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Patrick O’Malley

Research Professor, Youth and Social Issues, Institute for Social Research

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Biography

Dr. O’Malley received his Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1975. His primary affiliation is with the Monitoring the Future study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He is also affiliated with the Youth, Education, and Society study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His publications deal with alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and related attitudes and beliefs, and with obesity among secondary school students. His research interests include causes and consequences of drug use, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, social epidemiology of drug use, school policies and practices related to student health, and longitudinal survey data analysis techniques.

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