The SIMAH project investigates the link between alcohol use and life expectancy, with a focus on socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity as modifying factors.



SIMAH is a major alcohol policy modelling project funded by the USA’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The project is an international collaboration between researchers at three world-leading centres in alcohol research and policy modelling:

Life expectancy in the United States has been stagnating and declining since about 2010. This trend is a result of increased mortality from specific causes of death (including alcohol-attributable mortality), especially among specific demographic subgroups. However, there have been no comprehensive evaluations of alcohol use as an underlying factor for mortality increases in specific socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups in the US. SIMAH aims to fill this knowledge gap.

To find out more about the SIMAH project visit the CAMH website.


Charlotte Probst – Principal Investigator, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
Robin Purshouse – Co-Investigator, University of Sheffield
Charlotte Buckley – Researcher, University of Sheffield

View all members of the research team on the CAMH website.


As publications are released they will be added to the publications database on the CAMH website.