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CAMY was founded in 2002 at Georgetown University, with joint funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2008, the Center moved to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Following the end of the initial funding by the two foundations, CAMY’s work has been supported by multiple funders, including federal and state government and private foundations.
The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America's youth.
Reducing high rates of underage alcohol consumption and the suffering caused by alcohol-related injuries and deaths among young people requires using the public health strategies of limiting the access to and the appeal of alcohol to underage persons.
Biography of Dr. David Jernigan, Director
David H. Jernigan Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has worked as an adviser to the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) and was principal author of WHO’s first Global Status Report on Alcohol and Global Status Report on Alcohol and Youth, and co-authored Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention, and Alcohol in the Developing World: A Public Health Perspective.
He has also authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and has trained thousands of public health advocates in media advocacy and alcohol-problems prevention.