Matthew Nali

Matthew Nali
University of California, San Diego | UCSD · Department of Anesthesiology

Bachelor of Arts

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Background Access to tobacco products, including vape products, from local brick-and-mortar stores influences the exposure, uptake, and use of these products in local communities. Methods Licensed tobacco retailers in California were classified as specialized tobacco/vape stores or non-specialized stores by obtaining categories published on Yelp....
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A case-control study was conducted between 12/01/2021–01/31/2022 to identify factors which increase risk for COVID-19 among athletes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Behavioral factors and stadium attendance significantly decreased time to COVID-19 infection, but local COVID-19 rates were not associated in a multivariable model.
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Social media has been documented as widely used for initiating online sales of illicit drugs such as opioids. However, not much is known about how affordances of social networking sites (SNS) influence how dealers advertise their supplies. To explore this topic, social media posts across 5 online platforms (Google Groups, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit...
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Background TikTok is a microvideo social media platform currently experiencing rapid growth and with 60% of its monthly users between the ages of 16 and 24 years. Increased exposure to e-cigarette content on social media may influence patterns of use, including the risk of overconsumption and possible nicotine poisoning, when users engage in trendi...
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BACKGROUND Synthetic cannabinoids are a significant public health concern, especially among incarcerated populations due to increased reports of abuse. Recent news reports have highlighted the severe consequence of K2/Spice, a synthetic cannabinoid, on the prison population in the United States. Despite regulations against cell phone use, inmates u...
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Background Synthetic cannabinoids are a significant public health concern, especially among incarcerated populations due to increased reports of abuse. Recent news reports have highlighted the severe consequences of K2/Spice, a synthetic cannabinoid, among the prison population in the United States. Despite regulations against cell phone use, inmat...
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Various tobacco vendors, including alternative tobacco product sellers, are listed on the popular crowdsourced business listing platform Yelp. Yelp is used to rate and choose tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) goods/services and includes self-reporting of user experiences with shops and products. We cross-referenced California Dep...
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BACKGROUND Among racial and ethnic minority groups, the risk of HIV infection is an ongoing public health challenge. PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is highly effective for preventing HIV when taken as prescribed. However, there is a need to understand experiences, attitudes, and barriers of PrEP for racial and ethnic minority populations, and sexu...
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Background Among racial and ethnic minority groups, the risk of HIV infection is an ongoing public health challenge. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective for preventing HIV when taken as prescribed. However, there is a need to understand the experiences, attitudes, and barriers of PrEP for racial and ethnic minority populations and s...
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Background Increased public health and regulatory scrutiny concerning the youth vaping epidemic has led to greater attention to promotion and sales of vaping products on social media platforms. Objectives We used unsupervised machine learning to identify and characterise sale offers of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and associated pro...
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Growing popularity of electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS) has coincided with a need to strengthen tobacco-control policy. In response, the ENDS industry has taken actions to mobilize against public health measures, including coordination on social media platforms. To explore this phenomenon, data mining was used to collect public posts on t...
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BACKGROUND TikTok is a microvideo social media platform currently experiencing rapid growth and with 60% of its monthly users between the ages of 16 and 24 years. Increased exposure to e-cigarette content on social media may influence patterns of use, including the risk of overconsumption and possible nicotine poisoning, when users engage in trendi...
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Background: The number of colleges and universities with smoke- or tobacco-free campus policies has been increasing. The effects of campus smoking policies on overall sentiment, particularly among young adult populations, are more difficult to assess owing to the changing tobacco and e-cigarette product landscape and differential attitudes toward...
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BACKGROUND The number of colleges and universities with smoke- or tobacco-free campus policies has been increasing. The effects of campus smoking policies on overall sentiment, particularly among young adult populations, are more difficult to assess owing to the changing tobacco and e-cigarette product landscape and differential attitudes toward po...
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Introduction: Concomitant with the popularization of vaping, vape shops have dramatically proliferated over the past years. This study assesses whether vape storefronts in California are significantly associated with density of different age groups, and whether this differs between tobacco storefronts or non-specific tobacco retailers. Methods:...
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Introduction: College-aged youth are active on social media yet smoking-related social media engagement in these populations has not been thoroughly investigated. We sought to conduct an exploratory infoveillance study focused on geolocated data to characterize smoking-related tweets originating from California 4-year colleges on Twitter. Methods:...
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Introduction: Recent reports of lung injury associated with Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) products precipitated by increasing vaping prevalence and interest in flavors among adolescents has led to policies that restrict the sale, distribution, and accessibility of ENDS products. This study assessed compliance of online ENDS vendors to...
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This paper analyzes online user conversation topics and discourse on Twitter related to the "Liberate" Protest movement in reaction to social distancing guidelines at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Interdisci-plinary approaches in big data, machine learning, content analysis, and social network analysis (SNA) were used to characterize t...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the greatest global health challenge of the last century. Accompanying this pandemic is a parallel “infodemic”, including the online marketing and sale of unapproved, illegal and counterfeit COVID-19 health products, including testing kits, treatments, and other questionable “cures”. Enabling proliferatio...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the greatest global health challenge of the last century. Accompanying this pandemic is a parallel "infodemic", including the online marketing and sale of unapproved, illegal and counterfeit COVID-19 health products, including testing kits, treatments, and other questionable "cures". Enabling proliferat...
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BACKGROUND The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a globally, rapidly spreading event with close to 2.5 million cases as of mid-April, representing an outbreak of historical scope and one with an accelerating trajectory. However, there are ongoing concerns about the accuracy of COVID-19 case counts due to issues such as lack of access to testing an...
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Background The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a global health emergency with over 6 million cases worldwide as of the beginning of June 2020. The pandemic is historic in scope and precedent given its emergence in an increasingly digital era. Importantly, there have been concerns about the accuracy of COVID-19 case counts due to issues s...

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