Raina Pang, PhD
Associate Professor of Research Population and Public Health Sciences
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.
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. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.05.016. Epub 2017 May 18. PubMed PMID: 28544955; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5515287.
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. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.10.001. Epub 2016 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 27769664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5380588.
Premenstrual symptoms and factors implicated in smoking cessation among woman smokers.
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 Aug;25(4):235-241. doi: 10.1037/pha0000132. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 28682101; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5546922.
Anhedonia and Abstinence as Predictors of the Subjective Pleasantness of Positive, Negative, and Smoking-Related Pictures.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Jun 1;19(6):743-749. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx036. PubMed PMID: 28186553; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5896550.
Impulsivity and history of behavioral addictions are associated with drug use in adolescents.
Addict Behav. 2017 Nov;74:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.05.021. Epub 2017 May 24. PubMed PMID: 28570913; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6604811.