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Tamara Wall

TitleProfessor In Residence
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address9500 Gilman Drive #9116B
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-552-8585
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    Biography

    Dr. Wall received her B.A. in Psychology from UCSD and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Joint Doctoral Program between SDSU and UCSD. She completed an internship and a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the UCSF where she specialized in substance abuse services. Dr. Wall is Associate Chief of the Psychology Service and Director of Mental Health Education and Training at VASDHS. She is Training Director of the VASDHS-UCSD Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program, Co-Director of the Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment at VASDHS, and Associate Director of the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Wall’s research is focused on factors and processes that predispose and/or protect individuals, particularly ethnic minorities, from alcohol and other substance involvement. She has studied Asian Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Jewish and non-Jewish Caucasians. Each of these projects was designed to examine variations in the genes that regulate alcohol metabolism, their protective associations with alcohol- and other substance-related behavior, potential mechanisms of action, as well as additional biological and/or psychosocial factors associated with alcohol and other substance involvement.

    Clinical Focus

    Dr. Wall is licensed as a psychologist in the state of California. She supervises doctoral students, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows who perform clinical rotations at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program.


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    Genetics and Progression of Early-onset Substance Dependence and HIV Risk
    NIH/NIDA R01DA035804Apr 15, 2014 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Genetics of Adolescent Antisocial Drug Dependence
    NIH/NIDA R01DA021905Jul 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alcohol Research: Risk and Protection in Ethnic Groups
    NIH/NIAAA K02AA000269Aug 1, 1998 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alcohol Involvement in Asian American Men and Women
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA011257Mar 1, 1996 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    RESPONSE TO ALCOHOL IN ASIAN MEN AND WOMEN
    NIH/NIAAA R29AA011257Mar 1, 1996 - Feb 28, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
    RESPONSE TO ALCOHOL IN ASIANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS
    NIH/NIAAA K20AA000155Jul 1, 1993 - Jun 30, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Border R, Corley RP, Brown SA, Hewitt JK, Hopfer CJ, McWilliams SK, Rhea SA, Shriver CL, Stallings MC, Wall TL, Woodward KE, Rhee SH. Independent predictors of mortality in adolescents ascertained for conduct disorder and substance use problems, their siblings and community controls. Addiction. 2018 Aug 09. PMID: 30091161.
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    2. Minica CC, Verweij KJH, van der Most PJ, Mbarek H, Bernard M, van Eijk KR, Lind PA, Liu MZ, Maciejewski DF, Palviainen T, Sánchez-Mora C, Sherva R, Taylor M, Walters RK, Abdellaoui A, Bigdeli TB, Branje SJT, Brown SA, Casas M, Corley RP, Smith GD, Davies GE, Ehli EA, Farrer L, Fedko IO, Garcia-Martínez I, Gordon SD, Hartman CA, Heath AC, Hickie IB, Hickman M, Hopfer CJ, Hottenga JJ, Kahn RS, Kaprio J, Korhonen T, Kranzler HR, Krauter K, van Lier PAC, Madden PAF, Medland SE, Neale MC, Meeus WHJ, Montgomery GW, Nolte IM, Oldehinkel AJ, Pausova Z, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Richarte V, Rose RJ, Shin J, Stallings MC, Wall TL, Ware JJ, Wright MJ, Zhao H, Koot HM, Paus T, Hewitt JK, Ribasés M, Loukola A, Boks MP, Snieder H, Munafò MR, Gelernter J, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Gillespie NA, Vink JM, Derks EM. GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION META-ANALYSIS OF AGE AT FIRST CANNABIS USE. Addiction. 2018 Jul 13. PMID: 30003630.
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    3. Curry I, Trim RS, Brown SA, Hopfer CJ, Stallings MC, Wall TL. Positive expectancies mediate the association between sensation seeking and marijuana outcomes in at-risk young adults: A test of the acquired preparedness model. Am J Addict. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29873863.
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    4. Kim J, Coors ME, Young SE, Raymond KM, Hopfer CJ, Wall TL, Corley RP, Brown SA, Sakai JT. Cannabis use disorder and male sex predict medical cannabis card status in a sample of high risk adolescents. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Feb 01; 183:25-33. PMID: 29223914.
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    5. Curry I, Luk JW, Trim RS, Hopfer CJ, Hewitt JK, Stallings MC, Brown SA, Wall TL. Impulsivity Dimensions and Risky Sex Behaviors in an At-Risk Young Adult Sample. Arch Sex Behav. 2018 Feb; 47(2):529-536. PMID: 28884246.
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    6. Luczak SE, Liang T, Wall TL. Age of Drinking Initiation as a Risk Factor for Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms is Moderated by ALDH2*2 and Ethnicity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Oct; 41(10):1738-1744. PMID: 28847041.
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    7. Luk JW, Liang T, Wall TL. Gene-by-Environment Interactions on Alcohol Use Among Asian American College Freshmen. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2017 Jul; 78(4):531-539. PMID: 28728635.
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    8. Luk JW, Trim RS, Karyadi KA, Curry I, Hopfer CJ, Hewitt JK, Stallings MC, Brown SA, Wall TL. Unique and interactive effects of impulsivity facets on reckless driving and driving under the influence in a high-risk young adult sample. Pers Individ Dif. 2017 Aug 01; 114:42-47. PMID: 29038610.
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    9. Luczak SE, Khoddam R, Yu S, Wall TL, Schwartz A, Sussman S. Review: Prevalence and co-occurrence of addictions in US ethnic/racial groups: Implications for genetic research. Am J Addict. 2017 Aug; 26(5):424-436. PMID: 27759944.
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    10. Luk JW, Worley MJ, Winiger E, Trim RS, Hopfer CJ, Hewitt JK, Brown SA, Wall TL. Risky driving and sexual behaviors as developmental outcomes of co-occurring substance use and antisocial behavior. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 12 01; 169:19-25. PMID: 27750183.
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    11. Qiu B, Luczak SE, Wall TL, Kirchhoff AM, Xu Y, Eng MY, Stewart RB, Shou W, Boehm SL, Chester JA, Yong W, Liang T. The FKBP5 Gene Affects Alcohol Drinking in Knockout Mice and Is Implicated in Alcohol Drinking in Humans. Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Aug 05; 17(8). PMID: 27527158; PMCID: PMC5000669.
    12. Luczak SE, Wall TL. Gambling problems and comorbidity with alcohol use disorders in Chinese-, Korean-, and White-American college students. Am J Addict. 2016 Apr; 25(3):195-202. PMID: 26935871.
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    13. Choi TK, Worley MJ, Trim RS, Howard D, Brown SA, Hopfer CJ, Hewitt JK, Wall TL. Effect of adolescent substance use and antisocial behavior on the development of early adulthood depression. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Apr 30; 238:143-149. PMID: 27086224.
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    14. Wall TL, Luczak SE, Hiller-Sturmhöfel S. Biology, Genetics, and Environment: Underlying Factors Influencing Alcohol Metabolism. Alcohol Res. 2016; 38(1):59-68. PMID: 27163368; PMCID: PMC4872614.
    15. Schwantes-An TH, Zhang J, Chen LS, Hartz SM, Culverhouse RC, Chen X, Coon H, Frank J, Kamens HM, Konte B, Kovanen L, Latvala A, Legrand LN, Maher BS, Melroy WE, Nelson EC, Reid MW, Robinson JD, Shen PH, Yang BZ, Andrews JA, Aveyard P, Beltcheva O, Brown SA, Cannon DS, Cichon S, Corley RP, Dahmen N, Degenhardt L, Foroud T, Gaebel W, Giegling I, Glatt SJ, Grucza RA, Hardin J, Hartmann AM, Heath AC, Herms S, Hodgkinson CA, Hoffmann P, Hops H, Huizinga D, Ising M, Johnson EO, Johnstone E, Kaneva RP, Kendler KS, Kiefer F, Kranzler HR, Krauter KS, Levran O, Lucae S, Lynskey MT, Maier W, Mann K, Martin NG, Mattheisen M, Montgomery GW, Müller-Myhsok B, Murphy MF, Neale MC, Nikolov MA, Nishita D, Nöthen MM, Nurnberger J, Partonen T, Pergadia ML, Reynolds M, Ridinger M, Rose RJ, Rouvinen-Lagerström N, Scherbaum N, Schmäl C, Soyka M, Stallings MC, Steffens M, Treutlein J, Tsuang M, Wall TL, Wodarz N, Yuferov V, Zill P, Bergen AW, Chen J, Cinciripini PM, Edenberg HJ, Ehringer MA, Ferrell RE, Gelernter J, Goldman D, Hewitt JK, Hopfer CJ, Iacono WG, Kaprio J, Kreek MJ, Kremensky IM, Madden PA, McGue M, Munafò MR, Philibert RA, Rietschel M, Roy A, Rujescu D, Saarikoski ST, Swan GE, Todorov AA, Vanyukov MM, Weiss RB, Bierut LJ, Saccone NL. Association of the OPRM1 Variant rs1799971 (A118G) with Non-Specific Liability to Substance Dependence in a Collaborative de novo Meta-Analysis of European-Ancestry Cohorts. Behav Genet. 2016 Mar; 46(2):151-69. PMID: 26392368; PMCID: PMC4752855 [Available on 03/01/17].
    16. Trim RS, Worley MJ, Wall TL, Hopfer CJ, Crowley TJ, Hewitt JK, Brown SA. Bivariate Trajectories of Substance Use and Antisocial Behavior: Associations with Emerging Adult Outcomes in a High-Risk Sample. Emerg Adulthood. 2015 Aug 01; 3(4):265-276. PMID: 26889401.
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    17. Luczak SE, Rosen IG, Wall TL. Development of a real-time repeated-measures assessment protocol to capture change over the course of a drinking episode. Alcohol Alcohol. 2015 Mar; 50(2):180-7. PMID: 25568142; PMCID: PMC4327345.
    18. Murray KE, Klonoff EA, Garcini LM, Ullman JB, Wall TL, Myers MG. Assessing Acculturation Over Time: A Four-year Prospective Study of Asian American Young Adults. Asian Am J Psychol. 2014 Sep; 5(3):252-261. PMID: 25558310.
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    19. Luczak SE, Yarnell LM, Prescott CA, Myers MG, Liang T, Wall TL. Effects of ALDH2*2 on alcohol problem trajectories of Asian American college students. J Abnorm Psychol. 2014 Feb; 123(1):130-40. PMID: 24661165; PMCID: PMC4074595.
    20. Chartier KG, Scott DM, Wall TL, Covault J, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Mills BA, Luczak SE, Caetano R, Arroyo JA. Framing ethnic variations in alcohol outcomes from biological pathways to neighborhood context. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Mar; 38(3):611-8. PMID: 24483624; PMCID: PMC3959254.
    21. Myers MG, Doran NM, Edland SD, Schweizer CA, Wall TL. Cigarette smoking initiation during college predicts future alcohol involvement: a matched-samples study. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Nov; 74(6):909-16. PMID: 24172118.
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    22. Otto JM, Hendershot CS, Collins SE, Liang T, Wall TL. Association of the ALDH1A1*2 promoter polymorphism with alcohol phenotypes in young adults with or without ALDH2*2. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jan; 37(1):164-9. PMID: 22591209; PMCID: PMC3440549.
    23. Luczak SE, Pandika D, Shea SH, Eng MY, Liang T, Wall TL. ALDH2 and ADH1B interactions in retrospective reports of low-dose reactions and initial sensitivity to alcohol in Asian American college students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jul; 35(7):1238-45. PMID: 21355870; PMCID: PMC3116988.
    24. Hendershot CS, Witkiewitz K, George WH, Wall TL, Otto JM, Liang T, Larimer ME. Evaluating a cognitive model of ALDH2 and drinking behavior. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jan; 35(1):91-8. PMID: 21039630; PMCID: PMC3057511.
    25. Hendershot CS, Otto JM, Collins SE, Liang T, Wall TL. Evaluation of a brief web-based genetic feedback intervention for reducing alcohol-related health risks associated with ALDH2. Ann Behav Med. 2010 Aug; 40(1):77-88. PMID: 20652463.
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    26. McCarthy DM, Pedersen SL, Lobos EA, Todd RD, Wall TL. ADH1B*3 and response to alcohol in African-Americans. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jul; 34(7):1274-81. PMID: 20477764.
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    27. Hendershot CS, Neighbors C, George WH, McCarthy DM, Wall TL, Liang T, Larimer ME. ALDH2, ADH1B and alcohol expectancies: integrating genetic and learning perspectives. Psychol Addict Behav. 2009 Sep; 23(3):452-63. PMID: 19769429; PMCID: PMC2761721.
    28. Myers MG, Doran NM, Trinidad DR, Wall TL, Klonoff EA. A prospective study of cigarette smoking initiation during college: Chinese and Korean American students. Health Psychol. 2009 Jul; 28(4):448-56. PMID: 19594269; PMCID: PMC2742368.
    29. Hendershot CS, Collins SE, George WH, Wall TL, McCarthy DM, Liang T, Larimer ME. Associations of ALDH2 and ADH1B genotypes with alcohol-related phenotypes in Asian young adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 May; 33(5):839-47. PMID: 19298323; PMCID: PMC2878767.
    30. Duranceaux NC, Schuckit MA, Luczak SE, Eng MY, Carr LG, Wall TL. Ethnic differences in level of response to alcohol between Chinese Americans and Korean Americans. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Mar; 69(2):227-34. PMID: 18299763; PMCID: PMC2739570.
    31. Doran N, Myers MG, Luczak SE, Carr LG, Wall TL. Stability of heavy episodic drinking in Chinese- and Korean-American college students: effects of ALDH2 gene status and behavioral undercontrol. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 Nov; 68(6):789-97. PMID: 17960296.
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    32. Wall TL, Schoedel K, Ring HZ, Luczak SE, Katsuyoshi DM, Tyndale RF. Differences in pharmacogenetics of nicotine and alcohol metabolism: review and recommendations for future research. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Sep; 9 Suppl 3:S459-74. PMID: 17978975.
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    33. Ehlers CL, Wall TL, Corey L, Lau P, Gilder DA, Wilhelmsen K. Heritability of illicit drug use and transition to dependence in Southwest California Indians. Psychiatr Genet. 2007 Jun; 17(3):171-6. PMID: 17417061.
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    34. Eng MY, Luczak SE, Wall TL. ALDH2, ADH1B, and ADH1C genotypes in Asians: a literature review. Alcohol Res Health. 2007; 30(1):22-7. PMID: 17718397; PMCID: PMC3860439.
    35. Venner KL, Wall TL, Lau P, Ehlers CL. Testing of an orthogonal measure of cultural identification with adult mission Indians. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2006 Oct; 12(4):632-43. PMID: 17087525.
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    36. Duranceaux NC, Schuckit MA, Eng MY, Robinson SK, Carr LG, Wall TL. Associations of variations in alcohol dehydrogenase genes with the level of response to alcohol in non-Asians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Sep; 30(9):1470-8. PMID: 16930209.
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    37. Luczak SE, Glatt SJ, Wall TL. Meta-analyses of ALDH2 and ADH1B with alcohol dependence in Asians. Psychol Bull. 2006 Jul; 132(4):607-21. PMID: 16822169.
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    38. Byrd DA, Walden Miller S, Reilly J, Weber S, Wall TL, Heaton RK. Early environmental factors, ethnicity, and adult cognitive test performance. Clin Neuropsychol. 2006 Jun; 20(2):243-60. PMID: 16690545.
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    39. Luczak SE, Shea SH, Hsueh AC, Chang J, Carr LG, Wall TL. ALDH2*2 is associated with a decreased likelihood of alcohol-induced blackouts in Asian American college students. J Stud Alcohol. 2006 May; 67(3):349-53. PMID: 16608143.
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    40. Wall TL. Genetic associations of alcohol and aldehyde dehydrogenase with alcohol dependence and their mechanisms of action. Ther Drug Monit. 2005 Dec; 27(6):700-3. PMID: 16404797.
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    41. Wall TL, Shea SH, Luczak SE, Cook TA, Carr LG. Genetic associations of alcohol dehydrogenase with alcohol use disorders and endophenotypes in white college students. J Abnorm Psychol. 2005 Aug; 114(3):456-65. PMID: 16117582.
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    42. Mwenifumbo JC, Myers MG, Wall TL, Lin SK, Sellers EM, Tyndale RF. Ethnic variation in CYP2A6*7, CYP2A6*8 and CYP2A6*10 as assessed with a novel haplotyping method. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2005 Mar; 15(3):189-92. PMID: 15861044.
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    43. Hendershot CS, MacPherson L, Myers MG, Carr LG, Wall TL. Psychosocial, cultural and genetic influences on alcohol use in Asian American youth. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Mar; 66(2):185-95. PMID: 15957669; PMCID: PMC2749922.
    44. Cook TA, Luczak SE, Shea SH, Ehlers CL, Carr LG, Wall TL. Associations of ALDH2 and ADH1B genotypes with response to alcohol in Asian Americans. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Mar; 66(2):196-204. PMID: 15957670.
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    45. Gilder DA, Wall TL, Ehlers CL. Comorbidity of select anxiety and affective disorders with alcohol dependence in southwest California Indians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2004 Dec; 28(12):1805-13. PMID: 15608596.
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    46. Ehlers CL, Spence JP, Wall TL, Gilder DA, Carr LG. Association of ALDH1 promoter polymorphisms with alcohol-related phenotypes in southwest California Indians. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2004 Oct; 28(10):1481-6. PMID: 15597079.
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    47. Ehlers CL, Gilder DA, Wall TL, Phillips E, Feiler H, Wilhelmsen KC. Genomic screen for loci associated with alcohol dependence in Mission Indians. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2004 Aug 15; 129B(1):110-5. PMID: 15274051.
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    48. Ehlers CL, Wall TL, Betancourt M, Gilder DA. The clinical course of alcoholism in 243 Mission Indians. Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Jul; 161(7):1204-10. PMID: 15229052.
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    49. Luczak SE, Wall TL, Cook TA, Shea SH, Carr LG. ALDH2 status and conduct disorder mediate the relationship between ethnicity and alcohol dependence in Chinese, Korean, and White American college students. J Abnorm Psychol. 2004 May; 113(2):271-8. PMID: 15122947.
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    50. Ehlers CL, Phillips E, Wall TL, Wilhelmsen K, Schuckit MA. EEG alpha and level of response to alcohol in Hispanic- and non-Hispanic-American young adults with a family history of alcoholism. J Stud Alcohol. 2004 May; 65(3):301-8. PMID: 15222586.
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    51. Fromme K, de Wit H, Hutchison KE, Ray L, Corbin WR, Cook TA, Wall TL, Goldman D. Biological and behavioral markers of alcohol sensitivity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2004 Feb; 28(2):247-56. PMID: 15112932.
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    52. Spence JP, Liang T, Eriksson CJ, Taylor RE, Wall TL, Ehlers CL, Carr LG. Evaluation of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 promoter polymorphisms identified in human populations. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003 Sep; 27(9):1389-94. PMID: 14506398; PMCID: PMC4560114.
    53. Ebberhart NC, Luczak SE, Avanecy N, Wall TL. Family history of alcohol dependence in Asian Americans. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2003 Jul-Sep; 35(3):375-7. PMID: 14621135.
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    54. Luczak SE, Corbett K, Oh C, Carr LG, Wall TL. Religious influences on heavy episodic drinking in Chinese-American and Korean-American college students. J Stud Alcohol. 2003 Jul; 64(4):467-71. PMID: 12921188.
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    55. Wall TL, Carr LG, Ehlers CL. Protective association of genetic variation in alcohol dehydrogenase with alcohol dependence in Native American Mission Indians. Am J Psychiatry. 2003 Jan; 160(1):41-6. PMID: 12505800.
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    56. Luczak SE, Shea SH, Carr LG, Li TK, Wall TL. Binge drinking in Jewish and non-Jewish white college students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Dec; 26(12):1773-8. PMID: 12500100.
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    57. Mathews WC, Mar-Tang M, Ballard C, Colwell B, Abulhosn K, Noonan C, Barber RE, Wall TL. Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of early adherence after starting or changing antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2002 Apr; 16(4):157-72. PMID: 12015870.
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    58. Luczak SE, Elvine-Kreis B, Shea SH, Carr LG, Wall TL. Genetic risk for alcoholism relates to level of response to alcohol in Asian-American men and women. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 Jan; 63(1):74-82. PMID: 11925062.
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    59. Gilder DA, Wall TL, Ehlers CL. Psychiatric diagnoses among Mission Indian children with and without a parental history of alcohol dependence. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 Jan; 63(1):18-23. PMID: 11925054.
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    60. Wall TL, Shea SH, Chan KK, Carr LG. A genetic association with the development of alcohol and other substance use behavior in Asian Americans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2001 Feb; 110(1):173-8. PMID: 11261392.
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    61. Wall TL, Garcia-Andrade C, Wong V, Lau P, Ehlers CL. Parental history of alcoholism and problem behaviors in Native-American children and adolescents. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2000 Jan; 24(1):30-4. PMID: 10656189.
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