Stephen was one of a group of professionals across the country to be selected for participation in a George Mason University research project called, “Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America.” Participants were chosen based on their expertise with with teen drinking issues and insight about youth culture.
The “Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America” research project is designed to gain a greater understanding of teen drinking. The projects ultimate focus is upon who and what might influence future youth decisions to decline alcohol. The research foundation and design represent and innovative strategy for understanding the issue. Blending both cultural anthropology and public health approaches, the research design incorporates multiple methodologies.