Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Brian C. Kelly and Mike Vuolo. Forthcoming. “Developing Explanatory Models for Life Course Shifts in the Burden of Substance Use to Inform Future Policy and Practice.” International Journal of Drug Policy.

  2. Eric Janssen, Mike Vuolo, Clément Gérome, and Agnès Cadet-Taïrou. Forthcoming. “Mixed Methods to Assess the Use of Rare Illicit Psychoactive Substances: A Case Study.” Epidemiologic Methods.

  3. Laura C. Frizzell, Mike Vuolo, and Brian C. Kelly. Forthcoming. “Integrating Theories of Gender and Sexuality with Deviance: The Case of Prescription Drug Misuse during Sex.” Gender & Society.

  4. Sadé Lindsay and Mike Vuolo. Forthcoming. “Criminalized or Medicalized? Examining the Role of Race in Responses to Drug Use.” Social Problems.

  5. Brian C. Kelly, Mark Pawson, and Mike Vuolo. 2020. “Beliefs on COVID-19 among Electronic Cigarette Users: Behavioral Responses and Implications for COVID Prevention and E-cigarette Interventions.Journal of Drug Issues. Online early.

  6. Eric G. LaPlant and Mike Vuolo. 2020. “The Significance of Race: Overcoming Obstacles in the Adoption of Ban the Box Laws.The Sociological Quarterly. Online early.

  7. Brian C. Kelly and Mike Vuolo. 2020. “Nightlife Scene Involvement and Patterns of Prescription Drug Misuse.Drug and Alcohol Review 39(7):888-97.

  8. Laura C. Frizzell, Mike Vuolo, and Brian C. Kelly. 2020. “State Pain Management Clinic Policies and County Opioid Prescribing: A Fixed Effects Analysis.Drug and Alcohol Dependence 216:108239.

  9. Mike Vuolo, Brian C. Kelly, and Vincent Roscigno. 2020. “COVID-19 Mask Requirements as a Workers’ Rights Issue: Parallels to Smoking Bans.American Journal of Preventive Medicine 59(5):764-67.

  10. Mike Vuolo and João Matias. 2020. “Sources of Drug Acquisition among Females and Males in the European Web Survey on Drugs.International Journal of Drug Policy 81:102777.

  11. Jeremy Staff, Alyssa M. Yetter, Kelsey Cundiff, Nayan Ramirez, Mike Vuolo, and Jeylan T. Mortimer. 2020. “Is Teenage Employment Still a Risk Factor for High School Dropout?Journal of Research on Adolescence 30(2):406-22

  12. Eric Janssen, Agnès Cadet-Taïrou, Clément Gérome, and Mike Vuolo. 2020. “Estimating the Size of Crack Cocaine Users in France: Methods for an Elusive Population with High Heterogeneity.: International Journal of Drug Policy 76:102637.

  13. Jeremy Staff, Jennifer Maggs, Christopher Seto, Julia Dillavou, and Mike Vuolo. 2020. “Electronic and Combustible Cigarette Use in Adolescence: Links with Adjustment, Delinquency, and Other Substance Use.Journal of Adolescent Health 66(1):39-47.

  14. Brian C. Kelly and Mike Vuolo. 2019. “Cognitive Aptitude, Peers, and Trajectories of Marijuana Use from Adolescence through Young Adulthood.PLOS ONE 14(10):e0223152.

  15. Mike Vuolo, Bradley R. E. Wright, and Sadé Lindsay. 2019. “Inmate Responses to Experiences with Court System Procedural and Distributive Justice.The Prison Journal 99(6):725-47.

  16. Elaine Hernandez, Mike Vuolo, Laura C. Frizzell, and Brian C. Kelly. 2019. “Moving Upstream: The Role of Tobacco Clean Air Restrictions on Educational Inequalities in Smoking among Young Adults.Demography 56(5):1693-1721.

  17. David Melamed and Mike Vuolo. 2019. “Assessing Differences between Nested and Cross-Classified Hierarchical Models.Sociological Methodology 49(1):220-57.

  18. Brian C. Kelly and Mike Vuolo. 2019. “Social Network Ties to Nightlife and Healthcare Professionals and Prescription Drug Misuse among Young Adults.International Journal of Drug Policy 66:48-56.

  19. Ty Miller and Mike Vuolo. 2018. “Examining the Anti-Ascetic Hypothesis through Social Control Theory: Delinquency, Religion, and Reciprocation across the Early Life Course.Crime & Delinquency 64(11)1458-88.

  20. Richard A. Grucza, Mike Vuolo, Melissa J. Krauss, Andrew D. Plunk, Arpana Agrawal, Frank J. Chaloupka, and Laura J. Beirut. 2018. “Cannabis Decriminalization: A Study of Recent Policy Change in Five States.International Journal of Drug Policy 59:67-75.

  21. Brian C. Kelly, Mike Vuolo, Laura C. Frizzell, and Elaine Hernandez. 2018. “Denormalization, Smoke-Free Air Policy, and Tobacco Use among Young Adults.Social Science & Medicine 211:70-77. *WINNER, American Sociological Association Section on Medical Sociology 2019 Light Award for the Applied or Public Practice of Medical Sociology.

  22. Brian C. Kelly and Mike Vuolo. 2018. “Trajectories of Marijuana Use and the Transition to Adulthood.Social Science Research 73:175-88.

  23. Paul Bellair, Mike Vuolo, and Eric G. LaPlant. 2018. “Frequent Drug Use and Negative Employment Outcomes among the Criminally Active.Substance Use & Misuse 53(5):828-36.

  24. Mike Vuolo, Joy Kadowaki, and Brian C. Kelly. 2017. “Marijuana’s Moral Entrepreneurs, Then and Now.” Contexts 16(4):20-25. Accompanying quote sources

  25. Mike Vuolo. 2017. “Copula Models for Sociology: Measures of Dependence and Probabilities for Joint Distributions.” Sociological Methods & Research 46(3):604-48. Accompanying R code.

  26. Brian C. Kelly, Emily Harris, and Mike Vuolo. 2017. “Psychosocial Influences of the Escalation of Deviance: The Case of Prescription Drug Sniffing.” Deviant Behavior 38(8):941-56.

  27. Mike Vuolo, Christopher Uggen, and Sarah Lageson. 2017. “Race, Recession, and Social Closure in the Low Wage Labor Market: Experimental and Observational Evidence.” Research in the Sociology of Work 30:141-83.

  28. Brian C. Kelly, Mike Vuolo, and Alexandra Marin. 2017. “Multiple Dimensions of Peer Effects and Deviance: The Case of Prescription Drug Misuse among Young Adults.” Socius 3:1-18.

  29. Mike Vuolo, Sarah Lageson, and Christopher Uggen. 2017. “Criminal Record Questions in the Era of ‘Ban the Box.'” Criminology & Public Policy 16(1):139-65.

  30. Jeylan T. Mortimer, Minzee Kim, Jeremy Staff, and Mike Vuolo. 2016. “Unemployment, Parental Help, and Self-Efficacy during the Transition to Adulthood.” Work and Occupations 43(4):434-65.

  31. Mike Vuolo, Brian C. Kelly, and Joy Kadowaki. 2016. “Impact of Total Vending Machine Restrictions on U.S. Young Adult Smoking.” Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18(11):2092-99.

  32. Mike Vuolo, Joy Kadowaki, and Brian C. Kelly. 2016. “A Multilevel Test of Constrained Choices Theory: The Case of Tobacco Clean Air Restrictions.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 57(3):351-72.

  33. Mike Vuolo, Jeylan T. Mortimer, and Jeremy Staff. 2016. “The Value of Educational Degrees in Turbulent Economic Times: Evidence from the Youth Development Study.” Social Science Research 57:233-52

  34. Mike Vuolo, Christopher Uggen, and Sarah Lageson. 2016. “Statistical Power in Experimental Audit Studies: Cautions and Calculations for Matched Tests with Nominal Outcomes.” Sociological Methods & Research 45(2):260-303. Online appendices. Accompanying R code.

  35. Mike Vuolo, Brian C. Kelly, and Joy Kadowaki. 2016. “Independent and Interactive Effects of Smoking Bans and Tobacco Taxes on a Cohort of U.S. Young Adults.” American Journal of Public Health 106(2):374-80.

  36. Scott R. Eliason, Jeylan T. Mortimer, and Mike Vuolo. 2015. “The Transition to Adulthood: Life Course Structures and Subjective Perceptions.” Social Psychology Quarterly 78(3):205-27.

  37. Brian C. Kelly, Mike Vuolo, Mark Pawson, Brooke E. Wells, and Jeffrey T. Parsons. 2015. “Chasing the Bean: Prescription Drug Smoking among Youth.” Journal of Adolescent Health 56(6):632-38.

  38. Brian C. Kelly, H. Jonathon Rendina, Mike Vuolo, Brooke E. Wells, and Jeffrey T. Parsons. 2015. “A Typology of Prescription Drug Misuse: A Latent Class Approach to Differences and Harms.” Drug and Alcohol Review 34(2):211-20.

  39. Sarah Lageson, Mike Vuolo, and Christopher Uggen. 2015. “Legal Ambiguity in Managerial Assessments of Criminal Records.” Law & Social Inquiry 40(1):175-204.

  40. Joy Kadowaki, Mike Vuolo, and Brian C. Kelly. 2015. “A Review of the Current Geographic Distribution of and Debate Surrounding Electronic Cigarette Clean Air Regulations in the United States.” Health & Place 31:75-82.

  41. Brian C. Kelly, H. Jonathon Rendina, Mike Vuolo, Brooke E. Wells, and Jeffrey T. Parsons. 2015. “Influences of Motivational Contexts on Prescription Drug Misuse and Related Drug Problems.” Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 48(1):49-55.

  42. Mike Vuolo, Kenneth F. Ferraro, Patricia M. Morton, and Ting-Ying Yang. 2014. “Why Do Older People Change Their Ratings of Childhood Health?Demography 51(6):1999-2023.

  43. Christopher Uggen, Mike Vuolo, Sarah Lageson, Ebony Ruhland, and Hilary Whitham. 2014. “The Edge of Stigma: An Experimental Audit of the Effects of Low-level Criminal Records on Employment.” Criminology 52(4):627-54.

  44. Mike Vuolo, Brian C. Kelly, Brooke E. Wells, and Jeffrey T. Parsons. 2014. “Correlates of Prescription Drug Market Involvement among Young Adults.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 143:257-262.

  45. Mike Vuolo, Christopher Uggen, and Sarah Lageson. 2014. “Taste Clusters of Music and Drugs: Evidence from Three Analytic Levels.” British Journal of Sociology 65(3):529-54.

  46. Mike Vuolo. 2014. “Incorporating Consensus and Conflict into the Legitimacy of Law.” Crime, Law and Social Change 62(2):155-70.

  47. Mike Vuolo, Jeylan T. Mortimer, and Jeremy Staff. 2014. “Adolescent Precursors of Pathways from School to Work.” Journal of Research on Adolescence 24(1):145-62.

  48. Mike Vuolo and Jeremy Staff. 2013. “Parent and Child Cigarette Use: A Longitudinal, Multigenerational Study.” Pediatrics 132(3):e568-e577.

  49. Mike Vuolo. 2013. “National-Level Drug Policy and Young People’s Illicit Drug Use: A Multilevel Analysis of the European Union.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 131(1-2):149-56.

  50. Mike Vuolo. 2013. “The Criminal Law and Public Health Context of Drug Policy Support among Young People in the European Union.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 54(1):3-28.

  51. Mike Vuolo, Jeremy Staff, and Jeylan T. Mortimer. 2012. “Weathering the Great Recession: Psychological and Behavioral Trajectories in the Transition from School to Work.” Developmental Psychology 48(6):1759-73.

  52. Mike Vuolo. 2012. “Placing Deviance in a Legal and Local Context: A Multilevel Analysis of Cigarette Use in the European Union.” Social Forces 90(4):1377-1402.

  53. Mayumi Uno, Jeylan T. Mortimer, Minzee Kim, and Mike Vuolo. 2010. “‘Holding On’ or ‘Coming to Terms’ with Educational Underachievement: A Longitudinal Study of Ambition and Attainment.” New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development 130:41-56.

  54. Mike Vuolo and Candace Kruttschnitt. 2008. “Prisoners’ Adjustment, Correctional Officers, and Context: The Foreground and Background of Punishment in Late Modernity.” Law & Society Review 42(2):307-36.

  55. Jeylan T. Mortimer, Mike Vuolo, Jeremy Staff, Sara Wakefield, and Wanling Xie. 2008. “Tracing the Timing of ‘Career’ Acquisition in a Contemporary Youth Cohort.” Work and Occupations 35(1):44-84.

  56. Candace Kruttschnitt and Mike Vuolo. 2007. “The Cultural Context of Women Prisoners’ Mental Health: A Comparison of Two Prison Systems.” Punishment & Society 9(2): 115-50.

Book chapters

  1. Mike Vuolo, Christopher Uggen, and Sarah Lageson. 2018. “To Match or Not to Match? Statistical and Substantive Considerations in Audit Design and Analysis.” In S.M. Gaddis (ed.), Audit Studies: Behind the Scenes with Theory, Method, and Nuance. New York: Springer.

  2. Jeremy Staff, Nayan Ramirez, and Mike Vuolo. 2015. “The Transition to Adulthood Matters.” In P.R. Amato, A. Booth, S.M. McHale, and J. Van Hook (eds.), Families in an Era of Increasing Inequality: Diverging Destinies. New York: Springer.

  3. Jeylan T. Mortimer, Mike Vuolo, and Jeremy Staff. 2014. “Agentic Pathways toward Fulfillment in Work.” In A. C. Keller, R. Samuel, M. M. Bergman, and N. K. Semmer (eds.), Psychological, Educational, and Sociological Perspectives on Success and Well-Being in Career Development. New York: Springer.

Papers under review

Brian C. Kelly and Mike Vuolo. “Do Naloxone Access Laws Affect Perceived Risk of Heroin Use?: Evidence from National U.S. Data.” Revise and resubmit.

Brian C. Kelly, Mike Vuolo, and Laura C. Frizzell. “Pediatric Drug Overdose Mortality: Contextual and Policy Effects for Children Under 12.” Revise and resubmit.

Eric G. LaPlant, Lesley Schneider, and Mike Vuolo. “Employment Application Criminal Record Questions and Willingness to Apply: A Mixed Method Study of Defeatism and Perseverance.”

Lesley Schneider, Mike Vuolo, Sarah Lageson, and Christopher Uggen. “Before and After Ban the Box: Who Complies with Anti-Discrimination Law?”

Jack Lam and Mike Vuolo. “Later-Life Transitions and Changes in Prescription Medication Use for Pain and Depression.”

Mike Vuolo, Eric Janssen, Olivier Le Nézet, and Stanislas Spilka. “A Multilevel Analysis of Past Month E-cigarette Use among Youth in France.”

Mike Vuolo, Sadé Lindsay, and Brian C. Kelly. “Further Consideration of the Impact of Tobacco Control Policies on Young Adult Smoking in Light of the Liberalization of Cannabis Policies.”

Mike Vuolo, Laura C. Frizzell, and Brian C. Kelly. “Trends in Drug-Implicated Mortality: Psychoactive Drugs as a Contributing But Non-Primary Cause of Death.”

Available working papers

Lesley Schneider, Eric G. LaPlant, and Mike Vuolo. “A Longitudinal Qualitative Examination of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Reintegration of Individuals with Criminal Records.”

Mike Vuolo, Laura C. Frizzell, and Brian C. Kelly. “Surveillance, Self-Governance, and Mortality: Impact of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on U.S. Overdose Mortality, 2000-2016.”

Paul Bellair, Mike Vuolo, Eric G. LaPlant, and Robert Apel. “Pushing Back on Pessimism: Examining the Short-Term Relationship between Paycheck Work and Crime in the Presence of Illegal Income.”

Julie S. Barrows and Mike Vuolo. “Institutional Influences on Police Practices: Adoption of the Gang Task Force Approach to Combating Criminal Gang Activity.”