Duane McBride

Duane McBride

Duane McBride

Title: Senior Research Professor, Sociology
Director, Institute for Prevention of Addictions

Office Location: Buller Hall 211
E-mail: mcbride@andrews.edu


  • PhD Sociology: Deviant Behavior, Social Control, & Adolescent Drug Use; University of Kentucky (1976)
  • MA Sociology: Industrial Organizations, University of Maryland (1970)
  • B.A. Behavioral Science, Andrews University (1968)


As an integral part of both the local community and the SDA church worldwide, Dr. McBride has become well known for his research efforts in addictions and Adventist Global Church Member surveys. Joining the Department of Behavioral Sciences (now the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences), in 1986, Dr. McBride took over as Chair of the Behavioral Sciences department from Dr. LaBianca in 1992 and continued to serve in that position for 23 years. In addition to his work in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Dr. McBride serves on the Berrien County Board of Public Health, on the National Institute of Health Grant Review Committee, and as the Executive Director of the Institute for Prevention of Addictions. In his current role of Senior Research Professor, Dr. McBride continues to work on and publish research in collaboration with individuals both at Andrews and abroad and to prepare for the 2023 Global Church Member Survey.

Current Research or Professional Activities


  • Baltazar, A., Hopkins, G., McBride, D., VanderWaal, C., Pepper, S,. & Mackey, S. (2012). Parental Influence on Inhalant Use. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 25-37.
  • McBride, D. C., Chriqui, J. F., Terry-McElrath, Y. M., & Mulatu, M.S. (2012). Drug Treatment Program Ownership, Medicaid Acceptance, and Service Provision. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 42, 116-124.
  • McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., Terry-McElrath, Y.M., & Mulatu, M.S. (2012). Drug Treatment Program Ownership, Medicaid Acceptance and Service Provision, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 42 (2):116-124.
  • Johnson, B., McBride, D. C. Hopkins, G.; Pepper (2011) An Examination of Parent-Child Relationships and Teen Substance Use. Journal Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.
  • Helm, H. W., Bailey, K.G.D., McBride D.C., LaBianca, O.S. (2011) Creating a Research Culture in a Small Non-Selective Department. Psychology Journal, 8 (3):93-101
  • McBride, D.C., Terry-McElrath, Y.T.M., Chriqui, J.F., O’Connor, J.C., VanderWaal, C.J. & Mattson, K.L. (2011). State Methamphetamine Precursor Policies and Changes in Small Toxic Lab Methamphetamine Production. Journal of Drug Issues, 41(2):253-282.
  • Terry-McElrath, Y.M., J.F. Chriqui, D.C. McBride D.C. (2011). Factors Related to Medicaid Payment Acceptance at Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. Health Services Research 46(2):632-653.
  • Weaver, J.B.III, Weaver, S.S., Mays, D., Hopkins, G.L., Kannenberg, W., & McBride D. (2011). Mental- and Physical-Health Indicators and Sexually Explicit Media-Use Behavior by Adults. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 764-772. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.02030.x
  • Baltazar, A., Helm, H., McBride, D.C., Hopkins, G., Stevens, J. (2010) Internet Pornography Use in the Context of External and Internal Religiosity. Journal of Psychology and Theology 38(1), 32-40.
  • Terry-McElrath, Y.M., Chriqui, J.F., Bates, H., McBride, D.C. (2009) Do State Policies Matter in Prosecutor Reported Juvenile Marijuana Case Disposition? Crime and Delinquency https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0011128709348457.
  • McBride, D.C., Terry-McElrath, Y.M., Inciardi, J.A., Leukefeld, C. & Terry-McElrath. (2009). Reflections on Drug Policy. Journal of Drug Issues. 39, 71-88
  • Terry-McElrath, Y.M., McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., O’Malley, P.M., VanderWaal, C.J., (2009) Prosecutor Reported Marijuana Case Dispositions and Community Youth Marijuana-Related Attitudes and Behaviors. Crime and Delinquency.55, 600-626.
  • Helm, H. W. Jr., McBride, D. C., Knox, D., & Zusman, M. (2009). The Influence of a Conservative Religion on Premarital Sexual Behavior of University Students. North American Journal of Psychology. 11(2), 231-245.
  • Helm, H. W. Jr., Lien, L.M., McBride, D.C. & Bell, B. (2009). Comparison of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Trends Between a Prohibitionist University and National Data Sets. Journal of Research on Christian Education. 18(2), 231-245.
  • Chriqui, J.F., Terry-McElrath, Y., McBride, D.C., and Eidson, S.S. (2008). State Policies Matter: The Case of the Outpatient Drug Treatment Program Practices. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 35, 13–21.
  • Felt, J., McBride, D.C., and Helm, H. (2008). Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Use Within a Religious Affiliated University. Journal of Drug Issues. 38, 799-819.
  • McBride, D.C., Terry-McElrath, Y.M., VanderWaal, C.J., Chriqui, J.F., & Myllyluoma, J. (2008). United States Public Health Agency Involvement in Illicit Drug Policy, Planning and Prevention, 1999-2003. American Journal of Public Health.98, 270-277.
  • Chriqui, J.F., Terry-McElrath, Y.M., McBride, D.C., Eidson, S.S., VanderWaal, C.J. (2007). Does Licensure or Certification Impact Outpatient Treatment Program Practices? Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research, 34, 309-328.
  • McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., VanderWaal, C., O’Connor, J. Controlling Methamphetamine Precursors: From Policy to Practice – An Overview, Final Report to the National Institute of Justice, 2008.


  • Baltazar, A., Hopkins, G., VanderWaal, C. (2012). Risk and Protective Factors in Students Use of Alcohol and Engaging in Sexual Activity. Towards New Horizons in Adventist Research First Conference of SDA Human-Subject Researchers. (Oral Presentation).
  • Baltazar, A. (2012). Parental & Religiosity Influences on Alcohol Use & Sexual Behaviors Among Christian College Students. National Christian Counselors Conference. (Poster presentation).
  • McBride, D., Baltazar, A., Chelbegean, R., Hopkins, G., & Thayer, J. (2012). Family Dinners and Victimization. American Society of Criminology (Peer reviewed Roundtable).
  • McCoy, C.B., McBride, D.C., Zhao, M., Ache, R. & Comerford, M. (2010) The Role of Social Justice in Drug Use and Public Health Approaches. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
  • McBride, D.C., VanderWaal, C., Terry-McElrath, Y.T.M., Chriqui, J.F. & O’Connor, J. (2010) Community Collaboration, the Development of State Methamphetamine Precursor Chemical Laws, and Changes in State Small Toxic Lab Production. International Society for the Study of Drug Policy. Santa Monica, California.
  • McBride, D. C., Mulatu, M., Chriqui, J.F. & Terry-McElrath, Y.T.M. (2010) The Relationship between Drug Treatment Program Ownership, Medicaid Acceptance and Types of Service Provision. Addictions Health Service Research Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • McBride, D.C. & Randall, K.F. (2009). Priorities of Public Health in Mission of a Church: An Example of the Adventist Church. Seminar Presenter and Coordinator for Social Religious Behavior at the WHO Health and Lifestyle Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • McBride, D.C. & Hopkins, G. (2009), Service and Mentoring in Prevention of At-Risk Behaviors. Seminar on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs for the GC/WHO conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • McBride, D.C., Terry-McElrath, Y.M., Chriqui, J.F., O’Connor, J.C., & VanderWaal, C.J. (2009), The Relationship Between State Methamphetamine Precursor Laws and Trends in Small Toxic Lab Seizures. American Sociological Association, San Francisco, SA.
  • McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., Mulatu, M. & Terry-McElrath, Y.M. (2008) The Role of Medicaid in Substance Abuse Service Provision and Access to Services for African Americans. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program Grantee Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ.
  • McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., Mulatu, M. (October, 2008). Relationship Between Facility Ownership, Service to Medicaid Patients and Types of Treatments Services Offered. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA.
  • McBride, D.C. (2008). Session Moderator: Examining the Role of Medicaid in the Provision of Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Addiction Health Services Research Conference, Boston, MA.
  • McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., Mulatu, M. & Terry-McElrath, Y. (2008). The Role of Medicaid Acceptance in Moderating the Relationship Between Program Ownership and Service Provision in Outpatient Treatment Programs in the US. Addiction Health Services Research Conference, Boston, MA.
  • McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., Terry-McElrath, Y.M., VanderWaal, C.J., O’Connor, J.C. (2008). Controlling Methamphetamine Precursors: From Policy to Practice – An Overview of Findings. National Institute of Justice Conference, Washington D.C.


  • Wechsberg, W. M., McBride, D.C., & Surratt, H.L.(eds), (2011). In Memoriam: James A. Inciardi, Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Drug & Alcohol Studies at the University of Delaware, Journal of Drug Issues, 41 (2).