Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D.
Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor and University Distinguished Senior Research Scientist
Principal Investigator of the Monitoring the Future study for its first 42 years –from its inception in 1975 through 2017 (he is now co-investigator on both MTF grants). He holds degrees from Williams, Harvard, and the University of Michigan. 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 illicit drugs; policy evaluation; the functioning of American high schools; behaviors influencing the spread of HIV; and childhood 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 UM Regents Award for Distinguished Public Service and the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).