Published commentary by RAND staff
May 20, 2001 San Diego Union Tribune
Martin Y. Iguchi, a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School, died June 5, 2021.
Most recently he was lead professor for assessment at Pardee RAND and the program director for the school's redesign. At RAND he worked on the use of smart phones to provide remote delivery of contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, and coaching to persons with alcohol use disorder and on Medicaid in Vermont.
His other recent work examined quality of life 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).
Iguchi was a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and recipient of the APA Presidential Citation (2019); elected member of APA's Board of Scientific Affairs and APA's Board of Professional Affairs; BOD for APA's Division 50; member of the 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 was a senior editor for Addiction and on the following 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.
His former leadership roles included director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center; chair of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health; and Dean, Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University.
Iguchi earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in experimental psychology from Boston University.
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