The annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) will see health researchers, practitioners and policy makers from across the country gather in Denver from October 29 to November 2. This year’s theme focuses on the right to health and how to achieve health equity.
ARG researchers will be in attendance to present on a range of topics, including disparities in drinking trajectories, risks of alcohol-related problems when combining alcohol with other drugs, and how control policies affect injuries.
On Tuesday, November 1, Thomas K. Greenfield will receive the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and distinguished career. Having been nominated by colleagues and peers, the award represents the incredible work and significant contribution that Tom has made in the area of alcohol research.
ARG Scientists’ Presentation Schedule
Sunday, October 30
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Novel Methods and Findings in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Research (2059)
Poster: Contribution of alcohol and drug co-use to substance use problems: Data from a nationally-representative sample of adults who have never been to treatment. Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD, William C. Kerr, PhD
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Health Equity and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use (2065)
Poster: Heavy drinking trajectories in U.S. men from young adulthood to mid-life: Racial/ethnic differences and risk and protective factors. Nina Mulia, DrPH, Jane Witbrodt, PhD, Libo Li, PhD, Camillia Lui, PhD.
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Impact of Alcohol Use on Children and Adolescents
Poster: Acceptance of drunkenness among caregivers increases alcohol’s harm to children in the 2015 National Alcohol Survey. Lauren Kaplan, PhD, Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD, Madhabika Nayak, PhD, William C. Kerr, PhD
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Public Health Implications of Marijuana Use
Poster: Comparing alcohol and marijuana harms from others’ use in US and Washingtion state population samples. William C. Kerr, PhD, Deidre Patterson, MPH, Edwina Williams, MPH, Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD
Monday, October 31
10:30 – 12:00 pm: Alcohol and Other Drugs: Co-Use and Risk (3105)
10:30 am Presentation: Elevated risk of alcohol-related problems among individuals who combine cannabis and alcohol. Meenakshi Subbaraman, PhD, William C. Kerr, PhD
11:30 am Presentation: Risk of injury from alcohol, marijuana and other drugs: A case-crossover analysis of emergency department data. Cheryl Cherpitel, DrPH, Yu Ye, MA
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Legal Interventions to Address Addictions (3252)
Presentation: Role of Law and Policy in Reducing Alcohol Deaths: The Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project. William C. Kerr, PhD, Elyse Grossman, PhD, Traci L. Toomey, PhD
Tuesday, November 1
12:30 – 1:30 pm: College Students and Young Adult Drinking (4165)
Poster: Drinking at bars, others’ parties and in public places raises risks of being assaulted by drinking buddies and strangers: National results from population surveys in 2015. Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD, Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Deidre Patterson, MPH, William C. Kerr, PhD
2:30 – 3:30 pm: HIV Prevention among specific populations (4264)
Poster: MI enhanced case management with drug-free housing to reduce HIV risk among ex-offenders. Doug Polcin, EdD, Rachael Korcha, MA, Amy Mericle, PhD, Elizabeth Mahoney, MA
4:30 – 6:00 pm: Alcohol-Related Violence: Analyses at National, State, and Local Levels (4365).
4:30 presentation: Neighborhood context of alcohol’s harms from others in the United States. Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD, Deidre Patterson, MPH, Lauren Kaplan, PhD, William C. Kerr, PhD
4:50 pm Presentation: Associations between injury and alcohol control policies: An international examination. Rachael Korcha, MA, Jane Witbrodt, PhD, Cheryl Cherpitel, DrPH, Ye Ye, MA
View the entire APHA online schedule.