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Addressing College Drinking as a Statewide Public Health Problem: Key Findings from MD Collaborative
September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
About this Webinar
Excessive drinking among college students is a serious and pervasive public health problem.
A lot of research attention has focused on developing and evaluating evidence-based practices to address college drinking, adoption has been slow.
The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems was established to bring together a network of institutions of higher education in Maryland to collectively address college drinking by using individual- and environmental-level, evidence-based approaches.
Learn more about this collaborative and the real-world implementation of evidence-based approaches to reduce this serious public health problem.
David H. Jernigan, PhD is the director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) and an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Throughout his career, his work has focused on public health practice with a particular interest in alcohol policy. Dr. Jernigan has written about and worked extensively in the field of media advocacy, the strategic use of mass media to influence public health policy. In that capacity,
He has trained thousands of students and public health professionals in media advocacy and alcohol-problems prevention through the use of environmental-level strategies.
Amelia M. Arria, PhD is currently the director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development and the Office of Planning and Evaluation at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and an associate professor with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health.
She is the principal investigator on the College Life Study, a longitudinal prospective study of health-risk behaviors among college students.
Her most recent area of interest is understanding how these issues can interfere with academic achievement, and what can be done to promote student success.