Tobacco Studies Program

Achieving Social Justice in the Tobacco Epidemic – Policy Approaches

February 26, 2016

Achieving Social Justice in the Tobacco Epidemic – Policy Approaches

Cheryl Healton DrPH MPH

Lecture in Tobacco-related Health Disparities and Social Justice (HSERV 556)

Cheryl HealtonDr. Healton is currently the Dean of the College of Global Public Health at New York University (NYU). As President and CEO of the American Legacy Foundation, Dr. Healton continues to guide the highly acclaimed truth© campaign, a national counter-marketing campaign that is credited in large part with reducing youth smoking prevalence to its current 28-year low. Dr. Healton formerly served as Head of the Division of Socio-medical Sciences and Associate Dean for Program Development at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A thought-provoking public speaker, Dr. Healton has given a multitude of presentations around the world, including guest appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN’s Larry King Live, NBC’s Today Show, National Public Radio and more.
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This lecture is part of our Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (HSERV 556) course, where it is paired with the following readings:

Healton, C., & Nelson, K. (2004). Reversal of Misfortune: Viewing Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue. American Journal of Public Health, 94(2), 186-191.

Fagan, P., Moolchan, E.T., Lawrence, D., Fernander, A., & Ponder, P.K. (2007). Identifying health disparities across the tobacco continuum. Addiction, 102(S2), 5-29.
Garrett, B. E., Dube, S. R., Babb, S., & McAfee, T. (2015). Addressing the Social Determinants of Health to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(8), 892-897.