Bay Area Tobacco, Marijuana and Neighborhood Study (BATMAN)

Researchers

  1. Pamela Ling, MD
Research Fields: 
Marijuana
Marketing and Prevention

In 2014 we conducted a population-based survey of young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area which included measures of a wide range of tobacco products and marijuana. The survey is complemented by neighborhood audits and retail audits in the neighborhoods where respondents reside. We following up these participants longitudinally to describe changes in patterns of use of tobacco and marijuana products, and the impact of local tobacco and marijuana policies and other neighborhood factors on perceptions and use. This study sample is designed to be representative of the population and has special emphasis on health disparities.