Adverse Outcomes Associated with E-cigarette Device Type Among Youth and Young Adults: A Pooled Analysis Across 3 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science
Aim 1: To evaluate the association of e-cigarette device type with symptoms of nicotine dependence using combined cross-sectional data from all three centers.
Aim 2: To evaluate the association of e-cigarette device type with progression to more frequent e-cigarette use and with initiation of other tobacco product use (including dual/polytobacco product use) using combined prospective data.
Aim 3: To evaluate the association of e-cigarette device type (vape pen vs. mod vs. JUUL or other pod products) with adverse respiratory health symptoms (e.g., symptoms of asthma or bronchitis) using combined cross-sectional data.
Evaluation of Two Tribal MAT Grants
The USC team will also conduct a program evaluation to assess grantee efforts as well as successes and areas for improvement in both the NMAT and TUICDBP grants. Regarding grantee efforts, the USC team seeks to understand strengths, challenges, and key takeaways of grantee approaches to implementing community-defined best practices.
Substance Use Disorder Policy Advocacy Training Program
USC is delivering the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policy Advocacy Training Program to address the need for policy advocates focused on SUD issues in California’s American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities.
Collaboration Improvement Project
Challenges around collaboration between state/local entities and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Tribal nations and Tribal/Urban Indian organizations are common nationwide and span many areas of work. Seeking to learn more about and address some of these challenges, the USC Keck School of Medicine will carry out a project to explore and address some of these challenges as they relate to substance use disorder/opioid use disorder in California.