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Dr. Terri Shelton

Photo of Dr. Terri Shelton. Dr. Terri Shelton (Office of Research and Economic Development) received funding from NC DHHS Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse for the project “NC Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative.”  The abstract states that, despite reductions, underage use of alcohol is still prevalent in North Carolina. Based on the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Survey (2015), 29.2 percent of middle and high school students drank alcohol in the past 30 days and 13.9 percent of high school students binge drank in the past 30 days. This contract will support the North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NC-PUDI) in developing innovative strategies to prevent underage alcohol consumption and the resulting social, health and economic consequences. This continuing effort is designed to further support and develop environmental management strategies that prevent underage drinking, and to create a sustainable movement to stop practices that make underage drinking both easy and acceptable. Long-term outcomes include reductions in youth alcohol consumption, which will be tracked using the North Carolina YRBS and local data.

Shelton serves as UNCG’s vice chancellor of Research and Economic Development.