Jeffrey J. Hardesty, MPH '15, researches e-cigarettes and tobacco products, with the goal of maximizing policy benefits and minimizing unintended consequences.
tobacco control; public health policy; policy evaluation; benefits and unintended consequences of policy; corporate impacts on public health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Ohio State University
Jeffrey Hardesty (he/his) is a Research Associate in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. He received his Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His work at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control focuses on the potential benefits and unintended consequences of domestic and international e-cigarette and tobacco policies. His current projects include the Vaping and Patterns of E-cigarette use Research Study (VAPER Study), a prospective cohort study of e-cigarette users in the U.S. He has authored state of the evidence reports on raising the minimum age of purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21 and banning or restricting flavored tobacco products. His past work focused on pictorial health warning labels in China and Indonesia.