Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Keywords:
children & adolescents, drug use, epidemiology, mental & behavioral health, social media, tobacco use

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Cavazos-Rehg has worked to disentangle the pathways of complex adolescent health risk problems. She focuses her research on examining the effects of state-level penalties and anti-tobacco/drug media campaigns on youth substance use behaviors and attitudes. In recent years, Dr. Cavazos-Rehg has led large-scale studies to delineate predictors of youth substance use involvement while accounting for today’s new media-saturated environment.