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James D. Sargent, MD

Title(s):
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Co-Director, Cancer Control Research Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Director, C. Everett Koop Institute
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Department(s):
Pediatrics
Biomedical Data Science
Community and Family Medicine

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:

 

Longitudinal associations between youth tobacco and substance use in waves 1 and 2 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.
Silveira ML, Conway KP, Green VR, Kasza KA, Sargent JD, Borek N, Stanton CA, Cohn A, Hilmi N, Cummings KM, Niaura RS, Lambert EY, Brunette MF, Zandberg I, Tanski SE, Reissig CJ, Callahan-Lyon P, Slavit WI, Hyland AJ, Compton WM
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Jul 25;191:25-36. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.06.018. Epub 2018 Jul 25.
PMID: 30077053

Exposure to tobacco in video games and smoking among gamers in Argentina.
Perez A, Thrasher J, Cabrera N, Forsyth S, Peña L, Sargent JD, Mejia R
Tob Control. 2018 Jul 20; pii: tobaccocontrol-2017-053973. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053973. Epub 2018 Jul 20.
PMID: 30030410

Aspirational Brand Choice and Underage Alcohol Use.
McClure AC, Gabrielli J, Sargent JD, Tanski SE
J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 May;79(3):408-416.
PMID: 29885148

Association Between Receptivity to Tobacco Advertising and Progression to Tobacco Use in Youth and Young Adults in the PATH Study.
Pierce JP, Sargent JD, Portnoy DB, White M, Noble M, Kealey S, Borek N, Carusi C, Choi K, Green VR, Kaufman AR, Leas E, Lewis MJ, Margolis KA, Messer K, Shi Y, Silveira ML, Snyder K, Stanton CA, Tanski SE, Bansal-Travers M, Trinidad D, Hyland A
JAMA Pediatr. 2018 May 1;172(5):444-451. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.5756.
PMID: 29582078

Quantifying population-level health benefits and harms of e-cigarette use in the United States.
Soneji SS, Sung HY, Primack BA, Pierce JP, Sargent JD
PLoS One. 2018;13(3):e0193328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193328. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
PMID: 29538396

Predictive validity of the tobacco marketing receptivity index among non-smoking youth.
Braun S, Abad-Vivero EN, Mejia R, Barrientos I, Sargent JD, Thrasher JF
Addict Behav. 2018 May;80:150-153. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.01.020. Epub 2018 Feb 4.
PMID: 29407686

Flavour capsule cigarette use among US adult cigarette smokers.
Emond JA, Soneji S, Brunette MF, Sargent JD
Tob Control. 2018 Jan 23; pii: tobaccocontrol-2017-054198. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054198. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
PMID: 29363609

Peer norms and susceptibility mediate the effect of movie alcohol exposure on alcohol initiation in adolescents.
Janssen T, Cox MJ, Merrill JE, Barnett NP, Sargent JD, Jackson KM
Psychol Addict Behav. 2018 Jun;32(4):442-455. doi: 10.1037/adb0000338. Epub 2017 Dec 18.
PMID: 29251950

Initiation of Traditional Cigarette Smoking after Electronic Cigarette Use Among Tobacco-Naive US Young Adults.
Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Hoffman BL, Soneji S, Sargent JD, Hoffman RM, Fine MJ
Am J Med. 2018 Apr;131(4):443.e1-443.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.11.005. Epub 2017 Dec 11.
PMID: 29242110

Brain Reward Responses Are Behaviorally Relevant: The Authors Respond.
Courtney AL, Rapuano KM, Sargent JD, Heatherton TF, Kelley WM
J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 Jan;79(1):41-42.
PMID: 29227229