Philip Veliz, Ph.D.


Research Assistant Professor
Applied Biostatistics Laboratory
1177 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 and National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III.  

Current Research Grants and Programs:

  • R01 National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Scenario-tailored opioid messaging program: An interactive intervention to prevent analgesic-related adverse drugs events in children and adolescents” (PI: Voepel-Lewis, T.; Co-I: Veliz, P.). 2017-2020
  • R01 National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Discrimination, Stress and Substance Use Disorder among Sexual Minority Adults: A Secondary Analysis of NESARC-III” (PI: Boyd, C.; Co-I: Veliz, P.). 2017-2020
  • R01 National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, “Health, stress, and tobacco use disparities among sexual minority populations” (PI: McCabe, S.E.; Co-I: Veliz, P.). 2017-2020
  • Merck for Mothers Foundation/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.It Takes a Village: Maternity Waiting Homes in Zambia (PI: Lori, J.; Investigator: Veliz, P.). 2015-2018 (phase 2)
  • R01 National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, “E-cigarette use and longitudinal changes in cigarette smoking and health” (PI: McCabe, S.E.; Co-I: Veliz, P.). 2016–2019
  • R03 National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, R03 Research Grant “Adolescent Sexual Violence: A Longitudinal Examination of Outcomes and Risk” (PI: Ngo, Q.; Co-I: Veliz, P.). 2016–2018
  • R01 National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Trajectories of Nonmedical Prescription Drug Misuse” (PI: McCabe, S.E.; Co-I: Veliz, P.). 2015–2018

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, 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, John Schulenberg, Megan Patrick, Deborah Kloska, Nicole Zarrett, Sean Esteban McCabe:  Competitive Sports Participation in High School and Subsequent Substance Use in Young Adulthood: Assessing Differences Based on Level of Contact.  International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2017; 52(2): 240-259.

  • 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 Boyd, Sean McCabe: Substance use among adolescent sexual minority athletes: A secondary analysis of the youth risk behavior survey.  Addictive Behavior Reports, 2016; 4:18-23.

  • Philip Veliz, Carol Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe: Extreme Binge Drinking Among Adolescent Athletes: A Cause for Concern? The American Journal on Addictions, 2016; 25(1):37-40.

  • Philip Veliz, Quyen Epstein-Ngo, Jennifer Zdroik, Carol Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe: Substance Use Among Sexual Minority Collegiate Athletes: A National Study. Substance Use & Misuse, 2016, 51(4):517-532.

  • Philip Veliz, Sean Esteban McCabe: Examining Potential Substance Use Disorders among Former Interscholastic Athletes. Substance Abuse, 2015, 36(4):400-406.

  • Philip Veliz, Quyen Epstein-Ngo, Elizabeth Austic, Carol Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe: Opioid Use Among Interscholastic Sports Participants: An Exploratory Study From a Sample of College Students. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 2015; 86(2):205-211.

  • 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, Sohaila Shakib: Gender, Academics and Interscholastic Sports Participation at the School Level: A Gender-specific Analysis of the Relationship between Interscholastic Sports Participation and AP Enrollment. Sociological Focus, 2014; 47(2):101-120.

  • 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 Esteban McCabe: Adolescent Athletic Participation and Nonmedical Adderall Use: An Exploratory Analysis of a Performance-Enhancing Drug. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2013; 74(5):714-9.

  • 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.