Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Injury prevention; substance use; cannabis policy; social media; mobile technology and health (mHealth)
Email: jmw [at] umass [dot] edu
Phone: (413) 545-1923
715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
338 Arnold House
My research centers on preventing both intentional and unintentional injuries, especially among youth and young adults. My work examines substance use (cannabis, alcohol, and other drugs) and a range of outcomes, including motor vehicle crashes, depression, and youth violence. My current projects relate to relationships between cannabis policies and a variety of health and social outcomes. I’m particularly interested in the ways that such policies negatively or positively impact health equity and social determinants of health. I use mixed methods, incorporating qualitative and quantitative research approaches.