Michael Dunbar, PhD

  • Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

• Nicotine/tobacco and cannabis use 
• Mental health and substance use in emerging adulthood
• LGBTQ+ health
• Mental health service use

Representative Publications 

• Dunbar, M. S., Seelam, R., Tucker, J. S., Firth, C. L., Pedersen, E. R., Klein, D. J., Rodriguez, A., & D'Amico, E. J. (2022). Patterns and correlates of cannabidiol product and marijuana co-use in a sample of U.S. young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 126, 107185. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107185

• Dunbar, M. S., Siconolfi, D., Rodriguez, A., Seelam, R., Davis, J. P., Tucker, J. S., & D'Amico, E. J. (2022). Alcohol use and cannabis use trajectories and sexual/gender minority disparities in young adulthood. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 36(5), 477-490. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000806

• Dunbar, M. S., Hughto, J. M. W., Jasuja, G. K., Quinn, E. K., Deutsch, M., Radix, A., Feldman, J., Abbott, J., Safer, J. D.,  Thompson, J., & Rose, A. J. (2022). Considering quality measures for the care of transgender patients: Preliminary findings from a technical expert panel. LGBT Health, 9(4), 264-275. DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2021.0279

• Dunbar, M. S., Nicosia, N., & Kilmer, B. (2021). Exposure to new smoking environments and individual-level cigarette smoking behavior: Insights from exogenous assignment of military personnel. Social Science & Medicine, 280, 113983. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113983

• Dunbar, M.S., Seelam, R., Tucker, J. S., Rodriguez, A., Shih, R., & D’Amico, E. J. (2020). Correlates of awareness and use of heated tobacco products in a sample of U.S. young adults in 2018–2019. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22(12), 2178-2187. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa007

• Dunbar, M. S., Davis, J. P., Rodriguez, A. Tucker, J. S., Seelam, R., & D’Amico, E. J. (2019). Disentangling within- and between-person effects of shared risk factors on e-cigarette and cigarette use trajectories from late adolescence to young adulthood. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 21(10), 1414-1422. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/nty179

• Dunbar, M. S., Setodji, C. M., Martino, S. C., & Shadel, W. G. (2019).  Graphic health warning posters increase some adolescents' future cigarette use susceptibility by changing normative perceptions of smoking: A case of mediated moderation. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33(7), 649-658. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000503

• Dunbar, M.S., Sontag-Padilla, L., Ramchand, R., Seelam, R., & Stein, B.D. (2017). Mental health service utilization among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer or questioning college students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61 (3), 294-301. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.03.008

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