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Brittany Bugbee

Senior Strategic Analyst, Office of Strategic Initiatives (formerly Office of Planning and Evaluation)
Senior Project Director, Center on Young Adult Health and Development

Brittany Bugbee is a Senior Faculty Specialist in the Center on Young Adult Health and Development as well as the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She is currently Project Director for the Woodlawn Project. Brittany has more than ten years of project management experience, with expertise in managing large-scale data collection efforts, including survey design and item writing, programming online data collection tools, data management and analysis, and translating findings for a variety of audiences. She has co-authored more than 20 publications related to substance use in young adulthood. Her research interests center on understanding how physical, mental, and behavioral health affect academic performance in adolescence and young adulthood.

Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Young adults, Academic achievement, Institutional research, Substance use


BS, Community Health

University of Maryland

BA, Spanish Language, Literatures and Culture

University of Maryland

MPH, Behavioral and Community Health

University of Maryland

School of Public Health Research and Development Award, 2022

For a full list of publications, please visit

Kennedy, MH, Bugbee, BA, Vincent, KB, Smith, SA, & Arria, AM (in press). In harm’s way: Do college students’ beliefs about cannabis put them at risk for use? Journal of American College Health.

Green, KM, Doherty, EE, & Bugbee, BA (2023). Can early disadvantage be overcome? A life course approach to understanding how disadvantage, education, and social integration impact mortality into middle adulthood among a Black American cohort. Prevention Science. 24(5), 829-840.

Mader, J, Smith, JM, Smith, J, Afzal, AR, Arria, AM, Bugbee, BA, & Winters, KC (2022). Correlates of perceived harmfulness of regular cannabis use among Canadian university students before and after legalization. Cannabis. 5(3).  

Arria, AM, Bugbee, BA, Mader, J, Smith, JM, & Winters, KC (2021). Post-discharge outcomes of adolescents attending a long-term addiction treatment program. Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment. 20(2), 117-126.

Carter-Pokras, OD, Bugbee, BA, Gold, RS, Lauver, PE, Aiken, R, & Arria, AM (2021). Utilizing student health and academic data: A county-level demonstration project. Health Promotion Practice. 22(2), 193-203.

Arria, AM, Barrall, AL, Vincent, KB, Bugbee, BA, & O’Grady, KE (2020). Development of the Measures of Obstacles to Succeeding Academically in College (MOSAIC). Journal of College Student Development. 61(1), 103-108.

Parisi, CE, Bugbee, BA, Vincent, KB, Soong, AM, Arria, AM (2019). Risks associated with alcohol and marijuana use among college student athletes: The case for involving athletic personnel in prevention and intervention. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. 12, 343-364.  

Bugbee, BA, Beck, KH, Fryer, CS, & Arria, AM (2019). Substance use, academic performance, and academic engagement among high school seniors. Journal of School Health. 89(2), 145-156.

Allen, HK, Caldeira, KM, Bugbee, BA, Vincent, KB, O’Grady, KE, & Arria, AM (2017). Drug involvement during and after college: Estimates of opportunity and use given opportunity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 174, 150-157. 

Arria, AM, Caldeira, KM, Allen, HK, Bugbee, BA, Vincent, KB, & O’Grady, KE (2017). Prevalence and incidence of drug use among college students: An 8-year longitudinal analysis. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 43(6), 711-718.

Arria, AM, Caldeira, KM, Bugbee, BA, Vincent, KB, & O’Grady, KE (2017). Trajectories of energy drink consumption and subsequent drug use during young adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 179, 424-432.