WVU in the News: Alcohol Deaths Claim Lives of Working-Age Americans

Gordon Smith, MD, MB, MBChB, MPH, the Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Distinguished Professor for the West Virginia University School of Public Health was featured as an expert voice in a New York Times article about a CDC study on a pattern of high alcohol-related deaths in working class Americans. 

Even after decades of studying alcohol, he was taken aback by the sheer magnitude of its toll. “I knew it was a big problem, but I think it was important to see just how much of a problem it is,” Smith said.

Read the full article in The New York Times or by downloading a PDF of the article.