Brian J. Fairman
November 3, 2016
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6710B Rockledge Dr., 3rd Floor (3153A)
Bethesda, MD 20817
208 Park Ave, Apt 311
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Ph.D. Epidemiology. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University, 2014
Dissertation: “Contributions to the Epidemiology and Mental Health Consequences of Cannabis Smoking”
B.S. Human Biology, College of Natural Science
Michigan State University, 2005
B.S. Psychology, Department of Psychology
Michigan State University, 2005
2016 to Present
Health Behavior Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
2014 to 2016
Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
2009 to 2014
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Kane, J. C., Damian, A. J., Fairman, B., Bass, J. K., Iwamoto, D. K., & Johnson, R. M. (2016). Differences in alcohol use patterns between adolescent Asian American ethnic groups: Representative estimates from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2002-2013. Addictive Behaviors, 64, 154–158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.045
Johnson, R. M., Brooks-Russell, A., Ma, M., Fairman, B. J., Tolliver, R. L., & Levinson, A. H. (2016). Usual Modes of Marijuana Consumption Among High School Students in Colorado. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(4), 580–588.
Fairman, B. J. (2016). Trends in registered medical marijuana participation across 13 US states and District of Columbia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 159, 72–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.11.015
Fairman, B. J. (2015). Cannabis problem experiences among users of the tobacco-cannabis combination known as blunts. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 150, 77–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.02.014
Fairman, B. J., & Anthony, J. C. (2012). Are early-onset cannabis smokers at an increased risk of depression spells? Journal of Affective Disorders, 138(1–2), 54–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2011.12.031
de Graaf, R., Radovanovic, M., van Laar, M., Fairman, B., Degenhardt, L., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., … Anthony, J. C. (2010). Early cannabis use and estimated risk of later onset of depression spells. Epidemiological evidence from the population-based WHO World Mental Health Survey Initiative. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(2), 149–159.
Barondess, D. A., Meyer, E. M., Boinapally, P. M., Fairman, B., & Anthony, J. C. (2010). Epidemiological evidence on count processes in the formation of tobacco dependence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 734–741.
Manuscripts in Submission
Fairman, B. J., & Anthony, J. C. (Submitted). Does starting to smoke cigars trigger onset of cannabis blunt smoking? Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Fairman, B. J., Hwang, S., Alexandre, P. K., Gallo, J. J., & Eaton, W. W. (Submitted). Costs of substance use disorders from claims data for Medicare recipients from a population-based sample. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Fairman, B. J., Johnson, R. M., & Furr-Holden, C. D. (Submitted). When cannabis is used before tobacco or alcohol: Demographic predictors and associations with heavy use, cannabis use disorder, and other drug outcomes. Prevention Science.
Musci, R. J., Fairman, B. J., Masyn, K. E., Uhl, G. R., Maher, B. S., Sisto, D. Y., … Ialongo, N. S. (Submitted). Polygenic score x intervention moderation: An application of discrete-time survival analysis to model the timing of first marijuana use among urban youth. Prevention Science.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Fairman, B. J. (In Preparation). Depression characteristics associated with past-month marijuana frequency among representative samples with past-year major depressive episode. TBD.
Fairman, B. J., & Hill, K. P. (In Preparation). Trends in medical marijuana by qualifying medical conditions. TBD.
Fairman, B. J., Hingson, R. W., Danping, L., Haynie, D. L., Simons-Morton, B., & Gilman, S. E. (In Preparation). The impact of alcohol policy and outlet density on underage drinking trajectories into young adulthood. TBD.
Fairman, B. J., & Lopez-Quintero, C. (In Preparation). Trends and differences between newly-incident and persistent marijuana users in the United States. TBD.
Awards and Honors
2016 NIDA Director’s Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
2016 Early Career Preventionists Network Travel Scholarship Award, Society for Prevention Research
2015 Early Career Investigator Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
2015 Early Career Preventionists Network Travel Scholarship Award, Society for Prevention Research
Presentations and Lectures
Trends in Medical Marijuana Participation with the Changing Policy Environment: Evidence from 13 U.S. States and the District of Columbia. (December 2, 2015). Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health. Centennial Seminar Series.
The Experience of Harmful or Problematic Cannabis Use Based on a History of Cannabis ‘Blunt’ Smoking. (2013). Epidemiology and Behavioral Health in Society (Course), James C. Anthony (Instructor), Michigan State University.
Public Health Perspectives on Marijuana Public Policy. (2012). Drug Policy from Asia to America (Course), Siddharth Chandra (Instructor), Michigan State University.
Fairman B. J., Thomas B. F., Vandrey R. G. “Nicotine content of cigar shells and wraps used for making marijuana blunts”. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, June 15, 2016. Palm Springs, CA.
Fairman B. J., Alshaarawy O. “Elevated cotinine levels in recently active cannabis users absent recent cigarette or other tobacco exposure: Unmeasured blunt or environmental sources?” College on Problems of Drug Dependence, June 16, 2016. Palm Springs, CA.
Fairman B. J. “Trends in Medical Marijuana Participation Across 13 US States and District of Columbia within the Context of the Changing Policy Environment”. Society for Prevention Research, June 3, 2016. San Francisco, CA.
Fairman B. J. “What is the Current and Future Demand for Medical Marijuana?: Trends in Medical Marijuana Use by Selected Qualifying Conditions Compared across Nine U.S. States” 2016. Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Conference, Bethesda, MD.
Fairman B. J., Johnson R. M., Furr-Holden C. M. “Characteristics and consequences of adults who use cannabis as their first drug”. 2015. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.
Fairman B. J. “Being Blunt About Blunts: Cannabis Problem Experiences Among Users of the Tobacco-Cannabis Combination Known As Blunts”. Society for Prevention Research, May 22, 2015. Washington, D.C.
Fairman B. J., Anthony J. C. “Cannabis Smoking May Exacerbate Depression-Attributable Functional Impairment Among Recently-Active Depressed Cases”. 2014. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Fairman B. J., Anthony J. C. “Evidence from a Cannabis Use Disorders Multiple Causes Model for the Cannabis-Tobacco Combination Known as ‘Blunts’”. 2013. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Diego, CA.
Fairman B. J., Anthony J. C. “Does Quitting Nicotine Reduce Cocaine Involvement?”. 2012. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Palm Springs, CA.
Fairman B. J, Anthony J. C. “Can Cocaine Use Be Prevented By Getting Tobacco Cigarette Users To Give Up The Habit?”. 2012. Michigan Epidemiology Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Recent Peer Review
Last 3 Years
- Journal of the American Medical Association
- American Journal of Public Health
- Drug and Alcohol Dependence
College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2009 to Present
Society for Prevention Research, 2014 to Present
Department of Mental Health
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway, Room 788
Baltimore, MD 21205
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
James C. Anthony
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University
909 Fee Road
East Lansing, MI 48824