Ralph W. Hingson, DSc

Title:  Medical Educator
Company: National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Location: Rockville, MD United States


  • American Public Health Association
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
  • International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) (national board) (board of directors)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Project Combine Safety and Data Monitoring Committee (chair)
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy, Interagency Prevention Working Group (member)
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • United States Government Interagency Coordinating Committee (member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service, Johns Hopkins Alumni Association (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Director’s Award, National Institutes of Health (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1988-2016)
  • Recipient, Robert F. Borkenstein Award, International Council Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) (2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (1994-2015)
  • Recipient, Legacy Laureate Award, University of Pittsburgh, PA (2013)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2011)
  • Recipient, R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award, American Society of Addiction Medicine (2008)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2005-2007)
  • Recipient, Ralph W. Hingson Research in Practice Presidential Award, MADD (2003)
  • Recipient, Widmark Award, International Council on Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) (2002)
  • Recipient, Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2001)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1998)
  • Recipient, Hero Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (1995)
  • Honoree, One of America’s 10 Outstanding Young Men, U.S. Jaycees (1984)


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