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James E. Lange

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James E. Lange

Chairman, Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives; Coordinator, Student Health Services
San Diego State University
alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse
college programs to prevent alcohol and drug abuse


James Lange is the chairman for SDSU's Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives, or AOD Initiatives, an initiative that works with colleges to develop campus-wide programs to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. He is also an adjunct professor of social work and psychology and student health services coordinator at SDSU. Lange has been the lead researcher on a number of AOD projects and is a consultant to a wide range of AOD prevention efforts. Lange was recently selected to serve as one of five rapid-response investigators for the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Working in the AOD prevention field for more than a decade, Lange has published numerous articles on the topic. Lange received his B.A. in psychology and studio art from Pitzer College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Student Health Services, MC 4701
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego  California  92182
United States
Office Phone: 
(619) 594-4133


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