February 5, 2021

Brian J. Fairman, PhD

Brian Fairman
Assistant Professor


2014, PhD, Michigan State University, Epidemiology
2005, BS, Michigan State University, Human Biology
2005, BS, Michigan State University, Psychology

Research Interests

My broad research interests focus on substance use epidemiology including tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and opioids, their distribution in the population and changes over time, risk factors and causes, health and social consequences of substance use, and prevention and intervention.

Recent Publications

Goldstein, R. B., Lee, A. K., Haynie, D. L., Luk, J. W., Fairman, B. J., Liu, D., … Gilman, S. E. (2019). Neighbourhood disadvantage and depressive symptoms among adolescents followed into emerging adulthood. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73(7), 590–597. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-212004

Fairman, B. J., Goldstein, R. B., Simons-Morton, B. G., Haynie, D. L., Liu, D., Hingson, R. W., & Gilman, S. E. (2019). Neighbourhood context and binge drinking from adolescence into early adulthood in a US national cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology, 31, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyz133

Fairman, B. J., Simons‐Morton, B. G., Haynie, D. L., Liu, D., Goldstein, R. B., Hingson, R. W., & Gilman, S. E. (2019). State alcohol policies, taxes, and availability as predictors of adolescent binge drinking trajectories into early adulthood. Addiction, 114(7), add.14600. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14600

Fairman, B. J., Furr-Holden, C. D., & Johnson, R. M. (2018). When Marijuana Is Used before Cigarettes or Alcohol: Demographic Predictors and Associations with Heavy Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Other Drug-related Outcomes. Prevention Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0908-3

Kane, J. C., Damian, A. J., Fairman, B., Bass, J. K., Iwamoto, D. K., & Johnson, R. M. (2017). Differences in alcohol use patterns between adolescent Asian American ethnic groups: Representative estimates from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2002-2013. Addictive Behaviors, 64, 154–158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.045