Associate Prof Jennifer Pearson

Associate Professor in Health Administration and Policy

School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno


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 articles on tobacco and cannabis policy and published in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, and Tobacco Control, and is a Deputy Editor of Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Dr. Pearson earned her doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011, and her Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University in 2007. Dr. Pearson started her career in public health as a Tobacco Education Coordinator for the American Lung Association of Nevada and served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea from 2002-2004.


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