Erika Westling, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Expertise & Professional Interests

  • Substance use, especially focusing on tobacco and marijuana
  • Adolescents
  • Early adulthood
  • Ecological momentary assessments
  • Pubertal maturation

Erika has a broad interest in health behaviors throughout the lifespan. Recently she began studying adolescence and young adulthood as vulnerable periods for substance use with potential lifelong implications. Her current research focus is on the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana by youth, as they have become increasingly popular and accessible.