Research Associate Professor of Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Megan Patrick is a Research Professor in Youth and Social . She received her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Her published research focuses on the development and consequences of adolescent and young adult risk behaviors, including alcohol use, drug use, and risky sexual behaviors. Her interests include motivation and decision-making, the prevention of health risk behaviors, statistical methods for modeling behavior and behavior change, and mobile and web-based survey methodology. She has been the PI of 9 NIH-funded projects and Co-Investigator on many others, including the national Monitoring the Future Study. Her current NIH-funded R01 projects focus on high-intensity drinking, simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use, and interventions to reduce consequences of young adult substance use.