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    Jennifer B Unger, PhD

    TitleProfessor of Preventive Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentInstitute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
    AddressSSB 302 2001 N. Soto Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 8234
    Emailunger@usc.edu
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      Dr. Unger is a Professor of Preventive Medicine. Her research interests include psychological, social, and cultural influences on health-risk and health-protective behaviors in diverse populations.


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      University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAPh.D.1996Preventive Medicine / Health Behavior Research
      Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDBA1991Behavioral Biology
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      Jacobs Institute of Women's Health1997 Ortho Pharmaceutical Scholar in Women's Health
      University of Southern California1998Southern California Studies Center Junior Faculty Award for Research on Southern California
      APHAJay Drotman Award
      Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior

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      1. Grest CV, Amaro H, Unger J. Longitudinal Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Victimization in Latino Emerging Adults. J Youth Adolesc. 2017 Apr 05. PMID: 28382461.
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      2. Forster M, Grigsby TJ, Soto DW, Sussman SY, Unger J. Perceived Discrimination, Cultural Identity Development, and Intimate Partner Violence Among a Sample of Hispanic Young Adults. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28333477.
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      3. Ayers JW, Leas EC, Allem JP, Benton A, Dredze M, Althouse BM, Cruz TB, Unger J. Why do people use electronic nicotine delivery systems (electronic cigarettes)? A content analysis of Twitter, 2012-2015. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0170702. PMID: 28248987.
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      4. Meca A, Sabet RF, Farrelly CM, Benitez CG, Schwartz SJ, Gonzales-Backen M, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger J, Zamboanga BL, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Picariello S, Des Rosiers SE, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM. Personal and Cultural Identity Development in Recently Immigrated Hispanic Adolescents: Links With Psychosocial Functioning. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2017 Feb 16. PMID: 28206778.
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      5. Koops van 't Jagt R, Hoeks JC, Duizer E, Baron M, Molina GB, Unger J, Jansen CJ. Sweet Temptations: How Does Reading a Fotonovela About Diabetes Affect Dutch Adults with Different Levels of Literacy? Health Commun. 2017 Jan 17; 1-7. PMID: 28094559.
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      6. Allem JP, Chu KH, Cruz TB, Unger J. Waterpipe Promotion and Use on Instagram: #Hookah. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28077449.
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      7. Delgado-Rendon A, Cruz TB, Soto D, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger J. Second and Thirdhand Smoke Exposure, Attitudes and Protective Practices: Results from a Survey of Hispanic Residents in Multi-unit Housing. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Jan 10. PMID: 28074306.
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      8. Kirkpatrick MG, Cruz TB, Goldenson NI, Allem JP, Chu KH, Pentz MA, Unger J. Electronic cigarette retailers use Pokémon Go to market products. Tob Control. 2017 Jan 02. PMID: 28044010.
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      9. Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Meca A, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Cano MÁ, Piña-Watson B, Szapocznik J, Zamboanga BL, Córdova D, Romero AJ, Lee TK, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Des Rosiers SE, Pattarroyo M. Erratum to: Personal Identity Development in Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents: Links with Positive Psychosocial Functioning, Depressive Symptoms, and Externalizing Problems. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Dec 28. PMID: 28032315.
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      10. Miller KA, Huh J, Unger J, Richardson JL, Allen MW, Peng DH, Cockburn MG. Correlates of sun protection behaviors among Hispanic children residing in a high UV environment. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2016 Dec 20. PMID: 27995652.
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      11. Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Meca A, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Cano MÁ, Piña-Watson B, Szapocznik J, Zamboanga BL, Córdova D, Romero AJ, Lee TK, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Des Rosiers SE, Pattarroyo M. Personal Identity Development in Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents: Links with Positive Psychosocial Functioning, Depressive Symptoms, and Externalizing Problems. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Nov 23. PMID: 27882458.
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      12. Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Meca A, Unger J, Romero A, Gonzales-Backen M, Piña-Watson B, Cano MÁ, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Pattarroyo M, Schwartz SJ. Latino Parent Acculturation Stress: Longitudinal Effects on Family Functioning and Youth Emotional and Behavioral Health. J Fam Psychol. 2016 Nov 7. PMID: 27819441.
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      13. McConnell R, Barrington-Trimis JL, Wang K, Urman R, Hong H, Unger J, Samet J, Leventhal A, Berhane K. Electronic-cigarette Use and Respiratory Symptoms in Adolescents. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov 2. PMID: 27806211.
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      14. Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Meca A, Unger J, Romero A, Szapocznik J, Piña-Watson B, Cano MÁ, Zamboanga BL, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Des Rosiers SE, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Pattarroyo M, Schwartz SJ. Longitudinal Effects of Latino Parent Cultural Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Family Functioning on Youth Emotional Well-Being and Health Risk Behaviors. Fam Process. 2016 Oct 23. PMID: 27774629.
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      15. Cerrada CJ, Unger J, Huh J. Correlates of Perceived Smoking Prevalence Among Korean American Emerging Adults. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Oct; 18(5):1183-9. PMID: 27075031.
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      16. Chu KH, Allem JP, Cruz TB, Unger J. Vaping on Instagram: cloud chasing, hand checks and product placement. Tob Control. 2016 Sep 22. PMID: 27660111.
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      17. Samet JM, Pentz MA, Unger J. Flavoured tobacco products and the public's health: lessons from the TPSAC menthol report. Tob Control. 2016 Nov; 25(Suppl 2):ii103-ii105. PMID: 27633765.
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      18. Lam CN, Goldenson NI, Burner E, Unger J. Cultural buffering as a protective factor against electronic cigarette use among Hispanic emergency department patients. Addict Behav. 2016 Dec; 63:155-60. PMID: 27513593.
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      19. Allem JP, Sussman S, Unger J. The Revised Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-R) and Substance Use Among College Students. Eval Health Prof. 2016 Jul 27. PMID: 27468859.
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      20. Barrington-Trimis JL, Urman R, Leventhal AM, Gauderman WJ, Cruz TB, Gilreath TD, Howland S, Unger J, Berhane K, Samet JM, McConnell R. E-cigarettes, Cigarettes, and the Prevalence of Adolescent Tobacco Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug; 138(2). PMID: 27401102.
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      21. Barrington-Trimis JL, Urman R, Berhane K, Unger J, Cruz TB, Pentz MA, Samet JM, Leventhal AM, McConnell R. E-Cigarettes and Future Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul; 138(1). PMID: 27296866.
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      22. Sussman S, Allem JP, Garcia J, Unger J, Cruz TB, Garcia R, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Who walks into vape shops in Southern California?: a naturalistic observation of customers. Tob Induc Dis. 2016; 14:18. PMID: 27231480.
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      23. Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Huang S, Villamar JA, Soto D, Pattarroyo M. Alcohol use among recent immigrant Latino/a youth: acculturation, gender, and the Theory of Reasoned Action. Ethn Health. 2016 Dec; 21(6):609-27. PMID: 27220730.
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      24. Córdova D, Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Des Rosiers SE, Lee TK, Meca A, Cano MÁ, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Oshri A, Salas-Wright CP, Piña-Watson B, Romero AJ. A Longitudinal Test of the Parent-Adolescent Family Functioning Discrepancy Hypothesis: A Trend toward Increased HIV Risk Behaviors Among Immigrant Hispanic Adolescents. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Oct; 45(10):2164-77. PMID: 27216199.
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      25. Unger J, Barker D, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Soto DW, Sussman S. Support for electronic cigarette regulations among California voters. Tob Control. 2016 May 20. PMID: 27207853.
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      26. Dangerfield DT, Smith LR, Williams J, Unger J, Bluthenthal R. Sexual Positioning Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Narrative Review. Arch Sex Behav. 2016 May 13. PMID: 27178171.
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      27. Barrington-Trimis JL, Berhane K, Unger J, Cruz TB, Urman R, Chou CP, Howland S, Wang K, Pentz MA, Gilreath TD, Huh J, Leventhal AM, Samet JM, McConnell R. The E-cigarette Social Environment, E-cigarette Use, and Susceptibility to Cigarette Smoking. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jul; 59(1):75-80. PMID: 27161417.
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      28. Allem JP, Unger J. Emerging adulthood themes and hookah use among college students in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2016 Oct; 61:16-9. PMID: 27208879.
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      29. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Herzog TA, Chen Q, Muranaka N, Kehl L, Unger J. E-cigarette advertising exposure and implicit attitudes among young adult non-smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 1; 163:134-40. PMID: 27125661.
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      30. Unger J, Soto DW, Leventhal A. E-cigarette use and subsequent cigarette and marijuana use among Hispanic young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 1; 163:261-4. PMID: 27141841.
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      31. Sussman S, Chou CP, Pang RD, Kirkpatrick M, Guillot CR, Stone M, Khoddam R, Riggs NR, Unger J, Leventhal AM. Social Self-Control Is a Statistically Nonredundant Correlate of Adolescent Substance Use. Subst Use Misuse. 2016 May 11; 51(6):788-94. PMID: 27070833.
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      32. Unger J, Escobedo P, Allem JP, Soto DW, Chu KH, Cruz T. Perceptions of Secondhand E-Cigarette Aerosol Among Twitter Users. Tob Regul Sci. 2016 Apr; 2(2):146-152. PMID: 28090560.
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      33. Allem JP, Escobedo P, Chu KH, Soto DW, Cruz TB, Unger J. Campaigns and counter campaigns: reactions on Twitter to e-cigarette education. Tob Control. 2016 Mar 8. PMID: 26956467.
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      34. Allem JP, Sussman S, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger J. Role transitions and substance use among Hispanic emerging adults: A longitudinal study using coarsened exact matching. Addict Behav. 2016 Jul; 58:95-9. PMID: 26921724.
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      35. Grigsby TJ, Forster M, Unger J, Sussman S. Predictors of alcohol-related negative consequences in adolescents: A systematic review of the literature and implications for future research. J Adolesc. 2016 Apr; 48:18-35. PMID: 26871952.
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      36. Grigsby TJ, Forster M, Soto DW, Unger J. Changes in the strength of peer influence and cultural factors on substance use initiation between late adolescence and emerging adulthood in a Hispanic sample. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2016 Jan 29; 1-18. PMID: 26822557.
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      37. Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger J, Oshri A, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Soto D. Profiles of bullying victimization, discrimination, social support, and school safety: Links with Latino/a youth acculturation, gender, depressive symptoms, and cigarette use. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2016 Jan; 86(1):37-48. PMID: 26752445.
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      38. Chu KH, Unger J, Allem JP, Pattarroyo M, Soto D, Cruz TB, Yang H, Jiang L, Yang CC. Diffusion of Messages from an Electronic Cigarette Brand to Potential Users through Twitter. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0145387. PMID: 26684746.
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      39. Davis AN, Carlo G, Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Zamboanga BL, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Cano MÁ, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Oshri A, Streit C, Martinez MM, Piña-Watson B, Lizzi K, Soto D. The Longitudinal Associations Between Discrimination, Depressive Symptoms, and Prosocial Behaviors in U.S. Latino/a Recent Immigrant Adolescents. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Mar; 45(3):457-70. PMID: 26597783.
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      40. Leventhal AM, Strong DR, Sussman S, Kirkpatrick MG, Unger J, Barrington-Trimis JL, Audrain-McGovern J. Psychiatric comorbidity in adolescent electronic and conventional cigarette use. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Feb; 73:71-8. PMID: 26688438.
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      41. Gilreath TD, Leventhal A, Barrington-Trimis JL, Unger J, Cruz TB, Berhane K, Huh J, Urman R, Wang K, Howland S, Pentz MA, Chou CP, McConnell R. Patterns of Alternative Tobacco Product Use: Emergence of Hookah and E-cigarettes as Preferred Products Amongst Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Feb; 58(2):181-5. PMID: 26598059.
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      42. Rendón AD, Unger J, Cruz T, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Perceptions of Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Among Hispanic Residents of Multiunit Housing. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Nov 6. PMID: 26545600.
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      43. Allem JP, Unger J, Garcia R, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Sussman S. Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors of Vape Shop Retailers in Los Angeles. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Nov; 39(6):794-8. PMID: 26450547.
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      44. Unger J, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Trajectories of perceived discrimination from adolescence to emerging adulthood and substance use among Hispanic youth in Los Angeles. Addict Behav. 2016 Feb; 53:108-12. PMID: 26477013.
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      45. Miller KA, Huh J, Unger J, Richardson JL, Allen MW, Peng DH, Cockburn MG. Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:303-8. PMID: 26436682.
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      46. Andreeva VA, Unger J. Determinants of Host Society Acculturation and Its Relationship with Health Behaviors and Outcomes: A New Research and Intervention Framework. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Oct; 17(5):1420-6. PMID: 25225079.
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      47. Unger J. E-Cigarettes: Introducing New Complexities and Controversies to the Field of Nicotine and Tobacco Research. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Oct; 17(10):1185-6. PMID: 26400902.
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      48. Hsu HT, Wenzel S, Rice E, Gilreath TD, Kurzban S, Unger J. Understanding Consistent Condom Use Among Homeless Men Who Have Sex with Women and Engage in Multiple Sexual Partnerships: A Path Analysis. AIDS Behav. 2015 Sep; 19(9):1676-88. PMID: 25845531.
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      49. Cano MÁ, Schwartz SJ, Castillo LG, Unger J, Huang S, Zamboanga BL, Romero AJ, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Córdova D, Des Rosiers SE, Lizzi KM, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Health risk behaviors and depressive symptoms among Hispanic adolescents: Examining acculturation discrepancies and family functioning. J Fam Psychol. 2016 Mar; 30(2):254-65. PMID: 26301514.
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      50. Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger J. Ethnic Discrimination, Acculturative Stress, and Family Conflict as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms and Cigarette Smoking Among Latina/o Youth: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Oct; 44(10):1984-97. PMID: 26294041.
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      51. Leventhal AM, Strong DR, Kirkpatrick MG, Unger J, Sussman S, Riggs NR, Stone MD, Khoddam R, Samet JM, Audrain-McGovern J. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Initiation of Combustible Tobacco Product Smoking in Early Adolescence. JAMA. 2015 Aug 18; 314(7):700-7. PMID: 26284721.
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      52. Barrington-Trimis JL, Berhane K, Unger J, Cruz TB, Huh J, Leventhal AM, Urman R, Wang K, Howland S, Gilreath TD, Chou CP, Pentz MA, McConnell R. Psychosocial Factors Associated With Adolescent Electronic Cigarette and Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):308-17. PMID: 26216326.
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      53. Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Benet-Martínez V, Meca A, Zamboanga BL, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Rosiers SE, Oshri A, Sabet RF, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Huang S, Villamar JA, Lizzi KM, Szapocznik J. Longitudinal trajectories of bicultural identity integration in recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents: Links with mental health and family functioning. Int J Psychol. 2015 Dec; 50(6):440-50. PMID: 26212218.
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      54. Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Zamboanga BL, Córdova D, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Huang S, Des Rosiers SE, Soto DW, Lizzi KM, Villamar JA, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Testing the Parent-Adolescent Acculturation Discrepancy Hypothesis: A Five-Wave Longitudinal Study. J Res Adolesc. 2016 Sep; 26(3):567-586. PMID: 27616871.
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      55. Allem JP, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger J. Adverse childhood experiences and substance use among Hispanic emerging adults in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:199-204. PMID: 26160522.
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      56. Allem JP, Forster M, Neiberger A, Unger J. Characteristics of emerging adulthood and e-cigarette use: Findings from a pilot study. Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:40-4. PMID: 26093505.
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      57. Soto C, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Schwartz SJ, Unger J. 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 Jun 9; 50:64-69. PMID: 26103424.
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      58. Leventhal AM, Bello MS, Unger J, Strong DR, Kirkpatrick MG, Audrain-McGovern J. Diminished Alternative Reinforcement as a Mechanism Underlying Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Substance Use. Prev Med. 2015 Nov; 80:75-81. PMID: 26051200.
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      59. Sussman S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Garcia R, Barker DC, Samet JM, Leventhal A, Unger J. Commentary: Forces That Drive the Vape Shop Industry and Implications for the Health Professions. Eval Health Prof. 2015 May 11. PMID: 25967071.
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      60. Leventhal AM, Unger J, Audrain-McGovern J, Sussman S, Volk HE, Strong DR. Measuring Anhedonia in Adolescents: A Psychometric Analysis. J Pers Assess. 2015 Sep-Oct; 97(5):506-14. PMID: 25893676.
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      61. Cano MÁ, Schwartz SJ, Castillo LG, Romero AJ, Huang S, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Unger J, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lizzi KM, Soto DW, Oshri A, Villamar JA, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Depressive symptoms and externalizing behaviors among Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Examining longitudinal effects of cultural stress. J Adolesc. 2015 Jul; 42:31-9. PMID: 25899132.
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      62. Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Zamboanga BL, Des Rosiers SE, Huang S, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Latino/a Youth Intentions to Smoke Cigarettes: Exploring the Roles of Culture and Gender. J Lat Psychol. 2015 Aug; 3(3):129-142. PMID: 28042523.
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      63. Chu KH, Unger J, Cruz TB, Soto DW. Electronic Cigarettes on Twitter - Spreading the Appeal of Flavors. Tob Regul Sci. 2015 Apr; 1(1):36-41. PMID: 27853734.
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      64. Forster M, Allem JP, Mendez N, Qazi Y, Unger J. Evaluation of a telenovela designed to improve knowledge and behavioral intentions among Hispanic patients with end-stage renal disease in Southern California. Ethn Health. 2016 Feb; 21(1):58-70. PMID: 25650806.
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      65. Fagerstrom K, Etter JF, Unger J. E-cigarettes: a disruptive technology that revolutionizes our field? Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Feb; 17(2):125-6. PMID: 25609846.
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      66. Forster M, Grigsby TJ, Bunyan A, Unger J, Valente TW. The protective role of school friendship ties for substance use and aggressive behaviors among middle school students. J Sch Health. 2015 Feb; 85(2):82-9. PMID: 25564976.
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      67. Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Zamboanga BL, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Des Rosiers SE, Romero AJ, Cano MÁ, Gonzales-Backen MA, Córdova D, Piña-Watson BM, Huang S, Villamar JA, Soto DW, Pattarroyo M, Szapocznik J. Trajectories of cultural stressors and effects on mental health and substance use among Hispanic immigrant adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Apr; 56(4):433-9. PMID: 25650112.
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      68. Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Zamboanga BL, Córdova D, Mason CA, Huang S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Des Rosiers SE, Soto DW, Villamar JA, Pattarroyo M, Lizzi KM, Szapocznik J. Developmental trajectories of acculturation: links with family functioning and mental health in recent-immigrant Hispanic adolescents. Child Dev. 2015 May; 86(3):726-48. PMID: 25644262.
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      69. Allem JP, Soto D, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger J. The Relationship Between the Accumulated Number of Role Transitions and Hard Drug Use among Hispanic Emerging Adults. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2015 Jan-Mar; 47(1):60-4. PMID: 25715073.
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      70. Unger J. Preventing Substance Use and Misuse Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents: Why Are We Not Addressing Discrimination in Prevention Programs? Subst Use Misuse. 2015; 50(8-9):952-5. PMID: 26361900.
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      71. Arpawong TE, Rohrbach LA, Milam JE, Unger J, Land H, Sun P, Spruijt-Metz D, Sussman S. Stressful Life Events and Predictors of Post-traumatic Growth among High-Risk Early Emerging Adults. J Posit Psychol. 2016 Jan 1; 11(1):1-14. PMID: 26640507.
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      72. Epstein D, Unger J, Ornelas B, Chang JC, Markovitz BP, Dodek PM, Heyland DK, Gold JI. Satisfaction with care and decision making among parents/caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit: A comparison between English-speaking whites and Latinos. J Crit Care. 2015 Apr; 30(2):236-41. PMID: 25541103.
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      73. Cabassa LJ, Oh H, Humensky JL, Unger J, Molina GB, Baron M. Comparing the impact on latinos of a depression brochure and an entertainment-education depression fotonovela. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Mar 1; 66(3):313-6. PMID: 25727121.
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      74. Gilreath TD, Astor RA, Estrada JN, Benbenishty R, Unger J. School Victimization and Substance Use among Adolescents in California. Prev Sci. 2014 Dec; 15(6):897-906. PMID: 24482139.
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      75. Sussman S, Garcia R, Cruz TB, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Pentz MA, Unger J. Consumers' perceptions of vape shops in Southern California: an analysis of online Yelp reviews. Tob Induc Dis. 2014; 12(1):22. PMID: 25484852.
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      76. Arpawong TE, Sussman S, Milam JE, Unger J, Land H, Sun P, Rohrbach LA. Post-traumatic growth, stressful life events, and relationships with substance use behaviors among alternative high school students: A prospective study. Psychol Health. 2015 Apr; 30(4):475-94. PMID: 25346382.
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      77. Pentz MA, Shin H, Riggs N, Unger J, Collison KL, Chou CP. Parent, peer, and executive function relationships to early adolescent e-cigarette use: A substance use pathway? Addict Behav. 2015 Mar; 42:73-8. PMID: 25462657.
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      78. Ameringer KJ, Chou CP, Sussman S, Unger J, Leventhal AM. Identifying Shared Latent Dimensions of Psychological Symptoms: Implications for the Psychological Correlates of Smoking. J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2015 Sep 1; 37(3):454-468. PMID: 26478654.
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      79. Oshri A, Schwartz SJ, Unger J, Kwon JA, Des Rosiers SE, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Córdova D, Soto DW, Lizzi KM, Villamar JA, Szapocznik J. Bicultural stress, identity formation, and alcohol expectancies and misuse in Hispanic adolescents: a developmental approach. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Dec; 43(12):2054-68. PMID: 25218395.
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      80. Forster M, Grigsby T, Soto DW, Schwartz SJ, Unger J. The role of bicultural stress and perceived context of reception in the expression of aggression and rule breaking behaviors among recent-immigrant Hispanic youth. J Interpers Violence. 2015 Jul; 30(11):1807-27. PMID: 25210028.
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      81. Tate EB, Unger J, Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D, Pentz MA, Riggs NR. Children's Executive Function and High-Calorie, Low-Nutrient Food Intake: Mediating Effects of Child-Perceived Adult Fast Food Intake. Health Educ Behav. 2015 Apr; 42(2):163-70. PMID: 25194147.
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      82. Schwartz SJ, Zamboanga BL, Tomaso CC, Kondo KK, Unger J, Weisskirch RS, Ham LS, Meca A, Cano MÁ, Whitbourne SK, Brittian AS, Des Rosiers SE, Hurley EA, Vazsonyi AT, Ravert RD. Association of acculturation with drinking games among Hispanic college students. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2014 Sep; 40(5):359-66. PMID: 25192203.
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      83. Basáñez T, Warren MT, Crano WD, Unger J. Perceptions of intragroup rejection and coping strategies: malleable factors affecting Hispanic adolescents’ emotional and academic outcomes. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Aug; 43(8):1266-80. PMID: 24234042.
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      84. Unger J. Special issue on culture and substance use. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jul; 49(8):919-21. PMID: 24779490.
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      85. Unger J, Thing J, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L. Associations between ethnic labels and substance use among hispanic/latino adolescents in los angeles. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jul; 49(8):1007-16. PMID: 24779500.
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      195. Valente TW, Unger J, Johnson CA. Do popular students smoke? The association between popularity and smoking among middle school students. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Oct; 37(4):323-9. PMID: 16182143.
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      236. Unger J, Molina GB. Acculturation and attitudes about contraceptive use among Latina women. Health Care Women Int. 2000 Apr-May; 21(3):235-49. PMID: 11111468.
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