Natacha M DeGenna, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Concordia University Developmental Psychology
University of PittsburghSubstance Use Epidemiology

Professional Affiliations

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

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

Substance use; Maternal and child health; Reproductive health in vulnerable populations
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. De Genna NM, Richardson GA, Goldschmidt L, Day N, Cornelius MD. Trajectories of pre- and post-natal co-use of cannabis and tobacco predict co-use and drug use disorders in adult offspring. Neurotoxicol Teratol, 2018; 70, 10-17. PMID: 30227199
  4. De Genna NM, Ylioja T, Schulze AE, Manta C, Douaihy A, Davis E. Electronic cigarette use among counseled tobacco users hospitalized in 2015. J Addict Med, 2017; 11:449453. PMID: 28753139
  5. De Genna NM, Feske U, Angiolieri T. Phenomenology of borderline personality disorder: The role of race and socioeconomic status. J Nerv Ment Dis, 2013; 201: 1027-1034. PMID: 24284636

Clinical Interests

Prenatal cannabis and tobacco use; Teenage pregnancy

Education Interests