Underage Alcohol Use: An Overview of Data and Strategies (Webinar Recording)

Underage Alcohol Use: An Overview of Data and Strategies
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Robin A. LaVallee, MPP

August 31, 2020, 1-2 PM EST


The webinar will provide a broad overview of the current state of underage drinking and related prevention efforts. A review of the data on the prevalence of alcohol use and alcohol use patterns will be provided, along with data on the adverse effects of underage alcohol use, and research on its risk and protective factors. We will provide an overview of the Federal landscape as it relates to underage drinking prevention, and conclude by identifying successful prevention strategies.


  • Review data on the state of underage drinking and its consequences (current data and trends)
  • Review research on risk and protective factors for engaging in underage drinking
  • Discuss Federal prevention efforts/environment
  • Highlight evidence-based prevention strategies and related resources


Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.

Josh Esrick, MPP

Robin A. LaVallee, MPP is a Senior Research Associate at Carnevale Associates, LLC. She has over a decade of experience applying her expertise in policy research, evaluation, performance measurement, and data collection and analysis in public health, substance use, and criminal justice arenas. For more than 10 years, Ms. LaVallee conducted alcohol epidemiology and policy research in support of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System and National Alcohol Education Program.

Robin Lavallee
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