Yuyan Shi

Title(s)Associate Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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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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    Using Behavioral Economics Approach to Examine Individual Preferences for Marijuana Products
    NIH R01DA049730Sep 30, 2020 - Jun 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Marijuana Dispensaries and Adolescents' Use of Marijuana and Tobacco
    TRDRP 27IR-0014Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    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. Health effects and cost-effectiveness of a multilevel physical activity intervention in low-income older adults; results from the PEP4PA cluster randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2022 06 27; 19(1):75. Crist K, Full KM, Linke S, Tuz-Zahra F, Bolling K, Lewars B, Liu C, Shi Y, Rosenberg D, Jankowska M, Benmarhnia T, Natarajan L. PMID: 35761363; PMCID: PMC9235144.
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    2. Recreational cannabis legalization and transitions in cannabis use: findings from a nationally representative longitudinal cohort in the United States. Addiction. 2022 Oct; 117(10):2651-2659. Gunadi C, Zhu B, Shi Y. PMID: 35618659.
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    3. Cannabis decriminalization and racial disparity in arrests for cannabis possession. Soc Sci Med. 2022 01; 293:114672. Gunadi C, Shi Y. PMID: 34954673; PMCID: PMC9170008.
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    4. Public interest in ∆8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) increased in US states that restricted ∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) use. Int J Drug Policy. 2022 03; 101:103557. Leas EC, Nobles AL, Shi Y, Hendrickson E. PMID: 34952279; PMCID: PMC9126323.
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    5. Assessment of Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries' Compliance With Underage Access and Marketing Restrictions in California. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 11 01; 175(11):1178-1180. Shi Y, Pacula RL. PMID: 34398218; PMCID: PMC8369376.
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    6. Tobacco price and use following California Proposition 56 tobacco tax increase. PLoS One. 2021; 16(10):e0257553. Gunadi C, Benmarhnia T, White M, Pierce JP, McMenamin SB, Leas EC, Shi Y. PMID: 34644338; PMCID: PMC8513910.
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    7. Availability and Promotion of Cannabidiol (CBD) Products in Online Vape Shops. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 06 22; 18(13). Leas EC, Moy N, McMenamin SB, Shi Y, Benmarhnia T, Stone MD, Trinidad DR, White M. PMID: 34206501; PMCID: PMC8295837.
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    8. The associations between prenatal cannabis use disorder and neonatal outcomes. Addiction. 2021 11; 116(11):3069-3079. Shi Y, Zhu B, Liang D. PMID: 33887075; PMCID: PMC8492477.
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    9. Design of the GOT Doc study: A randomized controlled trial comparing a Guided Self-Help obesity treatment program for childhood obesity in the primary care setting to traditional family-based behavioral weight loss. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun; 22:100771. Rhee KE, Herrera L, Strong D, DeBenedetto AM, Shi Y, Boutelle KN. PMID: 33997462; PMCID: PMC8095104.
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    10. Early adoption of heated tobacco products resembles that of e-cigarettes. Tob Control. 2022 08; 31(e1):e35-e40. Zhu SH, Ong J, Wong S, Cole A, Zhuang YL, Shi Y. PMID: 33542070; PMCID: PMC8333247.
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    11. Heterogeneities in administration methods among cannabis users by use purpose and state legalization status: findings from a nationally representative survey in the United States, 2020. Addiction. 2021 07; 116(7):1782-1793. Shi Y. PMID: 33217090; PMCID: PMC8134617.
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    12. Validation of secondary data sources for enumerating marijuana dispensaries in a state commercializing marijuana. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 10 01; 215:108183. Cao Y, Carrillo AS, Jankowska MM, Shi Y. PMID: 32791286; PMCID: PMC7502490.
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    13. Perceived Importance of Factors in Cannabis Purchase Decisions: A Best-worst Scaling Experiment. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 05; 91:102793. Zhu B, Guo H, Cao Y, An R, Shi Y. PMID: 32482489; PMCID: PMC7704653.
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    14. The association between recreational cannabis commercialization and cannabis exposures reported to the US National Poison Data System. Addiction. 2020 10; 115(10):1890-1899. Shi Y, Liang D. PMID: 32080937; PMCID: PMC7438241.
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    15. The association between pain clinic laws and prescription opioid exposures: New evidence from multi-state comparisons. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 01 01; 206:107754. Liang D, Shi Y. PMID: 31786399; PMCID: PMC6980704.
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    16. Mandatory use of prescription drug monitoring program and benzodiazepine prescribing among U.S. Medicaid enrollees. Subst Abus. 2021; 42(3):294-301. Liang D, Guo H, Shi Y. PMID: 31697195; PMCID: PMC7202951.
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    17. Point-of-Sale Marketing in Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries Around California Schools. J Adolesc Health. 2020 01; 66(1):72-78. Cao Y, Carrillo AS, Zhu SH, Shi Y. PMID: 31604606; PMCID: PMC6930340.
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    18. The Associations of Neighborhood Availability of Marijuana Dispensaries and DATA-2000 Waivered Providers with Hospital Stays Related to Opioids. Subst Use Misuse. 2019; 54(14):2387-2399. Liang D, Shi Y. PMID: 31448651; PMCID: PMC6892428.
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    19. The impacts of potency, warning messages, and price on preferences for Cannabis flower products. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 12; 74:1-10. Shi Y, Cao Y, Shang C, Pacula RL. PMID: 31382201; PMCID: PMC6893125.
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    20. Medical and non-medical cannabis use and risk of prescription opioid use disorder: Findings from propensity score matching. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 09; 38(6):597-605. Liang D, Wallace MS, Shi Y. PMID: 31347204; PMCID: PMC6774839.
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    21. Prescription drug monitoring programs and drug overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines and prescription opioids. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 07; 38(5):494-502. Liang D, Shi Y. PMID: 31317593; PMCID: PMC6641857.
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    22. The role of cancer in marijuana and prescription opioid use in the United States: A population-based analysis from 2005 to 2014. Cancer. 2019 07 01; 125(13):2242-2251. Tringale KR, Huynh-Le MP, Salans M, Marshall DC, Shi Y, Hattangadi-Gluth JA. PMID: 31006849; PMCID: PMC6810711.
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    23. A Cost-Effectiveness Model for Adjunctive Smoked Cannabis in the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2019; 4(1):62-72. Tyree GA, Sarkar R, Bellows BK, Ellis RJ, Atkinson JH, Marcotte TD, Wallace MS, Grant I, Shi Y, Murphy JD, Grelotti DJ. PMID: 30944870; PMCID: PMC6446169.
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    24. Youth perception of harm and addictiveness of tobacco products: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (Wave 1). Addict Behav. 2019 05; 92:128-135. Strong DR, Messer K, White M, Shi Y, Noble M, Portnoy DB, Persoskie A, Kaufman AR, Choi K, Carusi C, Bansal-Travers M, Hyland A, Pierce J. PMID: 30623806; PMCID: PMC7394550.
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    25. Recreational marijuana legalization and prescription opioids received by Medicaid enrollees. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 01 01; 194:13-19. Shi Y, Liang D, Bao Y, An R, Wallace MS, Grant I. PMID: 30390550; PMCID: PMC6318121.
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    26. Trends in Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking: California Compared to the Rest of the United States. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2019 01; 12(1):3-12. Pierce JP, Shi Y, McMenamin SB, Benmarhnia T, Trinidad DR, Strong DR, White MM, Kealey S, Hendrickson EM, Stone MD, Villaseñor A, Kwong S, Zhang X, Messer K. PMID: 30305281; PMCID: PMC7389269.
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    27. Medical cannabis legalization and opioid prescriptions: evidence on US Medicaid enrollees during 1993-2014. Addiction. 2018 11; 113(11):2060-2070. Liang D, Bao Y, Wallace M, Grant I, Shi Y. PMID: 29989239; PMCID: PMC6190827.
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    28. Medical Marijuana Availability, Price, and Product Variety, and Adolescents' Marijuana Use. J Adolesc Health. 2018 07; 63(1):88-93. Shi Y, Cummins SE, Zhu SH. PMID: 30060862; PMCID: PMC6070346.
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    29. Association Between Receptivity to Tobacco Advertising and Progression to Tobacco Use in Youth and Young Adults in the PATH Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 05 01; 172(5):444-451. Pierce JP, Sargent JD, Portnoy DB, White M, Noble M, Kealey S, Borek N, Carusi C, Choi K, Green VR, Kaufman AR, Leas E, Lewis MJ, Margolis KA, Messer K, Shi Y, Silveira ML, Snyder K, Stanton CA, Tanski SE, Bansal-Travers M, Trinidad D, Hyland A. PMID: 29582078; PMCID: PMC5875336.
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    30. Trends in Cannabis Use Disorder among Pregnant Women in the U.S., 1993-2014. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 03; 33(3):245-246. Shi Y, Zhong S. PMID: 29030807; PMCID: PMC5834953.
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    31. Tobacco control in California compared with the rest of the USA: trends in adult per capita cigarette consumption. Tob Control. 2018 10; 27(e2):e112-e117. Pierce JP, Shi Y, Hendrickson EM, White MM, Noble ML, Kealey S, Strong DR, Trinidad DR, Hartman AM, Messer K. PMID: 29180534.
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    32. Implementation-effectiveness trial of an ecological intervention for physical activity in ethnically diverse low income senior centers. BMC Public Health. 2017 07 18; 18(1):29. 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. PMID: 28720079; PMCID: PMC5516364.
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    33. 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. 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. PMID: 28526392; PMCID: PMC5537073.
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    34. Medical marijuana policies and hospitalizations related to marijuana and opioid pain reliever. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Apr 01; 173:144-150. Shi Y. PMID: 28259087; PMCID: PMC5385927.
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    35. Use of electronic cigarettes in smoke-free environments. Tob Control. 2017 03; 26(e1):e19-e22. Shi Y, Cummins SE, Zhu SH. PMID: 27609779; PMCID: PMC5342954.
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    36. The availability of medical marijuana dispensary and adolescent marijuana use. Prev Med. 2016 10; 91:1-7. Shi Y. PMID: 27471020.
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    37. Availability of Medical and Recreational Marijuana Stores and Neighborhood Characteristics in Colorado. J Addict. 2016; Article ID 7193740. Shi Y, Meseck K, Jankowska M. View Publication.
    38. Cannabis Liberalization and Adolescent Cannabis Use: A Cross-National Study in 38 Countries. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0143562. Shi Y, Lenzi M, An R. PMID: 26605550; PMCID: PMC4659554.
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    39. Cigarette smoking cessation attempts among current US smokers who also use smokeless tobacco. Addict Behav. 2015 Dec; 51:113-9. Messer K, Vijayaraghavan M, White MM, Shi Y, Chang C, Conway KP, Hartman A, Schroeder MJ, Compton WM, Pierce JP. PMID: 26253939; PMCID: PMC4558255.
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    40. 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. An R, Shi Y. PMID: 25863703.
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    41. Smoking cessation services and smoke-free policies at substance abuse treatment facilities: national survey results. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Jun; 66(6):610-6. Shi Y, Cummins SE. PMID: 25686819.
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    42. 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. Rajaratnam AS, Sears LE, Shi Y, Coberley CR, Pope JE. PMID: 25479299.
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    43. 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. Messer K, White MM, Strong DR, Wang B, Shi Y, Conway KP, Pierce JP. PMID: 25239955; PMCID: PMC4402355.
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    44. Smoking cessation among people seeking mental health treatment. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Jul; 65(7):957-60. Shi Y. PMID: 26037007.
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    45. From genomes to societies: a holistic view of determinants of human health. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2014 Aug; 28:134-42. Shi Y, Zhong S. PMID: 24686286; PMCID: PMC4111965.
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    46. 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. Shi Y. PMID: 24457899.
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    47. 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. Shi Y, Sears LE, Coberley CR, Pope JE. PMID: 23567993.
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    48. 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. Sears LE, Shi Y, Coberley CR, Pope JE. PMID: 23480368; PMCID: PMC3870481.
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    49. 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. Shi Y, Sears LE, Coberley CR, Pope JE. PMID: 23013034; PMCID: PMC3698675.
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    50. Economic analysis of physical activity interventions. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Feb; 40(2):149-58. Wu S, Cohen D, Shi Y, Pearson M, Sturm R. PMID: 21238863; PMCID: PMC3085087.
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