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Windle, Michael

Michael Windle University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

MICHAEL WINDLE, PhD is a Rollins Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education in Emory¿s Rollins School of Public Health. In 1984 he received his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and then was a Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions in Buffalo, NY for eleven years. Subsequent to this, Dr. Windle accepted a position at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as a Professor of Psychology and Director of the UAB Center for the Advancement of Youth Health and the CDC-funded Comprehensive Youth Violence Center. In the fall of 2006, Dr. Windle joined Emory University in his current chair position. He is a developmental psychopathologist with interests in risk and protective factors for child and adolescent alcohol and other substance use, mental health, and violence. Dr. Windle has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over 23 consecutive years and received an NIH MERIT Award in 1996 for his research on adolescent alcohol use and related problems. In 2001, Dr. Windle was acknowledged professionally as in the top 5% for research productivity among developmental scientists He has published over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and three books: Children of Alcoholics: Critical Perspectives, The Science of Prevention, and Alcohol Use among Adolescents.