Dr. Russ Callaghan, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia. He also holds an Affiliate Associate Professor position in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.

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Northern Medical Program
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Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

Callaghan, R.C., Gatley, J.M., Sanches, M., Benny, C., Asbridge, M. (2016). Release from drinking-age restrictions is associated with increases in alcohol-related motor vehicle collisions among young drivers in Canada. Preventive Medicine, 91:356-363.

Callaghan, R.C., Gatley, J.M., Sykes, J., Taylor, L. (2016). The prominence of smoking-related mortality among individuals with alcohol- or drug-use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Review. Doi:10.1111/dar.12475

Callaghan, R.C., Gatley, J.M., Sanches, M., Benny, C. (2016). Do drinking-age laws have an impact on crime? Evidence from Canada, 2009-2013. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.07.023

Cunningham, J.K., Liu, L-M, Callaghan, R.C. (2016; In press). Essential/precursor chemicals and drug consumption: Impacts of US sodium permanganate and Mexico pseudoephedrine controls on the numbers of US cocaine and methamphetamine users. Addiction. doi: 10.1111/add.13480..

Callaghan, R.C., Gatley, J.M., Sanches, M., Asbridge, M., Stockwell, T. (2016). Impacts of drinking-age legislation on alcohol-impaired driving crimes among young people in Canada, 2009-2013. Addiction. 111(6):994-1003.

Callaghan, R.C., Gatley, J.M., Sanches, M., Asbridge, M. (2014). Impacts of the minimum legal drinking age on motor vehicle collisions in Québec, 2000-2012. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(6):788-795.

Callaghan, R.C., Sanches, M., Gatley1, J.M., Liu, L-M., Cunningham, J.K. (2014). Hazardous birthday drinking among young people: population-based impacts on emergency department and inpatient hospital admissions. Addiction. 109(10):1667-1675.

Callaghan, R.C., Sanches, M., Gatley1, J.M., Stockwell, T. (2014). Impacts of drinking-age laws on mortality in Canada, 1980-2009. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 138(1):137-145.

Callaghan, R.C., Veldhuizen, S., Jeysingh1, T., Orlan1, C., Graham, C., Kakouris1, G., Remington, G., Gatley1, J.M. (2014). Patterns of tobacco-related mortality among individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 48(1):102–110.

Callaghan, R.C., Allebeck, P., Sidorchuk3, A. (2013). Marijuana use and risk of lung cancer: a 40-year cohort study. Cancer Causes & Control, 24:1811-1820.

Callaghan, R.C., Cunningham, J.K., Allebeck, P., Arenovich, T., Sajeev, G., Remington, G., Boileau, Kish, S.J. (2012). Methamphetamine use and schizophrenia: a population-based cohort study in California. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169(4):389-96.

Callaghan, R.C., Cunningham J.K., Sykes2, J., Kish S.J. (2012). Increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in individuals hospitalized with conditions related to the use of methamphetamine or other amphetamine-type drugs. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120:35-40.

Callaghan, R.C., Cunningham, J.K., Victor, J.C., Liu, L.M. (2009). Impacts of Canadian federal methamphetamine precursor and essential chemical regulations on methamphetamine-related acute-care hospital admissions. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 10(3):185-93.

MEDD 419 and 429 Foundations of Scholarship and Flexible Enhanced Learning I-II (FLEX)
Problem-based Learning (PBL): Brain & Behaviour

Dr. Callaghan is currently taking on graduate students.

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Callaghan’s substantive area of research has focused on alcohol and drug addiction, especially the long-term health trajectories associated with substance use and the impacts of alcohol and drug policies on population-level outcomes. His current work on Canadian youth tobacco- and alcohol-control policies aims to understand the effects of current age-based restrictions on tobacco smoking and alcohol-related harms among young people. Also, he is currently pursuing research assessing the potential long-term harms associated with marijuana use, and the possible impacts of marijuana legalization on health-related outcomes.