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Kelly Piazza, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of Southern CaliforniaPhd, MPH08/2012psychology/biostatistics
    Yale UniversityFellowship08/2012substance abuse
    Stanford UniversityPostdoc08/2014

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    Kelly C. Young-Wolff (Piazza), PhD, MPH, is a licensed clinical psychologist and research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Young-Wolff received her BA in psychology and anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MPH and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California. She completed her NIDA-funded predoctoral fellowship at Yale University in the Department of Psychiatry and her NHLBI-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Young-Wolff’s research interests include investigating how stress and trauma, genetic factors, and health-related policies shape disparities in the onset and course of drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in conducting research to inform the development of effective behavioral interventions for complex patients with multiple, co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders.

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    Maternal Marijuana Use During Pregnancy, Marijuana Legalization, and Adverse Obstetrical and Neonatal Outcomes: A 12-year Cohort Study
    NIH R01DA047405Jul 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identifying Risk Factors for Prenatal Substance and Polysubstance Use
    NIH K01DA043604May 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Interaction of Genes, Stress, and Cognitions in the Development of Alcoholism
    NIH F31AA018611Aug 4, 2009 - Aug 3, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Young-Wolff KC, Fogelberg R, Preston PG. Implementing a Multifaceted Perioperative Smoking Cessation Intervention in a Large Healthcare System. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 03 16; 22(3):452-453. PMID: 30946465.
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    2. Young-Wolff KC, Gali K, Sarovar V, Rutledge GW, Prochaska JJ. Women's Questions About Perinatal Cannabis Use and Health Care Providers' Responses. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jan 30. PMID: 32011205.
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    3. Gali K, Narode R, Young-Wolff KC, Rubinstein ML, Rutledge G, Prochaska JJ. Online patient-provider cannabis consultations. Prev Med. 2020 Mar; 132:105987. PMID: 31954143.
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    4. Skelton KR, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Young-Wolff KC. Management of Cannabis Use in Breastfeeding Women: The Untapped Potential of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Breastfeed Med. 2019 Dec 20. PMID: 31859520.
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    5. Mangurian C, Schillinger D, Newcomer JW, Vittinghoff E, Essock S, Zhu Z, Dyer W, Young-Wolff KC, Schmittdiel J. Comorbid Diabetes and Severe Mental Illness: Outcomes in an Integrated Health Care Delivery System. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jan; 35(1):160-166. PMID: 31705468.
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    6. Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Tucker LY, Goler N, Conway A, Weisner C, Armstrong MA, Alexeeff S. Validity of Self-reported Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Females in Northern California. J Addict Med. 2019 Nov 04. PMID: 31688149.
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    7. Young-Wolff KC, Adams SR, Wi S, Weisner C, Conway A. Routes of cannabis administration among females in the year before and during pregnancy: Results from a pilot project. Addict Behav. 2020 01; 100:106125. PMID: 31600645.
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    8. Young-Wolff KC, McCaw B. Intimate Partner Violence and Psychological Distress: Opportunities for Prevention and Early Intervention Among Emerging Adult Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Aug; 28(8):1013-1014. PMID: 31314682.
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    9. Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Tucker LY, Conway A, Alexeeff S, Weisner C, Armstrong MA, Goler N. Self-reported Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Cannabis Use Among Women Before and During Pregnancy. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jul 03; 2(7):e196471. PMID: 31322686.
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    10. Satre DD, Young-Wolff KC. Capsule Commentary on Anthenelli et al., Predictors of Neuropsychiatric Adverse Events with Smoking Cessation Medications in the Randomized Controlled EAGLES Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jun; 34(6):999. PMID: 30859503.
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    11. LeLaurin JH, Theis RP, Thompson LA, Tan ASL, Young-Wolff KC, Carter-Harris L, Shenkman EA, Salloum RG. Tobacco-related counseling and documentation in adolescent primary care practice: Challenges and opportunities. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 May 10. PMID: 31074792.
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    12. Young-Wolff KC, Conway A, Goler N. Potential Adverse Effects of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. 2019 05 07; 170(9):667. PMID: 31060069.
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    13. Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Sterling SA, Leibowitz A, McCaw B, Hare CB, Silverberg MJ, Satre DD. Adverse childhood experiences, mental health, substance use, and HIV-related outcomes among persons with HIV. AIDS Care. 2019 10; 31(10):1241-1249. PMID: 30887831.
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    14. Young-Wolff KC, Adams SR, Tan ASL, Adams AS, Klebaner D, Campbell CI, Satre DD, Salloum RG, Carter-Harris L, Prochaska JJ. Disparities in knowledge and use of tobacco treatment among smokers in California following healthcare reform. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Jun; 14:100847. PMID: 31024786.
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    15. Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Tucker LY, Avalos LA, Alexeeff S, Conway A, Armstrong MA, Weisner C, Campbell CI, Goler N. Trends in marijuana use among pregnant women with and without nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, 2009-2016. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 03 01; 196:66-70. PMID: 30711893.
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    16. Young-Wolff KC, Adams SR, Fogelberg R, Goldstein AA, Preston PG. Evaluation of a Pilot Perioperative Smoking Cessation Program: A Pre-Post Study. J Surg Res. 2019 05; 237:30-40. PMID: 30694789.
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    17. Young-Wolff KC, Conway A, Goler N. Why Pregnant Women May Justifiably Choose to Use Cannabis-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 01 01; 179(1):120-121. PMID: 30615084.
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    18. Tan ASL, Young-Wolff KC, Carter-Harris L, Salloum RG, Banerjee SC. Disparities in the Receipt of Tobacco Treatment Counseling within the US Context of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use Implementation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 11 15; 20(12):1474-1480. PMID: 29059372.
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    19. Young-Wolff KC, Adams SR, Klebaner D, Adams AS, Campbell CI, Satre DD, Prochaska JJ. Evaluating the Impact of Eliminating Copayments for Tobacco Cessation Pharmacotherapy. Med Care. 2018 11; 56(11):912-918. PMID: 30234768.
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    20. Campbell CI, Parthasarathy S, Altschuler A, Young-Wolff KC, Satre DD. Characteristics of patients with substance use disorder before and after the Affordable Care Act. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 12 01; 193:124-130. PMID: 30366189.
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    21. Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Tucker LY, Avalos LA, Conway A, Armstrong MA, Goler N. Association of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy With Prenatal Marijuana Use. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 10 01; 178(10):1423-1424. PMID: 30128499.
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    22. Young-Wolff KC, Alabaster A, McCaw B, Stoller N, Watson C, Sterling S, Ridout KK, Flanagan T. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions During Pregnancy: The Role of Resilience. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 04; 28(4):452-461. PMID: 30183473.
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    23. Goler N, Conway A, Young-Wolff KC. Data Are Needed on the Potential Adverse Effects of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. 2018 10 02; 169(7):492-493. PMID: 30140934.
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    24. Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Klebaner D, Chi F, McCaw B. Changes in Psychiatric and Medical Conditions and Health Care Utilization Following a Diagnosis of Sexual Assault: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Med Care. 2018 08; 56(8):649-657. PMID: 29781924.
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    25. Young-Wolff KC, Klebaner D, Folck B, Tan ASL, Fogelberg R, Sarovar V, Prochaska JJ. Documentation of e-cigarette use and associations with smoking from 2012 to 2015 in an integrated healthcare delivery system. Prev Med. 2018 04; 109:113-118. PMID: 29360481.
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    26. Flanagan T, Alabaster A, McCaw B, Stoller N, Watson C, Young-Wolff KC. Feasibility and Acceptability of Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Prenatal Care. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 07; 27(7):903-911. PMID: 29350573.
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    27. Young-Wolff KC, Tucker LY, Alexeeff S, Armstrong MA, Conway A, Weisner C, Goler N. Trends in Self-reported and Biochemically Tested Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Females in California From 2009-2016. JAMA. 2017 12 26; 318(24):2490-2491. PMID: 29279917.
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    28. Young-Wolff KC, McCaw B, Avalos LA. Intimate Partner Violence, Smoking, and Pregnancy: What Can We Do to Help? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 04; 27(4):409-410. PMID: 28937842.
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    29. Bahorik AL, Satre DD, Kline-Simon AH, Weisner CM, Young-Wolff KC, Campbell CI. Alcohol, marijuana, and opioid use disorders: 5-Year patterns and characteristics of emergency department encounters. Subst Abus. 2018 01 02; 39(1):59-68. PMID: 28723312.
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    30. Young-Wolff KC, Klebaner D, Folck B, Carter-Harris L, Salloum RG, Prochaska JJ, Fogelberg R, Tan ASL. Do you vape? Leveraging electronic health records to assess clinician documentation of electronic nicotine delivery system use among adolescents and adults. Prev Med. 2017 Dec; 105:32-36. PMID: 28823688.
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    31. Young-Wolff KC, Klebaner D, Weisner C, Von Korff M, Campbell CI. Smoking Status and Opioid-related Problems and Concerns Among Men and Women on Chronic Opioid Therapy. Clin J Pain. 2017 Aug; 33(8):730-737. PMID: 27898458.
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    32. Young-Wolff KC, Klebaner D, Campbell CI, Weisner C, Satre DD, Adams AS. Association of the Affordable Care Act With Smoking and Tobacco Treatment Utilization Among Adults Newly Enrolled in Health Care. Med Care. 2017 05; 55(5):535-541. PMID: 28288073.
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    33. Campbell CI, Parthasarathy S, Young-Wolff KC, Satre DD. Buprenorphine Treatment and Patient Use of Health Services after the Affordable Care Act in an Integrated Health Care System. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2017 Apr-Jun; 49(2):160-168. PMID: 28426332.
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    34. Jiang N, Gonzalez M, Ling PM, Young-Wolff KC, Glantz SA. Smoke-Free Laws and Hazardous Drinking: A Cross-Sectional Study among U.S. Adults. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 04 13; 14(4). PMID: 28406443.
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    35. Prochaska JJ, Das S, Young-Wolff KC. Smoking, Mental Illness, and Public Health. Annu Rev Public Health. 2017 Mar 20; 38:165-185. PMID: 27992725.
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    36. Young-Wolff KC, Kotz K, McCaw B. Transforming the Health Care Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Addressing "Wicked Problems". JAMA. 2016 Jun 21; 315(23):2517-8. PMID: 27327796.
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    37. Salloum RG, Getz KR, Tan ASL, Carter-Harris L, Young-Wolff KC, George TJ, Shenkman EA. Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among Cancer Survivors in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2016 11; 51(5):762-766. PMID: 27242079.
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    38. Carter-Harris L, Tan AS, Salloum RG, Young-Wolff KC. Patient-provider discussions about lung cancer screening pre- and post-guidelines: Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Patient Educ Couns. 2016 11; 99(11):1772-1777. PMID: 27241830.
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    39. Young-Wolff KC, Kline-Simon AH, Das S, Mordecai DJ, Miller-Rosales C, Weisner C. Smoking Trends Among Adults With Behavioral Health Conditions in Integrated Health Care: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 09 01; 67(9):996-1003. PMID: 27079992.
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    40. Young-Wolff KC, McKee SA. Potential Unintended Consequences of Electronic Cigarette Use in Drinking Venues. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 05; 40(5):939-41. PMID: 27062550.
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    41. Adam M, Young-Wolff KC, Konar E, Winkleby M. Massive open online nutrition and cooking course for improved eating behaviors and meal composition. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Dec 03; 12:143. PMID: 26630879.
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    42. Anzai N, Young-Wolff KC, Prochaska JJ. Symptom severity and readiness to quit among hospitalized smokers with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Apr 01; 66(4):443-4. PMID: 25828988.
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    43. Young-Wolff KC, Wang P, Tuvblad C, Baker LA, Raine A, Prescott CA. Drinking experience uncovers genetic influences on alcohol expectancies across adolescence. Addiction. 2015 Apr; 110(4):610-8. PMID: 25586461.
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    44. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Ramo DE, Young-Wolff KC, Delucchi K, Brown RA, Hall SM. Gender differences in a randomized controlled trial treating tobacco use among adolescents and young adults with mental health concerns. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Apr; 17(4):479-85. PMID: 25762759.
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    45. Young-Wolff KC, Karan LD, Prochaska JJ. Electronic cigarettes in jails: a panacea or public health problem? JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 72(2):103-4. PMID: 25471086.
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    46. Ramo DE, Young-Wolff KC, Prochaska JJ. Prevalence and correlates of electronic-cigarette use in young adults: findings from three studies over five years. Addict Behav. 2015 Feb; 41:142-7. PMID: 25452058.
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    47. Young-Wolff KC, Hickman NJ, Kim R, Gali K, Prochaska JJ. Correlates and prevalence of menthol cigarette use among adults with serious mental illness. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Mar; 17(3):285-91. PMID: 25190706.
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    48. Young-Wolff KC, Henriksen L, Delucchi K, Prochaska JJ. Tobacco retailer proximity and density and nicotine dependence among smokers with serious mental illness. Am J Public Health. 2014 Aug; 104(8):1454-63. PMID: 24922145.
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    49. Young-Wolff KC, Fromont SC, Delucchi K, Hall SE, Hall SM, Prochaska JJ. PTSD symptomatology and readiness to quit smoking among women with serious mental illness. Addict Behav. 2014 Aug; 39(8):1231-4. PMID: 24813548.
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    50. Smith PH, Young-Wolff KC, Hyland A, McKee SA. Are statewide restaurant and bar smoking bans associated with reduced cigarette smoking among those with mental illness? Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Jun; 16(6):846-54. PMID: 24566280.
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    51. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Delucchi K, Young-Wolff KC, Benowitz NL, Hall S, Bonas T, Hall SM. Multiple risk-behavior profiles of smokers with serious mental illness and motivation for change. Health Psychol. 2014 Dec; 33(12):1518-29. PMID: 24467257.
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    52. Hsu KJ, Young-Wolff KC, Kendler KS, Halberstadt LJ, Prescott CA. Neuropsychological deficits in major depression reflect genetic/familial risk more than clinical history: a monozygotic discordant twin-pair study. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Jan 30; 215(1):87-94. PMID: 24262663.
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    53. Prochaska JJ, Grossman W, Young-Wolff KC, Benowitz NL. Validity of self-reported adult secondhand smoke exposure. Tob Control. 2015 Jan; 24(1):48-53. PMID: 23997071.
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    54. Young-Wolff KC, Kasza KA, Hyland AJ, McKee SA. Increased cigarette tax is associated with reductions in alcohol consumption in a longitudinal U.S. sample. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jan; 38(1):241-8. PMID: 23930623.
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    55. Hellmuth JC, Jaquier V, Young-Wolff K, Sullivan TP. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters, alcohol misuse, and women's use of intimate partner violence. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Aug; 26(4):451-8. PMID: 23868671.
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    56. Young-Wolff KC, Hellmuth J, Jaquier V, Swan SC, Connell C, Sullivan TP. Patterns of resource utilization and mental health symptoms among women exposed to multiple types of victimization: a latent class analysis. J Interpers Violence. 2013 Oct; 28(15):3059-83. PMID: 23686622.
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    57. McKee SA, Young-Wolff KC, Harrison EL, Cummings KM, Borland R, Kahler CW, Fong GT, Hyland A. Longitudinal associations between smoking cessation medications and alcohol consumption among smokers in the International Tobacco Control Four Country survey. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 May; 37(5):804-10. PMID: 23240586.
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    58. Young-Wolff KC, Hyland AJ, Desai R, Sindelar J, Pilver CE, McKee SA. Smoke-free policies in drinking venues predict transitions in alcohol use disorders in a longitudinal U.S. sample. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Mar 01; 128(3):214-21. PMID: 22999418.
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    59. Young-Wolff KC, Kendler KS, Prescott CA. Interactive effects of childhood maltreatment and recent stressful life events on alcohol consumption in adulthood. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 Jul; 73(4):559-69. PMID: 22630794.
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    60. Young-Wolff KC, Kendler KS, Prescott CA. Shared genetic contributions to early-onset drinking and drinking to cope motives. Addict Behav. 2012 Oct; 37(10):1176-80. PMID: 22694983.
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    61. Young-Wolff KC, Chereji E, Prescott CA. Heritability of alcohol dependence is similar in women and men. Evid Based Ment Health. 2012 Aug; 15(3):57. PMID: 22581016.
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    62. Lee LO, Young-Wolff KC, Wolff KC, Kendler KS, Prescott CA. The effects of age at drinking onset and stressful life events on alcohol use in adulthood: a replication and extension using a population-based twin sample. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Apr; 36(4):693-704. PMID: 21895722.
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    63. Young-Wolff KC, Enoch MA, Prescott CA. The influence of gene-environment interactions on alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorders: a comprehensive review. Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Jul; 31(5):800-16. PMID: 21530476.
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    64. Ericson M, Tuvblad C, Raine A, Young-Wolff K, Baker LA. Heritability and longitudinal stability of schizotypal traits during adolescence. Behav Genet. 2011 Jul; 41(4):499-511. PMID: 21369821.
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    65. Young-Wolff KC, Kendler KS, Ericson ML, Prescott CA. Accounting for the association between childhood maltreatment and alcohol-use disorders in males: a twin study. Psychol Med. 2011 Jan; 41(1):59-70. PMID: 20346194.
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    66. Sintov ND, Kendler KS, Young-Wolff KC, Walsh D, Patterson DG, Prescott CA. Empirically defined subtypes of alcohol dependence in an Irish family sample. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Mar 01; 107(2-3):230-6. PMID: 20022183.
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    67. Young-Wolff KC, Kendler KS, Sintov ND, Prescott CA. Mood-related drinking motives mediate the familial association between major depression and alcohol dependence. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Aug; 33(8):1476-86. PMID: 19426164.
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