BillKerr
  • William C. Kerr, PhD

  • Senior Scientist; Center Director

  • Email

    wkerr@arg.org
  • Phone

    510-898-5841
  • External Bio

    Google Scholar Link
  • Expertise

    Methodology of alcohol use measurement; trends in U.S. alcohol consumption; the underlying causes and relationships between alcohol use and health outcomes; health disparities; economic conditions and alcohol problems; alcohol control policy and policy evaluation.
Current Projects
Completed Projects
Selected Publications
  • Kerr W.C., Greenfield T.K. (2015). Racial/ethnic disparities in the self-reported number of drinks in 2 hours before driving becomes impaired. American Journal of Public Health, Jan 20 e1-e6 Abstract or Full Text
  • Subbaraman M.S., Kerr W.C. (2015). Simultaneous versus concurrent use of alcohol and cannabis in the National Alcohol Survey. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39 (5) 872-879. Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr, W.C, Williams, E., Greenfield, T.K. (2015). Analysis of price changes in Washington following the 2012 liquor privatization. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50 (6) 654-660. Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr W.C., Ye Y., Cherpitel C.J. (2015). Racial/ethnic disparities in the risk of injury related to the frequency of heavy drinking occasions. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50 (5) 573-578 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr, W.C., Mulia, N., & Zemore, S.E. (2014). US trends in light, moderate and heavy drinking episodes from 2000 to 2010. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 38 (9) 2496-501 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield TK, Nayak MB, Bond J, Kerr WC, Ye Y (2014). Test-retest reliability and validity of life-course alcohol consumption measures: the 2005 National Alcohol Survey follow-up. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 38 (9) 2479-87 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield T.K., Ye Y., Bond J., Kerr W.C., Nayak M.B., Kaskutas L.A., Anton, R.E., Litten, R.Z., Kranzler, H.R. (2014). Risks of alcohol use disorders related to drinking patterns in the US general population. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75 (2) 319-327 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield T.K., Karriker-Jaffe K.J., Giesbrecht N., Kerr W.C., Ye Y., Bond J. (2014). Second-hand drinking may increase support for alcohol policies: new results from the 2010 National Alcohol Survey. Drug & Alcohol Review, 33 (3) 259-267 Abstract or Full Text
  • Greenfield TK, Kerr W (2014). Physicians’ prescription for lifetime abstainers aged 40 to 50 to take a drink a day is not yet justified. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38 (12) 2893-5 Abstract or Full Text
  • Bond J.C., Greenfield T.K., Patterson D., Kerr W.C. (2014). Adjustments for drink size and ethanol content: new results from a self-report diary and trans-dermal sensor validation study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38 (12) 3060-7 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr, W.C., Patterson, D., Greenfield, T.K., Jones, A.S., McGeary, K.A., Terza, J.V. and Ruhm, C. (2013). U.S. Alcohol Affordability and Real Tax Rates, 1950 – 2011. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 44 (5) 459-464. Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr, W.C., Greenfield, T.K., Ye, Y., Bond, J., & Rehm, J. (2013). Are the 1976-1985 birth cohorts heavier drinkers? Age-period-cohort analyses of the National Alcohol Surveys 1979-2010. Addiction, 108 (6) 1038-1048 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr, W.C & Stockwell, T. (2012). Understanding standard drinks and drinking guidelines. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (2) 200-205 Abstract or Full Text
  • Ruhm, C., Jones, A.S., McGeary, K.A, Kerr, W.C., Terza, J.V., Greenfield, T.K., & Pandian, R.S. (2012). What U.S. Data Should be Used to Measure the Price Elasticity of Demand for Alcohol?. Journal of Health Economics, 31 (6) 851-862 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kerr, W. C., Greenfield, T. K., Bond, J., Ye, Y. and Rehm, J. (2011). Racial and ethnic differences in all-cause mortality risk according to consumption patterns in the National Alcohol Surveys. American Journal of Epidemiology, 174 (7) 769-778 Abstract or Full Text