How Scientific Research Informs Regulatory Decisions

David L. Ashley, PhD, Professor, Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

When Feb 05, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EST / UTC-500)
Where 5004 Marsico Hall
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Contact Phone 919-966-2760
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David Ashley, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. He was appointed to this position in August 2017. Before that, he spent 33 years in the United States Public Health Service, retiring in 2016 at the rank of Assistant Surgeon General/Rear Admiral-Lower Half. 

Ashley has performed extensive research related to the impact of cigarette design and contents on the emissions from tobacco products, how people use tobacco products, and resulting biomarkers of exposure. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to biophysics, environmental chemicals, biomarkers of exposure and the constituents of tobacco and tobacco smoke. He was a contributing author for the recent Surgeon General's Report entitled How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease. He serves on the World Health Organization (WHO) Study Group for Tobacco Product Regulation and was the Chair of the WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network from 2006 until 2010.