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Innovations in Tobacco Control Lecture Series: Earth Day 2024

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Monday, April 22, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Ryan D. Kennedy, PhD, discusses key findings from recent assessments of tobacco product litter in Brazil and India during this Earth Day-themed lecture presented by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2024-04-22 16:00 2024-04-22 17:00 UTC use-title Location Zoom

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.

This special Earth Day event welcomes Ryan David Kennedy, PhD, for an environmental-themed lecture, entitled “Key Findings from Assessments of Tobacco Product Litter in Brazil & India.”

Learn more about these studies at

Please note: This month’s lecture and host-led Q&A are prerecorded and presented via YouTube, accompanied by a live chat with Professor Kennedy. Viewers are encouraged to submit written questions via the chat during the event, engaging in real-time conversation with Professor Kennedy and research partners from these studies.


Soon after reserving a ticket, attendees will receive a link to access/view the lecture via YouTube. Find answers to frequently asked questions on our Eventbrite page. 



Ryan Kennedy, PhD, a man with a light complexion and wavy light brown hair, wearing black eyeglasses, a colorful collared shirt, and a grey suit jacket, photographed in front of a neutral background

Ryan David Kennedy, PhD

Ryan David Kennedy, PhD (he/him) is a tobacco control researcher interested in the role policy plays in addressing the global tobacco epidemic. Through his role with the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Kennedy works in low- and middle-income countries, including work in such regulatory domains as tobacco advertising at the point-of-sale, health warning labels, and clean air laws. Domestically, Kennedy has a program of research with the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Programs funded through the Hopkins CERSI (Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation), working to understand e-cigarette advertising of product features including flavors. Emerging tobacco products including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products present interesting public health challenges, and Kennedy oversaw a global policy scan to understand how countries/jurisdictions are regulating these emerging nicotine delivery systems.

Kennedy earned his PhD from the University of Waterloo and has a long history of working on clean air issues, including the study of tobacco smoke, wood smoke, and ambient pollution in numerous settings. He uses a variety of research methods to conduct his work, including observational studies, surveys, content analysis, focus groups and key informant interviews.

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