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Michael  Windle

Professor Emeritus

Emeritus Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

Michael Windle, PhD, is a developmental psychopathologist with interests in risk and protective factors for child, adolescent, and young adult substance use and mental health. Dr. Windle received an NIH MERIT Award in 1996 for his research on adolescent alcohol use and related problems and in 2012 he received an NIH Research Scientist Award. Dr. Windle retired from Emory University in August, 2020 and currently is an Emeritus Professor who resides in the Washington, DC area.

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1518 Clifton Road NE, Rm 514

Atlanta , GA 30322-4201


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Areas of Interest

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Statistical Modeling


  • Ph.D. 1984, Penn State University


  • , , A prospective study of mutual influence for substance use among young adult marital dyads, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32, 237-243
  • , , Adolescent precursors of young adult drinking motives, Addictive Behaviors, 82, 151-157
  • , , Age sensitive associations of adolescent substance use with amygdalar, ventral striatum, and frontal volumes in young adulthood, Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 186, 94-101
  • , , The measurement of adolescent alcohol problems via item response theory and their 15-Year prospective associations with alcohol and other psychiatric disorders. , Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 399-406
  • , , Neighborhood by 5-HTTLPR interactions for substance use from ages10-24 years using a harmonized dataset of African-American children, Development and Psychopathology, 28, 415-431
  • , , Statistical approaches to gene X environment interactions for complex phenotypes, MIT Press, ,