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Muntasir Masum

Postdoctoral Fellow

Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
mkm7057@psu.edu
Pronouns: he/him

Introduction

"I am passionate about bringing early-life alcohol usage and its detrimental consequences to the public's attention."

Muntasir Masum is a postdoctoral fellow in the Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program working under Jennifer Maggs, professor of human development and family studies; and Jeremy Staff, professor of sociology, criminology, and demography. His research is focused on:

  • the measurement of alcohol consumption behavior and adult health and mortality outcomes;
  • understanding the socio-demographic mechanisms of alcohol use among adolescents and subsequent adverse consequences in early adulthood;
  • examining the impacts of heavy alcohol consumption using longitudinal data; and
  • exploring the influence of contextual factors on alcohol consumption behavior across the life course.

Dr. Masum's postdoctoral training is expanding upon these areas of interest by using data from the Millennium Cohort Study, National Health Interview Survey, and National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. His long-term goal is to bring attention to the severity of the impacts of alcohol use not just in later life, but in early life as well. His broader research agenda is to propose policy recommendations around alcohol consumption behavior and reduce the burden of alcohol-related diseases and deaths.

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Demography, The University of Texas at San Antonio (U.S.)
  • M.A., Sociology, McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)
  • M.S.S., Sociology, University of Dhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • B.S.S (Honors), Sociology, University of Dhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

About PAMT

The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.

Recent Publications

Combined alcohol use and weight status effects on mortality risk among adults: Analysis of the National Health Interview survey linked mortality files, 2001-2015

Masum, M., Howard, J.T., & Grigsby, T.J. (2022). Combined alcohol use and weight status effects on mortality risk among adults: Analysis of the National Health Interview survey linked mortality files, 2001-2015. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (230). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109206

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