Faculty Mentors

Jennifer L. Maggs, PhD

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Jennifer L. Maggs is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests center around alcohol and other substance use from initiation through midlife, with particular emphasis on the transition to adulthood defined broadly. Dr. Maggs works with colleagues on several NIH-funded projects. These studies use developmental designs to examine the prevalence, etiology, and consequences of alcohol use. Specifically, she is involved in the British Cohort Studies, University Life Study, and the Monitoring the Future Study.

Selected Publications:

Parks, M. J., Maggs, J. L., & Patrick, M. E. (2022). Daily fluctuations in drinking intensity: Links with vaping and combustible use of nicotine and marijuana. Drug and alcohol dependence, 233, 109347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109347. PMID: 35219999; PMCID: PMC8957603.

Maggs J. L. (2020). Adolescent Life in the Early Days of the Pandemic: Less and More Substance Use. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 67(3), 307–308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.021. PMID: 32674963; PMCID: PMC7357976.

Maggs, J. L., Staff, J., Patrick, M. E., & Wray-Lake, L. (2019). Very early drinking: Event history models predicting alcohol use initiation from age 4 to 11 years. Addictive behaviors, 89, 121–127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.09.030. PMID: 30290300.