David Jernigan PhD is a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, and a senior policy advisor to CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation. He previously directed the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) and was an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
He continues as an advisor to the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, a statewide effort involving 15 institutions of higher education committed to reducing alcohol-related problems on campus and in the surrounding communities. Dr. Jernigan also serves on the boards of Behavioral Health System Baltimore and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance.
He has written more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, co-authored three books and monographs, and contributed chapters to six books on alcohol issues. He has served as an advisor to the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) and was the principal author of WHO’s first Global Status Report on Alcohol and Global Status Report on Alcohol and Youth, and co-author of Alcohol in the Developing World: A Public Health Perspective and Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention.