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Craig S. Ross, PhD, MBA

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6831-6023
 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2015Boston University School of Public Health/Medical School: Nominee - Early Independence Award
2014Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine: New Investigator Award
2014-2019Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 5U48DP005045-02 - Monitoring the Marketing of Alcohol to Reduce Youth Exposure
2013Boston University School of Public Health: Best Research Poster - Fall Research Symposium
2013Society of Epidemiologic Research: Finalist - Innovative Methods in Epidemiologic Research
2012Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine: Finalist - New Investigator
2011Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine: Finalist - New Investigator
2011-2015National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: R01AA020309 - ABRAND Alcohol Brand Research Among Underage Youth
2009-2014Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: U58DP002072 - Monitoring the Marketing of Alcohol to Reduce Youth Exposure
2009-2013Boston University School of Public Health: T32-HD052458 Boston University Reproductive Perinatal and Pediatric Training Grant
2008Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Food Advertising and Childhood Obesity
2002-2008Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Pew Charitable Trusts: Alcohol Marketing and Youth
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Craig S. Ross is a Research Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology Department at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests include substance use, particularly substance use initiation, social and familial determinants of substance abuse, and health concerns of vulnerable populations including immigrants, youth, and women. He is also interested in novel research designs using ecological momentary assessment methods to examine real-life contexts for substance use. Dr. Ross has been the primary scientific advisor to the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth since its inception in 2002. He has developed innovative research methods to examine the influence of media exposure on alcohol use, particularly among underage drinkers. Dr. Ross has also collaborated for researchers at The Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital to investigate media exposure and alcohol initiation. He received in Ph.D. in epidemiology in 2014 from the Boston University School of Public Health where he was awarded a pre-doctoral training grant through the Boston University Reproductive Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (BURPPE) program. Dr. Ross was awarded the New Investigator Award by the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine in 2014. He received in Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1991 and his B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982.

 Publications
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  1. Jernigan DH, Padon A, Ross CS, Borzekowski D. Self-reported Youth and Adult Exposure to Alcohol Marketing in Traditional and Digital Media. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2017; (In Press).
  2. Smith VM, Siegel M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Firearm-Related Laws in All 50 States, 1991-2016. American Journal of Public Health. 2017; (In Press).
  3. Ross CS, Henehan ER, Jernigan DH. Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising in National Magazines in the United States, 2001-2011. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jan; 107(1):136-142. PMID: 27854528.
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  4. Naimi TS, Ross CS, Siegel MB, DeJong W, Jernigan DH. Amount of Televised Alcohol Advertising Exposure and the Quantity of Alcohol Consumed by Youth. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Sep; 77(5):723-9. PMID: 27588530.
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  5. Siegel M, Galloway A, Ross CS, Binakonsky J, Jernigan DH. Jello Shot Consumption among Underage Youths in the United States. J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse. 2016; 25(3):188-193. PMID: 27087771.
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  6. Ross CS, Brewer RD, Jernigan DH. The Potential Impact of a "No-Buy" List on Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Cable Television. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Jan; 77(1):7-16. PMID: 26751350.
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  7. Siegel M, Ross CS, Albers AB, DeJong W, King C, Naimi TS, Jernigan DH. The relationship between exposure to brand-specific alcohol advertising and brand-specific consumption among underage drinkers--United States, 2011-2012. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2016; 42(1):4-14. PMID: 26479468.
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  8. Ross CS, Sparks A, Jernigan, DH. Assessing the impact of stricter alcohol advertising standards: the case of Beam Global Spirits. Journal of Public Affairs. 2015; TBD(TBD):Online.
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  9. Ross CS, Sparks A, Jernigan DH. Assessing the Impact of Stricter Alcohol Advertising Standards: The Case of Beam Global Spirits. J Public Aff. 2016 Aug; 16(3):245-254. PMID: 28042284.
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  10. Siegel M, Kurland RP, Castrini M, Morse C, de Groot A, Retamozo C, Roberts SP, Ross CS, Jernigan DH. Potential youth exposure to alcohol advertising on the internet: A study of internet versions of popular television programs. J Subst Use. 2016; 21(4):361-367. PMID: 27212891.
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  11. Roberts SP, Siegel MB, DeJong W, Ross CS, Naimi T, Albers A, Skeer M, Rosenbloom DL, Jernigan DH. Brands matter: Major findings from the Alcohol Brand Research Among Underage Drinkers (ABRAND) project. Addict Res Theory. 2016; 24(1):32-39. PMID: 27034628.
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  12. Ross CS,Maple E,Siegel M,DeJong W,Naimi TS,Padon AA,Borzekowski DL,Jernigan DH. The relationship between population-level exposure to alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth in the US. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2015; 3(50):358-364.
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  13. Ross CS, Ostroff J, Naimi TS, DeJong W, Siegel MB, Jernigan DH. Selection of branded alcoholic beverages by underage drinkers. J Adolesc Health. 2015 May; 56(5):564-70. PMID: 25907655.
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  14. Christensen CG, Bickham D, Ross CS, Rich M. Multitasking With Television Among Adolescents. J Broadcast Electron Media. 2015; 59(1):130-148. PMID: 26549930.
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  15. Albers AB, Siegel M, Ramirez RL, Ross C, DeJong W, Jernigan DH. Flavored alcoholic beverage use, risky drinking behaviors, and adverse outcomes among underage drinkers: results from the ABRAND Study. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):810-5. PMID: 25713955.
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  16. Borzekowski DL, Ross CS, Jernigan DH, DeJong W, Siegel M. Patterns of media use and alcohol brand consumption among underage drinking youth in the United States. J Health Commun. 2015; 20(3):314-20. PMID: 25631372.
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  17. Siegel M, Chen K, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Ostroff J, Ross CS, Jernigan DH. Differences in alcohol brand consumption between underage youth and adults-United States, 2012. Subst Abus. 2015; 36(1):106-12. PMID: 24483601.
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  18. Jernigan DH, Ross CS. Commentary on Bosque-Prous et?al. (2014): Alcohol advertising and older adults. Addiction. 2014 Oct; 109(10):1644-5. PMID: 25163709.
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  19. Shrier LA, Ross CS, Blood EA. Momentary positive and negative affect preceding marijuana use events in youth. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 Sep; 75(5):781-9. PMID: 25208196.
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  20. Siegel M, Negussie Y, Vanture S, Pleskunas J, Ross CS, King C. The relationship between gun ownership and stranger and nonstranger firearm homicide rates in the United States, 1981-2010. Am J Public Health. 2014 Oct; 104(10):1912-9. PMID: 25121817.
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  21. Ross CS, Ostroff J, Siegel MB, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Jernigan DH. Youth alcohol brand consumption and exposure to brand advertising in magazines. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 Jul; 75(4):615-22. PMID: 24988260.
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  22. Ross CS, Maple E, Siegel M, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Ostroff J, Padon AA, Borzekowski DL, Jernigan DH. The relationship between brand-specific alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Aug; 38(8):2234-42. PMID: 24986257.
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  23. Siegel M, Ross CS, King C. Examining the relationship between the prevalence of guns and homicide rates in the USA using a new and improved state-level gun ownership proxy. Inj Prev. 2014 Dec; 20(6):424-6. PMID: 24740937.
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  24. Ross, CS. Social and Familial Risk Factors for Drinking Initiation and Affective Response to Marijuana Use. Boston, MA. 2014.
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  25. Ross CS, Ostroff J, Jernigan DH. Evidence of underage targeting of alcohol advertising on television in the United States: lessons from the Lockyer v. Reynolds decisions. J Public Health Policy. 2014 Feb; 35(1):105-18. PMID: 24424494.
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  26. Fortunato EK, Siegel M, Ramirez RL, Ross C, DeJong W, Albers AB, Jernigan DH. Brand-specific consumption of flavored alcoholic beverages among underage youth in the United States. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2014 Jan; 40(1):51-7. PMID: 24266600.
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  27. Jernigan, DH Ross, CS Ostroff, J McKnight-Eily, LR Brewer, RD. Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Television – 25 markets, United States, 2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2013; 44(62):877-880.
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  28. Siegel M, Ross CS, King C. The relationship between gun ownership and firearm homicide rates in the United States, 1981-2010. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov; 103(11):2098-105. PMID: 24028252.
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  29. Siegel M, Ross CS, King C. A new proxy measure for state-level gun ownership in studies of firearm injury prevention. Inj Prev. 2014 Jun; 20(3):204-7. PMID: 23956369.
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  30. Siegel M, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Fortunato EK, Albers AB, Heeren T, Rosenbloom DL, Ross C, Ostroff J, Rodkin S, King C, Borzekowski DL, Rimal RN, Padon AA, Eck RH, Jernigan DH. Brand-specific consumption of alcohol among underage youth in the United States. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jul; 37(7):1195-203. PMID: 23398328.
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  31. Siegel M, DeJong W, Naimi TS, Heeren T, Rosenbloom DL, Ross C, Ostroff J, Jernigan DH. Alcohol brand preferences of underage youth: results from a pilot survey among a national sample. Subst Abus. 2011 Oct; 32(4):191-201. PMID: 22014249.
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  32. Ross C, Ancoli-Israel S, Redline S, Stone K, Fredman L. Association between insomnia symptoms and weight change in older women: caregiver--study of osteoporotic fractures study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Sep; 59(9):1697-704. PMID: 21883114.
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  33. Giga NM, Binakonsky J, Ross C, Siegel M. The nature and extent of flavored alcoholic beverage consumption among underage youth: results of a national brand-specific survey. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2011 Jul; 37(4):229-34. PMID: 21517708.
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  34. Binakonsky J, Giga N, Ross C, Siegel M. Jello shot consumption among older adolescents: a pilot study of a newly identified public health problem. Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(6):828-35. PMID: 21174500.
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  35. Schwartz MB, Ross C, Harris JL, Jernigan DH, Siegel M, Ostroff J, Brownell KD. Breakfast cereal industry pledges to self-regulate advertising to youth: will they improve the marketing landscape? J Public Health Policy. 2010 Apr; 31(1):59-73. PMID: 20200526.
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  36. Chung PJ, Garfield CF, Elliott MN, Ostroff J, Ross C, Jernigan DH, Vestal KD, Schuster MA. Association between adolescent viewership and alcohol advertising on cable television. Am J Public Health. 2010 Mar; 100(3):555-62. PMID: 19696391.
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  37. King C, Siegel M, Jernigan DH, Wulach L, Ross C, Dixon K, Ostroff J. Adolescent exposure to alcohol advertising in magazines: an evaluation of advertising placement in relation to underage youth readership. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Dec; 45(6):626-33. PMID: 19931836.
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  38. Siegel, M King, C Ostroff, J Ross, C Dixon, K Jernigan, DH. Comment — Alcohol Advertising in Magazines and Youth Readership: Are Youths Disproportionately Exposed?. Contemporary Economic Policy. 2008; 3(26):482-492.
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  39. Jernigan, DH Ostroff, J Ross, C Naimi, TS Brewer, RD. Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising in Magazines --- United States, 2001--2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2007; 30(56):763-767.
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  40. Jernigan, DH Ostroff, J Ross, C Naimi, TS Brewer, RD . Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Radio --- United States, June--August 2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2006; 34(55):937-940.
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  41. Jernigan DH, Ostroff J, Ross C. Alcohol advertising and youth: a measured approach. J Public Health Policy. 2005 Sep; 26(3):312-25. PMID: 16167559.
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  42. Jernigan DH, Ostroff J, Ross C, O'Hara JA. Sex differences in adolescent exposure to alcohol advertising in magazines. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Jul; 158(7):629-34. PMID: 15237061.
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