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

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley

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.

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

Harms To Others from Drinking Among College Students
09/20/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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

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

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

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


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  1. Trangenstein PJ, Peddireddy SR, Cook WK, Rossheim ME, Monteiro MG, Jernigan DH. Alcohol Policy Scores and Alcohol-Attributable Homicide Rates in 150 Countries. Am J Prev Med. 2021 09; 61(3):311-319. PMID: 34229927
  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 10; 116(10):2922-2923.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34060173
  3. Jernigan DH. Cannabis chains of influence from a US perspective. Addiction. 2021 Jun 09. PMID: 34105204
  4. Eck RH, Trangenstein PJ, Siegel M, Jernigan DH. Company-Specific Revenues From Underage Drinking. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021 05; 82(3):368-376. PMID: 34100705; PMCID: PMC8328239; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2021.82.368;
  5. Trangenstein PJ, Whitehill JM, Jenkins MC, Jernigan DH, Moreno MA. Cannabis Marketing and Problematic Cannabis Use Among Adolescents. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021 03; 82(2):288-296. PMID: 33823976
  6. 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;
  7. Rossheim ME, McDonald KK, Soule EK, Gimm GW, Livingston MD, Barnett TE, Jernigan DH, Thombs DL. Electronic cigarette explosion/burn and poisoning related emergency department visits, 2018-2019. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 12; 38(12):2637-2640. PMID: 33041151
  8. Trangenstein PJ, Sadler R, Morrison CN, Jernigan DH. Looking Back and Moving Forward: The Evolution and Potential Opportunities for the Future of Alcohol Outlet Density Measurement. Addict Res Theory. 2021; 29(2):117-128. PMID: 33883975; PMCID: PMC8054780; DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2020.1751128;
  9. Rehm J, Kilian C, Ferreira-Borges C, Jernigan D, Monteiro M, Parry CDH, Sanchez ZM, Manthey J. Alcohol use in times of the COVID 19: Implications for monitoring and policy. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2020 05; 39(4):301-304. PMID: 32358884; PMCID: PMC7267161; DOI: 10.1111/dar.13074;
  10. Swahn MH, Culbreth R, Salazar LF, Tumwesigye NM, Jernigan DH, Kasirye R, Obot IS. The Prevalence and Context of Alcohol Use, Problem Drinking and Alcohol-Related Harm among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 04 03; 17(7). PMID: 32260246; PMCID: PMC7178083; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17072451;
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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
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Underage Alcohol Use
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Alcoholic Beverages
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