Lloyd Johnston

Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor, Distinguished Senior Research Scientist

2311 ISR
426 Thompson
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


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Lloyd Johnston is an Angus Campbell Research Professor and University Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, principal investigator of the Monitoring the Future Study since its inception in 1975, and of the Youth, Education, and Society study since its inception in 1997. A social psychologist by training, he has served as advisor to the White House, Congress, and many other national and international bodies and has conducted research on a wide range of issues, including the use of alcohol, tobacco, and various illicit drugs; institutional trust; policy evaluation; the functioning of American high schools; and, most recently, childhood obesity and the role of schools in affecting student obesity. His research interests also include international comparative studies and the application of survey research to social problems generally. He is the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).