Archives: Speakers

Abigail Friedman

Abigail S. Friedman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the policy determinants of tobacco use and disparities therein, with the overarching goal of informing and facilitating evidence-based policymaking to improve population health and reduce inequality. A health economist… Read more »

Cliff Douglas, JD

Cliff Douglas is the Director of the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network, an adjunct professor at the School of Public Health, and a co-principal investigator for the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations at the University of Michigan. He was the American Cancer Society’s Vice President for Tobacco Control from 2015 to 2020,… Read more »

Kathleen Crosby

Kathleen Crosby is currently Director of the Office of Health Communication and Education at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The office is responsible for conducting public education, stakeholder outreach, and regulatory communication programs designed to ensure FDA’s success in implementing the Tobacco Control Act. These efforts include developing breakthrough communication strategies to reduce… Read more »

Dr Ray Niaura

Dr. Niaura is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Health at NYU GPH and the Co-Director of the Tobacco Research Lab. His research interests are two-fold: studying the bio-behavioral substrates of tobacco dependence, including factors that influence adolescent and early adult tobacco use trajectories; and evaluating behavioral and pharmacological treatments for cessation, specifically with regard… Read more »

Associate Prof Jennifer Pearson

Jennifer Pearson is an Associate Professor in Health Administration and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Broadly, her research focuses on how regulation of tobacco and cannabis product characteristics, packaging, and advertising affects consumer behavior and public health outcomes. Dr. Pearson has authored over 100 scientific peer-reviewed scientific… Read more »

Stefanie Miller

Stefanie Miller is an investment analyst with FiscalNote Markets in Washington, D.C., where she leads the tobacco, cannabis, politics and fiscal policy practice areas. She specializes in the legal and political risks to the tobacco sector stemming from FDA tobacco regulations, Congressional tobacco control efforts, innovative products entering the nicotine market, and incumbent public health… Read more »

Dr. Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

Dr. Ahluwalia is a physician, public health scientist and professor at Brown University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine, and is the Associate Director for Population Sciences at the Brown Cancer Center. He has been in academic medicine since 1992 and has been a practicing physician, faculty member, department chair, Associate Dean and Center Director in medical… Read more »

Matthew R. Holman

Matthew R. Holman, Ph.D. is currently Director of the Office of Science at the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He was appointed to that position in January 2017. The Office of Science at CTP is responsible for identifying, developing, and enhancing the science related to tobacco products,… Read more »

Prof Richard Miech

Richard Miech is a Research Professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and Principal Investigator of Monitoring the Future. He received his Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University. His work focuses on trends in substance use, with… Read more »

Andy Hyland

Andrew Hyland is the Chair of the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Scientific Principal Investigator of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, which is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Food and Drug Administration to study more than 46,000 adults and… Read more »