Natacha M DeGenna, PhD

Natacha M DeGenna, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Developmental Psychology, Concordia University
Substance Use Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco
Member, College for Problems of Drug Dependence
Member, Developmental Neurotoxicology Society

Selected Honors & Awards

Associate Editor, Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Outstanding Reviewer, Addictive Behaviors, American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Journal of Youth and Adolescence,Neurotoxicology and Teratology

Research Interests

Perinatal substance use; Dual use of cannabis and cigarettes; Syndemics of reproductive health
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. De Genna NM, Goldschmidt L, Richardson GA, Cornelius MD, Day N. Prenatal exposure to tobacco and cannabis, early cannabis initiation, and daily dual use of combustible cigarettes and cannabis during young adulthood. Addict Behav, 2021; 116: 106820. PMID: 33516042
  2. Willford JA, Goldschmidt L, De Genna NM, Day NL, Richardson GA. A longitudinal study of the impact of marijuana on adult memory function: Prenatal, adolescent, and young adult exposures. Neurotoxicol Teratol, 2021; 84:106958. PMID: 33524507
  3. Chang JC, Tarr JA, Holland CL, Rodriguez KL, Sheeder J, Kraemer KL, Day N, Rubio D, Jarlenski M, De Genna NM, Richardson GA, Arnold RM. Beliefs and attitudes regarding perinatal marijuana use: Perspectives of pregnant women who report use. Drug Alc Depend, 2019; 196:14-20. PMID: 30658220
  4. Hill AV, De Genna NM, Perez-Patron M, Gilreath TD, Tekwe C, Taylor BD. Identifying syndemics for sexually transmitted infections among young adults in the United States: A latent class analysis. J Adolesc Health, 2019; 64:319-326. PMID: 30447953
  5. De Genna NM, Stroud LR, Eiden RD. Co-use of tobacco and marijuana during pregnancy: Impact on nervous system development. Neurotoxicology Teratol, 2019;74:106807. PMID: 31054901

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Graduate student mentorship