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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.

Fall 2020




Dr. Ben Hawkins, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


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. Vera da Costa e Silva, Former Head of the Convention Secretariat WHO FCTC


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 CirugĂ­a Cardiovascular de Guatemala.


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

Fall 2019


M. Justin Byron, PhD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, School of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Marissa Reitsma, Research Scientist, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; PhD student in Health Policy, Stanford University.


Kevin Welding, PhD. Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Julia Chen-Sankey, PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Spring and Fall 2017

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