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Post-doctoral Fellow to Study Electronic Cigarette Epidemic Among Youth

Drs. Jeremy Staff (Criminology and Sociology) and Jennifer Maggs (HDFS) will be recruiting a post-doctoral fellow after being selected as the recipients of the Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) post-doc position beginning in fall 2020.  Their research will focus on the key question of whether e-cigarettes now serve as a catalyst to combustible cigarette use among children who historically had a low risk of conventional smoking.  The selected candidate will help them test how pathways of electronic cigarette use in adolescence are related to: 1) early life and concurrent risk factors; ) combustible cigarette use initiation and speed of progression to heavier use; 3) differential vulnerability due to early life risk factors; and 4) other substance use, delinquency, and crime.  The 1-2 years of focused post-doctoral research should help the candidate secure a strong future academic or research position and support an externally funded research portfolio.