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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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Journal Articles

Evans-Polce, Rebecca, Megan E. Patrick, Stephanie T. Lanza, Richard A. Miech, Patrick M. O'Malley, and Lloyd Johnston. Forthcoming. "Reasons for Vaping among U.S. 12th Graders." Journal of Adolescent Health. DOI. Abstract.

Miech, Richard A., Lloyd Johnston, and Patrick M. O'Malley. Forthcoming. "Prevalence and Attitudes Regarding Marijuana Use Among Adolescents Over the Past Decade." Pediatrics. DOI. Abstract.

Patrick, Megan E., Mick P. Couper, Virginia B. Laetz, John E. Schulenberg, Patrick M. O'Malley, Lloyd Johnston, and Richard A. Miech. Forthcoming. "A Sequential Mixed Mode Experiment in the U.S. National Monitoring the Future Study." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology. DOI. Abstract.

London, Andrew S., Pamela Herd, Richard A. Miech, and Janet M. Wilmoth. Forthcoming. "The Influence of Men's Military Service on Smoking Across the Life Course." Journal of Drug Issues. DOI. Abstract.

Patrick, Megan E., Yvonne M. Terry-McElrath, Richard A. Miech, Patrick M. O'Malley, John E. Schulenberg, and Lloyd Johnston. 2017. "Current High-Intensity Drinking Among Eighth and Tenth Grade Students in the U.S." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(6): 904-908. DOI. Abstract.

Terry-McElrath, Yvonne M., Patrick M. O'Malley, Megan E. Patrick, and Richard A. Miech. 2017. "Risk is still relevant: Time-varying associations between perceived risk and marijuana use among US 12th grade students from 1991 to 2016." Addictive Behaviors, 74: 13-19. DOI. Abstract.

Soneji, S., Richard A. Miech, J.L. Barrington-Trimis, T.A. Wills, A.M. Leventhal, J.B. Unger, L.A. Gibson, J. Yang, et al. 2017. "Association between initial use of e-cigarettes and subsequent cigarette smoking among adolescents and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis." JAMA Pediatrics, 171(8): 788-797. DOI. Abstract.

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