Jeffrey Drope, PhD
Jeff Drope earned his Ph.D. in political science (international political economy) from the University of New Mexico in 2004 after completing his B.A. at the University of British Columbia (1997). He has more than a decade of experience conducting research on the political economy of economic policymaking, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In recent years, his research shifted to the intersection of public health policy and economic policymaking, including trade, investment and taxation. He has completed projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa, funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the International Development Research Centre and the Hewlett Foundation. He has published more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on political economy, and edited a major volume on tobacco control in Africa. His current research focuses on the nexus of public health (particularly tobacco control, but also other areas related to non-communicable disease, including alcohol and diet) and economic policymaking, and particularly how countries can integrate the two different policy areas in proactive ways that engender improved public health outcomes and economic prosperity. He currently has major collaborative research projects – partly funded by the National Institutes of Health – with colleagues in Africa, Asia and Latin America that examine these and related themes. He continues to participate actively in capacity-building efforts on these issues across the globe.
Drope J, Lencucha R. Tobacco control and trade policy: Proactive strategies for integrating policy norms. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2012.