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    Raina Pang, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPreventive Medicine
    AddressSSB 300 2001 N. Soto Street
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 7251
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      Broadly speaking my research interest lies in understanding sex/gender differences and women specific factors in addiction. As part of these efforts, I have completed a postdoctoral fellowship investigating the interactive role of menstrual cycle and nicotine on response inhibition and smoking behavior using laboratory based behavioral pharmacology. Currently, I am PI on a five year study aimed at understanding within and between subject effects of ovarian hormones on mood and smoking behavior across the menstrual cycle using ecological momentary assessment.


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      University of Oregon, Eugene, ORB.S.06/2007Psychology/Anthropology
      University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAPhD08/2012Neuroscience

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      1. Guillot CR, Halliday TM, Kirkpatrick MG, Pang R, Leventhal AM. Anhedonia and Abstinence as Predictors of the Subjective Pleasantness of Positive, Negative, and Smoking-Related Pictures. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Feb 10. PMID: 28186553.
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      2. Bello MS, Pang R, Chasson GS, Ray LA, Leventhal AM. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and negative affect during tobacco withdrawal in a non-clinical sample of African American smokers. J Anxiety Disord. 2016 Oct 5. PMID: 27769664.
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      3. Goldenson NI, Kirkpatrick MG, Barrington-Trimis JL, Pang R, McBeth JF, Pentz MA, Samet JM, Leventhal AM. Effects of sweet flavorings and nicotine on the appeal and sensory properties of e-cigarettes among young adult vapers: Application of a novel methodology. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Nov 1; 168:176-180. PMID: 27676583.
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      4. Park AD, Farrahi LN, Pang R, Guillot CR, Aguirre CG, Leventhal AM. Negative Urgency Is Associated With Heightened Negative Affect and Urge During Tobacco Abstinence in Regular Smokers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Sep; 77(5):766-73. PMID: 27588535.
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      5. Sussman S, Chou CP, Pang R, Kirkpatrick M, Guillot CR, Stone M, Khoddam R, Riggs NR, Unger JB, 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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      6. Pang R, Kirkpatrick MG, Goldenson NI, Guillot CR, Leventhal AM. Asians compared to Whites show increased response to d-amphetamine on select subjective and cardiovascular measures. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2016 May; 144:73-7. PMID: 26952590.
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      7. Goldenson NI, Pang R, Leventhal AM. Associations between ADHD symptoms and smoking outcome expectancies in a non-clinical sample of daily cigarette smokers. Am J Addict. 2016 Mar; 25(2):152-9. PMID: 26871681.
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      8. Pang R, Bello MS, Stone MD, Kirkpatrick MG, Huh J, Monterosso J, Haselton MG, Fales MR, Leventhal AM. Premenstrual symptoms and smoking-related expectancies. Addict Behav. 2016 Jun; 57:38-41. PMID: 26869196.
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      9. Bello MS, Pang R, Cropsey KL, Zvolensky MJ, Reitzel LR, Huh J, Leventhal AM. Tobacco Withdrawal Amongst African American, Hispanic, and White Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Jun; 18(6):1479-87. PMID: 26482061.
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      10. Aguirre CG, Bello MS, Andrabi N, Pang R, Hendricks PS, Bluthenthal RN, Leventhal AM. Gender, Ethnicity, and Their Intersectionality in the Prediction of Smoking Outcome Expectancies in Regular Cigarette Smokers. Behav Modif. 2015 Oct 5. PMID: 26438665.
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      11. Bidwell LC, Knopik VS, Audrain-McGovern J, Glynn TR, Spillane NS, Ray LA, Riggs NR, Guillot CR, Pang R, Leventhal AM. Novelty Seeking as a Phenotypic Marker of Adolescent Substance Use. Subst Abuse. 2015; 9(Suppl 1):1-10. PMID: 26106262.
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      12. Guillot CR, Pang R, Leventhal AM, Liang T, Berman ME. The association of SNCA with hazardous alcohol use is mediated by impulsivity. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Apr 30; 226(2-3):523-4. PMID: 25747681.
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      13. Wolitzky-Taylor K, Guillot CR, Pang R, Kirkpatrick MG, Zvolensky MJ, Buckner JD, Leventhal AM. Examination of anxiety sensitivity and distress tolerance as transdiagnostic mechanisms linking multiple anxiety pathologies to alcohol use problems in adolescents. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Mar; 39(3):532-9. PMID: 25706521.
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      14. Pang R, Zvolensky MJ, Schmidt NB, Leventhal AM. Gender differences in negative reinforcement smoking expectancies. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Jun; 17(6):750-4. PMID: 25344957.
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      15. Pang R, Farrahi L, Glazier S, Sussman S, Leventhal AM. Depressive symptoms, negative urgency and substance use initiation in adolescents. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 1; 144:225-30. PMID: 25280962.
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      16. Pang R, Khoddam R, Guillot CR, Leventhal AM. Depression and anxiety symptoms moderate the relation between negative reinforcement smoking outcome expectancies and nicotine dependence. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 Sep; 75(5):775-80. PMID: 25208195.
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      17. Holschneider DP, Wang Z, Pang R. Functional connectivity-based parcellation and connectome of cortical midline structures in the mouse: a perfusion autoradiography study. Front Neuroinform. 2014; 8:61. PMID: 24966831.
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      18. Guillot CR, Pang R, Leventhal AM. Anxiety sensitivity and negative urgency: a pathway to negative reinforcement-related smoking expectancies. J Addict Med. 2014 May-Jun; 8(3):189-94. PMID: 24662369.
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      19. Pang R, Hom MS, Geary BA, Doran N, Spillane NS, Guillot CR, Leventhal AM. Relationships between trait urgency, smoking reinforcement expectancies, and nicotine dependence. J Addict Dis. 2014; 33(2):83-93. PMID: 24784229.
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      20. Wang Z, Myers KG, Guo Y, Ocampo MA, Pang R, Jakowec MW, Holschneider DP. Functional reorganization of motor and limbic circuits after exercise training in a rat model of bilateral parkinsonism. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e80058. PMID: 24278239.
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      21. Quinn A, Sekimura S, Pang R, Trujillo M, Kahler CW, Leventhal AM. Hostility as a predictor of affective changes during acute tobacco withdrawal. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Mar; 16(3):335-42. PMID: 24113928.
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      22. Pang R, Leventhal AM. Sex differences in negative affect and lapse behavior during acute tobacco abstinence: a laboratory study. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2013 Aug; 21(4):269-76. PMID: 23834551.
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      23. Wang Z, Ocampo MA, Pang R, Bota M, Bradesi S, Mayer EA, Holschneider DP. Alterations in prefrontal-limbic functional activation and connectivity in chronic stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59138. PMID: 23527114.
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      24. Leventhal AM, Greenberg JB, Trujillo MA, Ameringer KJ, Lisha NE, Pang R, Monterosso J. Positive and negative affect as predictors of urge to smoke: temporal factors and mediational pathways. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Mar; 27(1):262-7. PMID: 23506367.
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      25. Pang R, Holschneider DP, Miller JD. Circadian rhythmicity in serotonin transporter knockout mice. Life Sci. 2012 Oct 5; 91(11-12):365-8. PMID: 22884802.
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      26. Wang Z, Pang R, Hernandez M, Ocampo MA, Holschneider DP. Anxiolytic-like effect of pregabalin on unconditioned fear in the rat: An autoradiographic brain perfusion mapping and functional connectivity study. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 15; 59(4):4168-88. PMID: 22155030.
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      27. Wang Z, Bradesi S, Charles JR, Pang R, Maarek JM, Mayer EA, Holschneider DP. Functional brain activation during retrieval of visceral pain-conditioned passive avoidance in the rat. Pain. 2011 Dec; 152(12):2746-56. PMID: 21944154.
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      28. Pang R, Wang Z, Klosinski LP, Guo Y, Herman DH, Celikel T, Dong HW, Holschneider DP. Mapping functional brain activation using [14C]-iodoantipyrine in male serotonin transporter knockout mice. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e23869. PMID: 21886833.
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