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Socioenvironmental and Familial Influences on Substance Use in Youth and Young Adults

December 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH) is holding a seminar at 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022, as part of its Brown Bag Seminar Series.

“Socioenvironmental and Familial Influences on Substance Use in Youth and Young Adults”

Presented by Carolyn Sartor, Center for Population Behavioral Health at IFH and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Carolyn Sartor is an associate professor in the Center for Population Behavioral Health at the Rutgers Institute for Health and in the Department of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Sartor received a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric and genetic epidemiology at Washington University in St. Louis. She was an associate professor at Yale University before joining the Rutgers faculty.

Sartor’s program of research is aimed at refining etiological models of risky alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine use in the adolescent to young adult years to reflect variations within and across race/ethnicity and gender. Her work integrates developmental and health disparities perspectives to identify socioenvironmental and familial influences on progression through stages of substance use (e.g., initiation, problem use). The roles of trauma exposure, neighborhood conditions, religious involvement, discrimination, and parenting as well as genetic liability to substance use disorders figure prominently in her work. Sartor’s research focuses primarily on the longitudinal course of substance use but also includes the investigation of short-term patterns of substance use and their relation to contextual factors, as assessed through the web-based diary and ecological momentary assessment methods.

Online via Zoom

Free and open to the public. Click here to join via Zoom (meeting ID: 926 9666 2453; passcode: 086963). For more information, contact Nicole Swenarton, Institute for Health, at


December 8, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Online via Zoom


Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
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