Research focuses on health policy and tobacco control, particularly the ways that clinical research is translated into policy interventions and public knowledge. Dr. Apollonio is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy’s Health Policy and Management Pathway. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC-Berkeley, and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University. She trained as a quantitative methodologist and has extensive experience in research design and analysis.
This project investigates tobacco industry political strategies after the institution of "corporate culture" reforms in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. It addresses, in particular, the industry's response to tobacco control activities and the industry's use of outside organizations to advocate for its policy goals.
As companies promote new smoking devices that can easily be used for both tobacco with marijuana (e.g., electronic cigarettes [“e-cigarettes”], vaporizers), youth and young adults may be more prone to using both drugs.
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, BA Political Science, History Harvard University, MPP University of California, Berkeley, PhD, Political Science University of California, San Francisco, Postdoc, Health Policy