New Grant: TVEM to Understand Drug Abuse
Methodology Center researchers have been awarded a new grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the epidemiology of drug abuse. They will apply the time-varying effect model (TVEM) to two national studies of health-risk behaviors: the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health and recent data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. These large data sets will allow the research team to examine the age-varying role of mental health problems in drug use, demographic differences in drug use trends, and how specific risk and protective factors are associated with drug use across age. Results from their research will be featured in the eNews as they are published.