Martin Y. Iguchi

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Senior Behavioral Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. and M.A. in experimental psychology, Boston University; A.B. in liberal arts, Vassar College


Martin Y. Iguchi is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS).

Current work: Lead Professor for Assessment, PRGS, and use of smart phones to provide remote delivered of CM, CBT, and coaching to persons with AUD and on Medicaid in VT.

Recent work examined QOL and retirement/legacy planning in aging performing artists; sexual transmission of HIV from and among drug users to non-drug users; barriers to drug abuse treatment entry among Asian and Pacific Islanders; low-frequency injection drug users; and HIV-related risk behaviors in men who have sex with men (MSM).

He is a fellow, American Psychological Association (APA) and recipient, APA Presidential Citstion (2019); Former roles include: elected member, APA's Board of Scientific Affairs and APA's Board of Professional Affairs; BOD for APA's Division 50; member, National Institute on Drug Abuse's Center Grant Research Review Committee; member, BOD, College on Problems of Drug Dependence; co-chair, Scientific Working Group on MSM and Sexual Minorities, District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research and Program Area Co-Director, Barriers to Care, UCLA AIDS Institute.

Iguchi is a senior editor for Addiction, and on editorial boards: Journal of Drug Issues; Drug and Alcohol Dependence; Journal of Drug Policy Analysis; Retrovirology: Research and Treatment; Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice; and Journal of Cannabis Research.

Former leadership roles: Director, DPRC; Chair, Community Health Sciences, UCLA SPH; and Dean, Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in experimental psychology from Boston University.

Previous Positions

Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Recent Projects

  • Technology-Enabled Contingency Management for Alcohol Use Disorder Among Persons on Medicaid in VT.
  • Four-city study on the sexual transmission of HIV from drug users and men who have sex with men to heterosexual non-drug-using populations
  • Improving treatment and prevention for drug users
  • Examining the impact of incarceration on minority drug offenders and their families

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Atlantic Monthly; KPPC; New York Times; Sacramento Bee; San Diego Union-Tribune; United Press International

Commentary: San Diego Union-Tribune