George W. Dowdall, PhD

George W.  Dowdall, PhD
Adjunct Fellow

Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Saint Joseph's University

Public Health Interests

Mental Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Dowdall has been involved in public and mental health administration, research, and teaching over most of his professional career. His fulltime work at Indiana, Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo State, and St. Joseph's (where he was appointed professor emeritus) and adjunct or visiting appointments at UCLA, Penn, Brown, and Harvard School of Public Health have usually had significant public health responsibilities and publications. He is currently working on papers about youth alcohol use in the US and EU; undergraduate drinking as a social problem in the US and UK; and alcohol-related crime and violence on US college campuses. His book about college drinking as a social and public health problem was just published in an expanded revised edition. Dr. Dowdall serves on an advisory committee of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and on the board of Security on Campus, Inc.

Select Publications:

Dowdall GW. College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem/Changing the Culture. Revised edition. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2013 (original hardback: Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009).

Kuo M, Dowdall GW, Koss MP, Wechsler H. "Correlates of Rape while Intoxicated in a National Sample of College Women." Journal of Studies on Alcohol 2004; 65: 37-45.

Dowdall GW, Wechsler H. "Studying College Alcohol Use: Widening the Lens, Sharpening the Focus." Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 2002, Supplement No. 14, 14-22.

Wechsler H, Davenport A, Dowdall G, Moeykens B, Castillo S. "Health and Behavioral Consequences of Binge Drinking in College: A National Survey of Students at 140 Colleges". Journal of the American Medical Association 1994; 272: 1672-1677.