Center for Advancing
Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research

Speaker series

Year: 2015

January 21, 2015
Qinghua He, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Detailed Flyer:
Brain Structural Changes Associated with Different Stages of Cocaine Addiction and Recovery

Brain Structural and Functional Changes Associated with Addiction and Recovery

Year: 2014

September 5, 2014
Susan Hamlin, L.C.S.W
President, Board of Directors. Parisi House on the Hill

Detailed Flyer:
Susan Hamlin flyer

July 18, 2014
Liu Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Policy
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Nanjing University

Detailed Flyer:
Changing Treatment Policy for Drug Users in China: A Social Historical Analysis

March 21, 2014
Adam J. King, Ph.D., Candidate
Department of Biostatistics, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Bayesian Analysis of Episodic Drug Abuse Data - New Models and New Inferences

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Year: 2013

January 23, 2013
Bruce R. Schackman, Ph.D.
Department of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College

Slide Presentations:
Quality of life and health utility in drug abuse comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness research

February 15, 2013
Steve S. Lee, Ph.D.
UCLA, Associate Professor of Psychology

Detailed Flyer:
Developmental psychopathology perspectives on ADHD and substance use outcomes

Frances M. Yang, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Assistant Scientist I
Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife

Slide Presentations:
Developing a Measure for Recovery using Item Response Theory

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Year: 2012

February 27, 2012
Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D., Visiting Researcher
Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery
at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI)

Slide Presentations:
Promoting recovery in an evolving context:Opportunities for practice and research

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Year: 2011

April 19, 2011
Yu-Ching Lan, Ph.D.
UCLA School of Public Health

Slide Presentations:

Recommended Reading:
Applications of Molecular Epidemiology

February 1, 2011
Samuel R. Friedman, Ph.D.
Institute for AIDS Research National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
Interdisciplinary Theoretical Synthesis Core in the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Slide Presentations:
Social Networks and Group Sex among Drug Users and Others: Mixing Patterns and the Limitations of Current HIV and Drug Use Interventions

The following are video files of Dr. Friedman's presentation:
(Note: Because of the file size, the video of Dr. Friedman's talk has been divided into five parts):

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Year: 2010

January 29, 2010
Susan A. Murphy, Ph.D.
University of Michigan, Institute of Social Research

Slide Presentations:
Developing Evidence-Based Adaptive Treatment Strategies

Recommended Reading:
S.A. Murphy and D. Almirall (2008). Dynamic Treatment Regimes, in Kattan MW, ed. Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

S.A. Murphy, K.G. Lynch, J.R. McKay, D. Oslin, T. TenHave (2007). Developing Adaptive Treatment Strategies in Substance Abuse Research. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(2):S24-S30.

S.A. Murphy, D. Oslin, A.J.Rush, J. Zhu for MCATS (2007). Methodological Challenges in Constructing Effective Treatment Sequences for Chronic Disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32(2):257-62.

The following are MP4 videos of Dr. Murphy's presentation:

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Year: 2009

October 16, 2009
John McArdle, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Psychology Department

Slide Presentations:
Issues in Longitudinal Structural Modeling of Life-Span Data (Handout)

The following are MP4 videos of Dr. McArdle's presentation:

Please note: The MP4 files are provided for your convenience. We do not offer any technical support for their use.

June 18, 2009
Robert Weiss, Ph.D.
UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics

Slide Presentations:
A Bayesian Multivariate Longitudinal Model for Number of Sex Partners and HIV Status Disclosure

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Year: 2008

November 5, 2008
Li-Jung Liang, Ph.D.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

(No slides or Recommended Reading)

September 19, 2008
Libo Li, Ph.D.
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Slide Presentations:
Determining the Number of Classes in Growth Mixture Modeling: Covariate Data Generations Scheme and Class Specificity

March 21,2008
Bridget Freisthler, Ph.D.
UCLA Department of Social Welfare, School of Public Affairs

Slide Presentations:
Social Mechanisms of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect: The Role of Alcohol Use and the Alcohol Environment

Year: 2007

November 2, 2007
Neal Halfon, M.D., M.P.H.
UCLA Departments of Pediatrics, Health Sciences, and Policy Studies

Slide Presentations:
Life Course Health Development to Promote Health System Change (Note: Link not available at this time)

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Year: 2006

June 28, 2006
Donald Hedeker, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago

Discourse Title:
Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data

Recommended Reading:

Hedeker, D. (2004). An introduction to growth modeling.  In D. Kaplan (Ed.), Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.

Hedeker, D., & Gibbons, R.D. (1997).  Application of random-effects pattern-mixture models for missing data in longitudinal studies.  Psychological Methods, 2, 64-78.

May 1, 2006
Stephanie Lanza, Ph.D.
The Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University

Slide Presentations:
Latent Transition Analysis

Recommended Readings:

(Introductory and Applied Material)

Introduction to LCA and LTA: Lanza, S. T., Flaherty, B. P., & Collins, L. M. (2003).  Latent class and latent transition analysis.  In J. A. Schinka, & W. F. Velicer (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology: Vol. 2.  Research Methods in Psychology (pp. 663-685).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Application of LTA to longitudinal data on substance use: Lanza, S. T., & Collins, L. M.  (2002).  Pubertal timing and the stages of substance use in females during early adolescence.  Prevention Science, 3, 69-82.

Guo, J., Collins, L. M., Hill, K. G., & Hawkins, J. D. (2000). Developmental pathways to alcohol abuse and dependence in young adulthood. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 61, 799-808.

(Advanced or Special Topic Material)

LCA with covariates:
Chung, H., Flaherty, B. P., & Schafer, J. L. (2006). Latent-class logistic regression: Application to marijuana use and attitudes among high-school seniors. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) 169(4), 723-743.

LCA for repeated measures:
Lanza, S.T., & Collins, L.M. (2006). A mixture model of discontinuous development in heavy drinking from ages 18 to 30: The role of college enrollment. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67(4), 552-61.

Data augmentation to get standard errors:
Lanza, S. T., Collins, L. M., Schafer, J. L., & Flaherty, B. P. (2005). Using Data Augmentation to Obtain Standard Errors and Conduct Hypothesis Tests in Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis.  Psychological Methods, 10, 84-100.

March 14, 2006
David Huang, Dr. P.H., M.P.H.
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Slide Presentations:
Growth Mixture Modeling of Longitudinal Data

Recommended Readings:
Muthén, B. (2004). Latent variable analysis: for longitudinal data. In D. Kaplan (ed.), Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences (pp. 345-368). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications

March 14, 2006
Chih-Ping Chou, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Institute for Prevention Research

Slide Presentations:
Application of Structural Equation Models in Longitudinal Studies

February 23, 2006
Daniel Nagin, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University

Slide Presentations:
Group-based Trajectory Modeling

Recommended Reading:
Haviland, A. M., & Nagin, D. S. (2005). Causal inferences with group-based trajectory models. Psychometrika, 70, 1-22.

Nagin, D. S. (2006). Group-Based Modeling of Development.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.

Year: 2005

October 22, 2005
Yih-Ing Hser, Ph.D.
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Slide Presentations:
Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research (CALDAR)

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