The White House is hosting a series of virtual conversations to highlight promising areas of current research and understand what is still needed to address the Nation’s deepening mental health crisis. This video features two alcohol experts discussing how alcohol use and misuse is intertwined with other health issues, including mental health conditions. They also discussed trends in alcohol use, especially the alarming increase in alcohol-related deaths during the pandemic, and the evidence for how people can reduce alcohol use during times of stress.


  • Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, Deputy Director for Health & Life Sciences at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Dr. Aaron White, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Dr. Daniel Calac, Chief Medical Officer of Indian Health Council and P.I. of the California Native American Research Centers for Health