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Eva Orr, MPH

Associate Scientist
Tobacco Control Research

Photo of Eva Orr, MPH, long brown hair, glasses

What Inspires Me?

I grew up in rural Vermont, so I witnessed my friends and family smoke and use smokeless tobacco. Seeing firsthand the toll that using tobacco had on my loved ones—including the development of cancer—has inspired me to devote my career to research that will help spur change in state and national tobacco regulation, and also provide education and resources to those who need it the most."

At ACS since 2023

Eva Orr, MPH, is an associate scientist in the Tobacco Control Group within Surveillance & Health Equity Science at the American Cancer Society (ACS). She collaborates on research projects that aim to better understand how tobacco use in the United States contributes to the development and progression of cancer and lead to or worsen health disparities, with the goal of reducing these risks. 

Research focus and accomplishments

Orr has a variety of research interests that include prevalence and trends in the use of tobacco products, particularly among vulnerable populations. She has several years of experience working on large-scale, federally funded studies within the tobacco control landscape. 


For a full list of Eva's publications, visit her Google Scholar page. 


Work before ACS

  • University of Vermont, Tobacco Control and Regulatory Science, Data Specialist


  • MPH: University of Vermont, 2019-2022
  • BS: Psychology, Southern Vermont College, 2012-2016

Personal life

I live in Vermont with my partner and two cats. In my free time, I love making pottery and spending time with my family.