Jerald Bachman

Distinguished Senior Research Scientist, Research Professor


2310 ISR
426 Thompson
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Research Professor and University Distinguished Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and a co-investigator on the Monitoring the Future study (both grants) since its inception. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. In 1965 he initiated the Youth in Transition project, which he directed for a decade. That research led him to conceive and propose the Monitoring the Future project, which he and Lloyd Johnston designed in the early 1970s, and launched with funding in 1974. He has authored three books and many articles and chapters based on Monitoring the Future Research. His scientific publications focus primarily on youth and social issues, including drug use and attitudes about drugs, as well as other values, attitudes, and behaviors of youth. Other past research and publications dealt with the all-volunteer force and views about the military, as well as Michigan citizens’ and physicians’ views about physician-assisted death.