Claradina Soto, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences
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.
Cigarette and E-Cigarette Retail Marketing on and Near California Tribal Lands.
Health Promot Pract. 2020 Jan;21(1_suppl):18S-26S. doi: 10.1177/1524839919883254. PubMed PMID: 31908191; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7521133.
Comparison of e-cigarette marketing and availability in tobacco retail outlets among diverse low-income communities in California.
Tob Control. 2020 Jul;29(4):469-471. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-054985. Epub 2019 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 31324661;
Point-of-sale marketing of little cigars and cigarillos on and near California Tribal lands.
Tob Control. 2020 Jan;29(1):122-124. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054558. Epub 2018 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 30385648; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6690808.
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 Jan;108:9-19. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2019.04.003. Epub 2019 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 31056429;
Spirituality, Ethnic Identity, and Substance Use among American Indian/Alaska Native Adolescents in California.
Subst Use Misuse. 2020;55(7):1194-1198. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1720248. Epub 2020 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 31996077; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7453493.
- Culture, Lifestyle, and Health
- Foundations in Health Education and Promotion
- Gender and Minority Health Issues
- Practice of Public Health