Natacha M DeGenna, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Natacha De Genna, PhD, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
We are delighted to announce that Natacha De Genna, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. De Genna earned her PhD in developmental psychology from Concordia University (Montreal, Québec). After receiving her doctorate, she arrived in Pittsburgh to conduct postdoctoral research in substance use epidemiology as part of the Department of...
Neurotoxicology and Teratology: A longitudinal study of the impact of marijuana on adult memory function: Prenatal, adolescent, and young adult exposures
Marijuana use has increased nationwide over recent decades and health experts are concerned about its long-term impact on cognitive functioning, especially memory. Some recent studies on marijuana use and cognitive functioning have shown recovery of functioning upon abstinence from the drug, while others have demonstrated long-term, persistent effects, particularly among individuals who begin using marijuana at a...
First Time R01 Recipients Embark on Next Phase of Their Careers
The receipt of a researcher's first R01 grant is an important milestone in their career as an independent scientist. Six investigators in the Department of Psychiatry, who recently completed NIH-funded mentored career development K grants, have successfully transitioned to their first R01 awards. These individuals, are representative of the many, next-generation scientists who are conducting innovative and exciting...