Martin Y. Iguchi

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Senior Behavioral Scientist; Program Director, Pardee RAND
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 program director at Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is also a professor in the departments of Psychology and International Health, Georgetown University.

Iguchi's recent work has 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; HIV-related risk behaviors in men who have sex with men (MSM); and the impact of policing strategies for decreasing open air drug markets.

He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA); former elected member of the APA's Board of Scientific Affairs and APA's Board of Professional Affairs; former member of the board of directors for APA's Division 50 (addictions); member of APA's cyber mentor program; member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Center Grant Research Review Committee; a fellow and former member of the board of directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence; and co-chair of the Scientific Working Group on MSM and Sexual Minorities for the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research.

Iguchi is a senior editor for Addiction, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Drug Issues, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in experimental psychology from Boston University.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Professor, Departments of Psychology and International Health, Georgetown University

Previous Positions

Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Recent Projects

  • 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