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Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Lectures and Events


Innovations in Tobacco Control Lecture Series

The Institute hosts a lecture series highlighting experts in the field of tobacco control. Speakers have included Robert Proctor, expert witness against the tobacco industry and professor of history of science at Stanford University, Ruth Malone, Editor-in-Chief of Tobacco Control and Professor and Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the UCSF School of Nursing, and Cathy Backinger, Deputy Director for Research at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products.

Winter/Spring 2023 Schedule

The lectures will take place on Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Click the links to register. For more information, contact us at

April 25, 8:30 a.m. EDT: Becky Freeman, Global Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

May 3, 12:30 p.m. EDT: Jennifer Pearson, Corporate Social Responsibility 

March 9, 3:00 p.m. EST: Janet Hoek, Imagining Things Otherwise: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Tobacco Endgame


February 16, Noon EST: Tuo-Yen Tseng, Capsule Cigarette Sales in Mexico


January 19: Belén Sáenz de Miera Juárez, Tobacco Industry Pricing Strategies During Recent Tax Adjustments in Mexico: Evidence from Commercial Data


Fall 2022


Fernanda Alonso, Policies Related to Health Warning Label Rotation in the PAHO region


Kamran Siddiqi, Policies Related to Smokeless Tobacco

Armando Peruga, The Evolution of Tobacco Control


Les Hagen, Global Tobacco Control Progress Hub

Spring 2022


Dr. Connie Hoe, research group lead and Humboldt Fellow at Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University, in Germany


Xiaozhao Yousef Yang, Associate Professor at the School of Sociology and Anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University, and Yang Tingzhong, Professor at the Center for Tobacco Control Research at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China


Joseph G. L. Lee, an Associate Professor at East Carolina University


Yvette Van Der Eijk, an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore

Fall 2021


Rijo M. John, an Economist and Public Health Policy Analyst, based in Kerala, India


Lauren Czaplicki, Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Jennifer Brown, Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Xi Yin, Regional Advisor in the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization

Spring 2021


Tim Dewhirst, Professor, Senior Research Fellow in Marketing and Public Policy, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph (Canada)


Rebekah Rodericks, Junior Specialist, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa; and Katherine Peck, Research Impact Specialist, Population Council


Pranay Lal, Senior Technical Advisor, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (India)


James Pankow, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

Fall 2020


Praveen Sinha, National Professional Officer with the World Health Organization in India


Ben Hawkins, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Vera da Costa e Silva, Senior Public Health Consultant, Former Head of the Convention Secretariat, WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Popup Symposium Focuses on Flavors


As a response to increased attention on the topic of flavored e-cigarettes, IGTC convened a popup practice symposium "Flavored E-Cigarettes: What the FDA, States and Cities are Doing and Why" featuring experts from across the country.

Past lectures and events

Spring 2020


Dr. Jeffrey Drope, Scientific Vice President for Economic and Health Policy Research with the American Cancer Society.


Dr. Joaquin Barnoya, Research Director at Unidad de Cirugía Cardiovascular de Guatemala.


Patricio Marquez, former lead public health specialist at the World Bank Group (WBG).

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Spring and Fall 2017

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