Julia Vassey, MPH, MS

Title(s)Research Assistant, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address530 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone510-987-0461
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    UC Berkeley , Berkeley, CAMaster of Public Health 05/2019Public Health
    UC Berkeley , Berkeley, CAMaster of Journalism05/2018Journalism and Communication
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    UC Berkeley 2018  - 2019School of Public Health Block Grant  

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    #Vape: Measuring E-cigarette Influence on Instagram with Deep Learning and Text Analysis
    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health P50ES018172Aug 1, 2018 - Nov 28, 2019
    Role: Investigator
    Description: I developed the study idea and design, collected and analyzed the social media data, conducted the deep learning image classification and text analysis, organized and conducted the focus groups and interviews, wrote the 1st draft of the manuscript and revised consecutive drafts incorporating collaborators' feedback.

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    1. Oral Nicotine Gum Discussions on Twitter: Content Analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2024 Mar 22; 26(4):503-507. Galimov A, Kirkpatrick MG, Vassey J, Galstyan E, Smith A, Allem JP, Unger JB. PMID: 37791822; PMCID: PMC10959151.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Assessing the public discourse on Twitter: Reactions to the JUUL e-cigarettes ban in the United States. Tob Induc Dis. 2024; 22. Galimov A, Albers L, Rahman T, Vassey J, Kirkpatrick MG, Unger JB. PMID: 38410122; PMCID: PMC10895646.
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    3. Young Adults' Exposure to and Engagement With Tobacco-Related Social Media Content and Subsequent Tobacco Use. Nicotine Tob Res. 2024 Feb 15; 26(Supplement_1):S3-S12. Vogel EA, Barrington-Trimis JL, Vassey J, Soto D, Unger JB. PMID: 38366337; PMCID: PMC10873498.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Tobacco, nicotine and counter-marketing promotions using Instagram's branded content tool. Tob Control. 2023 Dec 30. Laestadius L, Van Hoorn K, Vassey J, Ozga J, Stanton C, Li D, Han E, Romer D. PMID: 38160057.
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    5. Influence of Disclosed and Undisclosed Funding Sources in Tobacco Harm Reduction Discourse: A Social Network Analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2023 Nov 22; 25(12):1829-1837. Vassey J, Hendlin YH, Vora M, Ling P. PMID: 36308511; PMCID: PMC10664076.
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    6. Scalable surveillance of e-cigarette products on Instagram and TikTok using computer vision. Nicotine Tob Res. 2023 Nov 08. Vassey J, Kennedy CJ, Chang HH, Smith AS, Unger JB. PMID: 37947283.
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    7. Effects of a nicotine warning label and vaping cessation resources on young adults' perceptions of pro-vaping instagram influencer posts. Addict Behav. 2024 02; 149:107888. Vogel EA, Unger JB, Vassey J, Barrington-Trimis JL. PMID: 37857044; PMCID: PMC10841614.
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    8. Should Tobacco-Related Marketing on Social Media Have Stronger Restrictions? Commentary. Subst Use Misuse. 2023; 58(12):1615-1619. Vassey J, Unger JB. PMID: 37442760.
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    9. Ice Flavor-Related Discussions on Twitter: Content Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2022 11 30; 24(11):e41785. Galimov A, Vassey J, Galstyan E, Unger JB, Kirkpatrick MG, Allem JP. PMID: 36449326; PMCID: PMC9752452.
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    10. Themes in TikTok Videos Featuring Little Cigars and Cigarillos: Content Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2022 11 16; 24(11):e42441. Vassey J, Donaldson SI, Dormanesh A, Allem JP. PMID: 36383406; PMCID: PMC9713621.
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    11. Frequency of social media use and exposure to tobacco or nicotine-related content in association with E-cigarette use among youth: A cross-sectional and longitudinal survey analysis. Prev Med Rep. 2022 Dec; 30:102055. Vassey J, Galimov A, Kennedy CJ, Vogel EA, Unger JB. PMID: 36531097; PMCID: PMC9747649.
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    12. Tobacco promotion restriction policies on social media. Tob Control. 2022 Nov 03. Kong G, Laestadius L, Vassey J, Majmundar A, Stroup AM, Meissner HI, Ben Taleb Z, Cruz TB, Emery SL, Romer D. PMID: 36328589; PMCID: PMC10154427.
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    13. Themes in e-liquid concept names as a marketing tactic: evidence from Premarket Tobacco Product Applications in the USA. Tob Control. 2022 Sep 28. Laestadius L, Vassey J, Kim M, Ozga J, Li D, Stanton C, Wipfli H, Unger JB. PMID: 36171148; PMCID: PMC10043038.
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    14. Vaping and anime: a growing area of concern. Tob Control. 2023 11; 32(6):803-805. Wipfli HL, Kim M, Vassey J, Stanton C. PMID: 35474025; PMCID: PMC10646938.
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    15. E-cigarette brands and social media influencers on Instagram: a social network analysis. Tob Control. 2023 08; 32(e2):e184-e191. Vassey J, Valente T, Barker J, Stanton C, Li D, Laestadius L, Cruz TB, Unger JB. PMID: 35131947; PMCID: PMC9473311.
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    16. E-cigarette use and promotion by social media influencers during videogame play on Twitch. Tob Control. 2023 07; 32(4):526-527. Vassey J, Allem JP, Barker J, Cruz TB, Pang R, Unger JB, Wipfli HL, Kirkpatrick M. PMID: 34625511; PMCID: PMC9153388.
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    17. Categorizing IQOS-Related Twitter Discussions. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 04 30; 18(9). Barker JO, Vassey J, Chen-Sankey JC, Allem JP, Cruz TB, Unger JB. PMID: 33946546; PMCID: PMC8124933.
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    18. Compliance With FDA Nicotine Warning Statement Provisions in E-liquid Promotion Posts on Instagram. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 10 08; 22(10):1823-1830. Laestadius LI, Wahl MM, Vassey J, Cho YI. PMID: 32433737; PMCID: PMC7542640.
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    19. #Vape: Measuring E-Cigarette Influence on Instagram With Deep Learning and Text Analysis. Front Commun (Lausanne). 2020; 4. Vassey J, Metayer C, Kennedy CJ, Whitehead TP. PMID: 35233388; PMCID: PMC8883232.
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