Kevin Cummins
University of California, San Diego
PsychiatryInternal medicineEndocrinologyDevelopmental psychologySocioeconomic statusPsychosocialPsychologyCardiologyRandomized controlled trialCognitionPhysical therapyProspective cohort studyInjury preventionYoung adultPerceptionLongitudinal studyDepression (differential diagnoses)Alcohol abuseAlcoholFamily historyCognitive behavioral therapySubstance usePoison controlSubstance abuseAddictionClinical psychologyMedicine
Publications 52
#1Ty BrumbackH-Index: 15
#2Wesley K. ThompsonH-Index: 68
Last. Susan F. TapertH-Index: 88
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Many psychosocial factors have been implicated in the onset and escalation of substance use in adolescence and young adulthood. Typically, each factor explains a small amount of the variance in substance use outcomes, and effects are typically applied across a broad range of ages or computed from cross-sectional data. The current study evaluated the association of factors including social influence (e.g., peer substance use), cognitive features (e.g., alcohol expectancies), and personality and e...
#1Kevin CumminsH-Index: 21
#2Kate B. NoonerH-Index: 9
Last. Susan F. TapertH-Index: 88
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Background: Longitudinal studies of many health behaviors often rely on infrequent self-report assessments. The measurement of psychoactive substance use among youth is expected to improve with more frequent mobile assessments, which can reduce recall bias. Researchers have used mobile devices for longitudinal research, but studies that last years and assess youth continuously at a fine-grained, temporal level (eg, weekly) are rare. A tailored mobile app (mNCANDA [mobile National Consortium on A...
#1Kevin Cummins (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 21
#2Charles Marks (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 3
Recent calls to end the practice of categorizing findings based on statistical significance have focused on what not to do. Practitioners who subscribe to the conceptual basis behind these calls may be unaccustomed to presenting results in the nuanced and integrative manner that has been recommended as an alternative. This alternative is often presented as a vague proposal. Here, we provide practical guidance and examples for adopting a research evaluation posture and communication style that op...
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#1Kevin Cummins (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 21
#2Sherry A. Diep (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 1
Last. Sandra A. Brown (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 124
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BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigate the moderated association of school connectedness and alcohol expectancies with adolescent drinking. METHODS: Two large community samples were obtained with 2 repeated attempted censuses of all students attending a large suburban school district. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire that assessed substance use, alcohol expectancies, and school connectedness. We used logistic regression analyses on the training sample and confirmed wit...
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#1Eva M. Müller-Oehring (Stanford University)H-Index: 28
#2Dongjin Kwon (Stanford University)H-Index: 18
Last. Kilian M. Pohl (SRI: SRI International)H-Index: 27
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Author(s): Muller-Oehring, Eva M; Kwon, Dongjin; Nagel, Bonnie J; Sullivan, Edith V; Chu, Weiwei; Rohlfing, Torsten; Prouty, Devin; Nichols, B Nolan; Poline, Jean-Baptiste; Tapert, Susan F; Brown, Sandra A; Cummins, Kevin; Brumback, Ty; Colrain, Ian M; Baker, Fiona C; De Bellis, Michael D; Voyvodic, James T; Clark, Duncan B; Pfefferbaum, Adolf; Pohl, Kilian M | Abstract: The transition from adolescent to adult cognition and emotional control requires neurodevelopmental maturation likely involvin...
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#1Duncan B. Clark (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 75
#2Tammy Chung (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 51
Last. Bonnie J. Nagel (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 50
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During adolescence, problems reflecting cognitive, behavioral and affective dysregulation, such as inattention and emotional dyscontrol, have been observed to be associated with substance use disorder (SUD) risks and outcomes. Prior studies have typically been with small samples, and have typically not included comprehensive measurement of executive dysfunction domains. The relationships of executive dysfunction in daily life with performance based testing of cognitive skills and structural brai...
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#1Adolf Pfefferbaum (SRI: SRI International)H-Index: 124
#2Dongjin Kwon (Stanford University)H-Index: 18
Last. Edith V. Sullivan (SRI: SRI International)H-Index: 111
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Objective:The authors sought evidence for altered adolescent brain growth trajectory associated with moderate and heavy alcohol use in a large national, multisite, prospective study of adolescents before and after initiation of appreciable alcohol use.Method:This study examined 483 adolescents (ages 12–21) before initiation of drinking and 1 and 2 years later. At the 2-year assessment, 356 participants continued to meet the study’s no/low alcohol consumption entry criteria, 65 had initiated mode...
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#1Britta A. Larsen (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 14
#2Gail A. Laughlin (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 65
Last. Christina L. Wassel (UVM: University of Vermont)H-Index: 32
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Abstract Background and aims Adipokines are known to predict cardiovascular events, yet their association with coronary artery calcium (CAC), a surrogate marker of coronary atherosclerosis and risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), is unclear. We aimed at assessing the association between adipokines and the severity and progression of CAC in healthy older adults, and at exploring potential modification by gender. Methods 409 men and women from the Rancho Bernardo Study with no known CVD u...
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#1Edith V. Sullivan (Stanford University)H-Index: 111
#2Ty Brumback (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 15
Last. Adolf Pfefferbaum (Stanford University)H-Index: 124
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Abstract Longitudinal study provides a robust method for tracking developmental trajectories. Yet inherent problems of retesting pose challenges in distinguishing biological developmental change from prior testing experience. We examined factors potentially influencing change scores on 16 neuropsychological test composites over 1 year in 568 adolescents in the National Consortium on Alcohol and NeuroDevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) project. The twice-minus-once-tested method revealed that per...
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#1Adolf Pfefferbaum (SRI: SRI International)H-Index: 124
#2Torsten Rohlfing (Google)H-Index: 59
Last. Edith V. SullivanH-Index: 111
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Brain structural development continues throughout adolescence, when experimentation with alcohol is often initiated. To parse contributions from biological and environmental factors on neurodevelopment, this study used baseline National Consortium on Alcohol and NeuroDevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, acquired in 674 adolescents meeting no/low alcohol or drug use criteria and 134 adolescents exceeding criteria. Spatial integrity of images across the 5 recr...
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