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James D. Sargent, M.D.

Title(s):
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Co-Director, Cancer Control Research Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Department(s):
Pediatrics
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

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:

 

Emond JA, Sargent JD, Gilbert-Diamond D
Patterns of Energy Drink Advertising Over US Television Networks.
J Nutr Educ Behav 2015 Mar-Apr; 47(2):120-126.e1
PMID: 25754297

Bernhardt AM, Wilking C, Gilbert-Diamond D, Emond JA, Sargent JD
Children's Recall of Fast Food Television Advertising-Testing the Adequacy of Food Marketing Regulation.
PLoS One 2015; 10(3):e0119300
PMID: 25738653

Bakan J, Lanphear B, Sargent JD
Medical journals and free speech.
Pediatrics 2015 Mar; 135(3):403-5
PMID: 25687151

Tanski SE, McClure AC, Li Z, Jackson K, Morgenstern M, Li Z, Sargent JD
Cued recall of alcohol advertising on television and underage drinking behavior.
JAMA Pediatr 2015 Mar 1; 169(3):264-71
PMID: 25599526

Sargent JD
Alcohol marketing and underage drinking: time to get real.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2014 Dec; 38(12):2886-8
PMID: 25581644

Wills TA, Knight R, Williams RJ, Pagano I, Sargent JD
Risk factors for exclusive e-cigarette use and dual e-cigarette use and tobacco use in adolescents.
Pediatrics 2015 Jan; 135(1):e43-51
PMID: 25511118

Kostermans E, Stoolmiller M, de Leeuw RN, Engels RC, Sargent JD
Exposure to Movie Reckless Driving in Early Adolescence Predicts Reckless, but Not Inattentive Driving.
PLoS One 2014; 9(12):e113927
PMID: 25493323

Soneji S, Sargent JD, Tanski SE, Primack BA
Associations between initial water pipe tobacco smoking and snus use and subsequent cigarette smoking: results from a longitudinal study of US adolescents and young adults.
JAMA Pediatr 2015 Feb; 169(2):129-36
PMID: 25485959

Emond JA, Gilbert-Diamond D, Tanski SE, Sargent JD
Energy drink consumption and the risk of alcohol use disorder among a national sample of adolescents and young adults.
J Pediatr 2014 Dec; 165(6):1194-200
PMID: 25294603

Hull JG, Brunelle TJ, Prescott AT, Sargent JD
A longitudinal study of risk-glorifying video games and behavioral deviance.
J Pers Soc Psychol 2014 Aug; 107(2):300-25
PMID: 25090130