Claradina Soto, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences
AddressSSB 300 2001 N. Soto Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 8219
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    Dr. Claradina Soto (Navajo/Jemez Pueblo) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research. She has over 20 years working with American Indian and Alaska Native populations in public health, collaborating with urban and Tribal communities in CA to reduce and prevent mental health disparities, cancer prevalence, commercial tobacco use, and substance use and opioid use disorders. She collaborates on several research projects funded by NIH/FDA, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), Department of Health Care Services, California Tobacco Control Programs and the Office of Health Equity. She teaches courses in the Master of Public Health and Health Promotion programs at USC and mentors undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Soto is a longtime advocate for the AI/AN communities and other priority populations to advance health equity and reduce health disparities.

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    1. An opioid and substance use disorder needs assessment study for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in California. Psychol Addict Behav. 2021 Jun 24. West AE, Telles V, Antony V, Zeledon I, Moerner L, Soto C. PMID: 34166003.
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    2. Prevalence, Co-Occurrence, and Correlates of Substance and Behavioral Addictions Among American Indian Adolescents in California. J Drug Educ. 2021 May 21; 472379211017038. Sussman S, Unger JB, Begay C, Moerner L, Soto C. PMID: 34018408.
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    3. Spirituality, Ethnic Identity, and Substance Use among American Indian/Alaska Native Adolescents in California. Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(7):1194-1198. Unger JB, Sussman S, Begay C, Moerner L, Soto C. PMID: 31996077.
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    4. Cigarette and E-Cigarette Retail Marketing on and Near California Tribal Lands. Health Promot Pract. 2020 01; 21(1_suppl):18S-26S. Begay C, Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Barahona R, Rodriguez YL, Unger JB, Smiley SL. PMID: 31908191.
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    5. Tobacco Industry Marketing Exposure and Commercial Tobacco Product Use Disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(2):261-270. Carroll DM, Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Huang LL, Lienemann BA, Meissner HI, Rose SW, Unger JB, Cruz TB. PMID: 31544562.
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    6. Pro-tobacco marketing and anti-tobacco campaigns aimed at vulnerable populations: A review of the literature. Tob Induc Dis. 2019; 17:68. Cruz TB, Rose SW, Lienemann BA, Byron MJ, Meissner HI, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Huang LL, Carroll DM, Soto C, Unger JB. PMID: 31582956.
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    7. Comparison of e-cigarette marketing and availability in tobacco retail outlets among diverse low-income communities in California. Tob Control. 2020 07; 29(4):469-471. Escobedo P, Garcia R, Soto C, Rodriguez Y, Barahona R, Baezconde-Garbanati L. PMID: 31324661.
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    8. Managers' Practices of Tobacco and Marijuana Smoking Policies in Hispanic-Occupied Multiunit Housing. Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):304-311. Delgado Rendon A, Cruz TB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Soto C, Unger JB. PMID: 31289789.
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    9. Statewide collaborative partnerships among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities in California to target the opioid epidemic: Preliminary results of the Tribal Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) key informant needs assessment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 01; 108:9-19. Zeledon I, West A, Antony V, Telles V, Begay C, Henderson B, Unger JB, Soto C. PMID: 31056429.
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    10. Point-of-sale marketing of little cigars and cigarillos on and near California Tribal lands. Tob Control. 2020 01; 29(1):122-124. Smiley SL, Soto C, Cruz TB, Kintz N, Rodriguez YL, Sussman S, Baezconde-Garbanati L. PMID: 30385648.
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    11. Stressful life events, ethnic identity, historical trauma, and participation in cultural activities: Associations with smoking behaviors among American Indian adolescents in California. Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:64-9. Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Schwartz SJ, Unger JB. PMID: 26103424.
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    12. Training leaders from priority populations to implement social norm changes in tobacco control: lessons from the LAAMPP Institute. Health Promot Pract. 2011 Nov; 12(6 Suppl 2):195S-8S. Lew R, Martinez J, Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L. PMID: 22068582.
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    13. The relevance of cultural activities in ethnic identity among California Native American youth. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2011 Oct-Dec; 43(4):343-8. Schweigman K, Soto C, Wright S, Unger J. PMID: 22400467.
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    14. Cultural values associated with substance use among Hispanic adolescents in southern California. Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(10):1223-33. Soto C, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Soto DW, Black DS, Baezconde-Garbanati L. PMID: 21491991.
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    15. Translation of health programs for American Indians in the United States. Eval Health Prof. 2008 Jun; 31(2):124-44. Unger JB, Soto C, Thomas N. PMID: 18319377.
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    16. Perceptions of ceremonial and nonceremonial uses of tobacco by American-Indian adolescents in California. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Apr; 38(4):443.e9-16. Unger JB, Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L. PMID: 16549307.
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