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James D. Sargent, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Co-Director, Cancer Control Research Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

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

Children's Hospital At Dartmouth
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
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:


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 Apr 9;
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 Mar 31;
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 Mar 3;
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

McClure AC, Tanski SE, Gilbert-Diamond D, Adachi-Mejia AM, Li Z, Li Z, Sargent JD
Receptivity to television fast-food restaurant marketing and obesity among U.S. youth.
Am J Prev Med 2013 Nov; 45(5):560-8
PMID: 24139768

O'Hara RE, Gibbons FX, Li Z, Gerrard M, Sargent JD
Specificity of early movie effects on adolescent sexual behavior and alcohol use.
Soc Sci Med 2013 Nov; 96:200-7
PMID: 24034968

Bernhardt AM, Wilking C, Adachi-Mejia AM, Bergamini E, Marijnissen J, Sargent JD
How television fast food marketing aimed at children compares with adult advertisements.
PLoS One 2013; 8(8):e72479
PMID: 24015250

Morgenstern M, Sargent JD, Engels RC, Florek E, Hanewinkel R
Smoking in European adolescents: relation between media influences, family affluence, and migration background.
Addict Behav 2013 Oct; 38(10):2589-95
PMID: 23816473