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John Schulenberg

Research Professor, Youth & Social Issues, Institute for Social Research, Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development and Professor of Psychology, College of LSA

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Biography

Dr. Schulenberg has published widely on several topics concerning adolescence and the transition to adulthood, bringing a developmental perspective to understanding health risks and difficulties. He helps direct the NIDA-funded national Monitoring the Future study on the etiology and epidemiology of substance use, focusing on individual and contextual risk factors, course, co-morbidity, consequences, and historical variation across adolescence and adulthood. He collaborates in international interdisciplinary projects involving long-term studies to address key questions about life course pathways and connections. His work has been funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIMH, NSF, RWJF, Spencer, and WT Grant. For these and other institutes and foundations, he has served on numerous advisory and review committees, including chairing the NIH Psychosocial Development and Risk Prevention Study Section. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Research Council’s consensus committee on Health and Well-Being during the Transition to Adulthood that recently published Investing in the health and well-being of young adults. He is on several editorial boards and guest-edited special issues of Addiction, Applied Developmental Science, Development and Psychopathology, and Journal of Longitudinal and Life-course Studies. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and President of the Society for Research on Adolescence.

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