International Tobacco Control Research

The International Tobacco Control Research (ITCR) program conducts original research on international tobacco control with particular emphasis on the economics of tobacco control and policy relevant research.  This work is done in collaboration with national and international investigators and serves to build capacity for collection and analysis of economic data to provide the evidence base for tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries. Externally funded projects have been conducted in Russia and the Ukraine (Bloomberg Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use) and Southeast Asia (NIH Fogarty International Center grant to conduct research and capacity building related to the political economy of tobacco control). More recently the focus has shifted to sub-Saharan Africa as a partner in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded African Tobacco Control Consortium project. Service publications include important and visible products like the Tobacco Atlas.

 Managing Director: Hana Ross, PhD; hana.ross@cancer.org