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Department of Health Services Management & Policy

College of Public Health

Manik Ahuja
Manik Ahuja

Manik Ahuja, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Management and Policy

Contact:
423-439-6637 /
41B Lamb Hall 
Box 70264, Johnson City, TN 37615 







EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIDA Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 

PhD, Public Health (Social and Behavioral Health), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

MA, Policy Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

BA, Society, Ethics, and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle WA

RESEARCH FOCUS

Psychiatric Epidemiology, Substance Use/Addiction Prevention, Substance Use Disorders, Gambling Disorders, Discrimination and Health, Health Promotion/Behavior, Mental Health Disorders, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policy, Health Informatics, Risk Screening

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Ahuja M, Haeny AM, Sartor CE, Werner KB, Bucholz KK. (2019). Gender discrimination and alcohol use among African American and European American adolescents and young Adults. 42nd Annual Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Scientific Meeting, Minneapolis, MN June 23-26 2019.

Ahuja M, Werner KB, Bucholz KK. (2019). Examining Substance use and Suicidal Thoughts and behavior among African American and European American adolescents and young Adults. 42nd Annual Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Scientific Meeting, Minneapolis, MN June 23-26 2019.

Ahuja M, Bucholz KK. (2018). Gender Discrimination and Substance Use among African American and European American Females. College of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Scientific Meeting. San Antonio, TX June 15-19 2019.

Ahuja M, Cunningham-Williams RM, Bucholz KK. (2019). Gambling Involvement among African American and European Americans: An analysis by Gender. M. 7th Society of Social Work Research Conference (SSWR). January 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Jha, A, Ahuja M, Janvi R. (2019).Suicide in South Asian Americans: an Emerging Public Health Problem. 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). January 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Ahuja M, Cunningham-Williams RM, Bucholz KK (2018).  Examining Polysubstance use and other Risk Factors for Gambling Involvement and Problem Gambling in an Ethnically Diverse National Sample of Young Adults.  National Council on Responsible Gambling (NCRG), October 2018, Las Vegas, NV.

Ahuja M, Bucholz KK. (2018). Childhood Risk Factors to Early Onset Cannabis Use Among African-American and European-American Adolescents. College of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA June 9-14, 2018.

Ahuja M, Cunningham-Williams RM, Bucholz KK (2018).  Gambling Involvement in African American and European American Females. Add Health Users Conference, Bethesda, MD. July 23-24, 2018.

Ahuja M, Bucholz KK. (2018)Childhood Risk Factors to Early Onset Cannabis Use Among African-American and European-American Adolescents.   Washington University 14th Annual Postdoctoral Symposium 14th Annual Postdoctoral Symposium.  St, Louis, MO.  March 22, 2018.

Ahuja M, Bucholz KK, Grucza RA (2017).  Trends in Current Tobacco Consumption and Cigarette Smoking Among Missouri Young Adults. APHA (American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November, 2017, Atlanta GA.

Ahuja M, Cunningham-Williams RM, Bucholz KK (2017).  Risk Factors associated with Gambling among a National Sample of African American and European American Young Adults.  National Council on Responsible Gambling (NCRG), October 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Ahuja M, Aseltine R. (2016). The Dissemination of Aggregate Level Health Data through Web Based Data Query SystemsAmerican Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference, November, 2016, Denver, CO. 

Ahuja M, Aseltine R. (2015). The Dissemination of Aggregate level Health Data through Web Based Data Query SystemsCenter for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Surveillance System) Annual Conference. June, 2015, Atlanta, GA. 

Ahuja M, Garza J, Cavallari J. (2015). Gender disparities in musculoskeletal symptoms and tasks performed among custodians. Semi-annual Sturbridge Symposium, May 2015, Sturbridge, MA, 

Ahuja M, Aseltine R. (2015). Strengthening Public Health through Web Based Data Query Systems: A Delphi Study. American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference, November, 2015, Chicago, IL. 

Ahuja M, Aseltine R. (2015). Strengthening Public Health through Web-Based Data Query Systems: A Delphi Study. M. 7th Annual Medicine and the Humanities & Social Science Conference. March 2015, Huntsville, TX. 

Ahuja M, Garza J, Cavallari J. (2015). Gender Disparities in Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Tasks Performed among Custodians. American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference, November 2015, Chicago, IL. 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Haeny, A. M., Sartor, C. E., Arshanapally, S., Ahuja, M., Werner, K. B., & Bucholz, K. K. (2019). The association between racial and socioeconomic discrimination and two stages of alcohol use in blacks. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 199, 129-135. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.02.026 

Ahuja M, Aseltine R, Warren N, Reisine S., Williams P, Cisco A. (2018). Challenges faced with the implementation of Web-Based Data Query Systems for population health: development of a questionnaire based on expert consensus.  Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:11. doi 10.1186/s40814-018-0307-3. PMID: 2994264. 

Ahuja, M., Cunningham-Williams, R., Werner, K. B., & Bucholz, K. K. (2018). Risk Factors Associated With Gambling Involvement among a National Sample of African American and European American Young Adults. Journal of substance abuse and alcoholism, 6(3), 1081. PMID: 30443591. 

Cavallari JM, Ahuja M, Dugan AG, Meyer JD, Simcox N, Wakai S, Garza JL. (2016). Sex differences in the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among custodians. American Journal of Industrial Medicine,59(10), 841-852. doi:10.1002/ajim.22626. PMID: 27409071

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Running, community service, spending time with friends/family, and travel.

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