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Yuyan Shi

Title(s)Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
SchoolHealth Sciences
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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    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/NIDA R01DA042290Feb 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Liang D, Shi Y. The Associations of Neighborhood Availability of Marijuana Dispensaries and DATA-2000 Waivered Providers with Hospital Stays Related to Opioids. Subst Use Misuse. 2019 Aug 25; 1-11. PMID: 31448651.
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    2. Shi Y, Cao Y, Shang C, Pacula RL. The impacts of potency, warning messages, and price on preferences for Cannabis flower products. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Aug 02; 74:1-10. PMID: 31382201.
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    3. Liang D, Wallace MS, Shi Y. Medical and non-medical cannabis use and risk of prescription opioid use disorder: Findings from propensity score matching. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 Jul 25. PMID: 31347204.
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    4. Liang D, Shi Y. Prescription drug monitoring programs and drug overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines and prescription opioids. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2019 Jul; 38(5):494-502. PMID: 31317593.
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    5. Tringale KR, Huynh-Le MP, Salans M, Marshall DC, Shi Y, Hattangadi-Gluth JA. The role of cancer in marijuana and prescription opioid use in the United States: A population-based analysis from 2005 to 2014. Cancer. 2019 Apr 22. PMID: 31006849.
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    6. Tyree GA, Sarkar R, Bellows BK, Ellis RJ, Atkinson JH, Marcotte TD, Wallace MS, Grant I, Shi Y, Murphy JD, Grelotti DJ. A Cost-Effectiveness Model for Adjunctive Smoked Cannabis in the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2019; 4(1):62-72. PMID: 30944870.
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    7. 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. Youth perception of harm and addictiveness of tobacco products: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (Wave 1). Addict Behav. 2019 Jan 03; 92:128-135. PMID: 30623806.
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    8. Shi Y, Liang D, Bao Y, An R, Wallace MS, Grant I. Recreational marijuana legalization and prescription opioids received by Medicaid enrollees. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 01 01; 194:13-19. PMID: 30390550.
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    9. Pierce JP, Shi Y, McMenamin SB, Benmarhnia T, Trinidad DR, Strong DR, White MM, Kealey S, Hendrickson EM, Stone MD, VillaseƱor A, Kwong S, Zhang X, Messer K. Trends in Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking: California Compared to the Rest of the United States. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2019 Jan; 12(1):3-12. PMID: 30305281.
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    10. Liang D, Bao Y, Wallace M, Grant I, Shi Y. Medical cannabis legalization and opioid prescriptions: evidence on US Medicaid enrollees during 1993-2014. Addiction. 2018 Nov; 113(11):2060-2070. PMID: 29989239.
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    11. Shi Y, Cummins SE, Zhu SH. Medical Marijuana Availability, Price, and Product Variety, and Adolescents' Marijuana Use. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Jul; 63(1):88-93. PMID: 30060862.
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    12. 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. Association Between Receptivity to Tobacco Advertising and Progression to Tobacco Use in Youth and Young Adults in the PATH Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 May 01; 172(5):444-451. PMID: 29582078.
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    13. Shi Y, Zhong S. Trends in Cannabis Use Disorder among Pregnant Women in the U.S., 1993-2014. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 03; 33(3):245-246. PMID: 29030807.
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    14. Pierce JP, Shi Y, Hendrickson EM, White MM, Noble ML, Kealey S, Strong DR, Trinidad DR, Hartman AM, Messer K. 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. PMID: 29180534.
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    15. 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 07 18; 18(1):29. PMID: 28720079.
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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. Shi Y, Cummins SE, Zhu SH. Use of electronic cigarettes in smoke-free environments. Tob Control. 2017 03; 26(e1):e19-e22. PMID: 27609779.
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    19. Shi Y. The availability of medical marijuana dispensary and adolescent marijuana use. Prev Med. 2016 10; 91:1-7. PMID: 27471020.
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    20. Shi Y, Meseck K, Jankowska M.Availability of Medical and Recreational Marijuana Stores and Neighborhood Characteristics in Colorado. J Addict. 2016; Article ID 7193740.
    21. 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.
    22. 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].
    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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.
    27. Shi Y. Smoking cessation among people seeking mental health treatment. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Jul; 65(7):957-60. PMID: 26037007.
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    28. 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.
    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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.
    32. 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.
    33. 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.