“The pain and death of cancer patients both sadden me and inspire my research. I'm focused on helping people reduce behaviors that increase their cancer risks and improve cancer prevention by informing tobacco-control policies and advocating for interventions during bad economic times (such as the coronavirus pandemic)."
As a Principal Scientist for the Tobacco Control Research team within the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Surveillance & Health Equity Science department, Samuel Asare, PhD, leads and collaborates on research projects that aim to reduce cancer risks in the United States.
A health economist, Asare's expertise is in the use of cutting-edge econometrics techniques and quasi-experimental (i.e. non-experimental) data. His goal is to provide evidence on the impacts of policy interventions (e.g. tobacco-control policies) and natural experiments (e.g. changes in economic conditions and coronavirus pandemic) on smoking-related outcomes and health.
Asare studies how national-, state-, and local-level tobacco interventions and policies affect smoking behaviors.
During his doctoral studies at Georgia State University, he received multiple awards, travel grants, and fellowships, including the:
To learn more about Asare's past and current research, visit his website.
For a full list of Dr. Asare's publications, visit his Google Scholar page.