgroup...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural correlates of menthol cigarette smoking among adult African Americans in Los Angeles
    Bruce Allen
    Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:447-51. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to understand the reasons why so many African Americans select menthols, as well as the health consequences of these choices...
  23. ncbi request reprint Translation of health programs for American Indians in the United States
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Drug Abuse Prevention Research Center, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eval Health Prof 31:124-44. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Family harmony as a protective factor against adolescent tobacco and alcohol use in Wuhan, China
    Dennis R Trinidad
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1159-71. 2003
    ..To investigate the association between family harmony (FH) and tobacco and alcohol use (TAU) in Chinese adolescents...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence
    Jie Wu Weiss
    Keck School of Medicine, Institute of Prevention Research, Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 8, Building A, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Adolesc 28:49-62. 2005
    ..The association between hostility and smoking was stronger for students reporting higher levels of depressive symptoms...
  26. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of stressful life events, smoking behaviors, and gender differences in a multicultural sample of adolescents
    Cara L Booker
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:1521-43. 2008
    ..Two significant interactions were found. Findings indicate there are differential effects of stressful events between genders which may lead to smoking experimentation or intentions to smoke. Implications and limitations are discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Heritability of cigarette smoking and alcohol use in Chinese male twins: the Qingdao twin registry
    Christina N Lessov-Schlaggar
    SRI International, Center for Health Sciences, Menlo Park, CA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1278-85. 2006
    ..In 2000, the Chinese National Twin Registry was established to provide a genetically informative resource for investigation of health behaviour including tobacco and alcohol use...
  28. pmc Moderated mediation regarding the sun-safe behaviors of U.S. Latinos: advancing the theory and evidence for acculturation-focused research and interventions
    Valentina A Andreeva
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:691-8. 2010
    ..The findings suggest ways of refining the theoretical and empirical rationale for sun safety research and interventions with Latinos. Studies should replicate these models with longitudinal data...
  29. ncbi request reprint Social network predictors of bullying and victimization
    Michele Mouttapa
    University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, USA
    Adolescence 39:315-35. 2004
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  30. ncbi request reprint Why smoking prevention programs sometimes fail. Does effectiveness depend on sociocultural context and individual characteristics?
    C Anderson Johnson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1043-9. 2007
    ..This study tests the hypotheses that both social/cultural contexts and individual dispositional characteristics may interact with program content to produce effects that are variable in potentially predictable ways...
  31. doi request reprint Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S599-609. 2007
    ..The findings also may contribute to the design of future programs to address the needs of defined populations and individuals with specific characteristics...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an overdose prevention and response training programme for injection drug users in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CA
    Karla D Wagner
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 21:186-93. 2010
    ..Fatal opioid overdose is a significant cause of mortality among injection drug users (IDUs)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Peer acceleration: effects of a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program among high-risk adolescents
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Preventive Medicine, CA 91803, USA
    Addiction 102:1804-15. 2007
    ..To test whether a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program can reduce substance use among high-risk adolescents without creating deviancy training (iatrogenic effects)...
  34. pmc The influence of acculturation on drug and alcohol use in a sample of adolescents
    Raquel Fosados
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2990-3004. 2007
    ..Future studies should incorporate multidimensional acculturation scales in adolescent substance use to understand how different acculturation strategies impact different populations...
  35. pmc A further look at the intergenerational transmission of violence: witnessing interparental violence in emerging adulthood
    David S Black
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803 4737, USA
    J Interpers Violence 25:1022-42. 2010
    ..Support for the intergenerational transmission of violence was identified for specific types of violence. Future directions of study and implications for prevention and treatment are offered...
  36. pmc Psychological determinants of emotional eating in adolescence
    Selena T Nguyen-Rodriguez
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Freemont Ave, Unit 8, BldgA4, Rm 4102, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eat Disord 17:211-24. 2009
    ....
  37. pmc Perceived discrimination and substance use among Latino adolescents
    Janet Okamoto
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:718-27. 2009
    ..To examine perceived discrimination and substance use among Latino high school students...
  38. pmc BMI as a moderator of perceived stress and emotional eating in adolescents
    Selena T Nguyen-Rodriguez
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Eat Behav 9:238-46. 2008
    ..This study shows that some children in this population at increased risk for obesity and related chronic disease have already incorporated emotional eating as a learned response to stress by the time that they enter adolescence...
  39. ncbi request reprint Country prototypes and translation of health programs
    Steve Sussman
    Transdisciplinary Drug Abuse Prevention Research Center, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eval Health Prof 31:110-23. 2008
    ..The ideas expressed in this article serve to provide direction when considering developing a health behavior program for a country, using previous programmatic knowledge from elsewhere...
  40. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adolescent smoking in urban and rural China: findings from the China seven cities study
    Huiyan Ma
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA91803, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1081-5. 2008
    ..Smoking prevention interventions in China may need to focus on raising adolescents' refusal self-efficacy...
  41. pmc Variation in family structure among urban adolescents and its effects on drug use
    Karla D Wagner
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:936-51. 2008
    ..Results suggest that influential others, including siblings and cousins, should be included in measures of family structure. Study limitations are noted...
  42. pmc Acculturation and sun-safe behaviors among US Latinos: findings from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey
    Valentina A Andreeva
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:734-41. 2009
    ..We examined the relationship between acculturation and sun safety among US Latinos...
  43. pmc The role of acculturation, parenting, and family in Hispanic/Latino adolescent substance use: findings from a qualitative analysis
    Karla D Wagner
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 7:304-27. 2008
    ..Participants in the focus groups did not endorse the association between acculturation and substance use that has been detected in quantitative studies. Implications for substance use prevention and treatment programs are discussed...
  44. pmc Dietary correlates of emotional eating in adolescence
    Selena T Nguyen-Michel
    Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Appetite 49:494-9. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint A cultural psychology approach to "drug abuse" prevention
    Jennifer B Unger
    Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1779-820. 2004
    ..Implications of cultural risk and protective factors for transdisciplinary research on drug abuse prevention are also discussed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Exposure to televised alcohol ads and subsequent adolescent alcohol use
    Alan W Stacy
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 98103, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:498-509. 2004
    ..To assess the impact of televised alcohol commercials on adolescents' alcohol use...
  47. ncbi request reprint Family characteristics and smoking among urban and rural adolescents living in China
    Sohaila Shakib
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, USA
    Prev Med 40:83-91. 2005
    ..Adolescent smoking is a public health concern in China. Although the family is an important social influence in China, few associations among family characteristics and adolescent smoking have been examined using Chinese samples...
  48. ncbi request reprint Meanings of smoking and adolescent smoking across ethnicities
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 1000 S Fremont, Rm 4101, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:197-205. 2004
    ..To develop insight into population-specific meanings of smoking in our highly multicultural middle schools in order to provide effective and appropriate tools for smoking prevention efforts...
  49. ncbi request reprint The protective influence of spirituality and "Health-as-a-Value" against monthly substance use among adolescents varying in risk
    Anamara Ritt-Olson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 34:192-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the influence of two potentially protective factors, Health-as-a-Value and spirituality, on monthly alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use in two multiethnic groups of adolescents varying in risk...
  50. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal conflict tactics and substance use among high-risk adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Addict Behav 28:979-87. 2003
    ..Possibly, teaching adolescents nonaggressive techniques for handling interpersonal conflict may be a useful strategy for preventing both interpersonal violence and substance use...
  51. ncbi request reprint Youths' exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS): associations with health beliefs and social pressure
    Chaoyang Li
    Institute for Preventive Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 28:39-53. 2003
    ..These findings underscore the need to increase the awareness of harms associated with second hand smoke and alter social pressure, to minimize exposure to ETS...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prior cigarette smoking initiation predicting current alcohol use: evidence for a gateway drug effect among California adolescents from eleven ethnic groups
    Xinguang Chen
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    Addict Behav 27:799-817. 2002
    ..Studies should be conducted to investigate factors attributable to the ethnic variations of this association...
  53. ncbi request reprint Receptivity to protobacco media and its impact on cigarette smoking among ethnic minority youth in California
    Xinguang Chen
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra 91803, USA
    J Health Commun 7:95-111. 2002
    ..Protecting adolescents from protobacco advertising influences is an important element in tobacco control among ethnic minority youth...
  54. ncbi request reprint A new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:3-11. 2005
    ..To develop a new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents...
  55. ncbi request reprint Unique contributions of meanings of smoking and outcome expectancies to understanding smoking initiation in middle school
    Donna Spruijt-Metz
    University of Southern California, Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:104-11. 2005
    ..These conceptually derived factors of meanings of smoking have not previously been empirically studied...
  56. ncbi request reprint Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:441-53. 2005
    ..Additional research is needed to gain a more complete understanding of the positive and negative consequences of Internet use among adolescents...
  57. ncbi request reprint Do popular students smoke? The association between popularity and smoking among middle school students
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:323-9. 2005
    ..Among adolescents, it has been hypothesized that popular students are more likely to smoke, especially in schools with high smoking prevalence...
  58. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer among immigrants: a systematic review and new research directions
    Valentina A Andreeva
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 91803, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:307-22. 2007
    ..Based on relevant theory, empirical and qualitative studies, two breast cancer prevention models for the EE immigrant population are proposed and the need for future research using ethnically disaggregated data is discussed...
  59. ncbi request reprint Age-related smoking progression among adolescents in China
    Wei Sun
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:686-93. 2006
    ..This study examined the differences in smoking progression between middle and upper school students...
  60. ncbi request reprint Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking
    Qian Guo
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1066-81. 2007
    ..001). Therefore, TRA and TPB are applicable to China to predict adolescent smoking. TPB is superior to TRA for the prediction and TRA can better predict smoking among students with lower than higher perceived behavioral control...
  61. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in determinants of smoking initiation and persistence in California twins
    Ann S Hamilton
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1189-97. 2006
    ..To determine the effects of genetic versus environmental influences on smoking initiation (SI) and smoking persistence (SP)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Influences affecting adolescent smoking behavior in China
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:245-55. 2006
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint The interaction of curriculum type and implementation method on 1-year smoking outcomes in a school-based prevention program
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Room 5133, Building A, 1000 Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:315-24. 2006
    ..Even a peer-led program will be differentially effective based on how leaders are selected and how groups are formed, and this effect may be curriculum dependent...
  64. ncbi request reprint A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 42:280-5. 2006
    ..This study evaluated a school-based smoking prevention curriculum with a social normative approach developed in the United States for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China...
  65. ncbi request reprint Peer influences on adolescent cigarette smoking: a theoretical review of the literature
    Beth R Hoffman
    Tobacco Surveillance and Evaluation Research Program, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:103-55. 2006
    ..A model integrating relevant theories into a longitudinal model representing friend influences on adolescent smoking is presented, along with implications of the results presented for adolescent tobacco prevention programs...
  66. pmc Independent evaluation of the California Tobacco Control Program: relationships between program exposure and outcomes, 1996-1998
    Louise Ann Rohrbach
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Alhambra, 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:975-83. 2002
    ..This study sought to determine the effects of the California Tobacco Control Program on tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors...

Research Grants6

  1. Drug Use Among Hispanic Emerging Adults
    JENNIFER BETH contact UNGER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It also aims to reduce health disparities by identifying risk and protective factors that are specific to Hispanics. ..
  2. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results will provide important information that can be used to develop more effective substance use prevention programs for adolescents in acculturating families. ..
  3. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results will provide important information that can be used to develop more effective substance use prevention programs for adolescents in acculturating families. ..
  4. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results will provide important information that can be used to develop more effective substance use prevention programs for adolescents in acculturating families. ..
  5. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results will provide important information that can be used to develop more effective substance use prevention programs for ethnically diverse adolescents in acculturating families in a multicultural society. ..
  6. Acculturation and Drug Use in Family and Peer Contexts
    Jennifer Unger; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results will provide important information that can be used to develop more effective substance use prevention programs for adolescents in acculturating families. ..