Archives: Speakers

Prof Kevin M. Gray, M.D

Kevin M. Gray, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and serves as Assistant Provost for Research Advancement at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). As a child and adolescent psychiatrist and physician-scientist co-leading the MUSC Youth Collaborative, he conducts National Institutes of Health supported clinical research, contributing novel… Read more »

Marc Slis

High school dropout and runaway at 14 years old.  After 20 years working in the building trades, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Geology, then spent 18 years at sea, working as a marine seismic geophysicist, 5 years as a geophysical consultant managing seismic surveys around the globe for the petroleum industry and 3 years… Read more »

Jeff Lynch

Jeff Lynch works as a facilitator in the Prevention Intervention Education, Choices Program for Tulare County Office of Education.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandman University graduating Summa cum laude.  The mission of the Tulare County Office of Education is to provide quality service and support to all students and school districts… Read more »

Prof Kathleen. S Hoke, J.D.

Kathleen is a Law School Professor, Director of the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy, and Director of the Network for Public Health Law-Eastern Region, at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Through the Center and Network, Kathleen provides technical legal assistance to state and local health officials, legislators, researchers, and organizations… Read more »

Dr Vaughan W. Rees

Dr. Rees is Director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control, and Senior Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA. His research focuses on tobacco control, which entails strategies to address a public health epidemic projected to cause the deaths of one billion people in the… Read more »

Prof Peter Hajek

Peter Hajek is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. His research is concerned primarily with understanding health behaviours, and developing and evaluating both behavioural and pharmacological treatments for dependent smokers and for people with weight problems. Professor… Read more »

Prof Dorothy K. Hatsukami

Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Ph.D. is the Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Forster Family Chair in Cancer Prevention and Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.   Her areas of expertise include nicotine addiction and its treatment and tobacco regulatory science assessing the toxicity, appeal and… Read more »

Prof David L. Ashley Ph.D

David Ashley is currently a Research Professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1982 from Emory University. He spent 27 years, from 1983-2010 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. During this time, he carried out research… Read more »

Jaron King

Jaron King, MS, is the surveillance coordinator for the South Carolina Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control. He is also a first year PhD student at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. His research experience has been in health communication and is chiefly responsible for tobacco surveillance activities in his current… Read more »