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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 of Pediatric Oncology
Co-Director, Cancer Control Research Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

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:

 

How Is the Effect of Adolescent E-Cigarette Use on Smoking Onset Mediated: A Longitudinal Analysis.
Wills TA, Gibbons FX, Sargent JD, Schweitzer RJ
Psychol Addict Behav. 2016 Sep 26; Epub 2016 Sep 26.
PMID: 27669093

Television food advertisement exposure and FTO rs9939609 genotype in relation to excess consumption in children.
Gilbert-Diamond D, Emond JA, Lansigan RK, Rapuano KM, Kelley WM, Heatherton TF, Sargent JD
Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Sep 22; doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.163. Epub 2016 Sep 22.
PMID: 27654143

Use of imagery and text that could convey reduced harm in American Spirit advertisements.
Moran MB, Pierce JP, Weiger C, Cunningham MC, Sargent JD
Tob Control. 2016 Sep 8; pii: tobaccocontrol-2016-053251. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053251. Epub 2016 Sep 8.
PMID: 27609781

Industry Television Ratings for Violence, Sex, and Substance Use.
Gabrielli J, Traore A, Stoolmiller M, Bergamini E, Sargent JD
Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3) pii: e20160487. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0487. Epub 2016 Aug 22.
PMID: 27550985

E-cigarette use is differentially related to smoking onset among lower risk adolescents.
Wills TA, Sargent JD, Gibbons FX, Pagano I, Schweitzer R
Tob Control. 2016 Aug 19; pii: tobaccocontrol-2016-053116. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053116. Epub 2016 Aug 19.
PMID: 27543564

Portrayals of character smoking and drinking in Argentine-, Mexican- and US-produced films.
Kollath-Cattano C, Abad-Vivero EN, Mejia R, Perez-Hernandez R, Sargent JD, Thrasher JF
Prev Med. 2016 Sep;90:143-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.07.005. Epub 2016 Jul 9.
PMID: 27404576

Exposure of Secondary School Adolescents from Argentina and Mexico to Smoking Scenes in Movies: a Population-based Estimation.
Salgado MV, Perez A, Abad-Vivero EN, Thrasher JF, Sargent JD, Mejia R
Rev Argent Cardiol. 2016 Apr;84(2):152-158.
PMID: 27354756

The party effect: prediction of future alcohol use based on exposure to specific alcohol advertising content.
Morgenstern M, Li Z, Li Z, Sargent JD
Addiction. 2016 Jun 24; doi: 10.1111/add.13509. Epub 2016 Jun 24.
PMID: 27343140

Recall, appeal and willingness to try cigarettes with flavour capsules: assessing the impact of a tobacco product innovation among early adolescents.
Abad-Vivero EN, Thrasher JF, Arillo-Santillan E, Perez-Hernandez R, Barrientos-Gutierrez I, Kollath-Cattano C, Mejia R, Sargent JD
Tob Control. 2016 Apr 8; pii: tobaccocontrol-2015-052805. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052805. Epub 2016 Apr 8.
PMID: 27060099

Smoking, vaping, eating: Is legalization impacting the way people use cannabis?
Borodovsky JT, Crosier BS, Lee DC, Sargent JD, Budney AJ
Int J Drug Policy. 2016 Oct;36:141-7. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.02.022. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
PMID: 26992484