B.A. in Economics, Beijing Normal University, China, 2009.
M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2011.
Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015.
My research interests center on understanding how genetic and environmental factors contribute to pathways of risk to substance use and related behavioral and emotional health outcomes. Currently, I am working on two lines of research: 1) examining the mechanisms (e.g., parenting, intermediate phenotypes) through which genetic predispositions influence substance use and related outcomes, and 2) examining how genetic predispositions interact with culturally-relevant risk and protective factors (e.g., racial discrimination, cultural socialization, ethnic identity) to influence substance use and related outcomes among racial/ethnic minority populations. The larger goal of my research is to understand how genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of risky patterns of alcohol and substance use to inform intervention efforts for individuals who are at risk.
Su, J., Hancock, L., McGann, A., Alshagra, M., Ericson, R., Niazi, Z., Dick, D. M., & Adkins, A. (2017). Evaluating the effect of a campus-wide social norms marketing intervention on alcohol use perceptions, consumption, and blackouts. Journal of American College Health. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2017.1382500
Su, J., Supple, A. J., & Kuo, S. I-Chun. (2017). The role of individual and contextual factors in differentiating substance use profiles among adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse. doi:10.1080/10826084.2017.
Su, J., & Supple, A. J. (2016). School substance use norms and racial composition moderate parental and peer influences on adolescent substance use. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 280-290. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12043
Su, J., & Supple, A. J. (2014). Parental, peer, school, and neighborhood influences on adolescent substance use: Direct and indirect effects and ethnic variations. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 13, 227-246. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2013.847393