Nadra Lisha, PhD

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address530 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco CA 94143
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    I am a Specialist statistician in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of General Internal Medicine at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (CTCRE). My research focuses on the use of sophisticated statistical methods for addressing problems common in addiction-related research, including tobacco, missing data, comorbid conditions, and multiple drug use. I am an active collaborator, consultant, and co-author with numerous investigators, post-doctoral fellows, and other trainees primarily at UCSF. As a methodologist and statistician, a great deal of my published work typically comes from a group science approach with all publications including multiple co-authors. My role is typically as a quantitative methodologist, and I help in the planning and design of studies, monitoring of data collection and assurance of the quality of the data. I also serve as a mentor to postdocs and others when performing data management and routine and non-routine analyses, and to directly perform novel or advanced statistical analyses. Since 2014, I have served as a statistician on Dr. Ling’s U01 study evaluating novel interventions to prevent tobacco use among young adults in bars and nightclubs at CTCRE.

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    1. Yang E, Lisha N, Walter L, Obedin-Maliver J, Huang AJ. Urinary Incontinence in a National Cohort of Older Women: Implications for Caregiving and Care Dependence. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Jun 14. PMID: 29902123.
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    2. Kearns CE, Lisha N, Ling PM. Soda intake and tobacco use among young adult bar patrons: A cross-sectional study in seven cities. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Jun; 10:195-199. PMID: 29868367.
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    3. Kulik MC, Lisha N, Glantz SA. E-cigarettes Associated With Depressed Smoking Cessation: A Cross-sectional Study of 28 European Union Countries. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Apr; 54(4):603-609. PMID: 29449132.
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    4. Ling PM, Holmes LM, Jordan JW, Lisha N, Bibbins-Domingo K. Bars, Nightclubs, and Cancer Prevention: New Approaches to Reduce Young Adult Cigarette Smoking. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3S1):S78-S85. PMID: 28818250.
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    5. Llamas J, Holmes LM, Lisha N, Ling PM. Psychometric evaluation of an abbreviated version of the intragroup marginalization inventory. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Jul 14; 1-20. PMID: 28708013.
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    6. Fallin-Bennett A, Lisha N, Ling PM. Other Tobacco Product Use Among Sexual Minority Young Adult Bar Patrons. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3):327-334. PMID: 28495220.
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    7. Fukuoka Y, Lisha N, Vittinghoff E. Comparing Asian American Women's Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Risk of Heart Attack to Other Racial and Ethnic Groups: The mPED Trial. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Sep; 26(9):1012-1019. PMID: 28418750.
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    8. Dutra LM, Glantz SA, Lisha N, Song AV. Beyond experimentation: Five trajectories of cigarette smoking in a longitudinal sample of youth. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171808. PMID: 28182748.
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    9. Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Conroy AA, Dilworth SE, Lisha N, Taylor JM, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. A longitudinal study of persistent smoking among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in primary relationships. Addict Behav. 2017 Mar; 66:118-124. PMID: 27930901.
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    10. Lisha N, Jordan JW, Ling PM. Peer crowd affiliation as a segmentation tool for young adult tobacco use. Tob Control. 2016 10; 25(Suppl 1):i83-i89. PMID: 27697952.
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    11. Thrul J, Lisha N, Ling PM. Tobacco Marketing Receptivity and Other Tobacco Product Use Among Young Adult Bar Patrons. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Dec; 59(6):642-647. PMID: 27707516.
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    12. Wang JB, Ramo DE, Lisha N, Cataldo JK. Medical marijuana legalization and cigarette and marijuana co-use in adolescents and adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 09 01; 166:32-8. PMID: 27460859; PMCID: PMC4983542 [Available on 09/01/17].
    13. Gubner NR, Andrews KB, Mohammad-Zadeh A, Lisha N, Guydish J. Electronic-cigarette use by individuals in treatment for substance abuse: A survey of 24 treatment centers in the United States. Addict Behav. 2016 Dec; 63:45-50. PMID: 27423097; PMCID: PMC4993629 [Available on 12/01/17].
    14. Kalkhoran S, Lisha N, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM. Evaluation of Bar and Nightclub Intervention to Decrease Young Adult Smoking in New Mexico. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Aug; 59(2):222-9. PMID: 27265423.
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    15. Guillory J, Lisha N, Lee YO, Ling PM. Phantom smoking among young adult bar patrons. Tob Control. 2017 03; 26(2):153-157. PMID: 27048205.
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    16. Lisha N, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Holmes LM, Ling PM. The Social Prioritization Index and Tobacco Use Among Young Adult Bar Patrons. Health Educ Behav. 2016 12; 43(6):641-647. PMID: 26706863.
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    17. Brown-Johnson CG, Cataldo JK, Orozco N, Lisha N, Hickman NJ, Prochaska JJ. Validity and reliability of the Internalized Stigma of Smoking Inventory: An exploration of shame, isolation, and discrimination in smokers with mental health diagnoses. Am J Addict. 2015 Aug; 24(5):410-8. PMID: 25930661; PMCID: PMC4675843.
    18. Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Lisha N, Spruijt-Metz D, Sun P, Rohrbach LA, Sussman S. Coping mediates the effects of depressive symptoms on sleep problems. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Mar; 39(2):183-90. PMID: 25564830.
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    19. Lisha N, Leventhal AM, Rohrbach L, Spruijt-Metz D, Sun P, Sussman S. THE RELATIONSHIP OF EMERGING ADULTHOOD TRAJECTORIES TO DRUG USE, AND OTHER CORRELATES. Salud Drogas. 2015; 15(2):91-102. PMID: 27065763.
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    20. Lisha N, Delucchi KL, Ling PM, Ramo DE. Prevalence and Correlates of Social Smoking in Young Adults: Comparisons of Behavioral and Self-Identified Definitions. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Sep; 17(9):1076-84. PMID: 25385876; PMCID: PMC4542736.
    21. Peavy KM, Guydish J, Manuel JK, Campbell BK, Lisha N, Le T, Delucchi K, Garrett S. Treatment adherence and competency ratings among therapists, supervisors, study-related raters and external raters in a clinical trial of a 12-step facilitation for stimulant users. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Sep; 47(3):222-8. PMID: 25017448; PMCID: PMC4131987.
    22. Lisha N, Carmody TP, Humfleet GL, Delucchi KL. Reciprocal effects of alcohol and nicotine in smoking cessation treatment studies. Addict Behav. 2014 Mar; 39(3):637-43. PMID: 24333039; PMCID: PMC3906916.
    23. Allem JP, Lisha N, Soto DW, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Unger JB. Emerging adulthood themes, role transitions and substance use among Hispanics in Southern California. Addict Behav. 2013 Dec; 38(12):2797-800. PMID: 24018219; PMCID: PMC3812433.
    24. Lisha N, Crano WD, Delucchi KL. Participation in Team Sports and Alcohol and Marijuana Use Initiation Trajectories. J Drug Issues. 2014 Jan; 44(1):83-93. PMID: 26594059.
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    25. Lisha N, Sussman S, Leventhal AM. Correction to "Physical activity and alcohol use disorders". Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013 Mar; 39(2):136-7. PMID: 23421573; PMCID: PMC3748810.
    26. Leventhal AM, Greenberg JB, Trujillo MA, Ameringer KJ, Lisha N, Pang RD, Monterosso J. Positive and negative affect as predictors of urge to smoke: temporal factors and mediational pathways. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Mar; 27(1):262-7. PMID: 23506367; PMCID: PMC3705925.
    27. Wong M, Krajisnik A, Truong L, Lisha N, Trujillo M, Greenberg JB, Kahler CW, Zvolensky MJ, Leventhal AM. Anxiety sensitivity as a predictor of acute subjective effects of smoking. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Jun; 15(6):1084-90. PMID: 23144083; PMCID: PMC3693503.
    28. Lisha N, Sussman S, Fapa F, Leventhal AM. Physical activity and alcohol use disorders. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013 Mar; 39(2):115-20. PMID: 22992050; PMCID: PMC3677754.
    29. Lisha, N.E., Sussman, S., Leventhal, M.A.The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Physical Activity and Alcohol Use Disorders. 2012.
    30. Lisha N, Grana R, Sun P, Rohrbach L, Spruijt-Metz D, Reifman A, Sussman S. Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Revised Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-R) in a Sample of Continuation High School Students. Eval Health Prof. 2014 Jun; 37(2):156-77. PMID: 22786874; PMCID: PMC3796175.
    31. Lisha N, Sun P, Rohrbach LA, Spruijt-Metz D, Unger JB, Sussman S. An evaluation of immediate outcomes and fidelity of a drug abuse prevention program in continuation high schools: project towards no drug abuse (TND). J Drug Educ. 2012; 42(1):33-57. PMID: 22873013.
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    32. Sussman S, Rohrbach LA, Spruijt-Metz D, Barnett E, Lisha N, Sun P. One-year prediction of pain killer use among at-risk older teens and emerging adults. J Drug Educ. 2012; 42(2):195-210. PMID: 23185838.
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    33. Lisha N, Martens M, Leventhal AM. Age and gender as moderators of the relationship between physical activity and alcohol use. Addict Behav. 2011 Sep; 36(9):933-6. PMID: 21561719; PMCID: PMC3285292.
    34. Sussman S, Lisha N, Griffiths M. Prevalence of the addictions: a problem of the majority or the minority? Eval Health Prof. 2011 Mar; 34(1):3-56. PMID: 20876085; PMCID: PMC3134413.
    35. Lisha N, Sussman S. Relationship of high school and college sports participation with alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use: a review. Addict Behav. 2010 May; 35(5):399-407. PMID: 20100638; PMCID: PMC3134407.
    36. Sussman S, Gunning M, Lisha N, Rohrbach LA, Kniazev V, Masagutov R. CONCURRENT PREDICTORS OF DRUG USE CONSEQUENCES AMONG U.S. AND RUSSIAN ADOLESCENTS. Salud Drogas. 2009; 9(2):129-148. PMID: 20628474.
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    37. Alvaro EM, Siegel JT, Turcotte D, Lisha N, Crano WD, Dominick A. Living kidney donation among Hispanics: a qualitative examination of barriers and opportunities. Prog Transplant. 2008 Dec; 18(4):243-50. PMID: 19186576.
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    38. Lisha, N. E., Pohkrel, P. & Sussman, S. .Drug use prevention during childhood. . In T. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.),. Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion.
    39. Wong, M., Krajisnik, A., Truong, L., Lisha, N.E., Trujillo, M., Greenberg, J.B., Kahler, C.W., Zvolensky, M.J, & Leventhal, A. M. .Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Anxiety sensitivity as a predictor of acute subjective effects of smoking.
    40. Sussman, S., Rohrbach LA, Spruijt-Metz, D, Barnett L., Lisha N, & Sun P.Journal of Drug Education. One-year Prediction of Pain Killer Use among At-Risk Older Teens and Emerging Adults.
    41. Lisha N, Sun P, Rohrbach L, Spruijt-Metz D, Unger B, & Sussman S.Journal of Drug Education,. An evaluation of immediate outcomes and fidelity of a drug abuse prevention program in continuation high schools: Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND).
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