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James D. Sargent, MD

Title(s):
Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology

Co-Director, Cancer Control Research Program

Norris Cotton Cancer Center



Director, C. Everett Koop Institute

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Department(s):
Pediatrics
Biomedical Data Science
Community and Family Medicine

Education:
Tufts University School of Medicine, MD 1984
University of Oregon, BS 1979

Programs:
Children's Hospital At Dartmouth
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
SYNERGY
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information:

Cancer Control Research Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Rubin 8
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: DHMC Lebanon, NH
Phone: 603-653-9025
Email: James.Sargent@Dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Cindy Patch
Asst. Phone: 603-653-6036
Asst. Email: cindy.patch@dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Adolescent Risk Behaviors
Media Influences
Prevention Studies
Tobacco Control
Early Onset Alcohol Use

Grant Information:

Project Title: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act National Longitudinal Study
Awarding Agency: Food & Drug Administration
Amount: $2,345,791, Project Period: 09/19/11-09/18/16
Principal Investigator: James D. Sargent, MD

Project Title: Alcohol Marketing and Underage Drinking
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Amount: $2,938,090, Project Period: 12/15/12-11/30/2017
Principal Investigator: James Sargent, MD and Todd Heatherton, PhD

Project Title: Cinema Smoking and Youth Smoking in Latin America
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Amount: $1,650,085, Project Period: 08/01/2012-07/31/2017
Principal Investigator: James D. Sargent, MD

Project Title: Visual Media Influences on Adolescent Smoking Behavior (renewal)
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Amount: $3,401,428 Project Period: 05/01/07-04/30/13
Principal Investigator: James D. Sargent, MD

Project Title: Media Influences on Early Onset Alcohol Use
Awarding Agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Amount: $1,114,213, Project Period: 05/01/05-07/31/13
Principal Investigator: James D. Sargent, MD

Project Title: Assessment of Causality Between Exposure To Tobacco Use In Bollywood Movies And Tobacco Use Among Indian Adolescents
Awarding Agency: Fogarty International Center
Amount: $107,000 Project Period: 07/01/11-06/30/13
Principal Investigator: Monika Aurora PhD
Role in study: Co-investigator, unfunded

Project Title: Self-Control as a Moderator for Effects of Mass Media on Adolescent Substance Use, R01 CA153154-01
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health--NCI
Amount: $232,191, Project Period: 07/01/10-06/30/15
Principal Investigator: Thomas Wills, PhD
Role in study: Co-investigator, 8% effort

Courses Taught:

Undergraduates Course Psych 53
Adolescent Risk Behaviors
Psychological and Brain Sciences

Biography:

My science aims to better understand how media and marketing influence health behaviors. For 20 years, I have conducted population based studies of adolescents and young adults, developing survey techniques to capture media and marketing exposures and examining their association with substance use (tobacco and alcohol), aggression and violence, and risky sexual practices. The translational aim of the research is to influence media and marketing exposures during childhood and adolescence by developing individual interventions and influencing policies.


Selected Publications:

 

Co-occurrence of tobacco product use, substance use, and mental health problems among youth: Findings from wave 1 (2013-2014) of the population assessment of tobacco and health (PATH) study.
Conway KP, Green VR, Kasza KA, Silveira ML, Borek N, Kimmel HL, Sargent JD, Stanton CA, Lambert E, Hilmi N, Reissig CJ, Jackson KJ, Tanski SE, Maklan D, Hyland AJ, Compton WM
Addict Behav. 2017 Aug 18;76:208-217. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
PMID: 28846942

U.S. cannabis legalization and use of vaping and edible products among youth.
Borodovsky JT, Lee DC, Crosier BS, Gabrielli JL, Sargent JD, Budney AJ
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Aug 1;177:299-306. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.02.017. Epub 2017 Jun 9.
PMID: 28662974

Association Between Initial Use of e-Cigarettes and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Soneji S, Barrington-Trimis JL, Wills TA, Leventhal AM, Unger JB, Gibson LA, Yang J, Primack BA, Andrews JA, Miech RA, Spindle TR, Dick DM, Eissenberg T, Hornik RC, Dang R, Sargent JD
JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Aug 1;171(8):788-797. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1488.
PMID: 28654986

Do E-cigarettes reduce smoking?
Wills TA, Sargent JD
Prev Med. 2017 Jul;100:285-286. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.04.030.
PMID: 28583659

Co-occurrence of tobacco product use, substance use, and mental health problems among adults: Findings from Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.
Conway KP, Green VR, Kasza KA, Silveira ML, Borek N, Kimmel HL, Sargent JD, Stanton C, Lambert E, Hilmi N, Reissig CJ, Jackson KJ, Tanski SE, Maklan D, Hyland AJ, Compton WM
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Aug 1;177:104-111. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.03.032. Epub 2017 May 30.
PMID: 28582698

Receptivity to Tobacco Advertising and Susceptibility to Tobacco Products.
Pierce JP, Sargent JD, White MM, Borek N, Portnoy DB, Green VR, Kaufman AR, Stanton CA, Bansal-Travers M, Strong DR, Pearson JL, Coleman BN, Leas E, Noble ML, Trinidad DR, Moran MB, Carusi C, Hyland A, Messer K
Pediatrics. 2017 Jun;139(6) pii: e20163353. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-3353.
PMID: 28562266

Susceptibility to tobacco product use among youth in wave 1 of the population Assessment of tobacco and health (PATH) study.
Trinidad DR, Pierce JP, Sargent JD, White MM, Strong DR, Portnoy DB, Green VR, Stanton CA, Choi K, Bansal-Travers M, Shi Y, Pearson JL, Kaufman AR, Borek N, Coleman BN, Hyland A, Carusi C, Kealey S, Leas E, Noble ML, Messer K
Prev Med. 2017 Aug;101:8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.05.010. Epub 2017 May 17.
PMID: 28526392

Validation of commercial business lists as a proxy for licensed alcohol outlets.
Carlos HA, Gabrielli J, Sargent JD
BMC Public Health. 2017 May 19;17(1):480. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4419-0. Epub 2017 May 19.
PMID: 28526005

Time trends for tobacco and alcohol use in youth-rated films popular in Mexico and Argentina, from 2004-2012.
Barrientos-Gutierrez I, Mejia R, Perez-Hernandez R, Kollath-Cattano C, Peña L, Morello P, Arillo-Santillan E, Braun S, Sargent JD, Thrasher JF
Salud Publica Mex. 2017 Jan-Feb;59(1):76-83. doi: 10.21149/7818.
PMID: 28423113

Adolescent smoking experimentation as a predictor of daily cigarette smoking.
Sargent JD, Gabrielli J, Budney A, Soneji S, Wills TA
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jun 1;175:55-59. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.01.038. Epub 2017 Mar 28.
PMID: 28391086