Ralph W. Hingson

Ralph Hingson

Director of Epidemiology and Prevention Research | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Since 2004, Dr. Hingson has been the director of the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research. The division funds more than 250 research projects on alcohol-related public health concerns, including initiatives to reduce drunk driving and underage alcohol consumption. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh before returning to complete a Doctor of Science in public health and behavioral science in 1974. Dr. Hingson is a former professor, associate dean of research, and chair of the department of social and behavioral science at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he spent more than 20 years as an active member of faculty. He has held leadership roles in organizations including the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety and MADD, and has consulted for the Worth Health Organization and the National Transportation Safety Board, among others. Extensively published, he has received more than a dozen awards for his research and policy work and sits on the editorial board of the journal Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Marquis Legacy Video

Dr. Hingson shares insights and inspirations from his career in public health and policy.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Dr. Hingson was featured on the cover of the fifth edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Marquis Insight Magazine

Dr. Hingson discussed his career and future plans in the third edition of Marquis Insight Magazine.

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Marquis Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Hingson’s Lifetime Achievement page outlines milestones from decades of his industry leadership.

Marquis Industry Experts

Dr. Hingson was given one of Marquis’ highest honors when he was named a Marquis Industry Expert.

Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

In honor of his long career in alcohol abuse prevention, Dr. Hingson was presented with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

American Way Magazine

Dr. Hingson was profiled as one of an exclusive group of Marquis listees in American Way Magazine.

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Delta Sky Magazine

Dr. Hingson appeared among a select group of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipients in Delta Sky Magazine.

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Wall Street Journal

A Wall Street Journal feature commemorates Dr. Hingson’s selection for the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ralph W. Hingson


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