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How do parent-child interactions, genes, and early prevention efforts affect teen substance use?

In a new grant, Research Scientist Erika Westling, Ph.D., and colleagues at Arizona State University will examine this question using data from participants (now young adults) when they were children....

Scientists funded to study sleep duration & depression in youth

Senior Scientist Lisa B. Sheeber, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Oregon have been funded to study the effect of sleep duration and timing on reward- and stress-related brain function....

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Westling, E., Rusby, J. C., Crowley, R., & Light, J. M., (2022). A longitudinal study of e-cigarette, cigarette, and marijuana use sequence in youth. Tobacco Insights, 15, 1-7. Abstract or Full Text

Nelson, B. W., Sheeber, L., Pfeifer, J., & Allen, N. B. (2021). Psychobiological markers of allostatic load in depressed and nondepressed mothers and their adolescent offspring. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 62(2), 199–211. Abstract or Full Text

Gunn, B., Smolkowski, K., Strycker, L. A., & Dennis, C. (2021). Measuring explicit instruction Using Classroom Observations of Student-Teacher Interactions. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 44(2), 267-283. Abstract or Full Text

Kosty, D. B., Farmer, R. F., Seeley, J. R., Merikangas, K. R., Klein, D. N., Gau, J. M., Duncan, S. C., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2020). The number of biological parents with alcohol use disorder histories and risk to offspring through age 30. Addictive Behaviors, 102. Abstract or Full Text