Hartmann-Boyce Takes Leadership Role in Tobacco Health Policy
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, assistant professor of health policy and management, will be co-leading the Policy Analysis and Dissemination Core of the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR).
The University of Michigan-based CAsToR is one of seven Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CAsToR recently received a $20 million, five-year grant in the third cohort of TCORS.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this strong partnership between researchers and the FDA, and am looking forward to providing and sharing evidence that can help shape tobacco control efforts in the U.S.,” says Hartmann-Boyce, whose research focuses on synthesizing evidence and applying it for health policy, in such areas as tobacco control and e-cigarettes.
The Tobacco Regulatory Science Program is a collaborative research effort between NIH and FDA. The TCORS research is carried out by scientists with a broad range of expertise – including epidemiology, economics, toxicology, addiction and marketing. The scientific evidence from their research informs the FDA’s regulation of tobacco products.
“Smoking is a leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. and worldwide, and a major driver of health inequalities,” Hartmann-Boyce says. “This work will contribute to the School of Public Health and Health Science’s aim to improve quality of life and health equity in the Commonwealth and beyond.”