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Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Scholar, Institute for Public Health

Education and Training
BA: University of Houston, 1998
PhD:State University of New York at Buffalo, 2004


  

Areas of Research Interests
Research interests include the reduction of health and mental health disparities among underserved populations and the risk behaviors associated with substance abuse and dependence.


More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Cavazos-Rehg, PA, Krauss, MJ, Spitznagel, E, Schootman, M, Bucholz, KK, Cottler, LB, Bierut, LJ: Understanding Adolescent Parenthood from a Multisystemic Perspective. J Adolesc Health 2010: 46, 525-531.

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Krauss M, Fisher SL, Salyer P, Grucza RA, & Bierut LJ. Twitter chatter about marijuana. J Adolesc Health, 2015; 56(2):139-45.   Full Article ->

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Krauss MJ, Spitznagel E, Chaloupka FJ, Grucza R, & Bierut LJ, Monitoring of non-cigarette tobacco use using Google Trends. Tob Control, 2014; 24(3):249-55.   Full Article ->

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Krauss MJ, Spitznagel E, Chaloupka FJ, Schootman M, Grucza R, & Bierut LJ, Associations between selected state laws and teenagers’ drinking and driving behaviors. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 2012; 36(9):1647-52.  Full Article ->

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Krauss MJ, Spitznagel E, Chaloupka FJ, Schootman M, Grucza R, & Bierut LJ, Associations between selected state laws and teenagers’ drinking and driving behaviors. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 2012; 36(9):1647-52.  Full Article ->

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Krauss MJ, Spitznagel EL, Schootman M, Cottler LB, & Bierut LJ. Number of sexual partners and associations with initiation and intensity of substance use. AIDS Behav, 2011; 15(4):869-74.  Full Article ->


Funded Research Projects
NIDA (PI): Implications of social media content and engagement for alcohol and marijuana use
NIDA (PI): Building on Bridging the Gap: Environmental Influences on Teen Substance Use
NIDA (PI): Substance Use Histories and Risky Sexual Behaviors among Young Persons
American Cancer Society (PI): Investigating responses to increases in cigarette taxes
NIDA (Key Personnel): Policy as Environment: Long-term Effects of Laws Restricting Youth Substance Use