Catalina Lopez-Quintero

Catalina Lopez-Quintero,

Assistant Professor

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6086

About Catalina Lopez-Quintero

Dr. Catalina Lopez-Quintero is an assistant professor at the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Lopez-Quintero is a Colombian medical doctor with a PhD in public health and post-graduate training and research experience in drug dependence and psychiatric epidemiology, drug use neuropsychology, and drug use and HIV/AIDS disparities. Dr. Lopez-Quintero’s research has focused on disentangling the role that factors at different levels of influence (e.g. biological, behavioral, socio-cultural, or political) play on the transitions from the early stages of drug use involvement to the development of drug use disorders and other related outcomes. Through her current research she aims to develop a comprehensive and interdisciplinary insight of the mechanisms that generate and sustain disparities in drug use transitions and trajectories, by focusing on the complex interactions between neuropsychological and socio-cultural and systemic level factors, and accordingly contribute to inform the design of effective drug use prevention and treatment strategies.

Publications

2021
Prevalence and drug use correlates of extra-medical use of prescription medications for sleep among adults in the United States: Results of the 2015-2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior. 204 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pbb.2021.173169. [PMID] 33684453.
2020
‘Time to first tobacco cigarette soon after waking’ occurs more often among underage newly incident smokers in the United States, 2004-2017.
Addictive behaviors. 111 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106535. [PMID] 32712495.
2020
Perceived Risk of Weekly Cannabis Use, Past 30-Day Cannabis Use, and Frequency of Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women in the United States.
International journal of women's health. 12:1075-1088 [DOI] 10.2147/IJWH.S266540. [PMID] 33235517.
2020
Sex differences in driving under the influence of cannabis: The role of medical and recreational cannabis use.
Addictive behaviors. 110 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106525. [PMID] 32711286.
2019
Adolescent cannabis use and its associations with decision-making and episodic memory: Preliminary results from a longitudinal study.
Neuropsychology. 33(5):701-710 [DOI] 10.1037/neu0000538. [PMID] 30869932.
2019
Decision-Making as a Latent Construct and its Measurement Invariance in a Large Sample of Adolescent Cannabis Users.
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 25(7):661-667 [DOI] 10.1017/S1355617719000341. [PMID] 31043184.
2019
Risky sexual behavior among adolescents: The role of decision-making, problems from cannabis use and externalizing disorder symptoms.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 41(3):300-311 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2018.1550192. [PMID] 30520343.
2018
Age of onset or age at assessment-that is the question: Estimating newly incident alcohol drinking and rapid transition to heavy drinking in the United States, 2002-2014.
International journal of methods in psychiatric research. 27(1) [DOI] 10.1002/mpr.1587. [PMID] 29034527.
2018
The association between adolescent cannabis use and anxiety: A parallel process analysis.
Addictive behaviors. 78:107-113 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.11.005. [PMID] 29149635.
2018
Transition to drug co-use among adolescent cannabis users: The role of decision-making and mental health.
Addictive behaviors. 85:43-50 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.05.010. [PMID] 29843040.
2018
Young, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and born in the USA: at excess risk of starting extra-medical prescription pain reliever use?
PeerJ. 6 [DOI] 10.7717/peerj.5713. [PMID] 30324016.
2017
Cannabis Epidemiology: A Selective Review.
Current pharmaceutical design. 22(42):6340-6352 [DOI] 10.2174/1381612822666160813214023. [PMID] 27526792.
2017
Newly incident cannabis use in the United States, 2002-2011: a regional and state level benchmark.
PeerJ. 5 [DOI] 10.7717/peerj.3616. [PMID] 28761794.
2016
HIV testing practices among Latina women at risk of getting infected: a five-year follow-up of a community sample in South Florida.
AIDS care. 28(2):137-46 [DOI] 10.1080/09540121.2015.1071769. [PMID] 26291133.
2015
Drug use disorders in the polydrug context: new epidemiological evidence from a foodborne outbreak approach.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1349:119-26 [DOI] 10.1111/nyas.12868. [PMID] 26348487.
2015
Influence of mother-daughter attachment on substance use: a longitudinal study of a Latina community-based sample.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 76(2):307-16 [PMID] 25785806.
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2015
Mortality among heroin users and users of other internationally regulated drugs: A 27-year follow-up of users in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program household samples.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 156:104-111 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.030. [PMID] 26386826.
2015
Prevalence and determinants of resistance to use drugs among adolescents who had an opportunity to use drugs.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 149:55-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.015. [PMID] 25659896.
2013
Online health information seeking among Jewish and Arab adolescents in Israel: results from a national school survey.
Journal of health communication. 18(9):1097-115 [DOI] 10.1080/10810730.2013.778360. [PMID] 23829662.
2012
Drug use opportunities as opportunities for drug use prevention: Bogotá, Colombia a case in point.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 122(1-2):127-34 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.09.022. [PMID] 22018603.
2012
Quality of online health information about oral contraceptives from Hebrew-language websites.
Israel journal of health policy research. 1(1) [DOI] 10.1186/2045-4015-1-38. [PMID] 23006798.
2011
Probability and predictors of remission from life-time nicotine, alcohol, cannabis or cocaine dependence: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
Addiction (Abingdon, England). 106(3):657-69 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03194.x. [PMID] 21077975.
2011
Probability and predictors of transition from first use to dependence on nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine: results of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC).
Drug and alcohol dependence. 115(1-2):120-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.11.004. [PMID] 21145178.
2011
The epidemiology of volatile substance misuse among school children in Bogotá, Colombia.
Substance use & misuse. 46 Suppl 1:50-6 [DOI] 10.3109/10826084.2011.580209. [PMID] 21609146.
2010
Effects of risk perception of marijuana use on marijuana use and intentions to use among adolescents in Bogotá, Colombia.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 109(1-3):65-72 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.12.011. [PMID] 20060239.
2010
Limited English proficiency is a barrier to receipt of advice about physical activity and diet among Hispanics with chronic diseases in the United States.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 110(5 Suppl):S62-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jada.2010.03.009. [PMID] 20399300.
2009
Hand washing among school children in Bogotá, Colombia.
American journal of public health. 99(1):94-101 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2007.129759. [PMID] 19008513.
2007
Alcohol drinking patterns and prevalence of alcohol-abuse and dependence in the Israel National Health Survey.
The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences. 44(2):126-35 [PMID] 18080649.
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2006
Racial/ethnic disparities in report of physician-provided smoking cessation advice: analysis of the 2000 National Health Interview Survey.
American journal of public health. 96(12):2235-9 [PMID] 16809587.
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2005
Barriers to HIV-testing among Hispanics in the United States: analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, 2000.
AIDS patient care and STDs. 19(10):672-83 [PMID] 16232051.
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Grants

Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Drug use disparities among Hispanics: elucidating the complex interactions between socio-cultural, neurocognitive and drug use-related factors
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
PHC6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
2020
HSC4905 Individual Study
2019-2021
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2019
PHC6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2018
PHC4101 Public Health Concepts
2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2021
BSC4910 Individual Mentored Research in Biology

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