Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

Closing Gaps in Tobacco-Related Disparities Among Women

Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute
Jun 17 2010 - 10:00am
CTCRE, Kalmanovitz Library, Suite 366

The aims of this talk are to present data on 1) the problem of smoking among low SES women, 2) discuss what we know and do not know about the effects of tobacco policies among low SES women, 3) present data on the intended and unintended consequences of tobacco policies on low SES women, and 4) discuss the implications of the findings for research, policy, and practice. Fagan.JPGDr. Fagan is a Health Scientist in the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She received her doctorate in Health Education from Texas A&M University. Dr. Fagan currently conducts research and manages grants and contracts that address youth tobacco cessation and tobacco-related health disparities. She collaborates with multiple funding and academic organizations to implement a blueprint that identifies ways to help youth/young adults quit smoking; co-manage the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) and initiatives aimed at diversifying the research workforce; and to plan scientific initiatives that aim to stimulate research in understudied areas of science. Through TReND, Dr Fagan is helping to stimulate novel research that advances our understanding of tobacco health disparities science, translates that science into practice, and informs public policies. Dr. Fagan has helped to stimulate TReND projects that examine sampling methodologies among small populations including migrant farm workers and LGBT of color; the effects of tobacco policies on low SES women and girls; and conceptual and methodological issues in tobacco-related health disparities research.

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