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Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Director, Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation
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 mental health epidemiology and understanding how policy and social media shape health risk behaviors of young people.

More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Cavazos-Rehg PA, Sowles SJ, Krauss MJ, Agbonavbare V, Grucza R, Bierut L, A content analysis of tweets about high-potency marijuana. Drug Alcohol Depend 2016: 166, 100-108.

Krauss MJ, Sowles SJ, Sehi A, Spitznagel EL, Berg CJ, Bierut LJ, Cavazos-Rehg PA. Marijuana advertising exposure among current marijuana users in the U.S. Drug Alc Depend 2017: 174, 192-200.   Full Article ->

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Housten AJ, Krauss MJ, Sowles SJ, Spitznagel EL, Chaloupka FJ, Grucza R, Johnston LD, O'Malley PM, Bierut LJ, Selected state policies and associations with alcohol use behaviors and risky driving behaviors among youth: Findings from Monitoring the Future study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2016: 40(5), 1030-1036.   Full Article ->

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Krauss MJ, Sowles S, Connolly S, Rosas C, Bharadwaj M, Bierut LJ, A content analysis of depression-related tweets. Comput Human Behav 2016: 54, 351-357  Full Article ->

Cavazos-Rehg PA, Krauss MJ, Kim Y, Emery SL, Risk factors associated with hookah use. Nicotine Tob Res 2015: 17(12): 1482-1490  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):Building on Bridging the Gap: Environmental Influences on Teen Substance Use
NIDA(PI):Implications of Social Media Content and Engagement for Alcohol and Marijuana Use
NIMH(PI):Understanding Depression Displays on Twitter and Identifying Ways to Intervene
NIMH(PI):Investigating the Promotion of Eating Disorders on Twitter: Implications for Online Intervention