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Women Are Drinking More

Marco Verch Professional
The ISU research found that white, educated females could be more susceptible to higher alcohol consumption.

More women are drinking alcohol -- and more of it -- than ever before. But why? Three researchers from  Iowa State University want to find out. 

Iowa State University professors of sociology Susan Stewart and Gloria Jones-Johnson, along with  Casandra Dorius, professor of Human Development and Family Studies, are focusing their research on how drinking habits among women change between races, economic classes, education, and life stage. The team hope that subsequent qualitative interviews, which are currently underway, will shine additional light on the personal and social conditions that continue to rising alcohol consumption among women. 

On this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe, dives into this new research with Stewart, Jones-Johnson and Dorius.


  • Susan Stewart, professor of Sociology at Iowa State University
  • Gloria Jones-Johnson, professor of Sociology at Iowa State University
  • Cassandra Dorius, professor of Human Development and Family Studies

The Iowa Mission of Mercy will have its annual free dental clinic event on sept. — 20th and 21st at the River Center in Davenport.

Later in the program, Nebbe is joined by Dr. Ben Lloyd, a local committee chair of Iowa Mission of Mercy. The organization has provided 14,000  patients with free dental care over the last decade, and is gearing up to provide even more care at an upcoming two-day event in Davenport, sceheduled for September 21st and 22nd. 

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa