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Kipling (Kip) Bohnert, PhD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University




Dr. Kipling (Kip) Bohnert, PhD is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Michigan State University. Prior to this, Dr. Bohnert was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the U-M Medical School.

Research Interests

Dr. Bohnert’s research seeks to better understand the causes and consequences of substance use, substance use disorder, and other mental health conditions, as well as help identify and address gaps in care for individuals with such conditions. Specific domains of his research agenda include the study of: 1) individuals who use cannabis, with a particular emphasis on understanding the similarities and differences between those who use medically versus recreationally, and health outcomes associated with cannabis use; 2) the health service needs of individuals with substance use, PTSD, and other mental health problems; 3) variable- and person-centered approaches to longitudinally model symptom course, treatment initiation and engagement, and health outcomes for individuals who use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, as well as for individuals with other psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Bohnert’s research activities are funded by the VA, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.