Location

Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

The Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control, 2000-2010

Presenter: 
Robert McMillen, PhD
Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University
Date: 
Mar 21 2011 - 1:00pm

The Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control (SCS-TC) is an annual cross-sectional survey representative of the U.S. adult population. The current sample design includes a random digit dialing frame, as well as a panel of households with and without landlines. Developed by a multidisciplinary team, the SCS-TC includes measures of tobacco use, exposure to tobacco smoke, attitudes and knowledge about tobacco, physician counseling, and topical issues such as smoke-free movies, multi-unit housing smoking policies, and FDA regulations. The survey also includes the FIPS codes for respondents so it is possible to link these data with contextual data sets to investigate the relationship between SCS-TC indicators and county-level tobacco control policies.

Dr. McMillen is an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University with a joint appointment with the Social Science Research Center and the Department of Psychology. Since 2000, he has been the project director of the National Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control. This annual survey is a cooperative project with the Social Science Research Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Julius B. Richmond Center. Dr. McMillen also serves as PI for the Surveillance and Evaluation Services grant for the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Control.

Dr. McMillen is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and holds a Master of Science degree in experimental psychology from Mississippi State University and a Doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of Georgia.

Attendance Requirement: 
Recommended for All Fellows