Craig S. Ross, PhD, MBA
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MBA, Northeastern University



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.

2015 Boston University School of Public Health/Medical School: Nominee - Early Independence Award
2014 Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine: New Investigator Award
2014-2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 5U48DP005045-02 - Monitoring the Marketing of Alcohol to Reduce Youth Exposure
2013 Boston University School of Public Health: Best Research Poster - Fall Research Symposium
2013 Society of Epidemiologic Research: Finalist - Innovative Methods in Epidemiologic Research
2012 Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine: Finalist - New Investigator
2011-2015 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: R01AA020309 - ABRAND Alcohol Brand Research Among Underage Youth
2011 Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine: Finalist - New Investigator
2009-2013 Boston University School of Public Health: T32-HD052458 Boston University Reproductive Perinatal and Pediatric Training Grant
2009-2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: U58DP002072 - Monitoring the Marketing of Alcohol to Reduce Youth Exposure
2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Food Advertising and Childhood Obesity
2002-2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Pew Charitable Trusts: Alcohol Marketing and Youth


Monitoring the Marketing of Alcohol to Reduce Youth Exposure
10/01/2015 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University HHS CDC
5U48DP005045-03




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Siegel M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Easiness of Legal Access to Concealed Firearm Permits and Homicide Rates in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2017 Oct 19; e1-e7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29048964; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304057;.
  2. Díez C, Kurland RP, Rothman EF, Bair-Merritt M, Fleegler E, Xuan Z, Galea S, Ross CS, Kalesan B, Goss KA, Siegel M. State Intimate Partner Violence-Related Firearm Laws and Intimate Partner Homicide Rates in the United States, 1991 to 2015. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 17; 167(8):536-543.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28975202; DOI: 10.7326/M16-2849;.
  3. King C, Siegel M, Ross CS, Jernigan DH. Alcohol Advertising in Magazines and Underage Readership: Are Underage Youth Disproportionately Exposed? Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Oct; 41(10):1775-1782. PMID: 28905397.
  4. Ross CS, Brooks DR, Aschengrau A, Siegel MB, Weinberg J, Shrier LA. Positive and negative affect following marijuana use in naturalistic settings: An ecological momentary assessment study. Addict Behav. 2018 01; 76:61-67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28756041.
  5. Smith VM, Siegel M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Broadening the Perspective on Gun Violence: An Examination of the Firearms Industry, 1990-2015. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Nov; 53(5):584-591.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28648260.
  6. Siegel M, Pahn M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Firearm-Related Laws in All 50 US States, 1991-2016. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jul; 107(7):1122-1129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28520491; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303701;.
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27588530; PMCID: PMC5015467.
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