NYU Launches Online MPH Geared Toward Graduate Students in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

May 23, 2017

The College of Global Public Health Degree to Focus on Meeting 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals in Public Health

First Class to Include Twenty Students from Low-Income Nations Who Wi


Message from Dean Cheryl Healton: Gun Violence

September 14, 2018

New Solutions to Gun Violence

September 14, 2018

Dear Colleagues and Students:


New Faculty: Dr. Karyn E. Faber

September 14, 2018

A New Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of Undergraduate Experiential Learning at the College of Global Public Health



Cross Continental Experience Blog: Agbogbloshie

September 12, 2018

The Cross Continental Experience Blog by Clayton Richardson, CCMPH Student


September 12, 2018


Department of Global Health: Summer Internship Spotlight

September 12, 2018

Research and Development in Hypertension Screening Guidelines and Treatment Protocols in Uganda

By: Sarah Bender, Felicity Duran, and Jason F. Arnold


Longitudinal associations between youth tobacco and substance use in waves 1 and 2 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study

Silveira, M. L., Conway, K. P., Green, V. R., Kasza, K. A., Sargent, J. D., Borek, N., Stanton, C. A., Cohn, A., Hilmi, N., Cummings, K. M., Niaura, R. S., Lambert, E. Y., Brunette, M. F., Zandberg, I., Tanski, S. E., Reissig, C. J., Callahan-Lyon, P., Slavit, W. I., Hyland, A. J., & Compton, W. M.

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Drug and Alcohol Dependence




Background: While evidence suggests bidirectional associations between cigarette use and substance (alcohol or drug) use, how these associations are reflected across the range of currently available tobacco products is unknown. This study examined whether ever tobacco use predicted subsequent substance use, and ever substance use predicted subsequent tobacco use among 11,996 U.S. youth (12–17 years) from Waves 1 (2013–2014) and 2 (2014–2015) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Methods: Ever use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, traditional cigars, cigarillos, filtered cigars, pipe, hookah, snus pouches, smokeless tobacco excluding snus pouches, dissolvable tobacco, bidis, kreteks, alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, and other drugs (cocaine and other stimulants, heroin, inhalants, solvents, and hallucinogens) was assessed at Wave 1 followed by past 12-month use assessments at Wave 2. The analyses included covariates (demographics, mental health, sensation seeking, prior use) to mitigate confounding. Results: Ever tobacco use predicted subsequent substance use. The magnitude of the associations was lowest for alcohol, higher for marijuana, and highest for other drugs. Ever substance use also predicted subsequent tobacco use. Specifically, ever alcohol, marijuana, and non-prescribed Ritalin/Adderall use predicted tobacco-product use. Ever e-cigarette and cigarette use exclusively and concurrently predicted subsequent any drug (including and excluding alcohol) use. E-cigarette and cigarette use associations in the opposite direction were also significant; the strongest associations were observed for exclusive cigarette use. Conclusion: Tobacco and substance use prevention efforts may benefit from comprehensive screening and interventions across tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs, and targeting risk factors shared across substances.

What Now? 5 Things to Do After Arriving at NYU College of Global Public Health

August 30, 2018

A Message from the Department of Global Health to All Incoming Global Health Concentration Students


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