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Carolyn F. Wong, PhD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part-Time)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressCHL Mail Stop 30
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
Phone+1 323 361 8427
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    Carolyn Wong is a social health psychologist with interest in understanding how stress and coping impact individuals’ mental and physical health. For the past few years, she has been examining the psychosocial risk and resilient factors of young adult populations at high risk for drug use and sexual risk-taking, including young men who have sex with men (YMSM), young prescription drug misusers, and homeless youth. Carolyn is currently an assistant professor of research at USC.


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    1. Jensen AR, McLaughlin C, Wong C, McAuliff K, Nathens AB, Barin E, Meeker D, Ford HR, Burd RS, Upperman JS. Simulation-based training for trauma resuscitation among ACS TQIP-Pediatric centers: Understanding prevalence of use, associated center characteristics, training factors, and implementation barriers. Am J Surg. 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29934123.
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    2. Lankenau SE, Kioumarsi A, Reed M, McNeeley M, Iverson E, Wong C. Becoming a medical marijuana user. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 Feb; 52:62-70. PMID: 29247863.
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    3. Lankenau SE, Ataiants J, Mohanty S, Schrager S, Iverson E, Wong C. Health conditions and motivations for marijuana use among young adult medical marijuana patients and non-patient marijuana users. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2018 Feb; 37(2):237-246. PMID: 28434211.
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    4. Lankenau SE, Fedorova EV, Reed M, Schrager SM, Iverson E, Wong C. Marijuana practices and patterns of use among young adult medical marijuana patients and non-patient marijuana users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jan 01; 170:181-188. PMID: 27987475.
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    5. Kecojevic A, Wong C, Corliss HL, Lankenau SE. Risk factors for high levels of prescription drug misuse and illicit drug use among substance-using young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 May 01; 150:156-63. PMID: 25772436.
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    6. Wong C, Clark LF, Marlotte L. The Impact of Specific and Complex Trauma on the Mental Health of Homeless Youth. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Mar; 31(5):831-54. PMID: 25392379.
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    7. Wong C, Schrager SM, Holloway IW, Meyer IH, Kipke MD. Minority stress experiences and psychological well-being: the impact of support from and connection to social networks within the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. Prev Sci. 2014 Feb; 15(1):44-55. PMID: 23412944; PMCID: PMC3796016.
    8. Holloway IW, Schrager SM, Wong C, Dunlap SL, Kipke MD. Network correlates of sexual health advice seeking and substance use among members of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):306-18. PMID: 24452228; PMCID: PMC3959205.
    9. Wong C, Schrager SM, Chou CP, Weiss G, Kipke MD. Changes in developmental contexts as predictors of transitions in HIV-risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Jun; 51(3-4):439-50. PMID: 23254866.
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    10. Wong C, Silva K, Kecojevic A, Schrager SM, Bloom JJ, Iverson E, Lankenau SE. Coping and emotion regulation profiles as predictors of nonmedical prescription drug and illicit drug use among high-risk young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Sep 01; 132(1-2):165-71. PMID: 23453258; PMCID: PMC4180492.
    11. Wagner KD, Iverson E, Wong C, Bloom JJ, McNeeley M, Davidson PJ, McCarty C, Kral AH, Lankenau SE. Personal social network factors associated with overdose prevention training participation. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jan; 48(1-2):21-30. PMID: 22988840; PMCID: PMC3698974.
    12. Kecojevic A, Wong C, Schrager SM, Silva K, Bloom JJ, Iverson E, Lankenau SE. Initiation into prescription drug misuse: differences between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and heterosexual high-risk young adults in Los Angeles and New York. Addict Behav. 2012 Nov; 37(11):1289-93. PMID: 22738887; PMCID: PMC3409829.
    13. Friedman MS, Marshal MP, Guadamuz TE, Wei C, Wong C, Saewyc E, Stall R. A meta-analysis of disparities in childhood sexual abuse, parental physical abuse, and peer victimization among sexual minority and sexual nonminority individuals. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug; 101(8):1481-94. PMID: 21680921; PMCID: PMC3134495.
    14. Schrager SM, Wong C, Weiss G, Kipke MD. Human immunodeficiency virus testing and risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County. Am J Health Promot. 2011 Mar-Apr; 25(4):244-7. PMID: 21361809; PMCID: PMC3164870.
    15. Epstein D, Wong C, Khemani RG, Moromisato DY, Waters K, Kipke MD, Markovitz BP. Race/Ethnicity is not associated with mortality in the PICU. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e588-97. PMID: 21357333.
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    16. Wong C, Weiss G, Ayala G, Kipke MD. Harassment, discrimination, violence, and illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Aug; 22(4):286-98. PMID: 20707690; PMCID: PMC2962624.
    17. Wong C, Kipke MD, Weiss G, McDavitt B. The impact of recent stressful experiences on HIV-risk related behaviors. J Adolesc. 2010 Jun; 33(3):463-75. PMID: 19608264; PMCID: PMC2862810.
    18. McDavitt B, Iverson E, Kubicek K, Weiss G, Wong C, Kipke MD. Strategies Used by Gay and Bisexual Young Men to Cope with Heterosexism. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2008 Oct 01; 20(4):354-380. PMID: 20967136.
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    19. Wong C, Kipke MD, Weiss G. Risk factors for alcohol use, frequent use, and binge drinking among young men who have sex with men. Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1012-20. PMID: 18495364; PMCID: PMC2483958.
    20. Kipke MD, Weiss G, Wong C. Residential status as a risk factor for drug use and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(6 Suppl):56-69. PMID: 17265143; PMCID: PMC2930767.