Alayna Tackett, Ph.D.

Dr. Tackett is a pediatric psychologist and Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the USC, and faculty member in the USC Health, Emotion, and Addiction Laboratory and the USC Institute for Addiction Science. She is also a current Pediatric Research NIH Loan Repayment recipient. Dr. Tackett received her MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology (Pediatric Specialty) from Oklahoma State University (2012-2017) and completed her clinical residency and postdoctoral research fellowship training (2016-2018) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Tackett’s research follows a team-science model to examine the respiratory effects of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine/cannabis delivery devices (e.g., heat not burn, cannabis) among youth and young adults. Dr. Tackett is also interested in developing and testing novel methods to a) incorporate objective measurements of respiratory health and symptoms; b) reduce children’s exposure to secondhand aerosol from non-combustible tobacco products; and c) contribute scientific evidence to regulate tobacco products to protect public health.

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