The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Arnold House

715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
United States


My research mainly consists of applied evidence synthesis for health policy, including in the areas of tobacco control, electronic cigarettes, diet, physical activity, and management of long-term conditions. I have a particular interest in diabetes, having lived with type 1 diabetes since childhood. I work closely with Cochrane and lead a number of research programs focusing on smoking cessation and electronic cigarettes. I am also involved in developing methods for evidence synthesis and primary research, including quantitative and qualitative synthesis and work on incorporating equity considerations into systematic reviews. I am passionate about communicating complex information and data to inform policy and public action. I work hard to engage the public in my research and have been involved in podcasts, blogging, tv and radio interviews, and songwriting to communicate research results outside of academia.