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Research interests

1.Genetic studies of psychiatric disorders and substance dependence. 2.Genetics of cognition, brain structural and functional studies. 3.Psychiatric Epidemiology and longitudinal studies. 4.Classification of psychiatric disorders.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Schizophrenia, early psychosis, mood disorders, substance dependence, community psychiatry, genetics, family and sibling studies.Dr. Chen is the adolescent & adult psychiatry assessment supervisor for the First Contact Assessment Service, which evaluates individuals who are showing early signs of a possible psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. In addition to assessment by a psychiatrist, First Contact assessments include diagnostic interviews and cognitive testing by a psychologist. The First Contact Assessment Service generally does not follow patients over time, but provides evaluation reports to the treating psychiatrist.

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Research Output

Changes in alcohol and cigarette consumption in response to medical and recreational cannabis legalization: Evidence from U.S. state tax receipt data

Veligati, S., Howdeshell, S., Beeler-Stinn, S., Lingam, D., Allen, P. C., Chen, L. S. & Grucza, R. A., Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 75, 102585.

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    Dissecting the genetic overlap of smoking behaviors, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A focus on nicotinic receptors and nicotine metabolizing enzyme

    Bray, M. J., Chen, L-S., Fox, L., Hancock, D. B., Culverhouse, R., Hartz, S. M., Johnson, E. O., Liu, M., McKay, J. D., Saccone, N., Hokanson, J. E., Vrieze, S. I., Tyndale, R. F., Baker, T. B. & Bierut, L. J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Genetic Epidemiology.

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  • Genetic Variant in CHRNA5 and Response to Varenicline and Combination Nicotine Replacement in a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

    Chen, L. S., Baker, T. B., Miller, J. P., Bray, M., Smock, N., Chen, J., Stoneking, F., Culverhouse, R. C., Saccone, N. L., Amos, C. I., Carney, R. M., Jorenby, D. E. & Bierut, L. J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics.

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    Participatory Design of a Personalized Genetic Risk Tool to Promote Behavioral Health

    Ramsey, A. T., Bray, M., Acayo Laker, P., Bourdon, J. L., Dorsey, A., Zalik, M., Pietka, A., Salyer, P., Waters, E. A., Chen, L-S. & Bierut, L. J., Jul 1 2020, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 13, 7, p. 583-592 10 p.

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