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 serves as Executive Director of the idea hub at Boston University School of Public Health and holds a faculty position in the Epidemiology Department. Dr. Ross conducts research at the intersection of commerce and public health, with a particular focus on the influence of commercially-promoted products on the health of vulnerable populations including children, adolescents, women, and immigrants. Dr. Ross has published more than 40 research studies examining the influence of alcohol advertising on underage drinking. He conducts innovative research on the use of multiple tobacco products including vaping products and heat-not-burn tobacco products. He is also interested in novel research designs using ecological momentary assessment methods to examine real-life contexts for substance use. Dr. Ross has developed unique mixed research methods to collaborate with firearm owners to design firearm suicide prevention programs. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ross worked for more than 20 years as a business strategy consultant and more than 10 years in semiconductor manufacturing designing statistical software products for manufacturing process control. He received a 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.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

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

Developing Firearm Suicide Prevention Programs Tailored to Gun Owner Population Subgroups
10/01/2018 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Alcohol Ad Monitoring
11/08/2019 - 09/29/2020 (Subcontract PI)
ABT Associates, Inc. HHS CDC

Monitoring the Marketing of Alcohol to Reduce Youth Exposure
10/01/2015 - 09/29/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Johns Hopkins University HHS CDC


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  1. Garcia MA, Rampon GL, Doros G, Jia S, Jagan N, Gillmeyer K, Berical A, Hudspeth J, Ieong M, Modzelewski KL, Schechter-Perkins EM, Ross CS, Rucci JM, Simpson S, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA. Rationale and Design of the Awake Prone Position for Early Hypoxemia in COVID-19 Study Protocol: A Clinical Trial. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 09; 18(9):1560-1566.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33647225
  2. Ross CS, Babor TF, Bartholow BD, DeJong W, Fitzgerald N, Jackson KM, Jernigan DH, Naimi TS, Noel JK, Petticrew M, Severi K, Siegel MB, Stockwell T, Tori M, Xuan Z. Call to restore funding to monitor youth exposure to alcohol advertising. Addiction. 2021 Oct; 116(10):2922-2923.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34060173
  3. Ross CS, Henehan ER, Alger C, White LF. Evaluation of monitoring youth exposure to alcohol advertising on cable television, United States 2016-19. Addiction. 2021 Apr 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33891775
  4. Harlow AF, Fetterman JL, Ross CS, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of device type, flavours and vaping behaviour with tobacco product transitions among adult electronic cigarette users in the USA. Tob Control. 2021 Jan 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33479031; PMCID: PMC8292448; DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055999;
  5. Henehan ER, Jernigan DH, Ross CS. Trends in Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Cable Television, United States, 2013-2018. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021 01; 82(1):55-59.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33573722; PMCID: PMC7901261; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2021.82.55;
  6. Blanchette JG, Ross CS, Naimi TS. The Rise and Fall of Alcohol Excise Taxes in U.S. States, 1933-2018. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2020 05; 81(3):331-338.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32527385; PMCID: PMC7299191; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2020.81.331;
  7. Jernigan D, Ross CS. The Alcohol Marketing Landscape: Alcohol Industry Size, Structure, Strategies, and Public Health Responses. J Stud Alcohol Drugs Suppl. 2020 03; Sup 19:13-25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32079559; PMCID: PMC7064002; DOI: 10.15288/jsads.2020.s19.13;
  8. Henehan ER, Joannes AE, Greaney L, Knoll S, Wong QW, Ross CS. Youth Cognitive Responses to Alcohol Promotional Messaging: A Systematic Review. J Stud Alcohol Drugs Suppl. 2020 03; Sup 19:26-41. PMID: 32079560; PMCID: PMC7063996; DOI: 10.15288/jsads.2020.s19.26;
  9. Ross CS, Henehan ER, Jernigan DH. Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising in the United States: Assessment of Two Types of Television Ratings and Implications for Voluntary Advertising Guidelines. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2020 01; 81(1):34-38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32048599; PMCID: PMC7024815; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2020.81.34;
  10. Alattas M, Ross CS, Henehan ER, Naimi TS. Alcohol policies and alcohol-attributable cancer mortality in U.S. States. Chem Biol Interact. 2020 Jan 05; 315:108885.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31678112
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