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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:

 

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