Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD

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

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.