national boards and committees that focus on public health issues, including the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Subcommittee on College Drinking at the National Institutes of Health. In addition to her interest in health promotion for youth, she has worked extensively on Latino health policy issues. Her most recent book is Latina Health in the U.S.: A Public Health Reader.
Philip J. Cook is the ITT/Terry Sanford distinguished professor of public policy studies, professor of economics, and professor of sociology at Duke University. His research has focused on the costs and consequences of the widespread availability of guns, the prevention of alcohol-related problems through restrictions on alcohol availability, the efficacy of minimum-purchase-age laws in preventing fatal crashes, and the causes and consequences of the growing inequality of earnings. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Judith A. Cushing is president and chief executive officer of the Oregon Partnership, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to substance abuse prevention and treatment referral services. Previously, she served as project coordinator of the Oregon Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs’ Oregon Together Project responsible for all aspects of strategy implementation using the risk and protective factor model for 75 community coalitions throughout Oregon. That project became the national model for Communities That Care, a research-based model for community based prevention and mobilization. She is a lecturer, adviser, and consultant to national, state, and community organizations, including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A member of national advisory boards at the Drug Enforcement Administration and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, she also serves on the executive board of the National Family Partnership. She is a 1994 fellow of the Join Together National Leadership Fellows Program.
Joel W. Grube is director of the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. Previously, he was coordinator of the Public Opinion Laboratory (1977-1978) and assistant director of the Social Research Center at Washington State University (1978-1981); senior research officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland (1981-1983); and a postdoctoral research fellow in alcohol studies at the School of Public Health of the University of California, Berkeley (1985-1986). His research focuses on social-psychological and environmental influences, including advertising and the media, on drinking and other problem behaviors among adolescents and young adults. His current research projects include a longitudinal study of the effects of alcohol outlet density on underage drinking and drinking problems, a longitudinal study