Meet Our Staff

Staff members of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth have extensive backgrounds in the alcohol policy field. CAMY’s team brings decades of experience working with state and local law enforcement agencies, with policy makers at all levels from global to local, with public interest attorneys and communications experts, with researchers from around the world, and with public health advocates and advocacy organizations.

Patrick TiongsonPatrick Tiongson

Research Program Manager
Boston University School of Public Health

Patrick is a graduate of the MPH program at Boston University School of Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology, biostatistics, and community health sciences. Patrick is an experienced HIV test counselor and disease investigation specialist in California. He has worked as research staff for substance use treatment research studies, conducting both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Patrick is looking to go back to school for his doctorate in clinical health psychology. His interests are in psychiatric epidemiology, chronic social and traumatic stress, and the development of support interventions for providers of patients with serious and/or terminal medical illness. Patrick dreams one day of sharing his home with a rescue pitbull and a Welsh corgi.

David JerniganDavid Jernigan

David Jernigan, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, and senior policy advisor to CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. He previously directed the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) and was an associate professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a member of the Cannabis Advertising and Social Media (CASM) research group, an advisor to the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, a member of the steering committee of the Global Information System on Alcohol and Health, and scientific chair of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance. He has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization and the World Bank, and has written more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed chapters to seven books on alcohol issues. He started his career as an actor, singer, dancer and stage manager in Boston theater.