Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
Byron uses behavioral science to improve health communication that supports tobacco control policies. By reducing smoking, these policies can reduce the prevalence of cancer and other tobacco-related diseases. Byron is currently studying public perceptions about a proposed FDA policy to reduce the nicotine content in cigarettes and how to prepare healthcare providers for this policy. He also conducts research in Indonesia on the effects of new tobacco products and policies on smoking prevalence.
Byron earned his BA in psychology and philosophy from Boston College, and his MHS in behavioral sciences and health education and PhD in social and behavioral sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.