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 and the University Life Study.

Selected Publications:
Maggs, J. L., Staff, J., Kloska, D. D., Patrick, M. E., O’Malley, P. M., & Schulenberg, J. (2015). Predicting young adult degree attainment by late adolescent marijuana use. Journal of Adolescent Health57(2), 205-211.

Maggs, J. L., Staff, J., Patrick, M. E., Wray-Lake, L., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2015). Alcohol use at the cusp of adolescence: A prospective national birth cohort study of prevalence and risk factors. Journal of Adolescent Health,56(6), 639-645.

Patrick, M. E., Maggs, J. L., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2015). Daily associations between drinking and sex among college students: A longitudinal measurement burst design. Journal of Research on Adolescence25(2), 377-386.