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Christy Kollath-Cattano

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Address: Silcox 319
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30 AM & 1:30 - 2:30 PM, Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Phone: 843-953-5565


Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Dissertation: "Reinterpreting Reproduction: An Ethnography on Discourses, Ideologies, and Practices among Midwifery Participants in South Carolina"

Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Graduate Certificate in Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

M.A. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  • Cultural Anthropolgy

B.A. University of California, San Diego, CA

  • Biological Anthropolgy

Research Interests

Substance use prevention and treatment among adolescents and young adults; maternal and child health

Courses Taught

HEAL 215: Introduction to Public Health

HEAL 230: Global Health

HEAL 323: Women's Health Issues

HEAL 325: Health Promotion

HEAL 350: Epidemiology


2017   Kollath-Cattano C, Mann E, Zegbe EM, Thrasher JF. Sexual scripts in contemporary Mexican cinema: a quantitative content analysis. Sexuality and Culture. DOI 10.10007/s12119-017-9454-6

2017  Mejia R, Pérez A, Peña L, Kollath-Cattano C, Morello P, Braun S, Hardin JW, Thrasher JF, Sargent JD. Smoking in movies and adolescent smoking initiation: a longitudinal study among Argentinian adolescents. Journal of Pediatrics. 180:222-228.

2017  Barrientos-Gutierrez I, Mejia R, Perez-Hernandez P, Kollath-Cattano C, Peña L, Morello P, Arillo-Santillán E, Braun S, Sargent JD, Thrasher JF. Time trends for tobacco and alcohol use in youth-rated films popular in Mexico and Argentina, from 2004-2012. Salud Pública de México. 59:76-83.

2017   Kollath-Cattano C, Osman, A, Thrasher JF. Effectiveness of pregnancy-related pictorial cigarette package health warning labels among women of reproductive age.  Addictive Behaviors. 66:33-40.

2017   Morello P, Pérez A, Pena L, Braun SN, Kollath-Cattano C, Thrasher JF, Sargent JD, Mejía R. Factores de riesgo asociados al consumo de tabaco, alcohol y otras drogas en la adolescencia temprana en tres ciudades de Argentina. Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría. 115:155-168.

2016   Peña L, Lorenzo-Blanco EI, Pérez A, Morello P, Santillan EA, Kollath-Cattano C, Thrasher JF, Sargent J, Mejia R. Parental style and its association with substance use in Argentinean youth. Substance Use and Misuse. 52(4): 518.

2016   Kollath-Cattano C, Abad-Vivero E, Mejia R, Perez-Hernandez R, Sargent JD, Thrasher JF. Portrayals of character smoking and drinking in Argentine-, Mexican-, and US-produced films. Preventive Medicine. 90:143-147.

2016   Kollath-Cattano C, Thrasher JF, Osman A, Andrews JO, Strayer SM. Physician advice about e-cigarettes for smoking cessation and the characteristics of patients receiving it. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 29:741-747; doi:10.3122/jabfm.2016.06.160092

2016   Thrasher JF, Abad-Vivero E, Arillo-Santillán E, Pérez-Hernández R, Barrientos-Gutierrez I, Kollath-Cattano C, Mejía R, Sargent JD. Recall, appeal, and willingness to try cigarettes with flavor capsules: Assessing the impact of a tobacco product innovation amongst early adolescents in Mexico. Tobacco Control. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052805.

2016   Mejia R, Perez A, Abad-Vivero E, Kollath-Cattano C, Barrientos-Gutierrez I, Thrasher JF, Sargent JD.  Exposure to alcohol use in motion pictures and teen drinking in Latin America. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12986

2016   Mejia R, Pérez A, Peña L, Morello P, Kollath-Cattano C, Braun S, Thrasher JF, Sargent JD. Parental restriction of mature-rated media and its association with substance use among Argentinian adolescents. Academic Pediatrics. 10.1016/j.acap.2015.11.004

2015   Braun S, Kollath-Cattano C, Barrientos I, Mejia R, Morello P, Sargent JD, Thrasher JF.  Assessing tobacco marketing receptivity among youth: integrating point of sale marketing, cigarette brand packaging, and branded merchandise.  Tobacco Control. 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052498

2015   Hall MG**, Kollath-Cattano C, Reynales Shigematsu LM, Thrasher JF. Inter-rater reliability of measures to characterize the tobacco retail environment in Mexico. Salud Pública de México. 57:514-518.

2015   Barrientos I, Kollath-Cattano C, Arillo Santillian E, Mejia R, Morgenstern, M, Hanewinkel R, Sargent JD, Thrasher JF. Comparison of tobacco and alcohol use in films produced in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.  BMC Public Health. DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2378-x

2014   Kollath-Cattano C, Abad-Vivero E, Thrasher JF, Travers M, Krugman D, Berg C, Hardin J. Adult smokers’ responses to “corrective statements” regarding tobacco industry deception. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 47: 26-36.

2014   Ahuja R*, Kollath-Cattano C, Schmidt MTV, Thrasher JF. Chilean news media coverage of proposed regulations on tobacco use in national entertainment media, May 2011-February 2013. Tobacco Control. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051861