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Richard A. Miech

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

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

Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Dr. Miech's work focuses on trends in substance use, with an emphasis on disentangling how these trends vary by age, historical period, and birth cohort membership. His research interests also include the causes and consequences of substance use over the life course.

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Miech, Richard A., Megan E. Patrick, Patrick M. O'Malley, and Lloyd Johnston. Forthcoming. "What are kids vaping? Results from a national survey of US adolescents." Tobacco Control. DOI. Abstract.

Patrick, Megan E., Patrick M. O'Malley, D.D. Kloska, John E. Schulenberg, Lloyd Johnston, Richard A. Miech, and Jerald Bachman. 2016. "Novel psychoactive substance use by US adolescents: Characteristics associated with use of synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones." Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(5): 586-90. PMCID: PMC4927404. DOI. Abstract.

Bauldry, S., M.J. Shanahan, R. Macmillan, Richard A. Miech, J.D. Boardman, D.O. Dean, and V. Cole. 2016. "Parental and adolescent health behaviors and pathways to adulthood." Social Science Research, 58: 227-42. PMCID: PMC4873711. DOI. Abstract.

Patrick, Megan E., Richard A. Miech, C. Carlier, Patrick M. O'Malley, Lloyd Johnston, and John E. Schulenberg. 2016. "Self-reported reasons for vaping among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the US: Nationally-representative results." Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 165: 275-8. PMCID: PMC4939118. DOI. Abstract.

Miech, Richard A., Patrick M. O'Malley, Lloyd Johnston, and Megan E. Patrick. 2016. "E-Cigarettes and the Drug Use Patterns of Adolescents." Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18(5): 654-659. DOI. Abstract.

Miech, Richard A., M.J. Shanahan, J. Boardman, and S. Bauldry. 2015. "The Sequencing of a College Degree during the Transition to Adulthood: Implications for Obesity." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 56(2): 281-95. PMCID: PMC5007865. DOI. Abstract.

Miech, Richard A., Lloyd Johnston, Patrick M. O'Malley, Katherine M. Keyes, and Kennon Heard. 2015. "Prescription Opioids in Adolescence and Future Opioid Misuse." Pediatrics, 136(5): e1-e9. DOI. Abstract.

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