David Jernigan

David H. Jernigan, PhD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management - Boston University School of Public Health


Dr. Jernigan is best known for his action-research approach to the issue of alcohol advertising, marketing, and promotion and its influence on young people. His work has led to better advertising regulations and a clearer understanding of the evolving structure of the alcohol industry. His work is policy relevant and scientifically rigorous. Dr. Jernigan has been very active in translating research findings into policy and practice. He testifies regularly at city, state, and national levels around alcohol advertising and youth, alcohol availability, and taxation. He also trains advocates around the world using the best evidence.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Public Health Practice - Boston University School of Public Health


  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD Field of Study: Sociology
  • University of California, Berkeley, MA Field of Study: Sociology
  • Harvard College, AB Field of Study: East Asian Studies

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH844
  • SPHPM760
  • SPHPM851
  • SPHSB860


  • Published on 7/12/2022

    Trangenstein PJ, Jernigan DH. Commentary on Gunadi et al.: Opportunities to design more policy-relevant evaluations of non-medical cannabis legalization. Addiction. 2022 Jul 12. PMID: 35821596.

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  • Published on 7/11/2022

    Jernigan DH. Protecting Children in Social Media. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Jul 11. PMID: 35816324.

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  • Published on 6/27/2022

    Swahn MH, Culbreth R, Fodeman A, Cottrell-Daniels C, Tumwesigye NM, Jernigan DH, Kasirye R, Obot I. Heavy drinking and problem drinking among youth in Uganda: A structural equation model of alcohol marketing, advertisement perceptions and social norms. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2022 Jun 27. PMID: 35761763.

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  • Published on 5/27/2022

    Trangenstein PJ, Gora Combs K, Whitehill JM, Jenkins MC, Jernigan DH, Moreno MA. Typology of Adolescents Exposed to Non-medical Cannabis Marketing and Associations with Consumption Patterns. Prev Sci. 2022 May 27. PMID: 35622192.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Moreno MA, Jenkins M, Binger K, Kelly L, Trangenstein PJ, Whitehill JM, Jernigan DH. A Content Analysis of Cannabis Company Adherence to Marketing Requirements in Four States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2022 01; 83(1):27-36. PMID: 35040757.

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  • Published on 11/26/2021

    Jernigan DH, Cureg JB, Mitchell M, Arria AM. Improving Campus Alcohol Policies Through Assessment and Scoring. Health Promot Pract. 2021 Nov 26; 15248399211056302. PMID: 34823384.

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  • Published on 11/2/2021

    Gapstur SM, Bandera EV, Jernigan DH, LoConte NK, Southwell BG, Vasiliou V, Brewster AM, Naimi TS, Scherr CL, Shield KD. Alcohol and Cancer: Existing Knowledge and Evidence Gaps across the Cancer Continuum. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 01; 31(1):5-10. PMID: 34728469.

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  • Published on 8/31/2021

    Jernigan DH, Ramirez RR, Castrucci B, Patterson C, Castillo G. Cannabis: Moving Forward, Protecting Health. APHA Press. Washington, D.C. 2021; 200.

  • Published on 7/4/2021

    Trangenstein PJ, Peddireddy SR, Cook WK, Rossheim ME, Monteiro MG, Jernigan DH. Alcohol Policy Scores and Alcohol-Attributable Homicide Rates in 150 Countries. Am J Prev Med. 2021 09; 61(3):311-319. PMID: 34229927.

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  • Published on 6/16/2021

    Ross CS, Babor TF, Bartholow BD, DeJong W, Fitzgerald N, Jackson KM, Jernigan DH, Naimi TS, Noel JK, Petticrew M, Severi K, Siegel MB, Stockwell T, Tori M, Xuan Z. Call to restore funding to monitor youth exposure to alcohol advertising. Addiction. 2021 10; 116(10):2922-2923. PMID: 34060173.

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