Policy Approaches to Alcohol and Cancer Prevention: Resources, Results, and Gaps

Event Type:
July 18, 2023
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Event Series

Alcohol and Cancer

Policy approaches to behavioral risk factors for cancer are widely believed to be important elements of successful efforts at cancer prevention and control. Alcohol is a leading risk factor for cancer, yet relatively little policy research has directly addressed alcohol and cancer prevention. In this webinar, three speakers highlighted the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) along with alcohol and cancer policy research and gaps.

The webinar aimed to raise awareness and promote interest of both cancer prevention and control and alcohol research, as well as resources for alcohol policy approaches to cancer prevention.

This webinar is part of the Alcohol and Cancer Webinar Series.


Gregory Bloss, M.A., M.P.P.
Gregory Bloss, M.A., M.P.P.

Alcohol policy and public health: research tools and perspectives

Program Director for Economic and Policy Studies,
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research,
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Alicia Sparks, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Alicia Sparks, Ph.D., M.P.H.

APIS now and where it is headed

Project Director for NIAAA’s Alcohol Policy Information System,
Senior Principal, Communication Services,
Synergy Enterprises, Inc.

Timothy Naimi, M.D., M.P.H.
Timothy Naimi, M.D., M.P.H.

Alcohol policy and cancer prevention

Director, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research,
Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy,
University of Victoria, Canada


David Berrigan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch,
NCI Behavioral Research Program

Last Updated
August 03, 2023