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Brian Kelly

Scientific Advisory Board Member


Brian C Kelly is Professor of Sociology at Purdue University and Director of the Center for Research on Young People’s Health. His research examines contextual and policy influences on adolescent and young adult health, mainly focusing on substance use, sexual health, and mental health. He has authored papers in sociology journals such as Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science Research, Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, and Sociological Quarterly, as well as health journals, such as the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Psychiatry, Addiction, & Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The foci of his current research projects include social contextual influences of prescription drug misuse and the influence of policy contexts on youth substance use trajectories. He currently serves as Senior Editor at Addiction.