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.


  • 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

  • SPHPH796
  • SPHPH844
  • SPHPM851


  • Published on 7/3/2021

    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 Jul 03. PMID: 34229927.

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  • Published on 6/9/2021

    Jernigan DH. Cannabis chains of influence from a US perspective. Addiction. 2021 Jun 09. PMID: 34105204.

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  • Published on 5/31/2021

    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 May 31. PMID: 34060173.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Eck RH, Trangenstein PJ, Siegel M, Jernigan DH. Company-Specific Revenues From Underage Drinking. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021 May; 82(3):368-376. PMID: 34100705.

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  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Trangenstein PJ, Whitehill JM, Jenkins MC, Jernigan DH, Moreno MA. Cannabis Marketing and Problematic Cannabis Use Among Adolescents. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021 03; 82(2):288-296. PMID: 33823976.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Henehan ER, Jernigan DH, Ross CS. Trends in Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Cable Television, United States, 2013-2018. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021 01; 82(1):55-59. PMID: 33573722.

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  • Published on 8/16/2020

    Rossheim ME, McDonald KK, Soule EK, Gimm GW, Livingston MD, Barnett TE, Jernigan DH, Thombs DL. Electronic cigarette explosion/burn and poisoning related emergency department visits, 2018-2019. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 12; 38(12):2637-2640. PMID: 33041151.

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  • Published on 5/6/2020

    Trangenstein PJ, Sadler R, Morrison CN, Jernigan DH. Looking Back and Moving Forward: The Evolution and Potential Opportunities for the Future of Alcohol Outlet Density Measurement. Addict Res Theory. 2021; 29(2):117-128. PMID: 33883975.

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  • Published on 5/2/2020

    Rehm J, Kilian C, Ferreira-Borges C, Jernigan D, Monteiro M, Parry CDH, Sanchez ZM, Manthey J. Alcohol use in times of the COVID 19: Implications for monitoring and policy. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2020 05; 39(4):301-304. PMID: 32358884.

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  • Published on 4/3/2020

    Swahn MH, Culbreth R, Salazar LF, Tumwesigye NM, Jernigan DH, Kasirye R, Obot IS. The Prevalence and Context of Alcohol Use, Problem Drinking and Alcohol-Related Harm among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 04 03; 17(7). PMID: 32260246.

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