Sabrina Islam, PhD, MS

Postdoctoral Scholar

Sabrina Islam, PhD received her doctorate in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences) with a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the CTCRE in August 2022, she completed a training fellowship in prevention science and alcohol research at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Islam is interested in qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to studying differential patterns of risk associated with substance use and structural levels of stigma among sexual and gender minority populations. Her most recent published work pivots towards young people who co-use tobacco, cannabis, and alcohol.


Assessing and Addressing Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health: JACC State-of-the-Art Review.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Brandt EJ, Tobb K, Cambron JC, Ferdinand K, Douglass P, Nguyen PK, Vijayaraghavan K, Islam S, Thamman R, Rahman S, Pendyal A, Sareen N, Yong C, Palaniappan L, Ibebuogu U, Tran A, Bacong AM, Lundberg G, Watson K

Associations of California's Tobacco 21 Minimum Sales Age Law with Tobacco Use among Sexual Minority Adolescents: A Trends Analysis.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

García-Ramírez G, Islam S, Wharton MK, Grube JW

COVID-19 Restrictions and Adolescent Cigarette and E-cigarette Use in California.

American journal of preventive medicine

Wharton MK, Islam S, Abadi MH, Pokhrel P, Lipperman-Kreda S

Adolescent alcohol initiation: Context of close friendships and the role of trust.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Kaner E, Islam S, Lipperman-Kreda S

Relationships Between Social Host Policies, Youth Drinking Contexts, and Age.

Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs

Wolf JP, Islam S, García-Ramírez G, Paschall MJ, Lipperman-Kreda S

Construct Validity of the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) Among Two Adult Populations: A Rasch Analysis.

JMIR public health and surveillance

Nguyen J, Moorhouse M, Curbow B, Christie J, Walsh-Childers K, Islam S