Prof Richard Miech

Principal Investigator, Monitoring the Future

Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan


Richard Miech is a Research Professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and Principal Investigator of Monitoring the Future. He received his Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University. His work focuses on trends in substance use, with an emphasis on disentangling how these trends vary by age, historical period, and birth cohort membership. Other research interests include the rapid growth of vaping in recent years and its long-term consequences, as well as the effects of recreational marijuana laws on adolescent substance use.

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