AP19 Conference Program - Oral Sessions

Please see the panel presentations, interactive workshops, and concurrent sessions that will be highlighted at AP19. Note that these are subject to change. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

1:00-2:30
  • Opening Session

    • Alicia Sparks, PhD, MPH, U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance & Abt Associates

    • Nicole Holt, U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance and Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth

    • Sally Casswell, PhD, Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE),  Massey University, NZ 

    • Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria

2:45 - 4:15pm
  • Panel Presentation: Miami Gardens – Changing the Alcohol Retail Sales Environment to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms and inequities

    • Charles Ridley, Miami Gardens Drug Free Coalition 

    • Matt Rossheim, PhD, University of North Texas Health Science Center

    • Michael Sparks, MA, SparksInitiatives

    • Ryan Treffers, JD, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

  • Concurrent Session: Progress in Global Alcohol Policy

    • Measuring Global Progress in Alcohol Policy

      • David Jernigan, PhD, Boston University

    • ​A Readiness Assessment for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Harm in West Africa: Stakeholder Perceptions from 7 Countries

      • Monica Swahn, PhD, and Addie Balenger, Georgia State University 

    • International Partnerships and the Battle of Mexicali Resiste vs. Constellation Brands

      • Jesus F. Galaz-Duarte, Mexicali Resiste 

    • Pahola: an AI for Health Care and Alcohol Education

      • Maristela Monteiro, PhD, Pan American Health Organization

  • Interactive Workshop: Community Transformation through Alcohol Policy: An Implementation Model for Practitioners

    • Brenda Simmons, MA and Sarah Blanch, Institute for Public Strategies 

  • Panel Presentation: Preventing Illegal Alcohol Sales in a Home Delivery World

    • Thomas Kirby, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority Bureau of Law Enforcement

    • Jessica Neuwirth, Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission

    • Jeffrey Strickland, North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

    • Cassandra Tourre, MPA, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association 

  • Concurrent Session: Preventing Alcohol Consumption Among Youth

    • Associations Between Parent Drinking and Alcohol Use Among Their Adolescent Children: Findings From a Survey of U.S. Parent-Child Dyads

      • Marissa Esser, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

    • The STOP Act: A Multifaceted Approach to the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

      • Rob Vincent, MSEd, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

    • Placing Children’s Voices at the Heart of Alcohol Policy: Experience From Scotland

      • Alison Douglas, Alcohol Focus Scotland

    • The Power of Youth Voices in Shaping Alcohol Policy

      • Alicia Rosas, Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth

4:30 - 6:00pm
  • Panel Presentation: Place of Last Drink Enforcement: A National and Local Assessment

    • Eileen Delehanty, MPH, Kathleen Lenk, MPH, Daniel Schriemer, MPH, and Traci Toomey, PhD, University of Minnesota 

  • Concurrent Session: Effects of COVID-19 on Alcohol Policy and Consumption

    • Changes to States’ Capacity to Support Alcohol Prevention Policies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

      • Sean Haley, PhD, MPH, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

    • COVID-19 Substate Legal Policy and Adolescent Alcohol Use

      • Ryan Treffers, JD, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation 

    • Adults Experiencing COVID-19-Related Stress Drink More

      • Elyse Grossman, JD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

    • Compliance of Alcohol Industries to Guidelines for controlling COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda

      • Margaret Nassanga, Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance

  • Interactive Workshop: Community Organizing: From Grassroots to Grasstops

    • Breny Aceituno, MA, Sir Duplechan; Craig Reed, MPH, and David Shorey, Institute for Public Strategies

  • Concurrent Session: Late Breaking Research and Practice 

    • Results: Alcohol Compliance and Capacity Assessment

      • Tracy Willet, Maine BABLO, and Cassandra Tourre, MBA, NABCA

    • Combining law, public health, and injury prevention in a local control state to reduce excessive alcohol use in Wisconsin

      • Maureen Busalacchi and Felice Borisy-Rudin, JD, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Comprehensive Injury Center

    • Transformative Change Through Consensus: Public Health Partners with Industry, Law Enforcement and Policymakers to Modernize Alaska’s Alcohol Control Laws

      • Tiffany Hall, Recover Alaska and Anna Brawley, Agnew::Beck Consulting

    • Calling time on low-risk drinking guidelines: An evaluation of alternative methods to communicate risks of alcohol use to consumers

      • Tim Stockwell, PhD, MA(Oxon), MSc, FRSC, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research 

  • Concurrent Session: Taxes: Research and Case Studies

    • Understanding Estimates of State Alcohol Tax Rates for Research and Policy

      • William Kerr, PhD, Public Health Institute

    • Comparing taxes on alcoholic beverages in the Region of the America

      • Maxime Roche, MSc, Center for Health Economics & Policy Innovation, Imperial College London/Pan American Health Organization

    • Demand for Alcoholic Beverages in Costa Rica, Honduras and Uruguay

      • Guillermo Paraje, PhD, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Thursday, Sep 15, 2022

9:15 - 10:45am
  • Plenary 1: Alcohol and Cancer

    • Bill Klein, PhD, National Cancer Institute 

    • Sue Gapstur, PhD, MPH, Winship Cancer Institute

    • Neil Anthony Lewis, Jr., PhD, Cornell University 

  • Plenary 2: Alcohol Taxes and Price

    • Alison Douglas, Alcohol Focus Scotland

    • Tiffany Hall, Recover Alaska

    • Evan Blecher, PhD, World Bank

    • Mike Marshall, Oregon Recovers

11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Panel Presentation: Alcohol, No Ordinary Commodity

    • Tom Babor, PhD, MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    • Jurgen Rehm, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    • Sally Casswell, PhD, Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE),  Massey University, NZ

  • Concurrent Session: Home Alcohol Delivery

    • Delivering Alcohol to Your Doorstep: Public Health Implications and Legal Trends Across the Country

      • Elizabeth Dahl, JD, Advancement Strategy

      • Ryan Treffers, JD, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

    • The Impact of Home Delivery on Alcohol Consumption During COVID-19

      • Elyse Grossman, JD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    • Regulating Alcohol in an E-commerce World

      • Cassandra Tourre, MPA, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association 

  • Concurrent Session: Alcohol Retail Assessments

    • Responding to Expanded Alcohol Availability: Documenting Compliance through Citizen Science

      • Sean Haley, PhD, MPH, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

    • Creation and Utilization of CART to Advocate for Public Health and Safety

      • Atalie Nitibohn, MPAff, MHS,  Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth

      • Nicole Holt, Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth

    • Alcohol Retail Marketing and Product Availability in Oregon: Results from an Alcohol Retail Assessment

      • Vicky Buelow, MA, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

    • Snacks, Ads, and Alcopops: Environmental Prevention Through Retail Reform

      • Carson Benowitz-Fredericks, MSPH, Alcohol Justice

  • Panel Presentation: Impact of Cannabis Policy Liberalization on Alcohol-Related Outcomes

    • Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria

    • Rosalie Pacula, PhD, University of Southern California

    • Rosanna Smart, PhD, RAND Corporation

    • Marlene Lira, MPH, Boston Medical Center

  • Interactive Workshop: Popular Education for Policy Change

    • Mayra Jimenez, California Alcohol Policy Alliance

12:45 - 2:00

Lunch

2:15 - 3:45
  • Panel Presentation: Measurement and Implementation of Alcohol Control Policies Aimed at Reducing Underage Drinking: the Use of Novel Methods

    • Spruha Joshi, PhD, MPH, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

    • Christina Mair, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health 

    • Toben Nelson, PhD, Natalie Scholz, MPH, and Traci Toomey, PhD, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

  • Panel Presentation: Obstacles and Opportunities for Enhanced Alcohol Container Labels

    • Thomas Gremillion, JD, Consumer Federation of America

    • Erin Hobin, PhD, Public Health Ontario

    • Nicola Merrin,  MRes, MA, Alcohol Focus Scotland

    • Tim Stockwell, PhD, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria 

  • Interactive Workshop: Coming Together to Work Smarter: Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice

    • Sara Cooley Broschart, MPH, Advancement Strategy Consulting

    • Elizabeth Parsons, Med, Advancement Strategy Consulting

  • Concurrent Session: Alcohol-Related Harms

    • Preventing Alcohol-Related Suicide: Implications of the International Evidence for Policies, Programs and Research

      • Norman Giesbrecht, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

      • Elizabeth Farkouh, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

    • Assessing the Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Minnesota: Informing Policy

      • Kari Gloppen, PhD, MPH, Minnesota Department of Health

      • Dana Farley, Minnesota Department of Health

    • Which Underage Drinking Laws Have Been Effective In Reducing Underage Drinking Drivers In Fatal Crashes In The US?

      • James Fell, MS, NORC at the University of Chicago

  • Concurrent Session: Building Statewide Alcohol Policy Alliances

    • How to Start a Statewide Alcohol Policy Alliance

      • Michael Mumper, Georgia Alcohol Policy Alliance

    • Putting Data to Work in Support of a Statewide Alcohol Policy Coalition

      • Xixi Zhou, MFA & David Jernigan, PhD, Boston University 

    • Statewide Alcohol Policy Alliances: When, Why, and How

      • Dylan Ellerbee, MPP

      •  Michael Sparks, MA, SparksInitiatives

4:00 - 5:30
  • Plenary 3: Alcohol & Other Substances

    • Amelia Arria, PhD, University of Maryland

    • Marissa Esser, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

    • David Jernigan, PhD, Boston University

    • Rosalie Pacula, PhD, University of Southern California

  • Plenary 4: Alcohol Marketing & Promotion

    • Tom Babor, PhD, MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    • Nic Carah, PhD, The University of Queensland

    • Sally Casswell, PhD, Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE),  Massey University, NZ 

    • Laura Kennedy, RN, MPH, Dalhousie University

5:45-7:15pm
  • Special Training Session: Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density to Inform Policymakers

    • Jessica Mesnick, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Kari Gloppen, PhD, MPH & Dana Farley, Minnesota Department of Health

    • Mike Dolan-Fliss, PhD, MSW, MPH, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

    • Julia Stulken, MPH, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Friday, September 16, 2022

8:45 - 10:15am
  • Panel Presentation: Origins, Evaluation, and Dissemination of a Practical Model for Local Alcohol Policy Development

    • Kristin Kidd, MA, and Kim Wagoner, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine

    • Michael Sparks, MA, SparksInitiatives

    • Mark Wolfson, PhD, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

  • Concurrent Session: Communication Campaigns To Prevent Excessive Alcohol use

    • “Drink Less, Be Your Best”: Testing and Dissemination of a Mass Communications Campaign Targeting Adult Excessive Drinkers

      • Christina Mazzola Nicols, MPH, MS, MS, Hager Sharp

      • Jessica Mesnick, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Building a Statewide Mass-Media Alcohol Prevention Campaign: Results from an Alcohol Formative Audience Assessment

      • Victoria Buelow, MA, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

    • Live Better, Drink Less: Alcohol Gets in the Way

      • Maristela Monteiro, PhD, Pan American Health Organization 

    • Strategy for Statewide Health Communications Infrastructure to Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use: Rethink the Drink Action Brand

      • Rebecca Garza, MS, and Amanda Cue, MPH, Oregon Health Authority

  • Concurrent Session: International Alcohol Marketing 

    • International Perspectives on Alcohol Marketing and Advertising: 1971-2021

      • Norman Giesbrecht, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    • Using International Collaboration and Insights to Widen the Debate on Alcohol Marketing Restrictions Beyond Impact on Children and Young People

      • Nicola Merrin,  MRes, MA, Alcohol Focus Scotland

    • Perceptions of Alcohol Marketing among Young Adults in Uganda and the USA: A Comparative Study of Advertisement Violations

      • Matthew Lyons, PhD, and Monica Swahn, PhD, MPH, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University

  • Interactive Workshop: The Alcohol Policy Information System – An Evolving Tool for Alcohol Policy Research

    • Greg Bloss, MA, MPP, NIAAA, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research

    • Emily Ehrlich, MPH, CDM Group

    • Rana Kang, JD, CDM Group

    • Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria

    • Sarah Roberts, DrPH, University of California, San Francisco

  • Panel Presentation: Embedding Public Health in an Alcohol Regulatory Agency

    • Sara Cooley Broschart, MPH, Advancement Strategy Consulting

    • Katie Crumble, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    • Jessica Neuwirth, Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission

    • Craig Reed, MPH, Institute for Public Strategies

    • Mary Segawa, MS, Consultant

10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Concurrent Session: Alcohol Policy Activities

    • The Update of Canada's Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

      • Peter Butt, MD, University of Saskatchewan

      • Catherine Paradis, PhD, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

    • Using Social Media To Reduce Population-Level Alcohol Consumption And Increase Support For Alcohol Policies

      • Jih-Cheng (Jack) Yeh, MPH & David Jernigan, PhD, Boston University

    • What You Need to Know About the Tennessee Alcohol Supreme Court case

      • Elyse Grossman, JD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    • Building a Public Health Surveillance System to Monitor Alcohol Outlet Densities in Rural Places

      • Shawn Dorius, PhD, Kelsey Van Selous, MSW, LCSW, and Cassandra Dorius, PhD, Iowa State University

  • Concurrent Session: State and Local Policy Enactment: California as a Case Study 

    • Forty-Year Report:  Growth of Local Control in California communities to Prevent Problems of Alcohol Availability

      • Friedner Wittman, PhD, CLEW Associates

    • Understanding How the California Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Regulatory Relief in Relation to COVID-19 Could Impact Local Communities

      • Eric Collins & Meredith Gibson, MPP, Institute for Public Strategies

    • Blowing the Save: Regulatory Relief and Hazardous Consumption in California

      • Carson Benowitz-Fredericks, MSPH, Alcohol Justice 

    • A Case Study on Community Power, Equity, and Alcohol Policy in Los Angeles

      • Sarah Blanch, Institute for Public Strategies

  • Panel Presentation: Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol

    • Alison Douglas, Alcohol Focus Scotland

    • Adam Sherk, PhD and Tim Stockwell, PhD, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria

  • Concurrent Session: Alcohol Policy Scores

    • The Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation (CAPE) project: A Knowledge Translation and Advocacy Tool that Assesses the Implementation of Evidence-Based Alcohol Policies Across Jurisdictions

      • Kate Vallance, MA, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

    • State-Level Alcohol Policy Environment in Adolescence and Trajectories of Alcohol Use From Age 12-30 

      • Lynsie Ranker, MPH & Ziming Xuan, PhD, Boston University

    • Developing a Public Health Surveillance System for Evaluating Alcohol Policies at a Native American Community: Applications and Implications

      • Favian Kennedy, MSW, Anpetu Luta Otipi Comprehensive Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Program

    • Examining the Clarity and Effectiveness of Campus Alcohol Policies (CAPs)

      • Patrick Tiongson, Boston University

  • Concurrent Session: Off-Premise Retail Environments

    • The Enigma of Responsible Beverage Service as a Prevention Strategy

      • Robert Saltz, PhD, Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation 

    • Mapping Alcohol Outlet Locations to Inform Policy and Programmatic Strategies

      • Elizabeth Gerndt, MPH, CounterTools

      • Colleen Hughes, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 

    • Off-premise Outlets in Urban Areas: Results of a Multi-Methods, Multi-City Study

      • Juliet Lee, PhD, Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

      • Christina Mair, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health 

    • Supersized Alcopops: Research Findings Among Underage Youth and College Students

      • Matt Rossheim, PhD, University of North Texas Health Science Center

12:15 – 1:30pm
  • Closing Session

    • Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria

    • Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Boston University

    • Alicia Sparks, PhD, MPH, U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance and Abt Associates