Evaluation of the Value of Varying E-cigarette Product Characteristics Across Different Populations: A conjoint analysis of 6 product characteristics among youth and young adults
Aim 1: To characterize the relative importance and price utility of product attributes (flavor, packaging, nicotine formulation, warning label size, device type, price) and levels within each attribute among participants with any history of e-cigarette use or use of another tobacco product.
Aim 2: To evaluate whether outcomes described in Aim 1 differ between youth nonsmokers and young adult smokers. Secondary analyses will evaluate whether outcomes also differ by race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+ status, gender, frequency of e-cigarette use, history of other tobacco use, and nicotine dependence, to provide evidence regarding the impact of such features on vulnerable populations with a disproportionate share of the tobacco related disease burden.
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.