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Tobacco Use and Perceived Discrimination Based on Socioeconomic Status Among Adolescents

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Dr. Mello (PI) received $766,734 to investigate the relationships between tobacco use and perceived discrimination based on socioeconomic status among adolescents (Grant Number: T32IP4744, 2022-2024).

 

The study has three aims: (1) to identify the dimensions (forms, targets, and sources) of perceived discrimination based on SES that are most important to adolescents, (2) to examine the associations among perceived discrimination based on SES and tobacco use, including multiple tobacco products and co-use with other substances in adolescents, and (3) to determine subgroups of adolescents with distinct patterns of perceived discrimination based on SES and to investigate the associations between subgroups and tobacco use. 

 

This project was partially supported by funds provided by The Regents of the University of California, Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. The opinions, findings, and conclusions herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Regents of the University of California, or any of its programs.

 


 

Delay Discounting and Tobacco Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents

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Smoking adolescent

 

İlke Bayazıtlı (Graduate Research Assistant) and Dr. Mello (PI) received the Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement of $20,000 to extend the below study on racial and gender discrimination, tobacco use, and time perspective by including delay discounting (Grant Number: T31IP1855, 2020-2023).

 

This project was partially supported by funds provided by The Regents of the University of California, Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. The opinions, findings, and conclusions herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Regents of the University of California, or any of its programs.

 
 
 
 

 

Immigration and Tobacco Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents

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Smoking adolescent

 

Jo Nisa Cabilogan (Undergraduate Research Assistant) and Dr. Mello (PI) received the Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement of $20,000 to extend the below study on racial and gender discrimination, tobacco use, and time perspective by including immigration (Grant Number: T31IP1855, 2020-2023).

 

This project was partially supported by funds provided by The Regents of the University of California, Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. The opinions, findings, and conclusions herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Regents of the University of California, or any of its programs.

 

 

 


 

Colorism and Tobacco Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents

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Smoking adolescents

 

Betsy Centeno (Graduate Research Assistant) and Dr. Mello (PI) received the Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement of $20,000 to extend the below study on racial and gender discrimination, tobacco use, and time perspective by including colorismperceived discrimination based on one's skin color (Grant Number: T31IP1855, 2020-2023).

 

This project was partially supported by funds provided by The Regents of the University of California, Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. The opinions, findings, and conclusions herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Regents of the University of California, or any of its programs.

 

 

 


 

Racial and Gender Discrimination, Tobacco Use, and Time Perspective Among Adolescents

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Smoking adolescents

 

Dr. Mello (PI) received $619,228 to investigate the relationships among (a) tobacco use and co-use, (b) perceived discrimination based on race/ethnicity, immigration status, and gender, and (c) time perspective defined as thoughts and feelings about the past, present, and future (Grant Number: T31IP1855, 2020-2023).

 

The study has three aims: to (1) examine how adolescents’ perceived discrimination is associated with tobacco use, (2) determine how these relationships are moderated by time perspective, and (3) develop a preliminary curriculum based on this research that is informed by the community.

 

This project was partially supported by funds provided by The Regents of the University of California, Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. The opinions, findings, and conclusions herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Regents of the University of California, or any of its programs.