Rutledge Co-Authors Papers Presented at American Public Health Association

Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge presented a paper in November at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Boston. The paper, “Development of comprehensive measures of alcohol-policy enforcement,” was co-authored with Rhonda Jones-Webb, Toben Nelson, Traci Toomey, and Darin Erikson, all of the University of Minnesota. Rutledge was a co-author on another APHA presentation made by first author Julie Sanem: “Association between impaired driving law enforcement efforts and drinking and driving behavior.” The work presented at APHA was initiated during Rutledge’s 2012-2013 sabbatical in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, where she was a visiting associate professor. This work is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) R01 AA017873 to Darin J. Erickson, Principal Investigator. Support for Rutledge’s sabbatical was provided by the Great Lakes Colleges Association as part of its New Directions Initiative, which was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.