Alcohol’s Harms to Others among US Adults: Individual and Contextual Effects

  • Funding: NIAAA R01 AA022791
  • Principal Investigator: Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, PhD; Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD


This project will field a US telephone survey to study the types and seriousness of harms experienced due to someone else’s drinking (also known as externalities or second-hand effects of drinking). Broad goals are to (a) test a model of harms from others’ drinking; (b) understand how impact of such harms is affected by gender, race/ethnicity and other demographic characteristics of both perpetrators and victims; and (c) examine how environmental and policy factors potentiate or mitigate harms. The research will inform prevention planning and generate findings relevant for development of evidence-informed alcohol policies