Megan Patrick

Megan E Patrick

Research Professor of Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.


Megan Patrick’s published research focuses on the development of substance use and consequences across the lifespan. Her interests include motivations for substance use, 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 10 NIH-funded projects and Co-Investigator on many others. She is the Principal Investigator of the Monitoring the Future Panel Study, which is a national study following participants from ages 18 to 65 since the mid-1970s. Her other current NIH-funded R01 projects focus on high-intensity drinking, simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use, and adaptive interventions to reduce consequences of young adult substance use.

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