My research interests center around alcohol and other substance use from initiation through midlife, with particular emphasis on the transition to adulthood defined broadly. I work with colleagues on several NIH-funded projects. These studies use very different developmental designs to examine the prevalence, etiology, and consequences of alcohol use. Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students working in these research groups are primarily involved in the British Cohort Studies and the University Life Study. Trainees are encouraged to develop their research interests and skills by reading, conducting analyses, and writing papers for publication. Our lab group has a strong history of mentoring eligible applicants in writing NRSA applications to fund doctoral and postdoctoral research, with positive results.