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Innovations in Tobacco Control Lecture Series: Jonathan M. Samet

Department & Center Events   |   Guest Lecturer   |   #IGTC25

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Wolfe Street Building/E2030 (Feinstone Hall)
Monthly Lecture Series
Past Event

About the Event

Hosted by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), the monthly Innovations in Tobacco Control lecture series welcomes key researchers and experts to share ideas, present their work, and spark discussion.

Presented in a hybrid format this month only (register to attend in person or via Zoom), this special event welcomes IGTC founding director Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS, in observance of IGTC’s 25th anniversary (#IGTC25), for a lecture entitled “Global Tobacco Control: Looking Back, Looking Forward.” 

The lecture will be followed by a brief moderated Q&A and a recording of the event will subsequently be posted to IGTC’s YouTube channel. 

Boxed lunches available for guests who register to attend in person by September 14.


Choose to attend in person or online. Upon approval of online registration, attendees will receive a personalized Zoom link to access the webinar. 

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Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS

Dr. Jonathan Samet, a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, is Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental and Occupational Health and the former Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He was chair of the Department of Epidemiology of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 1994-2008 and was the founding director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control. His research has focused on the health risks of inhaled pollutants in outdoor and indoor air and on active and passive smoking. He has served on and chaired numerous committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and was chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee of the EPA and of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Samet has served as editor and author for Reports of the Surgeon General on Smoking and Health since 1984, including serving as Senior Scientific Editor for the 2014 50th Anniversary Report. He received the Surgeon General’s Medallion in 1990 and 2006 for these contributions. Dr. Samet received the 2004 Prince Mahidol Award for Global Health awarded by the King of Thailand, the Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal from the American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association, the Luther Terry Award for Distinguished Career from the American Cancer Society, and the Fries Prize for Health. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1997 and received the David Rall Medal for his contributions in 2015.

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