DR. SOHAILA SHAKIB

Sohaila Shakib

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology

Department Chair

(310) 243-3831

HISTORY & EDUCATION

Degrees 

  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, Sociology
  • MA University of Southern California, Sociology
  • BA Tulane University, Psychology

Fellowships 

  • NCI Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1999-2002.

Professional Experience 

  • Senior Research Associate, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2003-2004.
  • Research Associate, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2002-2003.
  • Staff Research Associate, Center for Community Health, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California at Los Angeles,1998-1999.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. J. B. Unger, Li, Y., Shakib, S., Rohrbach, L. A., Chen, X., Guo, Q., Chou, C.-P., Shan, J., Azen, S., Zheng, H., & Johnson, C. A. (2002) Peer influences and access to cigarettes as correlates of adolescent smoking: A cross-cultural comparison of Wuhan, China and California. Journal of Preventive Medicine, (34) 476-484.
  2. S. Shakib & M. D. Dunbar. (2002) The social construction of female and male high school basketball participation: Reproducing the gender order through a two-tiered sporting institution. Sociological Perspectives, (45) 4: 353-378.
  3. Unger JB, Gallaher P, Shakib, S., Ritt-Olson A, Palmer PH, Johnson CA. (2002). The AHIMSA Acculturation Scale: A new measure of acculturation for adolescents in a multicultural society. Journal of Early Adolescence, (22) 3: 225-251.
  4. S. Shakib. (2003). Female basketball participation: Negotiating the conflation of peer status and gender status from childhood through puberty. American Behavioral Scientist, 46:10. 1405-1422.
  5. S. Shakib, M. Mouttapa, C. Anderson Johnson, A. Ritt-Olson, P. Gallaher, & J. B. Unger. (2003) Ethnic variation in parental influences on adolescent smoking. Journal of Adolescent Health. 33 (2) 88-97.
  6. S. Shakib, K. Scalir & K. A. Shakib. (2003) Title IX: Facts, figures, myths & reality. Network News Sociologists for Women in Society, (XX) 1 November issue.
  7. J. B. Unger, S. Shakib, P. Gallagher, T.B. Cruz, B.R. Hoffman, B. H. Pitney & L.A. Rohrbach. (2003) Cigarette smoking and related attitudes among American Indian adolescents in California, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, (25) 251-254.
  8. Chen, X., Stacy, A., Zheng, H., Shakib, S., Shan, J., Unger, J. B., Gong, J., Gallaher, P., Xia, J., Spruijt-Metz, D., Li, Y., & Johnson, C. A. (2003). Sensations from initial exposure to nicotine predicting adolescent smoking in China: A potential measure of vulnerability to nicotine.” Nicotine and Tobacco Research, (5) 4: 455-463.
  9. M. Mouttapa, T-K Huang, S. Shakib, S. Sussman, & J.B. Unger. (2003) Authority-Related Conformity as a Protective Factor against Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, (33) 320-321.
  10. J.B. Unger, T. Cruz, S. Shakib, J. Mock, A. Sheilds, L., Baezconde-Garbanati, P. H. Palmer, J.D. Cruz, E. W. Gritz, T. Glynn & C.A. Johnson. (2003) Exploring the cultural context of tobacco use: A transdisciplinary framework. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, (5) S101-S107.
  11. E.D. Shenassa, J. M. McCaffery, G.E. Swan, T. Khroyan, S. Shakib, C. Lerman, M. Lyons, M. Mouttapa, R. S. Niaura, S. L. Buka, F. Leslie & S. L. Santangelo (2003) Intergenerational transmission of tobacco use and dependence: A transdisciplinary perspective. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, (5) S55-S69.
  12. S. Shakib & M. D. Dunbar (2004) How high school athletes talk about maternal and paternal sporting experiences: Identifying modifiable social processes for gender equity physical activity interventions. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. (39) 3: 275-299.
  13. S. Shakib, Zheng, C., C. A. Johnson, X. Chen & J. B. Unger. (2004) Gender differences in family correlates of adolescent smoking in Wuhan, The People’s Republic of China. Preventive Medicine Volume 40, Issue 1, January 2005, Pages 83-91.
  14. M. Nichter, G. Quintero, M. Nichter, J. Mock & S. Shakib. (2004) Qualitative research contributions to the study of drug use, drug abuse, and drug-related programs. Substance Use & Misuse (39) 10-12: 1907 – 1969.
  15. J.B. Unger, L. Baezconde-Garbanati, S. Shakib, P.H. Palmer, E.Nezami, & J. Mora. (2004) cultural psychology approach to drug abuse prevention. Substance Use & Misuse. (39) 10- 12: 1779 – 1820.
  16. J.B. Unger, K. R. Reynolds, S. Shakib, D. Spruitjt-Metz, P. Sun & C. A. Johnson (2004) Acculturation, physical activity, and fast-food consumption among Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Community Health. (29) 6: 467-481.
  17. C. Chou, Li, Y, Unger, J.B., Xia, J., Sun, P., Guo, Q., Shakib, S. Gong, J., Xie, B., Liu, C., Azen, S. Shan, J., Ma, H., Palmer, P., Gallaher, P. & Johnson, C.A. (2006) A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban, Wuhan, China. Preventive Medicine, (42) 280-285.
  18. J.B. Unger, S. Shakib, P. Gallaher, A. Ritt-Olson, M. Mouttapa P.H. Palmer & Johnson, C.A. (2006) Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in an ethnically diverse sample of Southern California adolescents. Journal of Cultural Diversity Spring 12 (1): 55-63.
  19. Staurowsky, E.J., DeSousa, M.J., Ducher, G., Gentner, N., Miller, K.E., Shakib, S. Theberge, N., & Williams, N. (2009) Her Life Depends on It II : Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women. East Meadow, NY : Women’s Sports Foundation.
  20. S. Shakib, P. Veliz, M.D. Dunbar & D. Sabo (2011) "Athletics as a Source for Social Status among Youth: Examining variation by gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status" Sociology of Sport Journal. Vol 28, Issue 3.
  21. S. Shakib, M. Mouttapa, S. Cen, L. Blanco & J. B. Unger (2013) “Variation in Parenting Characteristics and Adolescent Smoking by Parental Immigration Status”. Journal of Cultural Diversity.
  22. S. Shakib, P. Veliz & D. Sabo (2012) “Race, Sport and Social Support: A Comparison between African American and White Youths’ Perceptions of Social Support for Sport Participation” International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
  23. P. Veliz & S. Shakib (2012) “Interscholastic Sports Participation and School Based Delinquency: Does Participation in Sport Foster a Positive High School Environment?” Sociological Spectrum. (32) 6: 558-580.
  24. P. Veliz & S. Shakib (2013) “Gender, Academics and Interscholastic Sports Participation at the School Level: A gender specific analysis of the relationship between interscholastic sports participation and AP enrollment.” Sociological Focus.
  25. Staurowsky, E.J., DeSousa, M.J., Ducher, G., Gentner, N., Miller, K.E., Shakib, S. Theberge, N., & Williams, N. (2015) Her Life Depends on It II : Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women. East Meadow, NY : Women’s Sports Foundation.
  26. Li, Kelin & S. Shakib (2020) "How Privilege Shapes the COVID-19 Pandemic" Contexts.

Web-based publications

  1. S. Shakib, K. Scalir & K. Shakib, Title IX: Facts, Figures, Myths & Reality. Prepared for the Women for Sociologist in Society (electronically available www.newmedia.colorado.edu/~socwomen/index.html#myturn

Magazine Articles

  1. S. Shakib (2003) “Dear Doctor: Anabolic Steroids” Dispatch Magazine. Dec/Jan. S. Shakib (2004) “Dear Doctor: Starting regular physical activity” Dispatch Magazine. Feb/March.
  2. S. Shakib (2004) “Dear Doctor: Starting regular physical activity” Dispatch Magazine. Feb/March.