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Raina Pang, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPreventive Medicine
AddressSSB 300 2001 N. Soto Street
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 7251
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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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    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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    1. Pang R, Bello MS, Liautaud MM, Weinberger AH, Leventhal AM. Gender differences in negative affect during acute tobacco abstinence differ between African American and White adult cigarette smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29917091.
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    2. Liautaud MM, Leventhal AM, Pang R. Happiness as a Buffer of the Association Between Dependence and Acute Tobacco Abstinence Effects in African American Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Sep 27. PMID: 29059368.
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    3. Pang R, Liautaud MM, Kirkpatrick MG, Huh J, Monterosso J, Leventhal AM. Ovarian Hormones and Transdermal Nicotine Administration Independently and Synergistically Suppress Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms and Smoking Reinstatement in the Human Laboratory. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Mar; 43(4):828-837. PMID: 28905874.
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    4. Garey L, Manning K, Jardin C, Leventhal AM, Stone M, Raines AM, Pang R, Neighbors C, Schmidt NB, Zvolensky MJ. Smoking Consequences Questionnaire: A Reevaluation of the Psychometric Properties Across Two Independent Samples of Smokers. Psychol Assess. 2017 Aug 07. PMID: 28782978.
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    5. Pang R, Andrabi N, Leventhal AM. Premenstrual symptoms and factors implicated in smoking cessation among woman smokers. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 08; 25(4):235-241. PMID: 28682101.
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    6. 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 Jun 01; 19(6):743-749. PMID: 28186553.
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    7. Chuang CI, Sussman S, Stone MD, Pang R, Chou CP, Leventhal AM, Kirkpatrick MG. Impulsivity and history of behavioral addictions are associated with drug use in adolescents. Addict Behav. 2017 Nov; 74:41-47. PMID: 28570913.
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    8. Pang R, Guillot CR, Zvolensky MJ, Bonn-Miller MO, Leventhal AM. Associations of anxiety sensitivity and emotional symptoms with the subjective effects of alcohol, cigarettes, and cannabis in adolescents. Addict Behav. 2017 Oct; 73:192-198. PMID: 28544955.
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    9. 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. 2017 May; 48:78-86. PMID: 27769664.
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    10. 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 11 01; 168:176-180. PMID: 27676583.
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    11. 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; PMCID: PMC5015468 [Available on 09/01/17].
    12. 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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    13. 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; PMCID: PMC4821659 [Available on 05/01/17].
    14. 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; PMCID: PMC4920472 [Available on 03/01/17].
    15. 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; PMCID: PMC4775430 [Available on 06/01/17].
    16. 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 06; 18(6):1479-87. PMID: 26482061.
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    17. 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. 2016 Jan; 40(1-2):281-302. PMID: 26438665; PMCID: PMC4861042 [Available on 01/01/17].
    18. 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; PMCID: PMC4472033.
    19. 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; PMCID: PMC4450159.
    20. 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; PMCID: PMC4411227.
    21. 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; PMCID: PMC4838049.
    22. 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 01; 144:225-30. PMID: 25280962; PMCID: PMC4253553.
    23. 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; PMCID: PMC4161698.
    24. 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; PMCID: PMC4052632.
    25. 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; PMCID: PMC4040151.
    26. 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; PMCID: PMC4095861.
    27. 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; PMCID: PMC3836982.
    28. 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; PMCID: PMC3920336.
    29. 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; PMCID: PMC3962304.
    30. 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; PMCID: PMC3602545.
    31. 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; PMCID: PMC3705925.
    32. Pang R, Holschneider DP, Miller JD. Circadian rhythmicity in serotonin transporter knockout mice. Life Sci. 2012 Oct 05; 91(11-12):365-368. PMID: 22884802.
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    33. 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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    34. 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; PMCID: PMC3215895.
    35. 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; PMCID: PMC3160305.