Prof Kenneth E. Warner

Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus

School of Public Health, University of Michigan


Kenneth E. Warner is the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. A member of the faculty from 1972-2017, he served as Dean from 2005-2010. He is currently a co-investigator in the University’s NCI-FDA funded Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations. Presented in over 300 professional publications, Dr. Warner’s research has focused on economic and policy aspects of tobacco and health. Dr. Warner served as the World Bank’s representative to negotiations on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the World Health Organization’s first global health treaty. He also served as the Senior Scientific Editor of the 25th anniversary Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health. From 2004-2005 he was President of the international Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT). He recently completed a term on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Warner currently serves as an elected member of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern Michigan College. In 1996 Dr. Warner was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Among other honors and awards, he is a recipient of the Surgeon General’s Medallion, the Luther Terry Award for Exemplary Achievement in Tobacco Control, and the Doll-Wynder Award from SRNT. Dr. Warner earned his AB from Dartmouth College and MPhil and PhD in economics from Yale University.


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