Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Education


  • PhD Training:Carnegie Mellon University (2011) PAUnited States of America
  • Residency:Stanford University Adult Psychiatry Residency Program (2017) CA
  • Medical Education:University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2013) PA
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University (2011)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (2013)

Publications

All Publications


  • Governmental standard drink definitions and low-risk alcohol consumption guidelines in 37 countries ADDICTION Kalinowski, A., Humphreys, K. 2016; 111 (7): 1293-1298

    Abstract

    One of the challenges of international alcohol research and policy is the variability in and lack of knowledge of how governments in different nations define a standard drink and low-risk drinking. This study gathered such information from governmental agencies in 37 countries.A pool of 75 countries that might have definitions was created using World Health Organization (WHO) information and the authors' own judgement. Structured internet searches of relevant terms for each country were supplemented by efforts to contact government agencies directly and to consult with alcohol experts in the country.Most of the 75 national governments examined were not identified as having adopted a standard drink definition. Among the 37 that were so identified, the modal standard drink size was 10 g pure ethanol, but variation was wide (8-20 g). Significant variability was also evident for low-risk drinking guidelines, ranging from 10-42 g per day for women and 10-56 g per day for men to 98-140 g per week for women and 150-280 g per week for men.Researchers working and communicating across national boundaries should be sensitive to the substantial variability in 'standard' drink definitions and low-risk drinking guidelines. The potential impact of guidelines, both in general and in specific national cases, remains an important question for public health research.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/add.13341

    View details for Web of Science ID 000379951700027

    View details for PubMedID 27073140

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