Professor and Chair, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Research focuses on tobacco industry activities aimed at undermining public health, strategic positioning and messaging, marginalized populations, and emerging developments in the social construction of tobacco use. Dr. Malone is known nationally and internationally for her research on the tobacco industry’s strategic efforts to counter public health. Her work is funded by the National Cancer Institute, NIH, and by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. She has served as a consultant on tobacco industry activities for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control Office on Smoking and Health, and the World Health Organization Tobacco Free Initiative. Dr. Malone was part of an international team that contributed to the WHO report on Tobacco Industry Interference with Tobacco Control, which was utilized for implementation efforts related to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Since 2009, she has served as editor-in-chief of the top international policy/population-focused journal in the tobacco field, Tobacco Control. Dr. Malone was selected in 2014 to hold the Nursing Alumni/Mary Harms Chair. She received the 2014 Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award and the 2012 Hal Luft Mentoring Award.