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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.

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 CirugĂ­a 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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