Philip Veliz, Ph.D.


Research Assistant Professor
Applied Biostatistics Laboratory
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
4334 400 NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 763-3663

Interests

  • Substance use
  • Adolescence
  • Physical activity and health
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Longitudinal studies

Dr. Veliz is an Assistant Research Professor at the School of Nursing’s Applied Biostatistics Laboratory and Associate Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center.  Dr. Veliz’s research primarily involves examining large-scale secondary data sets to assess adolescent substance use, health, and participation in organized sports.  As a data analyst, Dr. Veliz has published extensively using data sets like the Monitoring the Future, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, and Office of Civil Rights Data Collection and continues to work with new and existing secondary data sources that focus on substance use and health.  Dr. Veliz is currently co-investigator on several NIH funded projects assessing prescription drug use, cigarette, and e-cigarette use using data from the Monitoring the Future, National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III, and Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health. 

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • 2019–22 National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, R01 Research Grant “Trajectories of Nonmedical Prescription Drug Misuse [R01DA031160]” (Philip Veliz serving as Co-Investigator; PI: Sean Esteban McCabe)
  • 2018-21 National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, R01 Research Grant “Prospective Examination of E-Cigarette Use, Tobacco Use Disorder and Health Consequences by U.S. Youth [R01DA044157]” (Philip Veliz serving as Co-Investigator; PI: Carol Boyd)
  • 2020-22 National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, R21 Research Grant “Tobacco use trajectories and disparities among sexual minorities in U.S adolescents and adults [R21DA051388]” (Philip Veliz serving as Co-Investigator; PI: Rebecca Evans-Polce)

Affiliations / Service

  • Affiliated Researcher, Women’s Sports Foundation, 2008 to present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • National Institutes of Health (NIDA), Loan Repayment Program in Pediatric Research “Understanding the contexts of substance use during adolescence and into adulthood” 2016-2018

Education

  • PhD, University at Buffalo SUNY, Amherst, NY, 2012
  • MA, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 2004
  • BA, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 2002

Publication Highlights

  • Philip Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe, Rebecca J. Evans-Polce, Carol J. Boyd. Assessing how the history of e-cigarette and cigarette use are associated with the developmental course of marijuana use in a sample of United States adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (in press).

  • Philip Veliz, Jennie Ryan, James Eckner: Head, neck, and traumatic brain injury among children involved in sports: Results from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. Journal of Adolescent Health (in press).

  • Sean Esteban McCabe, Rebecca Evans-Polce, Vita McCabe, Carol J. Boyd, Phil Veliz: School-level prevalence and correlates of e-cigarette use among U.S. adolescents: Results from a national survey. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2020;67:531-541.

  • Phil Veliz, Rebecca Evans-Polce, Carol J. Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe: Increases in the prevalence of frequent e-cigarette use among adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2020;59(1):146-147.

  • Sean Esteban McCabe, John E. Schulenberg, Phil Veliz: Prescription opioid use and misuse among U.S secondary school students: school-level prevalence and correlates. Pediatrics, 2020;146(4):e20200387

  • Philip Veliz, Andria Eisman, Sean Esteban McCabe, Rebecca Evans-Polce, Vita McCabe, Carol Boyd: E-cigarette Use, Poly-tobacco Use, and Longitudinal Changes in Tobacco and Substance Use Disorder Symptoms among U.S. Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2020;66:18-26.

  • Philip Veliz, James Eckner, Jennifer Zdroik, John Schulenberg: Lifetime prevalence of self-reported concussion among adolescents involved in competitive sports: A national U.S. study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2019;64(2):272-275.

  • Philip Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe, James Eckner, John Schulenberg: Prevalence of concussion among U.S. adolescents and correlated factors. JAMA, 2017;318(12):1180-1182.

  • Philip Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe, Vita McCabe, Carol Boyd: Adolescent sports participation, e-cigarette use and cigarette smoking. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2017; 53(5):e175-e183.

  • Philip Veliz, Carol Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe: Nonmedical use of prescription opioids and heroin use among adolescents involved in competitive sports. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2017; 60(3):346-349.

  • Philip Veliz, Carol Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe: Nonmedical prescription-opioid and heroin use among adolescents who engage in sport and exercise. Pediatrics, 2016; 138(2): e20160677

  • Philip Veliz, Carol J Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe: Competitive Sport Involvement and Substance Use among Adolescents: A Nationwide Study. Substance Use & Misuse, 2015; 50(2):156-165.

  • Philip Veliz, Quyen M Epstein-Ngo, Elizabeth Meier, Paula Lynn Ross-Durow, Sean Esteban McCabe, Carol J Boyd: Painfully Obvious: A Longitudinal Examination of Medical Use and Misuse of Opioid Medication Among Adolescent Sports Participants. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2014; 54(3):333-340.

  • Philip Veliz, Carol Boyd, Sean E McCabe: Playing Through Pain: Sports Participation and Nonmedical Use of Opioid Medications Among Adolescents. American Journal of Public Health, 2013; 103(5):e28-e30.