Timothy S. Naimi

Boston Medical Center (Co-chair)

Alicia Sparks

U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance and Abt Associates (Co-chair)

Planning Committee

Nicole Holt

Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth

U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance

David Jernigan PhD

Boston University School of Public Health

Planning Committee

Alcohol Policy 19 advisors reflect an ongoing commitment to public health and safety and the role that policy plays in preventing and reducing the adverse consequences of alcohol use while supporting the recognized, independent science around the issue.


Alcohol Policy 19

The 19th in a series of conferences on preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies.

The alcohol policy conferences are a series that, from its outset in 1981, has been a forum for researchers, community practitioners, and public officials to meet and exchange findings, explore evidence-based solutions, and consider adoption of policies aimed at minimizing risks associated with alcohol use. The conferences have been organized by governmental, non-governmental and private organizations over the years. AP19 is coordinated by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, a national coalition of local and state organizations translating alcohol policy research into public health practice and independent of commercial interests. Conference organizers can be reached by email at

The AP19 Conference is co-chaired by Dr. Timothy S. Naimi, Boston Medical Center and Alicia Sparks, Vice Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Abt Associates. The co-chairs are joined on the planning committee by Dr. David Jernigan, Boston University School of Public Health, and Nicole Holt, Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Texans For Safe and Drug-Free Youth. 

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