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    Yuyan Shi

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0628
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-4273
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      Yuyan Shi is a health policy analyst and health economist with research interests in policy and economic analysis of drug abuse, including but not limited to the abuse of tobacco, marijuana, opioid analgesics, and other illicit and prescription drugs. She is interested in understanding the epidemiology and geographic patterns of drug abuse, evaluating the impacts of economics and health policies in vulnerable subgroups and in the general population as a whole, applying behavioral economics approach to assess preferences for drugs, and conducting economic evaluations to assess cost-effectiveness/cost-utility/cost-benefit of behavioral interventions. She is particularly interested in epidemiology of novel tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and hookah, health consequences of marijuana and opioid use among vulnerable population, neighborhood environments of marijuana use, marijuana purchasing behaviors, and impacts of marijuana legalization policies on marijuana and opioid outcomes. She is specialized in economics and statistical modeling, spatial analysis, conjoint analysis, and policy evaluation using primary and secondary large population data.


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      Neighborhood Physical, Economic, and Socioeconomic Environment In Relation to Marijuana Use and Disorder
      NIH R01DA042290Feb 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2020
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Rich P, Aarons GA, Takemoto M, Cardenas V, Crist K, Bolling K, Lewars B, Sweet CC, Natarajan L, Shi Y, Full KM, Johnson E, Rosenberg DE, Whitt-Glover M, Marcus B, Kerr J. Implementation-effectiveness trial of an ecological intervention for physical activity in ethnically diverse low income senior centers. BMC Public Health. 2017 Jul 18; 18(1):29. PMID: 28720079.
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      2. Trinidad DR, Pierce JP, Sargent JD, White MM, Strong DR, Portnoy DB, Green VR, Stanton CA, Choi K, Bansal-Travers M, Shi Y, Pearson JL, Kaufman AR, Borek N, Coleman BN, Hyland A, Carusi C, Kealey S, Leas E, Noble ML, Messer K. Susceptibility to tobacco product use among youth in wave 1 of the population Assessment of tobacco and health (PATH) study. Prev Med. 2017 Aug; 101:8-14. PMID: 28526392.
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      3. Shi Y. Medical marijuana policies and hospitalizations related to marijuana and opioid pain reliever. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Apr 01; 173:144-150. PMID: 28259087.
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      4. Shi Y, Cummins SE, Zhu SH. Use of electronic cigarettes in smoke-free environments. Tob Control. 2017 Mar; 26(e1):e19-e22. PMID: 27609779.
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      5. Shi Y. The availability of medical marijuana dispensary and adolescent marijuana use. Prev Med. 2016 Oct; 91:1-7. PMID: 27471020.
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      6. Shi Y, Meseck K, Jankowska M. Availability of Medical and Recreational Marijuana Stores and Neighborhood Characteristics in Colorado. J Addict. 2016; Article ID 7193740.
      7. Shi Y, Lenzi M, An R. Cannabis Liberalization and Adolescent Cannabis Use: A Cross-National Study in 38 Countries. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0143562. PMID: 26605550; PMCID: PMC4659554.
      8. Messer K, Vijayaraghavan M, White MM, Shi Y, Chang C, Conway KP, Hartman A, Schroeder MJ, Compton WM, Pierce JP. Cigarette smoking cessation attempts among current US smokers who also use smokeless tobacco. Addict Behav. 2015 Dec; 51:113-9. PMID: 26253939; PMCID: PMC4558255 [Available on 12/01/16].
      9. An R, Shi Y. Body weight status and onset of functional limitations in U.S. middle-aged and older adults. Disabil Health J. 2015 Jul; 8(3):336-44. PMID: 25863703.
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      10. Shi Y, Cummins SE. Smoking cessation services and smoke-free policies at substance abuse treatment facilities: national survey results. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Jun; 66(6):610-6. PMID: 25686819.
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      11. Rajaratnam AS, Sears LE, Shi Y, Coberley CR, Pope JE. Well-being, health, and productivity improvement after an employee well-being intervention in large retail distribution centers. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Dec; 56(12):1291-6. PMID: 25479299.
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      12. Messer K, White MM, Strong DR, Wang B, Shi Y, Conway KP, Pierce JP. Trends in use of little cigars or cigarillos and cigarettes among U.S. smokers, 2002-2011. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 May; 17(5):515-23. PMID: 25239955; PMCID: PMC4402355.
      13. Shi Y. Smoking cessation among people seeking mental health treatment. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Jul; 65(7):957-60. PMID: 26037007.
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      14. Shi Y, Zhong S. From genomes to societies: a holistic view of determinants of human health. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2014 Aug; 28:134-42. PMID: 24686286; PMCID: PMC4111965.
      15. Shi Y. At high risk and want to quit: marijuana use among adults with depression or serious psychological distress. Addict Behav. 2014 Apr; 39(4):761-7. PMID: 24457899.
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      16. Shi Y, Sears LE, Coberley CR, Pope JE. The association between modifiable well-being risks and productivity: a longitudinal study in pooled employer sample. J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Apr; 55(4):353-64. PMID: 23567993.
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      17. Sears LE, Shi Y, Coberley CR, Pope JE. Overall well-being as a predictor of health care, productivity, and retention outcomes in a large employer. Popul Health Manag. 2013 Dec; 16(6):397-405. PMID: 23480368; PMCID: PMC3870481.
      18. Shi Y, Sears LE, Coberley CR, Pope JE. Classification of individual well-being scores for the determination of adverse health and productivity outcomes in employee populations. Popul Health Manag. 2013 Apr; 16(2):90-8. PMID: 23013034; PMCID: PMC3698675.
      19. Wu S, Cohen D, Shi Y, Pearson M, Sturm R. Economic analysis of physical activity interventions. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Feb; 40(2):149-58. PMID: 21238863; PMCID: PMC3085087.