Journal Articles

The following list of journal articles was compiled by Jay A. Winsten as part of Highlights From the First Thirty-Five Years. These journal articles are likely present in the historical collections of the Center for Health Communications (see Collections). To arrange for access, submit a request to the reference team at the Center for the History of Medicine. You may also contact the Harvard Chan School Archivist directly with questions.

The Use of Mass Media in Substance Abuse Prevention, William DeJong, Ph.D., Jay A. Winsten, Ph.D., Health Affairs, 9(2):30-46, 1990.

Presents recommendations for using mass media strategies for the prevention of substance abuse.


Domestic Violence: A Commitment to Action, Scott Harshbarger, Jay A. Winsten, Ph.D., Jane Tewksbury, Terri Grodner Mendoza, New England Law Review 28(2):313-382, New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993.

The culmination of a two-year series of working luncheons on domestic violence cosponsored by the Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger and the Center for Health Communication. Participants included researchers, victims’ advocates, policy makers, and journalists. The report includes summaries of the sessions and offers recommendations on ways to protect victims and prevent domestic violence in Massachusetts.


Promoting Designated Drivers: The Harvard Alcohol Project, Jay A. Winsten, Ph.D., American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Medicine in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges in Personal and Public Health Promotion is a supplement to American Journal of Preventive Medicine 10(3):11-14, 1994.

Explains how the designated driver concept serves as a vehicle for changing social norms, describes the national Designated Driver Campaign and the involvement of the public and private sectors, and presents public opinion findings documenting the wide popularity and growing usage of the designated driver concept.


The Use of Designated Drivers by U.S. College Students: A National Study, William DeJong, Ph.D. and Jay A. Winsten, Ph.D., Journal of American College Health 47(4):151-156, January 1999.

Presents the results of a national survey in which college students in the U.S. were asked whether they had served as or had ridden with a designated driver in the past 30 days, and how much alcohol they had consumed the last time they used this prevention strategy. The study found that, among college students, the use of designated drivers was a well established strategy for avoiding impaired driving.