Faculty Mentors

James Anthony, PhD

Department of Epidemiology
Michigan State University

Dr. Anthony is a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He earned his MSc and PhD from the University of Minnesota Graduate School in a degree program that combined pharmacy sciences and epidemiology. In 1977-78, an NIMH postdoctoral research fellowship award allowed him to study biostatistics, psychiatric epidemiology and psychopathology at Johns Hopkins Schools of Hygiene & Public Health and Medicine. His research accomplishments appear in more than 300 published articles and books. He is a NIH Senior Scientist awardee, with a K05 Senior Scientist award to support his research and mentorship activities, as well as continuous NIH R01 award support since the early 1980s, and he has been founding director for two NIH-funded drug dependence epidemiology training programs. He maintains a focused attention on the research career development of new investigators, and more than a dozen of his trainees have become NIH principal investigators, including one who has become a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and another with a NIDA MERIT award.

Selected Publications:
Xue W, Lopez-Quintero C, Anthony JC. ‘Time to first tobacco cigarette soon after waking’ occurs more often among underage newly incident smokers in the United States, 2004-2017. Addict Behav. 2020 Dec;111:106535. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106535. Epub 2020 Jul 1. PMID: 32712495.

Henningfield JE, Fields S, Anthony JC, Brown LS Jr, Bolaños-Guzmán CA, Comer SD, De La Garza R 2nd, Furr-Holden D, Garcia-Romeu A, Hatsukami DK, Raznahan A, Zarate CA. Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP): advances, challenges, and opportunities to accelerate progress. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 Aug 3. doi: 10.1038/s41386-020-0784-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32746445.

Janulis P, Montgomery BW, Anthony JC. Estimated effect of US state syringe sale policy on source of last-used injection equipment. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Feb;76:102625. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.102625. Epub 2019 Dec 13. PMID: 31838243; PMCID: PMC7002278.