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.
Dr. Hingson shares insights and inspirations from his career in public health and policy.
Dr. Hingson discussed his career and future plans in the third edition of Marquis Insight Magazine.
Dr. Hingson was profiled as one of an exclusive group of Marquis listees in American Way Magazine.
Dr. Hingson appeared among a select group of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipients in Delta Sky Magazine.
A Wall Street Journal feature commemorates Dr. Hingson’s selection for the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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