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


We led these publications during 2021:

Ademuyiwa FO, Salyer P, Tao Y, Luo J, Hensing WL, Afolalu A, Peterson LL, Weilbaecher K, Housten AJ, Baumann AA, Desai M, Jones S, Linnenbringer E, Plichta J, Bierut L. Genetic counseling and testing in African American patients with breast cancer: A nationwide survey of US breast oncologists. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Dec 20;39(36):4020-4028. doi: 10.1200/JCO.21.01426.

Bourdon JL, Dorsey A, Zalik M, Pietka A, Salyer P, Bray MJ, Bierut LJ, Ramsey AT. In-vivo design feedback and perceived utility of a genetically-informed smoking risk tool among current smokers in the community. BMC Med Genomics. 2021 May 26;14(1):139.

Bray MJ, Chen LS, Fox L, Ma Y, Grucza RA, Hartz SM, Culverhouse RC, Saccone NL, Hancock DB, Johnson EO, McKay JD, Baker TB, Bierut LJ. Studying the utility of using genetics to predict smoking-related outcomes in a population-based study and a selected cohort. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 May 15:ntab100. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab100.

Cavazos-Rehg P, Byansi W, Doroshenko C, Neilands TB, Anako N, Sensoy Bahar O, Kasson E, Nabunya P, Mellins CA, Ssewamala FM. Evaluating potential mediators for the impact of a family-based economic intervention (Suubi+Adherence) on the mental health of adolescents living with HIV in Uganda. Soc Sci Med. 2021 Jul;280:113946.

Cavazos-Rehg P, Byansi W, Xu C, Nabunya P, Sensoy Bahar O, Borodovsky J, Kasson E, Anako N, Mellins C, Damulira C, Neilands T, Ssewamala FM. The impact of a family-based economic intervention on the mental health of HIV-infected adolescents in Uganda: Results from Suubi + Adherence. J Adolesc Health. 2021 Apr;68(4):742-749.

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.

Craig EJ, Ramsey AT, Baker TB, James AS, Luke DA, Malone S, Chen J, Pham G, Smock N, Goldberg P, Govindan R, Bierut LJ, Chen LS. Point of care tobacco treatment sustains during COVID-19, a global pandemic. Cancer Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 18:102005. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2021.102005.

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.

Kasson E, Singh AK, Huang M, Wu D, Cavazos-Rehg P. Using a mixed methods approach to identify public perception of vaping risks and overall health outcomes on Twitter during the 2019 EVALI outbreak. Int J Med Inform. 2021 Nov;155:104574. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2021.104574.

Kasson E, Vázquez MM, Doroshenko C, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Wilfley DE, Taylor CB, Cavazos-Rehg PA. Exploring social media recruitment strategies and preliminary acceptability of an mHealth tool for teens with eating disorders. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jul 28;18(15):7979.

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.

Li X, Borodovsky JT, Kasson E, Kaiser N, Riordan R, Fentem A, Cavazos-Rehg PA. Exploring how tobacco advertisements are associated with tobacco use susceptibility in tobacco naive adolescents from the PATH study. Prev Med. 2021 Dec;153:106758. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106758.

Li X, Kaiser N, Borodovsky JT, Riordan R, Kasson E, Cao C, Cavazos-Rehg PA. National trends of adolescent exposure to tobacco advertisements: 2012-2020. Pediatrics. 2021 Dec 1;148(6):e2021050495. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-050495.

Mintz CM, Hartz SM, Fisher SL, Ramsey AT, Geng EH, Grucza RA, Bierut LJ. A cascade of care for alcohol use disorder: Using 2015-2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to identify gaps in past 12-month care. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 Jun;45(6):1276-1286.

Mintz CM, Presnall NJ, Xu KY, Hartz SM, Sahrmann JM, Bierut LJ, Grucza RA. An examination between treatment type and treatment retention in persons with opioid and co-occurring alcohol use disorders. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Jun 25;226:108886.

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.

Xu KY, Mintz CM, Borodovsky JT, Glaser PEA, Bierut LJ, Grucza RA. Prevalence of kratom use and co-occurring substance use disorders in the United States. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2021 Aug 5;23(4):21br02930. doi: 10.4088/PCC.21br02930.


We co-authored these publications during 2021:

Berg CJ, Windle M, Dodge T, Cavazos-Rehg P, Yang YT, Ma Y, Haardörfer R. Marijuana use and increases in use over time among young adult college students in the state of Georgia: Analyses of sociocontexual predictors.  Subst Use Misuse. 2021 Dec 16:1-10. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2021.2012691.

Monterubio, G. E., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E.E., Balantekin, K.N., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Goel, N.J., Laing, O., Firebaugh, M.L., Flatt, R.E., Cavazos-Rehg, PA, Taylor, C.B., Wilfley, D.E. (2020). Eating Disorder Symptomatology, Clinical Impairment, and Comorbid Psychopathology in Racially and Ethnically Diverse College Women with Eating Disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2020 November; 53(11): 1868-74. 

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.

Cancer Center Cessation Initiative Sustainability Working Group. Sustainability of Tobacco Treatment Programs in the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2021 Nov;19(Suppl_1):S16-S20. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2021.7093.

Garg S, Taylor J, El Sherief M, Kasson E, Aledavood T, Riordan R, Kaiser N, Cavazos-Rehg P, De Choudhury M. Detecting risk level in individuals misusing fentanyl utilizing posts from an online community on Reddit. Internet Interv. 2021 Oct 20;26:100467. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2021.100467.

Heiden BT, Eaton DB Jr, Chang SH, Yan Y, Schoen MW, Chen LS, Smock N, Patel MR, Kreisel D, Nava RG, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Puri V. The impact of persistent smoking after surgery on long-term outcomes following stage I non-small cell lung cancer resection. Chest. 2021 Dec 14:S0012-3692(21)05082-0. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.12.634.

Heiden BT, Eaton DB Jr, Chang SH, Yan Y, Schoen MW, Chen LS, Smock N, Patel MR, Kreisel D, Nava RG, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Puri V. Assessment of duration of smoking cessation prior to surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Surg. 2021 Nov 18. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005312.Johnson EC, Kapoor M, Hatoum AS, Zhou H, Polimanti R, Wendt FR, Walters RK, Lai D, Kember RL, Hartz S, Meyers JL, Peterson RE, Ripke S, Bigdeli TB, Fanous AH, Pato CN, Pato MT, Goate AM, Kranzler HR, O’Donovan MC, Walters JTR, Gelernter J, Edenberg HJ, Agrawal A. Investigation of convergent and divergent genetic influences underlying schizophrenia and alcohol use disorder. Psychol Med. 2021 Jul 7:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S003329172100266X.

Jones EE, Ramsey AT, Wesselmann ED, Rosenthal HJ, Hesson-McInnis MS. Being ostracized versus out of the loop: Redundant or unique predictors of variance in workplace outcomes? J Appl Soc Psychol. 2021 Jan;51(1):17-31.

Kapoor M, Chao MJ, Johnson EC, Novikova G, Lai D, Meyers JL, Schulman J, Nurnberger JI Jr, Porjesz B, Liu Y; Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), Foroud T, Edenberg HJ, Marcora E, Agrawal A, Goate A. Multi-omics integration analysis identifies novel genes for alcoholism with potential overlap with neurodegenerative diseases. Nat Commun. 2021 Aug 20;12(1):5071.

Karlsson Linnér R, Mallard TT, Barr PB, Sanchez-Roige S, Madole JW, Driver MN, Poore HE, de Vlaming R, Grotzinger AD, Tielbeek JJ, Johnson EC, Liu M, Rosenthal SB, Ideker T, Zhou H, Kember RL, Pasman JA, Verweij KJH, Liu DJ, Vrieze S; COGA Collaborators, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J, Harris KM, Tucker-Drob EM, Waldman ID, Palmer AA, Harden KP, Koellinger PD, Dick DM. Multivariate analysis of 1.5 million people identifies genetic associations with traits related to self-regulation and addiction. Nat Neurosci. 2021 Oct;24(10):1367-1376. doi: 10.1038/s41593-021-00908-3.

Maihofer AX, Choi KW, Coleman JRI, Daskalakis NP, Denckla CA, Ketema E, Morey RA, Polimanti R, Ratanatharathorn A, Torres K, Wingo AP, Zai CC, Aiello AE, Almli LM, Amstadter AB, Andersen SB, Andreassen OA, Arbisi PA, Ashley-Koch AE, Austin SB, Avdibegović E, Borglum AD, Babić D, Bækvad-Hansen M, Baker DG, Beckham JC, Bierut LJ, Bisson JI, Boks MP, Bolger EA, Bradley B, Brashear M, Breen G, Bryant RA, Bustamante AC, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Calabrese JR, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Chen CY, Dale AM, Dalvie S, Deckert J, Delahanty DL, Dennis MF, Disner SG, Domschke K, Duncan LE, Džubur Kulenović A, Erbes CR, Evans A, Farrer LA, Feeny NC, Flory JD, Forbes D, Franz CE, Galea S, Garrett ME, Gautam A, Gelaye B, Gelernter J, Geuze E, Gillespie CF, Goçi A, Gordon SD, Guffanti G, Hammamieh R, Hauser MA, Heath AC, Hemmings SMJ, Hougaard DM, Jakovljević M, Jett M, Johnson EO, Jones I, Jovanovic T, Qin XJ, Karstoft KI, Kaufman ML, Kessler RC, Khan A, Kimbrel NA, King AP, Koen N, Kranzler HR, Kremen WS, Lawford BR, Lebois LAM, Lewis C, Liberzon I, Linnstaedt SD, Logue MW, Lori A, Lugonja B, Luykx JJ, Lyons MJ, Maples-Keller JL, Marmar C, Martin NG, Maurer D, Mavissakalian MR, McFarlane A, McGlinchey RE, McLaughlin KA, McLean SA, Mehta D, Mellor R, Michopoulos V, Milberg W, Miller MW, Morris CP, Mors O, Mortensen PB, Nelson EC, Nordentoft M, Norman SB, O’Donnell M, Orcutt HK, Panizzon MS, Peters ES, Peterson AL, Peverill M, Pietrzak RH, Polusny MA, Rice JP, Risbrough VB, Roberts AL, Rothbaum AO, Rothbaum BO, Roy-Byrne P, Ruggiero KJ, Rung A, Rutten BPF, Saccone NL, Sanchez SE, Schijven D, Seedat S, Seligowski AV, Seng JS, Sheerin CM, Silove D, Smith AK, Smoller JW, Sponheim SR, Stein DJ, Stevens JS, Teicher MH, Thompson WK, Trapido E, Uddin M, Ursano RJ, van den Heuvel LL, Van Hooff M, Vermetten E, Vinkers C, Voisey J, Wang Y, Wang Z, Werge T, Williams MA, Williamson DE, Winternitz S, Wolf C, Wolf EJ, Yehuda R, Young KA, Young RM, Zhao H, Zoellner LA, Haas M, Lasseter H, Provost AC, Salem RM, Sebat J, Shaffer RA, Wu T, Ripke S, Daly MJ, Ressler KJ, Koenen KC, Stein MB, Nievergelt CM. Enhancing discovery of genetic variants for posttraumatic stress disorder through integration of quantitative phenotypes and trauma exposure information. Biol Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 28:S0006-3223(21)01632-2. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.09.020.

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.

Mozersky J, Hartz S, Linnenbringer E, Levin L, Streitz M, Stock K, Moulder K, Morris JC. Communicating 5-year risk of Alzheimer’s disease dementia: Development and evaluation of materials that incorporate multiple genetic and biomarker research results. J Alzheimers Dis. 2021;79(2):559-572.

Palmer RHC, Johnson EC, Won H, Polimanti R, Kapoor M, Chitre A, Bogue MA, Benca-Bachman CE, Parker CC, Verma A, Reynolds T, Ernst J, Bray M, Kwon SB, Lai D, Quach BC, Gaddis NC, Saba L, Chen H, Hawrylycz M, Zhang S, Zhou Y, Mahaffey S, Fischer C, Sanchez-Roige S, Bandrowski A, Lu Q, Shen L, Philip V, Gelernter J, Bierut LJ, Hancock DB, Edenberg HJ, Johnson EO, Nestler EJ, Barr PB, Prins P, Smith DJ, Akbarian S, Thorgeirsson T, Walton D, Baker E, Jacobson D, Palmer AA, Miles M, Chesler EJ, Emerson J, Agrawal A, Martone M, Williams RW. Integration of evidence across human and model organism studies: A meeting report. Genes Brain Behav. 2021 Apr 23:e12738.

Rahman T, Patrick C, Ma C, Nicol GE, Reynolds CF 3rd, Mulsant BH, Hartz SM, Yingling M, Lenze EJ. Prolactin and estrogen levels in postmenopausal women receiving aripiprazole augmentation treatment for depression. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 Jan/Feb 01;41(1):31-35.

Salloum RG, D’Angelo H, Theis RP, Rolland B, Hohl S, Pauk D, LeLaurin JH, Asvat Y, Chen LS, Day AT, Goldstein AO, Hitsman B, Hudson D, King AC, Lam CY, Lenhoff K, Levinson AH, Prochaska J, Smieliauskas F, Taylor K, Thomas J, Tindle H, Tong E, White JS, Vogel WB, Warren GW, Fiore M. Mixed-methods economic evaluation of the implementation of tobacco treatment programs in National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Apr 9;2(1):41.

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.

Saunders EC, Budney AJ, Cavazos-Rehg P, Scherer E, Marsch LA. Comparing the feasibility of four web-based recruitment strategies to evaluate the treatment preferences of rural and urban adults who misuse non-prescribed opioids. Prev Med. 2021 Nov;152(Pt 2):106783. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106783.

Sensoy Bahar O, Cavazos-Rehg P, Ssewamala FM, Abente B, Peer L, Nabunya P, Soto de Laurido LE, Betancourt TS, Bhana A, Edmond T. Training LEADers to Accelerate Global Mental Health Disparities Research (LEAD) Program: A research training program protocol. Front Public Health. 2021 Nov 10;9:749627. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.749627.

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