David Jernigan
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
AB, Harvard College

Dr. Jernigan is best known for his action-research approach to the issue of alcohol advertising, marketing, and promotion and its influence on young people. His work has led to better advertising regulations and a clearer understanding of the evolving structure of the alcohol industry. His work is policy relevant and scientifically rigorous. Dr. Jernigan has been very active in translating research findings into policy and practice. He testifies regularly at city, state, and national levels around alcohol advertising and youth, alcohol availability, and taxation. He also trains advocates around the world using the best evidence.

Assistant Dean
Boston University School of Public Health
Public Health Practice

Harms To Others from Drinking Among College Students
09/20/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Technical Assistance and Research Support for CityHealth
02/01/2022 - 01/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Vose River Charitable Fund de Beaumont Fdn

NEO CityHealth Fund Grant
07/01/2021 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
NEO Philanthropy, Inc

Country Alcohol Policies Validation Project
12/03/2021 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
World Health Organization

CityHealth Consulting Agreement
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
NEO Philanthropy, Inc

CityHealth Mapping Agreement
03/01/2019 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
NEO Philanthropy, Inc

City Health Consulting Agreement
04/01/2018 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
NEO Philanthropy, Inc

Marijuana Ads in Traditional and Social Media: Influence and Policy Implications
04/01/2018 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin System NIH NIDA

Monitoring the Marketing of Alcohol to Reduce Youth Exposure
10/01/2015 - 09/29/2019 (Sub-Project Level Key Person)
Johns Hopkins University HHS CDC

Shift+ Initiative
04/01/2018 - 02/28/2019 (Subcontract PI)
M&N Sparks, Inc Paso del Norte H Fdn


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  1. Rossheim ME, LoParco CR, Walker A, Livingston MD, Trangenstein PJ, Olsson S, McDonald KK, Yockey RA, Luningham JM, Kong AY, Henry D, Walters ST, Thombs DL, Jernigan DH. Delta-8 THC Retail Availability, Price, and Minimum Purchase Age. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2022 Nov 07. PMID: 36342930
  2. Rossheim ME, Peterson MS, Livingston MD, Dunlap P, Trangenstein PJ, Tran K, Emechebe OC, McDonald KK, Treffers RD, Jernigan DH, Thombs DL. Eye-tracking to examine differences in alcohol product appeal by sex among young people. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2022 Nov 02; 48(6):734-744. PMID: 36206530
  3. Jernigan DH. Protecting Children in Social Media. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Sep 01; 176(9):848-849. PMID: 35816324
  4. Jernigan DH. Economic Competition in the Alcohol Trade Should Not Trump Public Health. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2022 Sep; 83(5):637-639. PMID: 36136432
  5. Trangenstein PJ, Tiongson PJD, Lu Y, Lipson SK, Xuan Z, Naimi TS, Jernigan DH. Gender and sexual identity and harms from others' drinking among U.S. college students: Results from a multi-campus survey. J Am Coll Health. 2022 Aug 29; 1-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36036804; DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2022.2112045;
  6. Trangenstein PJ, Jernigan DH. Commentary on Gunadi et al.: Opportunities to design more policy-relevant evaluations of non-medical cannabis legalization. Addiction. 2022 Oct; 117(10):2660-2661. PMID: 35821596
  7. Swahn MH, Culbreth R, Fodeman A, Cottrell-Daniels C, Tumwesigye NM, Jernigan DH, Kasirye R, Obot I. Heavy drinking and problem drinking among youth in Uganda: A structural equation model of alcohol marketing, advertisement perceptions and social norms. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2022 Sep; 41(6):1444-1456. PMID: 35761763; PMCID: PMC9546093; DOI: 10.1111/dar.13497;
  8. Trangenstein PJ, Gora Combs K, Whitehill JM, Jenkins MC, Jernigan DH, Moreno MA. Typology of Adolescents Exposed to Non-medical Cannabis Marketing and Associations with Consumption Patterns. Prev Sci. 2022 Oct; 23(7):1276-1286. PMID: 35622192
  9. Moreno MA, Jenkins M, Binger K, Kelly L, Trangenstein PJ, Whitehill JM, Jernigan DH. A Content Analysis of Cannabis Company Adherence to Marketing Requirements in Four States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2022 01; 83(1):27-36. PMID: 35040757; PMCID: PMC8819899; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2022.83.27;
  10. Jernigan DH, Cureg JB, Mitchell M, Arria AM. Improving Campus Alcohol Policies Through Assessment and Scoring. Health Promot Pract. 2023 Mar; 24(2):366-372. PMID: 34823384
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What are borgs, the TikTok-trending drinks UMass blamed in part for ‘Blarney Blowout’ hospitalizations?

The Boston Globe 3/6/2023

Is any amount of alcohol safe? It depends on your taste for risk.

USA Today 2/17/2023


‘No one really wants to talk about alcohol’: Alcohol abuse costs Mass. more than $5 billion yearly, new analysis finds

The Boston Globe 12/13/2022

Alcohol and Cancer Risk: Most Americans Aren't Aware of the Link

Healthline 12/1/2022

Alcohol and Cancer Risk: Most Americans Aren't Aware of the Link

Healthline 12/1/2022

1 in 5 deaths of US adults 20 to 49 is from excessive drinking, study shows

CNN 11/2/2022

POV: Will Bringing Back “Happy Hours” Make Us Happy?

BU Today 9/19/2022

Rise in Deaths Spurs Effort to Raise Alcohol Taxes

The New York Times 9/11/2022

Alcohol Companies Benefit From Underage Drinking

Inside Higher Ed 10/28/2021

Alcohol Is the Breast Cancer Risk No One Wants to Talk About

WIRED 10/5/2021

Happy? Sad? Stressed? How Drinking Became the Answer to Everything

The New York Times 7/6/2021

Alcohol companies make $17.5 billion a year off of underage drinking, while prevention efforts are starved for cash

The Conversation 6/10/2021

What’s Behind the Growth in Alcohol Consumption?

The New York Times 4/19/2021

America is drinking its way through the coronavirus crisis – that means more health woes ahead

The Conversation 4/8/2020

Coronavirus brings quick changes to state alcohol laws

The Hill 4/1/2020

Debate has erupted over an initiative petition that would let more Mass. stores sell wine and beer. Here’s what to know.

Boston.com 2/11/2020

More beer outlets could mean more violence, researchers say

The Boston Globe 2/10/2020

Binge drinking and teenagers: What are they thinking?

WHYY 11/25/2019

How Instagram Can Make Quitting Drinking Harder

OneZero 8/28/2019

Sobering Up in an Alcohol-Soaked Nation

Epoch Times 7/29/2019

Alcohol-soaked American culture faces a countertrend: Sober bars, parties and raves

USA Today 7/2/2019

These policies were supposed to stop pregnant women from drinking. A new study says they’re hurting babies.

Vox 5/8/2019

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

AP 12/17/2018

The High Cost Of Alcohol Misuse In The US

The Fix 11/21/2018

Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The biggest increases are among women

USA Today 11/16/2018

Alcohol Companies Are Funding Research To Convince You Drinking Is Healthy

The Huffington Post 4/14/2018

2015-2016 Lipitz Public Health Policy Faculty Award
2014 43rd Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of Australia: Basil Hetzel Oration speaker
2010 National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD): Award of Excellence
2004 Alcohol in Developing Societies (co-author): Addiction Book Prize
1996 American Council on Alcohol Problems: National Citation of Merit Award
1983-1984 University of California at Berkeley Department of Sociology: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Exceptional Teacher
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Underage Alcohol Use
Advertising as Topic
Alcoholic Beverages
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