Sandra A. Brown
University of California, San Diego
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481Publications
124H-index
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#1Richard Border (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 5
#2Andrew Smolen (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 47
Last. Luke M. Evans (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 16
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Some of the most widely studied variants in psychiatric genetics include variable number tandem repeat variants (VNTRs) in SLC6A3, DRD4, SLC6A4, and MAOA. While initial findings suggested large effects, their importance with respect to psychiatric phenotypes is the subject of much debate with broadly conflicting results. Despite broad interest, these loci remain absent from the largest available samples, such as the UK Biobank, limiting researchers’ ability to test these contentious hypotheses r...
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#1Sandra A. Brown (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 124
#2Margaret Leinen (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 32
Last. Steffanie A. Strathdee (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 108
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The University of California San Diego has problem-focused, multidisciplinary research and training embedded in its development since Roger Revelle launched the idea of an experimental campus in the University of California (UC) system in 1960. With a limited number of departments and a plethora of programs, institutes and centers, working in thematic and problem-focused teams became common at UC San Diego. In this brief chapter, we summarize several design and implementation aspects of the team...
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#1Richard Border (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 5
#2Robin P. Corley (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 72
Last. Soo Hyun Rhee (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 51
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Author(s): Border, Richard; Corley, Robin P; Brown, Sandra A; Hewitt, John K; Hopfer, Christian J; Stallings, Michael C; Wall, Tamara L; Young, Susan E; Rhee, Soo Hyun | Abstract: Externalizing problems (EP), including rule-breaking, aggression, and criminal involvement, are highly prevalent during adolescence, but the adult outcomes of adolescents exhibiting EP are characterized by heterogeneity. Although many youths' EP subside after adolescence, others' persists into adulthood. Characterizing...
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#1Camelia C. Minică (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 7
#2Karin J. H. Verweij (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 27
Last. Eske M. Derks (QIMR: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 50
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Cannabis is one of the most commonly used substances among adolescents and young adults. Earlier age at cannabis initiation is linked to adverse life outcomes including multi-substance use and dependence. This study estimated the heritability of age at first cannabis use and identify associations with genetic variants. A twin-based heritability analysis using 8,055 twins from three cohorts was performed. We then carried-out a genome wide survival meta-analysis of age at first cannabis use in a d...
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#1Allison M. Auchter (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 1
#2Margie Hernandez Mejia (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 4
Last. Gayathri J. Dowling (NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse)H-Index: 10
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Author(s): Auchter, AM; Mejia, MH; Heyser, CJ; Shilling, PD; Jernigan, TL; Brown, SA; Tapert, SF; Dowling, GJ | Abstract: The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study is designed to be the largest study of brain development and child health in the United States, performing comprehensive assessments of 11,500 children repeatedly for 10 years. An endeavor of this magnitude requires an organized framework of governance and communication that promotes collaborative decision-making and dis...
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#1Kara Bagot (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 15
#2Stephen A. Matthews (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 29
Last. Kevin Patrick (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 64
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Abstract Mobile and wearable technologies and novel methods of data collection are innovating health-related research. These technologies and methods allow for multi-system level capture of data across environmental, physiological, behavioral, and psychological domains. In the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, there is great potential for harnessing the acceptability, accessibility, and functionality of mobile and social technologies for in-vivo data capture to precisely measu...
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#1Stephen J. Boyd (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 8
#2Ellie M. Sceeles (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 1
Last. Bonnie J. Nagel (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 50
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Author(s): Boyd, Stephen J; Sceeles, Ellie M; Tapert, Susan F; Brown, Sandra A; Nagel, Bonnie J | Abstract: Positive alcohol expectancies (PAE) and associating with drinking peers are reliable predictors of adolescent alcohol use. Knowledge of when and for whom these risk factors are most influential could enhance intervention effectiveness. Reciprocal relations between PAE and adolescent and peer alcohol use were examined between the ages of 13 and 18 in a sample (N = 566; 50% female) from the ...
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#1Richard Border (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 5
#2Andrew Smolen (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 47
Last. Luke M. Evans (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 16
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Some of the most widely studied polymorphisms in psychiatric genetics include variable number tandem repeat polymorphisms (VNTRs) in SLC6A3, DRD4, SLC6A4, and MAOA. While initial findings suggested large effects, their importance with respect to psychiatric phenotypes is the subject of much debate with broadly conflicting results. Despite broad interest, these loci remain absent from the largest available samples, such as the UK Biobank, limiting researchers9 ability to test these contentious hy...
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#1Inga CurryH-Index: 3
#2Ryan S. TrimH-Index: 25
Last. Tamara L. WallH-Index: 52
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The acquired preparedness model (APM) integrates personality trait research and psychosocial learning, which are theorized to ultimately increase risk for problematic substance use outcomes. METHODS: The present study uses the APM to examine the potential mediational role of positive and negative expectancies on the relationship between impulsivity and two marijuana outcomes (ie, frequency of use and marijuana use disorder [MUD] symptom count) among an at-risk sample o...
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#1Danielle E. Ramo (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 29
#2Manpreet Kaur (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 10
Last. Judith J. Prochaska (Stanford University)H-Index: 64
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Author(s): Ramo, DE; Kaur, M; Corpuz, ES; Satre, DD; Delucchi, K; Brown, SA; Prochaska, JJ | Abstract: © 2018 The Authors Introduction: Tobacco and alcohol often are used simultaneously by young adults, and their co-use is associated with greater health consequences than from single use. Social media platforms offer low cost and highly accessible channels to reach and engage young people in substance use interventions. The current trial seeks to compare the Facebook Tobacco Status Project (TSP) ...
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