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Innovations in Tobacco Control Lecture Series

The Institute hosts the monthly Innovations in Tobacco Control lecture series where key researchers and experts share ideas, present their work, and spark discussion. We currently present lectures online through Zoom. Join our mailing list to receive emails about upcoming lectures. Watch previous lectures here or on our YouTube channel.

Fall-Winter 2023 Lectures

Sophia Siu Chee Chan, PhD

Tobacco Control Policies in Hong Kong—Challenges & Opportunities

On October 25, 2023, IGTC welcomed guest speaker Sophia Siu Chee Chan, PhD. Professor Chan is currently Professor in Nursing and Senior Advisor to the President’s Office at The University of Hong Kong.

Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS

Global Tobacco Control: Looking Back, Looking Forward

On September 19, 2023, in observance of IGTC’s 25th anniversary (#IGTC25), we welcomed IGTC founding director Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS. He is Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental and Occupational Health and the former Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health.

Winter-Spring 2023 Lectures

Jennifer Pearson, PhD

Tobacco Industry CSR Claims, Consumer Perceptions, and Policies in Brazil

On May 3, 2023, IGTC welcomed guest speaker Jennifer Pearson, PhD. She is an Associate Professor in Health Administration and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Becky Freeman, PhD

Global Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

On April 25, 2023, IGTC welcomed guest speaker Becky Freeman, PhD. As part of the Prevention Research Collaboration, University of Sydney, Freeman leads a program of research focused on countering the commercial determinants of health.

Janet Hoek, PhD

Imagining Things Otherwise: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Tobacco Endgame


On March 9, 2023, IGTC welcomed guest speaker Janet Hoek, PhD. She is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Tuo-Yen Tseng, PhD

Capsule Cigarette Sales in Mexico, 2018–2021

On February 16, 2023, IGTC welcomed guest speaker Tuo-Yen Tseng, PhD. She is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Belén Sáenz de Miera Juárez, PhD

Tobacco Industry Pricing Strategies in Mexico

On January 19, 2023, IGTC welcomed guest speaker Belén Sáenz de Miera Juárez, PhD. She is currently a lecturer at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS) in northwestern Mexico.

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