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Rutgers Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies faculty has partnered with Caltech and other institutions to explore the longitudinal impacts of coronavirus related factors like stressors and trauma, losses, illnesses and economic conditions on substance use patterns in a national sample through the COVID-Dynamic Study.

The Latest Publications:

Santiago PS., López-Castro,T., Swarbrick, M., Paul,L., Stanley, D., Bauer, A., COVID-Dynamic Team, & Hien, D. (2023). Alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine use have common and distinct associations with COVID-19 pandemic-related experiences: A Bayesian network analysis across two timepoints.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Lopez-Castro, T., Papini, S., Bauer, A., Swarbrick, M., Paul, L. K., Nizzi, M. -. C., Stanley, D., & COVID-Dynamic Team, and Denise Hien. (2022). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom trajectories in a 16-month COVID-19 pandemic period. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 00, 1–13. doi.org/10.1002/jts.22899

Rusch, T., Han, Y., Liang, D. et al. COVID-Dynamic: A large-scale longitudinal study of socioemotional and behavioral change across the pandemic. Sci Data 10, 71 (2023). doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01901-6