Our research addresses key public health priorities such as genomics research and substance use epidemiology and policy.


We led these publications during 2021:

Cavazos-Rehg P, Li X, Kasson E, Kaiser N, Borodovsky J, Grucza RA. Investigating the role of familial and peer-related factors on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use among US adolescents. J Adolesc. 2021 Feb; 87:98-105.

Cavazos-Rehg P, Xu C, Krauss MJ, Min C, Winograd R, Grucza R, Bierut LJ. Understanding barriers to treatment among individuals not engaged in treatment who misuse opioids: A structural equation modeling approach. Subst Abus. 2021 Feb 22:1-20. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2021.1876199.

Ho JTK, Tyndale RF, Baker TB, Amos CI, Chiu A, Smock N, Chen J, Bierut LJ, Chen LS. Racial disparities in intensity of smoke exposure and nicotine intake among low-dependence smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Feb 18; 221:108641.

Li X, Borodovsky JT, Kasson EM, Fentem A, Cavazos-Rehg PA. An analysis of within-subject and population level risk related to substance use and mental health outcomes among adolescents in the PATH study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Jan 1; 218:108385.

Xu KY, Presnall N, Mintz CM, Borodovsky JT, Bhat N, Bierut LJ, Grucza RA. Association of opioid use disorder treatment with alcohol-related acute events. JAMA Network Open. 2021 Feb 24. 4(2):e210061.

Xu KY, Borodovsky JT, Presnall N, Mintz CM, Hartz SM, Bierut LJ, Grucza RA. Association between benzodiazepine or z-drug prescriptions and drug-related poisonings among patients receiving buprenorphine maintenance: a case-crossover analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry.  2021 Mar 3; appiajp202020081174.


We co-authored these publications during 2021:

Bousman CA, Bengesser SA, Aitchison KJ, Amare AT, Aschauer H, Baune BT, Asl BB, Bishop JR, Burmeister M, Chaumette B, Chen LS, Cordner ZA, Deckert J, Degenhardt F, DeLisi LE, Folkersen L, Kennedy JL, Klein TE, McClay JL, McMahon FJ, Musil R, Saccone NL, Sangkuhl K, Stowe RM, Tan EC, Tiwari AK, Zai CC, Zai G, Zhang J, Gaedigk A, Müller DJ. Review and consensus on pharmacogenomics testing in psychiatry. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2021 Jan; 54(1):5-17.

Markunas CA, Semick SA, Quach BC, Tao R, Deep-Soboslay A, Carnes MU, Bierut LJ, Hyde TM, Kleinman JE, Johnson EO, Jaffe AE, Hancock DB. Genome-wide DNA methylation differences in nucleus accumbens of smokers vs. nonsmokers. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2021 Feb; 46(3):554-560.

Saunders EC, Moore SK, Walsh O, Metcalf SA, Budney AJ, Cavazos-Rehg P, Scherer E, Marsch LA. “It’s way more than just writing a prescription”: A qualitative study of preferences for integrated versus non-integrated models among individuals with opioid use disorder. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 Jan 27; 16(1):8.

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