Cross-listed as Psychiatry 213, 2-3 units
Excessive alcohol consumption among Stanford undergraduates creates health, educational, social, and legal problems for drinkers and for other members of the Stanford community. With the Vice Provost for Student Affairs as the client, this Policy Lab practicum explores the causes, consequences, and practical evidence to assess and address the problem. The interdisciplinary research team will examine practices and data at Stanford and other academic institutions in the context of scholarly studies and general knowledge from medicine, law, psychology, and other social sciences. As one component of formal policy research methods, the team will conduct ethnographic interviews with stakeholders.
Upper-division and graduate students from Law, Medicine, Public Policy, and social science disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Clients & Deliverables
- Client: Stanford University Vice Provost of Student Affairs
- Deliverables: Comprehensive policy briefing for the Provost’s Alcohol Solutions Group, which grounded its final report in policy lab findings and recommendations. The Alcohol Solutions Group report (Spring 2020) is linked here: “Alcohol Solutions Group (ASG) Final Report”
- Full report: “Evaluating Alcohol Program and Policy Options for Stanford University.”