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Kevin
Welding
,
PhD

Assistant Scientist
Kevin Welding

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Kevin Welding, PhD, MA, is an economist studying corporate influence on public health. His work has supported fiscal and health policy change around the world.

Contact Info

2213 McElderry Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

Quantitative research; Economics; Illicit trade; Public Policy; Marketing
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
University of California, Santa Barbara
2014
MA
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
2006
BA
Muhlenberg College
2003
Overview
Kevin Welding (he/him) is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society and the Associate Director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control. He received his PhD in Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Welding's research broadly focuses on the surveillance and compliance of governments and corporations to international treaties and country-specific policies, respectively. His research includes investigations into the tobacco industry's use of tobacco packaging for marketing purposes, the strategic pricing of illicit and legal products, and the estimation of the size of illicit markets. Recently, Dr. Welding has evaluated how the emerging market of e-cigarettes has influenced consumer behavior and industry actions.
Select Publications
Selected Publications:
  • Szklo, A., Iglesias, R., Stoklosa, M., Figueiredo, V., Welding, K., de Souza Junior, P.R., Nascimento, H., Drope, J. Cross-validation of Four Different Survey Methods Used to Estimate Illicit Cigarette Consumption in Brazil. Forthcoming in Tobacco Control.
  • Saenz d Miera Juarez, B., Reynales-Shigematsu, L.M., Stoklosa, M., Welding, K., Drope, J. (2019). Illicit Cigarette Use in Mexico: Comparing Estimates from Survey of Smokers and Littered Pack Collection. Tobacco Control. [Epub ahead of print]; doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055449
  • Welding, K., Kennedy, R.D., Moran, M.B., Cohen, J.E., Smith, K.C. (2019). Natural, Organic, Additive-free and Pure on Cigarette Packs in 14 Countries. Tobacco Regulatory Science. 5(4):352-359. doi: 10.18001/TRS.5.4.5
  • Brown, J., Welding, K., Cohen, J.E., Cherukupalli, R., Washington, C., Ferguson, J., Smith, K.C. (2017). An Analysis of Purchase Price of Legal and Illicit Cigarettes in the Retail Environments of 14 Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Addiction. 112(10):1854-1860. doi:10.1111/add.13881
  • Welding, K., De Leon, E., Cha, S., Johnson, M., Cohen, J E., Graham, A.L. (2017). Weekly Enrollment and Usage Patterns in an Internet Smoking Cessation Intervention. Internet Intervention, 9, 100-105. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2017.07.004
Projects
Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use
Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS)