William DeJong

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A multisite randomized trial of social norms marketing campaigns to reduce college student drinking
    William DeJong
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:868-79. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Pregaming: an exploratory study of strategic drinking by college students in Pennsylvania
    William DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Coll Health 58:307-16. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Finding common ground for effective campus-based prevention
    W DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:292-6. 2001
  4. doi request reprint A multisite randomized trial of social norms marketing campaigns to reduce college student drinking: a replication failure
    William DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 30:127-40. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Support for alcohol-control policies and enforcement strategies among US college students at 4-year institutions
    William DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Coll Health 56:231-6. 2007
  6. pmc Brand-specific consumption of alcohol among underage youth in the United States
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1195-203. 2013
  7. pmc Alcohol brand preferences of underage youth: results from a pilot survey among a national sample
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 32:191-201. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint A content analysis of direct-to-consumer television prescription drug advertisements
    Kimberly A Kaphingst
    Department of Society, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 6084, USA
    J Health Commun 9:515-28. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Measuring college student drinking: illustrating the feasibility of a composite drinking scale
    Jiun Hau Huang
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Subst Abus 27:33-45. 2006
  10. pmc Minimum financial outlays for purchasing alcohol brands in the U.S
    Alison Burke Albers
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:67-70. 2013

Research Grants

  1. Core--Health Education and Communication
    William DeJong; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. CAN SOCIAL NORMS MARKETING REDUCE HIGH-RISK DRINKING?
    William DeJong; Fiscal Year: 2003

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint A multisite randomized trial of social norms marketing campaigns to reduce college student drinking
    William DeJong
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:868-79. 2006
    ..The SNM campaigns are intended to correct misperceptions of subjective drinking norms and thereby drive down alcohol consumption...
  2. doi request reprint Pregaming: an exploratory study of strategic drinking by college students in Pennsylvania
    William DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Coll Health 58:307-16. 2010
    ..This exploratory study examined pre-event drinking, or pregaming, by US college students...
  3. ncbi request reprint Finding common ground for effective campus-based prevention
    W DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:292-6. 2001
    ....
  4. doi request reprint A multisite randomized trial of social norms marketing campaigns to reduce college student drinking: a replication failure
    William DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 30:127-40. 2009
    ..DeJong et al. J Stud Alcohol. 2006;67:868-879). Additional research is needed to explore whether SNM campaigns are less effective in campus communities with relatively high alcohol retail outlet density...
  5. ncbi request reprint Support for alcohol-control policies and enforcement strategies among US college students at 4-year institutions
    William DeJong
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Coll Health 56:231-6. 2007
    ..The authors examined college student support for policies and enforcement strategies to reduce alcohol problems on campus...
  6. pmc Brand-specific consumption of alcohol among underage youth in the United States
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1195-203. 2013
    ..This study identifies the alcohol brands consumed by a nationally representative sample of underage youth in the United States...
  7. pmc Alcohol brand preferences of underage youth: results from a pilot survey among a national sample
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 32:191-201. 2011
    ..This study establishes the feasibility and validity of a new methodology to determine patterns of brand-specific alcohol consumption among underage drinkers...
  8. ncbi request reprint A content analysis of direct-to-consumer television prescription drug advertisements
    Kimberly A Kaphingst
    Department of Society, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 6084, USA
    J Health Commun 9:515-28. 2004
    ..Overall, our results call into question the potential of these ads to educate consumers...
  9. ncbi request reprint Measuring college student drinking: illustrating the feasibility of a composite drinking scale
    Jiun Hau Huang
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Subst Abus 27:33-45. 2006
    ..S. norms for the general population, and then transforming those scores to a simple measurement yardstick whose meaning can be easily communicated to the public...
  10. pmc Minimum financial outlays for purchasing alcohol brands in the U.S
    Alison Burke Albers
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:67-70. 2013
    ..Presently, there is little reported information on alcohol prices in the U.S., in particular as it relates to the costs of potentially beneficial amounts of alcohol...
  11. ncbi request reprint Skin self-examination practices in a convenience sample of U.S. university students
    Marilyn R Arnold
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Med 40:268-73. 2005
    ..We collected detailed information about young adult SSE practices, which can be used to guide the development of SSE interventions that target this age group...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comprehension of information in three direct-to-consumer television prescription drug advertisements among adults with limited literacy
    Kimberly A Kaphingst
    Division of Population Science, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Health Commun 10:609-19. 2005
    ..other) and channel (text vs. audio) predicted comprehension. There was a significant interaction effect for literacy and place of birth. Our results suggest key areas for future research on comprehension of DTC advertising...
  13. pmc Brand-specific consumption of flavored alcoholic beverages among underage youth in the United States
    Erin K Fortunato
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 40:51-7. 2014
    ....
  14. pmc Differences in liquor prices between control state-operated and license-state retail outlets in the United States
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 108:339-47. 2013
    ..This study aims to compare the average price of liquor in the United States between retail alcohol outlets in states that have a monopoly ('control' states) with those that do not ('licence' states)...
  15. doi request reprint Relationship of age of first drink to alcohol-related consequences among college students with unhealthy alcohol use
    Emily F Rothman
    Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 29:33-41. 2008
    ....
  16. pmc State-specific liquor excise taxes and retail prices in 8 US states, 2012
    Michael Siegel
    a Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Subst Abus 34:415-21. 2013
    ..0%. The authors find that excise taxes do increase the price of alcohol, but states are not taking advantage of this opportunity to reduce alcohol-related morbidity and mortality...
  17. ncbi request reprint Screening and brief intervention online for college students: the ihealth study
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:28-36. 2007
    ..To test the feasibility of online alcohol screening and brief intervention (BI) by comparing (i) two approaches to inviting all students to be screened, and (ii) a minimal versus a more extensive BI...
  18. doi request reprint Roles of organizers and champions in building campus-community prevention partnerships
    Ronda C Zakocs
    Oregon State University, Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    J Am Coll Health 57:233-41. 2008
    ..In this study, the authors' primary aim was identifying key factors that facilitate or impede colleges' efforts to build campus-community partnerships...
  19. pmc Assessment of the average price and ethanol content of alcoholic beverages by brand--United States, 2011
    Joanna T Diloreto
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:1288-97. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to comprehensively assess alcoholic beverage prices and EtOH content at the brand level...
  20. doi request reprint Development and pilot testing of an Internet-based survey instrument to measure the alcohol brand preferences of U.S. youth
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35:765-72. 2011
    ..In this paper, we describe the development and pilot testing of what we believe to be the first comprehensive, Internet-based youth survey of brand-specific alcohol use...
  21. pmc Quantifying word use to study health literacy in doctor-patient communication
    Susan Koch-Weser
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Health Commun 15:590-602. 2010
    ..Importantly, the computer-assisted quantitative measures described here make it possible for word use to be analyzed at a level of detail that human raters would be hard pressed to attain...
  22. ncbi request reprint A paid radio advertising campaign to promote parent-child communication about alcohol
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Health Commun 8:489-95. 2003
    ..Findings suggest the potential benefit of paid media campaigns to encourage parents to talk with their children about alcohol...
  23. pmc Do neighborhoods make people active, or do people make active neighborhoods? Evidence from a planned community in Austin, Texas
    Tamara Vehige Calise
    John Snow Inc, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E102. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine neighborhood preferences and behavior-specific physical activity among residents who moved to a new urbanist-designed community...
  24. ncbi request reprint Literacy demands of product information intended to supplement television direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertisements
    Kimberly A Kaphingst
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 55:293-300. 2004
    ..Stronger plain language requirements are recommended. Health care providers should be aware that patients who ask about an advertised drug might not have the full information required to make an informed decision...
  25. pmc Effects on alcohol related fatal crashes of a community based initiative to increase substance abuse treatment and reduce alcohol availability
    R W Hingson
    Boston University School of Public Health, Center to Prevent Alcohol related Problems Among Young People, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Inj Prev 11:84-90. 2005
    ..This analysis tested whether comprehensive community interventions that focus on reducing alcohol availability and increasing substance abuse treatment can reduce alcohol related fatal traffic crashes...
  26. pmc Mutual exchanges support academic and community collaboration
    Rima E Rudd
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:80-2. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint MADD Massachusetts versus Senator Burke: a media advocacy case study
    W DeJong
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Q 23:318-29. 1996
    ..Paralyzed by the lack of consensus, MADD Massachusetts was rendered a far less effective advocate for policy change...
  28. ncbi request reprint Strategies to reduce driving under the influence of alcohol
    W DeJong
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 19:359-78. 1998
    ..In the next several years, greater efforts are needed on all these fronts. Also needed, however, are programs that integrate drunk driving prevention with other traffic safety initiatives...
  29. ncbi request reprint The contextual role of alcohol outlet density in college drinking
    Richard Scribner
    Louisiana State University School of Public Health, Epidemiology Program, 2120 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, Louisana 70122, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:112-20. 2008
    ..The objective of the study is to examine the relationship between the physical availability of off-campus alcohol and drinking outcomes among college students...
  30. ncbi request reprint Done 4: analysis of a failed social norms marketing campaign
    Cristel Antonia Russell
    School of Social Work, San Diego State University, CA 92182 4119, USA
    Health Commun 17:57-65. 2005
    ..We discuss implications of these findings for future prevention campaigns and new research...
  31. pmc Event-Specific Prevention: addressing college student drinking during known windows of risk
    Clayton Neighbors
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Box 354694, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2667-80. 2007
    ....
  32. pmc Student leadership in public health advocacy: lessons learned from the hepatitis B initiative
    Leslie D Hsu
    Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1250-2. 2003
    ..By October 2002, 997 HBI patients from Boston's Chinatown had received free hepatitis B screenings. Of these, 384 patients (39%) were deemed susceptible to the hepatitis B virus and provided with free vaccination...
  33. ncbi request reprint Development of targeted message concepts for recent Asian immigrants about secondhand smoke
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Health Commun 7:25-37. 2002
    ..An intervention study using these message concepts is needed...

Research Grants8

  1. Core--Health Education and Communication
    William DeJong; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. CAN SOCIAL NORMS MARKETING REDUCE HIGH-RISK DRINKING?
    William DeJong; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..5) In Year 5, continue and complete data analysis to meet the outlined aims of the study. ..