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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:


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 Oct 4;
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

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 Dec; 109(12):2005-15
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