William DeJong, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

PhD, Stanford University
AM, Stanford University

William DeJong, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), where he teaches courses in intervention planning and health communications. Dr. DeJong was awarded the School's Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. He also received the Harvard School of Public Health's Faculty Mentoring Award in 1999. Dr. DeJong served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (HEC) from 1995-2004. Under his direction, the HEC emerged as the nation's primary training and technical assistance resource for helping institutions of higher education develop, implement, and evaluate programs and policies for alcohol and other drug preven­tion on campus.  He also served as director of the Center for College Health and Safety (CCHS), based at Education Development Center, Inc., in Newton, MA, from 2000-2005.  He continues to serve as a senior advisor to both centers. In recognition of this body of work, he was awarded the first College Leadership Award by the American Public Health Association's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Section in 2000, and received the Outstanding Contribution to the Field Award from The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues in 2008. Presently, Dr. DeJong serves as the executive director of research and analysis at Outside The Classroom, Inc. (OTC), in Needham, MA. In this role, he oversees the development and revision of AlcoholEdu for College, an online alcohol education course that is taken annually by approximately one third of the nation's first-year college students. Related to the course, he is responsible for advising OTC staff who develop and manage a survey database with over 400,000 college students added each year. Dr. DeJong is also the principal investigator of the Social Norms Marketing Research Project (SNMRP), a five-year, $4 million study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). SNMRP is a randomized trial to evaluate the impact of campus-based media campaigns that correct student misperceptions of campus drinking by communicating normative information about student alcohol consumption. He also serves as a co-principal investigator for Common Ground, a NIAAA-funded projects based at the University of Rhode Island and led by Dr. Mark Wood. Dr. DeJong has been called upon frequently as an advisor by colleges, universities, and other organizations concerned about college student substance use. Highlights include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (1993-1996) and as a member of MADD's Youth Commission (1995-1996) and Commission on Colleges (1999-2001), and serving as a member of the Panel on Prevention and Treatment of College Alcohol Problems, Subcommittee on College Drinking, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Bethesda, MD (1998-2002).  He contributed to the NIAAA's report, A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges, which reviews the research literature on successful prevention strategies and provides best practices recommendations. His service on boards of directors and advisory boards includes terms with several additional organizations. Dr. DeJong is the author of over 400 professional publications in the fields of alcohol and tobacco control, criminal justice, health communications, health promotion, and social psychology. Many of these publications focus on issues related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems among college students. Since 1989, he has participated in over 150 conferences and workshops as a keynote speaker, invited speaker, or discussant. A graduate of Dartmouth College (1973), Dr. DeJong received his doctorate in social psychology from Stanford University (1977).

2018 Adult Education and Learning, CINE: CINE Golden Eagle Award
2015 American Public Health Association: Public Health Mentoring Award
2008 The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, U.S. Department of Education: Outstanding Contribution to the Field Award
2008 Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange: Finalist, MITX Award, Education and Learning
2007 Boston University School of Public Health: Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
2005 Who's Who in Health Sciences Education: AcademicKeys
2000 American Public Health Association: Who's Who in Health Sciences Education
2000 Mothers Against Drunk Driving: MADD 20th Century Difference Maker
1999 Harvard School of Public Health: Faculty Mentor Award
1999 Harvard School of Public Health: Advisor of the Year, Student Committee, Department of Health and Social Behavior
1999 Be Vocal, Be Visible, Be Visionary: A Report from the Field by the Presidents Leadership Group: Finalist, Telly Award
1998 National Liquor Law Enforcement Association: Certificate of Appreciation

Health and Human Development Projects
01/01/2012 - 10/31/2016 (PI)
Education Development Center Inc

College Health Education Project
08/01/2007 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
Outside the Classroom

Center to Prevent Alcohol Problems Among Young People
02/01/2004 - 01/31/2010 (Co-PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Campus-Community Coalition
02/01/2005 - 07/31/2007 (PI)
University of Rhode Island NIH NIAAA

Assessing Market Receptivity to a Restaurant-Based Meatless Monday Campaign
05/01/2003 - 06/30/2005 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
07/01/2001 - 08/31/2004 (PI)
Education Development Center Inc Dept of Education

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  1. Ross CS, Zhang TC, DeJong W, Siegel M. Vape Factor Fast Find-Adult (VF3-A): a prototype survey method for recording brand-specific vaping factors in adult populations. Tob Control. 2018 Mar 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29572355.
  2. Zapp D, Buelow R, Soutiea L, Berkowitz A, DeJong W. Exploring the Potential Campus-Level Impact of Online Universal Sexual Assault Prevention Education. J Interpers Violence. 2018 Mar 01; 886260518762449. PMID: 29577841.
  3. Padon AA, Rimal RN, Siegel M, DeJong W, Naimi TS, JernFigan DH. Alcohol brand use of youth-appealing advertising and consumption by youth and adults. J Public Health Res. 2018 Feb 05; 7(1):1269.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29780765; DOI: 10.4081/jphr.2018.1269;.
  4. Matteucci A, Reif S, Paschall MJ, DeJong W. Research Society on Alcoholism. Examining the combined effects of environmental prevention strategies and AlcoholEdu for College on college drinking behaviors. San Diego. 2018.
  5. Drewette-Card R, DeJong W. Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Implementing Intervention Mapping: The Machias, Maine experience. Columbus. 2018.
  6. Henry EG, Thea DM, Hamer DH, DeJong W, Musokotwane K, Chibwe K, Biemba G, Semrau K. The impact of a multi-level maternal health programme on facility delivery and capacity for emergency obstetric care in Zambia. Glob Public Health. 2017 Oct 10; 1-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28994352.
  7. Xuan Z, DeJong W, Siegel M, Babor TF. Malt Beverage Brand Popularity Among Youth and Youth-Appealing Advertising Content. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Nov; 41(11):1946-1952.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28977818; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13487;.
  8. Tupler LA, Zapp D, DeJong W, Ali M, O'Rourke S, Looney J, Swartzwelder HS. Alcohol-Related Blackouts, Negative Alcohol-Related Consequences, and Motivations for Drinking Reported by Newly Matriculating Transgender College Students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 May; 41(5):1012-1023. PMID: 28324915; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13358;.
  9. Clark M, DeJong W, Feinberg E, Fagan M, Walley A, Drainoni ML. Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Opportunities for expanding access and saving lives: Using an implementation science framework to identify strategies for increasing access to opioid overdose education and naloxone in community health centers. AcademyHealth. Arlington. 2017.
  10. Drewette-Card R, DeJong W, Geshnizjani A. SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) National Convention. Gender differences in physical activity preferences among rural adolescents. Boston. 2017.
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