The Alcohol Epidemiology Program

The Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP) is a research program in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis campus). AEP faculty and staff conduct advanced research to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems. AEP investigators have also applied their knowledge related to alcohol policy to other substances. Most recently, the AEP team has begun assessing the implementation and effects of cannabis policies.

The AEP research team has a variety of academic backgrounds, including public health, psychology, and sociology.


The AEP has received grant funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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