Dr. Martin Y. Iguchi

Member of the Programme Committee.

Martin Y. Iguchi is Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, and Adjunct Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND.

Iguchi is PI of the coordinating center for a multi-city Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); PI of the Los Angeles site of a two city (NY and LA) study of aging performing artists, and Pacific Node PI of a three node CTN study of barriers to treatment entry among API drug users.

His recent publications examine the sexual diffusion of HIV from drug users to non-drug users, drug courts, how the criminalization of drug use exacerbates health disparities in Black and Hispanic communities, racial differences in marijuana acquisition behaviors that might elevate risk for arrest, motivational interviewing, cost-effectiveness, health-related quality of life in methamphetamine users, drug policies, contingency management treatment for chronically depressed cocaine abusers, shaping abstinence in smokers, HIV medication adherence, and prescription drug abuse.

Iguchi has developed and directed community drug abuse treatment intervention programs including methadone treatment, treatment of stimulant use, transitional case management, and street-outreach to individuals at risk for HIV.

Iguchi is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA); an elected member of the APA Board of Professional Affairs; a member of NIDA's Center Grant Research Review Committee; Chair of NIDA's Asian and Pacific Islander Steering Committee and Workgroup; a Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence; a former member of the National Advisory Council for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; a former Member-at-Large for APA Division 50 (Addictions) Board of Directors; Co-Director of the Barriers to Care Program Area, the UCLA AIDS Institute; Senior Editor, Addiction; associate editor and Editorial Board member, Journal of Drug Issues; member of Editorial Boards for Drug and Alcohol Dependence and Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.