Philip Veliz

Professional Title

Research Assistant Professor, Applied Biostatistics Laboratory, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, School of Nursing


Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)


Dr. Veliz is an Assistant Research Professor at the School of Nursing’s Applied Biostatistics Laboratory and Associate Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center.  Dr. Veliz’s research primarily involves examining large-scale secondary data sets to assess adolescent substance use, health, and participation in organized sports.  As a data analyst, Dr. Veliz has published extensively using data sets like the Monitoring the Future, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, and Office of Civil Rights Data Collection and continues to work with new and existing secondary data sources that focus on substance use and health.  Dr. Veliz is currently co-investigator on several NIH funded projects assessing prescription drug use, cigarette, and e-cigarette use using data from the Monitoring the Future and National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III.  

Research Interests

physical activity
substance use disorder
quantitative research
adolescent health