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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
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


Selected Publications:

 

Sargent JD
Teen tobacco use: research and regulatory gaps.
Am J Prev Med 2014 Aug; 47(2 Suppl 1):S90-2
PMID: 25044201

Morgenstern M, Sargent JD, Sweeting H, Faggiano F, Mathis F, Hanewinkel R
Favourite alcohol advertisements and binge drinking among adolescents: a cross-cultural cohort study.
Addiction 2014 Jun 24;
PMID: 24962215

Hanewinkel R, Sargent JD, Hunt K, Sweeting H, Engels RC, Scholte RH, Mathis F, Florek E, Morgenstern M
Portrayal of alcohol consumption in movies and drinking initiation in low-risk adolescents.
Pediatrics 2014 Jun; 133(6):973-82
PMID: 24799536

Adachi-Mejia AM, Gibson Chambers JJ, Li Z, Sargent JD
The relative roles of types of extracurricular activity on smoking and drinking initiation among tweens.
Acad Pediatr 2014 May-Jun; 14(3):271-8
PMID: 24767780

Primack BA, McClure AC, Li Z, Sargent JD
Receptivity to and recall of alcohol brand appearances in U.S. popular music and alcohol-related behaviors.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2014 Jun; 38(6):1737-44
PMID: 24716496

Bernhardt AM, Wilking C, Gottlieb M, Emond J, Sargent JD
Children's reaction to depictions of healthy foods in fast-food television advertisements.
JAMA Pediatr 2014 May; 168(5):422-6
PMID: 24686476

Gilbert-Diamond D, Li Z, Adachi-Mejia AM, McClure AC, Sargent JD
Association of a television in the bedroom with increased adiposity gain in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents.
JAMA Pediatr 2014 May; 168(5):427-34
PMID: 24589630

Major JM, Sargent JD, Graubard BI, Carlos HA, Hollenbeck AR, Altekruse SF, Freedman ND, McGlynn KA
Local geographic variation in chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma: contributions of socioeconomic deprivation, alcohol retail outlets, and lifestyle.
Ann Epidemiol 2014 Feb; 24(2):104-10
PMID: 24332863

Thrasher JF, Sargent JD, Vargas R, Braun S, Barrientos-Gutierrez T, Sevigny EL, Billings DL, Arillo-Santillan E, Navarro A, Hardin J
Are movies with tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sex, and violence rated for youth? A comparison of rating systems in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.
Int J Drug Policy 2014 Mar; 25(2):267-75
PMID: 24316001

Suchert V, Isensee B, Hansen J, Johannsen M, Krieger C, Muller K, Sauer I, Weisser B, Sargent JD, Hanewinkel R
"lauft."--a school-based multi-component program to establish a physically active lifestyle in adolescence: study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
Trials 2013 Dec 5; 14:416
PMID: 24304715