Accomplishments

Since its inception, the UW Tobacco Studies Program (UW TSP) has awarded a total of $96,600 in 24 fellowships and 33 career development stipends to 52 student scholars. We are currently supporting five scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year. The UW TSP course offerings have been taught for the past 11 years to over 300 matriculated students and auditors, and over 500 unique drop-in visitors. Additionally, over 1,000 unique health and medical professionals have attended UW TSP sponsored seminars and continuing education courses. A paper documenting many of these accomplishments is published in a special issue of Public Health Reports:

Savage, S.E. & Halperin, A.C. (2006). Building an academic tobacco control program while forging links with practice: the University of Washington Tobacco Studies Program. Public Health Reports, 121, 529-537.

For a list of selected papers authored by TSP graduates, click here.

Graduates of the program work as researchers, service providers and program administrators at various state agencies, non-profit organizations and health facilities across the US. Tobacco Studies Program alumnae are currently employed at the following organizations and agencies:
  • Alere Wellbeing, Inc. (Formerly Free & Clear, Inc.)
  • American Legacy Foundation
  • Association of Schools of Public Health
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • King County Metro
  • UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI)
  • UW Social Development Research Group (SDRG)
  • Various state, county and local departments of health, including AR, CA, CO, TX and WA