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Martin Y. Iguchi is a Professor of Public Health, UCLA, and an Adjunct Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND, where he formerly served as Director of the Drug Policy Research Center. Iguchi is PI of the scientific coordinating center for a multi-city Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The study examines drug use and related sexual behaviors in individuals using cocaine/crack, heroin, or methamphetamine, men who have sex with men (MSM), and their sexual partners in four cities: Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Raleigh-Durham, NC; and St. Petersburg, Russia.
His recent publications examine drug courts, how the criminalization of drug use exacerbates health disparities in Black and Hispanic communities, racial differences in marijuana acquisition behaviors that might elevate risk for arrest, motivational interviewing, cost-effectiveness, drug policies, contingency management treatment for chronically depressed cocaine abusers, shaping abstinence in smokers, HIV medication adherence, and prescription drug abuse. Iguchi is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA); an elected member of the APA Board of Professional Affairs; a member of APA?s Task Force on Recommending Changes to the APA Convention That Would Appeal to Scientists; a member of NIDA?s Center Grant Research Review Committee; Chair of NIDA?s Asian and Pacific Islander Steering Committee and Workgroup; a Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence; a former member of the National Advisory Council for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; a former Member-at-Large for APA Division 50 (Addictions) Board of Directors; Co-Director of the Barriers to Care Program Area, the UCLA AIDS Institute; Deputy Regional Editor for Addiction; associate editor and member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Drug Issues; member of the Editorial Board, Drug and Alcohol Dependence; member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Drug Policy Analysis; and, member of the Editorial Board, Retrovirology: Research and Treatment. Iguchi also received the 2007 UCLA Undergraduate Neuroscience Society Award for Teaching Excellence.
Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Dr. Iguchi received his AB in liberal arts from Vassar College, his MA and PhD in experimental psychology from Boston University, and postdoctoral training in Behavioral Pharmacology and Drug Abuse from Johns Hopkins. He is also a former Director of the RAND Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center. Dr. Iguchi's more recent research has examined the sexual tranmission of HIV, development of brief motivational and contingency management approches for the treatment of substance abuse, barriers to treatment entry, and drug policies. Dr. Iguchi is also studying aging performing artists, examining quality of life, life transitions, retirement planning, legacy planning, and roles in community.
S. Ridgely and M. Y. Iguchi Vaccines Against Drug Addiction: Is Coercion Permissible and Is It Good Public Policy?.
Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law
Iguchi MY, London JA, Forge NG, Hickman L, Fain T, Riehman K. Elements of well-being affected by criminalizing the drug user.
Public Health Rep.
2002; 117(Suppl 1):
Iguchi MY. Drug abuse treatment as HIV prevention: changes in social drug use patterns might also reduce risk.
J Addict Dis.
Iguchi Martin Y, Evans Christopher J What neurobiology tells us about addiction..
Addiction (Abingdon, England)
793-5; discussion 795-6.
Gonzales Rachel, Ang Alfonso, Marinelli-Casey Patricia, Glik Deborah C, Iguchi Martin Y, Rawson Richard A, Rawson Richard A Health-related quality of life trajectories of
methamphetamine-dependent individuals as a function of treatment
completion and continued care over a 1-year period..
Journal of substance abuse treatment
Iguchi Martin Y, Ober Allison J, Berry Sandra H, Fain Terry, Heckathorn Douglas D, Gorbach Pamina M, Heimer Robert, Kozlov Andrei, Ouellet Lawrence J, Shoptaw Steven, Zule William A Simultaneous recruitment of drug users and men who have sex with men
in the United States and Russia using respondent-driven sampling:
sampling methods and implications..
Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
2009; 86 Suppl 1(4):
Ramchand Rajeev, Pacula Rosalie Liccardo, Iguchi Martin Y Racial differences in marijuana-users' risk of arrest in the United
Drug and alcohol dependence
Amaro Hortensia, Iguchi Martin Y Opportunities in Hispanic drug abuse research..
Drug and alcohol dependence
2006; 84 Suppl 1(3):