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Assistant Professor, Health Behavior
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of Interest

I am a new and early stage investigator with extensive training in both public health and public policy. My research assesses the role of economic policies and conditions in determining cancer and tobacco-use behaviors and disparities at the state and local level.

Areas of expertise include:

  1. Leadership of large secondary data projects
  2. Assessment of changes in tobacco use behaviors over time and in sub-populations
  3. Use of econometric techniques to evaluate policy change

In previous work, I have led initiatives to better understand cigarette taxes, tobacco minimum floor price laws, disparities in smoking behavior, and cancer-related risk factors by geography, income, race and employment.

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Awards and Honors

  • Marci K Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2013
  • Teaching Innovation Award, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2012
  • Caroline H. & Thomas S. Royster Fellowship (5 year merit fellowship), UNC-Chapel Hill, 2008-2013
  • Elected Member, Theta Chapter, Delta Omega, Nat’l Public Health Honorary Society, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1999
  • Lucy Morgan Award for Leadership/Outstanding Performance in Public Health Education, 1998

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